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Job Opening!

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Position Title: Technical Services Librarian

Department: Belmond Public Library

Responsible for many facets of the library’s circulation system and management of all library computer workstations, patron and staff. Position averages 29 hours per week.

Works under the supervision of the library director.

Direct and supervise volunteers as needed or assigned

   Collection and Technical duties:
A. Generate and compile monthly statistical circulation and collection reports
B. Process and enter new material into circulation system database
C. Generate and print spine and pocket labels for new materials
D. General book and library material repair
E. Update and withdraw library materials with in the circulation system
F. Add, update and withdraw patron information in the circulation system database
G. General library material repair as needed
H. Generate a weekly overdue report and contact patrons with reminder phone calls and notices
I. Update and maintain the library’s website with library news, activities, resources, and new arrivals for all collection types
J. Update and maintain the library’s social media presence
K. Responsible for maintaining and cleaning computer hardware.
L. Installation and updates of software on all computers, as well as basic troubleshooting of software and hardware. More complicated problems can be handled by contacting technical support
M. Write article “Technically Speaking” for the Friends of the Library spring and fall newsletter
Programming duties:
A. Create, plan and execute library activities and programs for adults
B. Publicize adult programs by creating and distributing flyers and writing articles for the newspaper
Interpersonal/Public Relations
A. Interacts with all library users in a manner that is courteous, engaging and effective
B. Interacts cooperatively and effectively with all library staff and with administration
C. Is responsive to comments, suggestions and requests
Circulation Desk and Shared Duties:
A. Provide excellent customer service
B. Greet and assist library users according to their needs and perform a wide range of public contact duties
C. Use library circulation system to check library materials in and out, process holds, register borrowers and collect fees
D. Make copies, scan and fax for patrons
E. Answer telephone
F. Provide instruction to patrons needing help on library computers
G. Assist in shelving library materials as needed
H. Process interlibrary loan transactions
I. Perform opening and closing duties of library and maintain building security

A. Enforce the policies of the Belmond Public Library Board of Trustees regarding all library services
B. Participate in staff meetings to discuss and resolve problems and share ideas for improvement
C. Share ideas for programs, displays and projects
D. Maintain the overall appearance of the library in a clean and orderly manner
E. Attend training as directed or required
F. Maintain an awareness of activity in the library to be able to perform duties and assist patrons as needed
G. Other miscellaneous duties as needed or assigned for the overall operation of the library

Education and Experience:
A. High School Diploma or equivalent
B. College credit or library experience a plus but not required
C. Acquire State Library of Iowa certification within the first year of employment by completing online Public Library Support class
D. Maintain above-mentioned certification by completing 30 hours of continuing education every three years.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
A. Knowledge of and experience with Windows based systems and programs
B. Intuitive computer aptitude to enable the learning of software, including the circulation and catalog systems
C. Ability to do basic computer troubleshooting
D. Possess sound judgement, initiative, tact and courtesy
E. Communicate effectively with patrons of all ages
F. Work cooperatively with staff
G. Attention to detail is crucial
H. Ability to multitask
I. Work cooperatively with staff members
J. Clerical skill, including basic typing and filing

A. Sitting, standing, walking, reaching and stooping
B. Lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs.
C. Eye hand coordination

Inside work environment most duties performed at a desk or standing at a computer terminal


Please send resume to:
Sonya Trager, Talbot Belmond Public Library
440 E Main, Belmond, Iowa 50421

Overdrive News!

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Have you heard that Overdrive App will be retired in 2022? Have no fear!
Download the Libby app today to continue borrowing ebooks and audiobooks from the online library.
Contact a librarian for any other questions or concerns you have. 





Adopt a Magazine

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Adopt a Yearly Magazine Subscription for the Belmond Public Library


Contact Sonya Trager at 641-444-4160 for more information.
Mail a check to 440  E. Main Street, Belmond, Iowa 50421.
You can also drop your payment in the book drop.

Please make checks out to:
Belmond Library Foundation

If you prefer to adopt a certain tiles, please check below to see if the title is still available or contact us at the library and one of our librarians will be happy to assist you.
Currently, we have the following magazines for adoption. The list will be updated regularly as titles are adopted.


All Recipes ... 5.49
American Patchwork ... 29.97 
American Spirit ... 18.00 
Better Homes & Gardens ... 22.00  
Birds & Blooms ... 19.98
Consumer Reports ... 30.00
Cook’s Country ...19.95
Cook’s Illustrated ... 24.95
Country ... 19.98
Country Living . 12.00
Country Woman ...19.98 
Crochet ...26.95
Cuisine at Home ... 22.00
Diabetic Living ... 19.97 
Do It Yourself ... 19.97
Eating Well ... 14.97
Entertainment Weekly ... 59.95 
Family Handyman ... 24.00
Farm & Ranch ... 19.98 
Farm Collector ... 30.00 
Fine Gardening ... 29.95
Fine Woodworking ... 34.95
First for Women ... 19.97
Food Network Magazine ... 20.00  
Good Housekeeping ... 21.97
Good Old Days ...19.95
Grit ... 23.00
Health ... 15.97
House Beautiful ... 24.00
Iowa History Journal ... 18.95
Iowa Outdoors ... 15.00
Iowan Magazine ... 30.00 
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ... 34.95 
Love of Quilting ... 23.97
Martha Stewart Living ...28.00 
Midwest Home ... 10.00
Midwest Living ...  19.97
National Geographic ... 39.00
Our Iowa ... 19.98
Parents ... 15.98
People ... 118.26
Pioneer Woman ... 18.00
Prevention ... 40.00
Quick Quilts ... 24.98
Quilter’s World ... 26.95
Quiltmaker ... 29.97
Reader’s Digest ... 24.98
Real Simple ... 28.95
Reminisce ... 19.98
Saturday Evening Post ... 23.94
Sports Illustrated ... 88.95
Successful Farming ... 15.95
Taste of Home ... 19.98
This Old House ... 31.15
Time ...76.13

Friends of the Library

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The Friends of the Belmond Public Library was formed in 1995.  They are an auxiliary group of the Library Foundation.  Their mission is to maintain an
association of persons interested in the library, to focus public attention on the library, to lend financial support, to coordinate volunteer efforts,
and help promote the programs and services of the Talbot Belmond Public Library. 

As a Friend, you will have the satisfaction of supporting one of our most important educational institutions, playing an important role in making books and other materials available to the community. 
You will also have the opportunity to volunteer for various events and programs.

  You can join for as little as $5.00 per year as an individual, or $15.00 as a family.
If you are already a Friend of the library, please stop by today to renew your membership. 

Please contact the library with any questions. 
The library would love to have you as a Friend!

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