Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 10/08/15)

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: Library Consultant/Librarian
Library: Minnesota Military Museum

Description: BACKGROUND: The Minnesota Military Museum maintains a library for staff and researchers with approximately 15,000 items in the collection. The military themed collection has many common reads and also contains rare and unique volumes of military themed work. An Access data base is used to manage the collection and volumes are filed by period or theme and alphabetized by author. The collection has been maintained by volunteers and volunteers will continue to assist with the library. Volunteers are currently conducting an inventory of the collection.

The museum seeks to contract with a part time hands-on consultant to further organize the collection and to prepare the library for expansion and growth utilizing library management system software. The museum seeks to make the collection available to the public on the World Wide Web and to establish policies and procedures to govern lending and use of the collection for staff, museum members, military in training, and the general public. The Museum has partnered with the St. Cloud State University Library and with the Great River Regional Library system for support and assistance.

NATURE OF THE APPOINTMENT: The contractor selected for this position will be contracted for a minimum of 1040 hours. Additional hours may be available if additional funding is secured. The contractor will have considerable flexibility in scheduling the work that needs to be completed based on their availability. The contractor will basically have the responsibility of creating and establishing a functioning lending library from a large collection of books.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 3 years working in a library with knowledge of library management, operations, organizational systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Experience administering and supporting an integrated library system.
  • Ability to interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the Dewey Decimal System, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials.
  • Experience in original and copy cataloging and classification of library material using Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress (LC) classifications
  • Knowledge of collection development and collection management experience in a library.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Five years' experience working in a library.
  • Experience with the Alexandria integrated library system.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: A copy of the full position description will be provided if requested or upon receipt of applications.

Contact: Candidates should send an email to jthielen@mnmilitarymuseum.org with an attached resume and letter of interest explaining their qualifications and reasons for their interest. The letter should be addressed to:

Jeff Thielen, Executive Director
Minnesota Military Museum
15000 Hwy 115,
Little Falls, MN 55345

Job pays: $20.00/Hour


Apply by: Open till filled

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 and engages the community to ensure services meet customer needs and 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 and develop future library services/programs.

MQs: Requires bachelor's degree or equivalency (MLIS preferred) and 3 years progressively responsible library experience. Let's work together.

Salary: Hiring Range: $53,770 to $71,648 - DOQ.

Apply Online: www.co.scott.mn.us. EOE

Closing: 10/16/15.

Position: Volunteer
Library: Patricia D. Lundborg Cancer Library

Description: The Library - The Patricia D. Lundborg Cancer Library, located within the Cancer Care Center at Regions Hospital, is a resource for those who want to learn more about a cancer diagnosis. The library is open to patients, their families and friends, hospital staff, and members of the community. The library offers a cancer-related consumer health collection of books, audio-video and on-line resources.

The library relies on volunteers to greet and assist library visitors as they search for health information.

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must commit to at least one 3-4 hour shift per week for a full semester as a volunteer
  • Must have good communication skills and be able to work independently

Primary Responsibilities of Volunteer

  1. Greet and provide reference service for library visitors
  2. Assist with circulation and monitoring of overdue materials
  3. Assist with collection development and maintenance
  4. Assist with resource development and other projects

Contact: e-mail: cancerlibrary@healthpartners.com Ph. 651-254-2215

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Position: East Bank Operations Manager
Library: University of Minnesota Libraries - Twin Cities Campus

Description: The University Libraries invites applications for an experienced and forward-thinking manager to oversee the service environment, operations, and staff within three University of Minnesota Libraries (Walter Science and Engineering, Mathematics, and Architecture Libraries) in the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Department of the University Libraries. This Manager position works in close collaboration with the PSE Director, other unit staff including the Academic Liaison Librarians, and other unit Managers within the Research & Learning Division of the University Libraries.

We seek a dynamic individual who will develop an effective staff team, while working collaboratively to shape the future of library services. This position will be based out of Walter Library on the East Bank of the Minneapolis Campus.

Contact: Interested candidates should create and submit an application via the University of Minnesota Online Employment System (OES): https://employment.umn.edu. Search for Job ID #304749 for additional details of the position including more specific qualifications and responsibilities. The shortened URL below can also get you to the posting, and from there one can create an account or sign in to an existing account http://z.umn.edu/ulib346

Job pays: $52,340/Annl DOQ

Starts: Position is available immediately

Apply by: Position is open until filled

Position: Library Director
Library: Marshall-Lyon County Library


Exciting opportunity in a vibrant, diverse, rural community, the Marshall-Lyon County Library (MLCL) is looking for an energetic, innovative, and service-oriented Library Director to lead the MLCL library forward in new directions. Located on the Redwood River in southwest Minnesota, Marshall is a regional hub and a known leader in industry, health care, education, and technology, and has been named "One of the Best Small Towns in America." Marshall is home to Southwest Minnesota State University, a four-year public university offering a high quality education in the liberal arts and professions. MLCL serves a population of 22,000 with the main library in Marshall, two branch libraries, and an outreach service. The city-county library is well supported with information technology, has the KOHA automation system, an annual budget of $825,000, a staff of 9.50 FTEs, and is a member of the Plum Creek Regional Public Library System. There is also an active Friends of the Library group and the MLCL Foundation, which raise additional funds for the library. The library moved into a new building in 2011 and added a new Children's Wing which opened in 2015. The Library Director reports to and is advised by a 9-member board of trustees. To view the full position description and follow links to more information about the community, visit the library website at http://www.marshalllyonlibrary.org.

Minimum requirements: MLS, ALA accredited preferred, successful management experience in libraries, experience developing and managing a budget, valid driver's license.

Preferred requirements: strong personnel management skills, evidence of strong communication skills both verbal and written, management experience in a public library working collaboratively with local government groups, fundraising and grant writing experience, ability to work well with a diverse community, evidence of innovative programming, experience with an understanding of emerging technologies in the information field.

Send a completed application, supplemental questionnaire, resume with three references, and cover letter to: Search Committee, Marshall-Lyon County Library, 201 C Street, Marshall, MN 56258 or email: luanna@marshalllyonlibrary.org. Only complete application files will be considered. The Committee will begin its review of candidates the week of October 19, 2015. Preference will be given to applications submitted by that date, but the position will remain open until filled. The goal is to fill the position by January 2016. EOE

Contact: Marshall-Lyon County Library
LuAnn Anderson, Office Manager
201 C Street
Marshall, MN 56258

Job pays: Salary range: $64,126 - $85,508 DOQ, with excellent benefit package.

Starts: Until filled

Apply by: The Committee will begin its review of candidates the week of October 19, 2015. Preference will be given to applications submitted by that date.

Position: New School Services - Project Manager
Library: Mackin Educational Resources

Description: Mackin Educational Resources, a leader in serving K-12 schools with print and digital media, is seeking a New School Services Project Manager. As a project manager, you will work with schools across the country as they plan and prepare for the opening of their library.


  • Understanding of school and library practices
  • Strong interest in children's and YA literature
  • Excellent research, and strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines with attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a group
  • Ability to manage several tasks at once
  • Ability to lead and problem solve
  • Customer service skills with a strong desire to help others

Education & Experience:

  • MLS preferred, but a BA with library/school experience is acceptable.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel


  • Project management responsibilities along with acting as liaison between internal and external parties
  • Creating and maintaining title lists relating to school libraries, curricular topics, and fiction genres.
  • Customer assistance regarding orders, cataloging and processing of library materials, and other specialized services related to opening a new library.
  • Researching leads and communicating with sales staff
  • Preparing proposals and bids according to requirements
  • Assisting customers and sales staff with a wide range of questions regarding new and existing orders and projects
  • Small possibility of travel on some projects

Hours: Full-time day hours (M-F) at our Burnsville, MN location.

Benefits: Mackin is a friendly working environment, where qualified full-time employees enjoy the following benefits; PTO, 401 (k), Health Plan, Flex Plan, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, LTD and STD Insurance and Paid holidays

Contact: To Apply:go to www.mackin.com and under the employment section click on the position, fill out questionnaire, attach resume and cover letter.

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Starts: 9-21-15

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Position: Systems and Web Librarian
Library: Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

Description: Applications are invited for a Systems and Web Services Librarian, Carl B. Ylvisaker Library, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The successful applicant will have primary responsibility for the library's technology infrastructure, including the LMS, electronic resources management, digital collections, the discovery layer, and related tools. An ALA-accredited Master's degree is required for this 10-month faculty position to begin January 2016. For more information and to apply, please visit https://hr.cord.edu. EOE/AA. Criminal background check required.

Contact: Connie Jones, cjones@cord.edu - 218 299-3238

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Starts: January 2016

Apply by: October 11, 2015

Position: Part Time Online Reference Librarian/Associate Librarian
Library: Walden University Library

Description: Walden University invites applicants to apply for the position of part time Associate Librarian position. Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of children, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

We are currently seeking a professional to join our team as a Part-time Reference Librarian. The part-time reference librarian will provide reference service at a distance to Walden students, faculty, and staff by phone and email evenings and weekends.

Requirements include:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in Library and Information Science
  • At least one year of academic library reference experience including email, chat or web
  • Experience searching and teaching the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision


Please note that this positon is remote and will work evening and weekend shifts.

Contact: http://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25502&siteid=5229&AReq=8735BR

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