UAF Student Assistant - Library

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  • Job Number:522281
  • Classification:Student Assistant 2
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, 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.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Under the general direction of Circulation Supervisors, 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 business-like manner.
  • Daily duties:
    • Check out, check in, and renew circulating library materials, including Reserves, at the Circulation Desk.
    • Answer phone and give basic information or direct the question to a Public Services staff member or librarian.
    • Shelve books in correct call number in the book stacks including Reference and collections.
    • Check read book stacks for accuracy of shelving.
    • Gather unshelved books and return them to the Circulation Desk for check in as ‘in-house’ use.
    • Work on shifting projects as assigned.
    • Keep copiers filled with paper.
    • Assist in opening and closing the library if working during the first or last shift.
    • Check in and check out entertainment media and equipment.
    • Schedule conference rooms when needed.
  • Ability to lift approximately 25 pounds.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Typical Experience:
Typing and word processing skills. Neat handwriting/printing. Responsible person 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.
Required Education or Training:
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • Current student of University of Alaska with a GPA of 2.00 or higher at all times
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.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.  

*Include the hours you are available to work in your cover letter.

Applications must be received by 11:59pm, Alaska Time, February 12, 2023 to be considered.  


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.

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

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

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Wendy Frandsen, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library HR Coordinator, at or 907.474.6696.


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Applications close: Alaskan Standard Time

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