Rodman Public Library is seeking applicants for Branch Library Assistant and Circulation Assistant to provide public service for 15 to 20 hours per week. Duties for both positions include checking out materials, handling returns, and processing payments, always in a courteous and professional manner. A helpful, positive attitude is essential to success in these positions.
Join the Friends of Rodman Library for a fun afternoon as they conclude their 40th anniversary celebration. Hot Pots Pottery will be at Rodman Main Auditorium to help attendees create a one-of-a-kind Santa hand clay ornament on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. Attendees will use their own hand for the ornament's mold. Hot Pots will take the molded ornaments back to their business to fire. When it is cured, participants will paint it at Hot Pots. The cost ranges from $15.00-$18.00 depending on the individual's hand size and is payable to Hot Pots on the day of the program. Reservations are needed. To register or for more information, call Rodman Public Library at 330-821-2665.
Rodman Library recently implemented an automatic renewal system. Your checked out materials will be automatically renewed when a courtesy notice is sent via email or text message. This means that when your item is due, it will be automotically renewed for you.
You can take the library with you wherever you go through the use of Library Anywhere, a mobile application that lets you use the library on your smart phone or other web-capable device. Keep track of your due dates easily with this application, search Rodman Library's catalog, place holds, renew items, and more. Users can also find library hours and locations, including bookmobile stops, send questions to library staff members, and find information about events happening at the library. You can now have access to all of this right from your phone.
Library Anywhere has a special application for iPhones (iPads,etc.) and Androids, and a universal version for Blackberry and all other web-enabled devices. Simply search for Library Anywhere in the app store (or equivalent) on your phone and download the application for free. Those not using iPhones or Android phones can find the app by visiting https://www.libanywhere.com/m/286.
Rodman Public Library is offering a new database to its patrons, Lynda.com, that allows library cardholders free access to online educational courses. This database is being provided by the State of Ohio for Ohio libraries.
Now owned by LinkedIn, Lynda.com has been the leading provider of online learning content for 20 years. The service has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level. Lynda.com also offers more than 50 different learning paths to help users stay ahead in their current job or change careers.
“It's free to patrons, so if you have an account with us all you need is your library card number,” said Eric Taggart, Director, Rodman Public Library. “You can access Lynda.com inside or outside the library, from any device with an internet connection.”