Post-MLS Graduate Assistantship – James E Brooks Library, Central Washington University – Ellensburg, WA

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Graduate Assistantship Available for 2017-2018
James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington

The James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University is proud to be a nationally recognized academic library by the Institute for Museums and Library Services.  We recognize that our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.

In doing so, the Library, announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who have attained an MLS or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master degree.  This two-year program allows an individual to study in any of CWU’s more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library.  It is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master’s.  Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant.  Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm 2/1/17 to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research:

Possible opportunities  available for candidates to gain professional experience are in reference, instruction, library technology and systems, technical services, outreach, and records management, government publications, maps, assessment, and research.

Graduate assistantship benefits per academic year include a salary of $8,100, partial tuition waiver, medical insurance coverage, and payment of the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic and Wellness fees.  The total contract value is approximately $18,454, subject to change. Please contact the School of Graduate Studies and Research for further information regarding contract benefits.  Summer study and employment opportunities may also be available.  Queries concerning the Library Graduate Assistantship position should be addressed to Pat Swiney, Assistant Grants Writer at or by phone at (509) 963-1902

Central Washington University is one of six state-assisted, four-year institutions of higher education in Washington.  A regional comprehensive university, CWU offers baccalaureate and graduate degrees.  Throughout its history, the university has distinguished itself in many ways, most notably through quality teaching and academic programs, student-centered orientation, and a commitment to research, outreach, international experiences for faculty and students, and provision of life-long learning opportunities to the citizens of Washington.  The university is composed of the College of Arts and Humanities, College of the Sciences, College of Education and Professional Studies, and College of Business.  CWU’s faculty, numbering more than 500, compiles an impressive record of teaching, scholarship, and service.  The main campus is located in Ellensburg, a community of over 17,000 that enjoys one of the finest living environments in the Pacific Northwest.  In the shadow of the Cascade Mountains and only minutes from the Wenatchee National Forest, Ellensburg is situated in the Kittitas valley, 110 miles east of Seattle, the cultural center of Washington State.  Further information about the university is available at  For more information about Ellensburg, see

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