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Student Employment in the Libraries

The University of Washington Libraries employ students on an hourly basis in positions that are both challenging and responsible. The Libraries offer flexible work schedules, for both the Academic Year and Summer Quarter, at many convenient locations on our Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses.

To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions. Most positions require you to login using your UW NetID to upload a completed application.

Current and recent positions

Campuses are listed here only when openings are available, as applications are only taken for open positions. If no positions are listed in this section, please check back later. Positions open throughout the year, most frequently before and after quarter breaks.

Seattle Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

Office of the Dean and Human Resources reception
Posted August 10, 2018. Closes August 19, 2018.
Branch Operations Services Student Assistant
Posted August 9, 2018. Closes August 19, 2018.
Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries), Student Reference Specialist
Posted August 6, 2018. Closes August 26, 2018. Bachelor's degree required.
Access Services Specialist, Odegaard Library
Posted August 2, 2018. Closes August 16, 2018.
Early Morning Access Services Student Assistant - Odegaard Library
Posted August 02, 2018. Closes August 19, 2018.
Overnight/Evening Access Services Student Assistant - Odegaard Library
Posted August 2, 2018. Closes August 19, 2018.
Odegaard Library - Access Services Student Assistant
Posted August 2, 2018. Closes August 19, 2018.
Pacific Northwest Collection Processing Assistant
Posted August 01, 2018. Closes August 15, 2018.
Pacific Northwest Collection Books and Serials Student Assistant
Posted August 01, 2018. Closes August 15, 2018.
Pacific Northwest Collection Accessioning Assistant
Posted August 01, 2018. Closes August 15, 2018.

Additional Information

Hours of work are generally scheduled for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 19.5 hours per week. Positions are available at various levels, beginning with Student Assistant I.

To be employed as a student, the student must be enrolled in a degree program and meet minimum enrollment requirements, qualify for "academic leave" status, or be enrolled in the UW English Language Program. Minimum credits are 6 for undergraduate students, 4 for graduate and professional students, and 2 for Ph.D. candidates working on dissertations. Preference may go to applicants with Work Study financial aid awards, but all students are encouraged to apply.

The University of Washington, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, is building a culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Does the job you want require a résumé or cover letter to apply? For suggestions or examples for crafting your application, a few places to start are:

For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities or the application process, interested students may contact the UW Libraries Employment Services Manager:

Erik Dahl
206-685-1820
eadahl@uw.edu