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Central Circulation Services Student Assistant

Posted March 9, 2018. Closes March 22, 2018 11:45 p.m.


Central Circulation (Suzzallo/Allen Libraries)

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

March 9, 2018

Closing Date:

March 22, 2018 11:45 p.m.

Number Available:



$15.45 per hour

Start Date: April 5, 2018


13 to 19.5 hours per week


  • Shelve items in and maintain the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries stacks
  • Search lists and pull requested items within the Suzzallo and Allen stacks
  • Check in requested books and process for patron pick up from the Circulation hold shelves; route requested books to other libraries for patron pick up
  • Pick up books that have been used and left unattended by library patrons
  • Gather items that have been returned by library patrons to book returns
  • Deliver books and mail throughout the Suzzallo and Allen Libraries
  • Receive and sort mail, books, and incoming deliveries
  • Shift books within the Suzzallo and Allen stacks
  • Provide basic patron assistance, direction, general information, and library policies, services and procedures
  • Assist with Library opening and/or closing procedures
  • Work at Suzzallo Circulation service desk and perform basic circulation functions
  • Conduct inventory of library materials to ensure accuracy in collections
  • Assist with special projects and other Circulation duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

    • Ability to push loaded book trucks, lift up to 40lbs, and work on your feet for extended periods of time.
    • High level of attention to detail.
    • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of users.
    • Ability to work independently and follow procedures.
    • Ability to communicate clearly with supervisors, coworkers, and library users.
    • Available to work for at Summer 2018, A & B Terms.
        Desired Qualifications:
        • Previous experience providing customer service in a job or volunteer position
        Other job details

        Central Circulation Services maintains several collections of library materials in Suzzallo and Allen Libraries, totaling about 3 million volumes. In addition to maintaining these collections, staff are also responsible for operating the Suzzallo Circulation Desk and the receiving room for the building. Student staff in this position begin by working primarily in the stacks and Circulation offices, then training to work the Circulation Desk and/or receiving room. Due to the amount of training required for the position, a commitment to work at least two quarters is requested.

        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 to the Library student employment online dropbox:
            • Application form
            • Resume

          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