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  • Student employment

    Completion of this application is required for students wishing to be considered for both work study and student employment. Applications remain on file for one semester only and are evaluated on the basis of:

    • Class/activity schedule
    • Library experience
    • Ability to make a long-term employment commitment
    • Data entry/retrieval background
    • Public relations experience

    Work study and students who have worked at Murphy Library are given priority in the application process. If you think you may be eligible for work study, please go to the Financial Aid Office, Graff Main Hall. We receive many applications and are unable to update each applicant on the status of their application. If you have questions, you may contact us at (608) 785-8520.

    The application is a one-page document. You will need to have adobe reader and email access in order to successfully submit your application. Incomplete forms will not be eligible for employment. Paper copies are not accepted.

    PLEASE MAKE YOUR SCHEDULE AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

    Step 1: Complete and save the application form

    • Download the Student Employment Application
    • Please use Adobe Acrobat to complete the form; do not use Mac preview or in-browser pdf viewers
    • Enter your information on the application
    • Save the application as your last and first name.pdf (Example: SmithJohn.pdf)
    • Review your pdf to make sure it is complete

    Be sure to note where you saved  your application as you will need to attach this file to the email when you send the document to the library.

    Step 2: Email employment application form

    • Open your email program and send a new message to libraryoffice@uwlax.edu
    • Subject line should be student application
    • Attach your Employment Application (SmithJohn.pdf)

    If any information on the application changes, you must submit an update. Please note that information has to be complete as it REPLACES the original application on file.

    List of Acceptable Forms to Verify Employment Eligibility

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    Call: 608-785-8508

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  • Resource Cancellations Survey

     Resource Cancellations Survey
    Extended to April 24

    Like other units and departments on campus, Murphy Library has been asked to make budget cuts to meet reduced state support for the UW System. Some of the cuts will come from the library's budget for collections. That budget pays for databases, electronic resources, periodicals, books, multimedia, and similar. 

    Library users are asked to help the library in its selection of titles for cancellation. Please share your thoughts regarding specific resources that have been identified for likely cancellation by completing the one-page Resource Cancellations Survey.

    Read more about the rationale and selection criteria in the blog post: Proposed Resource Cancellations.

    The survey will be open until April 24.

     

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