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What you need to know to excel as a library assistant

Rickman Library Mission Statement

The Claude R. Rickman Library engages the Southern Wesleyan University Community by supporting and cultivating scholarship and creativity through access to staff, services, and resources.

Student Worker Handbook

Welcome to the Rickman Library student worker handbook.  This guide  provides the information you need to excel as a library assistant.  You are expected to thoroughly read and be familiar with the policies, procedures, and general guidelines presented in this handbook.  If you have any questions or suggestions, please let one of the library staff members know.


17 Nov - 20 Nov

I have been noticing that there are some shifts that are doing more chatting at the desk with other students or staff than working. Please keep a very close eye on this.  I understand that there are times when you need to just be there, but I need for you to be working more than sitting when there is someone else there to watch the desk. You can do more than just what is printed on the check off sheet.  You can walk through and straighten furniture, straighten shelves, straighten the table in the 24/7 room, dust, etc.  I know we are almost to the end of the semester and you are all getting tired, but I want for us to finish strong.  

As for the end of the semester, I still need finals schedules.  Finals week will not be your normal shifts as exams are not at regular class times.  You can turn in your schedule for next semester as soon as you have that as well. 

I would like to have a time to get together and just hang out for a bit before you all go home for Christmas.  Could we make something work for Sunday, November 26th? I was thinking we could meet and play games and have some snacks.  I know this is the start of finals week, but if we could just do an hour or two to relax and have fun that would be great.  I will put a sheet in the folder with time sheets for you to respond on.  Please try to join us.

15 Nov 17

Pleases be aware that books are not making it into the book drop.  They are falling behind and around the container.  Please be sure to move the bin and check for books.

If someone could please use the screen cleaning wipes (not the Clorox wipes)in my office to clean the computer screens on both of the front desk computers and the ones on the counter across from the desk.  that would be great.  Write it on the check off sheet in a bold color when you do it so we know it has been done. 

Between this Thursday and next Tuesday,  I will be running though a few things with you all in the way of monthly training.  It will be simple, but important.  Please be sure you find a time to talk to me during your shift or stop by if you are not working with me during that time.  Thanks!

Please be sure you have read all the updates for this week as there is information in all of them that you need to know. 

14 Nov 17

Miss Germain has added one more book to the reserves for her Sex, Courtship, and Marriage class.  It is Active Parenting Now.  Just wanted you to be aware of the new title some students may ask for.

Next week Tuesday we will be closing at 4:30 due to the start of Thanksgiving break.  So the last shift to work will be the 3-4.  If you need to make arrangements to leave early, talk to me THIS week! 

Each of you have an envelope at the front desk, be sure to pick it up on your next shift.

13 Nov 17

So we are one week closer to the end of the semester!

I just have a couple of things for right now.  The first is I need to know your finals schedule as soon as possible.  I know it is a little early still, but I will need to work out a schedule for that week so I need it early.

Second, if you need a good laugh, feel free to glance at the yearbook on my desk.  It is from my senior year of high school.  

Finally, I hope you have a great week!  



Jenn's Contact Info

Cell- 864-952-9098


Office- 644-5069

Library Hours

Regular Academic Year Hours/p>

M-Th 7:45 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Fri      7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sat     1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.