Administration Department consists of the Library Director who oversees the Saline County Library system, the Human Resources Manager who is responsible for facilitating compliance with HR laws and handling the interviewing and hiring process, the Library Manager who oversees the Public Services and Youth Services departments, the Financial Coordinator who is responsible for maintaining the finances of the library, and the Systems Administrator who is responsible for managing the Integrated Library System and overseeing the collection. Bryant Branch is responsible for all aspects of the Mabel Boswell Memorial Library. The Branch Manager and Assistant Branch Manager direct all activities of the branch including operations, resources, and staff. The Branch Library Assistants are responsible for all public services operations including circulation, reference, and technology help. The Youth Services Librarians maintain the Youth collections at the Branch and host entertaining and educational programs. Building Operations Department keeps the library looking clean, put-together, and attractive as well as helping the library’s technology run smoothly. This department troubleshoots Internet, hardware, and software issues for the staff and patrons and handles everything from vacuuming and dusting to handling basic repairs on the building. They also make sure our networks are secure and coordinate with outside vendors for inside and outside building needs. Collections Department orders materials and checks deliveries to ensure orders are correct. They catalog materials according to type in- cluding adding descriptions, specifying in which collections to put the items, and setting check- out parameters. The Collections Department processes all of the library’s materials and makes sure they get to their designated locations. Community Engagement Department handles all Marketing, Outreach, and Adult Programming needs. The Marketing
Department runs the library’s social media pages, creates promotional materials, and keeps the library in the public eye in terms of community partnerships and attending events. The Outreach Coordinator and Community Librarian build and develop community partnerships and oversee the local history and genealogy collection. Adult Programmers are responsible for planning and implementing quality adult programming, both educational and entertaining. Public Services Department is the first point of contact for our patrons. These staff members greet the public, answer directional and informational questions, and check materials in and out. They maintain the shelves and fill hold requests. The Public Services Department also handles passport and notary services. Youth Services Department serves our younger patrons including children, tweens, and teens. The Youth Services Department provides entertaining and educational programs and personalized reader’s advisory. They also visit local schools to provide storytimes and library card sign-ups. They maintain a fun and educational environment to inspire our youngest patrons. What does it mean to Rewrite Tradition ? One thing is clear- libraries are key to remembering traditions, preserving history and exploring the past. But one thing that is not expected is libraries holding a strong influence in changing habits and constantly evolving to meet community needs. At the Saline County Library, we focus on being involved in our community, hosting educational and entertaining programs, cultivating engaging experiences, creating lasting connections and providing unexpected, trending and useful materials. Obviously, these are not traditional expectations from a local library.
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