Asotin County Library is among 215 public libraries nationwide awarded funding by the Public Library Association (PLA) this year to conduct digital literacy workshops using new Digitallearn.org resources.
Asotin County Library’s workshop efforts will focus training and resources to help individuals access online information easily and safely.
Digital Navigators from the Library will help individuals utilize these resources in upcoming workshops that will be conducted in-person at various locations in Asotin County.
Participants from any ACL, PLA & AT&T workshop can be entered in the BOSE headphones drawing. One entry per person. Drawing will be held December 14. Winner must be able to pick up their prize at Asotin County Library.
*POSTING HAS CLOSED* Applicants must reside within the Clarkston city limits. Applications will be accepted until 5:00 PM Friday, February 10th. Job applications and job descriptions are also available at the downtown library service desk.
LIBRARY TRUSTEE JOB DESCRIPTION The Board of Trustees determines the basic policies for the Library’s operation and selects the Director to whom the Board delegates the authority and responsibility for the administration of the Library. The Board, with the assistance of the Director, develops the Library’s annual budget, apportions the funds collected by the county, and authorizes and oversees all major expenditures.
The members of the Board are appointed by the Asotin County Commissioners for a five-year term. According to Washington State law, two terms are the maximum allowed. The Board is responsible for carrying out duties assigned by state law and local ordinances. The Library Director reports to the Board and is accountable for the proper fulfillment of assigned responsibilities.
Trustees should be interested in the Library and be a current user. He/she should recognize the Library as a center of community culture, education, and recreation. He/she should be able to work well with others and be cooperative with all who work for the benefit of the Library.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE TRUSTEE: – Meet once a month. Currently, meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of the month at 3:30 pm. This is subject to change. – Elect officers and establish various committees. – Evaluate and examine the Library’s monthly financial report. – Determine the goals and objectives of the Library and methods of evaluating progress towards them on an annual basis. – Authorize the Director to take specific action as required and to conduct special studies and report the findings to the Board. – Continually appraise the effectiveness of the Director and perform an annual evaluation of the Director. – Be aware of local, state, and federal library laws. – Continually promote the Library in the community and explain policies and services whenever called upon by public officials and private citizens
Mondays and Wednesdays | January 9 – February 8 | 6:00 – 8:00pm | Community Room at Downtown Branch
Whether you are brand-new to spreadsheet programs or want to learn specific skills, this FREE five weekclass has what you need. Learn how to create spreadsheets, work with functions and formulas, create a budget, and more.
Laptops will be provided and having some basic computer skills will be helpful for this class. You are welcome to bring your own laptop if it has Excel 2016 installed.
Introduction to Microsoft Excel is taught by certified instructor Anna Aldous. Debbie took Anna’s Word class at the Library in 2022 and shared “… learning through experimenting. I learned something new at every class and was excited to branch out without fear of screwing up the computer. Anna’s a great teacher.”
Asotin County Library now offers a diverse mix of virtual programs from bestselling authors and thought leaders.
Expect 2 – 3 interactive programs each month with an opportunity for Q & A with the author.
The selected books and authors cover a wide range of fiction and non-fiction genres including historical fiction, contemporary fiction, romance, OwnVoices, poetry, business, personal growth, social justice, history, art, culture and more.