Saturday, August 27, 2011

Labor Day Holiday

The Library will be closed Monday, September 5, 2011 for  Labor Day. When the library reopens on Tuesday  we will be returning to our regular hours. Starting September 6th, the library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Part time Janitorial-Custodian Position Available

Applications accepted until position is filled
Location: Mary H. Weir Public Library
3442 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Contact Person: Mr. Richard G. Rekowski, Director

Position available: Experienced-Part time janitorial custodian position

Pay rate: $7.25 hour

The Mary H. Weir Public Library currently has a part-time janitorial housekeeping position for an experienced individual with handyman, electrical, and carpentry skills.

This individual must be able to carry and lift items, climb and carry ladders, perform tasks standing on ladders, shovel snow, perform cleaning tasks and housekeeping, operate electric and gas powered equipment, perform maintenance tasks, oversee maintenance supplies, perform inventory, and ordering of supplies as well as other tasks for facility not listed in this description. Individual will drive library vans, perform maintenance, and maintain vehicular logs. Employee evaluations will include demonstrated ability and performance of performing and accomplishing tasks efficiently.
This individual must have a good driving record and must be able to pass a security check.
Education requirement: GED or high school minimum.
Individual must be able to work mornings, evenings, weekend schedules.

Send Letter, Resume, References to:

Mary H. Weir Public Library
Director Richard Rekowski,
3442 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Changing Formats

You may have noticed some changes to the library's main web page in the past few days. For many years, students have been relying on many thick volumes of Gale Literary Criticism to complete Literature assignments. Those days are nearing an end at our library. The full text information will still be available, just the delivery has changed. In place of the over 300 volumes in one series, we now have a link on our main page to Literature Criticism Online. This not only saves space on the library shelves, which we need very badly, but it also allows the information to be available to anyone with a Mary H. Weir Library Card and an Internet connected computer at any hour of the day or night. It makes searching extremely easy.  One search covers multiple volumes. Of course the library's computers can also be used to access the information, and the staff will gladly provide any needed help.  This change has also allowed us to add some resources that we had not made available in the past. They include Children's Literature Review and Shakespearean Criticism, both of which will be great additions to our collection.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Americorps Vista Position Deadline Extended

Applications for the following position will continue to be accepted through August.

National Community Employment Experience Opportunity: The Mary H. Weir Public Library has an AmeriCorps VISTA position for a college graduate for the Library’s “Community Grant Center Service Developer and Implementation Services”.Candidate will introduce and implement a public grant center service to Weirton Area and build sustainability with community collaborative resources.
VISTA Member Duties : Raise awareness of the Library’s Grant Research Center for area non-profits, government and community at large. Develop and implement grant writing and educational resources workshops. Solicit funding and volunteers. Build a data base of resources, and a communication system that will enable easy access for area non-profits, individuals, agencies, education and business to contribute to and access the demographics of the Weirton area including the respective information needs of nonprofits and agencies in the Weirton area. These resources, information and communication network will be useful for community visioning and development. Solicit professional volunteers for non-profits to train new non-profits that may need help and or resources to address their needs in Weirton area community.

Service Areas : Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Education , Technology.

Skills : Communications , Community Organization , Computers/Technology , Education , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Public Speaking , Recruitment , Writing/Editing , Youth Development , General Skills , No outside employment .

AmeriCorps VISTA one year commitment at the Mary H. Weir Public Library.

“This is an excellent opportunity for a college graduate interested in obtaining experience and applying their education in community development, public service, examining community (information) resources and visioning.” ..Mr. Rekowski, Director, Mary H. Weir Public Library.

Application Procedure: Applicants will find the application online.
Go to On the right side of the page under the Vista symbol is the question "Where would you like to serve?"  Enter West Virginia, and click on the search button. Look for UWCW Weir Public Library  on the second results page. This will bring up information about the project. At the bottom of this page is a button that says "Apply Now" You will be asked to register with the system, then fill out an application. Any further questions may be directed to Ms. Fundis of the library's reference staff at 302-797-8510 or or  AmeriCorps Director Reba Crossen in Charleston at 304-340-3620 or

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