Part-Time Professional Staff, such as Reference Librarians, should only wear jeans on Fridays.
We want to ensure that the Learning Commons is a welcoming and inclusive space. Students eat and drink* while they study. Let them! We want this to be THE PLACE on campus for students. If there is a five-course feast or a live cooking demo, please inform a full-time staff member, otherwise, smile and enjoy that they choose to hang out in the Learning Commons. That's a win!
*Covered drinks encouraged.
Exception: The computer labs are the only place in the Learning Commons that are food and drink-free zones. For more information about this space's policy visit the Classrooms/Computer Labs page.
Employees are welcome to have a drink at the service desk with him/her. It is encouraged that your beverage is in an enclosed container to prevent accidents at the service desk.
Our break room (LIB 116) is a fantastic, welcoming space with a refrigerator, microwave, Keurig, and a sink. For optimal customer service, please enjoy your food in the break room or your space of choice elsewhere on campus, not at the service desk.
There are two cabinets under the microwaves that may be used to house food. All food must be stored in sealed containers (plastic, metal, or glass) to discourage pest visits. Any food left unsealed will be tossed immediately and without warning. Please label all your food left in the space (in the fridge and cabinets). At the end of the semester, supervisors will toss all remaining items that are not taken home.
We would like the Learning Commons to remain a beautiful and enjoyable space for all to use. Please clean up the spaces after your snack or meal. Put away cleaned cutlery and dishes used in the process of making or consuming your food. There are paper towels and wipes next to the sink in the Break Room and on the shelves in the Workroom.
If you see a mess in the public space, clean up what you can. If it is beyond our resources, email Jennifer with the location and details about the mess. She will submit a ticket to facilities.
Refrain from logging into social media and personal emails and business while on duty. Computer games and entertainment sites/magazines are also discouraged. It just looks bad if anyone, including our administration, came by and saw an employee “playing.” It makes it harder for us to justify getting sufficient funds for staffing needs. We have some wonderful resources that you can explore and we have a tab of ideas for self-paced professional development.
|Valuable items: jewelry, phones, keys||Immediately give to police|
|Umbrellas||Place in breakroom umbrella basket|
|Glasses and clothing||
|Technology accessories: wires, chargers, flash drives||
|Listening devices: earbuds, headphones||
|Beverage containers: travel mugs, water bottles||
rental =goes to a bookstore
dispose as you see fit
In order to minimize disruptions to services, employees are asked to please follow these steps any time they will not be present for all or part of their scheduled hours. Failure to consistently follow appropriate processes or excessive uncovered absence events (tardiness, leaving early, planned and emergent absences, etc.) may be grounds for disciplinary action and possible dismissal. Excessive absence requests that impact services, regardless of how early they are requested, may be denied.
Employees are expected to:
Any deviation to the above will be considered late.
If You’re Running Late for Your Shift:
Emergent (Short Notice) Absences