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Job Opening: Part-time Warehouse Associate

Friends of the Library (FOL) is looking for the right person to become a part-time Warehouse Associate. This position sorts, packs, moves and prepares books for FOL’s key resale channels: third party online sales vendor, library branch lobby sales, the Library Store and the Big Book Sale. This is a physical position that involves continual lifting, lowering and moving of books and other material. Minimum Qualifications:

  • 16 years of age (work permit required for minors)
  • Warehouse experience; knowledge of books, both classification and value, preferred
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Background check

The complete job description can be found here: Part-Time Warehouse Associate. Interested candidates should complete and submit the Library Store Employment Application with resume to LibraryStore@columbuslibrary.org by May 15, 2015.

Friends Donation Helps to Build Little Libraries

Little Library ProjectWe’re helping supply six new Little Free Libraries that volunteers will build during National Volunteer Week (April 12-18) through a HandsOn Central Ohio project. Have you come across a Little Free Library before? These little stands with free books encourage the “take a book, leave a book” concept. You might have one in your neighborhood! Read more about this great project in the Be the Change newsletter.

If you don’t have plans yet for National Volunteer Week, check out the resources at the HandsOn website. 

Library store seeks part-time manager

Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library (FOL) is hiring a part-time Manager for the Library Store.

This position manages all aspects of the Library Store and used book sales for FOL. Management responsibilities include marketing and advertising, buying/inventory management, merchandising, budgeting/invoice processing, and personnel staffing and supervision. This position will have the opportunity to partner with the FOL Board in establishing strategies and operational models that will launch the store to a more profitable model with revenue benefiting FOL funding supporting CML programs and priorities.

Minimum Qualifications include:

  • 2 years of retail management and supervisory experience; book store experience preferred
  • Work requires the ability to take initiative and utilize sound judgment
  • Position requires the ability to establish self as a leader, to not only perform in a leadership role, but to also be recognized by others as a leader
  • Must be able to work in a team environment with the ability to interact well, and in a positive manner, with co-workers, FOL Board, and CML staff
  • Must have demonstrated sales initiative
  • Ability to analyze financial and sales data and draw future purchasing and pricing recommendations from the data
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate business reports and summaries to the FOL Board
  • Ability to coach and develop sales team to deliver quality customer experience aligned with the CML customer strategy
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Position includes cash and credit handling and will require a background check

The complete job description can be found here.

Interested candidates should complete and submit the Library Store Employment Application_2014 with resume to LibraryStore@columbuslibrary.org.

HTML Tags and Formatting

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Blockquotes

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Stay hungry. Stay foolish.

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People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things. Steve Jobs – Apple Worldwide Developers’ Conference, 1997

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Employee Salary
John Doe $1 Because that’s all Steve Jobs needed for a salary.
Jane Doe $100K For all the blogging she does.
Fred Bloggs $100M Pictures are worth a thousand words, right? So Jane x 1,000.
Jane Bloggs $100B With hair like that?! Enough said…

Definition Lists

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Startup
A startup company or startup is a company or temporary organization designed to search for a repeatable and scalable business model.
#dowork
Coined by Rob Dyrdek and his personal body guard Christopher “Big Black” Boykins, “Do Work” works as a self motivator, to motivating your friends.
Do It Live
I’ll let Bill O’Reilly will explain this one.

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HTML Tags

These supported tags come from the WordPress.com code FAQ.

Address Tag

1 Infinite Loop
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Anchor Tag (aka. Link)

This is an example of a link.

Abbreviation Tag

The abbreviation srsly stands for “seriously”.

Acronym Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

The acronym ftw stands for “for the win”.

Big Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

These tests are a big deal, but this tag is no longer supported in HTML5.

Cite Tag

“Code is poetry.” —Automattic

Code Tag

You will learn later on in these tests that word-wrap: break-word; will be your best friend.

Delete Tag

This tag will let you strikeout text, but this tag is no longer supported in HTML5 (use the <strike> instead).

Emphasize Tag

The emphasize tag should italicize text.

Insert Tag

This tag should denote inserted text.

Keyboard Tag

This scarcely known tag emulates keyboard text, which is usually styled like the <code> tag.

Preformatted Tag

This tag styles large blocks of code.

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Quote Tag

Developers, developers, developers… –Steve Ballmer

Strike Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

This tag shows strike-through text

Strong Tag

This tag shows bold text.

Subscript Tag

Getting our science styling on with H2O, which should push the “2” down.

Superscript Tag

Still sticking with science and Isaac Newton’s E = MC2, which should lift the 2 up.

Teletype Tag (deprecated in HTML5)

This rarely used tag emulates teletype text, which is usually styled like the <code> tag.

Variable Tag

This allows you to denote variables.

The Case for Photoshop

Adobe has owned the creative market basically since the beginning of the digital revolution. Creatives and developers alike have always turned to Adobe products for design, using programs like the famed Photoshop and Illustrator, to development, using Dreamweaver, Flash, Muse, and more and even building physical real-world products with the application InDesign.

For designers the application of choice has always been Photoshop. Traditionally Photoshop served as a photo editing tool, hence the name. But with time and restraints designers have re-purposed the photo editing tool and stretched it uses and capabilities to suit their own needs. Photoshop became an all-around powerhouse; useful for photo editing and retouching, web design, print design, animation, and everything in-between.

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Adobe Photoshop: the classic tool for designers

The use of Photoshop as a design tool has recently become something of a hot topic, with arguments and accusations breaking out about the inappropriate use of the software for design, after all, Photoshop is a photo manipulation tool.

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Sketch: an up-and-coming contender for UI designers

The formidable Photoshop has never had a decent contender in the ring; anyone who suggests Gimp is a good open-source application for professionals will be shot on site! But now we have Sketch by Bohemian Coding making a splash on the scene and really giving Photoshop a run for its money. Sketch closely resembles Adobe Illustrator as it is a vector based app, but the layout and features remind me of Omnigraffle.

Don’t Be A Tool

Arguments can be made for the use of Photoshop or for Sketch, but does it really matter? Maybe, maybe not. The main thing to consider is how to get the job done, and how to get the job done well. Don’t be a tool, and don’t let a tool limit what you can do or how you work.

Design, Like Urban Planning

Did you know that all cities are designed!? Well, at least most. Urban Planning is an interesting niche of the design field because of the forms, factors, physical materials, and a ton of other qualifying factors.

Urban Design
Urban design is an inter-disciplinary subject that unites all the built environment professions, including urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, civil and municipal engineering. It is common for professionals in all these disciplines to practice in urban design.

from the Urban Design Wikipedia article

As designers we like to completely control, manipulate, and manage every tiny detail of our designs or product, and in some cases that is a possibility, but what most teams are learning is that most problems are too complex to control, or for that matter even understand. The development process has evolved over the years from what we call a Waterfall Model of project management to an Agile methodology.

A park bench in San Francisco

A park bench in San Francisco

What the Agile method proposes, and we can learn from Urban Design, is that we can’t quantify and calculate every step and requirement in our traditional sequential development phases. Software development is simply too complex and varied, with changes and miscalculations disrupting the original plan.

Urban Design is an interesting metaphor (though still a metaphor, not gospel truth) of software development. A considerable amount of thought and planning must go into Urban Design to ensure success and prevent grave real-world problems years in the future. But, not everything can be quantified, as much of Urban Design is out of the hands of the architects, planners, and developers who initiate the project and then given to the people, businesses, and corporations. Therefore it is up to the initial planners to build and develop a system that is living, able to grow and take on a life of its own.

Like Urban Design, Software Development can be planned and developed by its initial creators, but must be open and available to grow and evolve according to the most important cog in the wheel, the consumer. After a product launch, it can be guaranteed the function initially speculated upon will change as users begin to dictate what is important, what is not, and request how they believe your product should work. So prepare for the change, work in short life cycles, always be shipping code, and put the product in the hands of the consumer as early as possible.

Come to the Grand Re-Opening of the Library Store!

On Saturday, June 14, join the Friends of the Library as we celebrate the re-opening of the newly renovated and restocked Library Store. Check out the new merchandise and use the coupon below to get 25% off one item. The celebration begins before PBJ & Jazz – two great reasons to head down to the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library this weekend.

The Library Store Grand Re-Opening begins Saturday, June 14.

The Library Store Grand Re-Opening begins Saturday, June 14.

 

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