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Microforms and Newspapers - Student Technician

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Posted 6 January, 2015. Closes 18 January, 2015.


Microforms and Newspapers (Suzzallo/Allen Library)

Job Title:

Student Technician

Date Posted:

6 January, 2015

Closing Date:

18 January, 2015

Number Available:



$10.35 per hour


9 - 19.5 hours per week; 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Monday-Friday, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday


  • Staff a public service desk for a portion of each shift
  • Direct students to microform materials and aid in utilizing microform readers, printers and scanners
  • Process hardcopy newspapers for public use, storage and disposition
  • Process hardcopy newspapers for microfilming
  • Process new microform materials for utilization and integration into the collection
  • Other duties as determined by supervisor or senior staff

    Required Qualifications:

    • Patience and a willingness to deal sympathetically with the public
    • Ability to discern problems/concerns and consult with the supervisor/senior staff as needed
    • Dependability in keeping to a schedule once set
    • Self motivation to stay busy and complete what needs to be done
    Desired Qualifications:
    • Ability to understand and deal with questions and give complex assistance/instruction as needed
    • Experience with microform materials, readers, printers and scanner helpful, but not required
    • Willingness to ask questions if something is not understood
    Other Job Details:
    • The days and hours needed are not absolute, but are suggested unit needs which, if your class schedules permit, will give an edge to those who can work some or all of those hours.
    • Training to cover all duties listed will be given.

    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 documents by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
      1. Application form
      2. Resume
      3. Cover letter

    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