More Than Just Books (and we love books)

The Pew Learning Center and Library is Warren Wilson’s intellectual center, and students on the Library Crew are at the heart of it all. Working closely with our dynamic librarians (yes – our librarians are dynamic and really cool!) at Circulation, in our Emerging Technologies Center and Sound Lab, and in the College Archives.

The Library Crew students learn directly from established researchers, creators, innovators, and circulation professionals, preparing them for their undergraduate research and capstone, as well as graduate school and their career.

I love the atmosphere of the library, and this space helps me learn about and connect with all the resources that make me a better student, as well as help share these resources with my fellow students. On my crew I learned how to foster a strong work ethic, which is valuable for every job you will have for the rest of your life. I’ve learned how to make myself a valuable team member by being reliable and hardworking so that I become a team member my bosses can rely on and my crew members can look up to.

Chloe Auman

Supervisor Spotlight

Chris Nugent

Library Director Chris Nugent serves as interim Circulation Crew Supervisor, starting in fall 2020. Chris, who has been a member of the Warren Wilson College faculty since 2002, is looking forward to this new role that will allow her to spend more time directly with students. She especially enjoys mentoring crew members who are exploring library and information science as a possible career path. Chris’s research interests include German Studies and Holocaust Studies. In her free time she loves to walk, travel, and bike.

Learning Outcomes

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers and mentored by supervisors. Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our work program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from federal work study or your average part-time job. Specifically, our Common Learning Outcomes are:

  • Dependability: reliability, accountability, and the ability to successfully manage your time
  • Integrity: trustworthiness and respect for transparent honesty
  • Initiative: self-control, the ability to evaluate situations, and motivation to carry out responsibilities
  • Analytical Thinking: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems
  • Communication: the ability to convey information effectively and build community with others
  • Collaboration: collaborate with peers to achieve common goals
  • Appreciation of the Value of All Work: an understanding of your place in the working world, and a respect for the dignity of all work

Learning and Performance Goals

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. The Learning and Performance Goals outline skills and abilities the supervisor will teach during the semester.

LPG’s for this Crew include:

  • Attention to detail
  • Responsibility for small and large projects
  • Customer service
  • Organization
  • Mastery of catalogs, databases, circulation, and research resources and tactics
  • Technological savvy