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Circulation Student Assistant

Circulation Student Assistant - $18.69 per hour 


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

NOTE: Due to critical and ongoing updates to our institutional funding guidelines, all opportunities for student employment are only open to current UW Bothell students at this time. We are actively working to address these changes, and hope to again be able to offer employment to Cascadia College students during this academic year. 

Position Description

Under the direction of the Circulation Supervisor, 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/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 build library displays and contribute to social media efforts 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;
  • Provide routine circulation, study room, Course Reserves, interlibrary and intralibrary loan assistance to users;
  • 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;
  • Digitize photographic and textual materials for Interlibrary Loan;
  • 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 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.

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 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.