Located within the Browsing section on the Library’s 1st floor, you can now find our new display site. Close to the Feature Film DVD section, on top of the Documentaries shelves, you’ll find:
BLIND DATE WITH A BOOK
This clever way to entice you to try reading a book has been used successfully by many libraries. We draw you in with books wrapped in brown paper, with some descriptive phrases designed to make you willing to take a chance.
All the books on display are available for check-out.
AVAILABLE: two part-time, temporary Staff positions, Public Services Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits, to the ISU hiring site. Two people will be hired from this posting to fill two different schedules. Applications will be accepted until November 5, 2020 at this direct link: https://jobs.indstate.edu/hr/postings/32548
Public Services Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits:
Supervises Public Services area per schedule; conveys factual information in response to inquiries made by students, faculty, staff, nonaffiliated patrons, other ISU units, and other institutions.
Responds to emergencies calmly and efficiently, exercises considerable judgment within established procedures and guidelines.
Uses discretion, independent action and judgment to analyze facts, make decisions, and take action to maintain a safe library environment.
In cooperation with other staff members, supervises and trains student staff, directs student assistants in tasks that support daily operations.
Performs specialized library work in one or more library functions.
Duties of this position are related to daily operations and include all aspects of public services tasks.
Develops an increased knowledge of the library’s integrated online catalog.
Seeks opportunities to enhance job skills.
Communicates well in person, over the phone and via email.
Possesses good interpersonal skills, including tact, courtesy and civility, in accordance with the library’s mission, vision and values.
Interprets library policies and procedures and is able to communicate them to internal and external patrons.
All activities of the position performed in support of the Circulation Unit in consultation with and under the supervision of the Access Services Manager, Public Services Department.
8:00AM-1:00PM Monday-Friday (one position)
2:00PM-7:00PM Sunday-Thursday (one position)
Pay Rate:$11.00 per hour, no benefits, no overtime.
We are pleased to announce the content at regional conferences. Dr. Godwin Charles Ogbeidewill offer the keynote on Exercising your Hospitality Intelligenceat four regional conferences. Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloudwill offer a keynote on Implicit Bias and the Welcoming Libraryat the Northwest Regional Conference. All five regional conferences will feature hands-on skills training in computer labsand conversation among public library directors. Other sessions vary by region.
With the exception of the directors’ session, all sessions are designed for and open to ALL staff of all types of libraries. Learn more and register today. Note that some sessions are being finalized. Group registration forms are posted. Members attend for $40; nonmembers may attend for $50.
·Wed, 4/4 in Ft. Wayne, Allen County Public Library, main branch
·Fri, 4/13 in Merrillville, Lake County Public Library
·Fri, 4/20 in New Albany, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
·Tues, 5/15 in Terre Haute, Indiana State University
·Fri, 5/18 in Kokomo, Indiana University-Kokomo
Tisa M. Davis, Communications Manager, Indiana Library Federation, 941 East 86th Street, Suite 260, Indianapolis, IN 46240-1853 – 317-257-2040, ext. 104
The Reference/Instruction librarians are busy year-round providing instruction sessions to undergrads, grads, and faculty, as well as high school groups. Online work includes building online research guides (libguides.indstate.edu) or working in course Blackboard sites.
The library provides many ways to get research help and reference questions asked, as well as questions about checked out items, overdue bills, printing, and just helping people find library materials.