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Special Collections - Public Services Assistant

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Reposted 25 September, 2013. Closed 7 October, 2013.


Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Public Services Assistant

Date Posted:

25 September, 2013

Closing Date:

7 October, 2013

Number Available:



$9.45 per hour


10-15 hours per week

Tuesday & Thursday 10 am until 2 or 3 pm, plus any additional hours agreed upon


    • Retrieves and shelves books, manuscripts, and other materials
    • Photocopies library materials for users and staff according to time and delivery requirements
    • Registers users and checks them out of the unit, providing information about library policies, services, and procedures
    • Provides a front line of security for the Division
    • Other duties include:
      • Cashiering
      • Answering phone lines and directing calls
      • Assisting in the opening and closing of the unit
      • Data entry
    • Other duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications:

      • Able to lift 40 pounds regularly, climb step stools/ladders, and push heavy carts
      • Able to type 40 words per minute
      • Willing to work at least three academic quarters
      • Able and willing to explain sometimes complex procedures both in person and over the phone

        Desired Qualifications:

          • Good interpersonal and problem solving skills are important, plus an aptitude for detailed work
          • Previous work experience helpful: library, office, retail, service position, etc.

            Other Details:

            Special Collections houses materials which are in closed stacks areas; staff members and student employees retrieve materials for patron use and security is of the utmost importance.

            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 items by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
              1. Application form
              2. Cover letter
            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