Warsaw Library Creates IT Position

Warsaw Community Public Library is looking to hire a part-time IT programming technical assistant.
The position was discussed and approved during the WCPL Board of Trustees meeting Monday afternoon.
Library Assistant Director Joni Brookins said, “When Tyson (Barnett) became the programming supervisor, we had an empty position in IT. We basically broke it in half and we’re only going to a part-time position at this point.”
She said the person will do most of the programs for the public like computer classes and the computer clinic. The person also will run some classes for the staff, and hopefully work on the library’s website a bit.
“So we had to do a new job description because some of this was in a couple of other job descriptions. We wanted to update it and make sure it was the way we needed it to be,” she said. “We’re anxious to get this one filled.”
Brookins also noted that the library hasn’t been able to offer some computer classes “in quite some time” and “they’re very anxious for us to start something.”
Administrative Assistant Robin Fosnaugh said the person will work 15 hours or less per week.
The job description states the person must have a high school diploma or GED; certificates indicating advanced training in various computer software programs or hardware “would be advantageous” and advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office. As for experience, the person must have three years library background and/or six years related experience.
Also during its first meeting of the year Monday, the board approved its 2016 slate of officers, monthly meeting dates and Board of Finance officers.
The board’s officers are President Barbara Beck, Vice President Jill Beehler, Secretary Paulette Sauders and Treasurer Sherri Dalrymple. Board of Finance officers are Chris Merrill, president, and Dalrymple, secretary.
The library board will meet at 4 p.m. in Room A/B on the following dates: Feb. 8, March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12 and Jan. 9, 2017.
The board approved two resolutions encumbering funds from 2015 for 2016. For the operating fund, a total of $209,009 was encumbered from 2015, and $16,720 was encumbered for the Rainy Day Fund.
In other business, the board:
• Approved the treasurer’s report and Board of Trustees bylaws as presented.
• Heard from Business Manager Renee Sweeny that the library got its December tax money distribution from the state toward the end of last month, as well as the $5,000 grant from the Bertsch Foundation and the state grant for technology.
• Heard from Library Director Ann Zydek that the library sent out its letter of intent to join the Statewide Remote Circulation System, which was discussed at the December meeting.
She also said the Friends of the Library group will pass its bylaws at its February meeting. The group meets at 1 p.m. on the first Monday of each month. Fosnaugh said the group has had a maximum of 11 people so far, with eight last week.
• Heard from Zydek that 78 kids were at the last Legos® Club, 53 of those new to it. Of those 53, 50 found out about it from the new LED signs in front of the library.
“What we wanted to do was get the word out of what we were offering, and that seems to be happening,” Zydek said.
• Held the annual Board of Finance meeting immediately following the regular board meeting.
The Board of Finance approved Merrill as president and Dalrymple as secretary, which is the reverse of the board in 2015.
It also heard the library only invested in two banks in 2015, Lake City Bank and MutualBank, with investments totaling $12,966,000.
Finally, it approved the investments policy.