JS Gericke Operating Hours 2017 :)

Semester

Examination

Vacation

Monday- Thursday:

  08:00 – 22:00

Monday – Friday:

8:00 – 22:00

Monday – Friday:

8:00 – 17:30

Friday:

08:00- 17:30

 

Saturday:

10:00 – 16:30​

Saturday:

10:00 – 13:00​

Saturday:

10:00-16:30

 

Sunday:

10:00 – 22:00

 

Important: Please remember that the Learning Commons closes 15 Minutes earlier than the rest of the library!

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2017 SMARTmaties @your service

Introducing 2017 Smart Maties
Student assistants are identifiable by the blue SMART MATIES shirts as seen in the photograph below:

They have been trained to assist you with whatever problems you might be experiencing in the library and are always willing to help out. Please make use of their services to advance your knowledge.

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Students required for 2017 student assistant positions @ The Information desks in the JS gericke library

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Introducing the SMARTmaties of 2016

On 18 February 2016, the library welcomed twenty new student assistants.

Student assistants are identifiable by the blue SMART MATIES shirts as seen in the photograph below.
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They have been trained to assist you with whatever problems you might be experiencing in the library and are always willing to help out.

Please make use of their services and help!

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Student Assistants required for 2016

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Introducing the SMART MATIES of 2015

On 26 February 2015, the library welcomed fifteen new student assistants, six staying on from last year.

Student assistants are identifiable by the blue SMART MATIES shirts as seen in the photograph below.

 

 

Smart Maties 2015
 

They have been trained to assist you with whatever problems you might be experiencing in the library and are always willing to help out.

 

Please make use of their services and help!

 

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Student Assistants required for 2015!

Do you want to be a SMARTIE in 2015? Now's your chance!

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Have you always admired the SMARTMaties and thought that their job looks pretty cool, and would fit right into your schedule? Then continue reading and soon you could be joining our team,

SMARTMaties are Student Assistants who work at the Information Desks located on the Upper and Lower levels of the library, as well as at the Help Desk in the Learning Commons.  A team of Student Assistants will work shifts of 2 to 3 hours each during the day and evening.  The Library hours are as follows:

Monday to Thursday 08:00-22:00
Friday 08:00-17:30
Saturday 10:00-16:30

Important Dates for SMARTMatie applicants:

Closing date for applications: 17 October 2014
Interviews: 24 – 30 October 2014
Compulsory training programme for successful candidates: 20 –22 January 2015, 8:30-16:30
Period of employment: From Monday 26 January 2015 until Wednesday 18 November 2015

Duties:
•General information provision in the Learning Commons and at general information desks of the JS Gericke Library
•Assisting clients with the use of the web-based library catalogue and other electronic databases
•Assisting clients with the use of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe
•Assistance with the use of printers, scanners and laptops
•Assistance with administrative tasks

Requirements:
•At post-graduate or final year level of a study programme with little or no regular class attendance – have to be a SU Student for at least three years
•Sound knowledge of the web-based library catalogue, other electronic databases and the Internet
•Good knowledge of Windows environment
•Excellent knowledge of MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and knowledge of Adobe & Cute PDF
•Knowledge of the use of printers, scanners and laptops
•Excellent interpersonal skills and service oriented
•Sense of responsibility
•Proficiency in more than one language
•Availability and adaptability to work ± 3 shifts per week
•Availability to start working shifts and library tours on 28 January 2015

Recommendations:
•Attendance of training sessions presented by faculty librarians during under-graduate study
•Previous experience at the IT Student Help Centre (IT Hub or Joubert Street)
•Availability to work during University holidays

Salary:
•Remuneration is calculated according to an hourly tariff (± R42.46 for 2015) and is paid monthly

Application:
•Your application should include a curriculum vitae (including a recent photograph of yourself) with references, as well as a cover letter stating your study plans for 2015 and to what extent you conform to the abovementioned requirements.
•Please mark your application For Attention: Mrs Elbie van Wyk, Room 1028E, Learning Commons, JS Gericke Library, and hand it in at the library
•Alternatively, send an e-mail to lsoplei@sun.ac.za.
•Applications close on 17 October 2014

More info:
•For more information, contact Mrs Elbie van Wyk on (021) 808 4399 or send her an e-mail at ejvw@sun.ac.za.

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New, improved step-by-step guide!

Not only are our SMARTmaties helpful, clever and smart, but they are also pretty creative too! Edith Waserfall, a third year graphic design student at the University and a SMARTMatie created a brand new, hip and funky logo for the Library's step-by-step guide.

It's original, it's fun and it's created by a SMARTmatie. So check out the guide's fresh new look and use it whenever you get a new assignment. It's helpful, it's free and easily accessible. And remember, to open your InetKey when using it on campus. Also, you don't even need to come to the bib or be on campus to use it, you can even lie in bed with your cup of coffee (or glass of wine), still in PJ's with your messy hair and dirty socks, and still use this guide! No judgement.

Check it out here and soon you'll be like a Smartie too! Hey, who knows? You could possibly join the team next year with your new skills! 

 

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Introducing the SMARTmaties for 2014!

On 28 January 2014 the JS Gericke Library welcomed seventeen new student assistants to the team, with five from 2013 staying on! These student assistants are the friendly faces clad in blue who man the helpdesks in the Learning Commons and on the open floors of the upper and lower levels of the library.

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SMARTmaties 2014!

Each and every student assistant is glad to be given this opportunity to help our fellow students, and we will help you all to the best of our abilities.

So never be shy or afraid to ask, our primary job is to be of assistance to you.

Remember, we are helping you to empower yourselves!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Want to be a Smartie? Application closing date extended.

You wanted to apply for the position as a Smartie and then you realised it’s 4 October an you haven’t made a move yet. No fear, the closing date for applications has been extended to 11 October 2013.

For more information go to: http://library.sun.ac.za/English/aboutus/news/Announcements/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=c150e4f4%2Debf3%2D4094%2D8f91%2Dd9dc68e01608&ID=142&Web=3de2e606%2Daa09%2D44ac%2Dbd24%2Db38fb3a7430d

If you think you’ve got it then go for it, and if you know of people who would be perfect for it, then spread the word!

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