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Library IT Help Desk Technician

Apply now(opens in a new window) Job No: 507301
Division/Organization: General Library
Job Type: UW Student Jobs
Remote Eligbility: Not Remote
Salary/Wage Range or Lump Sum: $14.50
Job Categories: Interpersonal Communication, Leadership, Critical Thinking/Problem Solving, Digital Technology, Teamwork/Collaboration, Customer Service, Information Technology and Computers, Libraries, Archives, and Museums

Department Overview:

The End User Computing Group is a dynamic group of IT and library professionals consisting of application development, digital collections development, and operations teams. We actively work within the UW-Madison and UW-System library communities to facilitate the effective curation, management, deployment, discovery, delivery, and preservation of digital and physical collections. We provide innovative, effective solutions and excellent user support. We value an understanding of and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion in the services we provide and the people we employ.
We manage the College and Memorial Library InfoLabs desks (College 2250, and Memorial 140) and the Library Technology Group Help Desk, which are both primarily staffed by students.

Anticipated Start Date:

As soon as possible (3-5 positions) and the start of the fall semester (an additional 3-5 openings)

Anticipated End Date (If Applicable):

As long as they are enrolled at UW-Madison, student workers are eligible to continue working.

Remote Work Eligibility Detail:

Not Remote


Anticipated Hours Per Week:

15 - 29


15-29 Hours. Applications will be reviewed in the following order
1. Students able to work over the summer & able to work overnights starting the Fall Semester.
2. Students able to work over the summer
3. Students able to work overnights starting in the fall semester
4. All other applicants

Please note: All applicants will be held to the same standard, regardless of order of consideration.

Salary/Wage Range/Lump Sum:


Number of Positions:

3-5 over the summer, an additional 3-5 starting in the fall


- Excellent customer service skills
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- An interest in problem solving or experience with hardware and software troubleshooting
- A working knowledge of the Apple macOS and Microsoft Windows operating systems

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Skills desired but not required
- 1-2 years of computer support experience
- Familiarity with standard desktop hardware and software
- Familiarity with computer networking
- Familiarity with library technologies
- May be required to lift computing equipment, including desktop, laptops, printers, monitors, etc.
- Ability to drive a UW-owned vehicle
- Ability to work independently

Position Summary/Job Duties:

Library IT Help Desk Technicians work with other student technicians supporting library technologies and spaces, while gaining knowledge in a variety of technology-focused service areas that will benefit them long after graduation. Technicians assist with the resolution of problems that come into the help desk throughout the day and enables our team to be the main point of contact for library staff, faculty, researchers, and students. Other support duties include desktop hardware and software, study room technologies, and poster printing operations, and a wide variety of equipment for checkout to the student body.
- Provide support and troubleshooting of library technology
- Work with other student staff to provide the services of the InfoLabs and LTG Help Desk
- Process circulation of technology items (laptops, cameras, etc.) to/from patrons
- Process orders for poster prints
- Provide courteous customer service to library staff and patrons
- Work with other student staff to accomplish work in a timely manner
- Work closely with permanent staff to support a broad variety of library services

Library IT Help Desk Technicians support library computers and electronic access to library resources. They assist with the resolution of problems that come into Library Technology service desks, located in Memorial Library and College Library. Eligible applicants must be able to work 15 or more hours per week.
Student status required. Customer service and computer support experience preferred.

Physical Demands:

May be required to lift computing equipment, including desktop, laptops, printers, monitors, etc.

Institutional Statements:

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

UW-Madison is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background-people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:

Accommodation Statement:

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:


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