Library Student Assistant (Federal Work Study) 2021-2022

University of Alaska System

Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan, AK, US
Ketchikan, AK
30+ days ago
The UAS Ketchikan library is looking for a Student Assistant that greets library with a smile and makes everyone feel welcome. Student assistants will be scheduled to work up to a maximum of 10 hours per week. *Applicants for this position must qualify for Federal Work Study. All applicants need to apply for Financial Aid and indicate on their FAFSA application that they want to be considered for Federal Work Study.

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. Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.


Applicants must demonstrate the ability to:

Follow instructions closely, paying particular attention to details.

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.).

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.


Some library work, volunteer library experience or work experience requiring attention to detail or use of organizational skills (such as office, clerical, or inventory management jobs) are greatly preferred.


Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. To be eligible for student employment at UA, each applicant must:

Be enrolled in UA 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 be enrolled in at least 6 credits and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

$10.34 per hour


This position is a Federal Work Study. All applicants need to apply for Financial Aid and indicate on their FAFSA application that they want to be considered for Federal Work Study.

To apply for this position, interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume, the contact information for three professional references and supplemental document: Course schedule for current and/or upcoming semester. If you have any time commitments outside of classes, please provide a list of those days and times as well.

Review of applications will be on an as needed basis.


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 907-228-4524.

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