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Student Assistant (Government Publications, Maps & Microforms/Newspapers)

Posted July 20, 2021. Closed July 27, 2021.


Government Publications Maps Microforms & Newspapers (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

GMM Student Assistant

Date Posted:

July 20, 2021

Closing Date:

July 27, 2021

Number Available:



$16.69 per hour


12-19.5 hours per week

schedule TBD; hours per week scheduled around student employees classes and the needs of the unit


    • Help users to locate microforms, newspapers, maps and government documents in the collection using a variety of published, unpublished, and electronic research tools.
    • Answer general questions about library collections and services at the GMM Help Desk.
    • Help library users get started with library research using UW Libraries Search.
    • Assist users with equipment, including computers, flatbed scanners, microform readers, and microform scanners.
    • Retrieve, count, and accurately re-file library materials.
    • Process incoming library materials and gifts.
    • Staff the GMM Help Desk alone on some evenings, weekends, and holidays depending on staffing needs.
    • Additional duties such as special materials processing, digitization of materials, or  working on displays may be assigned.

      Required Qualifications:

      • Ability to communicate clearly to library users in person and on the phone.
      • Weekend, evening and holiday work, depending on the staffing needs of the unit.
      • Ability to work independently on assigned duties after training.
      • Dependable attendance, once a schedule is set.
      • Willingness to ask questions.
      • Cooperation with fellow student employees about staffing, coverage and duties.
      • Good public service demeanor.
      • Excellent attention to detail to ensure accurate processing and shelving of materials.

        Desired Qualifications:

        • Prior experience in the use of microforms, maps, or government documents
        • Library experience.

        Application Process:

        1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
          • Resumé
        2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
        3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé.

        Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

        For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:
        Erik Dahl