Pink Ribbons, Inc. on Monday, September 9 at 6:45 p.m.
Is it truly possible to shop—or walk, or run—for the cure? Pink Ribbons, Inc. examines the “Think pink!” language associated with a breast cancer diagnosis while considering the troubling ramifications of corporations’ adoption of this disease as a “favored” philanthropic cause.
Directed by Lea Pool and based on the book by Dr. Samantha King, the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011, 97 minutes, not rated) will be shown by WALLA on Monday, September 9 at 6:45 p.m.
Cadillac Records on Monday, October 14 at 6:45 p.m.
This film chronicles the rise and trials of African American musicians in mid-century Chicago as Leonard Chess signs his most famous recording artists: Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Willie Dixon, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, and Chuck Berry.
Starring Adrian Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Columbus Short, Cedric the Entertainer, Eamonn Walker, Beyonce Knowles, and Mos Def, WALLA will present Cadillac Records (2008, 109 minutes, R) on Monday, October 14 at 6:45 p.m.
The Lion in Winter on Monday, November 11 at 6:45 p.m.
The tempestuous Plantagenet family meets on Christmas Eve in 1183 to determine the future of both their family and their kingdom.
The Lion in Winter (1968, 134 minutes, PG) features an all-star cast, including Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, John Castle, Nigel Terry, and Timothy Dalton. WALLA will present this film on Monday, November 11 at 6:45 p.m. at the West Lafayette Public Library.
Millions on Monday, December 9 at 6:45 p.m.
When a deeply religious seven-year-old finds a bag of British pounds only a few days before the United Kingdom switches over to the Euro, what is he to do? Determine how many good deeds he can accomplish with it, of course! Unfortunately for Damian, the bank robbers who lost the money have very different ideas regarding the fate of these pounds sterling and they are not going to let their windfall escape without a fight.
Directed by Danny Boyle and adapted from Frank Cottrell Boyce’s Carnegie Medal-winning novel, Millions (2004, 98 minutes, PG-13) will be presented by WALLA on Monday, December 9 at 6:45 p.m.
- The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
- The Invisible War
- Cairo Time
- Morning Glory
- Bride & Prejudice
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- Richard III
- Made in Dagenham
- The Importance of Being Earnest
Meeting time: Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 6:30 pm
Meeting place: Library Board Room, West Lafayette Public Library
2. Secretary's minutes
3. Treasurer's Report
4. President's Report
5. Library Director's Report
6. Old Business: Review of Indiana Library Board of Trustees manual, Past action items.
8. New Business: Summer Reading Clubs, Building Maintenance and Repairs, Cooperation with Tippecanoe County and other area libraries including Evergreen Indiana; Topics for further action and discussion.
9. Comments from the public.
Next Library Board Meeting: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 @ 6:30 pm at the Library.
Mission: The West Lafayette Public Library strives to be our community's center for lifelong learning, the collector of our community's written and audio-visual heritage, and the gateway to resources within and beyond the library's walls.
- Jeffrey Schwab, President
- Linda Eales, Vice President
- Marybeth Miller, Secretary
- Mark Pugh, Treasurer
- Bryan Hubbard, Member
- Elizabeth Hoffmann, Member
- Christiane Keck, Member
The Library Board of Trustees has been in existence since its formation in 1922.
All library board members are appointed by elected government bodies and all members reside within the West Lafayette Public Library District.
Board Minute Archive - Minutes from 1921 through 1940
The successful applicant will join a team of librarians, library staff and volunteers in providing library services to the West Lafayette community. Home to Purdue University, West Lafayette is a diverse and active community where public library service is sought out and appreciated. Duties of this librarian include, but are not limited to:
- FUND-RAISING and VOLUNTEER SERVICES
- The West Lafayette Public Library is encouraging entrepreneurial work by the library staff, expanding beyond the library's traditional dependence on public tax support. The successful applicant is expected to take a lead role by:
- Selecting, training, scheduling and supervising volunteers to assist with patron services and other library activities
- Co-chairing the library's fund-raising committee
- Researching and applying for grants to help further the library's mission; the successful applicant is expected to raise a minimum of $10,000 in grant funding each year
- COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT for TEENS and ADULTS
- The West Lafayette Public Library has a rich heritage of patron-driven collection development that stretches back to the library's opening in 1923. While embracing new technologies and formats, the Library continues the community's interest in traditional formats as well. This librarian will play an important role in guiding collection development for teens and adults by:
- Serving as the head of the teen and adult book selection committee and ordering patron requested materials, committee-selected materials, and best sellers
- Displaying and weeding the adult and teen collections on a rotating schedule to maintain patron interest, currency and condition
- Utilizing and recommending electronic databases for purchasing or licensing
- Continuing the development of the West Lafayette Memories digital project
- STAFF SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES
- Supervising the library's diverse patron services staff in the library's teen and adult service areas including reference librarians and reference aides, volunteer and program coordinators, outreach staff, computer techs, and shelvers
- Selecting and training staff as the need arises in the patron services area
- OTHER DUTIES
- Answering information, technology and reference questions and helping with circulation as needed
- Working with the Library's active ADA adaptation program
- Serving on various library and community committees as designated by the library director
- Maintaining the appropriate number of Librarian Certification educational units (75 LEUs in a 5 year period)
- Requirements include:
- ALA-MLS with at least 3 years of supervisory experience
- Credentials for an Indiana Certification Level 3; higher preferred
- Comfortable using computers for a variety of tasks including searching, reports, sign and pamphlet design, web articles, and press releases
- Great communication skills; fluency in English, phone etiquette, email, social media and other communication techniques
- Fund-raising experience
- Volunteer supervision experience
- Experience partnering with community organizations
- Friendly, easy going manner
- Strong organizational skills
- Some evening and weekend hours required
- Physical labor: lifting up to 25 pounds, pushing book carts, bending & stooping
- Background check
- Pluses include:
- Familiarity with the West Lafayette community
- Experience serving on Indiana Library Federation or ALA committees
- Experience training or teaching adults
- Familiarity with other cultures and/or second language
- Benefits include:
- Vacation (10 days after the first year of work)
- Paid time off (PTO) to cover sick leave, funeral leave and personal business beginning after six full months of employment
- Partially paid medical insurance; paid life insurance; Cafeteria 125 Plan
- Salary $33,000/year minimum, commensurate with education and experience
- Friendly work environment
Successful applicant will start as early as December 2013.
The West Lafayette Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer