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Student Worker Handbook: Welcome and Announcements

What you need to know to excel as a library assistant


We're glad to have you working with us as part of the Rickman Library staff.  In this position you will serve your fellow students as well as SWU faculty and staff.  Remember that you represent the University and are often some of the first people seen by visitors touring campus.

The library staff members are as follows: Library Director; Anna Boggs, Library Specialist; Heather Gray, Access & Instruction Librarian

Remember that you were hired to work on library tasks and not your homework.  There are specific tasks for each shift.  Only once those tasks are completed may you do homework.

Being a student worker in the library provides an excellent opportunity for you to gain experience in a professional setting. You will cultivate job skills such as teamwork, punctuality, regular attendance, attention to detail, verbal and written communication, customer service, initiative, and organizational skills.  Students who are successful assistants will be able to use library staff members as references for programs, scholarships, and future employment.

The following pages outline the policies and procedures for library student workers. Please take time to review them and become familiar with them, as we will expect you to know them and abide by them as an employee of the library.

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.

Straighten and Dust

J PIC, J Non-fiction, & J FIC : Abby

000-199 : Deaysia

200-299 : Emmy

300-499 : Lydia

500-699 : Naxya

700-799: Samuel

800-899 : Skyler

900-999 : TayLee

CL, CDs, MS, YA & DVDs : Taylor

Spring 2024 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-9:00 Heather Emmy Emmy Skyler Emmy
9:00-10:00 Emmy Heather Emmy Anna Emmy
10:00-11:00 Anna Heather Heather Joni Lydia
11:00-12:00 Lydia Skyler Lydia Samuel Lydia
12:00-1:00 Skyler TayLee Joni TayLee Joni
1:00-2:00 Samuel Samuel Samuel Samuel Samuel
2:00-3:00 Deaysia Deaysia Skyler Deaysia Anna
3:00-4:00 Deaysia Deaysia Anna Deaysia Heather
4:00-5:00 Taylor Naxya Skyler Taylor
5:00-6:00 Taylor Naxya Skyler Taylor
6:00-7:00 Abby Abby Naxya Abby
7:00-8:00 Abby Abby Naxya Abby
8:00-9:00 Naxya TayLee Lydia TayLee
9:00-10:00 Naxya TayLee Lydia TayLee
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