The season of the Davis Library.

The season of the Davis Library.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Help Wanted! ASAP!

Library Assistant Needed!

The Davis Public Library in Stoddard, NH is looking for Library Assistant, starting IMMEDIATELY! This is an ideal job for a HS senior, college student, or anyone else with evenings free in the Keene/Hillsborough area. (We're about half way in between.)

The position is 4 hrs/wk (M & W 5-7pm) Sep-May and 6 hrs/wk (M & W 5-8pm) May-Aug. Possibility of more hours (Sat 10-12/ 10-2) starting in April. Starts at minimum wage. :-/

Must be 18+, responsible, reliable, mature, good with people. Substantial computer literacy strongly preferred (MacOS, Linux and/or Windows).

Duties include: shelving, checking books in & out, helping patrons find books & materials, collection maintenance, straightening & organizing shelves, blogging, data entry, searching, etc.

Please email a resume and cover letter (including name, address and phone number) to: davispubliclibrary /AT/ gmail /DOT/ com


Kelly Taylor
Library Assistant Search
PO Box 749
Stoddard, NH 03470

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Acceptable Use Policy - New!

Down from 2.5 pages, now in a handy-dandy, extra-readable, common-sensible 20 lines of text (as printed on our slips; not including title):

Davis Public Library - Internet/Wireless
Acceptable Use Policy

Access to the internet via the computers in the Davis Public Library and/or our wireless access point is unrestricted, unmonitored, unencrypted and completely unsecured. Use at your own risk. We guarantee no technical support. The DPL makes no guarantees as to the availability of access, and bears no responsibility for the content of the internet. The DPL cannot be responsible for any damage or loss of data that may occur while using the computer or our internet access. This includes but is not limited to: hacking, viruses, identity theft, spyware, malware, crashing, Vogons, loss of data, offensive material, unpleasant photographs, etc.

Restriction of a child's access to the internet is the sole responsibility of that child's parents or legal guardians. The Library is a public space owned by the town, and the rights of staff and other patrons must be respected.

DPL staff is authorized to terminate any user's session or to prohibit a user from subsequent sessions if they are given cause to believe the user has failed to comply with the Acceptable Use Policy. Users whose access has been terminated or prohibited may appeal the action to the Board of Trustees of the Library. By using the Davis Public Library's internet access and/or computers, you hereby agree to the following:
  1. I will not eat or drink at a computer station. I will be gentle to the equipment. I will share.
  2. I will obey all applicable federal, state and local laws. Period.
  3. I understand that computers are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. I will limit my usage to 30 minutes if other patrons are waiting for a computer.
  4. If I print anything out, I will pay ten (10) cents per black & white laser printed page.
  5. I understand that Library computers are public, and nothing I save to the hard drive is safe or guaranteed to still be there when I come back.

If you come in & pick it up in person, it comes FREE with our wireless password! Hurry on in to the Davis Public Library!!! Amaze your friends! Shock your mother!

Monday, November 8, 2010

High-Speed is Here!!!!



Seriously, folks. This is awesome. I am not trying to gloat or anything, but the part where I can actually use the internet to do my job, and you people can actually use the internet to do whatever you want (within the *ahem* acceptable use policy of our library *ahem*) including watching as much youtube as you want! Want to watch 3 hours of a monkey picking its nose!? OKAY!!! Go nuts!

There is an important new development, however:


No, I will not tell you what it is here. You will have to come in & get it. Sorry. Just how we roll. So come on down to the library & use the internet like it's 1999!