We’re Hiring – Circulation Clerks

The Library is hiring Circulation Clerks!

Love books? Enjoy serving the public? Always dreamed of working in a library? We’ve got the perfect fit – searching for a personable part-time employee who loves all things books and pop culture!

This position performs a variety of library circulation and clerical procedures involving basic support services and services to patrons. We are looking to hire a part-time clerk, $12.00/hour, 12-28 hours a week.

Applicant must have open availability throughout the week including day and evening hours, Monday through Friday, as well as be available Saturdays from 10-5pm.

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We’re Hiring – Assistant Director

JOB POSTING

DATE: February 8, 2021

Location: Vienna Public Library, Vienna, West Virginia

Position: Assistant Director of Library Services, full-time (40 hours/week), including occasional evenings & weekends

Summary: Vienna Public Library has an immediate opening for the Assistant Director of Library Services position. The successful candidate is approachable, friendly, and willing to be a team player and take direction. We are looking for someone who truly enjoys working with and around people, making positive contributions to both the library and the community. Responsibilities include: administrative work involving a broad range of public library functions. Assisting the Director of Library Services in the management, supervision, and administration of the library to provide maximum services to library patrons in accordance with library policy. Planning, organizing, and supervising the services and activities of the circulation staff. The Assistant Director of Library Services assists the Director of Library Services in all aspects of running the library and acts as the Director in his/her absence.

Other preferences include: Thorough knowledge of professional library principles, practices, methods and administration; Thorough knowledge of reader interest levels, books, authors and reference resources; Ability to interact with and assist the public in a friendly and responsive manner; Extensive knowledge of computers and programs likely to be used in libraries, including familiarity with the internet, word processing, databases and social media applications; Knowledge of basic computer networking, software installation, and hardware; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Strong organizational and time management skills for a customer service oriented environment; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public; Availability for extended or nontraditional hours as needed to perform and complete job duties. A flexible schedule including occasional evenings and a weekend rotation is required. This position reports to and works under the immediate supervision of the Director of Library Services

Qualifications: Masters of Library Science Degree preferred; Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of progressively responsible library administration experience including 1-2 years in a supervisory capacity required. A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of the position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

Salary Range: $35,000.00 – $56,000.00, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision and life insurance, participation in WVPERS retirement, paid vacation, paid sick leave, paid holidays.

Closing Date: Position will remain open until filled, applications received by February 26, 2021 will receive first consideration.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Director, Brenna R. Call at brenna@viennapubliclibrary.org. No phone calls please.

For more information about Vienna Public Library and to find a complete job description for this position, please visit our website at www.viennapubliclibrary.org.

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Update – Library Closure

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Vienna Public Library will be temporarily closed to the public from February 1 – February 15 due to a positive Covid 19 test among our staff members. During the time of closure, all services at the library will be unavailable. We will use the time closed to have the building thoroughly sanitized. All staff have been sent home to self-quarantine over the next 14 days, and have been encouraged to seek testing. You may still return items in our book drop and online services can be accessed on our website found at http://www.viennapubliclibrary.org. If you visited the Library between January 25 – January 30 and are concerned about your potential exposure, please consult your personal physician for advice. Please refer all questions and concerns to the Director of Library Services, Brenna Call at brenna@viennapubliclibrary.org.

2021 Reading Challenge

The Library is participating in a 2021 Reading Challenge! Patrons who complete 13 books and turn in their lists by March 31st, June 30th, October 31st, and December 31st will earn small prizes. Find the list below or pick up a paper copy from the library. Click here to learn more about the challenge: the52book.club.

Gardening Webinars with WVU Extension Office

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused an explosion of renewed interest in gardening!  Veteran gardeners in addition to young people and beginners are all growing vegetables in traditional gardens, raised beds and containers across America.  No matter if you are in small towns, big cities, the suburbs or out in the country people want to garden.

The gardening educational webinar series “Fridays at the Library”, is celebrating its seventh year and will be held every Friday in February at 11:00 am.  Due to COVID-19,  this program will be a webinar format on zoom.  

All gardening enthusiasts, experts and beginners are welcome. The workshops are being sponsored by the Wood County Master Gardeners, WVU Extension Service and the Vienna Library. The event is free and open to the public. Door prizes such as seed packets and herbs will be available.  You can join on zoom at https://wvu.zoom.us/j/92780773571. The zoom address is same every week.  

If you need more information please contact J.J. Barrett, West Virginia University Extension Agriculture Agent for Wood County at (304)-424-1960 or my cell (304)-483-4257.  You can email me at jj.barrett@mail.wvu.edu  Good Luck and Happy Gardening!

Friday, February 5, 2021            11:00 am  

“Starting Seeds at Home”-J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Service 

“Gardening in Small Spaces”-Evan Wilson, WVU Extension Service 

Friday, February 12, 2021         11:00 am   

“Growing Heirloom Squash” – J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Service 

“Selecting Flowering Shrubs and Perennials”-Jim Gottfried, Greenleaf Landscape 

Friday, February 19, 2021          11:00 am  

“Cover Crops for the Garden”-J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Service 

“Songbirds of WV” – Sheldon Owen, WVU Extension Wildlife Specialist  

Friday, February 26, 2021           11:00 am

“Understanding Your Soil Test Results”-J.J. Barrett, WVU Extension Service 

“Growing Greens with Indoor Aquaculture”-Jason Nulton, Balance Holdings

Announcing Visually Speaking Saturday Programs

**To clarify recent WTAP News coverage on our new program, Visually Speaking Saturday, the Library announces the following information:

As parents, we hate seeing our children unhappy– but when your little one is too young to speak, it can be difficult to know what they need. Research indicates teaching sign language to young children helps them self-regulate and express their wants and needs before they are verbal. That is why the Vienna Public Library is pleased to announce a new Saturday series featuring baby sign language beginning January 23 at 10:30 am!

Tune into Facebook Live on the fourth Saturday of every month for a sign language lesson. This 12-month virtual course gradually builds your knowledge of key signs, which you can use every day with your little one, as well as features Library resources to aid in your baby sign language journey. Monthly topics will include signs for animal friends, family members, outdoor fun, and much more! January’s introductory session will feature signs for common first words such as mommy, daddy, eat, and bath.

For more information, contact the Library at 304-295-7771 or visit www.viennapubliclibrary.org.

We’re Hiring! – Library Circulation Clerk

The Library is hiring Circulation Clerks!

Love books? Enjoy serving the public? Always dreamed of working in a library? We’ve got the perfect fit – searching for a personable part-time employee who loves all things books and pop culture!

This position performs a variety of library circulation and clerical procedures involving basic support services and services to patrons. We are looking to hire a part-time clerk, $12.00/hour, 12-28 hours a week.

Applicant must have open availability throughout the week including day and evening hours, Monday through Friday, as well as be available Saturdays from 10-5pm.

Click on the following link for more information: