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Engineering Library - Research & Instruction Specialist - UW Library

Full-time position
This position is open to undergraduates.
Closing Date: unknown
Job #11640
Posted: July 25, 2017
Description:
  • Provide reference service, including assisting library users in locating information resources and services, and providing orientation to and instruction in database and Internet searching
  • Assist users with patent, trademark, standards, technical reports, and other Engineering and UW Libraries’ collections
  • Back up Engineering Library circulation staff and student workers including checking out and renewing material and placing holds
  • May assist with preparation of library guides and web pages and participate in the UW Libraries chat and email reference services
  • May collaborate with librarians to provide instruction sessions to students in engineering courses
  • Support Engineering Library outreach and communication endeavors
  • Caretaker of reference services when librarians are not available
  • Other duties as assigned
Skills/Eligibility:
  • Current enrollment in a graduate degree program at the University of Washington
  • Evidence of excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Interest or experience in reference, instruction, and outreach
  • Strong public service orientation and customer service ethic
  • Familiarity and comfort with searching electronic and print reference sources
  • Ability to set priorities and work with minimal supervision
  • Must be available to work Sunday afternoons and some University holidays
  • Enrollment in the MLIS program at the UW Information School
  • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in working with a diverse user population
  • Experience in providing direct public service in a library setting, especially at reference, information, or circulation service points
How to Apply:
  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
    • Cover letter
    • Resume

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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