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Sand Point Retrieval Assistant, Suzzallo/Allen Library

Posted June 15, 2018. Closes June 29, 2018


Central Circulation Services

Job Title:

Sand Point Retrieval Assistant

Date Posted:

June 15, 2018

Closing Date:

June 29,  2018
Start Date: Immediately

Number Available:



$15.45 per hour


10-19.5 hours per week

Shifts scheduled Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m.-.4:00 p.m. and between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday


  • Based in Suzzallo Library and travels offsite to maintain and retrieve material located at Sand Point shelving facility.
  • Transport library material between Suzzallo Library and Sand Point offsite shelving facility.
  • Create high-quality scans of articles.
  • Shelve materials at both Suzzallo and Allen Libraries and the Sand Point shelving facility.
  • Search lists, retrieve requested materials, and process items for patron pick up from the Circulation hold shelves. Route requested books to other Libraries.
  • Retrieve archived material for delivery to Special Collections offices.
  • Inventory collection to find cataloging and labeling errors.
  • Assist with special projects and other Circulation duties as assigned.
  • Primary work is done in warehouse storage environment.

Required Qualifications:

    • Possess a driver's license valid in Washington state; with minimum 2 years driving experience.
    • Comfortable driving a 5-passenger van between campus and Magnuson Park.
    • Able to push full book trucks and lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
    • Must be available at least through Autumn quarter.
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated experience showing self-motivation, reliability, attention to detail, and good communication skills.
      Other Job Details:

      This unique position performs routine and repetitive library tasks at both Suzzallo and Allen Libraries and our Sand Point storage facility. It requires good communication skills and the ability to work on your feet for extended periods of time. Must be able to load boxes into van and push loaded book trucks and hand truck. It also requires a self-motivated, detailed-oriented person with the ability to follow written and verbal directions with accuracy. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a small team.

      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