Millstadt Library
25Sep/19Off

Temp Librarian Position Available

Help-WantedThe Millstadt Library is looking to hire a temporary librarian to work from November to February, evenings (4 p.m. -8 p.m.), day availability, and on weekends. Applications can be picked up at the library.

Please include a resume. No applications will be taken after Monday, October 7th at 4 p.m.

Below, you can find the text for our job description or click the link.  Librarian Job Description

 

As a public library specializing in community engagement, the Millstadt Library is continually growing and expanding services and collection to fit the ever-changing needs of our community. Many of our patrons are parents, children, and seniors. Our collection’s focus is fiction entertainment that includes enough diversity to begin research or education on a plethora of subjects. The Library hosts several programs throughout the year including a story hour, an independent summer reading program, and a holiday open house.

As a librarian, you will manage advanced electronic resources, digital records, help patrons access a wide range of information, and maintain our library collection by managing books, media, and electronic resources. You will also carry out library administrative tasks and organize community events.

Librarian responsibilities and duties

  • Assist patrons with finding reference materials and leisure reading materials
  • Maintain library inventory and conduct periodic audits of the information on file
  • Help patrons navigate electronic records and periodicals
  • Create and implement new programs to attract patrons of different demographics, such as socials and author signings
  • Check books and other materials in and out of the library
  • Teach patrons how to use the electronic database and its functions
  • Manage the acquisition of new materials
  • Print, Copy, Scan, and Fax documents
  • Assist patrons with computer and internet
  • Assist other librarians as needed

Librarian knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to develop and present library programs
  • Ability to develop and present public information materials to promote library use within the Library’s brand
  • Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers, and the general public
  • Experience working with electronic databases of library materials
  • Ability to work independently and self-start
  • Knowledge of computers and internet
  • A love of reading and educating

Requirements

  • Associates degree or more preferred (will count experience as requisite)
  • Ability to work flexibly, some weekends, and sometimes at short notice
  • Proficiency in computers and internet

Special working conditions

  • Duties are performed indoors in an office environment
  • Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, speaking, and listening
  • Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling
  • Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered
  • Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus
  • Must be able to do math at the algebraic level
  • Reading materials and verbal instructions require complex interpretation
  • Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans
  • The noise level is usually moderate
  • Must have reliable transportation
  • May need to travel for specialized library classes

 

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20Sep/19Off

Knitting Night Every Tuesday!

70287729_408081726510488_1068467548325937152_n Knitting NiteDid you see that we've added Crochet to Knitting Night?

So if you know how to crochet, be sure to join us on Tuesdays anytime between 5:30 to 7:30. You can help create hats or scarves for the homeless, fidget sleeves for Alzheimer's patients, or bring your own yarn to create something for yourself!

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7Sep/19Off

New Book Club Book!

51BFqxaUWmLBook ClubOctober's pick is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. If you'd like to join us at our next book club, October 5th at 10:30 a.m. you can always request a copy of the book from the Library!

November's pick will be The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson.

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3Sep/19Off

Have you heard the rumors?

The Millstadt Library is indeed looking to build a NEW library!

We have purchased three acres of land east of the Millstadt Primary Center and west of Highway 163, across from the local fairgrounds and sewer and utility lines already in place.

Why build and not renovate our current location? To make it simple, costs. For everything that we will need, not just now, but in at least 20 years from now, our current location is unsuited to provide the adequate room, ADA compatibilities, or the parking needed.

Why now? We need the space. If you've been to any of our events, we usually have to move into the Village Meeting room. Or if we have it in the Library, there's hardly enough room for people to breathe and the noise makes the Library unusable to other patrons.

As of this moment, we are still collecting information about this process and working to move forward.

For more information, please read our New Building Press Release_

Thank you for your patronage and we'll keep you updated as we move forward!

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