Canton Public Library - Canton, MI http://www.cantonpl.org/ en-US July Online Courses to Start http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/july-online-courses-start The free <img src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/Gale%20courses%20icon.jpg" alt="" class="image image-preview selected" height="70" width="164" style="float:right;" /><a href="https://www.cantonpl.org/database/db.html?db=Learn4Life">Gale Courses</a> that the library offers to its cardholders are set to begin on July 16. You can register for any number of classes and in any subject area that appeals to you. The goal is to provide lifelong learning opportunities for you to learn, at your own pace, new skills or improve existing ones. Take advantage of the <a href="http://education.gale.com/l-cantonpl/">vast array of instructor-led courses</a> soon. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/july-online-courses-start#comments Adults Database life long learning Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:13:06 +0000 Didi 73017 at http://www.cantonpl.org Department Head Business Services http://www.cantonpl.org/job/72768/department-head-business-services <span style="color:#000000;font-family:'Times New Roman';"> </span><span style="color:#000000;"></span><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;">Due to a retirement, the Canton Public Library is seeking a Department Head of Business Services to oversee the library’s finance, human resources, and building services areas. The Business Services Department Head works under the Director and alongside the department heads of Circulation Services, Community Relations, Information Services, and Information Technology. This key position requires supervisory experience sufficient to provide management of the library’s accounting, human resources, and building and security staff. The successful candidate will demonstrate strategic thinking, long-range planning skills, confidentiality and discretion, excellence in service to internal and external customers, highly-skilled management of both people and projects, and the ability to work across departments to reach the library’s goals.</p><p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;"><strong>POSITION SUMMARY<br /></strong>Under the management of the Library Director, the Business Services Department Head is responsible for all aspects of the library’s business operations, directing and delegating the work of Security, Building, Finance, and Human Resources staff.  This position requires a high level of confidentiality due to the sensitive nature of the work. This position is classified as a regular full-time position and is exempt from overtime.  The nature of the position requires evening and weekend hours.</p><p></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;"><span style="font-family:'Times New Roman';"> </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;"></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 10pt;"></p><span style="color:#000000;font-family:'Times New Roman';"> </span><div class="field field-type-text field-field-quickdesc"> <div class="field-label">Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Permanent full-time at-will position 37.5 hours/week including day, evening and weekend hours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-duties"> <div class="field-label">Essential Duties and Responsibilities</div> include the following; other duties as assigned. <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MANAGEMENT TEAM: </div> <div class="field-item even"> As part of the management team, develops and interprets library policies and procedures appropriately, and is able to communicate them effectively to both staff and the public. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Recommends and proposes changes in library policies to the management team for approval by the Library Board, and plans implementation with other Department Heads. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Establishes and maintains effective and appropriate working relationships with colleagues, staff, the Library Director, and the public. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Manages the library’s document retention, including accurate maintenance of records for personnel, benefits, payroll, finance, banking, library contracts, supply, and capital inventory in compliance with library policies and applicable laws. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Demonstrates a high level of discretion in handling confidential Library matters. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Actively participates in long range planning, including strategic planning, development of objectives, translating library-wide initiatives into department-specific tasks, and coordinating departmental efforts with other Department Heads and also within the framework of the entire library. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Handles administrative responsibilities as assigned in the absence of the Library Director. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Represents the library by serving on committees, presenting to the Library Board, or attending/speaking at conferences at the regional, state, or national level as appropriate. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Monitors trends and best practices in society and the industry and recommends appropriate and innovative initiatives and/or changes for implementation at the library. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> FINANCE: </div> <div class="field-item even"> Manages the accountant to gather information from the Library Director and Department Heads to prepare the annual library budget and subsequent budget amendments for approval of the Library Board. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Manages the annual department budget in conjunction with the management team and the accountant, allocating expenditures, monitoring the budget, and approving purchase orders within those approved amounts and as authorized by the Library Director. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Oversees the accountant and accounting functions in the library’s accounting software, ensuring the accuracy of accounts payable and accounts receivable, the general ledger, bank reconciliations, and financial reports. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Manages the library’s investments according to applicable laws and the library’s financial policies. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Works closely with the accountant and office staff to prepare for the annual audit using generally accepted accounting principles and produces documentation as required during the audit process. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Prepares, manages, and coordinates contracts, bids, grants, RFPs/RFQs, and related documentation. </div> <div class="field-item even"> HUMAN RESOURCES: </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Oversees the library’s employee hiring, orientation and training programs, performance management, and terminations. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Responsible for human resources, payroll, and benefits management and compliance in accordance with local, state, and federal laws as well as the library’s policies. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Administers employee benefits through management of assigned office staff and collaboration with outside vendors and agencies. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ensures the filing of required local, state, and federal regulatory reports accurately and in a timely fashion. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Encourages staff development and growth and fosters good employee morale through training, conferences, and workshops. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Develops, administers, and manages programs and initiatives for employee recruitment, retention, compensation, and benefits. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Manages document retention and maintains confidentiality of all library and personnel files and records in compliance with industry standards and local, state, and federal laws. </div> <div class="field-item even"> DEPARTMENT / BUILDING: </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Responsible for the appropriate selection, training, management, scheduling, evaluation, and discipline of Business Services staff, including Security, Building, and Office staff. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Prioritizes Business Services workloads and manages workflow. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Adapts department procedures to reach patron satisfaction and workflow efficiency goals. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Manages relationships with the library’s professional and contractual services vendors. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Meets regularly with staff to track progress and development, culminating in annual performance evaluations. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Develops and implements new methods to improve the efficiency and operations of the department and the library as a whole. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ensures the safety and security of the library building and grounds through management of the building and security staff. Coordinates building and security technical operations and initiatives with the Department Head of Information Technology as appropriate. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Assigns appropriate staff to work groups as department representatives as needed. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Manages departmental and library-wide statistics and submits statistics and reports to the Library Director, other Department Heads, or to external agencies as required. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Develops goals for individual staff in support of the library’s strategic plan. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Stays informed of library news and events via review of all forms of library communication: website, email, SharePoint, library newsletter and blog. Contributes content as appropriate. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Enforces library policies using a polite and professional approach. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Accepts special assignments or duties in support of the library’s goals and objectives. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-minquals"> <div class="field-label">Minimum Qualifications:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, human resources, or other relevant area of study, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that encompasses the knowledge and skills typically acquired by pursuing such a degree. </div> <div class="field-item even"> One year of prior supervisory or management experience in a public library or comparable environment. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Demonstrated understanding of the theories and practices of human resources, accounting, finance, building and office management. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Possession of high-level verbal and written communications skills and the ability to deliver tactful and decisive explanations of library policies, procedures, and decisions to the public and to staff. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Experience with budget development and management. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Consistent display of public service attitude that reflects the library’s values. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Able to work with minimal direction and effectively manage and direct the work of others. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Able to prioritize and organize work for self and others according to time requirements. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Able to organize, analyze, and interpret data and make recommendations to the Library Director and management team. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Ability to multi-task and to manage concurrent projects with a large staff. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ability to adapt to changing circumstances that require new procedures, new schedules, different assignments, etc. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Proficiency with the most widely-used features of Microsoft Office and QuickBooks applications and common office equipment. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Willingness to take on additional projects when needed to advance the library’s mission. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-desquals"> <div class="field-label">Preferred Qualifications:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Three years of prior supervisory or management experience in a public library or comparable environment. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Demonstrated ability to select, adapt, and apply new techniques and methods to a public library environment. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Demonstrated experience with governmental accounting and municipal finance. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Demonstrated experience with building and office management. </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Demonstrated experience in human resources and benefits management. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-essential-functions"> <div class="field-label">Essential Functions:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sufficient physical agility to stand, walk, bend, stoop, reach, sit, lift up to 40 lbs., and push carts weighing up to 200 lbs. </div> <div class="field-item even"> Manual dexterity and visual acuity sufficient to grab, hold, and shelve materials and read small print on labels </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing which permits the employee to communicate in writing and verbally </div> <div class="field-item even"> Sufficient vision which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of materials in both electronic and hard copy form </div> <div class="field-item odd"> Ability to work effectively under stressful conditions in a fast-paced environment </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-reports"> <div class="field-label">Reports To:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Eva Davis, Library Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-range"> <div class="field-label">Hiring Range and Hours Per Week:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> $48,700 to $60,900 per annum; 37.5 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-benefits"> <div class="field-label">Benefits:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Paid vacation time, sick time and holidays; medical and retirement benefits </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-appinfo"> <div class="field-label">Application Information:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Complete application packets — including <a href="/sites/default/files/CPL_Employment_Application.pdf">application form</a>, cover letter, and resume — postmarked or received by <strong>9:00 PM on Monday, July 21, 2014</strong> will be eligible for consideration.</p> Submit application packets to:<br /> Sheryl Rzetelny, Business Services Department Head<br /> Canton Public Library<br /> 1200 S. Canton Center Rd.<br /> Canton, MI 48188<br /><a href="mailto:rzetelnys@cantonpl.org">rzetelnys@cantonpl.org</a> <p><em>Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This job description is not a contract between the library and the employee. The library reserves the right to revise this job description at its discretion.</em></p> <p><em>The Canton Public Library is an EEO employer.</em></p> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:58:18 +0000 nicholsonm 72768 at http://www.cantonpl.org RJ Spangler Trio Plus Larry Smith http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/rj-spangler-trio-plus-larry-smith <img alt="" src="https://www.cantonpl.org/sites/default/files/images/musicalscale.preview.jpg" style="float:right;" />Join us for a concert featuring the <a href="http://www.rjspangler.com/index.html">RJ Spangler Trio</a> with special guest Detroit jazz sax great Larry Smith. Learn the history of Detroit's jazz &amp; blues roots and listen to musical examples performed by this all star band. <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1003904">Tuesday July 15 7:00 PM.</a> http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/rj-spangler-trio-plus-larry-smith#comments Kids Tweens Teens Adults Parents Seniors Programs Connect Your Summer Curtains Up: On the Scene My Mitten: On the Scene Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:54:38 +0000 fawcettl 68837 at http://www.cantonpl.org Zumba from around the world http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/zumba-around-world <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/search/Xzumba">Zumba</a> is a fitness class that combines dance and fitness. It is all the rage nowadays. This dance mingles Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout system. Dance routines like Cumbia, Merengue, Salsa, Mambo, Bhangra, Hip-Hop and Flamenco are used in this class. The fusion of Latin dance rhythms and moves provides an excellent group exercise experience.<br /> Join us for a lively, fun session of Zumba on <a href="http://catalog.cantonpl.org/record=g1002607">Saturday, July 19 at 10:00 AM</a>. http://www.cantonpl.org/blog/post/zumba-around-world#comments Health Sports Adults Seniors Programs Connect Your Summer Around the World: On the Scene Be Well: On the Scene Be Well: eLectrified Around the world Be Well Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:35:09 +0000 chitra rout 68741 at http://www.cantonpl.org