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Library Express Student Employee Training and Resource Guide

This guide contains training information for student employees of Library Express.

Welcome to Library Express

Welcome to Library Express!!! As a student employee, you are an invaluable team member in our quest to provide excellent service to not only our students, faculty, and staff but also libraries through the country and the world. This guide is here to help you become familiar with Library Express and your role and duties as a student employee. We hope your time with us if enjoyable, and that you develop valuable skills that you can take with you into your future career.

General Information

Library Express provides access to resources requested by current faculty, staff, and students as well as retired faculty and staff. Services include:

  1. Document Delivery: "Pull & Hold" and delivery of materials held by EKU Libraries
  2. Borrowing: provision of materials to our patrons that have been borrowed from other libraries
  3. Lending: provision of EKU Libraries owned materials to other libraries.

Student employees are the backbone of Library Express and you provide an invaluable service to our patrons and libraries everywhere. Duties LX students will find themselves performing include:


  • Pull materials from the stacks
  • Copy, scan, and process requests
  • Process mail (sending out and returning)
  • Check and clear Library Express returns shelf
  • Clean and organize workspace 


  • Cut paper strips and restock piles with recycled paper
  • Cut pink Pull By slips and Notice slips and restock piles
  • Check cabinets and shelves for anything that needs to be restocked (there should be at least two of everything: one being used and one stored for backup) 


  • Dust and vacuum work space (this includes electronics, underneath objects on desks, underneath objects on floor; cleaning products and vacuum can and will be provided)
  • Restock bubble mailers
  • Sort through boxes and discard unwanted ones

As Necessary:

  • Leave notes at the end of your shift for the next person coming on if requests and/or tasks are not finished
  • Cut and restock In-Library Use Only and Business slips
  • Wear your library t-shirt to every shift 
  • Complete all work tasks before working on homework, reading, etc.  
  • Be open to learning new things about your job and the library
  • Be on time to every shift 
  • Read and respond to all communications (email, text, etc.)
  • If you want to work on a project or have a great idea for Library Express, let us know!
  • Communicate any issues or problems - never be afraid to ask for help 

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