Circulation Student Assistant B (Consortium Library 2021-2022 Pool)

University of Alaska System

Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, AK, US
Anchorage, AK
30+ days ago
Do you love the library or feel like it is your second home? Come join our team.The Consortium Library would like to invite all UAA students to apply for the Student Worker B position. As a member of the library team, you can have fun and make money while you earn your degree. Your education is our priority; your work schedule will be built around your class schedule and other academic obligations. Plus, you will acquire skills such as library organization, customer service, and IT technical skills which can help to bolster your resume. The Consortium Library promotes diversity, civility, equity, inclusion, and an appreciation for each unique member of our academic community.

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.

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 7:30am to 10pm

Saturday-Sunday 10am to 10pm

Student assistants will be scheduled to work up to a maximum of 20 hours per week during semesters, with the possibility 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 semester­by-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. 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.

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.

Typical Experience:

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.

Required Education or Training:

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.

$10.34 per hour

Please submit all four of 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 Ryan O'Mara at or 786­-1872 with any questions regarding these documents.

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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