Engineering Library - Student Technician

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Posted 17 December, 2013. Closed 24 December, 2013


Engineering Library

Job Title:

Student Technician

Date Posted:

17 December, 2013

Closing Date:

24 December, 2013

Number Available:



$9.45 per hour


Maximum of 13.5 hours per week for Winter quarter

Start Date: During interim preferred, but no later than 6 January, 2014


arching for books and processing books for patron requests
processes incoming and outgoing Library materials
  • Provides quality public services at our circulation desk
  • Checks books in and out and provides quick information and patron assistance as needed
  • Works cooperatively with other student staff in covering overall operations of Engineering Library; may open and/or close the Library
  • Monitors patron usage and ensures Library policies and procedures are followed
  • Processes incoming and outgoing Library materials
  • Monitors and fulfills paging requests
  • Shelving, shelf reading, and shifting materials as appropriate; maintains the Engineering Library stacks
  • Provides general information services on procedures/policies/campus, including:
    • Providing basic assistance with computers, printer, and scanner
    • Providing assistance with Dawg prints guest card machine
    • Providing basic searches for journal articles or materials for users
    • Reporting Library usage statistics
    • Collecting, distributing, and/or delivering mail for Engineering Library
    • Recording lost & found items and taking them to the HUB
    • Processing departmental delivery requests
  • Assists with special projects and other circulation duties as assigned

    Required Qualifications:

    • Excellent communication and time management skills
    • Dependable and self-motivated
    • Attention to detail and able to focus on the work at hand
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Must be willing to work a minimum of 2 quarters; a longer commitment is always welcome
    • Flexibility in scheduling; willing to work various shifts during our Libraries open hours (see Engineering Library Hours for Winter 2014 on the Libraries homepage)
    • Ability to work on your feet for an extended period of time
    Other Details:
    • Must be able to interview for the position during this interim (12/18/13-1/3/14); interviews are usually a max of 40 minutes in length
    • You may be scheduled to work at both the Physics-Astronomy Reading Room and the Engineering Library based upon our coverage requirements. We work around your schedule every quarter.

    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 it to the Library student employment online dropbox.
      1. Application form
      2. 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