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 Topics of the day:

 1. MLA genealogy group: finding obituaries, Monday 27 March
 2. Maine State Parks Season Pass
 3. Free Maine Resources
 4. The Rockport Public Library is Hiring
 5. Free duplicates
 6. 'Free duplicates' have all been claimed
 7. Free items looking for new homes!
 8. Join the Internet Archive's Community History Web Archiving
 9. new book
 10. Skidompha is hiring a Teen Librarian
 11. Books for the taking
 12. Books for the Taking- CLAIMED
 13. Weeded Audiobooks Up For Grabs
 14. Wordpress Bookshelves - Loading new books issue (2)
 15. Lewiston Public Library seeks Library Technician II to coordinate
 library services
 16. Job Posting - Head of Circulation


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 13:02:09 +0000
 From: "Jamieson, B.J." 
 Subject: MLA genealogy group: finding obituaries, Monday 27 March

 Hi, everyone!

 The next program for the Maine Library Association genealogy interest
group will cover finding obituaries and death notices. These
newspapers items can be tremendously helpful for researching families
when more "official" records are scant. Obituaries can also cover less
formal relationships (such as unmarried significant others) and
provide insight into a person's life that can lead to finding further

 Register here [1] to
join us Monday, 27 March at 5:15 p.m.

 Free for MLA members; $5 for non-members.
 If you can't make Monday, the program will be recorded for those who
register but can't attend.

 B.J. Jamieson, M.S.L.S., M.A., PG Cert. {genealogy}
 Genealogy reference specialist
 Maine State Library

 [log in to unmask]
 (207) 287-5613
 Twitter @MSLgenealogy
 Facebook MainelyGenealogy
 Youtube videos: click here

 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 13:30:07 +0000
 From: Laurie Mathes 
 Subject: Maine State Parks Season Pass

 Hi All,

 I'm looking for advice from folks that currently have Maine State
Park Passes available for patrons to borrow. Any information on how
you lend the pass like loan time, pick up and drop off, any
stipulations you have, or best practices you have learned, etc. would
be helpful. Feel free to email me directly at [log in to unmask] . Park
weather is approaching and I want to get our new pass into the UNE
 Thank you!

 Laurie Mathes M.S.L.S.
 Access Services Librarian
 University of New England
 716 Stevens Ave
 Portland, Maine 04103
 (207) 221-4326
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 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 10:03:52 -0400
 From: Brenda Pelletier 
 Subject: Free Maine Resources

 free to anyone on van delivery service
 [image: University of Maine at Fort Kent - LIFE at UMFK: Learn.
 Find. Engage.]*Brenda Pelletier*
 *Library Specialist CL2 • Library*
 [image: phone number] (207) 834-7523 
 [image: website]
 *University of Maine at Fort Kent*
 Blake Library • 23 University Drive
 Fort Kent, ME 04743
 [image: LIFE at UMFK: Learn. Innovate. Find. Engage.]


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 10:39:53 -0400
 From: Ben Blackmon 
 Subject: The Rockport Public Library is Hiring

 Hello All,

 The Rockport Public Library is seeking a Library Assistant to join
 team. Every day is an adventure at the library and you never know
what new
 and exciting thing will happen next. We are looking for someone to
join the
 team for between 15 to 20 hours a week with the opportunity for more.
 offer competitive pay and a stimulating work environment. Some nights
 weekends required.

 If you are interested in applying for the position send a cover
letter and
 resume to Ben Blackmon at [log in to unmask]


 Performs routine library services such as receiving and loaning
 returning books to shelves, and following up on overdue books and
 materials. Performs routine filing of books, periodicals, and other
 materials. Checks returned materials for damage. May make minor
repairs to
 books and materials as needed. Computes and receives overdue fines.
 persons in applying for library membership. Processes membership
 applications and issues membership cards. Operates computer terminal
 auxiliary equipment in routine duties.


 To provide excellent customer service at the circulation desk and on
 telephone including reference services & reader’s advisory, while
 library resources. Other duties as assigned.


 *Circulation Duties*

 Greeting and serving patrons, check-out and check-in of materials,
 renewals, issuing library cards, hold requests of materials.
 loan processing. Patron support and assistance with research and use
 online catalogs. Helps patrons and provides simple and complex
 and reader’s advisory using print and online resources. Must be
able to use
 the library automated system to order library materials, process
 items and send notices to patrons.


 Responsible for knowing where to get information for patrons on the
 website, promote programs at the circulation desk or by telephone.

 *Interpersonal Relations*

 Interacts cooperatively and effectively with all Library staff, Town
 departments, and with library users in a manner that is courteous,
 engaging, and effective. At the direction of the Director, may attend
 off-site conference. Directly provides reference and reader’s
 services and interacts with patrons on a regular basis as required,
 other duties as assigned.


 · Knowledge of books and reading

 · Experience working with an automated circulation system

 · Knowledge of ebooks and the library’s downloadable books
selection and
 how to use that resource

 · Computer literacy and a demonstrated knowledge of various
 online resources, and social media Strong organizational and
 skills/team player

 · Ability to balance multiple priorities

 · Demonstrated self-motivation and flexibility in a changing work

 · Directly provides reference and circulation services and interacts
 patrons as needed at the circulation desk.

 · Ability to work a rotating schedule that includes days, evenings,


 · Post secondary education from an accredited college or university,
 other degree work that supports the requirements of the position *or
 equivalent experience and training*

 · Experience in and a working knowledge of library services is

 · Possesses a strong working knowledge of computers, related
 online resources, search methods, and social media.

 · Public service orientation with strong communication and


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 11:28:46 -0400
 From: Hartland Public Library 
 Subject: Free duplicates

 Hi everyone,

 The following books are available to anyone on the van. Please reply
to me
 off list.

 - *Desert Star* by Michael Connelly
 - *Reflection: A Twisted Tale *by Elizabeth Lim
 - *Without a Trace* by Danielle Steel
 - *8 Rules of Love* by Jay Shetty
 - *NYPD Red 7: The Murder Sorority * by Marshall Karp (James



 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 11:45:50 -0400
 From: Hartland Public Library 
 Subject: 'Free duplicates' have all been claimed

 The free duplicates have all been claimed.
 Thank you for your interest.



 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 12:04:38 -0400
 From: Julia Hoisington 
 Subject: Free items looking for new homes!

 I have acquired a small-ish stack of items at my desk that are
looking for
 new homes! I can neither confirm, nor deny, some of them being part
of my
 personal spring cleaning out.
 Please indicate on the spreadsheet
 /> items you would like me to send your way!

 Van delivery only, please :)

 Julia Hoisington
 Access Services Manager
 Thomas Memorial Library
 6 Scott Dyer Road
 Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
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 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 09:16:39 -0700
 From: Catherine Falls 
 Subject: Re: Join the Internet Archive's Community History Web
Archiving Program!

 Hello again,

 I received a couple of messages pointing out that one of the links in
my email yesterday was broken. Apologies! And thanks to the folks who
caught it. For those who are interested, the Community Webs website is
available at [2] .
 Please let me know if you have any questions!


 Catherine Falls (she/her)
 Program Officer, Community Programs
 Internet Archive | [log in to unmask]

 > On Mar 21, 2023, at 4:48 PM, Catherine Falls  wrote:
 > Good afternoon,
 > The Internet Archive is currently accepting applications from
public libraries in Maine to join Community Webs , [3] our Community
History Web Archiving Program. Community Webs is fully funded with
generous support from the Mellon Foundation. There is no cost to
participating organizations.
 > Community Webs seeks to empower public libraries to build
community-focused archives of websites, social media and other web
content documenting local histories and voices that are typically
underrepresented in the historic record. We currently have over 100
participating libraries from across the US; however, Maine is not yet
 > Organizations that join before April 2023 will receive free web
archiving services and technical support via a multi-year subscription
to Archive-It, professional development stipends totalling $2,200, and
funded travel to a daylong Community Webs meeting later this year. To
find out more about the program, please visit the Community Webs
website  [4]
 > Interested organizations can Apply on our Website  [5] by March 31,
 > Have questions? Please reach out to the Community Webs team at
[log in to unmask] .
 > We hope to see you in the program,
 > Catherine Falls (she/her)
 > Program Officer, Community Programs
 > Internet Archive | [log in to unmask] 
 > [6] 

 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 13:47:56 -0400
 From: Melissa Olson 
 Subject: new book

 Hello, Fellow Bibliophiles,

 Please allow me to take this one-time opportunity to announce the
 publication of my book The Rose by Another Name
 . [7]
 The book is historical fiction using actual documents to support the
 theory that Christopher Marlowe wrote the works attributed to William
 Shakespeare ( I know, but just*/read/* it - I have already convinced
 skeptics). I am very interested in traveling to Maine libraries and
 doing a presentation/book signing. Please contact me at
 [log in to unmask] or 207-734-6944 to discuss.

 Check It Out!


 Melissa L. Olson
 Director, Alice L. Pendleton Library
 Islesboro, Maine 04848


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 13:52:13 -0400
 From: Skidompha Library Youth Services 
 Subject: Skidompha is hiring a Teen Librarian

 Skidompha Library in Damariscotta, Maine is seeking a teen services
 librarian. Skidompha is a rural library with an active community of
 and an established teen services program. We pride ourselves on being
 team of staff members that work well together and encourage
innovation. The
 ideal candidate will be able to work afternoons, evenings, and
 be a positive, constructive, and encouraging presence in the library,
 be comfortable working with a diverse group of teenagers.

 This position offers an exciting opportunity for someone interested
 working in a public library and making a meaningful difference in the
 of adolescents. The Teen Services Librarian will work primarily with
 Children's Services Librarian and the Executive Director, but also
 collaboratively with all members of the library staff and support all

 Objectives of This Position


 Ensure a safe and welcome environment for teens

 Engage teen patrons with fun and meaningful activities

 Support individual literacy and learning goals of patrons

 Collaborate with other staff members to serve the needs of all

 Maintain and create relationships with local organizations



 Develop and maintain the diverse and representative young adult
 collection of books and materials

 Plan and execute teen programming, including school year and summer
 reading programs

 Assist with everyday library functions, including circulation tasks
 assisting patrons

 Work cooperatively with the Communications Director and write weekly
 updates in contribution to the library’s email newsletter

 Maintain the existing Teen Room with attention paid to keeping it
 and welcoming.

 Interact with teens on a daily basis in order to create a positive
 atmosphere. This includes making sure teens know about resources and
 programming and ensuring the library is being utilized in a manner
 supports all patrons.

 Embrace, promote, and include Skidompha's Mission and Value in all
 library activities.

 This position is for 35 hours per week, including Wednesday morning
 staff meeting, Tuesday-Friday from late morning until 6:00pm, and
 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

 Skills and Qualifications


 Experience working with adolescents

 Bachelor’s degree in library science or related field

 Strong writing skills


 Proficiency and comfort with computers MS Suite, Canva, and Google

 Creativity and flexibility

 Desired Qualifications


 Experience working in a public library

 Experience working with Minerva/Sierra ILL

 Experience with grant preparation and reporting

 Experience with collection development and cataloging

 Experience with effective communication and engagement with teens

 Benefits of working at Skidompha

 Skidompha offers a flexible, child-friendly, and progressive work
 environment. We enjoy a kind, collaborative, supportive, and creative
 culture where we value the individual and their humanity. We offer
 continuing education support. After 6 months of employment, Skidompha
 offers an IRA matched at 2.0%, and health insurance is available at a
 prorated rate based on the number of hours worked per week. We are
 in our work and take our responsibility to the community, our
patrons, and
 our volunteers very seriously, but we encourage laughter and joy in

 Skidompha Library is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified
 applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
 race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status,
 sexuality, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
 by law.

 Skidompha is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our
 and community. We require all employees to provide proof of full
 vaccination to prevent Covid-19 at the time of hiring.

 To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
 information of three references to [log in to unmask] in .pdf
 Please put “TSL application” in the subject line. We will begin
 review on April 12th and accept applications until April 19th.
 to commence in late spring.

 Jessie Trafton
 Youth Services Librarian
 Skidompha Library
 184 Main Street
 Damariscotta, ME 04543
 [log in to unmask]

 *The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the
 compassionate actions of its members.* -Coretta Scott King


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 13:54:49 -0400
 From: Kate Jacobs 
 Subject: Books for the taking


 We ended up with an extra copy of each of these two new releases:

 Good Dog, Bad Cop by David Rosenfelt
 All That is Hidden by Rhys Bowen

 We will be happy to send them along to the first to reply that is
also on
 the van.

 Kate Jacobs
 Cataloger & Technical Services Librarian
 Kennebunk Free Library
 112 Main Street
 Kennebunk, ME 04043
 (207) 985-2173


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 14:32:13 -0400
 From: Kate Jacobs 
 Subject: Books for the Taking- CLAIMED

 The Rosenfelt and Bowen books have been claimed.


 Kate Jacobs
 Cataloger & Technical Services Librarian
 Kennebunk Free Library
 112 Main Street
 Kennebunk, ME 04043
 (207) 985-2173


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 18:47:26 +0000
 From: Sarah Treadwell 
 Subject: Weeded Audiobooks Up For Grabs

 Hi all,

 We are weeding our audiobook collection and would love to share.
Here's a list of the items that are in good shape--put your library's
name next to what you want.

 Free to anyone on the van.

 Thank You,

 Sarah Treadwell (she/her)

 Cataloging & Special Collections

 Brewer Public Library

 100 South Main Street

 Brewer, ME 04412

 (207) 989 7943


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 16:23:21 -0400
 From: Kate Pickup 
 Subject: Wordpress Bookshelves - Loading new books issue

 Greetings, Librarian Friends.
 Collective Mind Challenge:
 We're struggling with the extreme length of loading time (4 min
 occasionally) when we load new isbns to the Bookshelf on our

 Anyone else have experience with this tedious phenomenon and/or have
 thoughts on how to improve?

 Facts of the matter:
 -loading from library, from home, from other library - same thing if
 -started 6 months ago and prior to that no issue when having 100 plus
 on the bookshelf
 -we've experimented reducing the items to 20 and still same issue.
 -our website consultant has not been able to solve from her end thus


 Kate Pickup

 Director of Communications & Technology
 Southwest Harbor Public Library
 [log in to unmask]
 Tel: (207) 244-7065
 Fax: (207) 244-3616
 *she / her / hers* (Why Pronouns Matter
 *Open Doors, Open Minds*
 *Our mission: Southwest Harbor Public Library inspires and supports
 enjoyment of life-long learning, the love of literacy, and the
 of new ideas, welcoming everyone through its doors.*


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 16:32:52 -0400
 From: Jon Knepp 
 Subject: Re: Wordpress Bookshelves - Loading new books issue

 I've worked with the developer Jon Lorang, and he's great! We have
 autoloading as we enter them in the catalog at,
 it saves us so much staff time (and looks nice!) I also worked with
him to
 get images working on DVDs, since they use UPC I believe and not
 Again, all autoloaded when we catalog them. Depending on your system
 in Evergreen) it may be more difficult, but I'm sure he could help,
 maybe I can? His email is: [log in to unmask]

 Again, he's great and that bookshelves app is great for our library!
 have people that are putting books on hold within minutes of us
 them. You have to write a specific query, ours is in Evergreen
Supercat, so
 it probably wouldn't work for your library, but I'm more than happy
to try
 to help!

 On Wed, Mar 22, 2023 at 4:29 PM Kate Pickup 

 > Greetings, Librarian Friends.
 > Collective Mind Challenge:
 > We're struggling with the extreme length of loading time (4 min
 > occasionally) when we load new isbns to the Bookshelf on our
 > site.
 > Anyone else have experience with this tedious phenomenon and/or
 > thoughts on how to improve?
 > Facts of the matter:
 > -loading from library, from home, from other library - same thing
if not
 > longer
 > -started 6 months ago and prior to that no issue when having 100
plus items
 > on the bookshelf
 > -we've experimented reducing the items to 20 and still same issue.
 > -our website consultant has not been able to solve from her end
thus far.
 > Thanks!
 > Kate
 > Kate Pickup
 > Director of Communications & Technology
 > Southwest Harbor Public Library
 > [log in to unmask]
 > Tel: (207) 244-7065
 > Fax: (207) 244-3616
 > *she / her / hers* (Why Pronouns Matter
 > )
 /> >
 > *Open Doors, Open Minds*
 > *Our mission: Southwest Harbor Public Library inspires and supports
 > enjoyment of life-long learning, the love of literacy, and the
 > of new ideas, welcoming everyone through its doors.*

 Jon Knepp, Director of Library Services
 Thompson Free Library
 186 East Main Street
 Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426
 (207) 564-3350


 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 20:55:53 +0000
 From: "Steven G. Bouchard" 
 Subject: Lewiston Public Library seeks Library Technician II to
coordinate teen library services

 Hi everyone -

 Lewiston Public Library is seeking applications for a full-time
Library Technician II who will coordinate teen services while working
full-time in the Library's Adult & Teen Services Department.

 This will also be posted to the Maine Library Jobs page on the Maine
State Library website.

 If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to
contact me directly.

 Thank you!

with the Lewiston Public Library. Applications are available at the
Human Resources Department or online at

 GENERAL INFORMATION: Department: Library
 Barg. Unit: Maine Service Employees Association (MSEA)
 Status: Full Time, 37.5 hours/week
 Grade: 17 [starting at $21.00/hour]

 SUMMARY: The City of Lewiston (Lewiston Public Library) is seeking an
individual with excellent customer service and technology skills to
work as a Library Technician II in the Adult & Teen Services

 WORK ACTIVITIES: This position is responsible for coordinating
library services for teens, though working with patrons of all ages is
required. Preferred candidates will possess a high level of
technology, reference and information-discovery skills, and the
ability to manage their time efficiently while multitasking. Other
desirable qualifications include strong written and oral communication
skills; energy, initiative, patience, and assertiveness; ability to
develop a rapport with teens; and ability to plan and present programs
for teens and design promotional materials. Job duties include
assisting library members of all ages in locating and using resources
and information, teen collection development, teen programming,
working as part of a team to manage the Library's communications and
publicity, and working collaboratively with community partners.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: An Associate's degree in Library Science or
a related field is required; a Bachelor's degree with at least 8
credit hours of coursework in Library Science is preferred. Ideal
candidates will possess a high level of computer literacy, reference
and information discovery skills, experience working directly with
diverse teen populations, and the creativity and initiative to develop
and present a variety of engaging library programs for teens.

 Other desirable skills include: Experience designing promotional
materials in print and digital formats, strong written and oral
communication skills, effective time management skills, patience,
assertiveness, and comfort working with patrons and coworkers of
diverse ages and backgrounds. The ability to speak multiple languages
and/or coursework or training related to the stages of adolescent
development or trauma-informed practices is a plus.

 SCHEDULE: Hours may vary, but the regular work schedule will be
Monday through Thursday from 10-6:00 and Friday from 9-5:00, with
rotating Saturdays required. Lewiston Public Library is open Monday
through Thursday from 10-7:00 and Friday and Saturday from 10-5:00.

 Submit City of Lewiston Employment Application, cover letter and
complete resume directly to the Department of Human Resources, City
Hall 27 Pine Street Lewiston, ME 04240. Additional Human Resources
contact information for email and fax submissions is available at > Human Resources > Terri-Lynn Bechard

 Application deadline is April 5, 2023. Only interviewed candidates
will be notified. Prospective candidates must submit all required
documents at time of application. Incomplete position inquiries,
including those without accurate contact information, will be

 Steven Bouchard

 200 Lisbon St., Lewiston, ME 04240
 (207) 513-3135, ext. 3508

 Visit us at

 Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2023 17:03:55 -0400
 From: "Joshua Tiffany, MLIS" 
 Subject: Job Posting - Head of Circulation

 The Gray Public Library, located in the charming and growing town of
 Maine, is seeking applicants for the full-time position of Head of

 The position oversees all aspects of the circulation of materials at
 Gray Public Library, including supervision of Circulation Assistants,
 ensuring that users and visitors to the Gray Public Library have a
 welcoming, high-quality, and fulfilling experience, performing and
 supervising regular tasks, overseeing Minerva and inter-library
lending, and
 engaging in collection development / collection maintenance. The
 candidate will strive to make the Gray Public Library an important
 relevant voice in Gray, and in the larger Maine library community.
 position is open due to an internal promotion.

 The ideal applicant will have previous work in a library setting
 with the public, is familiar with III products (namely Sierra), has a
 demonstrated track record of management and leadership, and has a
 for the transformative power of a public library.

 Gray is centrally located between the urban centers of Portland and
 / Auburn and is also the gateway to the Lakes Region. Gray is growing
 but also one that is dedicated to maintaining its small-town charm.
 Gray Library is in the Village Center, just minutes from the I-95.
With the
 Town's emphasis on the revitalization of the Village Center in its
 Comprehensive Plan, the Library is a central hub of the community.

 Review of applications will begin on April 5, 2023. The position
 for immediate placement.

 For more detailed information and application instructions, please
visit  [9] . The
 Town of Gray is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 Joshua Tiffany, MLIS

 Town of Gray - Director of Communications, Libraries, and Information

 (207) 657-4110

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