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Access Services Specialist, Odegaard Library

Posted 6 July, 2016. Closes 19 July, 2016.


Odegaard Undergraduate Library (OUGL)

Job Title:

Access Services Specialist

Date Posted:

6 July, 2016

Closing Date:

19 July, 2016

Number Available:



$13.60 per hour


Weekly schedule up to 19.5 hours must include Friday and Saturday evenings until closing (8:30pm).

Other hours to fill include Sunday-Thursday evenings, and Sunday mornings.

Start Date: 19 September, 2016


Under the supervision of the Access Services Supervisor, the Access Services Specialist:

  • Provides information and circulation services at public service points in the library
  • Participates in standard Access Services processing and other fulfillment services
  • With delegated authority, oversees the library in the absence of classified staff
  • Leads student technicians in closing the library on Friday and Saturday nights
  • Assists with closing the library to the general public on Sunday-Thursday nights
  • Assists the Access Services staff in maintaining an academic atmosphere in the Library
  • Other duties as assigned
In addition, the person working this position will be expected and encouraged to propose and implement projects with staff and librarians that advance their professional development and the mission of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library.

    Required Qualifications:


      • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in leadership and supervision
      • Strong public service orientation
      • Available to work evenings, weekends and some University holidays
      • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
      • Evidence of excellent communication, listening, and interpersonal skills
      • Ability to juggle projects, set priorities, and work with minimal supervision
      • Experience and/or demonstrated interest in working with a diverse user population

      Desired Qualifications:

      • Enrolled in one of the graduate programs in the UW Information School
      • Experience in providing direct public service in a library setting, especially at a circulation service point
      • Available to work autumn quarter 2016 through spring quarter 2017
      Other Job Details

      Applicants must be available every Friday and Saturday night while classes are in session to close the library.

        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 and Safari, are not fully compatible with PDF forms).
        2. Submit the following items by uploading to the Library student employment online dropbox:
            • One page cover letter
            • Application form
            • Resume
            • Names and contact information for three references

          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