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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: Joni Addis, Library Director; Heather Gray, Access & Instruction Librarian

Please keep in mind 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 : Alexa

000-199 : Emily

200-299 : Emmy

300-499 : Lydia

500-699 : Marci

700-799: Samuel

800-899 : Sierra

900-999 : TayLee

CL, CDs, MS, YA & DVDs : Taylor

Information Desk Schedule
Spring 2023 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-9:00 Emmy Heather Heather Joni Heather
9:00-10:00 Emmy TayLee Emmy TayLee Emmy
10:00-11:00 Heather Abbie Heather Abbie Emmy
11:00-12:00 Abbie Abbie Abbie Abbie Heather
12:00-1:00 Marci Samuel Marci Samuel Marci
1:00-2:00 Marci Samuel Marci Samuel Marci
2:00-3:00 Samuel Taylor Samuel Taylor Alexa
3:00-4:00 Heather Taylor Heather Taylor Alexa
4:00-5:00 Alexa Sierra Alexa Emily
5:00-6:00 Alexa Sierra Alexa Emily
6:00-7:00 Sierra Lydia Emily Sierra
7:00-8:00 Sierra Lydia Emily Sierra
8:00-9:00 Lydia Emily Lydia TayLee
9:00-10:00 Lydia Emily Lydia TayLee
Information Desk