Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Library Positions Open

Library Circulation Clerk
Part Time (approximately 18 hours per week)

Library Circulation Clerk Substitute
Part Time (approximately 10-15 hours per week)

Job Summary: These positions involve customer service to library users by checking materials in and out, handling customer accounts and fine/fee transactions, responding to customer inquiries by phone and in person, and providing other assistance within the library. Reports to Branch Manager.

Minimum Requirements: • High school diploma or equivalent required. Relevant library experience desirable.

  • Regular Clerk position: available to currently work Monday through Friday 1pm-6pm. Every 4th Saturday from 10am-2pm. Schedule will change as library hours change during COVID-19 pandemic. Must be available to work a 4 hour shift Monday through Thursday 4pm – 8pm, and Saturday 9am – 6pm.
  • Substitute Clerk: available to work Monday through Thursday 9am – 8pm, Friday 9am – 6pm, and Saturday 9am-5pm. Hours are not set or guaranteed as substitutes will be scheduled or called on an “as-needed” basis.
  • Requires physical agility and strength to bend, reach, lift and carry (up to 25 lbs), and push/pull loaded book carts when shelving materials.

Apply online at indeed. – Substitute position
Apply online at indeed. – Part time afternoon/evening position
Job Description

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

Apply online at Indeed.

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Job Description

Jeffrey Cottrell, Assistant Director

Help Build NEW Williamstown Library

Help Us Build New Williamstown Library

Help build the NEW Williamstown Library! #GiveLocalMOV is an annual 24-hour online fundraising campaign for area nonprofits. Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library is raising funds toward the architectural plans for our new Williamstown Branch. If you have been considering a donation to the Library, May the 4th is the day to do it as your donations will BE MATCHED on that day ONLY! Mark your calendar today!

Introduction to Finding Grants

Introduction to Finding Grants Free Webinar

 Nonprofits LEAD and Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library are co-hosting a free, virtual “Introduction to Finding Grants” webinar on Tuesday, 5/4/2021, from 1 – 2:30 pm. In the class for nonprofits who are seeking grants, you’ll discover what funders are looking for in the applications and proposals. You’ll also learn how to find potential funders. You can register online at

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. through 2:00 p.m. and Saturdays: May 1 & May 8, 10:00 a.m. through 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