UAF Student Assistant - Library

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Rasmuson Library
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Library/Physical/Social Sciences, Office/Clerical, Other

Position Summary:

Rasmuson Library is currently looking for students for our Circulation counter for check-in and check-out, book-stacks maintenance, and patron assistance. Up to 20 hours per week during the academic year with various shifts available that may include evenings and weekends.



Under the general direction of Circulation supervisors, assist in the general operations of the Circulation and Media areas: Register new patrons and update patron records, maintaining confidentiality.  Check out, check in, and renew circulating library materials.  Empty indoor and outdoor book drops.  Shelve books in correct call-number order.  Search for missing items.  Shelf-read book stacks for accuracy of shelving.  Answer phone and give basic information or direct questions to public services staff or librarians.  Instruct patrons in operation of media equipment.  Assist patrons with public printers and copiers.  Assist in opening and closing the library.  Schedule conference rooms and other duties as assigned.


Must have the ability to learn and perform assigned work; follow oral instructions; work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and other students; communicate effectively with all levels; and read and write English at a level appropriate to the position.  Must have excellent customer service skills; meet and greet the public in a pleasant and businesslike manner and must maintain confidentiality of patron records.  Must be able to place books on high shelves and regularly lift and move 30-pound pieces of equipment to counter height. 


Typing and word-processing skills.  Neat handwriting/printing.  Responsibility with ability to work independently and perform detailed, *repetitive* work with a high degree of accuracy.  Strong attention to detail.  Flexibility to learn a variety of tasks and work with multiple departments.  Preferred: Basic library research knowledge.  Previous library experience a plus, but not necessary.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and the type of work assigned. Starting hourly rate is $10.50 per hour for a Student Assistant C position.

Special instructions to applicants:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. 



Rasmuson Library Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 9:00pm

Friday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00p

Sunday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm

Application Review Date:

Applicants must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time on January 18, 2022, to be considered.  Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

Applicant must be enrolled as a UAF student taking a minimum of 6 credits per semester with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or a newly enrolled student.

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.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

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.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

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 campuses are Tobacco-Free.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

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


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Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

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