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Student Positions

Applications are taken only for open positions. Open positions for the Seattle and Tacoma campuses are listed on this page (see the Bothell Library employment page for Bothell campus jobs).  To apply, read the job details carefully and follow the application instructions. Most positions require a UW Google (G Suite) account to apply; see "More info" for details.

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Open Student Positions

Access Services Assistant (UW Tacoma)
Posted September 9, 2019. Closes September 16, 2019.
Facilities Student Assistant- Odegaard Undergraduate Library
Posted September 13, 2019. Closes September 19, 2019.
Government Publications - Maps, Microforms and Newspapers - Student Assistant
Posted September 5, 2019. Closes September 15 ,2019.
Public Services Student Assistant
Posted September 4, 2019. Closes September 17, 2019.
Cataloging and Metadata Services - Student Specialist
Posted September 4, 2019. Closes September 19, 2019
Japanese Studies Collection Student Specialist
Posted on September 13, 2019. Closes September 26, 2019
Web and User Experience Assistant
Posted September 9, 2019. Closes September 22, 2019.

Graduate GSA Student Positions

When available, jobs are posted at the central UW employment website, with brief descriptions and links listed here. These positions are Academic Student Employee positions covered by UW/UAW contract.

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Joseph and Jill McKinstry Libraries Endowed Fellowship
UW Libraries offers a unique fellowship to MLIS students at the iSchool that combines a scholarship with a paid work experience in the University Libraries system. The successful fellow receives a scholarship and an assignment in a University Libraries unit(s) based on the recipient's interests.
Guy and Charlotte Springsteel Graduate Fellowship
This fellowship is for select iSchool masters program students. Established by Frederick Springsteel, it honors his parents, Guy and Charlotte, who met at Western Washington University.


Internships allow selected candidates to further their education in a hands on setting. When offered, internships may be open nationally, or restricted to select educational programs. UW iSchool students should also see the iSchool Directed Field Work page: http://ischool.uw.edu/current/mlis/fieldwork-internships

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Open Librarian Positions

Accepting Applications

NNLM PNR Research and Data Coordinator
Notice of Vacancy August 20, 2019. Closing date for completed applications submitted through Interfolio is 11:59pm EST September 19, 2019. Rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian.

Classified and Professional Staff Positions

Reserves Technician
This position is located at the Bothell campus. The Reserves Technician provides user-centered quality service to the UW Bothell / Cascadia College campus community and to the public, and performs library technical tasks in support of Course Reserves and Circulation services.
Human Resource Coordinator
This position is a key member of the UW Libraries, Office of the Dean, Human Resources and Organization Development and Training (OD&T) team. The HR Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day activities involving librarian human resource coordination and contributes to other aspects of Libraries HR operations. Closes 5 September, 2019.
NNLM Evaluation Office Specialist
This half-time Professional Staff position will provide evaluation support to the National Network of Libraries of Medicine including conducting evaluation studies to assess the impact and effectiveness of NNLM health information programs and initiatives. Open until filled