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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.
Libraries-UW Bothell has an outstanding opportunity for a part time, 60%FTE Circulation Technician.
Under the direction of the Circulation Supervisor and the leadership of the Access Services Manager, provides equitable, quality, user-centered service to members of diverse University and College communities and to the public:
Provides routine and complex phone, email, and in-person assistance regarding circulation, study rooms, Reserves, interlibrary and intralibrary loan;
Understands and can explain UW Libraries and Campus Library policies and procedures as appropriate;
Makes authorized decisions regarding exceptional circumstances and interpretation of policy;
May assist with technology and information questions in the Information Commons;
Assists patrons with general reference questions using basic tools; refers patrons to appropriate employees and units for appropriate services.
Records directional and informational questions;
Intralibrary and Interlibrary Loan support
Directs student employee work processing incoming document delivery/interlibrary/intralibrary loan materials;
Troubleshoots problems with incoming document delivery/interlibrary/intralibrary loan materials;
Clears and maintains patron hold shelves.
Develops and prepares reports on missing items and other not in place items;
Conducts searches for library materials and maintains records for library searches
Trains staff on book maintenance, shelving, and search procedures;
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.
May direct the work of circulation student employees;
May perform opening and closing procedures;
Records, maintains, and reports statistics;
Understands and abides by the Libraries Personal Communication Responsibilities. Communicates appropriately, effectively and positively. Plays an active role in staying informed and participating in Libraries and unit meetings, activities and events.
Other duties as assigned.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.
High school graduation or equivalent AND three years of applicable library technical experience, including one year beyond the entry level OR equivalent education/experience.
Strong public service, interpersonal, and communication skills.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
Excellent attention to detail, thoroughness, and accuracy.
Ability to problem-solve and use good judgment in decision-making.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality of library circulation and employee records.
Demonstrated commitment to promote equitable access and service to a diverse community
Understanding of the Library of Congress Call Number System
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Familiarity with print resources, bibliographic tools, and online databases
Ability to type minimum of 40 WPM accurately
Experience with Ex Libris's Alma
Experience with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
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Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.