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Pacific Northwest Collection Print Materials Specialist

Posted 20 June 2017. Filled 15 August, 2017


Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

PNW Collection Print Materials Student Specialist

Date Posted:

20 June 2017

Closing Date:

15 August, 2017

Number Available:



$15.60 per hour

Start Date: Immediately


15 hours per week; hours between 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday


  • Assist Curator with acquisitions of books and serials
  • Search complex printed and online bibliographic tools (Library Catalog (Primo), Alma, WorldCat, etc) in support of adding materials to Special Collections
  • Prepare inventories using a variety of software, including GoogleDrive, Microsoft Excel or other
  • May research, write, compose, edit and/or revise electronic documents, including business correspondence and web content
  • Re-house materials as necessary
  • Retrieve and re-shelve print material
  • Promote collections on social media

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in library cataloging
  • Competent in MS Excel
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including excellent handwriting
  • Professional attitude, strong attention to detail, and ability to stay self-motivated and complete all tasks assigned in a timely manner

Desired Qualifications:

    • Enrollment in a Master's program
    • Coursework in cataloging
    • Experience working with library, museum, or historical collections

      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. 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