Access Services Assistant (UW Tacoma)

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Posted 8 May, 2014. Closes 16 September, 2014


Access Services, UW Tacoma Library

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

8 May, 2014

Closing Date:

16 September, 2014

Number Available:



$9.32 per hour


10 hours per week; days, evenings and weekends


  • Shelve, move and locate library material
  • Check books in and out for library users at the Circulation Desks
  • Prepare outgoing mail and library materials for Interlibrary Loan
  • Assist library users by answering directional and informational questions
  • Receive, unpack and sort incoming mail
  • Use standard computer applications to help library users
  • Assist staff in opening and closing the library
  • Provide basic assistance with library equipment, such as public workstations and printers
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to work a variety of shifts, including possible openings at 7:30 am and closings at 10:00 pm
  • Detail oriented and accurate in performing daily routine tasks
  • Punctual and work regularly scheduled shifts for entire term, including during finals week
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds and push heavy book trucks

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous library experience
  • Strong public service skills
  • Able to work at least two consecutive quarters

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
    • Resume

Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. Applications will be accepted and reviewed through September for summer or autumn start.

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