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.

dawes

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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Request for Proposals: 2016 WALE Conference

Program proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 WALE Conference, to be held October 24-25 in beautiful Lake Chelan, WA. This is the 25th annual event for the Washington Library Employees, an interest group of the WA Library Association.

All proposals from library staff, advocates, and partner organizations will be considered. Now is the time to reach out to the dynamic presenters in your professional communities or share your own skills and experience by leading a Conference Session or a Preconference Workshop.

  • Proposals are due no later than April 8.
  • Primary Contacts will be notified of proposal status by April 22.
  • All Preconference Workshops will be held October 25.
  • All Conference Sessions will be held October 26.

To submit a Preconference Workshop proposal (3-7hrs long), please use this form.

To submit a Conference Session proposal (75 minutes long), please use this form.

If you have questions regarding conference programs or this proposal process, please contact the conference program team below. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

–2016 WALE Conference Program Chair, Heidi Chittim, hchittimewu@gmail.com
–WLA Conference Program Coordinator, Kate Laughlin, kate@wla.org

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Spring 2016 Workshop – Are You Ready for Leadership? and Management in Context Two Workshops by 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.

dawes

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 Postings: 2 Library Manager positions – Community Library Network

The Community Library Network in Kootenai and Shoshone Counties in North Idaho is looking for an enthusiastic, member-focused manager for two of our libraries.

The Rathdrum Library Manager position is a 40 hour benefitted position with a starting wage of at least $20.59 per hour.

The Athol Library Manager position is a 32 hour benefitted position with a starting wage of at least $17.39 per hour.

Both positions are open until filled.

To apply and for additional information, please see our homepage at: http://www.communitylibrary.net/drupal7/content/open-positions

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Job Posting: Branch Librarian – Pend Oreille County Library District

Job Title: POCLD – Branch Librarian
Location: Calispel Valley, Ione, Metaline Falls or Newport
Supervisor: Director of Library Services
Salary: $13.75 to $20.00 per hour

Summary
Under the general supervision of the Director, manages the day-to-day operation of a POCLD Branch. Responsible for creating a climate of friendly and efficient customer service. Manages all activities of the library relating to programming, collection management, and circulation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Circulation
Process incoming and outgoing materials from CIN libraries and the POCLD courier each week.
Responsible for monies collected from patrons, ensuring accurate recordkeeping.
Responsible for monthly branch reports, tabulating program and daily statistics for district, state and national reports.
Handles all in-depth patron account issues, problems with holds, POCLD discrepancies and CIN patron issues.
Assists patrons in finding information, resources and materials in the library, online and accessing specific databases.
Maintains confidentiality of all patron records and transactions.

Collection Development and Cataloging
Responsible for acquisition, cataloging, de-selection, relocation, and systematic removal of library materials.
Selects, downloads, and verifies bibliographic records from national and local databases.

Technical
Assists patrons in use of computers, mobile devices, printing, word processing, faxing and other specialized equipment.
Ability to assist patrons with digital and social media formats. Handles software or hardware questions and computer troubleshooting.

Programs
Plans, prepares, promotes and delivers programs to patrons in a variety of settings.
Works with Friends of the Library groups to promote library services and fundraise for branch.
Participates in community outreach and partnerships with local educational, nonprofit and business entities.
Participates and executes the branch summer reading program.

Facilities Maintenance
Follows established opening and closing procedures of library facility.
Monitors branch supplies and plans for needed items in a timely manner.
Maintain library facilities in a neat, orderly, clean, and organized state for patron and staff safety.
Reports all facility and safety problems to Financial and Facilities Manager. In emergency situations, keeps Director of Library Services informed.

Supervisory Responsibilities
Assists with overseeing POCLD library support staff, ensuring timely completion of tasks and assists in recruiting, training, and retaining library support staff and volunteers.

Competencies To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies and must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Knowledge of library reference and cataloging methods
  • Knowledge of bibliographic sources of information
  • Knowledge of the purchase of library books and materials
  • Ability to keep routine records and make routine reports involving the presentation of facts, data, etc.
  • Knowledge of “MARC” records and “Koha” library system
  • Ability to manage projects to completion
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Ability to resolve conflicts
  • Demonstrates ethical behavior
  • Ability to adapt to a changing work environment and ability to prioritize work activities
  • Practices good work habits
  • Follows established safety and security procedures
  • Knowledge of alphabetical and Dewey Decimal filing systems
  • Knowledge or familiarity with common computer/mobile devices, applications, and digital formats. Extensive use of computer keyboard and terminal required.
  • Ability to work varied schedules, including evenings and Saturdays
  • Requires use of a personal vehicle with a valid driver’s license and proof of current liability insurance.

Education and/or Experience
Associate’s degree in library or information science and three years related library experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and library experience.
US citizenship or documentation of eligibility for this position on US Immigration and Naturalization Form I-9, prior to beginning employment.

Physical Demands
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

For more information, contact:
Lori Slover, Director of Library Services
Pend Oreille County Library District
116. S. Washington Avenue
Newport, WA 99156
Phone 509.447.2158
Fax 509.447.2806

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Fall 2015 Workshop – Library as Publisher: From Gatekeeper to Gardener

flyingbooksLibrary as Publisher: From Gatekeeper to Gardener

Friday, November 13th
Moran Prairie Library 6004 S Regal Street Spokane, WA

The Digital Publishing Revolution is here at last, ushering in a host of new possibilities, among them Open Ac-cess scholarship, and the ability to be co-creators of self-published content. But it has also highlighted some key business problems for libraries, pub-lishers, distributors, and authors, such as predatory publishing and un-sustainable licensing mod-els. At this most exciting time in our history, will li-braries be bold enough to understand and embrace disruption — or be passive victims to market forces we can’t be bothered to challenge?

JamieLaRueJamie LaRue has appeared on NPR, been quoted and highlighted in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, and the Denver Post, and has hosted a local author interview TV program. A newspaper columnist for over two decades, he also wrote The New Inquisition: Understanding and Managing Intellectual Freedom Challenges. He is a frequent presenter for library associations, regional workshops, and library staff days. From 1990 to 2014, he was director of the Douglas County (Co.) Libraries, widely known as one of the most successful and innovative public libraries in the nation. He was the Colo-rado Librarian of the Year in 1998, the Castle Rock Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Business Person of the Year, in 2007 won the Julie J. Boucher Award for Intellectual Freedom, and in 2013 won the Colorado Association of Libraries’ Career Achievement Award. In 2014, he embarked on a career of writing, speaking, teaching, and consulting.

Register for the Morning Session or the Afternoon Session
Register by Friday, November 6th with Tami Robinson, trobinson@whitworth.edu

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

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
Find more information at http://incol.scld.org
Get directions at http://www.scld.org/locations/moran-prairie

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

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Library Staff Meet Up on October 21!

Please share with your colleagues! Print and post the flyer.

Liberty Ciderworks website

Google map for Liberty Ciderworks

2015-10-21 meet up

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Job Posting: Reference Instruction Library Associate – Eastern Washington University

Special Faculty, Non-Tenure Track Position [Full Posting]

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides both in-person and online reference services on Sundays and four other evenings a week. Delivers one-on-one instruction in the use of both print and electronic information resources. May create LibGuides or other library publications. May help to maintain the currency of content on the library’s Website. Contributes to collection development of reference and general collection materials. Reports to the Library Faculty Chair.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library & Information Science. Effective communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. The successful candidate will have the ability to promote and support cultural competency.

Strongly Desired/Preferred Qualifications: One or more years of professional reference experience in either academic or public libraries; including one-on-one teaching experience (research assistance to patrons, etc.). We seek a candidate who genuinely enjoys helping people and providing outstanding customer service to patrons.

SALARY/APPOINTMENT: This is a one-year appointment at the Library Associate level, September 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016; position is budgeted for 10-months, 55% time. Salary will be approximately $30,000 a year for this appointment including comprehensive benefits: TIAA/CREFF retirement program; comprehensive medical insurance; accrued annual leave, established paid holidays, and sick leave.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your application materials through our online faculty portal (https://jobs.hr.ewu.edu). Submittals must include a letter of application which addresses each of the qualifications; curriculum vita including a list of three references with name, title, organization, addresses, contact information (email and phone numbers) and their relationship to you (colleague, supervisor, etc.) You will also be asked to complete a short candidate profile form as part of the online process. Applications will not be accepted via email, regular mail, fax or any other mode of delivery.

EASTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Successful candidate(s) will be required to pass a background check and show proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. pursuant to U.S. immigration laws.

SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS: Eastern strives to satisfy all requests for special access needs for persons with disabilities. Requests for such accommodations are welcome and may be made by calling Human Resources at: (509) 359-2381.

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