Closes On 08/02/2021
$2,956 - $3, 916
a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life
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a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our
campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer
their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and
dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional
growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted
for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and
The University of Washington Bothell is the fastest growing public
university in the state of Washington. We provide a leading-edge
student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close
relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and
staff dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus
focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice,
connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current
enrollment is approximately 5,000 students. A majority of those
students are first generation college attendees or are from
underrepresented groups; approximately 92 percent are from
Washington. Located in the Seattle metropolitan region, UW Bothell
builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new
knowledge, and prepares students for leadership in the state of
Washington and beyond.
Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe
the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range
of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify
challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. At UW
Bothell we actively work to eliminate barriers and obstacles
created by institutional discrimination.
The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a Reserves
This position provides user-centered quality service to the UWB/CC
campus community and to the public and performs library technical
tasks in support of Course Reserves and Circulation services.
Regular hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday, but
occasional weekend or evening shifts may be required.
Reserves Service Desk
• ·Provides equitable, quality, library user-centered service to a
diverse campus community as the first point of contact.
• Interprets and explains Reserve policies and procedures to
internal and external library users; answers basic questions
regarding copyright and fair use; refers complex situations to
Reserves Supervisor or Head of Collections.
• Troubleshoots and resolves Reserve problems and user concerns;
consults with appropriate staff as needed.
• Communicates effectively and works collaboratively with faculty
and staff to ensure prompt availability of Reserve materials.
• Reports all problems, issues, and exceptions to normal Reserve
policies to Reserves staff; refers exceptions to normal Reserve
policies to the Reserves Supervisor, Reserves Lead, or Head of
Collections as necessary.
• Provides faculty with best options for course materials such as
electronic readings, direct links to online content, course packs,
physical materials, Canvas, and other courseware systems.
• Assists with Course Reserves training for library staff.
Reserves and Materials Processing
• Orders required textbooks and other materials for Reserve and
general collection using specific knowledge of rules and codes;
seeks approval from library selectors or Head of Collections as
required. Tracks orders; maintains and updates internal records
using complex automated systems; submits status requests to
Acquisitions & Rapid Cataloging Services as needed.
• Processes requests for electronic readings. Searches full-text
availability; checks license terms for restrictions; digitizes
readings using Acrobat Pro and Photoshop.
• Processes physical materials for Reserve. Verifies and updates
item records for new materials; creates temporary records for
faculty-owned copies; places work orders and recalls on library
materials; tracks and monitors requests; adds/removes materials
to/from Reserve. Creates, maintains, and updates spreadsheets;
creates course reserve records and reading lists; tracks publishing
in the UW Libraries Search catalog; provides quarterly list of
records to Database Management Section for deletion.
• Ensures Reserve materials are properly marked; maintains Reserves
shelves for accuracy.
• Keeps Reserves Specialist Supervisor informed of lost, missing,
or damaged materials. With approval from the selector or Head of
Collections, orders replacement materials.
• Assists with processing physical and streaming media
• Assists with updating Reserves processes on Staffweb.
• Assists with compiling quarterly Reserves statistics and data as
Circulation Service Desk
• Under the direction of the Access Services Manager and Head of
Public Services, provides equitable, quality, library user-centered
service to members of the campus community and to the public.
• Provides routine assistance to library users via phone and in
person, answers questions regarding circulation, study rooms,
document delivery, media, and Reserves.
• Performs routine to complex circulation tasks including checking
books in and out, booking and canceling study rooms; assisting with
holds, recalls, and renewals; answering informational and
• Understands and can explain Library policies and procedures,
rules and service policies.
• Assists library users with general reference questions using
basic tools; refers library users to appropriate employees for
General Library and Cross-Unit Support
• Works strategically and collaboratively within and across
functions and units. Participates in individual, unit, and library
project work in order to facilitate and improve library processes,
activities, and services.
• Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication
Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and
• Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in
Libraries and unit meetings, activities, and events.
• May provide occasional support for other library units including
opening and closing the Library.
• Serves on UW Libraries, Campus Library, and other institutional
committees as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.
• High school graduation or equivalent AND three years of
applicable library technical experience, including one year beyond
the entry level OR equivalent education/experience.
• Demonstrated ability to explain complex procedures and policy in
writing, in person, and over the phone.
• Ability to prioritize workload and perform effectively under
pressure of priorities and deadlines.
• Excellent attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Ability to problem-solve and use good judgment in
• Experience with scanning equipment and software, streaming
technology, and Microsoft Office Suite.
• Familiarity with print resources, bibliographic tools, and online
• Ability to accurately type minimum of 40 WPM
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
• Requires continuous keyboarding, scanning, and repetitive motion
of hands/wrists up to 8 hours per day.
• Requires physical handling of library materials, including
lifting, pushing/pulling carts, or carrying materials up to 40
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disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or
current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their
current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required
under Washington state law
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the
University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives
and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and
maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive,
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