The slogan for Summer 2020’s summer reading programs will be “Imagine Your Story” and will be based of the theme of Fairy Tales/Mythology/Fantasy. To help library staff prepare, we will be offering two workshops this year. Last year we filled the room at the Walt Branch Library, so we decided to add a second one at Syracuse Public Library. The content will be identical, or nearly identical, at both workshops.
The workshops will be free and worth 4 CE. They will contain presentations on 1. Fairy Tales, Legends, Myths, Oh My! Hear About New Titles 2. Imagination Stations: Tween Programming for Summer Reading 2020 3. Activities to Fire Up Imagination in Children 4. Summer Crafts Sampler and 5. Outreach and School Partnerships.
Registration is available now for the Walt Branch Library workshop (Nov. 22, 10 – 3:15) at http://bit.ly/SRPW2020.
Registration will become available for the Syracuse Public Library workshop (March 13, 10 – 3:15) in January.
The Southeast Library System, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on consulting and training for library staff and boards in the southeast corner of Nebraska, is looking for a part-time administrative assistant. This position is for 12.5 hours weekly and the schedule for this position is flexible during our usual business hours (9:00 am – 5:00 pm).
Primary Duties of this position:
- Customer Service Contact
During their shifts, the Administrative Assistant is the primary contact for incoming phone calls and greeting people coming into the office. When the Executive Director & Assistant Director are both away from the office, this position is expected to be able to answer basic questions.
- System Bookkeeper
This position will pay bills as approved by Executive Director, prepare payroll, request quarterly funding from Nebraska Library Commission, prepare bank deposits, monitor budget statements, work with system accountant and auditor, prepare materials for year-end audit, work with Executive Director and Executive Committee to prepare annual budget for approval by board, file appropriate federal and state tax forms.
- Provide circulation services to member libraries
This position is the primary contact for the SELS book kit program and journal article request program for member libraries. They will place reservations for kits, maintain records on circulation, check out and mail books to requesting libraries, check in returned kits, maintain notification lists for journal article request service, distribute table of contents to those interested, fulfill article requests.
- General Clerical Duties
Maintain office supplies, tidy office suite, and other such tasks.
We are looking for candidates with the following preferred attributes:
- Professional, pleasant, & courteous communication style.
- Basic computer literacy skills, especially email, Microsoft Excel, document scanning, and QuickBooks.
- Experience with libraries and/or non-profit organizations.
Beginning wage: $10 per hour
To apply, provide resume to firstname.lastname@example.org . Consideration begins October 7.