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Library Expectations

Casual/restricted positions are an integral part of Library staffing and operations. Within that context, Student Library Employees are expected to conduct themselves in a businesslike and courteous manner, consistent with the high quality public service goals of the Library. Please remember that we are a service department, assisting faculty, students and the public with their teaching and research needs. The Library has the right to expect you to display a positive regard for the duties and obligations assigned to you throughout your employment. A willful disregard for or deliberate violation of University, Campus, Library or department policies and expectations will result in formal corrective action, and/or termination.


The Library provides service to the faculty, students and staff of the University and to the general public. We expect employees to maintain a neat and clean appearance and businesslike demeanor. The way we appear is an important form of non-verbal communication which creates in others an impression about the Library as a competent and professional academic resource. When on duty, you represent the Library. Your appearance and behavior directly affect our patron’s experiences.

Phone Calls

Public telephones are provided in most buildings and should be used for personal phone calls. In emergencies, calls may be made from library phones with the permission of your supervisor. Students are discouraged from receiving phone calls at work except in emergencies. Employees should not use cell phones at work except during break periods away from public areas.

Library Equipment

All equipment, including computers (internet, email etc.), printers, photocopy and fax machines are for Library business use only.

Audio Equipment

Radios, CD players, iPods, etc. are not permitted for personal use in public areas of the Libraries. Use of these devices in non-public areas varies from one library to another. Please consult your supervisor regarding the use of personal audio equipment in your unit. Supervisors may deny use of personal audio devices if the work of the unit is negatively impacted.

Food and Drink

In keeping with the policy for library users, consumption of food or drink of any kind is not allowed in any public areas of the libraries. If you bring any food into the library, be sure it is concealed in a bag. Staff areas may be used for breaks and lunches, but should not be used as private study areas.


Smoking is not permitted in any campus building.


Alcohol is grounds for discipline, as stated in the Student Code of Conduct section V 102.18, in the case of "[m]anufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of alcohol that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by, or not in compliance with, University policy or campus regulations."