Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 1/28/15)

Note: The Minnesota Libraries Jobline is a place to post jobs for librarians, information specialists and school media specialists in Minnesota and nearby states (and occasionally beyond). It is not a general jobs database. Posting is free of charge.

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Position: Librarian
Library: Minnesota Department of Corrections

Description: The Minnesota Department of Corrections has an opening for a Library & Information Resource Services Specialist for the Minnesota Correctional Facility - Lino Lakes. This position supports facility goals through the development and implementation of library programs and services in coordination with education, treatment, and correctional programming to promote the personal and cultural development of offenders.

Job Duties include:

  • Coordinate and administer the activities of the library so that immediate and long-term needs are met, services are provided in an atmosphere conducive to library use, and reference services are provided to staff and offenders so as to support department and facility goals.
  • Develop and maintain the library's collection, and provide logical organization of the materials so that offenders and staff have effective access.
  • Ensure that offenders have adequate access to courts in accordance with U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
  • Maintain professional competence so that library services continue to meet the needs of staff and offenders.
  • Assist in special projects for the Education program.

Minimum qualifications:


  1. Master's degree in Library Science, Library Media, Information Media or a related* field; OR
  2. Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Library Media, Information Media or a related* field AND a minimum of 6 months professional-level experience as a librarian with job responsibilities in the following areas: 1) perform, plan and/or administer library/information services; 2) use cataloging and circulation software; 3) direct or provide reference services; 4) develop library policy; 5) library acquisitions and collection development; 6) circulation; and 7) budgeting; OR
  3. Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Library Media, Information Media or a related* field AND a minimum of 2 years para-professional or technical library experience with job responsibilities in the following areas: 1) maintain library records and resources; 2) use cataloging and circulation software; 3) assist library users with research and library procedures; 4) recommend, research and record library acquisitions; 5) process inter-library loan requests; and 6) complete documents, forms, and reports to assist Librarians. (Note: General clerical work in a library, such as typing or filing, does not qualify as para-professional or technical library work.)


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library/information science and library operations sufficient to develop and administer a system of diverse/specialized technical library information services.
  • Human relations and interpersonal skills sufficient to provide effective library services to a diverse offender population.

Contact: Visit http://mn.gov/mmb/careers/index.jsp and posting #14CORR000829 for complete information and to apply.

Contact Yer Vang at yer.vang@state.mn.us with any questions regarding this position.

Job pays: $ 19.58 - $ 28.56 hourly, $ 40,883 - $ 59,633 annually + comprehensive benefits

Starts: TBD

Apply by: 2/9/2015

Position: Executive Director
Library: Great River Regional Library

Description: The Great River Regional Library seeks a strong and collaborative leader to serve as Executive Director. The library's 32 branches serve more than 450,000 residents of six counties in central Minnesota, spanning a 5,000 square mile area that encompasses both rural and urban communities. The largest branch, and headquarters for the library, is located in St. Cloud.

Please visit http://www.johnkeister.com/greatriver/ for details and to apply.

Contact: John Keister & Associates Executive Search for Libraries
ph: 847-955-0540
Twitter @jkaLibrary

Job pays:


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Position: Intern (part-time)
Library: MnDOT Library

Description: Located near the state Capitol, MnDOT Library is an award-winning special library open to the public (www.mndot.gov/library/). We are seeking a part-time intern to start in mid-April. The internship is intended to be long-term, at least 12 months or the remainder of the intern's MLIS program, whichever is longer.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT: Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLIS program


  • Process incoming and outgoing interlibrary loan (ILL) requests
  • Staff the library service desk
  • Scan, shelve, and shift materials
  • Assist with processing of donated materials, acquisitions, and de-accessioned records
  • Assist Library Technician with routing of periodicals and other library-related materials
  • Assist Reference Librarians with reference and research requests
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Ability to commit to the internship for at least 12 months
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently and on a team
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with or understanding of customer service in person and via phone/e-mail
  • Experience with or understanding of circulation, ILL, and integrated library systems

WORK SCHEDULE: 14 hours per week, across a minimum of 3 days/week. Flexible to class/work schedule.

Contact: Please e-mail resume, cover letter, expected graduation date, and names of two references to Marilee Tuite at tuite003@umn.edu.

Job pays: $12 per hour

Starts: April 2015

Apply by: March 6, 2015

Position: Assistant Information Specialist (part-time)
Library: South St. Paul Public Library

Description: The South St. Paul Public Library has an opening for a part-time Assistant Information Specialist. Because this is a public service desk position, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • excellent customer service skills
  • a cheerful attitude
  • a curious nature
  • the ability to multitask
  • superior communication skills
  • a love of working with people

Basic knowledge of computers in a Microsoft Office environment is required with the ability to help patrons with general software questions, as well as reference and readers' advisory. The majority of tasks will concern circulation, but other technical and clerical duties may be assigned. This position is for 18 hours per week; hours will be Wednesday 12 pm-6 pm, Thursday 10 am-3 pm, and Friday 11 am-6 pm with one staff meeting a month Wednesday morning. An additional Saturday (10 am-4 pm) a month is also required from Sept. through May.

The South St. Paul Public Library is an independent, city-owned library in the Twin Cities metro area that values creativity, flexibility and initiative in its employees. We are an associate library to the Dakota County Library System. Come join our team!

Qualifications: Some college with library and computer experience preferred, but customer service skills are essential

Contact: For consideration, please email a résumé and cover letter to Kathy M. Halgren, Director, at khalgren@sspmn.org.

Job pays: $13.02 per hour initially ($13.02 - $15.50 range)

Starts: February 2015

Apply by: Saturday, January 31, 2015

Position: Research/Technical Services Librarian
Library: Maslon LLP

Description: Job Description

  • Coordinates Technical Services Operations: purchasing, tracking costs, and processing materials
  • Maintains print materials: coordinates loose-leaf filing, maintains print collection, route and file periodicals
  • Maintains and enhances library content on the intranet
  • Support of the firm's password management system
  • Assist with the evaluation, testing and implementation of new resources
  • Provide research and reference support to attorneys, legal assistants and other staff

The position requires someone able to work independently as well as part of a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in a law firm, corporate legal department or academic law library, a MLIS a plus but not required.

Technical Skills

  • Experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Understanding of current cataloging standards (MARC, RDA)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic information resources, experience with current technologies and software used to support online research
  • Must be detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with lawyers and staff at all levels
  • Ability to set priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines

Maslon LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact: Resumes with cover letter and salary requirements should be directed to Sandy Callen, Director of Human Resources via mail, e-mail (sandy.callen@maslon.com) or fax 612-642-8353.

Job pays:

Starts: Immediate opening

Apply by: Feb. 1, 2015

Position: Preservation Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

Description: Opening Date: 12/31/14
Closing Date: 1/30/15
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: The Preservation team with Hennepin County Library plays a vital role in ensuring the long-term viability of the Library's print collections through repair and restoration measures, book binding and other preservation methods. We also perform a consulting function to staff on preservation-related matters.

This unpaid internship is for one semester, February - May, 2015, 6-10 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Preservation bookbinding
  • Construction of preservation enclosures
  • Simple mending
  • General processing including some clerical work

Best Qualified Candidates will:

  • Have attention to detail and excellent manual dexterity
  • Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful
  • Have not had an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past

To Apply: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
bamckenzie@hclib.org (preferred)

Contact: See above

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: February 2015

Apply by: 1/31/15

Position: Office Administrator and Program Manager
Library: Plum Creek Library System

Description: The Plum Creek Library System is looking for an experienced person to serve as Office Administrator and Program Manager. Individuals applying for the position should have an A.A. degree or comparable training, standard office skills, including Microsoft Office programs and excellent keyboard and computer skills. Knowledge of Library operations extremely helpful. The candidate must have a valid Driver's license and be able to work with a variety of people. The position is full time at the Plum Creek headquarters in Worthington and provides for a good range of benefits, including health insurance and Public Employees' pension plan. Pay dependent on experience and training. Complete job description available on the Plum Creek Library System's webpage (plumcreeklibrary.org). EOE

Contact: Cover letter, resume and References to: Bob Boese, Interim Director bboese@plumcreeklibrary.net (507) 612-390-4959 (cell); (763)689-2403

Job pays: DOE

Starts: To be negotiated

Apply by: January 15, 2015

Position: Technical Services Aide II - Cataloger
Library: East Central Regional Library

Description: East Central Regional Library has a vacancy for the position of Technical Services Aide II to oversee day-to-day operations of the catalog data management and processing area for the region. ECRL uses Evergreen open source library automation software for collection management. This position is for 40 hours per week. ECRL is a consolidated regional library system with 14 branches. The position is at Headquarters in Cambridge. This vacancy is due to retirement.

A high school diploma or GED plus 2 years of formal education beyond high school, 2 years job-related experience, and up to date technology skills are required. Candidates must have demonstrated ability and wiliness to work independently. Salary range is $11.03-$13.94 per hour with paid health insurance and PTO. Review of applications begins January 5, 2015 and continues until position is filled.

Submit ECRL application to: Barbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library, 244 S. Birch St, Cambridge MN 55008. Application information and form is on the website at: http://www.ecrlib.org/jobs.html

Contact: Director, bmisselt@ecrlib.org See job posting and application at http://www.ecrlib.org/jobs.html

Job pays: $11.03-$13.94

Starts: Immediate

Apply by: Jan 5, 2015

Position: Library Services and Literacy Activities Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library - Northeast

Description: Opening Date: 12/18/14
Closing Date: 1/30/15
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library - Northeast, 2200 Central Avenue NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: Develop programs, services and resources to support literacy initiatives at Northeast Library. This internship will provide practical experience inside a public library through exposure to programs, reference, and collection management. It is an excellent opportunity for students in youth services librarianship or for those who have completed their Masters in Library Science to gain experience in the field.

This unpaid internship is for one semester, February - May 2015, 8-12 hours a week (variable) for 120 hours. It can be used for college credit or work experience. Hours are Monday - Friday afternoons and evenings as well as Saturdays.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with library staff to plan and deliver programming focusing on children and their caregivers.
  • Developing creative and engaging projects and activities to enhance learning and literacy in a drop-in environment.
  • Assist in creating a safe, respectful, and literacy-rich learning environment in the children s area of the library.
  • Foster school-age literacy and learning by assisting at the Homework Help site several hours per week.
  • Partnering with library staff to create programming and displays to encourage teens to attend programs and participate in interactive offerings.
  • Helping at the Information desk with staff to assist patrons with reference and computer questions.
  • Assisting on collection management projects that may arise.
  • Keeping accurate records of participation and preparing activity reports.

Best-Qualified Candidates will:

  • Be enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate.
  • Possess strong computer and customer service skills.
  • Be creative, reliable, patient, adaptable, and possess the ability to approach and engage youth on a one-to-one basis.
  • Possess a strong commitment to literacy and libraries.
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter outlining your qualifications, and contact information for two references to:

Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305
bamckenzie@hclib.org (preferred)

Contact: See above

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: February 2015

Apply by: 1/30/15

Position: Part Time Librarian
Library: Spiritual Life Bible College library

Description: Spiritual Life Bible College is looking for one part-time Librarian to work in our 25,000+ book collection on Monday and Tuesday evenings (4-9pm) starting January 1st, 2015 (approx. 12 hrs/week). This job is perfect for a recent grad or retired Librarian who has kept active in the field. We are looking for solid writing skills and an interest in Religious Studies and Humanities are essential. We are able to pay a small wage for the right person. You must have previous library experience, preferably in an academic library. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Library maintenance, i.e., circulation, shelving, assist older students with computers and AV equipment, software and copier/printer and locating library materials via the online catalog; Occasional book ordering; Finish cataloging project for the remainder of a large donation; Knowledge of online databases free or at low cost for off campus student body; Keep procedures manual up to date; Clears study tables and keeps furniture in order; Dusts or cleans materials; Does simple mending of library material; Assists in preparation of displays; May on occasion, perform simple clerical tasks.

Contact: Rev. Cheryl Burton
Spiritual Life Church
6865 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center MN 55430

Job pays: To be Discussed

Starts: January 5th, 2015

Apply by: December 15th