The director develops programs, polices, regulations and budgets. These guidelines are presented to appropriate university administrators and as needed are interpreted to the public. The director is the lead agent in encouraging the entire university community to become acquainted with library services and incorporating resources within the instructional program.
The library director works with other campus schools, colleges and divisions to ensure currency and adequacy of collections and services so that accreditation standards are fulfilled. This service runs parallel to the procedure where the director negotiates with the university administration to ensure that an adequate budget is available for sufficient personnel, equipment, supplies and resources.
The director annually reviews job descriptions, changing job trends, and library needs to maintain a vital staff that is well trained to ensure that the library mission is met at all times. The primary functions are also evaluated annually to guarantee that appropriate services are consistently provided.
When resources and services are not sufficient to support faculty and student research, faculty members and students are assisted with cooperative use policies from libraries within the University of North Carolina system. Cooperative agreements with other libraries are also formed and updated as needed.
The office staff maintains statistical records that describe daily activities, produces annual reports of accomplishments and activities, personnel files are maintained and on occasion, some equipment is provided for public use.
The library director works with WSSU Friends of the Library and the Slater Book Society to ensure that new funds are available to purchase additional resources and to expand library programs.
Foyer Display Board
The library administration schedules the use of the two public display boards in the foyer.
- Display cases are scheduled in advance. Groups should make their request one month in advance to ensure that the case is available.
- Social and fraternal groups can schedule the case; boards should be artistically and visually appealing to the entire university community and should not offend any group.
- Displays are posted for one month.
- The group posting the display must provide all needed supplies.
A slide projector is available for use by faculty members. The sign-up sheet must be completed and voided when the equipment is returned.
Meeting and Study Rooms
The library administrative assistant schedules meeting and study rooms.
- Rooms should be scheduled in advanced by WSSU students, staff and faculty.
- Rooms can be books up to 4 continuous hours or longer with special permission from the library director.
- Food is only allowed in the Library Board Room. Light refreshments can be served in the library lecture room.
- Consecutive reservations can be made for six weeks and can be extend as needed.
- University classes are not scheduled in the library to ensure that space is available for study and meetings.
- A computer is available in most meeting rooms.
- The Library Instruction Coordinator schedules the electronic classroom (318 West).