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Circulation Student Assistant

Circulation Student Assistant - $19.97 per hour - NOW HIRING!

Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 16th. 

Start date is to be determined, but likely mid-to-late September.  


University of Washington and Cascadia College students are eligible.
Work Study students are eligible, and encouraged to apply. 

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Circulation Supervisors and general direction of Circulation staff, Circulation Student Assistants provide equitable, quality, and user-centered service to members of a diverse campus community and to the public at the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia College Campus Library. Individuals in this role shelve, retrieve, shift, and search for library materials in support of daily operations and user access to library collections. Student Assistants also create library displays and contribute to the student-led library blog to promote the library's collections and services, and may perform routine office support functions or assist with special projects as needed.  

Specific duties include:

  • Provide equitable, quality, user-centered service to members of diverse University and College communities and to the public;
  • Provide library users with information about library and institutional policies, services, and procedures;
  • Perform circulation tasks: check books in and out, renew items, place holds, retrieve and process requested library items, and perform basic library catalog searches;
  • Provide routine circulation, study room, Course Reserves, interlibrary and intralibrary loan assistance to users;
  • Digitize photographic and textual materials for Interlibrary Loan;
  • Assist with stacks maintenance as needed: shelve, sort, conduct inventory, search for missing materials, and shift library collections;
  • Perform basic office support functions such as processing incoming mail, dusting, cleaning, and straightening;
  • Participate in library outreach efforts by creating library displays and blog posts
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to provide high quality customer service to a diverse community;
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Consistent attention to detail and ability to sort alphabetically and numerically;
  • Ability to track and complete tasks in a timely manner;
  • Ability to push and pull up to 40 pounds;
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts, including evenings and weekends;
  • Enrolled in at least 6 academic credits at the University of Washington or Cascadia College.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency using computer software, including Microsoft and Google products


  • Exact schedules vary each quarter to accommodate individual class schedules
  • Typically 6-12 hours per week, but a maximum of 19.5 hours per week during an enrolled quarter;
  • May include some evenings and weekends

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Washington and Cascadia College are affirmative action and equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions.  Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

How to apply for this student employment opportunity:

  1. Save the PDF Student Employment Application Form to your computer.
  2. Open the form in Adobe Reader and fill it out.
  3. Save the completed form to your computer's desktop, and rename the file to include your first and last name like this: <FirstnameLastname>-StudentEmployment.pdf
  4. Use your UW NetID to access the Applicant Submission link and upload your completed PDF application, a résuméand a cover letter. Be sure to use your current institutional student email address ( for UW students or for Cascadia College students) when submitting the application.

Students must enter a current, valid institutional student email address into this form to be considered for student employment. ( for UW students or for Cascadia College students.)

Additional Information:

For questions about the job description, please contact Circulation staff at

For questions about the application process, please contact Computing Help in the Campus Library at 425.352.3145.

For general UW Libraries student employment information, please see Employment Information for the UW Libraries