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Search Reopened – Outreach Marketing Consultant

January 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

The Southern Adirondack Library System is seeking a self-motivated, customer service oriented and dynamic profession to add to its team.

The Outreach and Marketing consultant will be responsible for implementing and promoting library services and programs to support special populations, including but not limited to adults, youth and families, incarcerated, visually and hearing impaired, new citizens, and the homebound consistent with the Southern Adirondack Library System’s strategic plan and vision.

In addition the candidate will coordinate the library system’s electronic presence and communications to member library staff.

The successful candidate should:
Be current on new developments in library operations, programs and success stories and apply them effectively on the job.

Have a demonstrated proficiency in social media platforms including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Flickr and Microsoft Office Software Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, Publisher and Access.

Share examples of publications, news releases, and/or videos designed for external and internal audiences.

Be able to work independently, collaboratively and manage multiple responsibilities.

Have a combination of two years of experience in library services (including virtual or web services), experience working with community groups or agencies, marketing or public relations, and grant writing and administration.

MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution.
NYS Public Librarian Certification.
Valid driver’s license.
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TASC Workshop for Library Staff and Volunteers

January 9th, 2015 · Comments Off

Come have your questions answered about TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) aka the former GED test.

Join us at the Greenwich Free Library on Tuesday January 27.  Krista Conrick, Program Manager for Adult Literacy at WSHWE will lead the presentation.

Please arrive around 9:15 am to settle in and talk to your colleagues. The 1 hour session will begin at 9:30 am.

All library staff and volunteers are welcome.

RSVPs are appreciated; please email Jennifer Ferriss by Tuesday January 20th with the staff names and an email so that I can reach everyone in case of a snow cancellation.

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Overdrive: Automatic Borrowing

December 29th, 2014 · Comments Off

If you’d like a hold to be automatically borrowed for you when it becomes available, follow the steps below:

1. Select Place a Hold to place an unavailable title on hold.

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Free Webinar: Dealing With Debt

October 17th, 2014 · Comments Off

When it comes to doing programs or answering questions about money, one of the most common topics library staff face is how to deal with debt. About 80 percent of Americans carry at least one type of debt. And although the total debt carried by Americans has edged downward since the 2008 recession, it is starting to creep back up. In our next webinar, we will discuss how library staff can better discuss:

  • Dealing with the debt patrons have
  • What to consider when taking on more debt
  • Examining the costs of and alternatives to high-cost credit
  • Ways to reduce their debt
  • Tools and resources to attack student debt [Read more →]

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