Thursday, March 8, 2012

Graduate Assistantships - Washington

Graduate Assistantships Available for 2012-13
James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington

The James E. Brooks Library announces a graduate assistantship program
for individuals who currently hold an MLS, or equivalent, and who desire
a second subject master’s degree. This one-year program, with a
possible one-year extension, allows an individual to study in most of
the university’s graduate programs while gaining valuable professional
experience in an academic library. Ideal for new or experienced
librarians, candidates must apply to the Office of Graduate Studies and
Research at CWU and be accepted into a program prior to being offered an
assistantship in the Brooks Library.

Graduate assistantship benefits include a salary of $8,100 per academic
year, partial tuition waiver, health insurance and health center fees
totaling approximately $17,000 per academic year. Please contact the
Office of Graduate Studies and Research for further information on
tuition waivers and fees. Summer study and employment opportunities may
also be available.

Opportunities are available for candidates to gain professional
experience in all departments in the library, including reference,
instruction, library technology and systems, circulation and public
services, outreach, archives and records management, serials and
electronic resources, government publications, maps and microforms, and

Queries should be addressed to Patricia Cutright, Dean of Library
Services, at, by phone at (509) 963-1902, or by mail to
the James E. Brooks Library, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA

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

Central Washington University:
James E. Brooks Library:
Application forms at The Office of Graduate Studies and Research: