“Reach up high and touch your toes, if anything shows go change your clothes!”
The library is a professional working area that is often visited by guests of our campus, the general public, alumni, trustees, and prospective students as well as their parents. Refer to the “Dress Code” section of this handbook for a description of appropriate working attire.
Any cash transactions must be handled by the library staff, if a student comes needing to handle any form of cash transaction, contact the library staff immediately.
All of the staff in the library function as a team. The full-time staff members do whatever is needed and help each other out. The same is expected of student workers – help each other and help the full-time staff.
It is never acceptable to divulge who has checked out an item. If someone thinks they need this kind of information, ask a staff member for assistance. There are ways to assist with locating material that do not break confidentiality. Other personal information in a patron’s record is private as well. You may not access patron records to look up a phone number, e-mail, or address. This is a legal issue, not just a SWU policy. Breaking this policy may result in loss of your job.
Ms. Jenn serves as your direct supervisor for purposes of work-study: assigning schedules, signing timesheets, and directing responsibilities. However, you work for the entire library staff. You should treat all librarians and staff members as your boss.
If you see something that needs to be done, and you know how to do it or have an idea of how to contribute, do it. If you have ideas on how something can be done more effectively, talk to Ms. Jenn. We encourage you to use your gifts and talents for the betterment of the library. Ask yourself: “How can I make the library’s services better today?”