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Public Services Assistant - Special Collections

Posted 16 June, 2016. Closes 7 July, 2016



Special Collections (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Public Services Assistant

Date Posted:

16 June, 2016

Closing Date:

7 July, 2016, 11:45pm

Number Available:



$13.00 per hour


10-14 hours per week

Summer quarter: Monday -Thursday afternoons until 5:00, Friday morning (specific hours to be arranged).

Summer break and future quarters: As arranged.


    • Greets and registers users and checks them out of the unit, providing information about library policies, services, and procedures.
    • Provides a front line of security and visitor assistance for Special Collections.
    • Works closely with reference staff as they assist visitors with research materials.
    • Retrieves and shelves books, manuscripts, maps, architectural drawings, photographs, and other materials.
    • Photocopies library materials for users and staff according to time and delivery requirements.
    • Answering phone lines and directing calls
    • Accepting payment by credit card or check
    • Assisting in the opening and closing of the unit
    • Data entry
    • Other duties as assigned.

      Required Qualifications:

        • Must be able to lift 40 pounds regularly and push heavy, loaded carts
        • Able to climb step stools/ladders
        • Comfortable with offering assistance to library visitors and able to explain unit procedures both in person and over the phone
        • Available to work through the 2016-2017 academic year

          Desired Qualifications:

            • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills with an aptitude for detailed work; Public Services student employees are expected to be positive, cooperative and diligent with a commitment to providing good service..
            • Previous relevant work experience: library, office, retail, service position, etc.

              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
                • Cover Letter
                • 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