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  • Wingate is the Last Stop on the Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir Tour
    The Wingate University Singers and Chamber Choir will travel to five North Carolina cities this month before concluding their annual Winter Tour on the campus in Wingate. The vocal ensembles begin the tour in Raleigh on Feb. 21. Other performances are scheduled in Winston-Salem, Wilmington, Wilson and Gastonia. The final concert will be Thursday, Feb. […]
  • English Professor Inspires Students to Find Life-Changing “Spots in Time”
    From her office in the Burris Building, Dr. Sylvia Little-Sweat has an impressive view of two of Wingate University’s most notable landmarks: Stegall Administration Building and The Old Well Spring. The English professor also has a bird’s-eye view of much of the University’s history. She’s been on campus as a student or instructor for the […]
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    Tyson Webber loves many aspects of his job, but one of the best perks is going to huge events: the Olympics, the Final Four, the Super Bowl. “You don’t always get to see the event,” he says. “Though you’re working, the passion that goes along with those events is remarkable. Getting to do a number […]

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Our Wonderful Library Assistants

February 6th, 2004 by Isaac Meadows in Student Assistants

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Ethel K. Smith Library Assistants are a vital part of the processes for the Circulation and Periodical Desks. In addition to daily duties at each of these desks, and assisting patrons with all sorts of questions, our Library Assistants work daily to keep our collections orderly and accurate. This past year we began using a hand held palm pilot to scan and track items in the collection. Assistants are regularly given a “shelf reading” assignment or section to review for shelving errors and misplaced items. After a section is read, another assistant will scan that section to verify with the computer that all the items are accounted for. This system has proved to be very beneficial in that it helps the assistants to have a better appreciation for the efforts necessary to maintain order in the collections, and gives them much more experience in locating items for patrons. This check and balance system has also created a friendly competition among some of the assistants. By using a stop watch, they time each other for speed and accuracy in their assignments. The EKS Library Staff is grateful for the efforts of our helpful, willing and bright assistants. Hats off to our students!

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