Story Times will be back before you know it! You can register by clicking on our ‘Story Times’ link, above.
Do you have experience working with youth? We’re looking for a new Program Aid to assist with our youth programming. The position is currently open, until filled. Details below:
Date Posted: 8/4/2017
Department: Public Library
Deadline: Open until filled
This position reports to the Youth Services Librarian with a focus on young adult programming. This position helps develop, run and expand programming and activities both at the library and through outreach. The position will also perform entry level library clerical work in the circulation of library materials, handling of patron requests, shelving and filing.
1) Some evenings and weekends required
2) 6-10 hours per week during spring, winter and fall
3) 30-40 hours per week during summer reading programming (normally June and July)
4) Flexibility to adjust schedule for programming and circulation desk coverage
Essential Job Functions
1) Schedule, plan and conduct programming in coordination with the Youth Services Librarian, with a focus on young adult programming
2) Requests, organizes and maintains teen programming materials such as games, equipment and snacks
3) Collaborates with schools, teachers and other youth services workers to promote the library and share programming
4) Provides support and assistance with children’s and adult programming as needed
5) Uses social media to promote children’s and young adult library programs and services
6) Composes and submits monthly reports and teen event statistics
7) Helps maintain a comfortable library atmosphere for teens including maintenance of YA area
8) Greets visitors to the library and provides friendly, high-quality customer service to library users
9) Performs circulation duties and procedures including: loaning and returning materials, placing reserves, checking in materials, shelving materials, checking for damaged materials, taking interlibrary loan requests
10) Assists patrons signing up for new library cards
11) Any one position may not include all the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in this position
Other Job Functions
1) Provide suggestions for new print and digital acquisitions for young adults
2) Organizing and reshelving returned library materials
3) Responds to general telephone questions
4) Maintains neat and orderly circulation desk
5) Assists patrons in the use of library services and facilities
6) Operates library equipment
7) Shelf reading of library stacks to ensure an easy to use and accessible collection
8) May be cross-trained to assist in other library units/departments
9) Performs other tasks, duties and projects as assigned
Works under immediate supervision of the Youth Services Librarian
Knowledge, Skill and Ability
1) Ability to engage with young adults in a warm, friendly way with humor, energy, flexibility and persistence. Understanding of teens irregular attendance or responses
2) Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patrons and staff
3) Excellent written and oral communication skills
4) Experience working with common technology hardware and software such as Microsoft Office products, PCs, tablets, copiers, fax machines and email
5) Ability to troubleshoot technology hardware/software and gaming equipment
6) Experience with social media websites, video creation and basic digital photography
7) Ability to follow the policies and procedures of the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library
Education – High School diploma or GED.
Experience – Experience with and enjoyment in working with young adults. Public service experience preferred. Library or book store experience beneficial.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle and feel, operate office equipment, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and hear, and walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
The employee must also be able to read and write, and follow oral and written instructions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee primarily works indoors. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.
THANK YOU to the supporters of our 2017 Summer Reading Program:
Lauren Hollenbeck Angela Anderson Shannon Schaack
Lauren & Caiden Mandernach Sandy Pederson
John Lushbough Susan Port Daniel Peterson, NPS
Marina Sereda Asli & Ali Dag Musheera Anis
Julia Hellwege Jose Dominguez Shane Griese
Dennis Steffen, Vermillion Optimists Club Pete Jahn
Brian Steffen Vermillion HyVee Vermillion Walmart
ACE Hardware Jason Thiel and Vermillion Theaters
Vermillion Civic Council USD Women’s Basketball
Theta Omega, ESA Chapter Vermillion Rotary
American Legion Aux., Wallace Post #1 Yankton Literacy Council
Catholic Daughters FOE Sunshine Aux.
Friends of the Vermillion Public Library Vermillion Lions
Delta Kappa Gamma, ETA Chapter Matt Taggart, Fire Marshal
Matt Davis, Vermillion Police Todd Halverson, Vermillion Light & Power
Monty Monkvold, Vermillion Light & Power Jill Macy
Tom & Nancy Nelson Barb Rickord
Sharon Ross Jan & Gary Small Pat & Jerry Pratt
William & Cyndi Dendinger F. Arlene DeVany
Cathy Beard & John Davidson Heidi & Clark Bennett
Jan Chapman Darlene Farabee Karen Farris
Carol & Tom Geu Pat & John Gors Janet Hoffman
Patricia & Roger Holmes Shirley & Bill Huber
Fern Kaufman Patricia Kozak The Bean
Amanda Hofland Bali Summers Jenna Wilhelm
Katie Keitges Abby VanPeursem Ethan Simmons
Hey Vermillionaires and Summer Reading Program participants – we’re looking for your feedback! Just click on the link below to complete our short survey. We appreciate your time!
This month’s Books & Brews will see the return of a favorite VPL event: a ‘drive-in’ movie! Our screening, which takes place on Friday, July 21st, is just for adults. We will watch ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ on the big screen – er, water tower – while enjoying
movie-style popcorn, adult beverages, and a beautiful summer night. Bring your own chairs, and favorite beverages, if desired.
Adults 21 & up only, please.
“Oh, he’s very popular Ed. The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads – they all adore him. They think he’s a righteous dude.”
See you in the parking lot this Friday night.
The end is near, but it’s not over yet! We still have a handful of fun activities to finish out this year’s Summer Reading Program, and you’re invited. Be sure to check out these upcoming events:
Wednesday, July 19th at 10 am – LEGO Club (Kozak Room) and Teen Brunch (Small Conference Room)
at 1:30 pm – Art Club (Kozak Room)
Thursday, July 20th at 10 am – Building Solar Viewers in Workshop (Kozak Room)
at 1 pm – FIT with the USD Women’s BB Team! (Kozak Room)
at 1:30 pm – Cursive Class (Kozak Room)
at 2 pm – Chess Club (Kozak Room)
Monday, July 24th at 10:30 am – Nutrition with HyVee’s Shannon Schaack (Kozak Room)
at 1 pm – Vermillion/Clay County Community Safety visit! (Library Parking Lot)
at 2 pm – Origami Club (Kozak Room)
Tuesday, July 25th at 10 am – Minecraft (Youth Room)
at 1:30 pm – Tale of Despereaux (Coyote Twin Theater)
Wednesday, July 26th at 10 am – LEGO Club (Kozak Room) and Teen Brunch (Small Conference Room)
at 1:30 pm – Art Club (Kozak Room)
Thursday, July 27th at 1 pm – SRP End Party at Prentis Park Plunge! *Sign-ups required; please call 677.7060 or stop by the Circulation Desk.
It may seem like the Summer Reading Program is winding down (where does the time go?), but that doesn’t mean there aren’t still a BUNCH of fun things to catch before it’s all over. And keep reading! We’ve got incentives to give out for each week, and you can check in at ANY time to collect your incentives… up until the end of the program, that is – which is Friday, July 28th.
Here are a couple of the fun programs coming. See the remaining program sessions listed on the SRP calendar at the bottom of the post.
All Summer Reading Program participants are invited to participate in this year’s SRP End Party at Prentis Plunge Pool! This year’s party will be held on Thursday, July 27th from 1 to 3 pm. Any registered Summer Reading Program participant is welcome, but sign-ups are REQUIRED. Please call or stop by the Library’s Circulation Desk to get your/your child’s name on the list.
Children 6 & under, as well as non-swimmers, will require a parent or caregiver’s (14+) presence.
Admittance is free, and a snack will be included. Call 677-7060 for more information.
Are you excited about the coming eclipse? Are you prepared? Check out NASA’s great resources: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/
Here at the VPL, we’ve also got some workshops cooked up that will help you get the most out of this rare eclipse event! On Thursday, July 20th – as part of our SRP Workshop session – we will lead kids in the creation of a solar viewer. We will also distribute eclipse glasses to all participants. Then again on Saturday, August 12th at 1 pm, we will lead another solar viewer workshop that will be open to anyone in the community. We will have plenty of eclipse glasses to share, so please feel free to drop by and pick yourself up a pair:)