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Reserves Student Specialist

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

Under the direction of Reserves Staff and supervision of the Reserves Supervisor, processes electronic and physical course materials.


  • Assists faculty at the Reserves Public Service Desk in person and by phone
  • Answers basic questions regarding Reserve services, policies, and procedures
  • Retrieves books and media for processing; conducts searches for missing materials
  • Digitizes course reading materials to PDF format
  • Creates Course Reserve records and Reading Lists; processes materials for Reserves
  • Creates and updates textbook spreadsheets
  • Maintains accurate shelving of physical Reserve materials
  • Monitors and maintains inventory of Reserve supplies
  • Oversees Reserves unit in the absence of Reserves staff
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions and procedures accurately
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse campus community
  • Ability to work assigned hours during interim
  • Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Google Docs, and Sheets
  • Ability to lift, push, and pull 40 pounds.
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least six credits at the University of Washington or Cascadia College


  • One year customer service experience
  • Familiar with searching UW Libraries Search and research databases
  • Knowledge of scanners and scanning software


  • Requires continuous keyboarding, scanning, repetitive motions of hands and wrists


  • Up to 10 hours per week
  • Shifts available M-F 8am - 5pm; no weekends shifts; no shifts available during Summer Quarter

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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