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Students: Want to work at the library?

The Seattle Public Library hires students age 16 and older to work as Student Assistants, but applications are only accepted two months out of the year—and one of those months is October. You can find more information and the application packet at – click on Library Careers.

You can also increase your chances of getting hired by attending a FREE WORKSHOP ON THE STUDENT ASSISTANT APPLICATION PROCESS at the Douglass-Truth Branch (2300 E. Yesler) on Monday, October 13, from 4-6. No need to sign up for the workshop, but if you have questions call the Douglass-Truth Branch at 206-684-4704.

The workshop doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one of the jobs, but it will cover how the recruitment process works, how to understand the qualifications, and how to prepare an effective application. Jobs are available at various branches throughout the city. Even if you don’t get a Student Assistant job this time around, the workshop will help you do a better job on future applications for any job.

The library Student Assistant job is an awesome one—great pay ($11.55/hour), flexible hours, plus you’ll get a sneak peek at all the great books that are coming in!

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