Graduate Assistantship in Ellensburg, WA -application deadline: January 22, 2018

Graduate Assistantship Available for 2018-2019

James E. Brooks Library

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington


Dr. Gregory Paveza, Interim Dean of Libraries, announces graduate assistantship opportunities with the James E. Brooks Library. Graduate assistantships allow individuals to study in any of CWU’s more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library. Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant. Candidates with an MLIS are preferred, however, previous library experience and academic training are not required.  Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm 1/22/2018 to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research: Graduate assistants will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of public and technical service activities.


Graduate assistantships are for one academic year but may be continued dependent on funding for positions for an additional year. Graduate assistantship benefits per academic year include a stipend of $10,484, 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.


Queries should be addressed to Kim Hansen, Administrative Specialist at, by phone at (509) 963-1901, 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 For more information about Ellensburg, see


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