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Head of Access Services Dorothy Hargett speaks at University Chapel

On June 19, Dorothy Hargett, the Library’s Head of Access Services, was the featured speaker at University Chapel. Dorothy took as the foundation of her talk, three verses from The Lamentations of Jeremiah:

22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24 The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

—Lamentations 3:22-24

Dorothy spoke about the role God has played in her and her family’s life over the years, from His call to her husband Jerry to move to Virginia Beach to attend CBN University in 1988, to her own miraculous healing over the past year from severe lymphedema in her legs.

Dorothy also told the Regent community about how the evidence of God’s work is all around us, but that lacking trust in His faithfulness, we often want to know how the journey will end before we even begin! Without total trust in the Lord, we go off listen to others (or sometimes even the devil), when all we need do is to wait patiently and hear God’s voice, as He hears ours.

Above all, Dorothy emphasized that one must desire a personal relationship with Christ more than anything else in the world: “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).

The Library faculty and staff are proud of Dorothy and thank her for sharing some of the wisdom she has acquired in the course of her walk with God.

Dorothy’s full Chapel talk may be found in the Campus Ministries archives, located inside the Regent Portal.

What do they do?—Dorothy Hargett

Dorothy Hargett
Access Services Supervisor

The Access Services Supervisor provides leadership for the Library’s Circulation department. Circulation is responsible for checking-out books, shelving items, and helping patrons find materials. The Circulation desk is open every day until midnight (2:00 a.m. during exams).

I also give presentations about customer service on local and national platforms and have served in leadership roles for Innovative Users Group, a consortium of libraries using the Millennium Integrated Library System. I hold a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Mississippi Valley State University and a Master degree in Human Services Counseling from Regent. I am currently working on a Master of Library & Information Science degree at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Originally from Flint, Michigan, my husband and I came to Virginia in 1988 so that he could attend then CBN University. I have worked at the Regent Library for ten years. In my spare time, I love spoiling my grandchildren and playing scrabble.

I believe that librarianship is one of the greatest professions that serve mankind. It is a joy to work and serve the thousands of patrons that enter the Library.

I feel blessed to be a part of the Regent family.

Dorothy Hargett, Access Services Supervisor, presents at national conference

The software that runs the Library system is called Millennium by Innovative Interfaces. The Innovative Users Group holds an annual conference where member libraries can exchange ideas on getting the most out of Millennium. This year the conference convened in Anaheim, California in May. Supervisor of Access Services Dorothy Hargett was selected through a juried process to give a presentation on improving customer satisfaction in libraries. The title of Dorothy’s presentation was “Circulation and the Truth about Customer Service.” It was an informative, fun, and interactive exchange of ideas on how better to serve library patrons, complete with video clips and scenarios for participant discussion. Dorothy states, “I look forward to implementing some of the strategies and ideas I learned to improve the service and care of the Regent University Library community.”

We are thrilled that Dorothy represented the library and Regent University at this national conference with 1000 attendees. Congratulations Dorothy!