Sunday, March 20, 2022

Library Status Due to COVID-19

The Ottumwa Public Library is now reopened for computer usage, printing, browsing and checking out.  Hours are M-Sa 9am -5pm. Curbside Pickup and Mobile Printing are still available. Call (641)682-7563 for more info or questions.





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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Youth Services Librarian Job Opening

 Ottumwa Public Library

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY

NOTE: There is a vacancy in the library for the position of a full time Youth Services Librarian.  If you are interested or know of others please provide a resume or pick up and submit an application at the library. 

Librarian I-III

Youth Services Librarian

The Ottumwa Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Librarian will assist the director and assistant director in selection and maintenance of materials for children’s and teen collections; weed collections, and oversee expenditures and budget for materials and programs in the children’s and teen departments. They will plan and coordinate children’s and teen’s programs including story times, book clubs, summer reading programs, and special events. Duties also include providing readers advisory and reference services to children and teens, outreach to the community by establishing good public relations for children’s and teen’s services at the library.  They will attend and participate in professional workshops to stay current in the field and perform other duties as needed.

 

Minimum requirements:  A successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, outgoing, energetic and creative with all ages of children, a team player and be public service oriented.   Strong children’s literacy and reader’s advisory skills are a plus. Preferences are for a graduate from a four year college or university with a degree in education and a Masters in Library Science (may substitute three years as a Children or Teen Librarian).

 

Compensation: Wages will range from $16.89-$19.42/hour depending on experience and education and we offer an excellent benefits package. This is a 40 hour/week position with some nights and weekends scheduled.

Interested parties should submit cover letter and resume to Ottumwa Public Library 102 W. 4th St. Ottumwa, IA 52501 Attn: Director or via email sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, June 4, 2021. EOE.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Kids Grab and Go Craft Bags!

 Hey Kids! Swing by the library to pick up your

Children's Grab and Go Craft Bags!

Wednesday, May 12th from 3-4:30PM


Library staff will be in the parking lot handing out bags as you drive through. Please enter the parking lot from the 4th street entrance, and pop your trunk or open a back door so staff can safely hand off your craft bag. We're so excited to see you, but please remember to wear a mask if you would like to talk to staff. No registration required, craft bags are available while supplies last.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Ottumwa Public Library reopens

 


Dear Ottumwa Public Library Patrons,

We are excited to announce that starting tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4th, we will be opening our doors!  No appointments needed.  We are happy to see that Wapello County’s case numbers have remained low while more and more are getting vaccinated.  Here are the details:

  • You will be asked to wear a mask in the library. Even if you have been vaccinated masks are required. If you do not have one, we will provide you with a disposable one.   
  • The library will be open for computer usage, printing, browsing and checking out materials.  
  • Our meeting room will not be reopened for reservations yet, but the genealogy room will be available for research.  There will not be children’s programming inside, but we will be doing outdoor programs and story times starting in June. 
  •   Our hours are Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm. 
  • We will continue to offer the curbside services.  

·       If you, or a member of your household, are sick or have you been exposed to someone with Covid-19 in the last 2 weeks, we ask that you do not come to the Library. Contact our staff about other options to get materials: 641-682-7563

Finally, we want to say “THANK YOU” to the community of Ottumwa.  You have been patient and supportive as we did our best to make these decisions with the health and safety of our community in mind.  We are so excited to get to see you again.

 

Sonja Ferrell, Director

641-682-7563 ext 202

sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Full Time Circulation Clerk Position Available

 

 

FULL TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY

NOTE: There is a vacancy in the library for the position of a full time Circulation Library Clerk.  If you are interested or know of others please provide a cover letter and to the library. 

Librarian I/Library Assistant III

Circulation Library Clerk

 

Job Duties: This position will require a working knowledge of the library’s automated system including but not limited to:  the check in/check out procedures, registration of patrons, placing holds, payment of fees and assisting patrons with the public access computers. Other duties include shelving materials, maintaining the shelves, keeping the circulation desk in order, shifting materials as assigned and repairing materials. You may be called upon to assist in processing new materials, special programming and policy enforcement. You will also assist the Director and Assistant Director with book clubs, weeding and ordering for special collections, and other projects as assigned.

 

Minimum requirements: Must have excellent communication skills, good customer relations skills, follow directions well, be a self-starter, detail oriented, outgoing, and punctual.  A four year college/university degree or two years of work experience in a library is required.

A successful candidate will need to be enthusiastic, outgoing, energetic, creative, a team player and be public service oriented. One needs good communication skills, an ability to follow directions well, and have a flexible schedule. Experience with IT, Spanish speaking and reader’s advisory skills are a plus.

Compensation: Depending on experience and education the wage will be between $12.12-$16.89/hour plus we offer an excellent benefits package. This position will be full time/40 hours/week with nights and weekends scheduled.

 

Interested parties should submit cover letter and resume to Ottumwa Public Library 102 W. 4th St. Ottumwa, IA 52501 Attn: Director or via email sferrell@ottumwapubliclibrary.org The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, May 21, 2021. EOE.