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Government Publications - Maps, Microforms and Newspapers - Student Assistant

Posted September 5, 2019. Closes September 15 ,2019.

Department:

Government Publications - Maps, Microforms and Newspapers (Suzzallo/Allen Library)

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

September 5, 2019

Closing Date:

September 15, 2019

Number Available:

3

Rate:

$16.00 per hour

Hours:

12-19 hours.

 

One weekday evening 5-10:30pm, Sundays 5-10:30pm, other hours to be arranged around class schedule

Duties:

  • Help users to locate newspapers, maps and government documents in the collection using unit finding aids and electronic research tools
  • Answer general questions about library collections and services at the GMM Help Desk
  • Help library users get started with library research using UW Libraries Search
  • Assist users with equipment, including computers, flatbed scanners, microform readers, and microform scanners
  • Retrieve, count, and accurately re-file library materials
  • Process incoming library materials and gifts
  • Staff the GMM Help Desk alone on some evenings, weekends, and holidays depending on staffing needs
  • Additional duties such as special materials processing, digitization of materials, or displays may be assigned

    Required Qualifications:

      • Ability to communicate clearly to library users in person and on the phone
      • Ability to do weekend, evening and holiday work, depending on the staffing needs of the unit
      • Self-motivation in keeping busy
      • Dependable scheduling, once a schedule is set
      • Willingness to ask questions
      • Cooperation with fellow students employees in terms of staffing, coverage and duties
      • Good public service demeanor

      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.

      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
      206-685-1820
      eadahl@uw.edu

      Help users to locate newspapers, maps and government documents in the collection using unit finding aids and electronic research tools.

      Answer general questions about library collections and services at the GMM Help Desk.

      Help library users get started with library research using UW Libraries Search.

      Assist users with equipment, including computers, flatbed scanners, microform readers, and microform scanners.

      Retrieve, count, and accurately re-file library materials.

      Process incoming library materials and gifts.

      Staff the GMM Help Desk alone on some evenings, weekends, and holidays depending on staffing needs.

      Additional duties such as special materials processing, digitization of materials, or displays may be assigned.