Access Services Assistant (UW Tacoma)

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Posted 24 February, 2014. Closes 16 March, 2014


Access Services, UW Tacoma Library

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

24 February, 2014

Closing Date:

16 March, 2014

Number Available:



$9.32 per hour


10-16 hours per week.
Schedule to be determined: evenings between 5 pm and 10 pm; some weekends until 5 pm.


  • Shelve, move and locate library materials
  • Prepare outgoing mail and library materials for Interlibrary Loan
  • Receive, unpack and sort incoming mail
  • Use standard computer applications to help library users
  • Check books in and out for library users at the Circulation/Reserve Desk
  • Assist library users by answering directional and informational questions
  • Assists staff in opening and closing the library
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Able to work closing shifts: until 10:00 pm Monday - Thursday; until 5:00 pm Sunday.
  • Able to work opening shifts: 7:30 - 10:00 am.
  • Detail oriented and accurate in performing daily routine tasks
  • Able to be punctual and work regularly scheduled shifts for entire term, including during finals week
  • Able to work independently as well as a 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.

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