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.
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.
Jeffrey Cottrell, Assistant Director
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! https://www.givelocalmov.org/organizations/parkwoodlib
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 https://mcdonough.wufoo.com/forms/introduction-to-finding-grants/
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