Job Code



Unified Access Services - Biomedical Library

Start Date


Location of Work

Biomedical Library

Number of Positions


Hours Per Week

19 hrs./wk.

Work Schedule

Between the hours of 7am and 11pm Monday through Friday, 9am and 5pm Saturday, 1pm and 10pm Sunday. There may be shifts available on academic holidays. We are open during intersession (Spring break, the week after Fall Quarter) and summers.



Working Title

Student Assistant I

Pay Rate



Entry-level position for the Biomed Library Access Services. Maintain the library stacks by shelving, sorting, and shelf-reading material. Perform general stack maintenance projects and light cleaning duties. Assist patrons at the circulation desk in checking out, renewing, and discharging materials. Assisting patrons in use of the library, finding information resources, and promoting UCLA Library research services. Some assistance of access services staff in searches, billing, and reserves work. Assist in special projects as assigned.

Required Skills
and Knowledge

Ability to arrive at work on time meeting established work schedule. Strong interpersonal communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow staff members. Ability to communicate effectively and cordially with a wide range of people in a high volume setting. Ability to provide concise instructions and directions, and ability to follow both written and verbal instructions. Ability to provide high-level customer service. Physical ability to retrieve items from high and low shelves, ability to lift up to 25 pounds, and push loaded book carts. Ability to work with frequent interruptions. Skill in operating computers and computer devices (printers, peripherals).

Preferred Skills
and Knowledge

Ability to use a variety of databases such as UCLA Library Catalog, PubMed, and other information resources. Knowledge of software programs that are frequently used by UCLA students. Working knowledge of the Library of Congress [LC] and National Library of Medicine [NLM] call number systems.


Work-Study preferred. Must be able to commit to at least three regular session quarters, willing and able to work a minimum of 12 and up to maximum of 19 hours per week. Must be willing to work nights and weekends as needed. Must be able to work during 10th and finals week. Prefer to interview freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.

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