Post your shift to your department’s Blackboard thread to find a replacement. Once you post the shift, you are no longer responsible for it.
Post your shift to your department’s Blackboard thread to find a replacement, and monitor the thread to see if it gets picked up. If no one picks it up 24-hours prior to the shift, notify your supervisor.
Email Ms. Darden (email@example.com) or the Graduate Assistant with whom you work, as far in advance as possible, to let them know you will have to miss a shift.
When you are at the desk the number one priority is the job and the library patrons. Certain distractions pull us away from that priority, and for that reason these things should not be at the desk (or done at the desk).
Here are things that are allowed at the desk once you have ensured there are no other work-related tasks that need to be completed. Make sure when doing these that you are paying attention to your surroundings so you know when a patron comes to the desk!
Protecting the confidentiality and privacy of our patrons and fellow employees is extremely important, especially when dealing with library records and patron information. Giving away patron information is against the law.
3-, 4-, or 5-hour shift = 15 minutes ON the clock break
6+ hours = half an hour to an hour OFF the clock break
Tell a supervisor if/when you are going on break.
Clothing and attitude play a major role in the image of the library when you are the first person a patron sees when entering the building.