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Lynda.com – New Resource!

Lynda.com is on a mission to help you learn the skills you need to achieve your full potential and is a leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.

Click any lynda.com logo on our website to be directed to the learning portal. Sign in with your library card number and pin. If you need assistance call or stop in the library.

Job Opening: Assistant Librarian

The Dunlap Public Library District is seeking an energetic, creative, service-driven professional to serve as our Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Librarian ensures library patrons receive excellent customer service by providing library circulation services, confidently using library resources to answer reference questions, assisting patrons with ebook check-outs and other computer needs, and developing and conducting library programs including basic computer instruction. Experience and Training: Completion of high school / GED, at least 2 years library experience and computer knowledge, or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Schedule: The Assistant Librarian is a part-time, $10.00/hour position scheduled 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, 2:00-6:00pm Friday and one Saturday every month 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Benefits include: Paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal time, and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. To apply: Submit a cover letter and resume, including three professional references more »

Job Opening: Circulation Clerk

The Dunlap Public Library District is seeking an energetic, creative, service-driven professional to serve as our Circulation Clerk. The Circulation Clerk ensures library patrons receive excellent customer service by providing library circulation services, confidently using library resources to answer reference questions, assisting patrons with ebook check-outs and other computer needs, and developing and conducting library programs including basic computer instruction. Schedule: We currently have two open positions. These two Circulation Clerks will each work two nights a week averaging twelve hours. Times may vary, but will mainly consist of working 2-8pm. They will also join the rotation of working 9-4pm every third Saturday. Salary: $8.50-$10.00, DOQ To apply: submit a cover letter and resume, including three professional references, to: Ashley Huffines, Executive Director via email at ahuffines@dunlaplibrary.org or visit the library with your paper copy. Position open until October 10, 2016, or until position is filled. Full Job Description and more »

Assistant Librarian

Assistant Librarian The Dunlap Public Library District is seeking an energetic, creative, service-driven professional to serve as our Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Librarian ensures library patrons receive excellent customer service by providing library circulation services, confidently using library resources to answer reference questions, assisting patrons with ebook check-outs and other computer needs, and developing and conducting library programs including basic computer instruction. About the library: The Dunlap Public Library District serves a diverse rural and suburban population in the north Peoria, IL region. The library sees, on average, more than 10,000 circulation transactions, about 5,000 patron visits, and program attendance of 460 per month. DPL has a Makerspace including a 3D printer, sewing equipment, Makey Makeys, and is growing their collection in the coming months. Employee Expectations: Supports, promotes, implements, and makes decisions based on established Library policies, guidelines, and programs Performs circulation duties for customers, including check out and more »

Library Page

Library Page: The Dunlap Public Library District is seeking an energetic, creative, service-driven professional to serve as our Library Page. Pages will ensure that library patrons receive excellent customer service by assisting with collection organization and cleanliness. About the library: The Dunlap Public Library District serves a diverse rural and suburban population in the north Peoria, IL region. The library sees, on average, more than 10,000 circulation transactions, about 5,000 patron visits, and program attendance of 460 per month. DPL has a Makerspace including a 3D printer, sewing equipment, Makey Makeys, and is growing their collection in the coming months. Supervisor: Director, Youth Services Librarian; takes direction from Circulation clerks Schedule: Part time, Friday afternoons and Saturdays with some flexibility in the summer months Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills Required: At least 16 years old Ability to follow written and oral instructions Ability to learn the Dewey Decimal system and more »

Youth Services Librarian

The Dunlap Public Library District seeks an innovative and energetic professional to fill the position of Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Librarian plans, implements, and carries out programming for patrons ages birth – 19, assists with collection development of the Easy, J, and Young Adult sections of the library, maintain a friendly and welcoming library environment in the Easy, J, and Young Adult sections of the library, and assist the Executive Director on other matters as needed. The Youth Services Librarian is expected to assist with circulation duties as needed, including but not limited to: checking materials in and out, shelving, and shelf-reading. Additionally, the Youth Services Librarian is expected to be active in local youth services networking groups and may pursue committee activities with the Illinois Library Association. Schedule: The Youth Services Librarian works full-time, 40 hours per week within a schedule set by the Executive Director, and more »

Job Opening: Library Director

JOB DESCRIPTION: Library Director Classification: Administrator (Full Time) Supervisor/Department: Board of Trustees/Administration Salary Range: $45,000-$65,000 The Board of Trustees of the Dunlap Public Library seeks an exceptional candidate to fill its vacant Director position.  Dunlap Public Library serving north Peoria County has a modern Prairie-style facility serving as a community hub in the Village of Dunlap with a district population of 6602 and an annual budget of approximately $500,000. The library values public service and community support, enjoying continuous growth with FY15 circulation of 138,000+ and program attendance of 7,000+, with one of the first MakerSpace programs in the region.  The new library director will be responsible for the administration of the library, including staff management, budgeting and overall planning.  They must have a vision for future library services, strategies and trends and serve as the library’s ambassador to the community.   A demonstration of experience establishing positive working relationships with more »

YA for All Book Club

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Meets at Barnes & Noble Cafe on the first Tuesday of every month! Join in the discussion of great Young Adult titles everyone can enjoy. Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

Tuesday, November 7, 6:30 PM  

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

Location:  Barnes and Noble Cafe

 

Amazon Book Description:

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

December 5:  The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood