Now Hiring – Public Services Assistant

Position Open: Public Services Assistant I, Part-time
15-20 hours per week 

Duties:

  • Provide public desk services: check-in/check-out, renew materials, place holds, issue library cards, assist patrons with catalog searches for print, audiovisual and digital resources using the Evergreen Indiana Integrated Library System
  • Answer patron questions about the Library’s public computers, printing, faxing, copying and other library services 
  • Shelve books, magazines, and audio/visual items as needed
  • Handle cash
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements include:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent; Some college preferred
  • Able to work weekend and evening hours and during school/college calendar breaks
  • Proven customer service experience
  • Excellent communication skills, phone etiquette; fluency in English
  • Ability to work with a diverse Library patron population
  • Ability to work independently and with other Library staff as required
  • Proficiency in and the ability to assist patrons in the use of computers, tablets, mobile devices, apps, and applications; Experience with Google Apps (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office
  • Detail-oriented, strong problem-solving skills
  • Physical labor: lifting boxes of books, pushing book carts, bending & stooping, ability to lift and carry at least 40  pounds 
  • A background check will be required by the Library
  • Familiarity with the West Lafayette community, public libraries, and proficiency in multiple languages a plus

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $12/ hr
  • No  health benefits are provided for this position
  • Paid holiday time off available.

For more information and to apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to Ashley Meyer at ameyer@wlaf.lib.in.us

The West Lafayette Public Library does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Now Hiring – Public Services Manager

Position Open: Public Services Manager, Full-time
(Position open until filled)

The Library is hiring a full-time Public Services Manager (40 hours per week)

Duties:

  • Provide public desk services: check-in/check-out, renew materials, place holds, issue library cards, assist patrons with catalog searches for print, audiovisual and digital resources using the Evergreen Indiana ILS
  • Answer patron questions about the Library’s public computers, printing, faxing, copying and other library services 
  • Assist in scheduling the Adult public service desks
  • Assist in creating training resources and providing hands-on training for staff
  • Shelve books, magazines, and audio/visual items as needed
  • Collect returned materials from library book drops as needed
  • Handle cash
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements include:

  • Associates degree required, MLS coursework a plus
  • Ability to achieve and maintain Library Certification level five (5)(1) or higher within 3 years 
  • Proven customer service experience
  • Excellent communication skills, phone etiquette; fluency in English
  • Able to work weekend and evening hours and during school/college calendar breaks
  • Ability to work with a diverse Library patron population
  • Ability to work independently and with other Library staff as required
  • Proficiency in and the ability to assist patrons in the use of computers, tablets, mobile devices, apps, and applications; Experience with Google Apps (G-Suite) and Microsoft Office
  • Detail-oriented, strong problem-solving skills
  • Physical labor: lifting boxes of books, pushing book carts, bending & stooping, ability to lift and carry at least 25 pounds 
  • A background check will be required by the Library
  • Familiarity with the West Lafayette community, public libraries, and proficiency in multiple languages a plus

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: $30,700 – $35,000
  • Benefits include participation in the employer-sponsored health insurance program, paid time off (PTO)

For more information and to apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume to Scott Tracey, Assistant Director stracey@wlaf.lib.in.us

The West Lafayette Public Library does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

(1)LC 5: 60 hours of college course credit +9 hours of college-level library science credit

Courses must cover any 3 of the following 5 topics:  

  • Collection Development (aka Selection & Evaluation of Materials)
  • Reference and Information Sources
  • Library Management and Administration
  • Cataloging and Organization of Materials
  • Children’s Services (aka Materials for Youth)

https://continuinged.isl.in.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Detailed-Summary-August-2019.pdf

Steppin’ September Walking Challenge

Don’t let the pandemic keep you from being active! This September, join us for a month-long walking challenge. Your goal is to walk 150,000 steps by the end of the month.

You can download the sheet to participate below or pick up a physical copy at the library.

Completed sheets can be turned into the library or emailed to ameyer@wlaf.lib.in.us.

Happy stepping!

Wifi Hotspots available!

Going on a trip and needing wifi on the road?
In need of temporary internet while at home?

Residents of the Greater Lafayette community are welcome to check out a wireless hotspot from the West Lafayette Public Library.

You may place a hold on a hotspot by clicking here or by calling the Library at 765-743-2261. A limited quantity are available.

Hotspot Borrowing Guidelines:

  1. Only adult patrons (Resident or Reciprocal accounts) in good standing may check out a hotspot.
  2. Hotspots circulate for a period of 7 days.
  3. The devices may be renewed 1 time. This will happen automatically by the Evergreen Indiana system unless another person is waiting for the item. 
  4. Hotspots may be placed on hold. Patrons have 1 week to pick up the hotspot before their hold is cancelled and the item made available to the next patron in line. 
  5. Internet services on the hotspot will be remotely deactivated the day after the due date.
  6. During our limited open hours, hotspots may be returned to any public desk or bookdrop. 
  7. Due to the demand for hotspots, a patron (or another member of the patron’s household) may not check out a hotspot after returning it until a period of 7 days has passed. 
  8. All components must be returned in the condition that they were received – no substitutions accepted.
  9. Patrons are responsible for costs associated with damage, loss, or theft of the hotspot.
  10. Patrons will be charged for any missing parts in accordance with the replacement costs. If individual parts cannot be replaced, the patron will be charged for the entire unit. 
  11. Replacement costs as are follows:
    Hotspot Device – 75.00
    Case – 15.00
    Charging Cable – 10.00
    Total replacement cost –  100.00
  12. Patrons may not attempt to alter or reconfigure the firmware of the hotspot or to remove the battery.
  13. Patrons may not use or attempt to use the hotspot for illegal purposes, including (but not limited to) violations of licensing agreements and/or copyright laws.
  14. Patrons assume full responsibility for any damage to their personal devices resulting from malicious software or viruses downloaded via the hotspot.
  15. Patrons assume full responsibility to protect minor children from exposure to objectionable content on the Internet, including (but not limited to) pornography, violence and/or hate speech.

If it is determined that a patron displays a history of neglecting these guidelines, he or she may lose hotspot borrowing privileges.

Franklin Hotspot Instructions: