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Clerical Volunteer Wanted

The Business Services office is looking for a self-starting volunteer to perform a variety of support functions. This individual will be a fast learner with the ability to work with minimal supervision after training.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Filing documents and other clerical duties
  • Computer data entry
  • Assisting other departments in preparing program materials (cutting, stuffing envelopes, etc.)

We Need a Summer Volunteer

When you hear the word "Dewey," do you think of a number system for classifying library books — or one of Donald Duck's nephews? If it's the former, you might be just the person to fill this summer volunteer position:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Pull books from library collection for review, then re-shelve them after review

Required Qualifications and Skills: Ability to shelve books in proper alphabetical order; familiarity with Dewey decimal system preferred

Essential Functions:
  • Ability to reach upper book shelves to take/re-shelve books, using stool
  • Ability to push fully loaded book cart
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy books
  • Ability to read spine labels well enough to shelve accurately
  • Ability to understand spoken instruction and to communicate clearly with supervisor

Schedule: Two-hour shifts on Mondays and/or Thursdays (Mondays: between 2:00-8:00 PM; Thursdays: between 10:00 AM-5:00 PM).

Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 8 at 6:00 PM, either at the Reception Desk or via email to gladdenk@cantonpl.org. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This description is not a contract between the library and the volunteer. The library reserves the right to revise this job description at its discretion.

May 17 Library Board Meeting Canceled

The May 17 meeting of the Canton Public Library Board of Trustees has been canceled.

The next scheduled meeting will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 PM; members of the public are invited to attend.

Meeting Minutes — April 19, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.

Present: M. Siegrist, D. Turner, G. Snow, C. Van Auken
Absent: J. Fausone, K. Schulz
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Library Board Meeting Agenda - April 19, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Old Business
    • Jungle Java lease
  • New Business
    • Audit Presentation
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — March 15, 2012

The Chairperson, Don Turner, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, D. Turner, K Schulz, C. Van Auken
Absent: G. Snow
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

(B. Czerniak, L. Golden, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, S. Kennedy, L. Papa, N. Szczepanski)

Library Board Meeting Agenda — March 15, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
    • Communications
    • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • MERS Health Care Savings Program – benchmarking report
    • Director’s Evaluation
  • New Business
    • 2012-2014 Strategic Planning – Susan Kennedy, K2+ Communications
    • Online Board packet options
    • Approve Clear Fortress proposal to replace Pedigrid Entrance Floor Mat in lobby
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — February 16, 2012

The following minutes are draft status pending approval.

Blood Drive

Don't have a pint — donate it to the American Red Cross blood drive instead, when they set up shop at the library on Friday, February 17. Reservations are being accepted now: in person at the Reception Desk, by phone at 734-397-0999 ext. 1071, or by email to gladdenk@cantonpl.org. Or just walk in any time between 10:00 AM-3:45 PM. There's a critical need for blood right now, so please drop by to donate. And be sure to bring a friend. (You must be 17 years of age and able to donate a full pint of blood to be eligible.)

Library Board Meeting Agenda - February 15, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
    • Communications
    • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
  • New Business
    • Destination Imagination Team presentation
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Library Board Meeting Agenda - January 18, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Administrative Reports
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Committee Reports
    • None
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders
    • Election of 2012 Officers
    • Director’s Evaluation
  • New Business
    • MERS Health Care Savings Program Presentation by Tara Gist
    • Terms for new lease with Jungle Java Express
    • New committee assignments
    • Approval of 3-year telecommunications (phone) contracts for e-rate purposes
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Meeting Minutes — December 15. 2011

The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM

Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call to Audience

No comments (P. Bharadwaj, R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, P. Jenkins, L. Papa, S. Rzetelny, S. Sathrasala, L. Sivashankar, S. Sundar, N. Szczepanski, A. Thiruvenkat )

Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved as amended by unanimous consent.

Approval of General Meeting Minutes

The minutes were approved by unanimous consent.

Communications

None

Report of the Library Director

Jungle Java Express owners Eric and Laurel Hess will meet with E. Davis in the new year to begin discussion on negotiating a new lease (the present lease expires in May 2012); Davis will request direction from the board in January as to what terms they would like included in any new contract.

Library Board Meeting Agenda - December 15, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 7:30 PM
  • Call the Meeting to Order
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Approval of Agenda
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Communications
  • Report of the Library Director
  • Unfinished Business and General Orders
    • Nomination of 2012 Officers
    • Director’s Evaluation
  • New Business
    • Discovery Middle School Destination Imagination – Project Outreach Proposal
    • Fourth Quarter Budget Amendment
  • Call to Audience (5 min. maximum)
  • Adjourn

Pardon Our Dust

We'll be sprucing up the library during the week of December 5. Visitors will notice some long needed renovations (replacing the lobby wall covering and updating the accent walls) which have been made possible through careful management of the 2011 operations budget.

Meeting Minutes - November 17, 2011

The Chairperson, Michael Siegrist, called the meeting to order at 7:31 PM
Present: J. Fausone, M. Siegrist, K. Schulz, G. Snow, D. Turner, C. Van Auken
Also Present: E. Davis, K. Gladden

Call To Audience

No comments (R. Havenstein-Coughlin, A. Heidemann, P. Jenkins, R. Jenkins,