Cuyahoga Falls Library

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Strategic Plan

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Cuyahoga Falls Library will be creating a Strategic Plan for the next three to five years. The Strategic Plan is a collaborative and deliberate planning process designed to ensure that library collections, services, and programs are responsive to community needs, changing technology and social trends. Planning is a powerful tool used to guide the library to improve, to prioritize and to ensure that all staff member are working toward the same goals based on feedback from the community.

Community stakeholders are encouraged to attend this free event and will have an opportunity to participate in an additional community survey.

Date: Thursday, September 14
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third Street

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Employment Opportunity

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Do you have management experience in a Library? Do you have an ALA Accredited Masters of Library and Information Services degree? If you want to work with an All-Star team now is your chance to apply for a position at the Cuyahoga Falls Library.

The position is Adult Services Manager and will be responsible for planning and managing all activities and personnel of the Adult Services department relating to technology, programming, collection management, and resources and services for adults. Execute assigned special administrative projects within the library. Under the general supervision of the Library Director, manages the day-to-day operation of the Adult Services department. Provides direct library services to customers such as information delivery and reader’s advisory/reviews/services and technology-related guidance for all age groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion
  • Proven leadership qualities that foster teamwork, effective communication and high morale
  • Recognizes the benefits of change and understand the principles, processes and responsibilities for managing organizational change
  • Plans, manages and evaluates the activities of the Adult Services Department; coordinates services with other library activities and departments.
  • Plans, designs, promotes, presents and evaluates library programs for adults or families.
  • Analyzes community information needs, identifies trends in information delivery and designs programs and services to provide optimum service
  • Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of library services and programs; makes adjustments as necessary to assure the delivery of the highest quality service.
  • Assists the Director in developing maintaining a long range plan for services and resources that meet the changing needs of the community
  • Conducts staff meetings to transmit information about policies and procedures, solves departmental problems and solicits staff input.
  • Keeps supervisor informed of departmental needs and concerns.
  • Participates in budgetary planning; monitors budget
  • Conducts special studies, surveys and prepares reports
  • In the absence of administration assumes person-in-charge responsibilities in matters pertaining to security and customer service\
  • Interview, select, train, supervise and schedule supervisory staff in Adult Services
  • Develops procedures for tasks and reviews work assignments.
  • Monitors and coaches employee performance; conducts performance appraisals; recommends personnel actions
  • Demonstrates superior seamless customer service, integrity, and commitment to innovation, efficiency, and fiscally responsible activities.
  • Incorporates innovative ideas and problem-solving skills to build partnerships, reduce barriers and provide outstanding programs, services, and resources for library customers.
  • Identify and collaborate on grants and other funding opportunities to support programs and services
  • Communicates library policies and procedures and pertinent statistics to staff; implements and assures compliance
  • Compile, maintain, and distribute promotional and tutorial materials for the library’s digital resources collection
  • Show enthusiasm and commitment to excellent customer service, genuine public service orientation and the ability to work with all age groups
  • Track and administers the department budget
  • Develop staff through mentoring, coaching and training
  • May complete other duties as assigned

    Qualifications:

  • ALA Accredited Masters of Library and Information Science required.
  • Three years of supervisory experience in a public library
  • Knowledge of Library policies and procedures and Library laws
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable driving history, and personal automobile for job-related transportation
  • Satisfactory criminal background check and pre-employment drug testing
  • Prefer experience working in a union environment.

    Please send resumes and cover letters to ewuest@cuyahogafallslibrary.org or send them via mail to Cuyahoga Falls Library, Attention HR Manager, 2015 Third Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221.

 

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Staff Spotlight: Michelle Spencer

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How long have you worked at the library?
I’ve worked at the library for a year and four months.

What do you like best about your position?
Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always pictured myself in a job where I’m surrounded by books all day. Well, here I am! I love seeing the variety of things to read and talking with patrons and other staff members about their favorites.

Who are your favorite authors?
C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Neil Gaiman.

Is there something about you that might surprise people?
I am a powerlifter and can deadlift over 200 pounds.

What are your hobbies?
Outside of reading (I feel that should be obvious!), I love to ride my horse, go hiking and running, play with my dog, do counted cross-stitch, and go on dates with husband.

How would you describe Cuyahoga Falls Library?
It’s a family! I absolutely love my co-workers and the relationships I’ve made here with everybody. It’s a wonderful place to work and be a patron. Can’t wait to see everybody in the stacks! Tell me what you’re reading when you see me!

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Free Digital Magazines

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Zinio features full-color, digital editions for instant desktop reading, mobile streaming, and mobile app download. You are able to select both new and back issues, adding them to personal reading libraries with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits to the number of magazines checked out and downloaded. And with personal notifications for your favorite magazines, you’ll never miss an issue! Click here to get started.

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Meet Libby

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Did you know our library offers a huge collection of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using a mobile device and the Libby app.

  • Fish out your library card
  • Download and open the Libby app
  • Find the Ohio Digital Library
  • Search, sample, borrow, enjoy

It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book or audiobook. Enjoy!

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Sesame Street on Hoopla

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Hoopla, our FREE digital streaming service, now offers access to your favorite Sesame Street characters — Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and more! These kid-approved Sesame Street stories are available in eBooks, videos, and comics that encourage literacy & numeracy, health & wellness, and respect & understanding. Get started here: hoopladigital.com

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Printing Cost Increase

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New printing costs are now in effect at the library. An increase, our first in many years, is necessary due to paper, ink, and equipment costs.

Printing
– The cost to print in black and white will increase from $.05 to $.10
– The cost to print in color will increase from $.25 to $.75

The price for copying in black and white will remain the same at 10 cents per page.

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Library Extension for Chrome

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Use the free Library Extension for Chrome to see the availability of library books, audiobooks, and eBooks as you browse sites including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Good Reads and more.
– Install the free Library Extension: https://www.libraryextension.com/
– Select Cuyahoga Falls Library under Options
– Browse for books on supported websites
– Borrow instead of buying!

Library Extension example

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Imagination Library

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Through the United Way of Summit County’s Imagination Library, preschool children receive free books! Each month, a brand new, age-appropriate book will be mailed to every child enrolled. With the arrival of the first book, the classic “The Little Engine That Could,” children begin to experience the joy of finding their very own book in their mailboxes. These moments continue each month until the child turns five, and in their very last month in the program the book they receive is “Look Out Kindergarten Here I Come.”

All children age birth to five in Summit County are eligible! Click here to sign up.

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Hoopla Kids Mode

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Hoopla, one of our FREE digital services, has introduced a Kids Mode which limits available content to that appropriate for children 12 and under.

Click here to learn more.

hoopla for kids Look Book 2016 by hoopla digital issuu

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