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Student Circulation Assistant

Circulation Assistant - $18.69 per hour - NO OPEN POSITIONS

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

Position Description

Circulation Assistants provide equitable, quality, user-centered service to members of a diverse campus community and to the public at the UWB/Cascadia Campus Library's Information Desk. In efforts to promote the library's collections and services, Circulation Assistants build library displays and contribute to social media efforts. In support of daily operations and user access to library materials, individuals in this role also shelve, retrieve, shift, and search for library materials.  Circulation Assistants also perform routine office support functions and assist with special projects.  

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;
  • Provide routine circulation, study room, Course Reserves, interlibrary and intralibrary loan assistance;
  • Perform circulation tasks: check books in and out, renew items, place holds, retrieve and process requested library items, and update library user records;
  • Perform basic bibliographic searches;
  • Assist with stacks maintenance: shelve, sort, inventory, search for missing volumes, and shift library materials;
  • Perform basic office support functions such as processing incoming mail, dusting, cleaning, and straightening;
  • Participate in library outreach efforts through library displays and social media; 
  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to provide high quality customer service to a 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
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 academic credits at the University of Washington.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Proficiency using computer software including Microsoft and Google products


  • Schedules vary each quarter to accomodate 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

COVID-19 Information: 

In prioritizing the health and safety of our entire community, the Campus Library follows the University of Washington (UW)’s policies and guidelines for COVID-19 safety protocols in the workplace, and will respond to updates to them as they are posted. Due to institutional, state-wide, or national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, buildings on campus may be required to close or enforce restrictions that impact ongoing operations.

Under Washington State Governor Inslee's active Proclamation 21-14.4, UW student employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption.  Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. 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.