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Libraries Rock VISTA

Not Actively Recruiting

Service Dates

May 30, 2018 - July 24, 2018

Application Window

February 5, 2018 - April 13, 2018

Location

  • Hiawatha, IA

Application Details

Contact Information
Geovanni Almanza
(515) 235-4686
vistaleader@iwcc.edu

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AmeriCorps VISTA

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Description

Department: Adult and Youth Services
Supervisor: Youth Services Librarian, Alicia Mangin

The reason we need you.
Hiawatha Public Library is a destination for families during June and July. It is a vibrant part of our community and the atmosphere is electric with possibility all summer long. We want you to be a part of it and help us lead others to success!

As a Hiawatha Public Library VISTA member, you will be an integral part of our summer reading program – Libraries Rock! You will coordinate our Libraries Rock Out outreach program, work with staff to provide programs and services to community youth, register summer reading program participants and maintain the program database and assist with the daily machinations of Hiawatha Public Library. Your role will be varied and will make a positive impact on readers of all ages.

Your Libraries Rock! VISTA member duties include:
You will be involved in all facets of Hiawatha Public Library’s Libraries Rock! program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Serve as a site coordinator and liaison for Libraries Rock Out site – work with partner organization staff and library staff to deliver the weekly program and track data related to the program.
2. Register participants in the library’s Libraries Rock! reading program and update their progress.
3. Assist in the coordination of materials and crafts for the library’s Libraries Rock Out summer program.
4. Assist library staff with the delivery of other weekly programs, events, and activities related to Libraries Rock!
5. Assist library staff with daily functions such as checking out materials, discharging materials and assisting library patrons.

You might be the right person if…
• You can successfully communicate with a diverse group of people through various channels.
• You are comfortable and confident working with computers and know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite.
• You are able to effectively manage time and prioritize duties working in a busy atmosphere.
• You enjoy being a part of a team working to improve your community.
• You are considering a career in education or libraries. (Not required.)

This job will allow you to:
• Gain valuable experience that can translate to future library, non-profit, government, and corporate employment opportunities.
• Develop professional skills while sharing your talents with the community.
• Take advantage of VISTA program benefits supported outside of the library including:
o Living allowance during time of service
o Choice of education award or end of service stipend
• Get to know the library staff for the excellent, friendly resource that they are.
• Become knowledgeable about the library facility and its many resources.
• Give back to your community through service.

What you bring to the table:
• Ability to commit to a two-month term of service starting May 30, 2018.
• Ability to work comfortably with people, systems, and technology.
• A positive, “can-do” attitude that has you excited to walk in the library’s door and get started.
• Ability to read, write, and follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to walk, bend, reach, sit, stand for periods of time, and occasionally lift 25 lbs.
• Ability to provide own transportation to outreach site.

Your time commitment.
• This is a full-time, two-month program commitment. Service at the library is 5/30/2018-7/24/2018.
• VISTA members are allowed to hold outside employment if it does not conflict with their VISTA duties.

How do I apply?
• Applications are being accepted by AmeriCorps from 2/05/2018-4/13/2018.
• Minimum age requirement is 18.
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Simply email your resume and cover letter (optional) to vistaleader@iwcc.edu

What makes Hiawatha Public Library special?
The Vision of the Hiawatha Public Library is to provide the members of its community with access to information, which can improve their minds, broaden their lives, and fulfill their cultural, civic, intellectual, educational, and recreational needs. The library is committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Department: Adult and Youth Services
Supervisor: Youth Services Librarian, Alicia Mangin

The reason we need you.
Hiawatha Public Library is a destination for families during June and July. It is a vibrant part of our community and the atmosphere is electric with possibility all summer long. We want you to be a part of it and help us lead others to success!

As a Hiawatha Public Library VISTA member, you will be an integral part of our summer reading program – Libraries Rock! You will coordinate our Libraries Rock Out outreach program, work with staff to provide programs and services to community youth, register summer reading program participants and maintain the program database and assist with the daily machinations of Hiawatha Public Library. Your role will be varied and will make a positive impact on readers of all ages.

Your Libraries Rock! VISTA member duties include:
You will be involved in all facets of Hiawatha Public Library’s Libraries Rock! program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1. Serve as a site coordinator and liaison for Libraries Rock Out site – work with partner organization staff and library staff to deliver the weekly program and track data related to the program.
2. Register participants in the library’s Libraries Rock! reading program and update their progress.
3. Assist in the coordination of materials and crafts for the library’s Libraries Rock Out summer program.
4. Assist library staff with the delivery of other weekly programs, events, and activities related to Libraries Rock!
5. Assist library staff with daily functions such as checking out materials, discharging materials and assisting library patrons.

You might be the right person if…
• You can successfully communicate with a diverse group of people through various channels.
• You are comfortable and confident working with computers and know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite.
• You are able to effectively manage time and prioritize duties working in a busy atmosphere.
• You enjoy being a part of a team working to improve your community.
• You are considering a career in education or libraries. (Not required.)

This job will allow you to:
• Gain valuable experience that can translate to future library, non-profit, government, and corporate employment opportunities.
• Develop professional skills while sharing your talents with the community.
• Take advantage of VISTA program benefits supported outside of the library including:
o Living allowance during time of service
o Choice of education award or end of service stipend
• Get to know the library staff for the excellent, friendly resource that they are.
• Become knowledgeable about the library facility and its many resources.
• Give back to your community through service.

What you bring to the table:
• Ability to commit to a two-month term of service starting May 30, 2018.
• Ability to work comfortably with people, systems, and technology.
• A positive, “can-do” attitude that has you excited to walk in the library’s door and get started.
• Ability to read, write, and follow written and verbal instructions.
• Ability to walk, bend, reach, sit, stand for periods of time, and occasionally lift 25 lbs.
• Ability to provide own transportation to outreach site.

Your time commitment.
• This is a full-time, two-month program commitment. Service at the library is 5/30/2018-7/24/2018.
• VISTA members are allowed to hold outside employment if it does not conflict with their VISTA duties.

How do I apply?
• Applications are being accepted by AmeriCorps from 2/05/2018-4/13/2018.
• Minimum age requirement is 18.
• Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.
• Simply email your resume and cover letter (optional) to vistaleader@iwcc.edu

What makes Hiawatha Public Library special?
The Vision of the Hiawatha Public Library is to provide the members of its community with access to information, which can improve their minds, broaden their lives, and fulfill their cultural, civic, intellectual, educational, and recreational needs. The library is committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning.
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Living Allowance

$950 - $950 monthly

Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, Training

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, Local Government Agency

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Application Details

Contact Information
Geovanni Almanza
(515) 235-4686
vistaleader@iwcc.edu

Hosted By

Position Details

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AmeriCorps VISTA

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