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Central Circulation Services Student Assistant

Posted April 28, 2021. Closes May 9, 2021


Central Circulation (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

April 28, 2021

Closing Date:

May 9, 2021


$16.69 per hour

Openings: 1


13 to 19.5 hours per week, schedule to be determined


  • Provide basic assistance, direction, general information, and explain library policies, services and procedures to UW students, staff, faculty and library visitors
  • Shelve library materials
  • Search, pull and process requested items
  • Pick up and process materials that have been returned or left unattended
  • Deliver books and mail throughout the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
  • Receive and sort mail, books, and incoming deliveries
  • Shift library material
  • Assist with Library opening and/or closing procedures
  • Provide customer service at the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries Circulation Desk  --  pending libraries reopening
  • Conduct inventory of library materials
  • Assist with special projects and other circulation duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

    • Ability to push loaded book trucks, lift up to 40lbs, and work on your feet for extended periods of time.
    • High level of attention to detail.
    • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of users.
    • Ability to work independently and follow procedures.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisors, coworkers, and library users.
        Desired Qualifications:
        • Previous experience providing customer service in a job or volunteer position
        Other job details

        Central Circulation Services maintains several collections of library materials in Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, totaling about 3 million items. In addition to maintaining these collections, staff are also responsible for operating the Circulation Desk and the Receiving Room for the building.

        Student staff in this position begin by working primarily in the stacks and Circulation offices, before training to work at our service desks. Whether staffing a desk or working in the stacks, student staff are expected to provide excellent customer service to our diverse library users. A commitment to work at least two quarters is required.

        We prioritize the health and safety of our staff. We follow COVID-19 safety protocols in the workplace in line with University of Washington guidelines.

        Application Process:

        1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
          • Resumé
        2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
        3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé.

        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