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Student Job Opportunities

Applications are currently being accepted for the Fall 2017 semester.  Applicants with Work Study awards are given preference.

Job descriptions for the various departments are included below.

Download the job application now!

How to Submit an Online Application for Student Employment at Andersen Library

  • Right click on the link above (Download the application now!), and save the PDF file to your computer.
  • Open the saved PDF with Adobe Reader.  If you try to fill out the application in your browser, you may have problems submitting the application, or may submit a blank application.
  • Fill in all of the fields on your application.
  •  At the bottom of the second page, press the “Submit by E-mail” button.
  • A box will pop-up asking you to choose between Desktop E-mail Application or Internet E-mail or Webmail.  Choose “Internet E-mail” and press “OK”.   
  • This will prompt you to save the application as an .fdf file.  Save the file to a location on your computer that you can find later.  (Note: The .fdf file will contain the data you entered on your application, but will not look like the application file.)  
  • Sign into an e-mail account (campus or personal), and send an e-mail to circdesk@uww.edu with the Subject line “Student Application”.  Make sure to attach your .fdf application file to the e-mail, and then send.

When the Library receives your application, we will convert the data in the .fdf file into a printable application, and your application will be reviewed and kept on file for the current academic semester.  Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to contact all applicants regarding the status of their application.
Note:  You can print the completed application and send it through U.S. mail if you prefer to submit your application in paper format.  You could also choose to scan a copy of your filled out application and send the scanned file to us via email.


The duties of this position include:

  • Assisting patrons at the Circulation Desk
  • Checking materials and equipment in and out
  • Shelving materials
  • Performing collection inventory and maintenance
  • Answering telephones
  • Giving basic computer, scanner, printer and copier assistance
  • Other projects as assigned

Good interpersonal skills, responsibility and attention to detail are essential.

Hours are available days, evenings, and weekends, Sunday through Saturday.

Reference/Special Collections

The duties of this position include:

  • Shelving and filing materials from Reference, Special Collections, and the Area Research Center collections
  • Shredding confidential documents
  • Data entry
  • Assisting the Archivist in the maintenance of University Archives
  • Assisting the Reference Librarians on projects as needed
  • Research using resources on microfilm, microfiche, and paper
  • Other projects as needed

The skills needed for this position are:

  • Attention to detail
  • Good keyboarding skills
  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds
  • Ability to work alone
  • Basic knowledge of American history is helpful

Hours are available 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Technical Services

The duties of this position include:

  • Processing and securing incoming periodicals
  • Straightening and shelving materials
  • Checking the online catalog for records
  • Data entry
  • Processing gifts, as needed
  • Labeling new materials
  • Other projects as needed

Good interpersonal skills, legible handwriting, and attention to detail are essential.

Hours are available 7:45am until 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

Public Relations

The duties of this position include:

  • Work with supervisor to effectively design promotional materials for library events and displays
  • Assist with library events from start to finish
  • Assist with planning and promoting library events and activities
  • Answer basic informational and directional questions
  • Maintain library appearance by assisting in some cleanup
  • Writing for blogs, press releases and social media
  • Attention to detail, creativity, experience with Adobe Creative Suites and/or Marketing/PR coursework, and motivation to achieve

Hours are available 7:45am until 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.


Andersen Library
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 West Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Contact the Library

Circulation Desk: 262-472-5511
Reference Desk: 262-472-1032