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Library Account Services Student Assistant

Posted November 18, 2022. Closes December 01, 2022.


Library Account Services

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

November 18, 2022

Closing Date:

December 01, 2022

Number Available:




Start Date Immediately


12-19.5  hours per week, Hours to fall within Monday- Friday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.


    Under the supervision of the Library Account Services Supervisor:

    • is responsible for interpreting the UW Libraries Loan Code, library policy, and University collection procedures.
    • Advises current and prospective library users of borrowing privilege eligibility and appropriate fees.
    • Notifies library users of fines, book replacement charges, and fees, and informs library users of possible library sanctions.
    • Recommends appropriate course of action for library users with past due accounts.


    • Accepts and processes cash, check, and credit card payments from library users (in person, over the phone, online, or through the mail) for library fines and book replacement charges.
    • Issues and renews borrower's cards for library users.
    • Handles routine questions regarding library fine policies, user account balances, and borrower's eligibility, both in person and by telephone.
    • Issues locker keys, Suzzallo study carrels, and Allen graduate room study space.
    • Creates a variety of form notices using mail merge functions and Microsoft Access.
    • Processes accounts determined to be uncollectable.
    • Files active and paid invoices, borrower's card applications, and correspondence.
    • Performs other duties as required.

      Required Qualifications:


      • Cashiering/clerical experience
      • Comfort with computers
      • Excellent customer service skills
      • High level of attention to detail
      • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of library users
      • Ability to communicate clearly with library users and coworkers
      Desired Qualifications:

      Previous experience providing customer service in a job or volunteer position


      Other Job Details:

      Due to the amount of training required for the position, a commitment to work at least two quarters is required.

      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.

      Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination.

      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