March 25, 2017
Are you interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat production?¬† Join us on April 1st from 10 AM – 12 PM at the library.¬† This program presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension will include such topics as breeds, animal handling, housing, feed requirements, and health management.¬† Registration is encouraged, walk-ins welcomed.¬† Phone: 518-692-2253¬† All parts of the library are handicapped accessible.
March 13, 2017
After a long winter in the great Northeast Kingdom, escape to discover some of the best books written concerning one of the greatest battles in history, through an examination of a list of selective books written about the Battle of Gettysburg, fought on the first three days of July 1863.¬† Civil War historian Michael Russert, in a new and informative presentation,¬† will discuss and recommend approximately a dozen and a half books.¬† A list will be distributed to attendees.¬† Michael Russert, a member of the Company of Military Historians and a reviewer of over two hundred books has a Master’s Degree plus thirty hours in Nineteenth Century American Studies.¬† He also served as the Coordinator of the NYS Veterans Oral History Program.
Don’t miss what promises to be an enjoyable and informative evening!!
February 18, 2017
January 2, 2017
The Easton Library is an association library with a 130 year history in our small, rural town. The library is a center of information, community culture, recreation and lifelong learning.¬† We are seeking a part-time library director for a community focused library open 24 ¬Ĺ hours per week.¬† The library director will work closely with the Board of Directors to develop and fulfill the mission of the library.
Summary of Job Responsibilities
- Assists library patrons in the use of print materials, equipment and technology including databases and interlibrary loan
- Manages all aspects of a community library including staff & volunteers; circulation & acquisition of materials; collections & display cases; communications including Facebook, flyers, newsletter & website; budget, donations & grant writing
- Plans and publicizes library programs that reach all of the community.
- Attends all board meetings, reports on library activities & important issues, participates actively in discussion & contributes to decision making process.
- Makes policy recommendations to the board and implements policies adopted by the library board.
- Participates, with Board of Trustees, in a continuing formal planning process which identifies and addresses community and library needs, provides direction for library development and serves as a base for evaluation of library effectiveness in relation to changing community needs.
- Attends SALS (Southern Adirondack Library System) meetings & workshops when appropriate.
- Maintains the library‚Äôs computers & calls on SALS tech support as needed. Meets with tech support for set up of new computers or for maintenance of current computers.
- Completes other tasks as needed.
Preferred Skills and Requirements
- Associate‚Äôs degree required, Bachelor‚Äôs degree preferred.
- Computer skills- internet, databases, Microsoft Office Suite.
- General knowledge of library principles and practices.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with others.
- Ability to speak and write effectively and clearly.
- Prefer grant writing experience.
- Experience managing a work force.
- Budgeting skills.
- Organizational skills and ability to envision and carry out a long-range plan.
- Ability to lift, carry and shelve books.
Hours and compensation 20-25 hours per week including some evenings & Saturdays; Starting hourly wage at $16-18/hour depending upon experience and the degree to which the candidate matches the above profile. Application process All applicants should submit a resume and cover letter in either a Microsoft Word or PDF format via email to email@example.com.¬† Three references will be required at the time of interview.¬† Submit application by January 28, 2017.