Preservation Student Assistant

Posted October 13, 2021. Closes October 20, 2021.


Preservation Services (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Preservation Student Assistant

Date Posted:

October 13, 2021

Closing Date:

October 20, 2021

Number Available:





8 to 19.5 hours per week,  Monday - Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5 p.m.


    • Performs complex bibliographic searching of library databases and catalogs.
    • Prepares materials for digitization including evaluating condition, counting pages, and creating structural metadata for accessibility.
    • Ensures quality control of digitized materials.
    • Packs and ships to/from digitization vendors.
    • Digitizes rare and circulating collection materials in adherence with existing workflows.
    • Assists with special projects and other department duties as assigned.

        Required Qualifications:

        • High level of attention to detail with repetitive tasks, following established procedures.
        • Ability to handle fragile library materials with care and good judgement.
        • Capacity to learn new technologies and systems as necessary.
        • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of users and staff.
        • Ability to work independently and follow established procedures.
        • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisors, coworkers, and other library staff.
        Other Job Details:
        • Comprehensive on the job training is provided.
        • Work is performed onsite with strict adherence to UW COVID-19 health and safety protocols.

        Preservation Services' Mission is to care for, and enhance access to, the University of Washington Libraries collections that advance research, teaching, and learning. We manage many programs designed to extend the life of our collections and provide centralized preservation services for library materials in all formats.

        Application Process:

        1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred. Please name your file using the following formats: (LastName_FirstName.docx/pdf)
          • Cover Letter
          • Resumé
        2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
        3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé.
        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