Circulation Student Assistant (Consortium Library Spring 2013 Pool)
University of Alaska - Anchorage, AK

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  • A = UAA
  • F = UAF
  • G = UAFGI
  • S = UAS
A-Consortium Library

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University of Alaska Anchorage



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Clerical/Office Support Customer Service Student Positions Library

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$9.50 per hour

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University of Alaska Anchorage - (907) 786-4608

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Job Posting Summary

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-Thursday 7:30 am to 11 pm Friday 7:30 am to 10 pm Saturday 10 am to 10 pm Sunday Noon 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 for the Spring 2012 semester. 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.

Knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position.

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. Self-motivation, 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.

Typical education or training required for this position (including licenses).

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. To be eligible for student employment at UAA, each applicant must: Be enrolled in UAA with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or For employment between semesters, have successfully completed six or more UA credit hours in the preceding semester and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester; and Not work hours which interfere with class attendance; and Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

Length of time and type of experience required for this position.

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 knowledge, skills or abilities for this position.

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

Special Instructions to Applicants

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 "Attach Documents" 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. Course schedule for current and/or upcoming semester. Please submit "Schedule by Course" from UAOnline as Supplemental Document 1. If you have any time commitments outside of classes, please provide a list of those days and times as well. Contact Kristi Powell at or 786-1872 with any questions regarding these documents.

Special Conditions of Employment

To be eligible for student employment, an applicant must: a. Be enrolled in the University of Alaska system with a minimum of six credit hours in the current semester of employment; or b. Have been enrolled the preceding semester for six or more credit hours and demonstrate plans to enroll for six or more credit hours in the next semester for employment between semesters; and c. Have at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or his/her designee. d. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer. e. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlined above to substantiate employment eligibility.

Describe any other special skills/knowledge required for this position (e.g. additional training, heavy lifting or traveling).

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.


Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action : The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local Human Resources office. Public Disclosure : Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Background Investigation : Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upon a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources office. Immigration Reform and Control Act : Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. All employees must provide proof of eligibility to work. For foreign nationals requesting employer sponsored visas, a job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H 1B visa petition. You must present your Social Security Card as verification of your Social Security Number. If you do not have a social security number, you must present a receipt from the Social Security Administrations stating you have applied for a social security number within 10 days of your employment with the University of Alaska. Social Security : On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system; however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security. Benefits : Refer to the Benefits web page at for more information on benefits available to University of Alaska employees. E-Verify : The University of Alaska participates in the E-Verify program. For more information please see the following: E-Verify Participation Poster (English): E-Verify Participation Poster (Spanish): Right to Work Poster (English): Right to Work Poster (Spanish):

Job Duties


Job 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.

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