Library Director - Marinette County Consolidated Library System
Application Deadline: July 14, 2021
Provide overall supervision of operation of all branch library outlets of Marinette County Consolidated Library System; provide leadership, direction and management to all Library staff; create/implement policies and procedures, developing programs essential for productive operation of the County Library and its outlets, and assuring that state standards for public libraries are met.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution; four years experience and/or training in a library setting or related field with supervisory experience; an active Library Grade I certification from the State of WI or be qualified to apply for a provisional certification status; active Library Certification for directorship of library from State of WI; insurance acceptable driver’s license.
Submit resumes, including position title and position location, to:
Human Resources Department
1926 Hall Avenue
Marinette, WI 54143
DEADLINE: 4:30 PM, JULY 14, 2021
Below are the headlines from the June 25, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
After more than a year’s absence, Brown County Library is thrilled to bring back in-person storytime to the Denmark community, beginning July 8, 2021. Registration is required and will open one week before each session. Visit the events calendar on the library’s website for program details and to sign up.
Denmark storytime will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 am at Veterans Memorial Park Shelter, 140 Wisconsin Ave through August. All sessions will be Family Storytimes, recommended for ages 2 - 6 years, however, all ages are welcome.
Guidelines for in-person storytime follow CDC recommendations. Unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask; all are welcome to wear one. Extra masks (including child-size) will be available upon request.
Stay current with library news and information by connecting with the library on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube, visiting www.browncountylibrary.org or by calling (920) 448-4400.
Below are the headlines from the June 18, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
Children's Library Assistant - Shawano
128 S Sawyer St, Shawano, WI 54166, USA
Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Job Summary: Performs circulation and customer service functions. Answers directional questions and refers customers to appropriate materials. Assists with programming for children.
Hours: 20 hours/week
Pay: $11.20 per hour
Desirable Skills: previous experience with children a caregivers, customer service and technology
View the job posting at globalus60.dayforcehcm.com/CandidatePortal/en-US/shawano/site/SHAWANOCOUNTY/Posting/View/311.
View more employment opportunities within the Nicolet Federated Library System area at www.nfls.lib.wi.us/libraries.html#Employment.
Below are the headlines from the June 4, 2021 - 📢 Nic News Weekly:
The following information was taken directly from a WI Libraries for Everyone blog post.
As Mark mentioned in yesterday’s Wisconsin Libraries for Everyone blog post, beginning May 23, 2021, the COVID-era Unemployment Insurance (UI) work search waiver disappeared. Wisconsinites filing for unemployment insurance benefits (with certain exceptions) must now complete and document four work search activities per week.
Assisting residents with filing Unemployment Insurance (UI) claims and with job seeking are among the top priorities as libraries are able to resume service delivery within their communities. The Libraries Activating Workforce Development Skills (LAWDS) project is well-situated to enhance the ability of public library staff to meet those needs. The Department of Public Instruction is working closely with partners from the Wisconsin Library Association, Wisconsin’s public libraries and systems, the Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Workforce Development Boards to re-envision the activities of the grant to align them with current needs.
A number of partner resources and previously recorded webinars might be the refresher you need to help you help UI claimants:
The Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board (WHRAB), with support from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) is offering scholarships to attend the 2021 Society of American Archivists (SAA) Annual Meeting. The conference will be held online August 2-6, 2021.
To be considered for the scholarship, the application should be received no later than Friday, July 2, 2021. Recipients will be notified by email of their status by Monday, July 19, 2021.
Visit https://www2.archivists.org/am2021 for more information on SAA and www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS4407 for more information on WHRAB professional development scholarships.
Linked below are a PDF and Word document version of the application:
If you have any questions about the application, please contact Brianna Krumwiede:
Brianna Krumwiede, Program Assistant
Wisconsin Historical Records Advisory Board
Wisconsin Historical Society
816 State Street, Madison, WI 53706
Please check the NEWI list of free webinars to find online continuing education opportunities you may attend from where you are. Most sessions are 60 minutes long, and are provided – at no charge to you – by associations, agencies, companies, and library systems. There’s a lot to choose from, so here’s a sample of topics that may be of interest to you.
Managing stress & building resilience, click title to register:
Equity, diversity and inclusion, click title to register:
A sample of webinars on other topics; click title to register:
The Kewaunee Public Library and Algoma Public Library are happy to announce that, effective June 1, 2021, overdue fines will not accrue on children and teen print materials – no matter what the age of the person checking out the materials. The libraries are excited to be following the practice of many libraries around the country and removing this potential barrier to library services.
This is their way of removing any reading barrier that they can to help increase childhood literacy and improve library access for the youth of Kewaunee County. Fines can potentially be an obstacle that disproportionately impact people without the means to pay.
Removing these fines (while still requiring the items to be returned) will allow more people to enjoy their materials for education, enrichment, and inspiration. Patrons will continue to be charged for lost or damaged items. The libraries still encourage that patrons bring back those children and teen print materials on time to make materials available to others who would like to borrow them.
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