Employment Opportunity – closed

Office Manager

General Description:  Office Manager’s main responsibilities will include support of all current technology as well as overseeing all bookkeeping and all payable/receivable accounts.  Other duties include maintaining the website and online presence, recording meeting minutes, and other general office duties.  Experience in clerical, administrative, and library work preferred. 

Minimum Required Qualifications:  High school diploma or equivalent required.  Associate degree in Business or Information Technology preferred.  Knowledge of networking technologies and experience with HTML and other programming languages helpful.  Experience with current computer software/hardware including Office 365, Google Workspace, and QuickBooks.  Must be a problem solver with great attention to detail and have strong written and oral communication skills.

25 hours a week, M-F 9am – 3 pm at our downtown Caro, MI office.  Minimum starting pay is $20.00/hr. and dependent upon experience/qualifications.  Includes vacation time, sick time, and a generous contribution to a Simplified Employee Pension plan. 

Submit letter of interest along with your resume to administrative@wplc.org.  For a more detailed job description visit our website at https://www.wplc.org/officemanager.


Records Retention and Disposal Information for Michigan Public Libraries

White Pine Library Cooperative went through boxes that were kept for years and needed to eliminate a lot of the papers and dated information.

There are certain items that need to be kept for different amounts of time.  We used the State of Michigan  Records Retention and Disposal Schedule, General Schedule #17 – Public Libraries.  This schedule defines how long records need to be retained to satisfy administrative, fiscal, legal, and historical requirements, and they specify if/when records can be destroyed. 

Here’s the link to the schedule that was used:  https://www.michigan.gov/documents/dtmb/RMS_GS17_640201_7.pdf

You can also find this information on the White Pine Library Cooperative Resources page:  https://wplc.org/resources/

TechSoup for Libraries newsletter

If you don’t already get the TechSoup for Libraries newsletter consider signing up for it so you receive news about deeply discounted software that may be useful for your library organization. Below is the latest newsletter from TechSoup.

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The most recent newsletter has info on:

  • Free Office 365
  • Discounted Zoom subscriptions for libraries
  • Newsbytes with COVID resources and freebies
  • Library 2.0 mini-conference online in June for small and rural libraries

Provided by Shannon White, Library Development Manager, Library of Michigan

Free & Open Sourced PDF books for children’s mental health

COVID19 Books for Children from Children’s Advocacy Centers of Michigan (4 titles).

When Everything Opens – a response story and distance Learning during COVID-19  – FREE registration and download from Teachers Pay Teachers.

Coronavirus: A Book for Children by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

Resources & Activities

Developmental Trauma, Children and Family Mental Health, and more resources from Beacon House Therapeutic Services (UK).

ACES Too High Resources on adverse childhood experiences.

Managing COVID-19 Anxiety (all ages) from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, including

My Pandemic Story: A Guided Activity Workbook for the World’s Children, Families, Teachers, and Caregivers from The Children’s Psychological Health Center.

COVID-19 Time Capsule from Loving Creations.

Barefoot Books At-Home Activity Books include “Managing Anxiety “and “Mindfulness for All Ages.”

Tech Tips

Families & Tech During COVID-19 from Navigating Screens Project (LSTA).

Resources for Families During the Coronavirus Pandemic from Common Sense Media.

Provided by Cathy Lancaster, Youth Services Coordinator, Library of Michigan

COVID-19 Resources

Mi Coronavirus Vaccine page – https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98178_103214—,00.html (includes Michigan’s draft vaccine plan).

To come: there will be a CDC VIS sheet about the COVID vaccine here https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/current-vis.html

Michigan’s Interim COVID-19 Vaccination Plan w/CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/downloads/michigan-jurisdiction-executive-summary.pdf

Harvard Health Letter- General consumer article on vaccine mis- and disinformation

APIC- Understanding herd immunity and the COVID vaccine

WHO- myths and misconceptions about vaccineshttps://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/vaccines-and-immunization-myths-and-misconceptions

Keep checking back with the NLM’s Medlineplus resource as they will continue to update consumer-level info on COVID vaccines as it becomes available. There’re also Medlineplus articles and tutorials on evaluating Internet health information.

Here is a “spotting fake news” handout from Cornell University: https://guides.library.cornell.edu/evaluate_news/infographic