Children's Department High School Page
- Sort and shelve books and other materials in the correct location of the children's department
- Learn how to search for materials on the library's catalog and become proficient enough to teach patrons how to use the catalog computers
- Work on Friday afternoons (4 to 6), one weekend day, and at least one evening per week. Occasionally adjust work schedule to meet the needs of the department
- Move tables and chairs and help prepare the children's activity room and second floor meeting rooms for programs and craft events
- Help clean the meeting rooms and activity room after special programs
- Complete a variety of tasks in the children's room in addition to sorting and shelving books, including preparation of program materials, folding fliers, and straightening the area
- Help with off-site events occasionally, such as the Global Fest children's display at Morton Center (Global Fest is held on the Saturday before Labor Day.)
- Help train and supervise teenage volunteers in such tasks as enrolling children in the summer reading club and giving club prizes to them
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Dependable – come to work on time as scheduled, ready to work
- Able to work with minimal supervision
- Friendly and courteous
- Enjoy working with children and their parents or caregivers
- Able to work with people of various cultures and backgrounds
- Attentive to details, especially when sorting and shelving books
- Able to alphabetize and order numbers
- Able to lift and carry 25 pounds
- Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
- Must be currently enrolled in local high school or school-recognized home school program
- Must be at least 14 and able to get a work permit from school
- Familiarity with children's books
- Experience using Print Shop or Publisher
The West Lafayette Public LIbrary is seeking one part time (3 to 6 hr per week), high energy, service-oriented individual to provide library programming and services for young adults (12-18).
- Associate degree required, higher degree preferred
- Must be willing to work evening and weekend hours as teen programs require
- Must enjoy working with teens
- Clean background check
Skills: Strong customer service attitude, high energy, creativity, professionalism, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written), ability to maintain good relations with staff and public, initiative, comfortable with ALL age groups, team player.
In addition, the candidate(s) must have expertise and proficiency with computers and computer equipment, working knowledge of basic office applications and the Internet, including databases and social networking sites.
Salary: Begins at $15.00/hr
Duties of the teen services' librarian include, but are not limited to:
- Prepare and host monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meetings
- Work with the TAB and library staff to:
- plan, publicize and present quarterly teen programs
- identify suitable teen volunteer opportunities
- produce $500.00 or more net proceeds from fund raising activities per year. Net proceeds to be used for teen programs.
- plan, publicize and produce the annual Teen Summer Reading program
- Work with other librarians to purchase materials for the teen collections
- Partner with West Lafayette community high schools to produce at least one cultural program per year
- Supervise teen programs and volunteers
- Reports to the Computer and Reference Librarian
- Physical labor: lifting boxes of books, pushing book carts, bending & stooping
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Definition: The data rate of a computer network connection is normally measured in units of bits per second (bps). Network equipment makers typically rate their products using related, larger units of Kbps, Mbps and Gbps.
- one kilobit per second (Kbps) equals 1000 bits per second (bps). (Note: Kbps is sometimes also written as “kbps” - both carry the same meaning.)
- one megabit per second (Mbps) equals 1000 Kbps or one million bps.
- one gigabit per second (Gbps) equals 1000 Mbps or one million Kbps or one billion bps.
Smartphone hotspot on 1X
Smartphone hotspot on 3G
Smartphone tethered to PC
Wireless connection to DSL
Wired connection to DSL
Events are color coded: children's library events are BLUE; and library closings are ORANGE.
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The Library will be holding two new computer classes this March:
Computer Applications starts March 20th. This series meets Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30. For more information click on the link or call the library. Call the library 765-743-2261 to register as class sizes are limited.
Introduction to the Internet starts March 20th. This series meets Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30. For more information click on the link or call the library. Call the library 765-743-2261 to register as class sizes are limited.
The instructor for both series is Nancy Hartman.