2014-2015 Graduate Assistantship, James E. Brooks Library, Central Washington University, Ellensburg WA

The James E. Brooks Library announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who already have 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.


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


Graduate assistantship benefits include a salary of approximately $8,100 per academic year, partial tuition waiver, payroll taxes, medical insurance, and health center and wellness fees, totaling approximately $18,600 per academic year.  Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies and Research for further information on tuition waiver and fees.  Summer study and employment opportunities may also be available.


Queries should be addressed to Patricia Cutright, Dean of Libraries, at cutright@cwu.edu, by phone at (509) 963-1902, or by mail to the James E. Brooks Library, 400 East University Way, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7548.


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 www.cwu.edu.  For more information about Ellensburg, see http://kittitascountychamber.com/


Central Washington University: http://www.cwu.edu/

James E. Brooks Library: http://www.lib.cwu.edu/

Application forms at the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: http://www.cwu.edu/~masters/

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