Homer Public Library
500 Hazel Avenue
Homer, Alaska 99603
M E M O R A N D U M 12-173
TO: Mayor and Council
THROUGH: Walt Wrede, City Manager
FROM: Ann Dixon, Library Director
DATE: November 19, 2012
RE: OWL Project Grant for a Temporary Part-Time IT Aide
The Online With Libraries (OWL) project, which is implemented by the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development and the Alaska State Library, has awarded the Homer Public Library a grant of $4,760 to fund a part-time IT Aide (7 hours per week) through June 30, 2013, to assist with technical support, training staff members and the public in basic digital literacy skills and videoconferencing procedures, and performing basic library tasks connected with library technology.
The IT Aide is needed to work on a backlog of IT tasks, as well as install and program equipment that has been purchased but not set up.
The Library is required to comply with existing requirements of the Public Library Assistance Grant and with accurate record keeping for the project’s duration.
RECOMMENDATION: Approve Ordinance 12-56 accepting the OWL Project Grant for a Temporary Part-Time IT Aide.