Preservation Student Assistant

Posted 22 May, 2017. Closes 3 June, 2017


Preservation Services (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Preservation Student Assistant

Date Posted:

22 May, 2016

Closing Date:

3 June 2017, 11:45 p.m.

Number Available:





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


  • Routine marking and processing of library materials.
  • Sorting and unpacking books and other incoming materials.
  • Using the Libraries' Alma database, searching for records as needed and updating workflows for incoming and outgoing materials.
  • Assisting Preservation Staff with the preparation of materials for commercial binding and with quality control of newly bound volumes.
  • Preparing outgoing shipments.
  • Providing support for other preservation activities as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to perform very detailed, routine work with accuracy.
  • Ability to maintain scheduled hours.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to discern problems/concerns and consult with staff as needed.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, including working effectively with fellow student employees.
  • Ability to type accurately.
  • Able to lift 45-pound boxes and maneuver fully-loaded book carts.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior library experience.
  • Experience with UW libraries’ catalog system (Alma and Primo).
  • Availability to work over summer.

Application Process:

  1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and 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 materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
    • Application form

    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