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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Opening Times over the Human Rights Day

Monday 20 March: 08:00-22:00 (Normal trading hours)

Tuesday 21 March, Human Rights Day: CLOSED

Wednesday 22 March: 08:00-22:00 (Normal trading hours)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ever wondered how to find a book online or physically? Don't know how to book a discussion room? Struggling to load printing credits? Not sure how to change your password?

Don't worry! Here are our most frequently asked questions and links to help you find the answers.

1. How do I find books (online and physically)? ⇒  Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhEFHHJCNU8

2. How many books can I take out of the library? ⇒  Click this link to find out: http://library.sun.ac.za/en-za/Usingthelibrary/borrow/Pages/default.aspx

3. How much credits does it cost to copy, print or scan? ⇒ Here is the price list: http://library.sun.ac.za/en-za/Usingthelibrary/Pages/Copy-print-scan.aspx

4. How do I book a discussion room? ⇒ Book a discussion room here: http://sun.ac.za.libcal.com/booking/discussionrooms

5. How do I change my password? ⇒ Use this link and click on "Password": http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php?title=Student_Help

6. How do I set up wifi printing? ⇒ Click on "Wifi printing" to start your setup: http://wiki.lib.sun.ac.za/index.php?title=Student_Help

7. How do I load internet/printing credits? ⇒ Check out this link: https://maties2.sun.ac.za/rtad4/useradm/

For more information, keep an eye on our plasma screens or ask the student assistants! laugh

 

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Bianca’s experience as a student assistant

Student Assistant’, it’s all in the name right? We assist students . . . but that is not all it is and it is happily so. We assist everyone from Doctors, to professors, to school children, to visitors, international students and of course students. I love to help, but just like everyone else, us student assistance are human and we make mistakes, but that’s where our colleagues shine. I’ve always had a helping hand and a cheerful chuckle to lift my day.

I soon learnt, especially in the learning commons, that two heads really work better than one. My favorite moment so far is when a colleague and I were like one person with four arms. Simultaneously checking-in earphones, handing over keys to the discussion rooms whilst helping various people at the information desk. Something you feel you might only read about in Greek mythology perhaps, but I got to experience it. That’s the best part, the experiences, the knowledge you get to share and the minds that you get to ease. If you’re reading this, know that we are not only forced here to help, but that we want to help. Being a student assistant has been one of the most rewarding experiences to date!

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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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