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Reference Librarian Manual

  • You are expected to respond to all emails received during your shift, including the honors questions.
  • using the reference email, not your work email account.
  • If your shift is coming to an end and you have not completed answering the questions,
    • respond with what you have done and let the recipient know that a shift change is happening and that the next librarian will follow-up with more information.
    • Include the reference email in the list of recipients as a visual queue for the next librarian on duty.
  • Outside the above bullet point, there should not be any unread emails left in the inbox at the end of your shift.

Things to Do During Slow Time

  • Collection Development
  • Professional development
    • Hone your tech skills
    • Read articles
    • Look at archived webinars
  • Refresh yourself on the various databases in our collection
  • Hone your tech skills

LSC-Kingwood Library | Ask Us: | Reference: 281.312.1693 | Circulation: 281.312.1691 | LIB 100, 20000 Kingwood Drive, Kingwood, TX 77339