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Cañada College Library Student Assistants: Training

Student Tasks

  • Answer questions and make students feel welcome
  • Check library materials in and out
  • Check book drop
  • Pull books from the daily holds list
  • Search for lost books
  • Sort items on book cart and shelve
  • Maintain shelves:  dust, straighten, shelve books and shelf read
  • Assist with processing library materials
  • Clear tables and chairs of items not in use
  • Stamp and shelve new periodicals
  • Straighten periodicals area
  • Recycle old periodicals
  • Neaten study rooms and erase white boards
  • Neaten library and classroom
  • Disinfect headphones and keyboards
  • Load paper in copier and printer
  • Assist with printer and copier as needed
  • Provide assistance to students with email, WebSmart, and WebAccess
  • Deliver holds materials to faculty mailbox

Library Policies



Student Assistant Training

Cinthia:                Dave

Training Resources

The video below, How to Read a Library of Congress Call Number, provides an introduction to the Library of Congress Classification System used in academic libraries.  For more detailed information see Library of Congress Classification System:  A General Explanation.

Library Materials and Locations

Reference materials are in the front of the library and have a REF sticker on the spine of the item.

Children's Collection is in the front of the library.  A FAM sticker appears on the spine or the front of the item.

Spanish and Bilingual Collection is located in the front of the library, next to the children's collection. A SPAN sticker appears on the spine of the item.

ESL Collection is near the Children's Collection near the front of the library.

DVDs and Videos are in the Textbook Reserve Collection or in black horizontal cabinets near the computers.

Periodicals are on the shelves in the back of the library near the east wall near the study rooms.