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Jan 02
2013

Branch Manager position opening

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District is seeking a Branch Manager working a maximum of thirty (30) hours per week including evenings and Saturday for the Dayton Memorial Library.

Starting Salary: $15.11 per hour

Position will begin March 4, 2013

Position Description Summary:

Branch manager position reports to the Director and is responsible for managing, supervising and overseeing a small library to meet the educational, recreational, and informational needs of the Columbia County community.

Qualifications:

    • Associate’s degree or equivalent. Preference given to someone specializing in library science.
    • Minimum of three years experience in library operations and systems.
    • Minimum of two years experience with managerial skills supervising other employees.
    • One year PC computer experience – Word and Excel preferred.
    • Knowledge of ByWaters KOHA ILS system preferred.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English both verbally and in writing.
      • Application must be clear, concise, and accurate.
    • Must have a current driver’s license and access to dependable transportation.

Application, resumé, and essay must be received or postmarked by January 25, 2013 at 5 p.m. You may download the application packet off our Employment page, or you can pick one up in person at the library.

Dec 05
2012

Trustee Position Open

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees announces an opening on the County Library Board of Trustees. The County Library Board is taking applications for anyone who is interested in a five-year term as trustee beginning April 1, 2013.  Applications must be received by Chair Tanya Patton at the Columbia County Rural Library District by January 4, 2013.  Applicants will be interviewed by the Library District Board of Trustees at their regular meeting in February. One person’s name will then be recommended to the Columbia County Commissioners for appointment.  The term for the incumbent trustee, who is completing a term for a trustee who resigned, will expire March 31, 2013.  The incumbent trustee will be applying for her own first full five-year term.

Please view the Trustee informational packet on the Employment page, and print off an application to submit by the deadline date of January 4, 2013.

 

Oct 23
2012

Special Meeting Announcement: November 12th

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees announce a special meeting to take place on November 12, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Dayton Memorial Library in the Delany basement for the purpose of reviewing the 2013 preliminary budget.  No action will be taken at the meeting.

 

Oct 10
2012

Book a Librarian?

Posted by heather in Announcements

If you need help with basic computer skills, would like to find a few good books, or are having trouble downloading eBooks or eAudiobooks, you need to Book a Librarian!  One-on-one consultation gives the librarian a chance to answer your question without interruption while giving us time to prepare any resources you may need. 

Appointments may be any Tuesday or Thursday morning if staff is available; however, other arrangements can be made.  Follow-up appointments are at the discretion of library staff.

To schedule an uninterrupted 30 minute session, call 509-382-4131, email library@daytonwa.net, ask a staff member, or fill out a copy of the appointment request form and drop it off at the library.  Please plan ahead, as we may not always be able to schedule an appointment for the next 48-72 hours.

 

Sep 27
2012

Fiber Coming Soon!

Posted by heather in Announcements

Fiber to the library is coming soon!  The Library Board of Trustees, director and staff’s desired outcome of providing a faster more efficient Internet connection to the library’s computers is almost realized.  NoaNet is nearer to their completion date.  Bringing the library’s existing network up-to-date required an upgrade for gigabit speeds to the library’s computers, which was completed in July.  The library’s broadband fiber connectivity will soon be at 10 Mbps up and down, an increase from its current Cable network speed of 1.5 Mbps down and 768 Kbps up.  The faster bandwidth will help the library’s patrons and the library’s wireless customers search for jobs, do homework and research, run their home business from the library’s computers, play games, use FaceBook, Twitter, watch YouTube, use the library’s databases, download eBooks and eAudiobooks.  The library will have the fastest free Internet connection in town.

The Columbia County Rural Library District is participating in the ARRA/BTOP Round One/Two awarded grants utilizing NoaNet fiber.  Fiber has been installed at the library building.  Connectivity to the fiber is still a couple months away.

The 2012 Broadband Grant in the amount of $958 was awarded to the Columbia County Rural Library District and is being supported with Library Services and Technology Act funding provided by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.

Sep 25
2012

Rural libraries to circulate eBook readers, thanks to grant!

Posted by heather in Announcements

Thanks to a recent grant award, library users in many southeastern Washington communities soon will be able to bring home books on a lightweight eBook reader.

The grant is named “eREADS in eWA”: Encourage Reading, Expanding Access and Device Sharing in Eastern Washington.

The Asotin County Library, Columbia County Rural Library District, Denny Ashby Library (Pomeroy), Neill Public Library (Pullman), Walla Walla Rural Library District and Whitman County Library are partnering to purchase NOOK eReaders, which will be preloaded with the popular content and then made available in those communities beginning October 15th. 

Two shared Nooks will be at each library at any one time and will be rotated every two months.  eReaders will be loaded with titles specific to the genres of biography, Christian fiction, classics, fantasy, general or literay fiction, historical fiction, readable non-fiction, mystery, science fiction, thrillers and horror, and young adult fiction.  There are twelve Nooks between the six libraries.

One of the reasons the partners are offering eReaders to the public is to familiarize patrons with a new electronic format of library material.  In addition, it offers patrons the opportunity to discover and understand how an eReader can be used as an individual device for personal use.  Staff-chosen material will be downloaded on the devices so patrons can fully experience the eReader.  Patrons 18 and over will sign a user borrowing agreement before checking out an eReader.  Patrons under 18 will need to co-sign with their parent or guardian.

The six libraries were awarded grants through Connecting Libraries through Resource Sharing, a federal program that encourages cooperation among public libraries in counties where interlocal agreements to share materials do not exist. 

“The grant’s purpose is to encourage rural libraries to make better use of taxpayers’ dollars by rotating and sharing their materials with each other,” said Carolyn Petersen, the State Library’s assistant program manager for library development. “That benefits the libraries involved and their patrons. This latest grant lets patrons realize that their libraries, while rural, are still technologically up to date.”   

The Nook Simple Touch is a LSTA grant-funded device courtesy of the Washington State Library and Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Aug 03
2012

Friends of the Library Meeting Change

Posted by heather in Announcements

The August meeting of the Friends of the Library will be held on the 5th Wednesday, August 29th at 10:00 a.m.

This change is only for August.

Jul 24
2012

Special Meeting: Strategic Planning Workshop

Posted by heather in Announcements

The Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees will meet Saturday, August 18th from 9 to noon for a Strategic Planning session for 2012 to 2014.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  No action will be taken at the meeting.

Questions? Contact the library:

382-4131

library@daytonwa.net

Jun 06
2012

NeW Book Wednesday! And Catalog Search Info

Posted by heather in Announcements

Books for May 30th through June 6th (.pdf).

We would also like to let you know that our public catalog (library search) will be down from 6am to Noon on June 12th for a system upgrade. Please call us if you have questions!

382-4131.

Jun 05
2012

EBSCO Databases Down on Saturday

Posted by heather in Announcements

Just a quick notice: all our EBSCO databases will be down from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, June 9th, for EBSCO server upgrades.

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