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Central Circulation Services Student Assistant

Posted July 12, 2018. Closes July 25, 2018.


Central Circulation (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

July 12, 2018

Closing Date:

July 25, 2018

Number Available:



$15.45 per hour

Start Date: August 13, 2018


13 to 19.5 hours per week


  • Shelve items in and maintain the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
  • Search lists and pull requested items within the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
  • Process requested items for pick up by library patrons and route items destined for delivery to other campus libraries
  • Pick up items that have been used and left unattended by library patrons
  • Gather items that have been returned to book returns
  • Deliver books and mail throughout the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
  • Receive and sort mail, books, and incoming deliveries
  • Shift library material within the collections
  • Provide basic patron assistance, direction, general information, and library policies, services and procedures
  • Assist with Library opening and/or closing procedures
  • Provide customer service at the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Circulation Desk
  • Conduct inventory of library materials to ensure accuracy in library collections
  • Assist with special projects and other Circulation duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

    • Ability to push loaded book trucks, lift up to 40lbs, and work on your feet for extended periods of time.
    • High level of attention to detail.
    • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of users.
    • Ability to work independently and follow procedures.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisors, coworkers, and library users.
        Desired Qualifications:
        • Previous experience providing customer service in a job or volunteer position
        Other job details

        Central Circulation Services maintains several collections of library materials in Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, totaling about 3 million volumes. In addition to maintaining these collections, staff are also responsible for operating the Circulation Desk and the Receiving Room for the building. Student staff in this position begin by working primarily in the stacks and Circulation offices, before training to work at our service desks. Due to the amount of training required for the position, a commitment to work at least two quarters is requested.

        Application Process:

        1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
          • Resumé
        2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
        3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé.

        Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview.

        For additional information or questions regarding student job opportunities, or for assistance with the application process, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, UW Libraries:

        Erik Dahl