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Say Yes to Breath

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Phone: 301-739-3250 x 163

Say Yes to Breath: A (re)Introduction to Meditation

Saturday, June 18 ♦ 10:00 AM

Come learn 2-3 easy to remember and easy to practice techniques for reconnecting with your breath and a more relaxed you!

Class description: Meditation is as natural as breathing but most of us have forgotten how to breathe naturally. As we grew up, our breath left our bellies and moved up into our chests which leaves us breathing quickly, shallowly, almost stressfully. The good news is we can bring our breath back into our bellies and enjoy full, deep, slow and calming breaths which is the starting point for any meditation practice. We’ll be moving through gentle stretches and breathing exercises ranging from  standing to seated to reclining postures. Yoga mats and meditation cushions are not required but if you have them you’re welcome to bring them along. Please dress comfortably in layers, and bring a water bottle.

About the instructor: Julie Zamostny first learned how to breathe as part of her martial arts practice back in 2007 and through subsequent trainings at Sprit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA, and she’s been meditating ever since. She’s been a meditation, tai chi, and qigong instructor for Choi’s Martial Arts USA in Frederick, MD, and for Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. Last year she started offering meditation and qigong classes and one-on-one private coaching sessions in Hagerstown as part of her private practice, Haola Health & Wellness.

Please reserve your spot. This will help the instructor to prepare.

Register below:

SRC kickoff at Fletcher

Fletcher Library
100 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD

Phone: 301-739-3250 x 250

Friday, June 17 ♦ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Come help us celebrate the beginning of the Summer Reading Club with crafts, games and other fun activities. Authentic Community Theatre will present a live, sports-themed performance at 11:00 AM

ClrSpr-Go for the Gold SRC - 2016

Clear Spring Leonard P. Snyder Branch Library
12624 Broadfording Rd.
Clear Spring, MD

Phone: 301-842-2730

Wednesday, June 1 ♦ 3:30 PM

Kick off summer reading with a fun-filled afternoon at the 2016 Pirate Oympics. Walk the plank or search for pirate treasure. Registration requested. For all ages.

Summer Reading Club 2016: Branches

Sign up for Summer Reading Club.

Call each branch for more specific party information!

@ Clear Spring - Wednesday, June 1 ♦ 3:30 PM:“Go for the Gold”
@ Boonsboro - Friday, June 3 ♦ 5:00 PM: “The Science of Sports”
@ Smithsburg - Tuesday, June 7 ♦ 6:30 PM: “The Science of Sports”
@ Sharpsburg - Thursday, June 9 ♦ 3:30 PM     
@ Williamsport- Wednesday, June 15 ♦ 11:30 AM
@ Hagerstown - Friday, June 17 ♦ 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
301-739-3250 x 250

Employment Opportunity
Employment Opportunities @ WCFL

WMRL Staff Development Coordinator, Full Time, Exempt
Salary range starts at $42,000.  Benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, sick and personal leave, health insurance, and participation in the State Retirement and Pension System of Maryland
Hagerstown, Maryland at the offices of the Western Maryland Regional Library located at the Fletcher Branch of the Washington County Free Library system
Commits to excellence in customer service and outreach
  • Fosters and maintains positive communication with the staff and public
  • Responds to requests for information/assistance in a timely manner
  • Networks and collaborates with internal and external customers of diverse backgrounds
  • Represents WMRL and member libraries at meetings, workshops, and other forums in the region, across the state and beyond
  • With approval of supervisor, contributes expertise to WMRL through participation in professional activities such as committees, task forces, and conference presentations
Coordinates staff training and certification
  • Plans, coordinates, and evaluates staff development programs and instruction
  • Conducts an annual, region-wide training needs assessment
  • Communicates available learning opportunities by multiple methods
  • Maintains the official record of continuing education and training requirements for public library associates and professional public librarians on the WMRL staff
  • Works directly with guest instructors and presenters for both recruitment and contract negotiation
  • Maintains a manual including a list of job responsibilities and training materials
Manages small and large scale projects
  • Organizes Tri-County Summit staff day
  • Edits WAVE eNewsletter
  • Tracks statistics related to staff training and events
  • Provides regular activity reports
  • Assists in planning and facilitating meetings
Manages Budgets and Grants
  • Manages a staff development budget
  • Administers county level staff development grants including budget reconciliation
  • Researches and writes grant applications as appropriate
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program.  Comprehensive knowledge of library operations normally acquired through two years of progressively increasing responsibility and work experience in a public, academic, or special library.  Previous experience in training, instruction, or staff development required.
This is a high profile position that requires great enthusiasm, self-motivation, flexibility, creativity and excellent customer service skills.  Ability to multi-task.  Ability to experiment with new technology in order to become proficient enough to teach others.  Ability to organize, plan, and communicate effectively in person, in writing, by telephone, and online.  High level of computer and Internet literacy, including a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite as well as fundamentals of navigating a Windows environment.  Competent at working independently, as a member of a team, and as a team leader.  Ability to effectively provide one-on-one and group instruction using diverse instruction formats, including online synchronous training. Experienced online information search and retrieval skills, including the ability to execute an effective reference interview.  A keen awareness of current trends in librarianship, instruction, and customer service.  Familiarity with adult learning principles, e.g. participant based instruction design.  Ability to stay calm under pressure.  Regular job attendance and punctuality.  Job involves a considerable amount of movement and activity.  Work routinely involves lifting or handling materials weighting up to 60 lbs., pushing carts weighing up to 100 lbs.  Must be able to physically move throughout the building and use various devices, including but not limited to: telephones, computer workstations and peripherals, printers, photocopiers and fax machines.  
Day schedule with occasional evening, early mornings, and weekends.  Must be able to regularly travel throughout Allegany, Garrett and Washington counties, as well as travel to meetings, events, and conferences held throughout Maryland and beyond.  Some travel requires overnights.  Must hold a valid driver’s license in good standing.  Must be able to secure a Maryland Professional Public Librarian Certificate within 120 days of employment.  Must become a member of the Maryland Library Association.
Application with resume should be submitted in writing to the Human Resources Department at 100 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD 21740 no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2016.  Fax: 301-739-7603. Email: admhr@washcolibrary.org (Microsoft Word .doc or PDF attachments only).  Position announcement and application available at: http://www.wmrl.info/?q=employment
May 10, 2016
Western Maryland Regional Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applications equally and without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and promotions.

Library Associate I

20 hrs. /wk., Monday 10-2, Tuesday and Wednesday 10-7 at the Williamsport Branch Library of the Washington County Free Library.

Duties include: Planning and carrying out Toddler/pre-school programs every Wednesday. Community outreach, library duties and responsibilities as assigned.

KSA: BA. Experience in programming, basic computer skills; excellent oral and written communication skills, a positive interpersonal style, ability to work independently and as part of a team; strong organizational skills; ability to communicate a positive library image; flexibility and initiative. May be asked to work outside of assigned duties.

Must be able to secure certification by the MD State Department of Education as a Library Associate within 24 months following appointment.

Application must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2016. To apply: download application from website: www.washcolibrary.org. Fax: 301-739-7603

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