Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 4/16/14)

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: Librarian
Library: Cook (MN) Public Library

Description: The City of Cook seeks a qualified, energetic person to serve as our new Librarian. While working part-time hours, you will be in charge of the library's operations working with the City of Cook Administrator, the Library Board, patrons and area residents. Major areas of accountability include: strategic and long term planning, collection development and management, fundraising, programs and services, with a focus on providing leadership on how library services are best delivered to our community. To learn more about Cook and the surrounding area, refer to the city's web site at www.cookmn.us. The Cook Library is a member of the Arrowhead Library System.

Contact: For a full employment application packet, please contact the Cook City Hall by calling 218-666-2200 or stopping by 127 South River Street - Cook, MN. Application packets are also available online at www.cookmn.us. Applications are due no later than Noon on Monday, April 28, 2014.

Job pays: Full pay range equals $15.55 to $20.93. Starting wage DOQ.

Starts: May 15, 2014

Apply by: April 28, 2014


Position: Manager, Access Services Unit
Library: University of Minnesota Libraries

Description: The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative, energetic and proactive library manager to oversee information services for the humanities, social sciences and music library collections on the West Bank campus, including providing system-wide leadership and coordination of in-person and virtual information services to ensure a consistent user experience. We seek applicants who have a high level of expertise in collaboration and team-building, and experience offering library reference and research assistance, as well as an understanding of research processes to provide leadership and help shape the future of library user services. Supervisory experience is a must for this position which supervises seven full-time staff and employs 40 student workers. A bachelor's degree is required with a master's in library/information science preferred.

The Access and Information Services Department (AIS) is part of the Research & Learning Division of the University of Minnesota Libraries. The department is responsible for most public services in the Wilson and Music Libraries in the Research & Learning Division, which is led by the Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning. The division includes archives and special collections, and science libraries on the East Bank and St. Paul Campuses. This new position reports to the Director for Access and Information Services and will collaborate with other managers and with subject librarians across the division and the University Libraries.

For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=119432 .

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Contact: Mary Miller
Search Committee Chair, UL 314
memiller@umn.edu

Job pays:

Starts:

Apply by: Open till filled


Position: Student worker/library assistant
Library: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development

Description: Help support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for DEED staff and partners. DEED is the state's principal economic development agency and its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development. Duties.

Contact: https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting(search by posting number 14DEED000082) Sue Zeches,651-259-7107, sue.zeches@state.mn.us

Job pays: $13.93-$16.98

Starts: June 2014

Apply by: April 30, 2014


Position: Literacy Activities Intern
Library: Hennepin County Library - North Regional

Description: Opening Date: 4/16/14
Closing Date: 5/7/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: Develop programs, services, and resources to support literacy initiatives at the Library. This is an excellent opportunity for students in early elementary education, early childhood development (and related fields), or youth services librarianship to gain real work experience in the field.

This unpaid internship is for the summer, June - August 2014, 8-12 hours a week (variable) for 120 hours and can be used for college credit or work experience. Hours are Monday - Friday afternoons and evenings. Saturdays are available as well.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • In partnership with library staff, plan and deliver programming focusing on children from birth to 11 and their caregivers.
  • Develop 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; making use of the Family Play and Learn Spot and Discovery Room.
  • Establish supportive relationships with youth and their caregivers.
  • Keep accurate records of participation and prepare reports of activities.
  • Library school students given additional duties involving children's collection maintenance.

Best-Qualified Candidates will:

  • Be a student completing an associate's, bachelors, or master's degree in an Education-related field or Library Science.
  • 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 previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library.

Contact: Submit a resume, 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
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: June 2014

Apply by: 5/7/14


Position: Adult Reference Library II Assistant
Library: Lake Geneva Public Library

Description: Library Assistant II

The Library needs an enthusiastic, flexible, and dependable person to work at the Reference Desk. Under supervision, assistant provides reader's advisory, phone, desk, and long distance reference services. Position includes various special projects, including selecting print and non-print materials for purchase and letter writing.

Ability to effectively communicate and manage a wide range of customer service situations is essential. Writing and computer skills, familiarity with Microsoft Word and Internet savvy are required. Applicant must be willing to learn and apply new technology, work independently while being a team player, and prioritize work. Familiarity with Lake Geneva local history is desirable.

Position is up to 20 hours and includes one evening per week and possible Saturday rotation. Library experience and Bachelor's degree is preferred. Salary dependent on experience and qualifications. Position is eligible for paid vacation and retirement benefits.

Please send cover letter and resume to Alisha Benson, Public Services Coordinator, Lake Geneva Public Library, 918 W. Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI 53147 by Monday, April 30, 2014.

Contact: Alisha Benson
Public Services Coordinator
Lake Geneva Public Library
918 West Main Street
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Job pays: Dependent on experience and qualifications

Starts: Mid-June pending interview process

Apply by: April 30, 2014


Position: Youth Programs and Services Intern
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

Description: Number of Positions: 2
Opening Date: 4/14/2014
Closing Date: 5/5/2014
Job Type: Internship

Location: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis Minnesota

The Position: In collaboration with others in Hennepin County and Hennepin County Library (HCL), Youth Services is launching a year-long project to better understand existing and future possible services to students, families, and educators. These two intern positions will be part of the project team gathering this information, talking with staff, and connecting with local educators. Each intern's background, experience, and interests will determine specific tasks within these projects. These positions may require travel between several HCL locations. This unpaid internship is for the duration of the summer, June - August 2014, 8 - 10 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct an environmental scan of Hennepin County Library's current services to students, parents, and educators
  • Solicit feedback and gather information from stakeholders in these patron groups about library services
  • Gather and share information with library staff about the changing nature of formal education
  • Additional tasks may include:
    • Gather data and stories about current Hennepin County Library services to educators, students, and families in support of formal education
    • Assist Hennepin County library staff with compiling emerging or best practices for connections and partnerships between large public libraries and K-12 schools
    • Identify strategies for gathering feedback, stories and perspectives from educators within Hennepin County Library

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
  • Reliable transportation

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with schools or other educational institutions
  • Work or classroom experience in public library services
  • Experience with project management, data collection and facilitation
  • Ability to work independently

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
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: June 2014

Apply by: May 5, 2014


Position: Assistant Director for Digitization, Cataloging & Metadata Education
Library: Minitex

Position Description: Minitex is a publicly supported network of academic, public, school and special libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota that work cooperatively to enhance the libraries' services to their patron communities. Minitex s suite of services promote effective delivery of needed information, partnerships, and sharing library resources including collections and electronic resources, bibliographic records, and reference services. Minitex pursues technological innovations to provide new opportunities for delivery of services. A joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota, Minitex operates as a division of the University Libraries, based at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

Position Summary: This position functions as Minitex Assistant Director, reporting to the Minitex Director. The position manages the Digitization, Cataloging & Metadata Education (DCME) unit, which also includes the Minitex Contract Cataloging Program; the Minnesota Digital Library (MDL); coordinates the partnership with OCLC for training, promotion and communication with libraries in MN, ND and SD and nationally; facilitates opportunities for library staff to meet their continuing education and professional development needs, and is responsible for training. The position supervises 6 full time librarians, and a number of hourly employees for contract cataloging and grant administration.

View full job description at http://goo.gl/6nb8ll

TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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 at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=119053 . Please identify the cover letter with UL309. Offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.


Position: Special Collections Internship - Historic Photographs Project
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

Description: Opening Date: 4/9/14
Closing Date: 4/30/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: This internship will be one of the following two projects:

  1. Identification and description of historic slide collection (1950s-1990s) of Minneapolis scenes. This will include historical research, metadata creation, and digitization.
  2. Develop slide shows or other audio-visual presentations from historical content for online presentation. (e.g. YouTube) This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, June-August 2014, 8- 16 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities may include:

  • On-site photography of buildings, streets and intersections in Minneapolis
  • Metadata creation using Microsoft Excel or Microsoft Access.
  • Digitization using scanners and/or digital editing software
  • Presentation of digital content using social media services

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with digital photography and digital image editing
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with and describing archival collections

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: June 2014

Apply by: April 30, 2014


Position: Special Collections Internship - Archives and Manuscripts
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

Description: Opening Date: 4/9/14
Closing Date: 4/30/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: Process and describe archival collections under staff supervision. Interns will gain experience working with all aspects of archival processing. Some work with digitization is also possible. This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, June-August 2014, 8-16 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Processing newly accessioned archival collections or improving descriptions of existing collections
  • Metadata creation
  • Digitization using scanners and/or digital editing software
  • Preservation work using enclosures and other treatments
  • Archival storage development, such as refoldering, labeling, etc.

Best Qualified Candidates:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a library program or be a recent library school graduate
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Desirable to have completed coursework in Archival Studies
  • 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
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: June 2014

Apply by: April 30, 2014


Position: Secondary Integration Media Specialist
Library: High School & Middle School

Description: Essential Functions:\tCollaborates with teacher(s), students and other members of the staff serving as educational trainers; analyze learning and information needs, design learning experiences. Facilitates various meetings focused on using media in the 21st century; aligning media with district initiatives and goals. Delivers model teaching strategies, mentoring, coaching, facilitation, demonstrations, and consulting relating to integration of technology instruction. Connects media experience with classroom curriculum needs. This position commences with the 2014-15 school year on August 25, 2014.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities \tAdvanced knowledge of emerging technologies and ways to integrate them into the classroom learning experience; thorough knowledge of issues related to media resource and their ethical use; advanced skill aligning media recommendations based on curriculum and associated lesson plans for assessments.

Education, Experience & Special Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in media, technology, or related field and moderate experience teaching and/or working as a curriculum integrationist, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • MN teaching license required.
  • Licensed K-12 Library Media Specialist required in elementary specific positions, preferred in secondary specific positions.

Contact: Application Procedure: External applicants apply online at our District website: www.faribault.k12.mn.us. Internal applicants may apply online or send a letter of application to:
BARB BUDAHL
HUMAN RESOURCE OFFICE
FARIBAULT PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2800 FIRST AVE NW, SUITE 1
PO BOX 618
FARIBAULT MN 55021-0618
FAX: (507) 333-6050
E-MAIL: barb_budahl@faribault.k12.mn.us

Job pays: According to Master Contract

Starts: 08/25/2014

Apply by: 04/30/2014


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

Description: Opening Date: 4/9/14
Closing Date: 4/30/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: Minneapolis Central Library, 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. Preservation also performs a consulting function to staff on preservation matters.

This unpaid internship is from May - August, 2014 for 6-10 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:

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

Best Qualified Candidates will:

  • Have attention to detail and good manual dexterity
  • Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful
  • Have not had 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
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: May 2014

Apply by: April 30, 2014


Position: Cataloging & Database Maintenance Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale

Description: Opening Date: 4/9/14
Closing Date: 4/30/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library-Ridgedale, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Position: The Cataloging Section at Hennepin County Library (HCL) provides centralized cataloging for the 41 HCL libraries. We use OCLC Connection and Library of Congress tools. We apply MARC, RDA, AACR2, LSCH and LCC standards in our cataloging. Our ILS is Horizon from the Siri/Dynix Company.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, mid-May - August 2014, with 10 or more hours per week available. Days of the week and hours per day are negotiable with only business hours available Monday - Friday. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Copy cataloging using the above named tools and systems including print, audio-visual and electronic formats
  • Authority control projects and other database maintenance projects as need arises
  • May perform higher level cataloging based on skills
  • May be requested to attend instructional webinars

Minimum Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or a recent graduate
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past

To Apply/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
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: May 2014

Apply by: April 30, 2014


Position: Library Outreach Services Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale

Description: Opening Date: 4/9/14
Closing Date: 4/30/14
Job Type: Internship
Main Location: Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Position: The Outreach Division promotes the use of the library for the nontraditional or under-served user through the development and support of programs and services. The department's goal is to bring the experience of the library and its resources to the community - in their homes, senior living facilities, rehabilitation centers, the correctional facilities of the county and through events held at the library.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, May - August 2014, 4-8 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide direct information services through the At Home phone line
  • Assist in classifying/organizing Adult Correctional Facility collection
  • Assist in compiling and analyzing data for Corrections, At Home, and Deposit Collection programs
  • Assist with Read to Me, a family literacy program, at the Adult Correctional Facility
  • Assist in the creation, implementation and evaluation surveys with Outreach patrons
  • Assist in weekly filling of information requests from Adult Correctional Facility
  • Plan, develop, and implement a project of interest related to Outreach
  • Assist in developing collections for correctional facilities
  • Assist in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of programs

Best-Qualified Candidates will:

  • Be currently enrolled in a library program or be a recent library school graduate
  • Have completed coursework in reference and information services
  • Have not previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library

To Apply/Contact: Submit a resume, 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
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: May 2014

Apply by: April 30, 2014


Position: Head Librarian IV
Library: Willmar (MN) Public Library

Pioneerland Library System seeks a Head Librarian with successful public library experience to direct and coordinate the activities of the Willmar (MN) Public Library. A thorough knowledge of library science principles and procedures, along with experience supervising a large staff of library personnel and demonstrated technology skills are required.

Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree in library science and at least two years of work experience, including management experience in a public or other type of library; or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience necessary to perform the essential duties of the work.
Appointment range: $40,061 - $43,784 annually DOQ.
Competitive benefit package includes Minnesota Retirement (PERA).

Willmar, MN is located 90 miles west of Minneapolis/St. Paul. For more information about the Willmar Public Library please visit: www.willmarpubliclibrary.org

Resumes accepted until 4:30 P.M. Friday, April 18, 2014. Send letter of interest, resume and employment application to: Director of Library Operations, Pioneerland Library System, PO Box 327, Willmar, MN, 56201, or email to: laurie.ortega@pioneerland.lib.mn.us

For more information about Pioneerland Library System and to access a complete position description and Employment Application go to our website: http://www.pioneerland.lib.mn.us

NOTE: Appointments for all PLS positions require the approval of the Pioneerland Library Board and completion of successful background check.


Position: Assistant Director
Library: SAMMIE

Description: SAMMIE (Southwest Area Multitcounty Multitype Interlibrary Exchange) seeks applications for a half-time (20-28 hours per week) Assistant Director. This position acts as contact for school librarians, and as coordinator of programs for school libraries and school librarians. Provides secretarial, administrative, and organizational support to the Governing Board and Executive Director. In collaboration with the SAMMIE Executive Director, provides secretarial, administrative, and organizational support for SAMMIE Committees and membership. Responsible for the operation of the office when the Executive Director is absent.

Read full job description at http://www.sammie.org/sites/default/files/sammie/images/Assistant%20Director%20JD.pdf. (pdf)

Position is open until filled

Contact: To apply, send resume, cover letter, and names and addresses of three references to shelly@sammie.org

Job pays: DOQ

Starts:

Apply by: Open until filled


Position: Genealogy Center Library Intern
Library: Museum of Danish America

Description: The GC library intern will be involved in preparing a wide variety of print and archival materials for inclusion into PastPerfectTM in preparation for the relocation of designated collections to the museum's new Curatorial Center. Tasks will involve: Evaluation of print, photographic and documentary materials for appropriateness for the GC collection; \tentering materials into PastPerfectTM; creating descriptive inventories and finding aids; scanning materials for uploading into PastPerfect; with the library manager, determining future locations of print materials and collections, preparing new locations with signage, updating records, and moving materials to their new locations; organizing remaining materials for better access and retrieval; attendance at monthly Collections Review Committee meetings and other staff meetings.

Position Requirements: MLS or current enrollment in an accredited library & information science program; coursework or experience in processing archival materials; knowledge of organization of library materials; excellent writing skills; strong attention to detail; ability to work well alone and in a group; ability to meet deadlines; ability to perform the physical requirements of the position, including lifting heavy boxes. Highly desirable: Familiarity with PastPerfectTM museum software; familiarity with Danish or another Scandinavian language See http://www.danishmuseum.org/volunteer.cfm for additional details.

Contact: Mail or email a letter of interest together with a resumé listing relevant courses taken, and contact information for two references to Michele McNabb, Genealogy Center Librarian-Manager, PO Box 249, Elk Horn IA 51531 or to librarian@danishmuseum.org.

Job pays: $9 + free housing

Starts: Approximately June 23 (depending on intern availability)

Apply by: May 1, 2014


Position: Branch Librarian II
Library: East Central Regional Library

Description: Wyoming (MN) Branch. 40 hrs per week. A Bachelor's Degree, up to date technology skills and three years related experience is required. MLS/MLIS or similar certification preferred. Oversee operation of a community branch library. The Branch Librarian is assisted by 3 Branch Aides who work a total of 34 hrs weekly. The branch is open 6 days per week (Tues-Sun) for a total of 40 hours. Commitment to providing modern public library service; Above average communication skills; Excellent customer service skills; Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead a library team of staff and volunteers. $15.07/hr starting. Review of applications begins April 11, 2014 and continues until filled. Submit application to: Barbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library, 244 S. Birch St, Cambridge MN 55008. Application available at http://www.ecrlib.org/jobs.html

Contact: Barbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library 763-689-7390 x11 bmisselt@ecrlib.org

Job pays: $15.07/hr starting

Starts: immediate

Apply by: April 11, 2014


Position: Branch Librarian II
Library: East Central Regional Library

Description: Chisago Lakes Branch (Chisago City, MN): 40 hrs per week. A Bachelor's Degree, up to date technology skills and three years related experience is required. MLS/MLIS or similar certification preferred. Oversee operation of a community branch library. The Branch Librarian is assisted by 4 Branch Aides who work a total of 35 hrs weekly. The branch is open 6 days per week (Mon-Sat) for a total of 42 hours. Commitment to providing modern public library service; Above average communication skills; Excellent customer service skills; Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead a library team of staff and volunteers. $15.07/hr starting. Review of applications begins April 11, 2014 and continues until filled. Submit application to: Barbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library, 244 S. Birch St, Cambridge MN 55008. Application available at http://www.ecrlib.org/jobs.html

Contact: Barbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library 763-689-7390 x11 bmisselt@ecrlib.org

Job pays: $15.07/hr starting

Starts: immediate

Apply by: April 11, 2014


Position: Library Director
Library: Dubuque County Library (Iowa)

Description: Library Director
Dubuque County Library, Iowa

The Board of Trustees of the Dubuque County Library is searching for a knowledgeable, visionary leader to serve as Library Director. The Director will work with the Library Board and staff to develop a 21st Century vision of library services that meets the present and future needs of our patrons throughout the five-branch library system. The Director will be the "face" of the library as well as the internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff.

Governed by an appointed nine member Board of Trustees, the Dubuque County Library serves a suburban/rural constituency of 29,000. The Director supervises a staff of eleven (five full time) with a $700,000 budget and an annual circulation of 110,000 (a 25% increase from the previous fiscal year). Within the last four years, two new branches have been added to the library system. Two of the five branches exist through unique partnerships with a public middle school and a community college. In addition, a new joint municipal/library facility with a branch city is currently in the fundraising and design phase. The Library actively participates in formal agreements and informal relationships with other public, university, and private libraries in the area. The Dubuque County Library is in a position to reach its potential through innovation and dynamic leadership.

The county population of more than 91,000 is also served by the city-funded libraries in the cities of Cascade, Dubuque and Dyersville.

Dubuque County, Iowa
Dubuque County, Iowa, has it all. From bustling city life to peaceful rural life nestled in the rolling hills of Eastern Iowa. Bordered on the east by the mighty Mississippi River, the area is the perfect place to begin a new career, raise a family or enjoy a slower pace of life.

The city of Dubuque and the surrounding area is considered the "birthplace of Iowa" and features a rich history, interesting architecture, and abundant natural beauty. The county is home to the world-famous Field of Dreams as well as Iowa's oldest restaurant, Breitbach's, located along the Great River Road in Balltown, Iowa.

There is more than beauty here. The county is home to six small colleges and universities, major industry such as John Deere and IBM, and a unique cultural mix that makes Dubuque County feel like a major metro area with the friendliness of your hometown.

While it may not be heaven, Dubuque County, Iowa, is certainly as close as you can get on earth.

Job Description

Job Title: Library Director
Reports to: County Library Board of Trustees.
Job Summary: The Library Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions within the goals, guidelines, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees. The director is responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library. This is a full-time, minimum of 40 hours/week, salaried position. Position involves some travel requiring use of personal vehicle. The Director must hold a current valid Iowa Driver's license or be able to obtain one upon moving to Iowa, and possess required auto liability insurance coverage.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. General Administration and Management
    1. Prepares for, attends, and participates in monthly library board meetings including posting all public documents at branches and on the library website, providing minutes of the previous meeting, and a summary of library activities in a director's report.
    2. Researches, formulates and recommends policies to the library board.
    3. Implements library policies and procedures.
    4. Submits monthly invoices for library board review and approval and monitors revenues and expenses.
    5. Consults with Dubuque County Budget Director and submits an annual budget proposal to the library board for approval.
    6. Presents approved budget request to the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors and advocates for sufficient resources for library operations.
    7. Provides monthly financial planning data to the library board to assist in establishing long and short-term financial priorities.
    8. Prepares all required reports as defined by the Board (e.g. various State Library of Iowa reports, annual federal E-rate applications).
    9. Orients new trustees and serves as a resource for trustee activities.
    10. Directs the maintenance of the library facilities and recommends future space needs.
    11. Works with staff to create, update, and maintain the library's website.
    12. Establishes and maintains a staff manual of library procedures.
    13. Models leadership within the organization by taking initiative, solving problems, effecting change, encouraging the development of staff, and developing a positive work environment.
    14. Adheres to all policies and procedures established by the County of Dubuque and the contract agreement with Teamsters Local 120 including hiring, grievances, payroll, purchasing, and financial reports and claims. Consults with Dubuque County Personnel Director on relevant matters.
  2. Planning, Organization, and Evaluation
    1. Uses leadership skills to provide vision and guidance to library staff, board members and the community.
    2. Works with the Board to design and implement an ongoing strategic planning process for the library.
    3. Plans, organizes, coordinates, and directs library service to meet the immediate and long-range goals of the library and the community.
    4. Evaluates the effectiveness of library services by analyzing data, customer comments, suggestions, and community surveys.
    5. Prepares an annual report of library activities and resources and presents the report to the library board, the Board of Supervisors, and officials of other contracting cities.
    6. Investigates new trends and specific library programs, facilitates testing of new techniques, materials, and equipment to improve the operation of the library, and reports relevant data and trends to the board.
  3. Personnel Management
    1. Develops staff job descriptions, evaluates staff performance relative to defined goals, recommends and administers personnel policies.
    2. Hires, schedules, evaluates annually, promotes and terminates staff.
    3. Develops and maintains a staff orientation manual and program.
    4. Works to promote high staff morale by being readily available to listen to staff concerns, responding to those concerns effectively and within a reasonable period of time, solving problems before they become concerns, encouraging staff, visiting each DCL branch regularly, and giving guidance as appropriate.
    5. Provides for in-service programs for employee training and development, encouraging staff input, and encourages staff professional growth by supporting participation in professional associations, workshops, seminars, and activities.
  4. Community and Professional Development
    1. Represents the library and speaks before community, civic, and other groups, promoting the library's values, services, accomplishments and needs to all stakeholders.
    2. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other governmental agencies such as the cities that contract for library service and the other public libraries in the county, civic and community groups, and the general public.
    3. Supports the work of the Friends of the Library.
    4. Forms strategic partnerships with community organizations.
    5. Participates in professional development opportunities.
  5. Other duties as required

Compensation

  1. Starting salary - $45,000-$50,000 depending on experience and qualifications.
  2. Benefits package totaling up to an additional $23,011 (based on a salary of $50,000):
    • Fully paid health, dental, optical and accidental death & disability policies (individual or family).
    • Employee pays first $250 deductible for individual, $500 for family. After that deductible the County pays the next $4,000 family deductible or $2,000 individual deductible.
    • County contribution of 8.93% of salary to the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System.
    • 12 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 13 sick days per year.
    • Paid vacation

Desired Qualifications, Strengths and Skills

  1. A Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school is required.
  2. Professional certification in compliance with state law within one year.
  3. Five years of library experience preferred with a minimum of three years library administration.
  4. Ability to develop budgets, make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff.
  5. Effective interpersonal skills including creative and diplomatic management abilities.
  6. Thorough knowledge of the philosophy and techniques of all facets of public library service.
  7. Ability to think analytically and to develop new services.
  8. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  9. Considerable knowledge of computers and data communications especially in regards to library applications.
  10. Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and present ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  11. Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, social skills, and adaptability.
  12. Willingness to pursue alternative revenue streams to enhance library services.
  13. Ability to process information to learn new materials and handle complex concepts.
  14. Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library board, associates, colleagues, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public.
  15. Visionary regarding library trends and the impact of changing information technology.
  16. A desire to meet and serve the public.

Other - Criminal History background check required.

How to Apply (all applications for this county position must go through Iowa Works):

  1. For an application please contact: Iowa Works Region 1, 680 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001; (563) 556-5800 or (866) 227-9874, or email susan.peil@iwd.iowa.gov  put "Application" in the subject line; ask for Dubuque County, Iowa, Application for Employment. The application must be submitted to the Iowa Works Region 1 office not later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, May 14, 2014.
  2. In addition, please email a copy of your application, resume and cover letter to Search Committee Chairman Jeff Goldsmith at jsgoldsmith@yousq.net.

Contact: See description above or jsgoldsmith@yousq.net

Job pays: $45,000-$50,000 plus generous benefits

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: May 13, 2014


Position: Volunteer Cataloger
Library: Forecast Public Art Library

Description: Forecast seeks a volunteer cataloger to assist with the maintenance of their Public Art Library. Housed in Forecast s office, the Public Art Library maintains a non-circulating collection of more than 2,000 print, digital, and multimedia materials from the field of public art. With a collection as diverse as the field of public art itself, the library includes exhibition catalogs, artist monographs, journals and periodicals, reference materials, public art maps and guides, and DVDs.

Volunteer's responsibilities will include:

  • Catalog unique/original items including public art maps, guides, and work samples
  • Process incoming materials
  • Research book releases and obtain review copies on an ongoing basis, serving as liaison to publishers. Organize new titles for coverage in Public Art Review, and provide copy and images.
  • Shelve books

Qualified candidates will be/have:

  • Some experience/education in cataloging and library science
  • Familiar with a Mac OS environment and LibraryThing.com
  • Interest in the field of public art
  • Motivated, curious, self-starter

Position is unpaid, but experience may be applied toward credit or work experience.

Please send a brief letter of interest, resume, and two references to Shauna@forecastpublicart.org

Contact: shauna@forecastpublicart.org

Job pays: volunteer

Starts: 6/1/2014

Apply by: 4/30/2014


Position: Media Specialist
Library: Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis, MN

Description: Minneapolis Public Schools is seeking candidates for a 1.0 FTE Media Specialist position at Roosevelt High School.

Job Title: Tchr, Media

FTE: 1.0 FTE, 38 weeks; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: Teachers(04)

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.

To find more information about this position and to apply online please go to: https://career4.successfactors.com/career?company=MPS

Use the Requisition Number 6561 to search for this particular position.

Contact: Kari Lohse
Technology Integration Specialist
Media Curriculum and Support
IT Services
1250 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411
612-668-0290 (office)
612-710-2125 (cell)
Kari.Lohse@mpls.k12.mn.us

OR

Jessica Wallace, HR
612-668-0552
Jessica.Wallace@mpls.k12.mn.us

Job pays: Competitive salary

Starts: March 24, 2014

Apply by: no estasblished closing date; open until filled


Position: Library Assistant III
Library: Fairfax Public Library, Fairfax, MN

Description: Performs duties associated with running the library on a day-to-day basis including opening/closing procedures, check-in/check-out procedures, shelving, patron registration, routine clerical duties, and related work as apparent or assigned. Assists patrons with locating materials and provides patrons with instruction and assistance in the use of library equipment including basic computer instruction. Also assists with planning and implementing library programs and events.

Qualifications: Requires high school diploma (or equivalency). Some college strongly preferred, as well as six months of directly related experience; or a combination of education, training and experience necessary to perform the requirements of the job. Applicant must have excellent people skills and be able to interact with a wide range of patrons in a courteous and effective manner. Must be able to work independently.

For full job description please see library website - www.fairfax.lib.mn.us

Contact: Allison Girres, Head Librarian
405 S 10th Street
Olivia, MN 56277
320-523-1738
allison.girres@pioneerland.lib.mn.us

Job pays: $11.98 - $12.55 per hour, depending on qualifications

Starts: As soon as possible

Apply by: Position open until filled


Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian
Library: Kathryn A. Martin Library-University of Minnesota Duluth

Description: The University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library will be hiring two Reference positions. This is a pooled search filling two positions, Emerging Technologies Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian. These are 100% full-time, 12-month, annually renewable appointments at the Assistant Librarian rank. Minimum salary is $40,700. Anticipated start date is May 19, 2014. The positions have the same required qualifications and some of the same preferred qualifications. For further information regarding job duties and qualifications, please see the complete posting on the University Employment site https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=118297. TO APPLY: Position available immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Review of complete applications will begin on March 21, 2014. Position is open until filled. Please apply online via the Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=118297. Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications and indicating position or positions applied for, unofficial transcript(s)(attach as additional document 1), resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Official transcripts of highest degree received and background check will be required of finalists. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 612-624-3316. Smoking is prohibited on all UMD property. The smoking ban includes indoor facilities and the campus grounds, as well as all University vehicles. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

The University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library's mission is to promote learning and research by providing information resources and services, up-to-date technologies, and knowledgeable staff in a welcoming environment. The University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) is a comprehensive regional university offering 74 undergraduate majors and 24 graduate programs in a variety of fields. UMD consistently ranks among the top Midwestern, regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" issue. UMD attracts students looking for a personalized learning experience on a medium-sized campus of a major university.

Contact: Heather McLean, hmclean@d.umn.edu, 218-726-7886

Job pays: minimum salary $40,700

Starts: May 19, 2014

Apply by: open until filled


Position: Biomedical/Research Services Liaison
Library: Health Sciences Library, University of Minnesota

Description: The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a Biomedical/Research Services Liaison position in the Health Sciences Libraries. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer subject expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The biomedical/research services liaison will support designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center (AHC, http://www.ahc.umn.edu/, http://www.health.umn.edu/research/research-topics), including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District (http://www.health.umn.edu/research/biomedical-discovery-district), and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (http://www.ctsi.umn.edu/). The successful candidate will forge relationships with researchers and graduate students to develop and offer services that respond to the University's focus on translational science and interdisciplinary research, including the Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE, http://www.research.umn.edu/mndrive/index.html#.UpUjV9JNJcZ ) initiative for scientific research in four critical fields: food security, brain research, robotics and advancing industry while conserving the environment. The position also will provide leadership and programmatic direction for the research support services offered by the Health Sciences Libraries.

For the full listing see http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117857

Contact: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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 at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=117857 . Please identify the cover letter with UL306.

Job pays:

Starts:

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Position: Pharmacy Liaison
Library: Health Sciences Library, University of Minnesota

Description: The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a Pharmacy Liaison position in the Health Sciences Libraries. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer subject expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The pharmacy liaison will support the education, research and outreach activities of the College of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the College, and creating new tools, programs and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, scientific research and interprofessional education programs.

See the full job listing at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117877

Contact: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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 at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central? quickFind=117877 . Please identify the cover letter with UL307.

Job pays:

Starts:

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Position: Library Director
Library: Clear Lake Public Library (Iowa)

Description: AS the result of a retirement, the City of Clear Lake seeks a Library Director. Clear Lake (pop.7,777) is home to one of Iowa's largest natural lakes and boosts a strong tourism and recreation-based economy. The City is also home to the world renown Surf Ballroom.

Under the general supervision of a 7-member Board of Trustees, the Library Director provides administrative and managerial oversight of the Library. The Director plans, organizes, directs, evaluates and reviews the Library's resources, personnel, facilties, services and programs to respond to the needs of the community.

A Bachelor's degree in Library Science, or Library and Information Science is required; a Master's degree is preferred. Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of professional librarian experience, with two (2) years of sdministrative and supervisory responsibility at management level is preferred. Successful prior experience as a public library Director or Assistant Director is preferred.

To apply, please provide a meaningful cover letter, resume and three (3) letters of recommendation to: Mrs. Jana Severtson, Search Committee , Clear Lake Public Library, 200 N. 4th Street, Clear Lake, Iowa 50428 or clplib@netins.net ATTN: Search Committee

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants chosen to move forward in the selection process will be required to provide additional documentation including, but not limited to: proof of graduation, licensure, and current criminal background check. Applicants may be required to submit to a pre-employment drug test. A strong benefits package is available, including participation in the Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS).

The City of Clear Lake is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) national origin, disability or genetic information.

Contact: Mrs. Jana Severtson, Search Committee Clear Lake Public Library
200 N. 4th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428
or
clplib@netins.net ATTN: Search Committee

Job pays: $45,000 - $50,000 (+/-)

Starts: May 1, 2014

Apply by: April 1, 2014 or until filled


Position: Library Specialist/Adult & Technical Services
Library: Hibbing Public Library

Description: Library Specialists have general duties as listed below with responsibility for certain areas and patron groups as assigned. Other Specialists are in Children's Services and Cataloging. In addition to the common public library collections and services, Hibbing is the hometown of Bob Dylan and our library houses a special collection of materials and ephemera in recognition of his work.

Library Specialist, General Statement of Duties: Work at and perform all functions of the public service desk. Handle patron requests and materials. Perform Cataloging and Collection Maintenance, Reference, Computer & Electronic Device Maintenance. Provide regular financial and statistical reports. Provide and promote programs and services for Adults, Young Adults and Children. Develop and maintain City and Library websites, social media and electronic communications in collaboration with department personnel and city administration.

Job packet with full advertisement, description and City of Hibbing employment application are available on the city website at www.hibbing.mn.us, packet specific link: http://www.hibbing.mn.us/vertical/sites/%7BB72B25FE-5314-40BB-96F1-E6EAF3B87F7F%7D/uploads/LIBRARY_SPECIALIST_2014.pdf

Contact: Ginny Richmond, Library Director for library job questions (218-362-5959). City of Hibbing, Human Resources Director, Theresa Tourville for questions on the City of Hibbing application and hiring process (218-362-5932).

Job pays: $19.74-$24.51/hr base, DOQ

Starts: Immediately, filling a retirement vacancy

Apply by: open until filled