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Jaimie Beth Colvin
Payson room. 231
(310) 506-7432


No more headphones at all, one earbud or two. 

There are no headphones worn during duty.  


Baseball caps, fedoras, Stetsons or any other non-functional headgear may be not worn indoors while working for the Circulation Department.

Plan of the day

Plan of the Day

Please read thoroughly daily.





Expectation of Payson Student Workers

Being Prepared To Start Your Shift 

Someone always needs to be at the desk so when you are late to a shift that means some else has to stay longer. We expect you to be at your station ready to work when your shift starts.

Eating At The Desk

Eating meals is prohibited while working.  Snacking is acceptable as long as it doesn't inhibit your ability to accomplish tasks (a.k.a Cheeto powered covered fingers will impede your work).  Please eat meals in Starbucks eating area.

Refer to Circ. Dashboard homepage or ask your supervisor if you have questions about breaks.   

Cell Phone Use 

If you must take a phone call during your shift, do away from the circulation desk.  When stepping away from the desk always let a supervisor know or keep an eye on what is happening in front.  Under no circumstances should a patron have to wait for you to finish a personal call. The patron always comes first.

Students are expected to find substitute coverage when they can't work their shifts

  1. The student seeking coverage should email everyone on the student worker roster.
  2. Once a replacement is found, the student emails their supervisors the name of the substitute and the shift information. Be sure to include the substitute in this email. 

Immediately notify your supervisor if can't find coverage.

Students who are repeatedly unavailable to work their shifts and don't find substitutes may lose their shifts.

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Head of Access Services

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Sally Bryant
Payson Library Room 233, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4262

Subject Guide

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Catherine Schuman

Hours & Breaks

Maximum Hours: 

  • 8 hours max a day (shifts that cross midnight are considered one shift not two separate shifts so students must take breaks accordingly)
  • 20 hours max a week ( weeks are Sunday midnight – Sunday midnight)


  • 4 hour shift =15min paid coffee break  
  • 5 hour shift = Student is allowed but don’t have to take a 30min unpaid meal break
  • 6 or more hour shift = Student MUST take a 30min unpaid meal break during the 5th hour (see example below)

Time Worked


8am to 9am

1st hour

9am to 10am

2nd hour

10am to 11am

3rd hour

11am to 12pm

4th hour

12pm to 1pm

5th hour (first meal break must begin before the employee works five hours, or before 1pm – i.e., by no later than 12:59pm)






I want you to start your break no later than 30min into the 5th hour.

So, using the example above, you must begin your break by 12:30pm at the latest (you can take it earlier).

How to Log A 30min Unpaid Break in KRONOS