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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, Distance Learning Librarian; Jean-Mark Sens, Reference & 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 : Abbie

000-199 : Emily

200-299 : Lydia

300-499 : Sierra

500-699 : Taylor

700-799: Sophie

800-899 : Samuel

900-999 : TayLee

CL, CDs, MS, YA & DVDs : Marci



Information Desk Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Heather Alexa Heather Alexa Heather
TayLee Heather/Samuel TayLee Joni/Samuel Samuel
Heather Samuel/Heather Heather Samuel/Joni Alexa
TayLee Heather TayLee Joni Abbie
Samuel Joni Samuel Heather Samuel
Alexa Joni Alexa Heather Alexa
Sierra Sierra Heather Marci Marci
Sierra Sierra Heather Marci Marci
Marci Taylor Emily Lydia
Marci Taylor Emily Lydia
Taylor/Sophie Abbie Lydia/Sophie Emily
Taylor/Sophie Abbie Lydia/Sophie Emily
Emily/Sophie Lydia Abbie/Sophie Sierra
Emily Lydia Abbie Sierra