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Sand Point Retrieval Assistant, Suzzallo/Allen Library

Reposted February 26, 2018. Closes March 11, 2018 11:45 p.m.


Central Circulation Services

Job Title:

Sand Point Retrieval Assistant

Date Posted:

February 26, 2018

Closing Date:

March 11,  2018 11:45 p.m.
Start Date: Immediately

Number Available:



$15.45 per hour


12-19.5 hours per week

Shifts scheduled Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm and Saturday 10am-1pm or Sunday 1-4pm


  • Based in Suzzallo Library and travels offsite to maintain and retrieve material located at Sand Point shelving facility.
  • Transport library material between Suzzallo Library and Sand Point offsite shelving facility.
  • Create high-quality scans of articles.
  • Shelve materials at both Suzzallo and Allen Libraries and the Sand Point shelving facility.
  • Search lists, retrieve requested materials, and process items for patron pick up from the Circulation hold shelves. Route requested books to other Libraries.
  • Retrieve archived material for delivery to Special Collections offices.
  • Inventory collection to find cataloging and labeling errors.
  • Assist with special projects and other Circulation duties as assigned.
  • Primary work is done in warehouse storage environment.

Required Qualifications:

    • Possess a driver's license valid in Washington state; with minimum 2 years driving experience.
    • Comfortable driving a 5-passenger van between campus and Magnuson Park.
    • Able to push full book trucks and lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Demonstrated experience showing self-motivation, reliability, attention to detail, and good communication skills.
      Other Job Details:

      This unique position performs routine and repetitive library tasks at both Suzzallo and Allen Libraries and our Sand Point storage facility. It requires good communication skills and the ability to work on your feet for extended periods of time. Must be able to load boxes into van and push loaded book trucks and hand truck. It also requires a self-motivated, detailed-oriented person with the ability to follow written and verbal directions with accuracy. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a small team. We are currently looking for someone able to work at minimum through Summer quarter and ideally into the 2018-19 school year.

      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 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