About Rickman Library

MISSION STATEMENT

The Claude R. Rickman Library engages the Southern Wesleyan University community by supporting and cultivating scholarship and creativity through access to staff, services, and resources.

GOALS

  • Provide services to help students develop critical thinking skills in the process of locating, evaluating and using information effectively and ethically.
  • Encourage collaborative learning by partnering with university academic and support departments.
  • Build a relevant physical and virtual collection that is user-friendly and well-maintained.
  • Provide aesthetically pleasing and comfortable facilities that encourage study, research, creativity, and collaborative learning.
  • Foster productive relationships with the SWU Community, including students, facutly, staff, and outside users.
  • Provide equivalent access to Rickman Library staff and services at all locations and for all degree programs.
  • Hire and develop helpful and competent librarians and staff necessary for all library operations.
  • Encourage an ongoing process of analysis and adaptation to a rapidly changing information landscape.
  • Cultivate an appreciation of the heritage of Southern Wesleyan University through the development of appropriate historical collections.

HOURS

Fall Break Hours for October 4-11, 2014
Saturday - Sunday, Oct. 4-5 CLOSED
Monday - Thursday, Oct. 6-9 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 10 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11 CLOSED
Regular academic year hours resume Sunday, Oct. 12
Regular Academic Year Hours
Sunday 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hours may vary during breaks in the academic schedule. Please email us at if you have special scheduling needs.  We will make every effort to accommodate you, particularly if you are an AGS student or faculty member.

CONTACT US

Call: 864.644.5060 (main number)

Call: 864.644.5071 (Reference Desk)

Text: 864.643.5971 

Fax: 864.644.5904

Email:

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LIBRARY STAFF

Robert Sears - Director of Library Services

Location: Rickman Library 109

Phone: 864-644-5064 - Email:

Shannon Brooks - Assistant Director of Library Services

Location: Rickman Library 111

Phone: 864-644-5072 - Email:

Joni Addis - Technical Services Librarian

Location: Rickman Library

Phone: 864-644-5070 - Email:

Jamey Wilkes - Reference Librarian

Location: Rickman Library 126

Phone: 864-644-5069 - Email:

Cindi Schaupp - Part-time Reference Librarian

Location: Rickman Library 113

Phone: 864-644-5073 - Email:

Katherine Pelfrey - Part-time Reference Librarian

Location: Rickman Library 113

Phone: 864-644-5074 - Email:

Liz Crawford - Library Assistant-Circulation

Location: Rickman Library

Phone: 864-644-5063 - Email:

SERVICES

Department Contact
Reference & Instruction Jamey Wilkes
Interlibrary Loan Joni Addis
Copyright Shannon Brooks
Archives, Special Collections & Genealogy Robert Sears

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