Computers, printer/copier and network are managed by county I.T. dept.
When contacting Hunterdon County's I.T. dept please email: email@example.com.
Or call: 908-788-1123 (Brian Stull or Amy Jo Trimmer with HCL-specific tech questions, as of 2023), or 908-284-6129 (Brian Cimino + others, general Hunterdon County tech questions, as of 2023).
Polaris/LEAP library management system software is maintained by MAIN consortium.
Instructions: Changing the WiFi Password
Meraki WIFI dashboard: https://meraki.cisco.com/
(Meraki pronounced to rhyme with Iraqi)
Use this to monitor wifi usage, change wifi password, etc
See Dropbox, Technology Chair Records for Login Info
Questions ask Hunterdon County I.T. dept
To change PW:
log into dashboard
lefthand column: hover over WIRELESS
under CONFIGURE column click SSIDs
under HOTPWX click “edit settings”
be sure this “option button” is blue: PRE-SHARED KEY (PSK)
click “Show key” to show current password
delete current password, type new password
scroll down to very bottom of the dashboard
click button: “Save Changes”
To reboot Meraki:
log into dashboard
lefthand colum: hover over SWITCH
under MONITOR column click SWITCHES
here, you’ll see “Holland Switch” link
In that row, under column that says Connectivity:
to reboot, click “Holland Switch”
on upper navigation bar, click TOOLS
in lefthand column you’ll see “Reboot device”
click button that says “Reboot switch”
Position Title: Supervising Librarian (small library)
Creative problem solver that uses a team-oriented approach to make improvements.
Implements the policies of the library as established by the Board of Trustees
Supervises and coordinates activities of affiliate library in conjunction with library system policies and regulations; serves as liaison for library services with Hunterdon County Library system & MAIN consortium.
Advises the Board on pertinent issues, and gives monthly reports on library operations, attends meetings, and participates in fundraising events.
Assists and guides Board of Trustees with library promotion, fundraising, and enhancement of services.
Create and present or host programming for all customer groups, with assistance from Hunterdon County Library and Board of Trustees
Answers readers’ advisory and general reference questions and in-person queries by accessing a variety of print and non-print resources, including electronic resources.
Locates materials, answers questions, requests materials through ILL, refers patrons to outside resources and collections when appropriate in order to provide information services to patrons. Trains and supervises volunteers to help in these services.
Assists and advises patrons, including children, young adults, adults, and seniors, in the effective use of Library collection, facilities and services; provides training to customers in basic library skills including the use of public computers, catalog and reference computers, Internet, and devices; demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources.
Assists customers in resolving technical problems or issues; assists in navigating email and the Internet; assists with digital downloads. Maintain and troubleshoot equipment utilized in a community library.
Reviews monthly slate of newly published books, seeks guidance from fellow library professionals as needed, and utilizes professional selection tools (Kirkus, School Library Journal, etc. when possible)
Develops collection in response to community’s needs, develops materials purchase procedures, purchases materials, carries out weeding, and evaluates donated materials.
Participates in promotional and public relations tasks such as preparing news releases and submissions to the media to announce new or special services and events that spotlight the library; performs promotional work in creating interest in library services; creates and implements strategies for improving awareness of library services.
Maintains department website and social media presence, ensuring information is correct and updated. Creates and distributes a monthly electronic newsletter.
Monitors the condition and security of branch and rural facilities, grounds, and equipment; determines need for repairs, maintenance and improvements in cooperation with Board of Trustees' Facilities Chairperson and Department of Public Works Supervisor.
Answers questions related to library policies and procedures with assistance from Hunterdon County Library employees as needed, and resolves disputes with library patrons.
Maintains accurate records and files; prepares deposit records, reports, correspondence, and other written materials; every 2 weeks count the drawer, prepare deposit of fines and other donations for Board of Trustees' Treasurer, send copy and print money to HCL, Dept of Accounts.
Leads or participates in meetings, committees, or projects intended to enhance services.
Responds to suggestions, requests, or concerns from staff, library users, or community members.
May participate in circulation functions at a public service desk as needed; provide patrons with efficient, accurate check-out, check-in, fines and fees, and application procedures.
Performs other library support services including opening and closing buildings and assisting in maintaining the library in neat, clean, and orderly condition; check shelves to ensure they have been “shelf read” and straightened.
May prepare grant applications, according to library policy and procedure, when grant opportunities are offered, in order to supplement local funding of library operations and development
Performs other duties as assigned.
Work independently; work cooperatively and interact with subordinates to establish and maintain effective working relationships; maintain effective interpersonal relationships with others, including: public officials, community groups, staff, volunteers, Board of Trustees, Friends of the Library, and the general public.
Use computer and other technology, including software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel, electronic databases, email, and internet navigation sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies
Interpret, explain, and apply all relevant Library policies and procedures, and applicable Federal and State laws, codes, and regulations.
Hire, train, supervise, motivate, and evaluate assigned staff.
Perform professional library tasks as assigned including reference, readers’ advisory, program and service development, and collection development.
Explain policies and procedures to patrons and staff.
Prepare clear and concise reports, and other written materials.
Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies.
React tactfully and diplomatically during interactions with staff, the public, community groups while appropriately adhering to and enforcing sound library policies, procedures, and practices.
Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Build and maintain knowledge of current trends in library services to seniors, adults, teenagers, and children; familiarity with literature for all ages; working knowledge of personal computer hardware and software including office software, specialized library software including Polaris/LEAP, web site technology, social media, and the Internet. Working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System; knowledge of regulations and policies of Hunterdon County Library system & MAIN consortium.
LIBRARY DIRECTOR (SMALL LIBRARY) / YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN
YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN
SUPERVISING LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Payment: Copies are 10 cents per page (20 cents for double-sided). Hunterdon County Library leases the copy machine/printer from Superior Office Systems on our behalf. We collect copy money in the cash drawer, and every 2 weeks we send these funds to HCL supervisor of accounts (Stacy Whitelaw, firstname.lastname@example.org, as of 2023) in a locked money pouch, accompanied by a letter stating the amount collected for print/copy, as well as other funds collected for HCL. The key to the money pouch is labeled "265 Holland", and kept in the cash drawer.
Requesting Paper: Email the supervisor of HCL extension services (Lori Liggett, LLiggett@hclibrary.us, as of 2023) to request 8 packs of 8.5 x11 copy paper or 8 rolls of receipt paper when supplies dwindle to 2 packs/rolls.
Repair & Service calls: Call Superior Office Systems (732-738-0093) to request a technician if there are issues. They have been very responsive when needed.
Copier Stats: HCL office staff (Kathleen Connors, email@example.com, as of 2023) emails every 3 months to ask for our quarterly copier stats. This number increases with the life of the copier and does not reset.
How to view that number:
314 State Route 12, Bldg. #3
Flemington, NJ 08822