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Student Worker Handbook: Welcome and Announcements

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.

Straighten and Dust

J PIC, J Non-fiction, & DVDs : Sophie

000-199 : Abbie

200-299 : Emily

300-499 : Lynda

500-799 : Mady

800-899 : Sierra

900-999 : Taylor

CL, CDs, MS: Fabian

YA & J FIC : Lydia



Information Desk Schedule
Spring 2022 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:00-9:00 Lynda Sophie Sierra Lynda Emily
9:00-10:00 Lynda Sophie Taylor Lynda Taylor
10:00-11:00 Lynda Lynda
11:00-12:00 Lydia Sierra Lydia Sierra
12:00-1:00 Abbie Abbie Lydia
1:00-2:00 Abbie Sierra Abbie
2:00-3:00 Lydia Abbie Sierra Abbie Lydia
3:00-4:00 Lydia Mady Taylor Mady Lydia
4:00-5:00 Emily Mady Emily Mady
5:00-6:00 Mady Taylor Emily Abbie
6:00-7:00 Mady Sophie Sophie Sophie
7:00-8:00 Sophie Emily Sophie Sierra
8:00-9:00 Emily Emily Fabian Fabian
9:00-10:00 Fabian Mady Fabian Sophie


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, Interim Director & Technical Services Librarian; Heather Gray, Distance Learning 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.