Friday, August 28, 2015

Library Recruiting for Graduate Assistant

The UW-Stout University Library seeks a motivated graduate student to work on various library projects.  Assistantship is for both Fall and Spring semesters 2015-2016. Hours are flexible 8am – 5pm, Monday – Friday, 10 hours/week. Compensation: $16.35/hour

Job Duties:
Creating library displays and exhibits; developing library public relations products; designing library instructional materials; designing and composing library newsletters.  Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Project management skills and/or experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Strong communication skills (written and spoken).
  • Ability to work with a variety of project supervisors, library staff, and the Stout Community.
  • Basic software experience (Microsoft Office) required.
  • Attend monthly library Public Relations meetings to brainstorm ideas and provide development feedback.
  • Follow UW-Stout identity/marketing guidelines.

Preferred Skills:
  • Advanced software experience desirable (i.e. Adobe Creative Suite; Microsoft Publisher.)
  • Graphic design experience highly desirable.
  • Web 2.0 technology experience preferred.
  • Photography, video, and/or audio experience desirable.

Previous experience working in libraries not required.

Reports to Librarian: Kate Kramschuster
Send letter of application/resume to Kate Kramschuster,

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Enjoy Your Retirement, Marge!

Marge Kunkel will retire on August 31, 2015 after 35 years at the UW-Stout University Library. Marge joined the library staff in October 1980 and has continually served the needs of campus students, staff and faculty.

As the Processing Assistant, Marge works behind the scenes to make sure you all have access to physical items in the library – books, audiobooks, DVDs, puppets, EMC kits and more. She not only processes new materials (labels, covers, etc.) she also fixes items that have been well used. She has been at it since 1999.

Marge started out her career at the UW-Stout Library in the Film Preview Unit/Receptionist/Typist for Technical Services. Then moved on to Library Administration, where she worked for the library director for 15 years.

Marge Kunkel is a great colleague who is always there with a smile and willingness to help. We will miss her warmth, knowledge about campus and her awesome party planning skills.

Join us on August 26, 10-11:30am, in the library, Room 217 for a farewell party. If unable to attend, please make sure to come and wish her well before August 31st.