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Cataloging and Metadata Services, DMS - Student Specialist

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Posted 14 October, 2013. Closed 28 October, 2013.


Cataloging and Metadata Services, DMS

Job Title:

Student Specialist

Date Posted:

14 October, 2013

Closing Date:

28 October, 2013

Number Available:



$9.70 per hour


  • 12-15 hours per week
  • Monday - Friday, between 9 am - 3 pm; schedule to be arranged upon employment
About the job Excellent opportunity to gain practical experience in Information Science. Former student employees have gone on to permanent jobs with organizations such as the University of Washington Libraries, Seattle Asian Art Museum Library, Washington State Library, and Serials Solutions. Hours are flexible, and position is conveniently located on campus.


        • Search OCLC (multiple libraries) database for matching records to U.S. government documents
        • Upload records into local catalog and create records for items
        • Create minimal-level original bibliographic records for U.S. government documents and add those records to OCLC

              Required Qualifications:

                      • Minimum 1-year post high school library experience
                      • Strong English skills (written and verbal) required. Must be able to identify spelling and grammatical errors in written English language text.
                      • Must be able to accurately correct and edit typographical errors in spelling and punctuation.
                              Desired Qualifications:
                                  • Previous experience cataloging books or updating library catalog preferred
                                  • Information School students with an interest in cataloging strongly preferred
                                  • Experience with OCLC preferred

                                      Application Process:

                                      1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure full 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 items listed below by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
                                            • Application form (use adobe reader to complete)
                                            • Resume
                                        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