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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.

Campuses are listed here only when openings are available, as applications are only taken for open positions. 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

Seattle Campus - Student Positions

Positions are posted as available.

Drama Library Student Assistant
Posted 22 September 2016. Closes 28 September 2016.
Student Assistant (Government Publications Maps Microforms Newspapers)
Posted 21 September 2016. Open until filled.
ITS Systems Student Assistant
Posted 21 September 2016. Open until filled.
GIS Laboratory Assistant - Government Publications
Posted 21 September 2016. Closed 2 October 2016.
Foster Business Library Student Assistant
Posted 21 September 2016. Open until filled.
Cataloging and Metadata Services - Student Specialist
Posted 19 September 2016. Open until filled.
Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services Student Specialist
Posted 19 September 2016. Open until filled.
East Asia Library - Assistant to Japanese Studies Librarian
Posted on 16 September 2016. Open until filled.
Pacific Northwest Collection Print Materials Specialist
Posted 30 August 2016. Open until filled.
James Leland Dirks Jr. Library Preservation Intern
Open to currently enrolled UW Information School students, this is a paid internship. Posted 16 August, 2016. Apply by 23 September 2016 to ensure consideration.
Sand Point Retrieval Assistant, Suzzallo/Allen Library
Posted 08 August 2016. Open until filled.

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