Fall 2016 Workshop – It’s Not Your Mother’s Library: Strategies for Managing Patron Behavior

Thursday, October 20thincolfall2016
Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E Front Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID

Libraries reflect the communities and campuses we serve and sometimes that means navigating disruptive and unsafe behaviors. Join a Community Conduct Coordinator and a Public Library Manager as they share how policies, procedures, and guidelines can support a safe and welcoming environment for patrons, students, and staff. Participants will learn techniques for engaging colleagues in solutions, review facility considerations, explore community and police partnerships opportunities, take away ideas for training and resources, and practice de-escalation techniques. This workshop is applicable to staff at all levels working in public, school, academic, and other libraries.

Presenters:

Melissa Munn is the Community Conduct Coordinator for the King County Library System. After receiving a degree in Criminology, she worked for ten years performing social work in the juvenile justice system, foster care system, and with homeless young adults on the streets of Seattle and King County. She began working in libraries in 2012.
Angelina Benedetti is the Library Cluster Manager for the Burien and Southwest Seattle area of King County Library System. Before becoming a library manager, she worked as a Teen Services Librarian and has chaired ALA book selection and award committees.

Register for morning or afternoon session by Thursday, October 13th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.eduincolcdamap

Morning Session Registration: 9:00-9:30 am Workshop: 9:30-11:30

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Afternoon Session Registration: 1:00-1:30 pm Workshop: 1:30-3:30 pm

• No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
• $25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
• Get directions at http://www.cdalibrary.org/
• Free parking available in the lower lot south of the library at 8th Street and Young or Bancroft Avenues

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Job Re-Posting: Director of Library Services – Pend Oreille County Library District

Are you looking for an exciting library management role where you can put your exceptional skills and knowledge of public library services & community engagement to work developing and executing a new Library strategic vision? Embrace the northeast Washington lifestyle as Pend Oreille County Library District’s next Director of Library Services!  Work collaboratively with the five-member POCLD Board of Trustees and library staff to deliver superb services, outstanding programs, and exceptional customer service to a region with a strong sense of community and unlimited potential. Lead a library district committed to connecting the community to new and creative services in meaningful ways. Our thriving arts and humanities community inspires, entertains and awes and our rugged splendor of rivers, lakes and mountains feeds your spirit with a superb recreational lifestyle. If you enjoy solving complex problems and contributing to exceptional community services, this could be the position for you!

Serving 13,240 residents over nearly 1,400 square miles, Pend Oreille County Library District’s staff members support library operations in four branches:   Newport, Calispel Valley, Ione and Metalines.  The Director of Library Services reports to the district‘s five-member governing Board of Trustees which oversees the district’s $600K budget, and provides guidance for strategic and capital improvement planning.   Membership in the Cooperative Information Network (CIN) consortium effectively stretches our collection dollars and our libraries’ borders; CIN provides access to the 27 libraries’ physical collections and shares the cost of electronic media and the KOHA system.  The Pend Oreille County Community Network System that ushered in a state-of-the-art fiber optic backbone to the county allows us to offer 24/7 high speed Wi-Fi at each of our branches.

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus three (3) years of progressively responsible public library experience including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. A combination of education and administrative experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
  • Washington State Librarian certificate (or obtainable within three months of hire)

Salary range starts at $58,000 yearly, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered.

Please visit www.pocld.org to learn more about the library district the Director position and www.pendoreilleco.org for more information about Pend Oreille County.  Resume with a POCLD Application   and letter of interest should be submitted to pocldbot@pocld.org.

Closing Date Extended to: August 31, 2016

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Job Posting: Hayden Community Librarian/Manager

The Community Library Network in North Idaho has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced person as the Community Librarian/Manager of its Hayden Library. We are a district system with seven libraries and an outreach department.  The Hayden Library is one of two larger buildings with a service population of approximately 40,000.

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited institution and at least 3 years of public library experience, including two years supervising and evaluating a staff of ten or more.  The candidate should have knowledge of current library technology, including online database/Internet applications, extensive management experience, a strong public service commitment and the ability to work collegially and lead an established team. The successful candidate should be passionate about getting to know his/her community and have outstanding customer service skills.

This position is full-time, with an annual salary starting at $54,000 and an excellent benefits package. For more information contact Rebecca Melton, Administrator for Public Services (208) 773-1506 x 314. The position is open until filled.

To apply, go to CommunityLibrary.net/employment.

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Job Posting: Director of Library Services – Pend Oreille County Library District

Are you looking for an exciting library management role where you can put your exceptional skills and knowledge of public library services & community engagement to work developing and executing a new Library strategic vision? Embrace the northeast Washington lifestyle as Pend Oreille County Library District’s next Director of Library Services!  Work collaboratively with the five-member POCLD Board of Trustees and library staff to deliver superb services, outstanding programs, and exceptional customer service to a region with a strong sense of community and unlimited potential. Lead a library district committed to connecting the community to new and creative services in meaningful ways. Our thriving arts and humanities community inspires, entertains and awes and our rugged splendor of rivers, lakes and mountains feeds your spirit with a superb recreational lifestyle. If you enjoy solving complex problems and contributing to exceptional community services, this could be the position for you!

Serving 13,240 residents over nearly 1,400 square miles, Pend Oreille County Library District’s staff members support library operations in four branches:   Newport, Calispel Valley, Ione and Metalines.  The Director of Library Services reports to the district‘s five-member governing Board of Trustees whichoversees the district’s $600K budget, and provides guidance for strategic and capital improvement planning.   Membership in the Cooperative Information Network (CIN) consortium effectively stretches our collection dollars and our libraries’ borders; CIN provides access to the 27 libraries’ physical collections and shares the cost of electronic media and the KOHA system.  The Pend Oreille County Community Network System that ushered in a state-of-the-art fiber optic backbone to the county allows us to offer 24/7 high speed Wi-Fi at each of our branches.

REQUIRED:

  • A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university plus three (3) years of progressively responsible public library experience including at least two (2) years in a supervisory capacity. A combination of education and administrative experience which demonstrates the ability to successfully meet the requirements of the position may be considered.
  • Washington State Librarian certificate (or obtainable within three months of hire)

Salary range starts at $58,000 yearly, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits offered.

Please visit www.pocld.org to learn more about the library district the Director position and www.pendoreilleco.org for more information about Pend Oreille County.  Resume with a POCLD Application   and letter of interest should be submitted to pocldbot@pocld.org.

Closes:  August 15, 2016

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Annual PNLA Conference is coming soon

pnla bannerThe annual PNLA conference is known to be an informative learning and networking experience. Join public, academic, and school library folk from Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana and Washington for two-and-a-half days of fun! We kick-off the conference Wednesday afternoon with two fantastic pre-conference sessions, followed by an opening reception. You’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow conference attendees as well as connect with the wide variety of vendors.

There are sessions for everyone, from innovative programming to inspiring leadership. PNLA hosts a unique conference with keynote speakers and author talks at breakfast and lunch each day. This year we welcome Daniel Buchner, Michelle Cederberg, David Poulsen and YRCA nominated author, Cathy Ostlere.

Conference is in Calgary, AB, August 3-5.

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Library Ice Cream Social

The registration for the 2016 Library Ice Cream Social is now open.icecream

The ice cream social will be held on Monday, June 13th at the 1912 Center in downtown Moscow, Idaho. The keynote for this gathering is Dr. Jonathon Richter speaking on: Immersed in the Situation of Knowing: Creating Context for the 3D Multiverse & Scholarship.

1:00 – 5:00 p.m., 1912 Center in Moscow (Registration opens at 12:30 p.m.)
Cost is $10 for ILA members; $12 for non-ILA members

For more information and to register, click here.

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Thank you, Trevor Dawes and attendees!

The spring INCOL workshop had a wonderful turnout at a beautiful venue with a knowledgeable presenter. Thanks everyone!

Click here to view the bibliography for the presentation.

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Free Workshop: Supercharged Storytimes

You already provide great storytimes. Supercharge them and make them even better!

After several years of research, forty fearless librarians, working with Project VIEWS2 researchers and a small army of UW iSchool students under the guidance of the late Dr. Eliza T. Dresang, were able to demonstrate that public library storytimes really do make a difference when early literacy principles are intentionally incorporated into their delivery. Find out for yourself by attending one of the upcoming free Supercharged Storytimes workshops that will demonstrate how to supercharge your storytimes with research-based tools and techniques that will make your programs:

  • More fun;
  • More creative;
  • Easier to plan; and
  • More effective in helping children learn to read.

These free workshops will be held in the following locations during the first two weeks of May 2016:

  • Monday, May 2:           Timberland Regional Library, Tumwater branch;
  • Tuesday, May 3:           Camas Public Library;
  • Thursday, May 5:          Anacortes Public Library;
  • Friday, May 6:              Kitsap Regional Library, Scout Hall (across from Silverdale branch);
  • Monday, May 9:           Richland Public Library;
  • Tuesday, May 10:         Yakima Valley Libraries, Sunnyside branch;
  • Thursday, May 12:        Spokane County Library District, Argonne branch (Spokane);
  • Friday, May 13:            Neill Public Library, Pullman.

For additional information and to register, click here.

Libraries can look into financial assistance with travel expenses available through Professional Development Grants from the Washington State Library.

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Still time to register- INCOL Spring Workshop with Trevor Dawes

dawes2Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Washington State University
Paccar Building, 2001 E. Grimes Way
Pullman, WA

Are You Ready for Leadership?
Regardless of your role in a library or in a library association, developing a leadership plan is an important tool in being focused on your goals. In this session participants will discuss some characteristics of effective leadership and learn the process for developing a leadership plan.

Management in Context
In this session, participants will come away with information about systems thinking and decision-making that will lead to more effective operations within their organizations.

Both sessions welcome staff at all levels and in both academic and public library environments.

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Trevor A. Dawes is an Associate University Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis. He has been active in staff development and training for public services; has written on various library services topics, and has either planned or presented at various local, national and international conferences on a variety of topics. Dawes earned his Master of Library Science from Rutgers University, and has two additional Master’s Degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is an active member of the American Library Association and is a past president of the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Sign up for both workshops or just the morning or afternoon session. Register by Thursday, April 7th, with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu, stating your preference.

Schedule:
9:00-9:30 – Registration
9:30-11:30 – Are You Ready for Leadership?
11:30-1:30 – Lunch
12:30 – Optional WSU Library Tour
1:00-1:30 – Registration
1:30-3:30 – Management in Context
4:00 – Optional WSU Library Tour

No registration fee for employees of INCOL member libraries
$25 for non-INCOL members and $5 for library tech students
Find more information at incol.scld.org
Get directions at www.parking.wsu.edu/docs/map.pdf. Paccar Building is on Grimes near Lincoln Drive.
Pay for and print a parking pass ($6.94) – https://parking.wsu.edu/permit.php?cmd=new_events – Choose Inland Northwest Council of Libraries

Share with your colleagues! For a printable pdf flyer, click here.

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Job Posting: Librarian with business focus – Spokane County Library District

NORTH SPOKANE LIBRARY – FULL-TIME, EXEMPT

COMPLETE JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMARY

Seeking a business-focused library professional who is creative, values collaboration and teamwork, and most importantly, is committed to providing great public library services. Under supervision of a Library Services Manager, this position has a Business and Career Development focus, connecting entrepreneurs in the community with resources to build their businesses, and assisting library members in furthering their career objectives. This position also has a community engagement focus at Cheney and is responsible for developing partnerships on behalf of the library in that community. Provides reference and readers’ advisory, instructs members in use of library resources and services, and identifies customer service and collection needs.

SCHEDULE

The current work schedule at North Spokane Library is Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00am to 6:00pm.

SALARY / WAGE

$4,013.57-$5,016.96 per month in six steps, plus benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, Employee Assistance Program; 11 paid holidays; paid vacation and sick leave; and participation in the Public Employees Retirement System.

QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Library & Information Science or equivalent and the Professional Librarian’s Certificate issued by the Washington State Library (or its predecessor) as required by RCW 27.04.055. One (1) year of experience in business and career development support in a public library and/or related experience preferred. Effective communication skills; read and use English and understand numbers; working knowledge of personal computers, office software, database software and the Internet; ILS experience preferred. Or any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience that ensures satisfactory performance of essential job functions.

Refer to the job description for complete details regarding qualifications and illustrative examples of essential duties and responsibilities of the position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

March 18, 2016 at 12:00 noon PDT

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Submit a completed SCLD employment application, supplemental questionnaire (Community Profile and Programming Proposal, and Blog submission), resume and signed cover letter addressing your work experiences related to the skills and abilities required for this position to Human Resources, Spokane County Library District, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane, WA 99212.

Completed application materials may be submitted online or through the mail or dropped off at the Administrative Offices. Applications sent by fax or email are not accepted.

The employment applicationcomplete job description and Tips for Applicants are available for downloading as Adobe Acrobat PDFs, via email or you may pick them up in person. If requesting application and accompanying documents via email, please include your name and postal mailing address. Applications and documents are available at the Administrative Offices located at 4322 N Argonne Rd, Spokane, WA 99212, between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday. For further assistance, please call 509.893.8200.

If you experience any difficulty in accessing the application, contact Human Resources.

Please inform us if you need any accommodation to apply or interview for this position.

Spokane County Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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