Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

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Emerson Library is OPEN for business as usual!

Please be aware that this is an active construction site. Contractors have fenced off the front doors around the side lot, and back to the corner of the building by the back book drop, so you must enter the library on the lower level facing 31st Street (below the front entrance).

The side parking lot is being used by the contractor, but you may park in the lower parking lot behind the library and also along the back of the building along the parking lot entrance. In addition, North Parkersburg Baptist Church has been gracious enough to allow library patrons to park in the Friendship Kitchen lot across 31st Street from the Library.

The rear book drop IS open for use.

Remember that all of the branches will be open, and our friendly neighbors at Vienna Public Library will be happy to help.

We appreciate your patience during the renovations which will continue through the end of the year. We hope to be done with the renovations in early 2018.

31st St. entrance shown – below main entrance

Library Position Open

 

The Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

has a full time cataloging position open until filled.

 

Audiovisual Cataloger

Library Assistant II

 

  • Able to work Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Weekend rotation is necessary.
  • High school diploma or equivalent required with a minimum of two (2) year’s public library experience. A Bachelor’s Degree with library courses is preferable.
  • This position assists the Technical Services librarian with cataloging, acquisitions, physical preparation of materials for addition to the library collection, preservation, withdrawals, and etc. This person will work with other staff towards development of library policies, budget planning and strategic planning.  Reports to Head of Technical Services.
  • Assisting Tech Services in making sure materials are accurately cataloged, maintained, weeded and organized so that patrons and staff can easily find materials. Priority given to materials requested by patrons.
  • Assisting with acquisitions by processing all orders, receiving items, checking all invoices, monitoring expenditures, and producing requested reports on materials ordered and received.
  • Update and maintain the MLN bib, item and order records as requested by MLN (such as headings reports and following MLN cataloging rules).

 

Applications are available at the circulation desk [pdf and word] at the Emerson Library, all branches, and on the library’s website.

Complete job description available here and at the library.

 

Hazel Stewart, Head of Technical Services

Parkersburg & Wood County Public Library

3100 Emerson Ave., Parkersburg, WV  26104

Phone: 420-4587 ext.513 / Email: stewarth@park.lib.wv.us

 

Emerson to open again Monday the 21st

The Emerson Library will re-open on Monday August 21st with regular schedule.

Please be aware that this is an active construction site. The side parking lot is being used by the contractor.

Enter the library on the lower level facing 31st Street (below the front entrance). Contractors have fenced off the front doors around the side lot, and back to the corner of the building by the back book drop. The rear book drop will be open for use. North Parkersburg Baptist Church has been gracious enough to allow library patrons to park in the Friendship Kitchen lot across 31st Street from the Library.

Remember that all of the branches will be open, and our friendly neighbors at Vienna Public Library will be happy to help.

We appreciate your patience during the renovations which will continue through the end of the year. We hope to be done with the renovations in early 2018.

 

Closing Reminder

The Emerson Library will be closed August 6th -13th – to prepare for our upcoming renovations.

Our branches at South Parkersburg, Waverly and Williamstown will remain open.

We ask that you not return materials the week we are closed.  Do not worry about overdues during that time period, since we will not be issuing those notices for a couple weeks.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this process!

Picture of new side entrance!

 

 

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Civil Service Testing Site Change

Due to construction, the Library will no longer be a test site for the state civil service examinations.

The WV Division of Personnel has announced that the new testing location will be at WVU-Parkersburg in the Workforce Development Building on 300 Campus Drive in Parkersburg, WV.

Testing days and times will remain the same as before (Thursday mornings at 10 a.m.)

For further information, please contact the Division of Personnel at 304-558-3950.

Welcome to New Website!

Welcome to our new website.  We may have to tweak it a little over the next week, but hopefully things will be better.

Bright Star Theatre

Bright Star Theatre will present 3 performances of “Upcycled Cinderella” on Monday, July 17. 

Times include: 

South Parkersburg Library at 10:15 a.m.

Williamstown Library at 1:00 p.m.

Emerson Library at 6:00 p.m.

“‘Upcycled Cinderella’ is a hilarious production hitting the road Monday. The show features two school employees who jump at the chance to bring to life this celebrated fairy tale when the ‘real’ school assembly doesn’t show-up. The show features vibrant costumes and props all made from everyday objects.” … Bright Star website

Bring the family and join us at any or all of these performances for some fun & hilarity!



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