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Pacific Northwest Collection Print Materials Assistant

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Posted 07 November, 2014. Closed 5 January, 2015


Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

PNW Collection Print Materials Assistant

Date Posted:

07 November, 2014

Closing Date:

05 January, 2015

Number Available:



$9.52 per hour

Start Date: Immediately


15 - 19 hours per week

Slightly flexible hours between 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday, and until 7:00 pm Tuesday-Wednesday


  • Work in Libraries Special Collections with Pacific Northwest Curator and team members assisting with PNW print (books, serials, etc) collection.
  • Assist Curator with acquisitions (purchases and donations), correspondence and donor outreach
  • Search complex printed and online bibliographic tools in support of adding materials to Special Collections
  • Prepare inventories using a variety of software, including Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, XMetal or other
  • May research, write, compose, edit and/or revise electronic documents
  • Re-house and scan materials as necessary
  • Retrieve and re-shelve print material
  • Promote collections through social media
  • Assist with exhibit preparation

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Currently enrolled in a Master's program
  • Excellent handwriting and communication skills
  • Professional attitude, strong attention to detail and ability to stay self-motivated and complete all tasks assigned in a timely manner

Desired Qualifications:

    • Library or museum experience

      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 items by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
        1. Application form
        2. Cover letter
        3. Resume
        4. Names and contact information for a minimum of 2 references

      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