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Creating a Personal Identification Number (PIN)

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is a password, which guarantees the privacy of your library record. It is required for various library functions, such as renewing items, placing holds, requesting materials from FSU or UNCW, and connecting to licensed databases (electronic resources) from off campus. A PIN may consist of letters, numbers, or a combination of both and must be between 4 and 38 characters and should be something that is complex but also easy for you to remember.

Go to the Library’s home page at www.uncp.edu/library/

  1. Click Your Library Record
  2. When the new window opens, click View Your Library Record
  3. You will next see a login window with three boxes. Put your first or last name (not both) in the first box. Enter your University ID (your Banner number) in the second box, and leave the third box empty. Click the Submitbutton. Two additional boxes will appear. Enter your PIN in the third box and repeat it in the fourth box (see image below).

 

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  1. Click the Submit button. You will see your personal information screen. Please verify your mailing address, etc. If you see any errors, please contact the Circulation Desk at 910.521.6516. You can also modify your PIN or renew checked-out items. Click the Logout button.

 

NOTE: If you have problems creating a PIN or if you forget your PIN contact the Reference Desk at 910.521.6656 or at refdesk@uncp.edu. You must be able to verify all of your personal information, including your University ID, or we will not remove your old PIN.

Reporting Catalog Problems

If there is a cataloging problem, please use the following procedures:

If the problem is in the catalog record, please print the record, circle the problem, include any information that might help clarify the problem, initial it and date it. Then give the printout to the Coordinator of Cataloging Services.

If the problem is with an item, please give the item along with a description of the problem to the Coordinator of Cataloging Services.

Simple issues with materials, such as a label has come off or been damaged, please give to the Coordinator of Cataloging Services, or, in her absence, to the Catalog Librarian (if it is a book) or the Electronic Resources/Media Catalog Librarian (if is media).

Library Assistantships

The Library welcomes applications for assistant positions.  Graduate and undergraduate students must apply through the Career Center's Brave Opportunities system.

We hire assistants in the following categories:

  • Work Study – Students that have been granted federal or state work study monies as part of their Financial Aid package.  If you are unsure if you have work study, contact the Financial Aid Office at 910.521.6255 or fa@uncp.edu.  Positions at the Library for work study are available, and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Contracted Assistantships – Students hired by the Library from our internal budget on a contractual basis. Students applying for a contracted assistantship must have one year of library experience.   At this time, due to budget constraints, no further contracted assistantships are available.  You may submit an application to be kept on file should a position become available.  Applications are kept on file for one semester, after which time you would need to reapply.
  • Youth Start – High school students participating in a work experience program in cooperation with their high school, the UNCP Regional Center, and the assigned work place.  Youth Start is funded by the Workforce Investment Act through a contractual arrangement with Lumber River Council of Governments.   If you are interested in this program, please contact your high school guidance counselor.  The Library employs up to two Youth Start students, and applications will be handled in conjunction with the UNCP Regional Center.
  • International Students – Students who are not U.S. citizens may apply for Library assistantships through the International Programs Office, which assists students with on campus employment from their own internal budget.  Applicants should contact the International Programs Office at 910.775.4095 or ip@uncp.edu to verify if any positions are available.  Positions at the Library for international students are available, and applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; however, International Programs retains the final placement decision.

The Library has assistantships in several of its departments, but availability varies.  The Access Services/Reference Librarian makes placement decisions in consultation with other library staff members.  So while assistants may have a preference, they must be willing to work in any library service area. 

Depending on the work area of the Library to which the assistant is assigned, the following is a list of possible library assistant duties:

  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Filing government documents
  • General office work
  • Inventory
  • Media processing – including cleaning
  • Organizing items for archiving
  • Photocopying
  • Scanning
  • Shelving
  • Shifting
  • Technical support
  • Unpacking books
  • Use the Library’s online catalog
  • Using the microfilm machine
  • Working with computerized library systems

Depending on the work area of the Library to which the assistant is assigned, the following is a list of desired library assistant characteristics:

  • Able to work independently
  • Accurate
  • Attention to detail
  • Cooperative
  • Dependable
  • Efficient
  • Follows directions
  • Good communication skills
  • Good handwriting (cataloging assistants)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Neat and clean appearance
  • Positive attitude
  • Punctual
  • Willingness to learn and produce good work

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