Library Student Assistant

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:UAS Library
Location: Juneau
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences

Position Summary:

The front circulation desk at the Egan Library is responsible for the maintenance of the collection of library materials for student and public access, checking materials into and out of the library, and providing a welcoming first point of contact for general patron questions. Circulation student assistants perform a variety of tasks such as direct customer service, shelving, mail, assistance with events, and support duties for library projects and staff. Student assistants will be scheduled up to 40 hours per 2 wk. pay period during the academic year. Schedules work around student course times and try to accommodate individuals' availability preferences.


100%Perform a variety of tasks necessary for maintaining the collection and provide support services to Circulation staff and to other library departments. Duties generally are routine in nature and decision-making is limited (e.g., may make routine decisions about assigned work in absence of immediate supervision.).Essential


  • Must be able to physically reach overhead and crouch/squat down; push and pull loaded book card; lift 50 lbs. with or without accommodations; and/or walk for extended periods of time.
  • Attention to details and ability to follow instructions.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and due diligence.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Previous customer service skills is preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to interface with computer comfortably and learn new software programs.

Student Employment Requirements

  • Must be a UAS student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours.  Summer employees must be enrolled in at least 6 credits for the upcoming Fall semester, and are not required to take summer courses for student employment.
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA, unless a first time freshman.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.  All interested persons should apply online. For further assistance with the application process contact Human Resources at 907-796-6273 or email

Reasonable Accommodation Statement
The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.
Background Check

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
Affirmative Action Statement:
UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:
Public Disclosure Statement:
Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace. University of Alaska is a Drug Free Workplace
Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this position please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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