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Student Employment in the Libraries

The University of Washington Libraries employ students on an hourly basis in positions that are both challenging and responsible. The Libraries offer flexible work schedules, for both the Academic Year and Summer Quarter, at many convenient locations on our Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses.

To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions. Most positions require you to login using your UW NetID to upload a completed application.

Current and recent positions

Campuses are listed here only when openings are available, as applications are only taken for open positions.

Seattle Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

Special Collections - Public Services Assistant
Posted 18 September, 2017. Closes 2 October, 2017
Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries), Student Reference Specialist
Posted 18 September, 2017. Closes 5 October, 2017. Bachelor's degree required.
Student Assistant (Government Publications, Maps & Microforms/Newspapers)
Posted 18 September 2017. Open until filled
Student Reference Specialist (Government Publications, Maps, Microforms, and Newspapers)
Posted 15 September, 2016. Open until filled.
Facilities Student Assistant- Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Posted 13 September, 2017. Open until filled.
Foster Business Library Student Assistant
Posted 12 September 2016. Open until filled.
Collection Assessment Assistant
Posted 12 September, 2017. Closes 21 September, 2017
Drama Library Digitization Assistant
Posted 22 September 2016. Open until filled.
Slavic Quick Cataloger, Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
Posted 5 September, 2017. Open until filled.
Slavic Acquisitions Student Specialist - International Studies
Posted 23 May 2017. Open until filled.

Additional Information

Hours of work are generally scheduled for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 19.5 hours per week. Positions are available at various levels, beginning with Student Assistant I.

To be employed as a student, the student must be enrolled in a degree program and meet minimum enrollment requirements, qualify for "academic leave" status, or be enrolled in the UW English Language Program. Minimum credits are 6 for undergraduate students, 4 for graduate and professional students, and 2 for Ph.D. candidates working on dissertations. Preference may go to applicants with Work Study financial aid awards, but all students are encouraged to apply.

The University of Washington, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, is building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Does the job you want require a résumé or cover letter to apply? For suggestions or examples for crafting your application, a few places to start are:

For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities or the application process, interested students may contact the UW Libraries Employment Services Manager:

Erik Dahl