Access Services Assistant (UW Tacoma)

Posted 7 March, 2016. Closes 18 March, 2016


Access Services, UW Tacoma Library

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

7 March, 2016

Closing Date:

18 March, 2016; 11:45pm

Number Available:



$11.00 per hour


10-15 hours per week; may include weekdays (7:30am-10p,) and weekends until 5:00pm


  • Shelve, move and locate library materials
  • Prepare outgoing mail and library materials for Interlibrary Loan
  • Receive, unpack, and sort incoming mail
  • Use standard computer applications to help library users
  • Check books in and out for library users at the Circulation/Reserves Desk
  • Assist library users by answering directional and informational questions
  • Assist staff in opening and closing the library
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Detail oriented and accurate in performing daily routine tasks
  • Punctual and work regularly scheduled shifts for entire term, including during finals week
  • Able to work closing shifts (10:00pm Monday-Thursday, 5:00pm Saturday or Sunday)
  • Able to work opening shifts (7:30-10:00am weekdays)
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Able to lift up to 40 pounds and push heavy book trucks

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous library experience
  • Strong public service skills
  • Available to work at least two consecutive quarters

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
    • 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