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Wilson Dental Library Student Worker Training Guide: Home


Congratulations! You are a now Student Library Assistant at the Wilson Dental Library and Soule Computer Learning Center.

This LibGuide was created to assist in the training of the Wilson Dental Library and Learning Center's student library assistants. 

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You will use Workday to clock in/out of work as well as view pay stubs, track sick time, and set up direct deposit.


Here's a quick tour of the Wilson Dental Library:


Staff Area

  • The work spaces of the Library Supervisor, Library Assistants, and the Computer Services Consultant
  • A kitchen space with a sink and refrigerator that student workers may use. Cabinets above this area hold cups, utensils, etc. for all to use
  • A computer and scanner set up to handle InterLibrary Loan (ILL) requests (mainly used for ILL, but also used for scanning and other special projects assigned by library staff)
  • Staff Printer
  • Fax Machine (we charge patrons to use this; ask a staff member if a patron inquires about faxing)
  • Cabinets that contain office supplies
  • Cash register to handle all monetary transactions (library staff handle ALL monetary transactions including fines and book sale)
  • Key lock box that holds all keys used in the Library and Learning Center

Reserves Area

  • All Reserves books are clearly marked with a blue Reserves label near the Call Number
  • These are the most frequently used texts by the Ostrow community
  • There is a Reserves Book List PDF located on the four computers across from the circulation desk that are used to look up call numbers
  • Reserves are 3 hour check outs and may go out of the library (EXCEPT COPY 1)
  • Copy 1 is always LIBRARY USE ONLY and may never leave the library
  • Any extra copies may leave the library and after 4pm they may circulate overnight (due back the next business day at 10 am)

Circulation Desk

  • Two Student Library Assistant work stations and a Staff work station
  • WDL_COLOR printer
  • Our Media collection in the green cabinets
  • Across from the Circulation Desk are four computers used for searching the catalog, making Group Study Room Reservations, looking up the Reserves Book list, etc.
  • Also across from the Circulation Desk is the Book Sale. Please refer to Staff for these transactions
  • The New Books Shelf is located near the Circulation Desk. These books are rotated out roughly every two weeks and are available for check out

Virtual Reference 

  • Ten computers and scanners that anyone with USC credentials can log in to (labeled "JawRef #")
  • The Reference Office. Our Information Services Librarian is available for all research-related questions, specifically about "Learning Needs". Please refer research inquiries to our Librarian in person or using the Ask-A-Librarian form if they are unavailable. The Bioinformatics Specialist is also in this office part-time.

Copy Room

  • Department Copier for the Ostrow Community. Requires specific copy code to use
  • USC Libraries Print & Copy Card Dispenser to purchase print cards with cash
  • Printer used for USC_BW and USC_Color print jobs.
  • Office supplies
  • Reams of paper used to refill printers and copiers located in the locked cabinets

DENTAL paper is used for the Department Copier, while HSL paper is used for the Staff Printer and Fax Machine. Glossy paper for WDL_COLOR is located in the Staff Area cabinets.

Reading Room

  • Reference Collection. These books DO NOT CIRCULATE and are clearly marked with a yellow Reference label by the Call Number
  • Study space 
  • Group Study Rooms
  • The Library Director's office
  • Book Room. Books in this location circulate for four weeks including the Oversize book collection
  • Bound Journal Room. All bound journals are alphabetically organized. Oversized journals can be found here as well, alphabetically organized.
  • Current Journal Shelving. All current journals are alphabetically organized
  • Rare Book Room. This room provides a conference space for our Staff as well as Ostrow faculty and staff (with permission needed from the Library Director). Houses our collection of rare books, archives, and historical dental-related items.


Hours of Operation

Library Hours

Monday - Thursday

7:30 AM to

10:00 PM


7:30 AM to

6:00 PM

Saturday - Sunda

1:00 PM to

5:00 PM

Learning Center Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30 AM to

6:00 PM


8:30 AM to

5:00 PM


*During Midterms (February, June, October) and Finals (April, July/August, December), we offer Extended Hours. While the Learning Center hours do not change, the Library remains open until midnight Monday through Thursday and until 10 pm on Friday.


*During Trimester Break (April, August, December), we shorten our hours of operation. The Learning Center is closed for two weeks, while the Library remains open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm.

Learning Center

Here's a quick tour of the Learning Center:

  • Student Library Assistant work station
  • Thirty nine computers equipped with software needed by Ostrow students, faculty, and staff
  • Citrix on all computers, so dental students can access Axium
  • Instructor computer station located at the lectern
  • Printer used for USC_BW print jobs.
  • No Food or Drink is allowed in the Learning Center