Category Archives: Seldovia Public Library

Alaska OWL Project IT Position Open

by Seldovia Public Library

Alaska OWL (Online With Libraries) Project IT Aide Job Description

Purpose of the OWL Library IT Aide position:
Aides will be trained to provide maintenance and troubleshooting support for Alaska OWL (Online with Libraries) Project technology and equipment in the local public library. As a library staff member, OWL aides will be paid by the OWL Project five hours per week.

Primary Responsibilities of OWL IT Aides:

  • Attend any required training in Anchorage or other location as determined (Travel, lodging, and per diem will be reimbursed or Continue reading

New (More) Library Hours

by Tracie Merrill

Sunday 1–3 pm

Monday 3-5pm (new!)
Tuesday 2-4:30 pm
Wednesday 12-2 pm
Thursday 2-4:30 pm
Thursday 6:30-8:30 pm

Saturday 3-7 pm


Thursday Story Hour

by Tracie Merrill

Position Available: Library Director

by Tracie Merrill

The Seldovia Public Library Board of Directors is seeking interested persons for the position of library director.  The position requires approximately 10-15 hours a week on a flexible schedule. This is a volunteer position that provides no salary.

Requirements are that you:

  1. reside in the Seldovia area
  2. be 18 years of age or older
  3. be a Seldovia Public Library Card holder
  4. and have an interest in the library.

The library director will:

  • maintain membership in the Alaska Library Association and meet the continuing education requirements under the library’s operating grant from the State of Alaska;
  • be responsible for collection development: selecting and purchasing new materials and removing outdated materials from the library collection;
  • develop, revise, and work within an annual budget determined by the state operating grant regulations;
  • write and revise the annual state operating grant and report annually to the state on library operations as required under grant terms;
  • maintain the corporate licensure;
  • participate in fund-raising;
  • recruit, manage, and schedule volunteers for staffing;
  • handle circulation database maintenance and web presence;
  • attend board meetings, report to the board on all areas of library operations and serve as a non-voting member of the board;
  • work with other local entities to produce joint programs of interest to the community;
  • other such tasks/special projects as the board might assign and are needed.

Letters of interest should be sent to the library board either by email to or by mail to the following address no later than October 8, 2012.:

Seldovia Public Library
att: Library Board
PO Drawer H
Seldovia, AK 99663

Questions? Contact the library board at

A Successful Summer Lecture Series Comes to a Close

Reprinted with permission from the Seldovia Public Library, photo by Savannah Lewis

The second annual Summer Lecture Series co-sponsored by Seldovians for Science and the Seldovia Public Library has finished another successful season. We hope to continue to bring in scholars from a variety of disciplines to share their research and interests with us here in Seldovia.Last summer, we addressed the Big Bang, the age of the Earth, and Evolution. This summer we continued with the theme of directly addressing science denial.

In July, Ed Berg, retired Ecologist at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge and instructor at Kenai Peninsula College talked about the effects of climate change Continue reading

New Saturday Hours Start Next Week

by Tracie Merrill

Seldovians For Science

by Jere and Sandy Murray