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Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services Student Specialist

Posted 24 March 2017. Closes 31 March 2017.


Monographic Receiving, Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services (Suzzallo / Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Specialist

Date Posted:

24 March 2017

Closing Date:

31 March 2017

Number Available:



$15.60 per hour


12 hours per week.
Schedule to be determined. Hours Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm.

Start Date: 03 April 2017


Assist in the daily operations of the monographic receiving section of the Acquisitions and Rapid Cataloging Services division, Suzzallo Library.

  • Maintaining shelf and workspace organization for acquisitions areas.
  • Sorting and unpacking books and other incoming purchased material.
  • Verifying incoming materials for correctness and receiving in the Libraries' Ex-Libris Alma database.
  • Using the Libraries' Alma database and OCLC, search and create records as needed for orders and gifts, identify duplication, receive and update records for incoming purchased books and other materials.
  • Expedite cataloging of certain categories of incoming materials.
  • Assist in ordering procedures and claiming of open orders.
  • Other acquisitions and general office duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability 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 Ex Libris Alma and OCLC.
  • Reading knowledge of an additional European language (Spanish, or a Nordic language such as Swedish or Norwegian).
  • Available to work at least two or more quarters, including summers.
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; some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.
  2. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox.
    • Application Form
    • Resume
    • Cover Letter

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
Email: eadahl@uw.edu