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Branch Operations Services Student Assistant

Posted January 31, 2019. Closes February 6, 2019.


Branch Operations Services (BOS)

Job Title:

Student Assistant

Date Posted:

January 31, 2019

Closing Date:

February 6, 2019

Number Available:



$16.00 per hour.


13-19.5 hours per week.


  • Provide basic assistance, direction, general information, and explain library policies, services and procedures to UW students, staff, faculty and library visitors
  • Assist with library opening and/or closing procedures, may include opening or closing a library
  • Work at branch library service desks performing basic circulation functions like checking in and out library materials
  • Shelve library materials
  • Search, pull and process requested items
  • Pick up and process materials that have been returned or left unattended
  • Receive, pick up and sort mail, books and incoming deliveries
  • Shift books and other library materials
  • Conduct inventory of library materials
  • Assist with special projects and other 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

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience providing customer service in a job or volunteer position
Other Job Details:

Shifts will be assigned at multiple libraries on the Seattle campus. Due to the amount of training required for the position, a willingness to work at least two quarters is requested.


  1. Prepare the following supplemental materials. A single PDF or Microsoft Word file is preferred.
    • Resumé
  2. Activate UW G Suite for your NetID if you have not already done so.
  3. Log in to the Google forms site with your UW NetID account to fill out an application form and upload your resumé.

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