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Public Services Assistant - Special Collections

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Posted 11 August, 2015. Closed 20 August, 2015



Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Public Services Assistant

Date Posted:

11 August, 2015

Closing Date:

20 August, 2015

Number Available:



$11.00 per hour

Start Date: September, prior to Autumn quarter start.


10-15 hours per week

Weekdays 9:00am - 5:00pm (9am - 8pm Wednesdays); specific hours to be arranged.


    • Greets and registers users and checks them out of the unit, providing information about library policies, services, and procedures.
    • Provides a front line of security and visitor assistance for the Division.
    • Works closely with reference staff as they assist visitors with research materials.
    • Retrieves and shelves books, manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, photographs, and other materials.
    • Photocopies library materials for users and staff according to time and delivery requirements.
    • Other duties include:
      • Accepting payment by credit card or check
      • Answering phone lines and directing calls
      • Assisting in the opening and closing of the unit
      • Data entry
      • Other duties as assigned.

    Required Qualifications:

      • Must be able to lift 40 pounds regularly and push heavy, loaded carts
      • Able to climb step stools/ladders
      • Able to explain unit procedures both in person and over the phone
      • Available to work through the 2015-2016 academic year

        Desired Qualifications:

          • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills with an aptitude for detailed work; Public Services student employees are expected to be positive, cooperative and diligent with a commitment to providing good service..
          • Previous relevant work experience: library, office, retail, service position, etc.

            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 by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
              • Application form
              • Cover Letter
              • 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