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This LibGuide is intended to supplement your training as a library student assistant. Please review the following pages for resources on how to answer basic reference questions, read Library of Congress call numbers, and etiquette at the circulation desk. Avoid telling patrons "no", "I don't know", or "that's not available". If you are unable to answer a reference question please contact Reference and Instruction Librarian. You will be expected to reshelve books, search for books in the stacks, and shelf read, so being familiar with the Library of Congress call number system is imperative. While you are working at the circulation desk and answering phone calls, please be respectful of patrons. Remember, we are here to help! The following article describes how some patrons have library anxiety.
Do you suffer from library anxiety?
Nunes, A. (2013, April 13). Do you suffer from library anxiety. JSTOR Daily. Retrieved from https://daily.jstor.org/do-you-suffer-from-library-anxiety/
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 2 a.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 2 a.m.
- Please remember to check the cart of books back in before reshelving. This ensures that all books are available while they are in the stacks.
- Dissertations and Thesis are now located on the lower level, after the Zs.
- When renewing items for a patron, please never click the "renew all" button, renew each item individually.
- Please remember to turn off all screens at the end of each night. There are three on the first floor, and one on the third floor.
The following three photo collections, by Johnson, Dawson, and de Laubier respectfully, display visually stunning images of different types of libraries from all over the world.
Improbable Libraries by
Johnson, A. (2015). Improbable Libraries: A Visual Journey to the World's Most Unusual Libraries. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
The Public Library: A Photographic Essay by
Dawson, R. (2014). The Public Library: A Photographic Essay. New York: Architectural Press.
The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World by
De Laubier, G. & Bosser, J. (2003) The Most Beautiful Libraries in the World. New York: Abrams.