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Sand Point Retrieval Assistant, Suzzallo/Allen Library

Posted 08 August 2016. Open until filled.


Central Circulation Services

Job Title:

Sand Point Retrieval Assistant

Date Posted:

08 August 2016

Closing Date:

Open until filled

Number Available:



$13.00 per hour


12-19.5 hours per week


  • 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 facility.
  • Search lists, retrieve requested materials, and process items for patron pick up from the Circulation hold shelves. Route requested books to other Libraries for patron pick up.
  • Retrieve archived material for delivery to Special Collections offices.
  • Follow inventory and quality control procedures to insure accuracy in the stacks.
  • Primary work is done in warehouse storage environment.
  • Assist with special projects and other Circulation duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

    • Possess a valid Washington driver's license with minimum 2 years driving experience.
    • Comfortable driving a 5-passenger van.
    • Able to handle full book trucks and lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated experience showing self-motivation, reliability, detail orientation, and good communication skills.
      Other Job Details:

      Position performs routine and repetitive tasks under general supervision. Position requires good communication skills and the ability to work on your feet for extended periods of time. Must be able to push loaded book trucks. This position 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 team.

      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 materials by uploading them to the Library student employment online dropbox:
        • Application form

          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