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Sand Point Retrieval Assistant, Suzzallo/Allen Library

Posted 16 May 2017. Closes on 29 May 2017.


Central Circulation Services

Job Title:

Sand Point Retrieval Assistant

Date Posted:

16 May 2017

Closing Date:

29 May 2017

Number Available:



$15.00 per hour


12-19.5 hours per week

Shifts are scheduled 8-11am or 12-4pm on weekdays, and 10am-1pm or 1-4pm on weekends


  • Based in Suzzallo Library and travels offsite to maintain and retrieve material located at Sand Point shelving facility.
  • Transport library material between Suzzallo Library and Sand Point offsite shelving facility.
  • Create high-quality scans of articles.
  • Shelve materials at both Suzzallo and Allen Libraries and the Sand Point facility.
  • Search lists, retrieve requested materials, and process items for patron pick up from the Circulation hold shelves. Route requested books to other Libraries for patron pick up.
  • Retrieve archived material for delivery to Special Collections offices.
  • Follow inventory and quality control procedures to insure accuracy in the stacks.
  • Primary work is done in warehouse storage environment.
  • Assist with special projects and other Circulation duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

    • Possess a valid Washington driver's license with minimum 2 years driving experience.
    • Comfortable driving a 5-passenger van.
    • Able to push full book trucks and lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated experience showing self-motivation, reliability, detail orientation, and good communication skills.
      Other Job Details:

      Position performs routine tasks under general supervision. Position requires good communication skills and the ability to work on your feet for extended periods of time. This position requires a self-motivated, detailed-oriented person with the ability to follow written and verbal directions with accuracy. Must be able to work independently with limited supervision, as well as part of team. This is a unique job opening for work at both Suzzallo and offsite storage location.

      Application Process:

      1. Complete a UW Libraries student job application form. To ensure compatibility and consideration, complete the application form using Adobe Reader; some programs, including versions of Mac Preview, are not fully compatible with PDF forms.
      2. Submit the following materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
        • Application form
        • Resume

          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