University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, Openings : 1, Experience : Not Specified
Job Description :
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

As 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 natural beauty.

The University of Washington Tacoma is an anchor institution that is deeply invested in its local communities and in student success. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma’s commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.

The UW Libraries is one of the largest and most innovative libraries in North America with extensive collections in print, electronic, and other formats. Providing services to three campuses, the UW Libraries also plays a significant leadership role regionally and throughout the profession. The UW Libraries is recognized for its excellent service, innovative learning and research spaces, collaborative approaches, extensive assessment efforts and diverse award-winning staff.

The UW Libraries has an outstanding opportunity for a Reserves Technician.

Under the general supervision of the Learning Commons &amp Access Services Manager, input &amp update library records create electronic records and process reserves. Perform circulation and collection maintenance functions by working with the Head of Collections Librarian, Access Services Manager, and Interim Collections &amp Technical Support Supervisor assist patrons with quick information and routine reference questions on general subjects and in the use of basic bibliographic tools. Reserves and circulation responsibilities will be adjusted to match the cyclical nature of tasks throughout the academic year and individual quarters.

  • Physically marks, labels, and files hard-copy reserves.
  • Provides quick cataloging for faculty’s personal copy items such as monograph books, geological samples, map sets, instructional kits, or similar.
  • Suggests documentation changes for monograph, personal copy, and UW Tacoma textbook program reserves processes to the Interim Collections &amp Technical
  • Support Supervisor and the Learning Commons &amp Access Services Manager.
  • With documentation, trains any temporary staff including access services student specialists for backup reserves processing.
  • Initiates and answers specified correspondence with faculty and University Bookstore staff.
  • Orders textbooks through Gobi for addition to the reserves collection from a faculty list of quarterly required textbooks costing $75 or more with Collections Librarian and Access Services Manager oversight.
  • Suggests replacement materials for missing titles needed for reserves be ordered by the Collections Librarian or subject selector.
  • Processes incoming new books, marking materials for general and specialized collections.
  • Creates new book displays for collections across two Library and Learning Commons buildings.
  • Recommends the purchasing of additional materials and supplies for the processing of reserves.
  • Provides UW Tacoma Library reserves specific information for the Access Services Manager to share at Tri-Campus Access Services Meetings.
  • Provides timely and dependable coverage of the circulation &amp access services service points and desks.
  • Assists patrons at circulation &amp access services desks across two buildings.
  • Creates patron records.
  • Refers patrons to Supervisors or Manager on site with policy questions.
  • Answers routine reference and quick information questions, assists patrons with catalog and database searches, helps patrons locate library materials, and explains library procedures and service policies.
  • Assists with opening and closing building procedures as shifts and operations require.
  • Assists with the use of computers, printers and scanners.
  • Assists the Interim Collections &amp Technical Services Supervisor with general collections projects including weeding, shifting, and marking of materials.
  • 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.
  • Performs other duties as required.

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • One year of library technical experience or closely related activity, or satisfactory completion of relevant course work OR equivalent education/experience.

  • Customer/Public service experience.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and precision.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting equitable access and service to a diverse community.

  • Demonstrated experience with spreadsheet software such as Excel or Google Sheets
  • Familiarity with Ex Libriss Alma and Primo systems.

  • Must be able to lift 25-40 pound boxes and crates and push heavy book trucks.

  • 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, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

    Applicants considered for this position will be required to 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.

    Last Date For Apply: 2023-10-04 00:00:00 Job Type : FULL_TIME, Employment Type : FULL_TIMEExpired