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Circulation Student Specialist

Circulation Student Specialist - $16.84 per hour; NO OPEN POSITIONS

Under general direction of the Access Services Manager and Circulation Supervisor, provide equitable, quality, user-centered service to members of a diverse campus community and to the public. Processes incoming Interlibrary Loan requests. Leads the work of and trains Student Assistants. Identifies and works on special projects. Performs the tasks of a Student Assistant.

Duties include:

  • Provide assistance to faculty, staff, and students in person and on the phone with informational and directional questions;
  • Provide complex circulation, study room, Course Reserves, interlibrary and intralibrary loan assistance;
  • Provide 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 update patron records;
  • Process incoming mail, patron holds, and newspapers;
  • Assist with stacks maintenance: shelving, shifting, shelving special collections, and shelf inventory;
  • Participate in library outreach efforts through library displays and blog posts;
  • Digitize photographic and textual materials for Interlibrary Loan;
  • Assist with training of Student Assistants, develop training materials for Student Assistants, and correct the work of Student Assistants;
  • May lead or coordinate the activities of Student Assistants;
  • Serve as a backup to Access Services staff including work the Circulation Desk alone and conduct searches for missing items;
  • Assist in Materials Processing unit;
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • 2 academic quarters of experience working at a library public service desk
  • Excellent communication and public service skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems
  • Familiarity with MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to track and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Able to maintain patron confidentiality
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull 40 pounds
  • Currently enrolled in at least 6 credits at the University of Washington (UW) or Cascadia College (CC)
  • Proficiency with the Library of Congress Call Number system
  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with complex and differing circulation policies for UW Bothell and CC patrons


  • Up to 19 ½ hours per week
  • 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!

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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