To the James A. Rogers Library. We hope that your employment as a library student assistant is a challenging and rewarding experience. The Library is very dependent on its student work force because student employees perform many important tasks. We value your service and know that you are a capable and responsible employee whose work is essential to the success of the Library’s daily operation.
This handbook will provide you with basic policies and procedures that will affect you as student assistants and general information that pertains to all departments which are uniformly implemented. Policies and procedures that are directly related to your area of work will be covered by your specific department.
We hope that you enjoy your work here and that your commitment and cooperation will be significant in making your employment satisfying.
Statement of Mission
Francis Marion University is a four-year public institution located in Florence, South Carolina. Its purpose is threefold: to provide students with an excellent education, stimulate inquiry and research, and serve the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. The university offers bachelors’ degrees in liberal arts disciplines, business, education, and nursing, as well as masters’ degrees in professional programs in business, education, and psychology. The James A. Rogers Library provides materials to support the University’s educational program and general cultural and recreational interests.
The Library strives to provide basic library services to its principal users, Francis Marion University students, faculty, and staff. Services include acquiring current books and serials as well as materials in microform and computerized formats. Other services include housing a wide array of materials in a pleasant and organized environment. Limited service is available to local persons not affiliated with the University who are senior high school age and above.
The Library employs technological advancements to increase access to information. Included is an integrated library system for circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, reference, as well as hardcopy reproduction, copying microforms, and database searching. The Library is committed to the preservation of its resources and to sharing resources.
Who may use the library?
- FMU faculty, staff and students
- Current members of the FMU Alumni Association
- Area residents and in and out-of-state visitors
- Public and private school students/groups