Acquisitions Student Specialist

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Posted 14 January 2013. Closed 1 February, 2013


Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (Suzzallo / Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Specialist

Date Posted:

14 January 2013

Closing Date:

1 February, 2013

Number Available:


Start Date: Immediately


$9.19 - $9.85 per hour, depending on experience.


12 - 14 hours per week.
Schedule to be determined. Hours Monday-Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm.


  • Maintain shelf and workspace organization for acquisitions areas.
  • Sort and unpack books and other incoming purchased material.
  • Verify incoming materials for correctness and match with related paperwork.
  • Use the Libraries' Innovative Millenium database and OCLC.
  • Search and create records for orders and gifts.
  • Identify duplication.
  • Receive and update records for incoming purchased books and materials.
  • Expedite cataloging of certain categories of incoming materials.
  • Assist in ordering procedures, claiming open orders, and inputting status reports.
  • Other acquisitions and general office duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal English skills.
  • Able to type/key quickly and accurately.
  • Able to perform detailed, routine work with accuracy.
  • Knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel.
  • Able to follow directions with minimal supervision.
  • Able to maintain scheduled hours.
  • Able to lift 45-pound boxes.
  • Reading knowledge of one European language (French, German, or Italian).
Desired Qualifications:
  • Prior library work experience.
  • Experience with library databases such as Innovative Millenium and OCLC.
  • Reading knowledge of an additional European language (Spanish, or a Nordic language such as Swedish or Norwegian).
  • Able to work at least three consecutive quarters.
Other Job Details:
  • Excellent opportunity to gain experience in the academic library technical services/acquisitions field.
  • Information School students are encouraged to apply.
  • Position is conveniently located on campus and the hours are flexible.

Application Process:

  1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader*.
  2. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox.
    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Winter Schedule

*Some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.

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
Phone: 206-685-1820