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Open Scholarship Commons Student Specialist-Suzzallo-Allen Libraries

Posted September 19, 2022. Closing October 02, 2022.


Scholarly Communication & Publishing

Job Title:

Open Scholarship Commons Student Specialist

Date Posted:

September 19, 2022

Closing Date:

October 02, 2022

Number Available:



$17.57 per hour.


10 Hours. Exact working schedule to be arranged upon employment.


Are you passionate about sharing the story of research with those inside and outside the university? The Open Scholarship Commons (OSC) is an active, new virtual space dedicated to teaching skills on openly sharing research and translating it to general audiences. The story of research can be told through a variety of ways including digital publishing, data, media, and by reflecting on how our research reaches new audiences (research impact). Digital scholarship workshops may take place virtually or in person as small pop-up events. For the 2022-2023 academic year this position is open to both on campus and remote student applicants.


  • Under the direction of librarians in Open Scholarship Commons, completes or contributes to other projects or Libraries committees and teams as assigned.
  • Co-teaches and leads digital scholarship tool-based stand alone workshops and course integrated workshops.
  • Advises faculty, students, and staff on Zoom, in person, and by email on digital scholarship tools.
  • Promotes digital scholarship tools and workshops.
  • Creates and updates digital scholarship instructional materials.
  • Track national and international trends in digital scholarship and share with OSC partners
  • Assist with other OSC needs as necessary

        Required Qualifications:

        • Customer support or any form of other general service experience
        • Interest in working with and/or learning new technologies

        Desired Qualifications:

        • Teaching or tutoring experience
        • Previous experience working in libraries is a plus but not required

          Application Process:

          1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
            • Resumé
            • Cover letter
          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 and cover letter.

          Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

          Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

          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