- Baraboo Public Library seeks new director
- SCLS has several new kits libraries can borrow
- Register now for Library Legislative Day 2018
- PLSR Steering Committee Recommendation Development Collaborator and Model Development Summit participants sought
- Continuing Education Calendar
Baraboo Public Library seeks new director
The Baraboo Public Library has a staff of 10.9 FTE and an operating budget of approximately $900,000. The library provides an outstanding array of programs and services, and in 2018, is embarking on planning and design work for a renovation and expansion of the 1903 Carnegie facility.
The position requires superior management and communication skills, a Masters of Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program, eligibility for Wisconsin Grade 1 Public Librarian Certification, and four to six years of progressively responsible library experience. The library is governed by a nine-member Board of Trustees who have policy and fiscal responsibility for the library and the services it provides. An active Friends of the Library organization provides additional support through fundraising, volunteerism, and advocacy.
Salary range is $65,644 to $85,363, commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. In addition, the Baraboo Public Library and the City of Baraboo offer a competitive benefits package including a retirement plan with the State of Wisconsin.
Located near the scenic bluffs of Devil’s Lake State Park, Baraboo was ranked by Smithsonian Magazine as the 4th best small town to visit in the United States in 2013. The Baraboo Public Library is located one block west of Baraboo’s vibrant, historic downtown square. The library serves the City of Baraboo, a community of approximately 12,000, as well as approximately 7,200 rural Sauk County residents.
A complete position description and electronic application may be found on the City of Baraboo Employment webpage: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/baraboowi
Online applications will be accepted until Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
The City of Baraboo is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
South Central Library System (SCLS) has several new equipment kits that libraries can borrow. Member libraries now have access to some science lab kits, a hearing loop, a ZappBugg Heater (bed bug zapper), and a DVD burner tused o convert VHS tapes to DVD.
These new items are in addition to the other equipment available for loan through SCLS. You can check out all of the loanable equipment on the SCLS website.
Registration is now open to attend the Feb. 20 Library Legislative Day, sponsored by the Wisconsin Library Association. This is an excellent opportunity to build relationships with state legislators, and share with them stories and information about the important role your library plays in the community you serve.
Program Agenda (subject to change)
- 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. (Registration & Continental Breakfast)
- 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (Briefing Session & Library Champions Awards)
- 11:00 a.m. - Noon (Morning Appointments)
- Noon - 1:30 p.m. (Lunch-on-your-own)
- 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. (Afternoon Appointments)
As always, the appointments will be scheduled for attendees by the Legislative Day Committee.
Take a few minutes to register today, and help make this one of the best Library Legislative Day gatherings ever. Encourage board members, local elected officials, students, and other library supporters to join you in Madison.
The Wisconsin Public Library System Redesign (PLSR) project is a multi-year process to consider services provided by public library systems in Wisconsin, develop new models for providing these services, and create a potential administrative, governance, and funding structure to support those new models. A Steering Committee, appointed by Dr. Tony Evers, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and consisting of library directors and staff and system directors, is the key driver of this redesign process.
The Steering Committee is seeking Core Recommendation Collaborators (CRC) and Model Development Summit participants, information about each is below, to help develop its recommendations regarding the administrative, governance, and funding structure to support service model recommendations developed by project workgroups. The work of the Steering Committee with the CRCs and summit attendees will be facilitated by Russell Consulting, Inc. This work will take place between March and August 2018. To learn more please see the project FAQ.
Anyone interested in participating as a CRC or Model Development Summit participant should complete this application before February 9. The committee seeks those:
- with finance/budget, human resource, and governance/policy expertise and experience, but these skills are not a prerequisite to participate.
- with strong communication skills, both written and oral.
- that are able to think systematically, are considered thought leaders among their peers and are able to consider future needs and adaptability.
- that bring a perspective of what is best for library services to all residents of Wisconsin.
More information about project commitment and timelines is available on the PLSR website.