Job Posting: Automated Services Specialist (IT)

Anderson Public Library is seeking an Automated Services Specialist to join our team.  Our mission: Inspiring Curiosity; Fueling Imagination; Building Community.  

Description of Position

The Automated Services Specialist will be in charge of Information Technology and Integrated Library Systems.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Install, configure, and maintain desktop and system hardware and software; troubleshoot hardware and software problems;  
    • Software includes library systems software (Biblionix Apollo, Envisionware) and administrative systems software, (Windows Server, Windows 10 OS, Symphonix, Microsoft 365, Gradience, Hostway Sitemail);
    • Hardware includes Windows and Apple workstations and devices, HP printers, peripheral barcode scanning hardware, servers and networking equipment;
  • Maintain network room equipment, including public Wi-Fi network;
  • Provide technical assistance to library staff and customers, as appropriate; perform maintenance on all computers, hardware/software, and equipment;
  • Oversee change control;
  • Monitor daily Integrated Library System backup data;
  • Administer, create, and maintain Integrated Library System staff accounts;
  • Administer library e-mail accounts; create and maintain staff accounts;
  • Maintain an inventory of library systems and supplies;
  • Maintain and organize system documentation and technical manual;
  • Assist patrons with media digitization equipment in the Memory Lab/MakerSpace;
  • Possible other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: 
  • Knowledge of library-related technologies including computer hardware, software, networking, information storage and retrieval
  • Knowledge of and experience with PC’s, Windows operating environment, and Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge about Active Directory, VMWare ESX, Avaya Switches, Windows 10 and Checkpoint Firewalls preferred.
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: 
  • Has excellent customer service skills;
  • Has excellent organization skills; ability to manage multiple tasks and projects, maintain own schedule and manage time as tasks arise;
  • Self-motivated, able to set priorities and work independently;
  • Willing to work in a diverse environment; maintains a pleasant demeanor when dealing with a diverse group of library users and other library staff; able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other library staff;
  • Communicates effectively verbally and in writing; strong presentation skills;
  • Willing to learn new technology and technology trends
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Education: Associates degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field. 

Education Substitute: High School Diploma with 4+ yrs. job related experience. 

Other Information:

Salary: $20.00 per hour (full-time, 35 hours per week) with a generous benefits package including Health, Life, Vision, Dental, and Retirement.  

Reports to: Library Director

Dress Code: Casual, jeans and sneakers allowed.  Masks are required for employees in all shared spaces while Covid levels are high in the community.

Workspace:  Required to be at work in person.  Shared office with Digital Content Coordinator, new work PC and/or laptop, private space with large desk & divider.

Work environment: Casual, friendly, collaborative, with occasional challenges inherent in providing a public space.

The library is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

To Apply:

Download and fill out the application below. Submit your completed application along with your resume and cover letter to Library Director Demaris Hill, by email at dhill@andersonpubliclibrary.org, or by mail to:

  • Anderson Public Library
  • ATTN: Demaris Hill
  • 114 N. Main St.
  • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Libby App How-To

Step 1: Download the Libby App for your tablet or mobile device.

Go to the Libby website for more information on how to download, or search for “Libby” in your device’s app store.

Step 2: Open the Libby App.
Step 2: Open the Libby app.
Step 3: Libby asks “Do you have a library card?” Select “Yes.”
Step 3: Select “Yes.”
Step 4: Search for Anderson Public Library with 40342 zip code.

Select our location from the list that appears.

Step 4: Search “40342” and select APL location from list.
Step 5: Tap the button that says “Sign In With My Card.”
Step 5: Tap the button that says “Sign In With My Card.”
Step 6: Select “Anderson Public Library” from the list.

I don’t know why you have to do this twice, but there you go!

Step 6: Select “Anderson Public Library” from the list.
Step 7: Enter your APL card number in the box.

Your card number is a 14-digit number starting with “2 5320” on the back of your library card. Type it in and tap the button that says “Next.”

Step 7: Enter your APL card number in the box.
Step 8: Enter your APL PIN or Password.

Enter the 4-digit PIN or password you use to check out materials and/or access your APL account online. Tap the button that says “Sign In.”

Step 8: Enter the 4-digit PIN or password you use to check out materials and/or access your APL account online.
Step 9: View your Digital Library Card.

After you sign in, Libby will display your digital library card, along with the number of loans and holds you have available. Tap the button that says “Next.”

Your
Step 10: Indicate if you read with a Kindle device or app.

If so, Libby can send the eBooks you check out directly to your Kindle device or app.

Step 10: Indicate if you read with a Kindle device or app.
Step 11: Enjoy all the digital titles we have available!

Select the “available now” filter to find titles you can start enjoying instantly!

Observe MLK Day Digitally

The Library may be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but you will still be able to access lots of materials about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement.

With your APL card number you can log in to Kentucky Libraries Unbound on the Overdrive site, or on your tablet or mobile device with the Libby app.

Below is a list of digital titles available to APL members on Kentucky Libraries Unbound. Tap the image to follow a link to the title.

Audiobooks

“It wasn’t that long ago that black citizens had to move to the back of the bus. In this stirring collection, NPR tells stories large and small: of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the March on Washington; of Pullman porters, an invaluable green book, and women who baked pies to support the Montgomery bus boycott. Personal recollections and historical accounts paint vivid pictures of individuals and events that transformed a nation.”

“What was it like growing up in the Deep South when Jim Crow laws were everywhere? How did it feel to sit down to dinner with grown-ups who planned protests between bites of Mama’s creamy macaroni and cheese?And imagine walking right beside Uncle Martin and Aunt Coretta in that historic march from Selma to Montgomery—until your legs were so tired that you had to ride on your father’s back. Paula Young Shelton, a daughter of civil rights leader Andrew Young, takes readers on a vivid trip back to Paula’s childhood in an extraordinary family—the family of the American civil rights movement.”

eBooks

“Memories fade, witnesses pass away, and the stories of how social change took place are often lost. Many of those stories, however, have been preserved thanks to the dozens of civil rights activists across Kentucky who shared their memories in the wide-ranging oral history project from which this volume arose. Through their collective memories and the efforts of a new generation of historians, the stories behind the marches, vigils, court cases, and other struggles to overcome racial discrimination are finally being brought to light.”

“Food has been and continues to be an essential part of any movement for progressive change. From home cooks and professional chefs to local eateries and bakeries, food has helped activists continue marching for change for generations. Paschal’s restaurant in Atlanta provided safety and comfort food for civil rights leaders. Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam operated their own farms, dairies and bakeries in the 1960s. “The Sandwich Brigade” organized efforts to feed the thousands at the March on Washington. Author Fred Opie details the ways southern food nourished the fight for freedom, along with cherished recipes associated with the era.”

“The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. It gave the government sweeping powers to strike down segregation, to enforce fair hiring practices, and to rectify bias in law enforcement and in the courts. The Act so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained—as Everett Dirksen, the GOP leader in the Senate and a key supporter of the bill, said, “no force is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” But there was nothing predestined about the victory: a phalanx of powerful senators, pledging to “fight to the death” for segregation, launched the longest filibuster in American history to defeat it.”

“Driving While Black demonstrates that the car—the ultimate symbol of independence and possibility—has always held particular importance for African Americans, allowing black families to evade the dangers presented by an entrenched racist society and to enjoy, in some measure, the freedom of the open road. Melding new archival research with her family’s story, Gretchen Sorin recovers a lost history, demonstrating how, when combined with black travel guides—including the famous Green Book—the automobile encouraged a new way of resisting oppression.

“This in-depth look at the civil rights movement goes to the places where pioneers of the movement marched, sat-in at lunch counters, gathered in churches; where they spoke, taught, and organized; where they were arrested, where they lost their lives, and where they triumphed.”

For Young Readers

“In moving verse, Children’s Poet Laureate J. Patrick Lewis gives new voice to seventeen heroes of civil rights. Exquisitely illustrated by five extraordinary artists, this commanding collection of poems invites the reader to hear in each verse the thunder that lies in every voice, no matter how small. Featuring civil rights luminaries Coretta Scott King, Harvey Milk, Mohandas Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Sylvia Mendez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mamie Carthan Till, Helen Zia, Josh Gibson, Dennis James Banks, Mitsuye Endo, Ellison Onizuka, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Yunus, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner.”

“As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today’s young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.”

“Even though slavery had ended in the 1860s, African Americans were still suffering under the weight of segregation a hundred years later. They couldn’t go to the same schools, eat at the same restaurants, or even use the same bathrooms as white people. But by the 1950s, black people refused to remain second-class citizens and were willing to risk their lives to make a change.”

Job Posting: Adult Services Specialist

Anderson Public Library is seeking an Adult Services Specialist to join our team.  Our mission: Inspiring Curiosity; Fueling Imagination; Building Community. 

Full Description:

The Adult Services Specialist is responsible for providing direct library service to people of all ages, with a focus on adults.

  • Answers library user’s reference and reader’s advisory questions, in person and on the telephone, using a variety of formats.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of the Library’s collections, eMaterials, available services, and trends in library services for people of all ages with a focus on adults.
  • Develops, plans and conducts a variety of innovative programs for adult and intergenerational audiences in the library. 
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: 
  • Quickly learn and apply fundamental library procedures, methods, and techniques after orientation and training.
  • Must have working knowledge of current Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office products and navigation of the Internet.
  • Some knowledge of or ability to quickly learn and follow standard library procedures.
  • Experience and desire to work with people from diverse backgrounds.    
  • Acts with the customer in mind using information gained from interacting with the customers. Meets the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers.
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: 
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organization skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to multi-task 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Education: High School Diploma 

This is a part-time position that requires some evenings and weekends.  

Salary:  $13.00 per hour with some benefits.  

The library is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Download and fill out the application below. Submit your completed application along with your resume and cover letter to Library Director Demaris Hill, by email at dhill@andersonpubliclibrary.org, or by mail to:

  • Anderson Public Library
  • ATTN: Demaris Hill
  • 114 N. Main St.
  • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Job Posting: Youth Services Specialist

Anderson Public Library is seeking a Youth Services Specialist to join our team.  Our mission: Inspiring Curiosity; Fueling Imagination; Building Community. 

Full Description:

The Youth Services Specialist is responsible for serving children and teens in the children’s area, ensuring a positive customer experience by engaging in conversation and providing reference assistance.  Assisting the Youth Services Manager in creating programs.  Connecting children and teens with good books and promoting programs and services.  Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: 
  • Quickly learn and apply fundamental library procedures, methods, and techniques after orientation and training
  • Must have working knowledge of current Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office products and navigation of the Internet
  • Some knowledge of or ability to quickly learn and follow standard library procedures
  • Experience and desire to work with children of all ages.  The focus will be on teens.  
  • Acts with the customer in mind using information gained from interacting with the customers. Meets the expectations and requirements of external and internal customers.
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: 
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent organization skills 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Ability to multi-task 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Education: High School Diploma 

This is a full-time position that requires some evenings and weekends.  

Salary:  $13.00 per hour plus a generous benefits package.  

The library is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Download and fill out the application below. Submit your completed application along with your resume and cover letter to Library Director Demaris Hill, by email at dhill@andersonpubliclibrary.org, or by mail to:

  • Anderson Public Library
  • ATTN: Demaris Hill
  • 114 N. Main St.
  • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Meet new APL Director Demaris Hill, and see her get a library card!

Along with the new year, everyone here at Anderson Public Library has recently welcomed a new Library Director!

Hello, my name is Demaris Hill and I am your new Library Director.  I am an Indiana native and spent the last 6 years living in ‘The Land of the Mouse’–a.k.a. Florida.  I am excited to join the community of Anderson County!

We put together a short video to introduce you to Demaris, and demonstrate how fast and easy it is to get a new library card. Watch below!

Job Posting: Customer Support Specialist

Anderson Public Library is seeking a Customer Support Specialist to join our team.  Our mission: Inspiring Curiosity-Fueling Imagination-Building Community. 

Description of Position

Customer Support Specialist is responsible for assisting customers with library card accounts, including processing applications, verifying and updating account information, and accepting payment on accounts, shelving, and other duties as assigned.  

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: 
  • • Quickly learn and apply fundamental library procedures, methods, and techniques after orientation and training
  • • Must have working knowledge of current Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office products and navigation of the Internet
  • • Some knowledge of or ability to quickly learn and follow standard library procedures
  • • Efficiently operate and manipulate office equipment such as keyboard, mouse, printer and copier equipment
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: 
  • • Excellent customer service skills
  •  • Excellent organization skills 
  • • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • • Ability to multi-task 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Education: High School Diploma 

Hours: This is a full-time position that requires some evenings and weekends.  

Salary:  $13.00 per hour plus a generous benefits package.  

The library is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Download and fill out the application below. Submit your completed application along with your resume and cover letter to Library Director Demaris Hill, by email at dhill@andersonpubliclibrary.org, or by mail to:

  • Anderson Public Library
  • ATTN: Demaris Hill
  • 114 N. Main St.
  • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Job Posting: Automated Services Specialist (formerly Digital Software Specialist)

Anderson Public Library is seeking an Automated Services Specialist to join our team.  Our mission: Inspiring Curiosity; Fueling Imagination; Building Community.  

Description of Position

This person will be responsible for library hardware, systems software and applications software, including maintenance equipment and software installation and upgrades, system utilities and change control. This person will also assist in the Memory Lab and the MakerSpace room and assist patrons as needed.  

KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE: 
  • • Ability to identify and troubleshoot defective equipment
  •  • Determine and resolve hardware and software issues 
  • • Possess network room knowledge and experience 
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE: 
  • • Excellent customer service skills
  •  • Excellent organization skills 
  • • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • • Ability to multi-task 
  • • Self-motivated 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

Education: Associates degree in Computer Science or related field. 

Education Substitute: High School Diploma with 4+ yrs. job related experience. 

Skills: 

Desktop Troubleshooting, Desktop Pc Support, Printer Support, Outlook, Office 365, Hardware Support, Software Troubleshooting, Customer Service Oriented, Interpersonal Skills, Troubleshooting Windows, Technical support.

Salary:  $20.00 per hour (full-time) with a generous benefits package. 

The library is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

How to Apply

Download and fill out the application below. Submit your completed application along with your resume and cover letter to Library Director Demaris Hill, by email at dhill@andersonpubliclibrary.org, or by mail to:

  • Anderson Public Library
  • ATTN: Demaris Hill
  • 114 N. Main St.
  • Lawrenceburg, KY 40342

Book Recommendation: Firekeeper’s Daughter

  • Book Title: Firekeeper’s Daughter
  • Book Author: Angeline Boulley
  • Call Number: YA FIC BOUL
  • Recommended by: Jennifer Sullivan, Youth & Family Services Manager
Jennifer’s Review:

This is an own-voices book that depicts tribal life from the point of view of a teenage girl. It has a very compelling plot with a strong female protagonist. The book is part mystery, part drama–with a little romance!

Firekeeper’s Daughter was recently named the “Best YA Fiction Book of 2021” by the Goodreads Choice Awards, is a finalist for the Morris Award and will likely win additional honors at the Youth Media Awards later in January. Look for the TV series adaptation, coming in the future to Netflix.

Hank’s “horse-tacular” visit to APL

Hank the Rescue Horse and his mom and advocate Tammi Regan were Guests of Honor of the City of Lawrenceburg and Anderson County in a festive, informal ceremony held in the Anderson Public Library on Wednesday.

See the highlights of Hank’s visit in a short video below:

Hank’s adoring public looked on as Tammi led the magnificent horse to the Children’s Library rotunda, where a selection of horse-themed picture books had been assembled for Hank to peruse.

Anderson County Judge/Executive Orbrey Gritton (far left) and Lawrenceburg Mayor Troy Young (far right) present Hank the Rescue Horse and his mom, Tammi Regan with the Key to the City.

Hank chose several books for his mom to help him check out (horses choose books by knocking them to the ground with their nose), then Hank and Tammi were greeted by Anderson County Judge/Executive Orbrey Gritton and Lawrenceburg Mayor Troy Young. Mayor Young declared December 22, 2021 “For Hank’s Sake Day” in Lawrenceburg and Anderson County, and Mayor Young’s granddaughter, Bailey Young presented Tammi and Hank with the Key to the City.

APL Interim Director Jeff Sauer gives Hank his new library card.

Next, APL Interim Director Jeff Sauer delivered Hank’s new horse-sized library card, and Hank was ready to begin reading!

You can learn more about Hank and Tammi at forhankssake.org.

Want to get a library card like Hank? Go here to find out how!

Watch a video of Hank’s Ceremony below:

See more pictures from Hank’s visit: