Circulation Student Assistant B (Consortium Library 2017-2018 Pool)

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Consortium Library
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

This is a Circulation Student Assistant B Labor Pool at the Consortium Library at UAA.


100Job Duties: Maintain library collection: - Shelve library items in their appropriate collections and ensure accuracy and efficiency of stacks. - Shift or relocate books and/or collections as needed. - Add security tags, stamp, cover, label, and sort new library materials. - Conduct thorough searches for missing or misplaced materials. Assist circulation staff as needed, including: opening/closing the library, transporting materials to/from other campus departments, and regularly checking book drops. Assist interlibrary loan staff as needed, including: Retrieving, scanning, photocopying, and mailing materials, and updating the status of orders in a database. Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot library equipment such as photocopiers, printers, scanners, and microform readers. Assist patrons as needed by answering basic questions, unlocking study rooms, giving directions to library resources, helping find library materials and use library equipment. Monitor building and patrons, clean and keep tidy all library spaces, and report any problems or safety issues. Complete special projects and various duties for other library departments as assigned.Essential

The UAA/APU Consortium Library supports the educational and research programs of the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University as well as serving as a major research library for Southcentral Alaska.

The Circulation Department at the Consortium Library is responsible for the maintenance of the collection for public access, circulating materials into and out of the library, and providing a first point of contact for general patron questions.

Circulation student assistants perform a variety of tasks necessary for maintaining the collection and provide support services to Circulation staff and to other library departments. Student assistants DO NOT staff the Circulation Desk but do work in various areas throughout the library on a daily basis (See Job Duties for details).

Although personal preferences will be considered, the Consortium Library has extensive hours and student assistants will be expected and scheduled to work around their classes within these hours:

Monday­-Friday 7:30 am to 11 pm

Saturday 10 am to 11 pm

Sunday 10am to 11 pm

Student assistants will be scheduled to work 20 hours per week during semesters, with the option of working up to 40 hours per week during the summer and winter breaks.

Please note: This is a labor pool position. Being placed as a "Qualified Pool Candidate" is not a guarantee of a job offer or hire, nor does having worked one semester guarantee that a position will be available the following semester. Hiring decisions are made on a semester­ by ­semester basis, to be determined by the quality of previous work and/or the current staffing and scheduling needs of the Circulation Department.

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.  

With complete and up to date application materials, applicants must demonstrate the ability to:

Follow instructions closely, paying particular attention to detail.
Work independently after training, without direct supervision. Self­motivation, initiative, and diligence are essential.
Manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously, prioritize, and work accurately with frequent interruptions.
Communicate clearly and accurately verbally and in writing with patrons, staff, and supervisors.
Accurately organize materials using various filing systems (call numbers, alphabetical, etc.). This includes the ability to learn and develop a thorough understanding of the Library of Congress Classification system.
Provide quality customer service, helping patrons and answering questions whenever necessary.

Special skills/knowledge: Must be able to physically reach over head and crouch/squat down; push and pull loaded book carts; lift 25 lbs with or without accommodations; stand and/or walk for extended periods of time.

Minimum of one year of work experience requiring attention to detail or use of organizational skills (such as office, clerical, or inventory management jobs).

Preferred experience: Some library work or volunteer library experience and at least one semester (12 credits) of college are greatly preferred.

$9.50 per hour

Please submit the following required documents:

1. Cover letter.

2. Resume. If you do not have a resume, you may use the resume templates that are available during the application process on the "AttachDocuments" page.

3. References. Please include the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references. Also include each individual's title or relationship to you.

4. Supplemental Document: Course schedule for current and/or upcoming semester. Please submit "Schedule by Course" from UAOnline. If you have any time commitments outside of classes, please provide a list of those days and times as well.

Contact Lorelei Sterling at or 786­-1872 with any questions regarding these documents.

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