Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 7/28/15)

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

Jobs are typically added Monday through Thursday and will be listed according to when they were posted on this list - in descending order by date. The most recently added jobs are listed first.

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Position: Fill-In Library and Community Center Coordinator
Library: Newport Library and Community Center

Description: The City is currently accepting applications for a Fill-In Library and Community Center Coordinator. The individual selected for this position will fill in for the Library and Community Center Coordinator when they are not able to work. Visit http://ci.newport.mn.us/employment.php for more information and to download a job application. Please submit a job application to reisenbeisz@newportmn.com or mail it to City of Newport, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Contact: Renee Eisenbeisz, reisenbeisz@newportmn.com, (651) 556-4601

Job pays: $10/hour


Apply by: Open until Filled

Position: Library Associate III - Reference
Library: Fargo Public Library, Fargo ND

Description: The Fargo Public Library is seeking to fill a half-time Library Associate III position to provide reference services for library users, instruct patrons in the use of the library and its resources, and assist librarians in selecting electronic and print resources. Associates degree and three or more years of related customer contact experience required, Bachelor's degree and some library coursework strongly preferred. Knowledge of library organization, internet searching and previous library employment preferred. Evening/weekend work required; ability to report to work at any library location required. Employment contingent on successful background check and drug screen. Applicants must attach resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references for complete consideration. EOE

Contact: To apply, complete online application through http://ApplyOnline.HR.cityoffargo.com or through Job Service ND.

Job pays: $19.09/hr plus pro-rated benefits, 20 hours per week

Starts: late August

Apply by: August 7, 2015

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

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

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

Basic knowledge of computers in a Microsoft Office environment is required with the ability to help patrons with general software questions, as well as reference and readers' advisory. The majority of tasks will concern circulation, but other technical and clerical duties may be assigned.

This position is for 11 hours per week; hours will be Tuesday 12 pm-6 pm, and Thursday 3pm-8 pm with one staff meeting a month Wednesday morning at 8 am. An additional Saturday (10 am-4 pm) a month is also required from Sept. through May.

As an associate library to the Dakota County Library System, the South St. Paul Public Library is an independent, city-owned library in the Twin Cities metro area that values creativity, flexibility and initiative in its employees where you will find opportunities to share and learn in a team environment. We are focused on our relevance to our community so that our services will have a lasting impact. The ideal candidate will understand that each library visit should offer more than information transactions - it's an opportunity to connect.

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

Contact: For consideration, please email a résumé and cover letter to Kathy M. Halgren, Director, at khalgren@sspmn.org. No phone calls, please.

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


Apply by: Friday, August 14, 2015

Position: Discovery and Resource Management Librarian (Full-Time)
Library: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Library

Description: Twin Cities Library seeks a creative problem solver to join our team -- as the Discovery and Resource Management Librarian! This individual bolsters Saint Mary's University of Minnesota programs by delivering user-friendly access to a substantial online collection and a small-scale print collection.

If you have a passion for user-centered technologies and enjoy working in an environment of collaboration, continuous improvement, and innovation, we encourage you to apply. Learn more about this position at tinyurl.com/discoverylibrarian.

Contact: Rachel McGee at rmcgee@smumn.edu

Job pays: DOQ

Starts: 9/1/15 (preferred)

Apply by: Application review begins on 8/10/15. Applications will no longer be accepted after 8/17/15.

Position: Community Engagement Librarian
Library: Anoka County Library

Description: Anoka County Library has an immediate opening for a full time Community Engagement Librarian who will coordinate library programs and classes; build community partnerships and share library resources by working with local organizations and schools and will assist library patrons with information and reader's advisory needs. Initial assignment will be at the Library Support Services Building in Blaine MN.

Contact: www.anokacounty.us Applications must be submitted no later than 4:30 pm on the closing date. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at 763-323-5525

Job pays: $47,468-$48,892 annually


Apply by: August 7, 2015

Position: Library Associate for the Science Library
Library: Hustad Science Library, St. Olaf College

Description: The Science Associate oversees routine circulation functions and the supervision of student employees at the St. Olaf Hustad Science Library. Other responsibilities include coordinating the professional binding of periodicals, tracking missing materials, and assisting patrons with the use of library technology. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the smooth operations of the Science Library in the areas of circulation and serials.


  • Hires, trains, schedules, supervises, and regularly evaluates a team of 21-24 student employees during the academic year (late August - late May). Ensures Work Authorization Forms (WAFs) are complete for each student, each semester. Coordinates scheduling to ensure complete staffing and smooth functioning of Science Library Circulation Desk during all hours that the library is open, including nights and weekends.
  • Facilitates orientation and training for new and returning student employees.
  • Works closely with circulation staff at Rolvaag Library and Music Library to coordinate efforts in student supervision, student expectations, and public service.
  • Documents policies & procedures for student employees in collaboration with Access Services staff at Rolvaag Library and the Music Library.
  • Evaluates student employees and makes decisions regarding their suitability for re-employment.
  • Works closely with Access Services staff at Rolvaag Library and the Music Library to identify new ways to improve workflow and better utilize student workers.


  • Oversees daily circulation functions such as sending notices and circulating materials, searching for missing materials, handling emergency situations, assisting patrons in use of library equipment (copiers, scanners, media equipment, fiche/film readers and printers).
  • Maintains familiarity with EndNote bibliographic citation management software, including ability to download software onto personal computers and troubleshoot basic technical problems.
  • Runs Circulation statistics for Science Library in coordination with colleagues at Rolvaag Library and the Music Library.
  • Updates LibGuides as needed.


  • Prepares approximately 50 print journal titles for bindery processing.


  • Processes Course Reserves for the Science Library in collaboration with the Access Services Librarian.


  • Participates effectively in departmental and library meetings.
  • Serves on library, consortium, and college committees, task forces, and/or working groups.
  • Seeks opportunities for professional growth, both on and off campus.
  • Learns new technology as needed.
  • Participates in the evaluation and review of new work processes and tools as assigned by the Science Librarian and the Head of Access Services.
  • Prepares activity reports as requested.
  • Serves as a backup to other staff as needed and as requested by the supervisor.
  • Performs other duties as requested by the library leadership.
  • Schedules study rooms for testing at request of science faculty.

To apply, go to: https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1047&job=library-associate-for-science-library

Contact: Natalie Berg-Wall, Head of Access Services, St. Olaf College Libraries - walln@stolaf.edu

Job pays:

Starts: August 24, 2015

Apply by: August 5, 2015

Position: Library Associate for Access Services (.75 FTE)
Library: St. Olaf College Libraries

Description: The Library Associate for Access Services supervises students working at the Rolvaag Library Circulation Desk and students performing stacks management tasks. Other responsibilities include general customer service, tracking missing materials, and assisting patrons with the use of library technology. The position requires teamwork and judgment to establish priorities among changing and competing demands.

This is a 10-month/year position, working late August - mid June. Hours are 7:30am - 3pm, Monday-Friday

To apply, follow this link: https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=1048

Contact: Natalie Berg-Wall, Head of Access Services, St. Olaf College Libraries - walln@stolaf.edu

Job pays: $16.50-$18.50/hour

Starts: August 24, 2015

Apply by: August 3rd

Position: Children's Curriculum Coordinator
Library: Waseca Public Library

Description: JOB DUTIES:

  • Plans, produces, and publicizes children's events including story times, summer reading programs, and early out events. Develops creative curriculum, focusing on early literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) skills. Creates and leads original events. Holds events at branch and mini libraries as needed. Identifies and utilizes skilled resource people to present programs and information.
  • Establishes and presents curriculum for parents, individual and agencies providing childcare, and other professionals in the community who work with children.
  • Understands theories of infant, child, and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service. Stays informed of current and emerging trends in librarianship.
  • Keeps abreast of new children's materials. Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of children's materials. Encourages the use of materials and services through book talks, reading lists, and other tools.
  • Attends meetings as requested. Makes dynamic working relationships with local businesses and local organizations in order to promote library services and hold events outside of the library, helping the library reach beyond the library building's walls. Serves on Children's Programming Team and the Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Youth Services Committee.
  • Provides an inviting atmosphere for library patrons. Ensure children's area is stocked, clean, tidy, and ready to provide a positive memorable experience for patrons. Develops children's displays which promote library usage.
  • Develops and maintains the children's collection, including weeding and analyzing to determine needs. Develops playful learning kits for playful learning area.
  • Serves as lead reader's advisory and reference person for children's services--offering meaningful and useful recommendations of books, movies, and music. Instructs children in information gathering and research skills. Uses online and print resources.
  • Creates excellent customer experiences--making patrons feel welcome and providing positive and memorable patron experiences.
  • Instructs patrons in the location and use of library materials.
  • Assists with computer and e-reader questions.
  • Opens and closes library.
  • Checks materials in and out, renews and reserves materials, and takes meeting room and computer reservations.
  • Processes overdue notices, fines, interlibrary loan materials, and new library cards.
  • Prepares, processes, and distributes courier items.
  • Assumes responsibility for the library as directed in the absence of the Lead Librarian and Director.
  • Performs related duties as assigned or apparent.


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a busy public service atmosphere with frequent interruptions
  • Communicate effectively
  • Apply time management skills
  • Maintain confidentiality and provide outstanding customer service
  • Approach position with professionalism, initiative, attention to detail, and tact
  • Be flexible and continuously learn, unlearn, and relearn


  • Bachelor's degree (Library Science, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood Education preferred)
  • Two years of experience working with children
  • Computer literacy with MS office proficiency
  • Knowledge of library operations and library collection
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.


  • Paid sick days, paid holidays, and paid vacation.
  • 30 hours per week including some weekends and evenings as needed

Contact: Please submit applications in the form of a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Stacy Lienemann, Director at lienemann@tds.lib.mn.us, 507-835-3700 (fax), or via snail mail at:
Waseca Public Library
408 N State St
Waseca MN 56093

Job pays: $14-20 an hour (salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience)

Starts: September 1st

Apply by: August 10th

Position: Evening/Weekend Supervisor
Library: Macalester College, DeWitt Wallace Library

Description: Purpose of Position: The Library Associate, Evening/Weekend Supervisor takes a lead role for overall library building operations and services during scheduled evening and/or weekend shifts. Provides sole staff supervision of library public service operations including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, public computing, directional reference and reference referrals, customer safety, and building and collection security.

Expected work hours: Two consistent weekday evenings until 1pm and rotating weekend shifts. Academic year only in accordance with academic calendar. Summers and college holidays off. Opportunities to work during college events and special occasions.

Set schedule (alternate days and times filled by other evening/weekend supervisor):
Mondays 3:30pm-1:00am
Thursday 3:30pm-1:00am
Saturdays 9:30am-2:00pm
Sundays 5:00pm-1:00am
Alternating Sundays 3:30pm-10:00pm
Some holidays and special occasions

Institutional Overview: Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.


  • Associate degree required. Bachelor degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years library (or related campus) experience is strongly preferred. Academic library experience preferred.
  • Customer service experience, attention to detail, high level of accuracy, and ability to perform work in timely and accurate manner based on library and community demand.
  • Ability to assess operations and services on an ongoing basis to provide reports and to develop innovative services and process improvements.
  • Outstanding organizational, project management, and problem solving skills. Strives for continuous process and service improvement.
  • Experienced with standard computing applications for productivity and communication.
  • Experienced with specialized library systems. Ability to adopt, implement and teach new technologies and library systems.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work effectively and creatively in a dynamic team environment.


  • Provide sole staff supervision of library public service operations including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, public computing, directional reference and reference referrals, customer safety, and building and collection security.
  • Secondary supervision of ~65 student employees, training them in library policies, systems, equipment and procedures; stressing accuracy and the critical importance of confidentiality of library records.
  • Provide excellent customer service as the first library staff point of contact for faculty, students and the community on evenings and weekends.
  • Resolve situations and problems with individual borrowers relating to lost/overdue materials by interpreting library policy and striving for resolution that leads to an improved understanding of community stewardship for library resources.
  • Ensure the proper and efficient handling of library materials including re-shelving and processing of returned materials. Coordinate shifting needs for entire circulating collection.
  • Create timely statistical reports relating to use of library collections and services, fulfilling needs of library assessment program and reporting requirements of external constituencies.

Benefits: Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Established in 1874, Macalester has a proud and rich tradition of academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none.

Additional Information

For best consideration please submit resume and cover letter in one PDF document through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than August 5, 2015. Review of applications will begin on August 5, 2015.

Contact: All inquiries about this position should be directed to:
Becca Klein, Recruiter

Job pays:

Starts: August, 2015

Apply by: http://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj03/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MACALESTER&cws=1&rid=545

Position: Library Program Coordinator
Library: Washington County Library

Description: The Library Program Coordinator is a Lead staff member managing the selection and promotion of print, digital and other media for the library collections. Recommends policies and procedures for the selection, maintenance and deselection of library materials. Responsible for the budget for library material as well as the ordering, receiving, and reconciliation of problems with vendors. Trains and assists public services staff in creating reading lists, reviewing materials and promoting library collections.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and four years of professional library experience with three years of experience in the area of assignment.


  • Two or more years experience maintaining library collections through inventory, deselection and selection of library materials.
  • Two or more years experience in reader's advisory including but not limited to creating reading lists, writing reviews, giving book talks and selecting materials, both print and digital for adults.
  • One or more years experience managing a budget for a program area.
  • Two or more years work experience in providing reference services to the public.
  • Two or more years work experience with Sirsi/Dynix Symphony.
  • Two or more years adding content to social media promoting library services and collections.
  • One or more years experience cataloging.

Contact: Washington County Human Resources
View the job description here

Job pays: 58,094.00-79.602.00 annually


Apply by: 8/13/15

Position: Data Librarian
Library: The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Research Library

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Research Library is pleased to announce that we are hiring for a newly created Data Librarian position. The successful applicant will be involved in reference, usage and compliance analysis, and data lifecycle management. Because it is a new position, it is a great opportunity for an individual to put her/his own stamp on the job and on our data practices.

The Research Library at the Federal Reserve Bank serves the economists, visiting scholars, and graduate students in the Research Division with a wide variety of economic research projects.

For more information and to apply, go to https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=242001

The deadline for submissions is July 31.

Position: Information Specialist
Library: Rural Assistance Center

Description: The Center for Rural Health (CRH) at the University of North Dakota is seeking experienced and talented applicants to serve as an Information Specialist for the Rural Assistance Center (www.raconline.org), a federally-funded web-based information center dealing with rural health issues. The position will be responsible for tracking rural health issues, synthesizing the information, and creating un-biased web-based products to help users keep abreast of issues and easily find additional resources to meet their information needs. Will work with content experts from various organizations to identify and develop priority content. Serves as a resource to other staff on a defined set of rural issues.

The Information Specialist will search daily for resources pertinent to rural health. Use critical thinking skills to analyze resources, determine which would be of interest to RAC users, and index them in a Content Management System for inclusion on the RAC website. Position will share responsibility for answering requests for information to the RAC Call Center, receiving information requests through a variety of methods, such as e-mail, phone, and social media. Must respond to requests in a timely manner with relevant information identified through conducting searches of RAC's website, the Internet, appropriate bibliographic and informational databases, as well as by contacting identified experts in the field. Assist users in navigating the complex web of Federal agencies, foundations, and other relevant organizations.

Writing samples required with application. See the University of North Dakota Human Resources job portal for the full job description and to apply: https://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources-payroll/careers/secure/job-openings-external.cfm?category=3000+Professional&AppliTrackJobId=1542_37440&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Contact: For questions, contact Naomi Lelm, (701)-777-0679 or Naomi.lelm@med.und.edu. Applications must be submitted via the UND Human Resources portal.

Job pays: $42,000 plus (salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience).

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: Open until filled

Position: Head Librarian III
Library: Montevideo/Milan/Granite Falls (MN) Public Libraries

Description: Pioneerland Library System, a consolidated regional library system located in west central Minnesota, seeks a Head Librarian with successful public library experience to direct and coordinate the activities of three (3) rural libraries. Responsibilities include supervision of staff, budgeting, collection development and all other activities related to the operation and management of multiple libraries.


  • Experience with supervising and coordinating the work of library personnel.
  • Fundamental knowledge of and experience with library science systems, principles, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies and their application to library services.
  • Demonstrated example of leadership and decision making skills/abilities.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in library science, or a related field, and a minimum of two years work experience, including management experience in a public library. Experience with supervising and coordinating the work of a larger contingent of library personnel and managing multiple locations is preferred. Master's degree in library science is preferred.

Position Open Until Filled

HOURS: Total hours between the combined libraries not to exceed 40 hours per week.

Appointment range: $22.16 - $23.54 per hour DOQ. Competitive benefit package includes Minnesota Retirement (PERA).

Application Deadline: Resumes received by 4:30 P.M. Friday, August 14, 2015, will receive first consideration. Send resume, letter of interest, and employment application to: Laurie Ortega, Director, 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 job description/Employment Application, please visit our website: http://www.pioneerland.lib.mn.us

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

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

Description: 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 electronic 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 80-120 hours from Sept. 8 - Dec. 18. Available hours are Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for a minimum of 8 hours per week. This internship 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. We strive to provide multiple introductions to a variety of materials.
  • Authority control projects and other database maintenance projects.
  • May perform higher-level cataloging based on skills.
  • Attend instructional webinars, as needed.

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.

Contact: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications, and contact information for two references to Barb McKenzie.

Barb McKenzie Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
bamckenzie@hclib.org (preferred)
(612) 543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: 9/8/15

Apply by: 8/28/15

Position: Library Director
Library: Bayport Public Library

Description: The City of Bayport is seeking a qualified candidate to lead the library in this charming community of 3,400 residents located on the St. Croix River. The full-time Library Director will manage a staff of five part-time clerks and shelvers. The search has begun and the position will remain open until filled.

The Library Director must have excellent management skills, knowledge of best practices and trends in small libraries and be able to engage with Bayport residents, as well as be a strong partner with city and county staff.

The Library has an excellent reputation and has strong support from the City and the Library's Foundation. The new Library Director will be able to "take a great Library and make it better."

Minimum qualifications include a college degree and applicable library experience or other experience that would transfer to managing the Library. An MLIS degree is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter NO LATER THAN AUGUST 7.

A more detailed position description is available on request.

Contact: Sue Hall, Library Strategies Director
325 Cedar Street. Suite 555
Saint Paul, MN 55101
or librarystrategies@thefriends.org

Job pays: $55,000 - $68,000

Starts: Open now

Apply by: August 7

Position: Community Engagement Librarian 1
Library: Madison Public Library

Description: Madison Public Library seeks two Community Engagement Librarians at the Central Library who will be part of a team developing a platform and service models focused on lifelong learning, cultivating relationships between the Library and Madison's learning community in order to foster opportunities to learn, share and create. This position will facilitate connections between learners and instructors from a variety of environments and organizations to build inclusive communities focused on participatory learning. This position will ensure equitable provision of learning resources and opportunities, and will lead librarians and other staff in developing culturally competent models for learning services. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Library Supervisor. This series is structured to provide advancement from Librarian 1 to Librarian 2 (consistent with City policy).

Contact: For additional information and to apply online, please visit www.cityofmadison.com/hr.

Job pays: $49,84 Annually


Apply by: August 2, 2015

Position: Market Research Analyst
Library: Special Libraries - Research

Description: The Market Research Analyst will generate qualified leads based on sales trends and consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits. They will determine these using digital marketing tools including HubSpot, social media outlets, Google Analytics, etc. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, data driven and have strong analytical problem-solving skills. They will work closely with appropriate AVI branches to determine regional trends, competitor analysis, along with potential and existing customer research.

This candidate will report to the Marketing Director and work closely with the sales teams to help validate prospects and convert to quality leads. They must be able to present finding on a monthly basis in an easy-to-understand-way.

Training in online marketing automation tools included.

Contact: Kelly Perkins, Marketing Director, kelly.perkins@avisystems.com

Job pays: Negotiable

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: 08/15/2015

Position: Director
Library: Newton Public Library, Newton, Iowa

Description: LIBRARY DIRECTOR Seeking Director of modern, state-accredited public library in Newton, Iowa. Newton is a progressive, growing, award-winning community located thirty miles east of Des Moines. It is home to the Iowa Speedway, Maytag Blue Cheese, and several other companies that produce for national and international markets. Director is responsible for staff of 14 and an annual budget exceeding $850,000. Necessary skills include extensive knowledge of library management and administration, information science, state library operations, and library space, technology, and material needs for the evolving character of the public library. This individual will work with other city and county officials, with the five-member Library Board of Trustees, with an active Friends group, and with a Library Foundation. Preferred qualifications include a Master's Degree in Library Science from a university accredited by the American Library Association and five years' experience as a Director or Assistant Director in a public or academic library or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Salary range $77,772-$84,926 with an excellent benefit package featuring paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, health insurance, and retirement. Send resume to: R. Baker, Newton Public Library Trustee Secretary, 100 North 3rd Avenue West, Newton, Iowa 50208. Application deadline is September 1, 2015.

Contact: R. Baker
Newton Public Library Trustee Secretary
100 N 3rd Ave W
PO Box 746
Newton, IA 50208

Job pays: $77,772-$84,926 to start

Starts: January 4, 2016

Apply by: September 1, 2015

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

Description: Opening Date: 7/9/15
Closing Date: 8/28/15
Main Location: Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale, 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, county correctional facilities and through library events.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September - December 2015, 4 - 8 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide direct information services to homebound individuals through the At Home phone line.
  • Assist in classifying and organizing the Adult Correctional Facility collection.
  • Assist in compiling and analyzing data for Corrections, At Home, and Deposit Collection programs.
  • Assist in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of surveys from participants in the Outreach and Deposit Collection programs.
  • Assist in weekly filling of information requests from the Adult Correctional Facility.
  • Plan, develop, and implement a project of interest related to Outreach.

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 of one.
  • Have completed coursework in reference and information services.
  • Have not previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library.

To Apply: Submit a resume, cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to Barb McKenzie.

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2015

Apply by: August 28, 2015

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

Description: Opening Date: 7/9/15
Closing Date: 8/28/15
Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

This unpaid internship is for one semester, September - December 2015, 6-10 hours per week. Hours are available Monday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities may include:

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

Best Qualified Candidates will:

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

To Apply: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to Barb McKenzie.

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2015

Apply by: August 28, 2015

Position: Manager of Reference Services
Library: Walden University Library

Description: Walden University is an online institution based in Minneapolis. This position may work in the Minneapolis office, or the manager may telecommute. Walden seeks an experienced reference services manager. Apply online at http://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25502&siteid=5229&AReq=6671bR

Manager of Reference Services

The Manager of Reference Services reports to the Director of Library Services and is responsible for developing and implementing policies, procedures, and training for the Walden Library Reference service and Quick Answers service. This position works closely with the Director of Library Services and the Library management team to align the reference services mission strategies and goals with those of the Center for Student Success and the University.


  • Develops and maintains the mission, goals, and governing documents for reference service and staff.
  • Develops and administers policies, procedures, requirements, and training for the library's reference service and staff.
  • Develops and administer policies, procedures, requirements, and training for the library's Quick Answer service.
  • With the Manager for Strategic Planning and Assessment, collects, analyzes, and reports reference and Quick Answer service statistics to stakeholders.
  • With the Manager for Strategic Planning and Assessment, sets metrics for quality and success of reference and Quick Answers services, and tracks and reports success over time
  • With the Information Technology Manager, trials, selects, evaluates, pilots the use of new and emerging technologies to deliver reference services.
  • Collaborates with the Manager for Information Literacy Manager to integrate instructional best practices into the reference service.
  • Contributes to the library's strategic planning processes.


  • Collaborates with the Library management team on policies, procedures, and requirements that impact the reference and Quick Answer service and staff.
  • Supervises library staff as assigned; assesses the work and continuing professional development of direct reports.
  • Serves as member of the Library Management Team.
  • Assists the Director in reporting library outcomes to university leadership.
  • Participates in ad-hoc and long term projects to support library goals and initiatives.


  • Collaborates with the Center for Student Success staff on policies, procedures, and requirements that impact the reference and Quick Answer service.
  • Facilitates Library, Center for Student Success, and university governance by actively participating on groups, committees, and functional teams.
  • Participates in ad-hoc and long term projects to support library goals and initiatives.
  • Keeps current with library trends, issues, and technology, as well as political, economic, and demographic issues that may affect library services and programs.
  • Engages in professional development through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, and continuing education opportunities.
  • May be required to work nights or weekends to cover reference shifts for those on vacation or as needed

REPORTS TO: Director of the Library
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Associate Librarians as assigned


  • Knowledge of the Business
  • Management Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Problem-Solving / Critical Thinking
  • Communication Skills


  • At least one year demonstrated successful experience managing reference services in an academic library preferred.
  • 3 years' experience providing reference services in an academic setting preferred.
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team participation, team building, and human relation skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds in a collaborative manner.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems.
  • Ability to write effectively in both business and academic styles.
  • Experience with distance learning preferred.

Contact: http://jobs.brassring.com/1033/ASP/TG/cim_jobdetail.asp?partnerid=25502&siteid=5229&AReq=6671bR

Job pays: Competitive

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: N/A

Position: Literature Specialist Intern
Library: Medtronic Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure

Description: Medtronic is a $27.8b company with 85,000+ employees in more than 160 countries.

Maintain, promote, and support use of literature management software. Supports information requests to meet regulatory and clinical needs. Uses knowledge of literature resources and information retrieval to fulfill literature requests. Creates and maintains metrics of clinical document review procedures.

Supports scientific literature needs for therapy experts obtaining and maintaining a database of requested literature that supports medical evidence of Medtronic products in a copyright compliant manner.

Creates and improves database records in literature management software. Maintains functionality of literature management software.

Regulates the flow of information procedurally to meet regulatory requirements for post-market reporting for medical devices and drugs.

Facilitates clinical document review procedures, logging, and maintaining documentation and metrics.

Basic Qualifications: BS or BA degree and 1 year completed in Master of Library Science and Information Science program. Experience with MS Office Systems and using at least one clinical literature database (PubMed, Embase, Ovid, Dialog, STN).

Contact: apply to requisition 99884 at www.medtronic.com/careers

Job pays: tbd

Starts: August 3, 2015

Apply by: July 9, 2015

Position: AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) Worker
Library: St. Paul Public Library - Arlington Hills Community Center

Description: CTEP Program Description

The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the "digital divide" for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Join AmeriCorps CTEP and help make the information age accessible to all. CTEP sponsor organizations include: Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), the Community Computer Access Network (CCAN), and the City of Minneapolis.

Site History and Mission

The Arlington Hills Community Center, which opened May 2014, is located in a busy and diverse urban environment. This is a collaborative environment where staff from St. Paul Public Libraries and Parks and Recreation work together with community partners to offer complementary services and programming. Situated in the Payne-Maryland Neighborhood, the Arlington Hills Community Center serves a diverse community of Hmong, Karen, and Hispanic immigrants and refugees as well as a large African American populations. The Community has a very young population, 30% of whom are under 18, and many of whom are living at or below poverty level.

Createch Studio, the system's first makerspace and recording studio, is housed at AHCC. Originally modeled after the YOUMedia Lab in Chicago Public Library, the Createch Studio provides youth with opportunities for hands-on experiences with non-standard library equipment such as sewing machines, video, recording, and gaming equipment, as well as providing computer access for self-directed learning. Createch is a creative tinkering space for Saint Paul teens ages 13-19, providing a physical space to gather, access tools needed to pursue interests and spark new passions, and be encouraged by mentors to support their individual growth.

Preferred Site Schedule for Member

Createch Studio is open Monday-Thursday 3-8, and Friday 3-6. The member will not need to serve every evening, but will involve a combination of some weekday, evening, and weekend hours.

In addition, members attend professional development days with their fellow CTEP members to enhance service readiness skills, personal attributes in the workplace and citizenship skills, These Corps days take place twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Fridays from 9 AM - 4PM, are are mandatory. Members also attend statewide AmeriCorps events, such as the Martin Luther King Day celebration, and/or serve on the statewide InterCorps Council.

Site Specific Responsibilities

  • organize and market a collaborative youth job fair
  • help teens build digital literacy skills and create job readiness workshops and/or asynchronous programming
  • encourage, engage, and mentor teens (ages 13-19) in Createch Studio
  • help teens develop comfort and competence with diverse tools, materials, and processes, developing craft and technical proficiency
  • identify and teach projects or skill sets to mentors as part of a professional development initiative at AHCC
  • develop certification processes for using advanced equipment (such as soldering, recording studio, 3-D printing, etc)
  • collaborate with youth advisory groups to create appropriate youth programming
  • create and strengthen partnerships with other community organizations

Contact: How to Apply

Please see http://spnn.org/ctep/about-ctep for a full description of the CTEP program.

Apply online at my.americorps.gov and click on "Apply to Serve" (be sure to search for the "Community Technology Empowerment Project" or "CTEP" when asked to indicate what program you would like to send your application to). Contact: Joel Krogstad, krogstad@spnn.org, 651.556.1384

We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request. Alternative formats of this document are also available.

Job pays:

Starts: Sept 6, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017

Apply by: Until Filled

Position: Executive Director
Library: MELSA

Description: The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), a seven-county alliance of 100 public libraries in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director reports to an eight-member board and manages a 2015 budget of $7 million.

Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from a library education program accredited by the American Library Association and at least seven years of public library administrative experience required. Experience working with regional public library systems preferred. Knowledge of the Minnesota public regional library system is a plus.

Contact: Qualified candidates please submit your cover letter and resume online by visiting our website at https://waters-company.recruitmenthome.com/. This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than July 31, 2015. Following this date, applications will be screened against criteria outlined in this brochure. On-site interviews will be offered to those candidates named as finalists, with reference checks, background records checks, including credit history, and academic and employment verifications conducted after receiving candidates' permission. For more information please contact Sharon Klumpp at sklumpp@waters-company.com or by calling 651.223.3053.

Job pays: Salary range is $85,836 - $134,119 DOQ.


Apply by: July 31, 2015

Position: Digital Repositories & Records Archivist (UL337)
Library: University of Minnesota Libraries

Description: The Digital Repositories & Records Archivist builds the University Libraries' growing digital repository programs that include the University of Minnesota's institutional repository, the University Digital Conservancy (UDC); the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota (DRUM) for the Libraries' Data Management & Curation Initiative; and the electronic records program of the University of Minnesota Archives within the broader context of the Archives & Special Collections strategic effort in digital archives. The Digital Repositories & Records Archivist participates in designing, refining, and implementing workflows and procedures to improve efficiency and quality in acquiring and accessioning electronic records, providing curation, and the collection management and preservation of other born-digital materials in support of serving the University's mission of creating and sharing knowledge through broad access to information resources in published or! unpublished form. The Digital Repositories & Records Archivist integrates how technologies, processes, resources, and people fit together in order to sustain the digital repository solutions. The Digital Repositories & Records Archivist is a functional expert in digital repositories and digital records processing.

For more information and to apply: http://z.umn.edu/ul337

Contact: Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Job pays: Commensurate with education and experience

Starts: Immediately

Apply by: Open until filled

Position: Multimedia Instructional Technologist
Library: St. Olaf College IT

Description: The Multimedia Instructional Technologist is a member of a team-oriented staff and shares in the responsibility of providing the St. Olaf community with instructional technology services. The Multimedia Instructional Technologist provides campus-wide leadership in integrating the use of multimedia and web/graphic design into projects for teaching and research. More specifically, this individual directs the Media Lab, a space where faculty, staff, and students collaborate on digital projects and explore emerging technologies that enhance teaching and research in a liberal arts setting. In collaboration with IT and Library staff from St. Olaf and Carleton, the Instructional Technologist provides digital scholarship training and support to faculty, staff, and students via workshops, learning communities, and summer institutes. Other important duties include supervising and training student workers, managing the equipment and software in the lab, and serving as t! he IT Representative to a selection of academic departments.

For more information and to apply: https://jobs.stolaf.edu/postings/3908

Contact: Ben Gottfried, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology - bdg@stolaf.edu

Job pays: DOQ

Starts: 8/15/15

Apply by: Open until filled

Position: Library Associate for Programming And Outreach
Library: Amery Area Public Library

Description: The Amery Area Public Library seeks an energetic individual to lead its programming and outreach services to adults.

Responsibilities: The Library Associate for Programming and Outreach reports to the Library Director and is responsible for library programming and outreach to adults.

Essential duties include planning and implementing programs that benefit adults, promoting the library to the community, and participating in the day-to-day operations of the library. The library associate will plan and implement a regular schedule of programs that benefit adults, including ongoing lifelong learning programs and quarterly events; lead the library's participation in community-based reading programs (e.g. Big Read in the St. Croix Valley) and organizes library-based book discussion programs; deliver booktalks at area nursing homes and assisted living facilities; prepare booklists and promotional materials; and work with special populations (e.g. English language learners).

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. Comfort with technology and a desire to learn about current library practices, technology and trends is required.

Position is a minimum of 25 hours per week, some evenings and weekends required.

A detailed job description is available on our website at www.amerylibrary.org/node/11.

Contact: James Nalen

Job pays: $14/hr

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: 7/17/2015

Position: Communications, Outreach, PR Manager
Library: Superiorland Library Cooperative

Description: Please go to this URL for a job description: http://tinyurl.com/q28gy9g

Contact: Please see application procedures in job description URL http://tinyurl.com/q28gy9g

Job pays: $36,000 to $40,000

Starts: June 1 2015

Apply by: Email