Title: Programming Coordinator (Part-Time)
Location: Clinton Community Library, 1215 Centre Road, Rhinebeck, NY (Town of Clinton)
Position: Part-time, 18-24 hours/week including Saturdays (9-1) and occasional evenings.
The Clinton Community Library seeks a creative, energetic, and detail-oriented individual to join its team as a Programming Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs. While the focus will be on adult and teen programming, he/she will also be expected to assist with children’s programming. Additionally, the coordinator will support marketing, and public relations outreach, with primary responsibility for updating our website/events calendar and maintaining the library’s social media presence.
- Planning, promoting, and implementing programs for adults and teens and assisting with programming for elementary-aged children.
- Providing departmental information for the director’s monthly report.
- Maintaining library website and events calendar as well as the library’s social media presence
- Managing online public information calendars, news media postings, and writing and distributing press releases andevent alerts
- Sending weekly subscriber e-newsletters, and event-specific email blasts
- Providing reference and readers’advisory when needed.
- Assisting with circulation and other library functions as necessary.
- Excellent working knowledge of computers, mobile devices, and e-readers.
- Strong level of comfort with Microsoft Word & Excel. Familiarity with WordPress, MailChimp, and Canva is preferred.
- Self-starter who takes initiative
- Team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Enthusiastic about working with the public and providing exceptional customer service
Prior experience in marketing, public relations, or public libraries is helpful, but not required
Instructions to Applicants
Interested individuals should email their resume and letter of interest to Carol Bancroft at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Programming Coordinator Position” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Friday, August 16, 6 PM
The members say they still enjoy performing the Doo-Wop hits and will continue as long as people want to hear it. Those yesteryear are revisited every time the group takes to the stage with their a cappella nostalgic renditions of songs of the past.
Their music appeals to all ages. Some people are taken back to younger days and simpler times, while others just appreciate the pure sounds and vocal intricacies of tight harmony.
Weather-permitting the concert will be held outside the library. In the case of inclement weather, we will move the performance into the Clinton Town Hall. Please call (845) 266-5530 for more information
Vendors wanted for the library’s annual Community Tag Sale happening Saturday, Sept. 21 from 9AM-3PM (Rain or Shine). Individuals, businesses, and community organizations are all welcome. Spots are $15 if you bring your own table, and $25 if you need to rent a table for the day. You keep all the profits! Payment is due at time of reservation. Please stop by the library to sign up or call (845) 266-5530 for more information.
Proceeds from the reservation of spots at this event will be used to help fund library programming.
Friday, August 9, 6 PM
Whatever the source, each song is “Boomerized” – set in distinctive arrangements with three and four part harmonies. The singers’ voices differ in range and color; they combine in a unique and resonant blend that is the Boomers’ signature. Their vocals are coupled to impressive instrumental work on guitars, Dobro, bass, bodhran, and kazoo, or sometimes — “Look Ma, no hands”— uncoupled in a capella selections.
Weather-permitting the concert will be held outside the library. In the case of inclement weather, we will move the performance into the Clinton Town Hall. Please call (845) 266-5530 for more information.
Monday, August 19, 7:00 PM
In August, the Evening Book Club will be discussing 1491 by Charles C. Mann.In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492.
Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets, and was larger than any contemporary European city. Mexican cultures created corn in a specialized breeding process that it has been called man’s first feat of genetic engineering. Indeed, Indians were not living lightly on the land but were landscaping and manipulating their world in ways that we are only now beginning to understand. Challenging and surprising, this a transformative new look at a rich and fascinating world we only thought we knew.
Thursday, September 12, 2:00 PM
In September, the Tea Time Book Club will be discussing Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson. There is no meeting in August.
When Isabelle Poole meets Dr. Preston Grind, she’s fresh out of high school, pregnant with her art teacher’s baby, and totally on her own. Izzy knows she can be a good mother but without any money or relatives to help, she’s left searching.
Dr. Grind, an awkwardly charming child psychologist, has spent his life studying family, even after tragedy struck his own. Now, with the help of an eccentric billionaire, he has the chance to create a “perfect little world”—to study what would happen when ten children are raised collectively, without knowing who their biological parents are. He calls it The Infinite Family Project and he wants Izzy and her son to join.
This attempt at a utopian ideal starts off promising, but soon the gentle equilibrium among the families disintegrates: unspoken resentments between the couples begin to fester; the project’s funding becomes tenuous; and Izzy’s growing feelings for Dr. Grind make her question her participation in this strange experiment in the first place.
We made an error on the calendar portion of our print newsletter. Wednesday Tai Chi is held at 6:00 PM — NOT at 6:30 as listed. We apologize for the mistake and any confusion!
The Clinton Community Library’s Board of Trustees wishes to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Teresa McGuirk (left in photo) upon her retirement as Director of the Clinton Community Library effective July 6, 2019. Teresa agreed to become our Director at a time where we were facing significant challenges and the future existence of the Library was uncertain. Working closely with our Board of Trustees, Teresa demonstrated true leadership and uncommon courage as she successfully faced each challenge. Her contributions to the recent success of the Library are too numerous to list here but perhaps her greatest accomplishment is that the Library is once again viewed as the heart of our Community. The Board of Trustees will be planning a special recognition event for Teresa at the Library in the not too distant future.
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