If you want to post a message to the corkboards PLEASE make sure that you post your message to the most appropriate group area / topic. Buy / Sell goes in the Buy / Sell area, etc, and ONLY POST IT ONCE -- do not post multiple times to each area of the website. Doing so could result in your posting rights being suspended.
Also, you cannot delete posts once they are submitted. Do not ask the admin to delete them for you. He will not. Do not post if you are not comfortable with that policy.
If you are posting about an event you can also go to the Montague Central calendar and post it there. It will appear in date order on the right side of every page on the website. →
Yeah, I'm not surprised. At some point we'll take a closer look at the site software again, but we had to let staff go back in December 2020 and I've been flat out with website projects, so, no time to noodle around with the corkboard software. I'm pretty sure what the issue is (that petition was actually from another website running this software) and can fix it at some point, likely in April. Sorry folks!
The Montague Public Libraries are accepting applications for two Substitute Library Assistants. Work includes circulation desk activities; shelving materials, reference services and interlibrary loan services, providing information and assistance to patrons and the community; and responding to inquiries, requests and complaints. Library experience is strongly preferred and both customer service and computer skills are essential.
The Substitute Library Assistant fills in at the Carnegie Library, Millers Falls Branch, and/or Montague Center Branch when those libraries’ regular library assistants take vacation or sick time. While some shifts may be scheduled weeks or days in advance, the substitute library assistant will also be called to provide coverage day-of. This is a non-graded position and the pay is $14.25/hour. A completed Montague *employment application, resume, cover letter, and three reference names must be submitted by email to Library Director, Caitlin Kelley, at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 15th at 12:00PM.
*The employment application is attached at the bottom of this post.
TOWN OF MONTAGUE JOB DESCRIPTION
Substitute Library Assistant
Statement of Duties
The Substitute Library Assistant fills in to provide service at the Carnegie Library, Millers Falls Branch, and/or Montague Center Branch when those libraries’ regular library assistants take vacation or sick time. While some shifts may be scheduled weeks or days in advance, the substitute library assistant will also be called to provide coverage day-of. Work includes circulation desk activities; shelving materials, reference services and interlibrary loan services, providing information and assistance to patrons and the community; and responding to inquiries, requests and complaints.
Employee is familiar with the work routine and uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instruction. Employee is expected to refer unusual situations to the supervisor for advice and further instructions. Reviews and checks of the employee’s work are applied to an extent sufficient to keep the supervisor aware of progress, and to ensure that completed work and methods used are technically accurate and that instructions are being followed.
The work involves the interpretation of numerous standardized practices, procedures, or general instructions that govern the work. Judgment is needed to locate, select and apply the most pertinent practice, procedure, regulation or guideline. The sequence of work and/or the procedures followed vary according to the nature of the transaction and/or the information involved, or sought, in a particular situation.
The position has constant contact with the public to respond to inquiries, requests, or complaints, render services, and/or give or receive information.
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to, or extension of, the position.
Lends and collects books, periodicals, DVD’s, and electronic and digital media; uses library software; conducts various patron transactions.
Inspects returned items for damage, checks due dates and collects fines.
Provides customer service, answers patrons’ questions, helps them to locate materials, answers telephone and responds to their questions.
Assists in organizing and maintaining library, shelves materials in proper place, replaces printer and copier paper as needed replaces toner, ribbons, and ink.
Registers new patrons, and issues borrower’s card.
Instructs patrons in library procedures, policies, use of materials, copier and computer and printer.
Assists patrons in researching and obtaining information from library collection, performs interview to try to pinpoint exactly what they need for resources.
Recommends reading to patrons as requested.
Opens doors at proper time, empties book drop, performs closing procedures.
Takes reservations for books and materials and contacts patron in a timely manner when material becomes available.
Maintains a safe and pleasant environment.
Oversees computer schedule to be sure people get right amount of time.
Recommended Minimal Qualifications
Education and Experience
Requires High school diploma/G.E.D; and 1 to 3 years’ experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
A candidate for this position should have knowledge of the following:
Library principles and procedures
Computers, Microsoft Office, smartphones, and tablets
The employee operates standard office equipment (e.g., personal computer, telephone, copier)
The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations are considered to ensure individuals with disabilities can perform essential functions.
Moderate physical effort is required to perform administrative and library duties. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, speak, hear, lift up to 10 pounds and use hands to operate the computer. The employee routinely kneels, crouches, and/or reaches with arms, and lifts or carries up to 30 pounds.
Vision requirements include the ability to read routine material and documents for analysis and general understanding, and to use a computer.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations are considered to ensure individuals with disabilities can perform essential functions.
Administrative work is performed under typical office conditions.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
Visit our website montaguepubliclibraries.org and find our Job Vacancy post in "Latest News" for the Employment Application.
Is it just me, or has this website become kind of buggy recently? I've tried to comment on Mike Henry's announcement a few times; sometimes nothing happens, sometimes it seems to go through but then it's not there, sometimes I get an error page with "CFCATCH" at the top and then a bunch of error data. Sometimes I get the same (I think?) page when I try to log on, but then when I go back I'm logged on. Today I noticed a link in the blue box on the left to an "Impeach Bush Cheney Petition". However one feels about those guys, IMHO it's a little late now. Then I got the error again trying to log on, and now that link isn't there. Maybe it's something on my end (?). Just wondering if others are experiencing the same things.
MAGPIE - Saturday – March 19 - 7:30 pm
Mount Toby Concerts - 194 Long Plain Rd. (Rte. 63), Leverett, MA
With a career that has spanned forty years, Magpie has traveled the globe, bringing its unique sound and breathtaking versatility to audiences everywhere. Award-winning recording artists, songwriters, musical historians and social justice activists, Greg Artzner and Terry Leonino always promise a presentation that is highly entertaining as well as provocative and deeply moving.
Magpie's songs touch on historical, cultural and social interests with a large selection focusing on Civil Rights and the environment. Terry and Greg's sound is that of two very strong voices, one female, one male, in powerful leads and two-part harmony, embellished by Terry's guitar, harmonica, mandolin and dulcimer. Theirs is a powerful sound, full of passion and fire.
The duo has appeared in national and international demonstrations and protest marches and rallies, sung in jails, on picket lines and churches. Their songs are used today in modern Civil Rights and environmental protection movements, especially Give Light and We Belong to the Earth, which are included in the new group singing songbook, Rise Again, along with six other of their songs. https://magpiemusic.com
We are offering an online concert viewing (via zoom) for this concert as well as our usual in-person show. Ticket prices range from $5 to $30. Pay as you are able. Visit the web page below to purchase online tickets and get details about how you’ll receive the live-stream link:
COVID -19 Policy: Masks are required indoors. Proof of Vaccination for the virus is required or a negative test taken within the previous 2 days. Additional measures we have taken at the concerts include reduced room capacity to 50 people and distancing of seating from others. We also use room purifiers.
Sitting here watching the selectboards meeting. Who is going to pay for converting the Farren into housing? Town sure as heck doesn't have the bucks. Also being west of rte 128 the state sure as he77 won't.
Any folks on here know of the time line for the repave job. A job that SHOULD have been done before the bridge by the Farren was closed. I took my old dude to an appt. last friday and got hung for over 25 mins. Thank goodness a call to his doctor held his appt. And Gfld wonders why people go north, south or east to shop. At least you can get there and PARK without paying. Thanks, ED
Got a question? How come all the other town committees rotate chairmen every year yet the selectmen don't.? You want to be one but don't want the chair. If you don't think you're qualified to do it , what do you want to be a selectman for? Just asking.
Hi! Looking for a reliable refrigerator that works well. ASAP!
Need a full-size refrigerator/freezer -- at least 18 cubic feet total. Must have been properly stored -- i.e., NOT sealed shut without electricity. I hope to find one in Montague (any village), Greenfield, Sunderland, or Deerfield, to keep the mover cost reasonable.
Do you have a library card? September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get one today! Call 413-863-3214 or visit one of our branches to learn how you can access movies, eBook’s, video games and much more.
Saturday, September 25, 10:00am - 1:30pm
Fiction Paperbacks and Kids books, DVDs/CDs & Audio Books, Hundreds of Recent Donations.
Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Montague Public Libraries.
(Rain Date: Saturday, October 2, 10:00am - 1:30pm)
Wow. People that WORKED all their lives and PAID into Medicare got a whopping 1 1/2 % raise. Give away Joe is going to increase food stamps by 25 %. What is wrong with this picture. Got to love the Democrats. Even folks down here in Biden ville are disgusted. Oh well, hopefully only 3 1/2 more years. ED
Hey all. Are you building a cart for the September 19th Soapbox Races (and if not, why not!?!) and need some help or advice? Well, ponder no more…
Come to a soapbox cart build party at Nova Motocycles on 2nd Street in Turners this Saturday morning at 10:00. There will be some extra bike parts and small lumber on hand and “experts” who may be helpful.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Montague Center resident, and our local mayor, John Aubry. When I lived there he was always around on his bicycle keeping me and others up to date on what was going on in the village, though you never heard it from him. If the basement light was on at the Grange, he would bike over and let me know. If a fire truck went by, he would dismount and salute. He was kind and gentle, a real patriot, and will be missed. I’m glad I knew you, John.
Hey all. The Montague Soapbox Race is back on this coming September, and my buddy Ben Goldsher is entering a cart for Hawks & Reed. He has enlisted the help of Ben Mailloux of Half Pint Homes to build it, and we’re looking for a used bike. Willing to pay, but a donation would be accepted as well. Any kind of bike will do, though a kids bike with foot brakes would be higher up our wish list.
Also, if any one out there wants to enter a cart, too, or maybe be a sponsor of some kind (the race is a fundraiser for Parks & Rec), you can check out https://MontagueSoapboxRaces.com for more info.