Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Adult Services Librarian

Adult Services Librarian

The Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library is accepting applications for an Adult Services Librarian at the Emerson Library. The full time position supervises circulation staff and assists Administration (Director and Assistant Director) along with other department heads with management of the library. The position is responsible for assisting patrons in securing information and in using the resources of the library to meet their specific needs through the collection and programming. Supervises collection development for adult books, reference, online resources and periodicals. Reports directly to Administration.

POSITION REQUIRES a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, at least 3 years of management experience, knowledge of general reference, and collection development experience. Hourly Pay starts at $23 based upon experience and education. Full health insurance and matching state retirement are included. To apply for position, submit letter of interest and resume at Indeed.com.

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Job Description

Jeffrey Cottrell, Assistant Director

Spring 2021 History Scavenger Hunt

The Wood County Historical and Preservation Society and the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library cordially invite you to participate in our Spring 2021 History Scavenger Hunt at the Phelps-Tavenner House–WHERE WOOD COUNTY BEGAN!

This is a fun way to learn about the pioneers of Wood County and your local history. Find out more about all the wonderful resources available to you at the Phelps-Tavenner House. Prizes will be awarded to the top winners and you will receive an award certificate for your participation.

The Scavenger Hunts will be held Wednesdays: April 28 & May 5, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays: May 1 & May 8, 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. The Phelps-Tavenner House is located at 2401 Camden Avenue, Parkersburg, West Virginia.

The last day of the Spring 2021 History Scavenger Hunt, May 8, will have an added special celebration:  the Phelps-Tavenner House Garden Heritage Day.  There will be “garden art treasures” for sale to benefit the WCHPS and Charley Jacobsen, our own Children’s librarian, will be telling garden stories to the children.

This event is free to attend. For further information call 304-489-1629 or 304-420-4587

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Join us for a month long celebration of National Poetry Month! Staff from the Parkersburg and Wood County branches will be sharing virtual poetry readings with you. Visit our Facebook video playlist to see some original, creative, expressive readings and spark your own interest in poets and their poems.