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Student Assistant (Government Publications Maps Microforms Newspapers)

Posted 21 September 2016. Open until filled.


Government Publications Maps Microforms Newspapers (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

21 September 2016

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Number Available:



$13.00 per hour

Start Date: Immediately


12-19.5 hours per week

Schedule to be arranged.  Some weekday evenings 6-10pm and Sunday 1-6pm will be required between the three openings.


  • Shelving and processing of incoming materials
  • Reshelving as needed of materials in the collections
  • Retrieval of materials from additional storage areas
  • Public desk service as assigned and as needed
  • Instructing patrons in the use of readers and scanners for microformat as well as conventional materials
  • Additional duties as may be determined by staff, such as special processing or preparation of projects or displays

Instruction will be given in all of these areas and duties as needed.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Excellent customer service skills that includes patience in handling questions from patrons and good public service demeanor
    • Self-motivation in keeping busy
    • Dependable scheduling once a schedule is set and cooperation with fellow student employees in terms of staffing coverage and duties
    • Willingness to ask questions

    Desired Qualifications:

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

    Other Job Details:

    A wide range of patrons, ranging from students, staff and scholars and inquiries in almost any branch of knowledge may be expected.  Any type  of material, historical or otherwise may be needed for research. Locating these materials, which can be in any language may be your responsibility. Knowledge of these subjects or languages involved is not required, but working with patrons needing them for research may expand your own horizons.

    Application Process:

    1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader; some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.
    2. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
      • Application form
      • Cover letter
      • Resume

    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