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Public Services Student Assistant - Special Collections

Posted November 23, 2022. Closes December 4, 2022.


Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Public Services Assistant

Date Posted:

November 23, 2022.

Closing Date:

December 4, 2022

Number Available:



$18.69 per hour (2023)

Starting Date: January 9, 2023


up to 15 hours

Flexible during these days and times: Wednesday 10:00 - 8:00, other weekdays 10:00-5:00.


  • Retrieve and shelve materials.
  • Shelf read the stacks to make sure books and manuscript collections are shelved in order.
  • Cover Virtual Reading Room shifts to help users view library materials with a document camera over Zoom.
  • Cover Exhibit hours at the reception desk, provide visitors with information about library policies, services, and procedures. Provides the front line of security for the Division.
  • Cover the desk in the Reading Room to assist library staff and users as needed.
  • Assist in opening and closing of the Division.
  • Scan library materials for users and staff.
  • Data entry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

    • Must be able to lift 40 pounds, climb step stools/ladders, and push heavy carts
    • Must have excellent communication skills and attention to detailed work.
    • Reliable attendance.
    • Team oriented

      Desired Qualifications:

        • Previous customer service experience.
        • Previous library experience or an interest in library work.

          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