Preservation Student Assistant

Posted January 7, 2020. Closes January 20, 2020.


Preservation Services (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Preservation Student Assistant

Date Posted:

January 7, 2020

Closing Date:

January 20, 2020

Number Available:





8 to 19.5 hours per week,  Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.


    • Prepare new library materials (books and media) for circulation by property stamping and applying call number labels.
    • Create and edit call number labels using the library catalog and specialized software.
    • Route labeled materials to the appropriate library for shelving.
    • Update the location of library materials in the library catalog as they are routed from Preservation to other libraries or units.
    • Load, unload, and move full book carts.
    • Set aside materials needing repair or stabilization before labeling and shelving.
    • Provide basic assistance to library staff regarding procedures and location of materials.
    • Perform stacks cleaning as needed.
    • Assist with the preparation of materials for commercial binding by providing information from the library catalog.
    • Assist with quality control of newly bound and/or newly digitized materials.
    • Pack/unpack books and journals for shipment to/from commercial bindery and prepare UPS shipments using UPS software.
    • Assist with special projects and other department duties as assigned.

      Required Qualifications:

      • High level of attention to detail.
      • Ability to push and steer fully load book carts and ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
      • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of users and staff.
      • Ability to work independently and follow established procedures.
      • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisors, coworkers and other library staff.
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Previous experience working in a library.
      • Experience with searching of library catalogs and databases.
      • Experience with Excel or other spreadsheet programs.
        Other Job Details

        Word or PDF files only for cover letter and resume. Name files using the following formats: LastName_FirstName-coverletter or LastName_FirstName-resume

        Application Process:

        1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
          • Cover Letter
          • 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