New and Noteworthy!


We're Hiring!: Communications Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Part-Time (20-25 Hours Per Week)

Required Times:
Some Evenings Saturdays Required

Location:
460 York Rd., Jenkintown, PA, 19046

Date Posted:
11/23/2022

Salary Range:
$18-20 Per Hour

Posting Expires:
12/17/2022
Hiring Contact:
Nina Meister (nmeister@mclinc.org)

Job Description
This person will be responsible for Jenkintown Library’s overall communications and will manage the Library’s “personality” in written and visual form such that the Library’s unique “Voice” emerges. This will be accomplished through regularly updating and maintaining the Library’s website as well as promoting, marketing and increasing the visibility of Jenkintown Library through email, a regular newsletter, program announcements, and social media networks.

This position requires excellent computer, organization, and communication skills as well as the ability to implement social media strategies that promote Jenkintown Library. This position also requires the candidate to demonstrate creativity, self-initiative and excellent writing and photography skills.

Reports to Library Director

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We're Hiring!: Fundraising Facilitator

Fundraising Facilitator:

Job Category:

Part-Time (20-25 Hours Per Week)

Required Times:

Some Saturdays Required

Level/Salary Range:

$18-20 Per Hour

Hiring Contact:

Nina Meister (nmeister@mclinc.org)

Job Description

This person will be responsible for supporting the Jenkintown Library’s fundraising efforts amongst its Board of Trustees’ Fundraising Committee and the Friends of the Jenkintown Library, and facilitating interactions between the library and its donors.  

This position requires excellent computer, organization, and communication skills, as well as an ability to work both independently and in a team environment. This position also requires the candidate to demonstrate creativity, self-initiative, excellent writing skills and attention to detail.

This position reports to the Library Director.

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Exciting Things Are Happening!

 

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Dear Jenkintown Library Community,

Exciting things are happening at your community library! If you haven’t stopped in for a while, please come by and meet the enthusiastic new staff our Director, Nina Meister, has brought on board.  This engaging team brings a bright energy to our beautiful, historic community library.  Janice Siciliano, Passport Acceptance Agent, Ted Schneider, our Collections Coordinator,  Kathleen Depman and Rose Rappaport, our Circulation Clerks, and Andrew White, our Communications Coordinator, are working together to create displays and experiences, inside our walls and through social media that inform, intrigue and educate.  They continue to dream up new ways to share our excellent collections to foster community and connection, and bring fun and learning to our community.   

If you visited the library in September, you’ll have browsed our “banned books” collection, exhibited for Banned Book Week.  It was surprising, popular and spurred great conversations.  In August, the Jenkintown Library won a Pennsylvania Library Association Best Practices Award for its Family/Multigenerational Collection:  “In It Together”.  This statewide honor is an amazing feat for a small library like ours and a real tribute to the depth of our stacks and the skill and talent of our staff.  These are just two highlights of the exciting things going on this year.  We are also on the hunt for a Fundraising Coordinator and a Programming & Youth Services Coordinator to help us expand our lineup of offerings.  So look for new programs and events as we work our way back to full staffing, in post pandemic times. 

As you know, our library is a nonprofit organization that receives state and local funding, but we still depend on the generous tax-deductible donations from our friends and patrons to cover the actual costs of running the library. To keep us a vital and viable community resource and gathering place, we need your help!  We hope that we can count on your continued support as our team blossoms and grows, preserving all that is charming and beloved about our Library while ensuring we meet the ever evolving needs of this community. 

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today, by using the enclosed envelope, by visiting our website www.jenkintownlibrary.org/donate, or by finding us on Venmo @JenkintownLibrary.

We thank you for your support!

 

Yours in Service,

Felisa Armento

President, Jenkintown Library Board of Trustees

 

Marianne Selhat, Secretary                              Adrienne Brockwell, Treasurer          Belinda Hull

Nina Meister, Library Director                           Beth McKeown                                  Linda Manfredonia      

Maureen Murray                                               Linda Moulton                                     Lulu Petit