Research Commons Student Technician

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Posted 27 August, 2013. Closes 6 September, 2013.


Information Services (Research Commons - Allen Library)

Job Title:

Student Technician

Date Posted:

27 August, 2013

Closing Date:

6 September, 2013

Number Available:



$9.45 per hour


  • 18 hours per week
  • 3-4 hour shifts on weekdays as well as some weekend daytime/evening hours and University minor holiday hours


    • Provide assistance to library users at the Research Commons Help Desk, including quick information and directional assistance, as well as some help with the Libraries website
    • Assist users with digital equipment, including connecting laptops and Macs to wall-mounted, plasma monitors, digital projectors, camcorders, etc.
    • Assist with the scheduling of collaboration/presentation spaces
    • Responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Research Commons, including furniture arranging and cleaning table and whiteboard surfaces on a routine basis
    • Check out library materials and other circulation duties
    • Assist in some Research Commons use data collection
    • Handle all room reservations
    • Oversee and maintain events signage

      Required Qualifications:

        • Must be reliable, responsible, and able to work without direct supervision
        • Must have strong verbal communication skills
        • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
        • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
          Desired Qualifications:
          • Experience in, and a strong desire to provide, public service
          • Experience in supporting digital A/V equipment
          • Experience in supporting and trouble-shooting PCs and Macs
          • Some experience with supporting other digital equipment

          Application Process:

          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.

          To apply, submit all items listed below by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:

          1. Application form (use adobe reader to complete)
          2. Cover Letter
          3. 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