New and Noteworthy!
We're Hiring!: Passport Agent
We're looking for a capable, personable and efficient person to process US Passport Applications at Jenkintown Library! Here's the highlights!
Title: Passport Agent
Category: Part-Time (25 hours per week)
Wage: $15 Per Hour
Required Times: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Some Saturdays, Morning to Early Afternoon
Hiring Contact: Nina Meister
How To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Role and Responsibilities
The Passport Agent performs a variety of clerical tasks related primarily to the processing of U.S. applications. The Passport Agent performs both routine and complex tasks involved with reviewing passport applicant information, ensuring applications are completed and submitted correctly and in a timely fashion, answering questions about passport applications, and following up on problem applications when appropriate. The Passport Agent keeps internal and external records of passport applications and activities, following all regulations and requirements established by the Jenkintown Public Library and the federal government. The position involves a great deal of contact with the public. The Passport Agent provides general directional assistance to library users on regular library services, and sometimes provides circulation assistance if not occupied by passport duties. Agent reports directly to the Library Director.
Exciting Things Are Happening!
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,
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
Masks Now Optional At Jenkintown Library
The Jenkintown Library is now a Masks Optional environment. We look forward to serving you!