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Student Circulation Assistant

Circulation Assistant - $16.69 per hour - NO OPEN POSITIONS

In prioritizing the health and safety of our entire community, the Campus Library follows the University of Washington’s policies and guidelines for COVID-19 safety protocols in the workplace, and will respond to updates to them as they are posted.

Under the supervision of the Circulation Supervisors and leadership of the Access Services Manager, provide equitable, quality, user-centered service to members of a diverse campus community and to the public at the library's Information Desk. Shelves, retrieves, shifts, and searches for library materials. Performs routine office support functions. Assists with special projects.

Duties include:

  • Provide assistance to faculty, staff, students, and community members in person and on the phone with informational and directional questions;

  • Provide 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, and shift library materials;

  • Search for missing volumes;

  • Perform basic office support functions such as processing incoming mail, dusting, cleaning, and straightening;

  • Participate in library outreach efforts through library displays and blog posts; 

  • Assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and public service skills

  • Strong commitment to serving a diverse group of users

  • Consistent attention to detail and ability to sort alphabetically and numerically

  • Ability to track and complete tasks in a timely manner

  • Ability to lift, push, and pull 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 or Cascadia College.

Desired Qualifications:

  • General aptitude using computer software.


  • Up to 19 ½ hours per week; schedule varies

  • May include some evenings and weekends

Please note: Some appointments are temporary and may change from quarter to quarter, so please check here again next quarter!

The University of Washington does not discriminate against individuals because of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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