Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 12/15/14)

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: 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: Library Assistant
Library: Wilder Foundation Library

Description: The Wilder Foundation is hiring a full-time Library Assistant. Responsibilities will include cataloging, conducting literature searches, and assisting library customers. We are looking for a current MLIS student or recent graduate, or someone with a minimum of four years of special library experience.

The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a St. Paul-based nonprofit community organization that helps children, families, and older adults through direct service programs, research, leadership development, and community building. The library is based within Wilder Research, the research arm of the Foundation that works with organizations to study the effectiveness of their services and the trends and issues that affect their work. The library is a three-person team that provides information, knowledge management, and copyediting services to Foundation staff.

Contact: For a full description and to apply: http://www.wilder.org/AboutUs/Employment/Pages/default.aspx

Job pays: $18.75/hour to $21.51/hour

Starts: February 2015

Apply by: January 8, 2015

Position: Legal Researcher
Library: Gray Plant Mooty - Law Firm Library

Description: Gray Plant Mooty, a prominent national law firm, is currently seeking a part-time, temporary Legal Researcher/Business Intelligence Analyst (3 month duration, 20-35 hours/week). Duties will include conducting competitive intelligence research and analysis for attorneys and business development & marketing on companies, firms and industries to deliver actionable intelligence reports or summaries. This position will also perform cite-checking services, undertake legislative research, prepare bibliographies, and pull documents as requested by members of the firm. The temporary position may also back up roles for SharePoint and daily planning and management of internet homepage content, but the assigned tasks will be based on the applicants skills. In addition, the analyst/researcher may provide support to the strategic intelligence area by processing periodicals and fulfilling copy and retrieval requests as well as general maintenance.

We are looking for someone with strong research skills, including the use of online resources and knowledge of legal and competitive intelligence resources, superior knowledge of competitive and business intelligence research resources and appropriate analysis of content for targeted reports for attorneys and personnel. Solid written and oral communications skills, familiarity with content management systems, such as SharePoint 2010, and knowledge of library science and competitive intelligence research processes are also helpful, along with the ability to be flexible and work independently with limited or no supervision

Contact: Send cover letter and resume to: HR, Gray Plant Mooty, 500 IDS Ctr., 80 S. 8th St., Mpls, MN 55402; fax to 612-632-4296; or email careers@gpmlaw.com.

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Starts: January, 2015

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Position: Long Term Substitute, School Librarian
Library: Carondelet Catholic School, Minneapolis

Description: Carondelet Catholic School seeks a qualified, enthusiastic candidate as a long term substitute (maternity leave) for our K-8 Library teacher, 12 weeks from January-March (approx.).

We are looking for a teacher who:

  • loves children and books!
  • engages students with well-planned lessons
  • manages with clear and consistent classroom expectations for student behavior and achievement
  • maintains open, professional communication with teachers, staff and administration
  • demonstrates flexibility
  • accommodates various levels of student learning
  • utilizes best practices in literacy education to promote student learning
  • fosters a respectful, happy and productive classroom atmosphere

Contact: skerr@carondelet-mpls.org

Job pays:

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: ASAP

Position: Acquisitions/ Serials Coordinator
Library: Lindell Library Augsburg College

Description: Acquisitions/Serials Coordinator

Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Acquisitions/Serials Coordinator. The Coordinator performs the procurement function for library materials in all formats so that students and faculty have access to current relevant library resources. The Coordinator also manages the library's serials holdings.

The position begins January 26, 2015. This position is 1.0 FTE (40 hours per week) with full benefits included.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to pay attention to details, be accurate, be skillful with numbers, follow established procedures, work independently, solve problems, and multi-task. The successful candidate will have experience with library and vendor online databases used for ordering and managing library materials and/or experience managing serials. The candidate should have an understanding of online accounting systems which help manage finances.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Orders all library resources: pre-searches, transmits, receives, and processes invoices of orders.
  • Downloads library records from OCLC cataloging database into III acquisitions database.
  • Enters vendor, cost, and selector information into III database and assigns fund accounts.
  • Submits invoices to Administrative Accounting Office and monitors, troubleshoots, and balances library account in the College's computer financial system (Agresso).
  • Manages serials collection: cataloging, claiming, filing, and stack maintenance.
  • Supervises students who assist in acquisitions and serials functions.

About Augsburg College: Augsburg College offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 9 graduate degrees to approximately 3,600 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. For more information consult the following URL http://www.augsburg.edu.

Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The College's commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers: the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work. Augsburg's commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Application Process: To apply, please submit a resume or CV and a cover letter through our online application. Application deadline is December 22, 2014.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these competencies.

Required Experience

  • Associates degree in Library Information Technology or BA/BS required.
  • One year of related experience required.
  • Strong communication skills required: speaking, writing, and listening.
  • Required computer skills: Excel, Word.
  • Required skills/abilities: attention to detail, accuracy, skill with numbers, following established procedures, working independently, problem-solving, multi-tasking.
  • Experience/knowledge of OCLC preferred.
  • Familiarity with library catalogs and basic searching (III or other catalog vendor) preferred.
  • Familiarity with publishers and their ordering processes preferred.
  • Familiarity with serials management preferred.

For additional information and to apply, please go to http://www.augsburg.edu/hr

Contact: www.augsburg.edu/hr

Job pays: hourly

Starts: Jan 26, 2015

Apply by: Dec. 22, 2014

Position: Library Associate
Library: Winona Public Library

Description: The historic Winona Public Library provides open access to all forms of information, a variety of program and services, and technology which connects patrons to the world. We accomplish this with professional staff committed to quality service. We are seeking a creative, flexible, patron focused Library Associate who supports the Winona Public Library as a center of the community, connecting people with ideas, inspiration and information. A strategic priority of the WPL is to foster an internal culture of innovation which focuses on teamwork, open communication, and positive customer experiences.

The Library Associate provides direct service to customers, including reference, reader's advisory, and interlibrary loan services. The Library Associate also assists customers in using library and consumer technology on the fly. The Library Associate will work primarily at the Reference desk and may assist in other departments.


  • High School Diploma or hold GED
  • Graduation from an accredited college or university
  • Advanced knowledge of technical operations
  • Knowledge of standard library routines
  • Experience working in a library desired


  • Provides direct service to customers at the reference desk
  • Assist with selecting and ordering materials
  • Assist with Library programming
  • Inventory library materials
  • Assist with weeding
  • Assist with compiling and preparing reports
  • Assist with shelf reading


  • City of Winona application must be completed
  • Completed Supplemental Questionnaire


  1. Qualifications Rating - Pass/Fail; Must meet minimum requirements listed
  2. Assessment of Application and Supplemental Questionnaire
  3. Testing
  4. Panel Interviews
  5. Merit Board Interview

EXAMINATION INFORMATION: You must pass each examination in order to proceed to the next step. This position requires a background check and drug test as conditions of employment.


  • Candidates will be notified by mail of the results within approximately 20 days of taking the examinations.


  • If you are an eligible military veteran and wish to claim Veteran's Preference, you must complete the Veteran's Preference section of the application.
  • Driver's license and/or criminal history checks will be conducted for all positions.
  • Medical checks may be required for some positions.
  • Pre-employment drug screenings are required for all positions

Contact: Print, sign, and mail or e-mail information to:
Human Resources Office
207 Lafayette
PO Box 378
Winona MN 55987
e-mail: Molson@ci.winona.mn.us
website: www.cityofwinona.com

Job pays: $ 18.42 to $23.03


Apply by: 4:30 P.M., Friday, December 19, 2014

Position: Branch Manager
Library: Scott County Library System

Description: Directs/coordinates the daily operations of an assigned branch of the Scott County Library system (SCLS). Supervises/motivates staff, models/promotes exceptional customer service, & engages the community to ensure services meet customer needs & align with SCLS. Performs customer service work assisting library users with a wide variety of requests. Serves as a member of the Library Management Team to monitor current strategic objectives & develop future library services/programs. MQs: Requires bachelor's degree (MLIS preferred) & 3 years progressively responsible library experience.

Contact: Apply online at http://scpublic/CountyGov/Employment/Pages/JobPostings.aspx.

Job pays: $52,204 to $69,561 - DOQ

Starts: Negotiable

Apply by: 12/18/2014

Position: Library Clerk
Library: Lake Elmo Public Library

Description: This part-time position involves working with the Library Director and library volunteers in the day to day operation of the Lake Elmo Public Library.

Responsibilities involve library activities under the supervision of the Library Director.

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma with exceptional customer service and computer skills. Previous library related experience preferred. Must be able to physically perform functions of the position including lifting up to 20 pounds or moving up to 50 pounds.

Contact: Nate Deprey, Director
Lake Elmo Public Library

Job pays: $10 - $14 per hour DOQ


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Position: Digitization, Cataloging & Metadata Education (DCME) Coordinator
Library: MINITEX

Description: This position is responsible for developing and delivering in-person and online instruction, programming, and organizing communications for library professionals in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota on the topics of cataloging, metadata, and emerging standards and practices. The Coordinator will both lead and support libraries in working toward improved workflow in order to enhance services to their users. This position works independently with minimal supervision, reporting to the Minitex Assistant Director for DCME, while also collaborating extensively with fellow DCME Coordinators.

Travel throughout the 3-state region, as well as to regional and national conferences and meetings, is expected. Commitment to professional growth and development of skills essential to maintaining a high level of professional proficiency are expected. Establishing superb working relationships with colleagues and staff of participating libraries, partners, and Minitex is essential.

Contact: Submit a letter of application addressing all required qualifications and any applicable preferred qualifications; a resume; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current references (Job Req #195462) at UMN Employment Opportunities. Applications must include the position number UL326. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. For more information, refer to Jobs at Minitex.

Job pays:

Starts: Immediately

Apply by: ASAP

Position: Children's Library Internship - Minneapolis Central Library
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

Description: Opening Date: 11/21/14
Closing Date: 12/19/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: Coordinate with librarians to develop programs and services to support literacy activities at the Minneapolis Central Library. Review collection material to maintain collection development. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in youth services librarianship to gain real world experience in the field.

This unpaid internship takes place January - May 2015, 8 - 10 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.


  • Assist librarians with collection development by completing first-round literature reviews and processing reviewed materials.
  • Shadow youth services reference and readers advisory on the Children's Library service desk.
  • Other opportunities may include:
    • Plan and assist with storytimes, class visits, building tours, and special events.
    • Develop and implement passive programming and book displays.
    • Visit another library department, including: Collection Management Services, Library Outreach, Special Collections/Preservation, and Teen Central.

Best Qualified Candidates will:

  • Be currently enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate.
  • Have completed coursework in information services.
  • Have an interest in youth services and/or collection development.
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

Contact: 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)

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 19, 2014

Position: Information Services Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central & Ridgedale

Description: Opening Date: 11/21/14
Closing Date: 12/19/14
Job Type: Internship
Locations: Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: Information Programs and Services coordinate information and reference services provided in library buildings, online, and in the community. We work with services to readers of all ages. Our services include reference and information, digital literacy, and web content.

This unpaid internship takes place from January - May 2015, 8 - 16 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the move to a new public catalog and website.
  • Researching current trends in reference and information services to support service development.
  • Specific duties and projects can be developed based on Hennepin County Library needs, candidate skills, and interest.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate.
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in serving public library patrons of all ages.
  • Understanding of current trends in library services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as with teams.
  • Interest in both in-library and online services for library patrons, and a comfort with new and developing technologies.

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: January 2015

Apply by: December 19, 2014

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

Position: Media Specialist
Library: Saint Thomas Academy

Description: SAINT THOMAS ACADEMY, a college-preparatory, Catholic, military (JROTC) school for boys in grades 7 - 12, has an immediate opening for a qualified Media Specialist.

The primary responsibilities for this position are to:

  1. Instruct students in information literacy skills, empowering them to be critical thinkers and skillful researchers;
  2. Collaborate with teachers to identify and use the best resources and technologies to support the curriculum; and
  3. Encourage and reinforce reading as a life-long skill.

Additional responsibilities include collection development, budget, and management of all Media Center activities.

Requirements: BA/BS, MN media licensure, MA/MS in Library Science and Information Management. Relevant experience preferred.

Contact: Wendy Hanson, HR Director Saint Thomas Academy
949 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120

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Position: Regional Librarian - Automation
Library: Arrowhead Library System

Description: Arrowhead Library System in northeastern Minnesota - providing service to public, school, academic, and special libraries in the seven counties of Carlton, Cook, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Itasca, Koochiching, and Saint Louis - is seeking an enthusiastic person to fill the Regional Librarian - Automation position. The person filling this position will be responsible for design, implementation, integration and daily operations of the library's automation and communication systems, including the integrated library system, LAN, Web server, Internet access, telecommunications and related evolving systems and security issues with said systems. Required: a Master's degree in either library science, management, computer technology, or a related field. However, a candidate who is enrolled in a Master's degree in any of these disciplines with degree completion expected in two years could be considered. The incumbent must have a minimum of three years of experience in library service with an emphasis in library automation. Public library experience is highly desirable. Complete application, resume, and cover letter. EEOA.

Salary and benefit information: 2015 salary range $53,914 to $67,393 dependent upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits.


Contact: Submit resume and application to:
Arrowhead Library System Position opening
5528 Emerald Avenue
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

Job pays: $53,914 to $67,393 DOQ

Starts: Position open

Apply by: December 31, 2014

Position: Children's and Youth Librarian
Library: Decorah Public Library

Description: The City of Decorah IA (pop 8,127) is accepting applications for a Children's and Youth Librarian. Fulltime position offering a competitive benefit package. Minimum qualifications include B.A. with preferred focus in education, previous experience with youth programming and proficient in computer technology. Position subject to post-offer physical examination including drug testing. For more information, complete job description and application see www.decorah.lib.ia.us. Send resume, application and 3 professional work-related references to Decorah Public Library, Attn: Lorraine Borowski, Library Director, 202 Winnebago St., Decorah IA 52101 or lborowsk@decorah.lib.ia.us. Application accepted until 5:00 p.m., December 1, 2014. Salary DOQ, EEO

Contact: Lorraine Borowski
Decorah Public Library
202 Winnebago St.
Decorah, IA 52101

Job pays: $15.15 plus benefits

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 1, 2014

Position: Branch Manager
Library: Bemidji Public Library

Description: Branch Manager, BemidjiPublic Library, member of Kitchigami Regional Library System, a 5 coounty consolidated regional public library system in north central Minnesota. Kitchigami includes 9 branch libraries, a mobile library and Triple I Automation System. Bemidji serves over 30,000 people with 8 FTE staff. Bemidji has a well-support public school district and Bemidji State University. The library is actively involved in children's and heeitage programming.

Qualifications include good communication skills, dedication to public service, experience with staff development and personnel skills, fiscal management and experience with local government. MLS from an ALA accredited school required plus supervisory experience, preferably in a library environment. Library technology experience an asset. Reports to the regional library director.

Contact: Marian F.Ridge, Director Kitchigami Regional Library
310 2nd St. N., P.O. Box 84
Pine River, MN 56474

Job pays: $43,264 negotiable with benefits

Starts: 11/17/2014

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