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Student Positions

Applications are taken only for open positions. Open positions for the Seattle, Bothell, and Tacoma campuses are listed on this page. 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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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

STEM Librarian
Notice of Vacancy April 17, 2019. Closing date for completed applications submitted through Interfolio is 11:59pm EST Friday, May 24, 2019. Rank of Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian.
Associate Dean of University Libraries for Research and Learning Services
Notice of Vacancy March 8, 2019. Closing date for completed applications submitted through Interfolio is 11:59pm EST on Monday, April 29, 2019. Rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian.

Upcoming Librarian Positions

Opening Soon

Head of Operations, Information Technology Services & Digital Strategies - Seattle Campus

Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian

Classified and Professional Staff Positions

Public Services and Collection Maintenance Technician
This position performs collection maintenance functions in the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, and provides circulation services at the public service desk. Closes May 3, 2019.
Communications Director
The Communications Director will work closely with stakeholders to create and disseminate key messages that tell our stories, promote partnerships, drive awareness, and promote our services. Open until filled.
Outreach Coordinator
This position will be part of a collaborative outreach team delivering outreach and educational programming, in addition to supporting other services of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific NW Region, to promote access to and sharing of biomedical and health information resources. Open until filled.