Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 9/29/14)

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Position: Interim Acquisitions Coordinator (revised description)
Library: Augsburg College, Lindell Library

Description: Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Interim Acquisitions Coordinator. The Coordinator performs the procurement function for library materials in all formats so that students and faculty have access to current relevant library resources.

The interim position begins October 15 with a three-week training period of 10 hours per week and continues for one to three months at 20 hours per week. The successful applicant will be invited and encouraged to apply for the regular position of Acquisitions Coordinator. That position is 0.875 FTE (35 hours per week) with full benefits included.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

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

Application Process: To apply, please submit a resume or CV and a cover letter through our online application. Application deadline is October 6, 2014. http://www.augsburg.edu/hr

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

Required Experience

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

Additional Requirement: During training period of 3 weeks, availability for 10 hours per week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. During remainder of interim period, availability for 20 hours per week between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

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

Contact: http://www.augsburg.edu/hr

Job pays:

Starts: October 15, 2014

Apply by: October 6, 2014


Position: Alma Library Part-time Director/Librarian
Library: Alma Public Library

Description: Position: Part-time Director/Librarian
Library: City of Alma
Now Hiring Part-time Director/Librarian for the City of Alma The City of Alma seeks a dynamic, energetic, and creative person with a strong dedication to customer service to become our Library Director. Alma Library is a successful library serving approximately 3500 residents along the beautiful Mississippi River and surrounding rural areas. The Library Director is responsible for the development and implementation of library strategies, policies and procedures for delivering services, and maintaining a welcoming environment in support of the mission and goals of the library. This individual must also possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to administer library services within a budget, and the desire to work with community officials and citizens to ensure that community library service needs are met.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and supervises library operations
  • Coordinates the library program with other city departments and outside organizations such as the school district, historical society, and community based groups
  • Provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans
  • Gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations
  • Determines work procedures, prepares work schedules, and expedites workflow
  • Communicates official plans, policies and procedures to staff, the public, and city officials
  • Prepares and administers budget for all areas under the library department
  • Coordinates library development and fundraising
  • Promotes interest in library programs Desired Minimum Qualifications:
  • Previous library and customer service experience
  • Valid state driver's license or the ability to travel to library meetings and conferences in the region, state, or nation

Desired Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of modern library systems and programs
  • Thorough knowledge of library collection classification and selection techniques
  • Knowledge of equipment and facilities required in a comprehensive library system
  • Proven leadership skills and the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and implement a comprehensive library system
  • Extensive communication skills and the ability to communicate on a variety of platforms (verbally, via email, via social media, etc.)
  • Skill in operation of computers; including website design and publishing, word processing and database management software
  • Knowledge of current trends and developments in the library field, including technology developments
  • Considerable knowledge of children's, young adult and adult literature and online resources
  • Ability to analyze library service in relation to the needs of the community and to redirect services consistent with changing public needs and library policy
  • Ability to coordinate, analyze, and utilize a variety of reports and records
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, other agencies, and the public
  • Ability to work a minimum of 25 hours per week, with a regular work shift during library hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
  • Flexibility to work additional days, evenings, and weekends as needed

How to Apply: To apply for the Alma Library Director/Librarian position, submit a cover letter, resume (indicating education, certification and experience), and 3-5 references to: almalibrarydirector@gmail.com.

Contact: almalibrarydirector@gmail.com

Job pays: Competitive, includes benefits (DOE) Starting date: Mid-November

Starts: Mid-November

Apply by: Applications will close upon the hiring of a suitable candidate.


Position: Librarian 1 (.70 FTE)
Library: Washington County Library

Description: Provide information, research and readers' advisory services and instructs customers on the use of library resources and technology. Assists with public programs, services and activities as a member of the public serices team. Primary job location is Hardwood Creek Branch in Forest Lake.

Contact: Visit the Washington County website for details and to apply at www.co.washington.mn.us or contact Washington County Human Resources 651-430-6081

Job pays: $21.95/hourly

Starts: Immediately

Apply by: October 6, 2014


Position: Patron Services Supervisor
Library: Great River Regional Library

Description: Great River Regional Library (GRRL) system is one library system with 32 branch locations across Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties in Central Minnesota. The system provides nearly one million books, CDs and DVDS and more than 250 public computers to almost 450,000 residents.

GRRL is seeking an innovative leader interested in coaching and developing staff to provide quality services to customers in a dynamic environment. Working for GRRL offers the opportunity to be challenged, inspired and educated while providing excellent patron service across the six (6) county region. This position is housed in the new state-of-the-art, award-winning St. Cloud Public Library in St. Cloud, MN.

One of the fastest-growing areas in the state, St. Cloud is surrounded by a small metropolitan area with Waite Park, Sauk Rapids, Sartell, St. Joseph and St. Augusta directly bordering the city and Foley, Rice, Kimball, Clearwater, Clear Lake, Rockville and Cold Spring nearby. The St. Cloud metropolitan area is the fourth-largest Minnesota population center. St. Cloud is located 65 miles northwest of the "Twin Cities" of Minneapolis-St. Paul. In addition, the St. Cloud community offers a balance of quality arts, competitive sports, and outdoor activities.

This position is eligible for excellent health (in some cases, fully paid premiums), dental, life and disability insurance benefits as well as contributions into a public employee retirement plan and deferred compensation options.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction, the position of Patron Services Supervisor exists to provide supervision and managerial support to GRRL branch libraries.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master's degree in Library Science or Information Media or equivalent education/experience.
  • Two years library experience including one year of supervisory experience.

FT 40 hours per week (annualized).

Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm but will include some evening and weekend hours based on library needs.

Rate of Pay: $24.26 per hour

Application Deadline: 10/01/2014

Contact: jobs@grrl.lib.mn.us

Job pays: $50,460.80

Starts: November 1, 2014

Apply by: October 1, 2014


Position: Director of Library Services
Library: Augsburg College Lindell Library

Description: Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Director of Library Services. The Director is responsible for leading and managing Lindell Library to meet the needs of students and faculty in the 21st century. The Director develops and oversees the library budget, works with others to develop a shared vision, aligns library services with campus needs, supervises librarians and library staff, establishes policy, and represents the library internally and externally.

The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated leadership qualities, especially innovation and collaboration. The candidate should have an understanding of the changing academic and library landscape, and possess enthusiasm for leading Lindell Library so that it remains the heart of Augsburg College. Using an integrated service approach suited to today's library and information needs, Lindell Library has transformed its traditional service model by co-locating research and technology help desks in an open, collaborative Learning Commons space. Under this model, librarians and library staff offer assistance with assignments by guiding students through the learning process from inception of an idea to its final product.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Leads and manages the College library's programs and services, develops policies to guide operations, and promotes continuous improvement within the context of the College's strategic initiatives in order to further the College's mission and vision.
  • Supervises the work of librarians and library staff (recruits, schedules, trains, promotes professional development, and evaluates staff) in a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation.
  • Prepares and manages the library budget by analyzing research needs of students and faculty to support learning and scholarship within a changing academic library landscape; manages resources necessary for library operations in coordination with the Provost and Chief Academic Officer.
  • Leads library staff in originating and implementing the library's vision; oversees and leads strategic and short-term planning to align with and advance the College's strategic initiatives.
  • Represents the library internally and externally; participates in College curricular committees; leads and encourages active participation in consortial, campus, professional, and community organizations.
  • Shares departmental responsibilities to provide Reference, Collection Development, and Library Instruction to the Augsburg community.

Additional Examples of Work Performed:

  • Collects and analyzes data on usage of library and building resources, classroom instruction sessions, reference interactions, and user satisfaction for effective and responsive decision making.
  • Manages the library's physical plant to make optimum use of space.
  • All other duties as apparent or assigned by supervisor(s).

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

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

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

Application Process: To apply, please submit a resume or CV and a cover letter through our online application. Applications must be received by October 22, 2014.

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

Required Experience

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library science required.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience required, 10 years preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of previous supervisory/department management experience Experience in library operations in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of resource sharing systems.
  • Professional knowledge of college curriculum development.
  • Experience with budget development and management.

Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Contact: http://www.augsburg.edu/hr/

Job pays:

Starts: January, 2015

Apply by: October 22, 2014


Position: Automation Systems Librarian
Library: Traverse des Siooux Library Cooperative

Description: The Automation Systems Librarian is responsible for the effective management and operation of the regional library automation system, regional telecommunications network, & computer hardware & software applications in academic and public libraries in nine south central counties of Minnesota.

  • Serves as systems administrator for regional automation and provides overall project planning and management.
  • Coordinates the planning, migration, implementation and evaluation of the regional automation system.
  • Assists member libraries with planning and integration of new technologies for library services.
  • Performs administrative functions as it relates to the regional automation system, working with the annual budget, suggesting cost-saving solutions, and providing regular automated services reports.
  • In coordination with the administration, hires, supervises and evaluates technical services staff.
  • Develops, coordinates and provides automation training for staff, including development of training materials and handbook.
  • Coordinates library staff and vendors to investigate, trouble shoot and resolve automation system's hardware and software problems. Handles emergencies as required. Organizes and directs system help desk activities.
  • Acts as liaison with automation system (iii), vendor.
  • Works with system and member library staff to develop and coordinate automated library services policies and procedures.
  • Works with cataloging department to develop and maintain database quality and authority control.
  • Helps represent Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative at state, regional, and national meetings and conferences.
  • Participates in appropriate professional organizations, attends continuing education opportunities and keeps current with library automation trends.
  • Consults with administration on automation budget and other departmental decisions.
  • Cooperates with administration, regional staff, Board of Trustees and Advisory Board in performing responsibilities essential to the success of library automation and the TdS system.

Contact: Connie Haugen
HR Generalist
chaugen@tds.lib.mn.us
(507) 386-3022
http://tdslib.org

Job pays: $55,000 - $65,000 + benefits

Starts: November 2014

Apply by: October 31, 2104


Position: Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian
Library: Greenawalt Library/Northwestern Health Sciences University

Description: Oversee activities of the Technical Services Department (including electronic resources) and maintain the integrated library system. Ensure access to the library's physical and electronic collections.

Contact: Apply online at http://nwhealth.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-622997.html

Job pays: DOQ

Starts: October 2014

Apply by: Open until filled


Position: Associate Librarian
Library: Walden University Library

Description: Walden University offers online graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Education, Business, Health, Nursing, and the social and behavioral sciences. The University Library is seeking a professional to join us as a Librarian. This position is based in Minneapolis, MN.

The Librarian contributes to reference, instruction, and collection development. Job duties include:

  • Reference: Providing reference service to Walden students, faculty, and staff by phone and email 20 hours week.
  • Instruction: 10 hours a week providing instruction in library skills and information literacy including:
    • Creating and maintaining online media such as guides, multimedia and static tutorials, videos, podcasts, and knowledge base answers.
    • Planning, leading and assessing group instruction, such as online webinars and live, face-to-face presentations
    • Advising students individually at residencies and in literature review appointments
    • Working with course developers to incorporate information literacy into Walden courses, including needs assessment, assignment review, and the creation of course, assignment, and topic guides.

Other Duties Including:

  • Keeping current and involved in current trends and developments in the fields of librarianship, online higher education, reference services, information literacy, and information technology.
  • Actively participating in governance projects and initiatives as a member of working groups, committees or functional teams in the library and the Center for Student Success.
  • May act as a liaison to one or more of the University Colleges and/or programs
  • Travel may be required for this position: approximately one trip per quarter of 5 days' duration.
  • Sunday-Thursday or Tuesday-Saturday schedule: one 1-9pm weekday required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:

  • Master of Library Science/Master of Library Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • At least one year of online academic library reference experience including email, IM or web
  • Experience searching the major academic databases
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • 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.
  • Experience in a virtual organization preferred.

Apply at: http://www.waldenu.edu/careers

Contact: Apply at: http://www.waldenu.edu/careers

Job pays: Commensurate with experience.

Starts: As soon as possible

Apply by: Open until filled


Position: Substitute Law Librarian
Library: Olmsted County Law Library, Rochester MN

Description: The Olmsted County Law Library is seeking applications for a temporary, substitute Law Librarian. This 40 hour per week position will begin on Monday, November 2, 2014, and continue for approximately 4-5 months, while the incumbent Law Librarian is out on medical leave. Exact duration is undetermined but will not exceed 5.5 months.

Interested parties who have either a law degree, or a Library Master's degree with significant legal library experience, can submit a letter of interest and a current resume via email to flader.judy@co.olmsted.mn.us

Review of applications will be on-going until the position is filled.

Contact: Judy Flader, County Law Librarian
507-328-7605
flader.judy@co.olmsted.mn.us

Job pays: Commensurate with experience.

Starts: Monday, Nov. 2, 2014

Apply by: October 1, 2014


Position: Branch Manager - (Library Associate II)
Library: Moorhead Public Library

Description: Summary: This is advanced and specialized paraprofessional work with supervisory responsibilities. Work is performed independently within established guidelines and under the general direction of the Hub Supervisor.

Essential Duties:

  • Supervises and trains staff for public service operations, including: borrower registration, check in/out and shelving of materials, holds, over dues, daily accounting for cash receipts, computer/print management, marketing of materials, retrieval of items requested by branch customers (Paging List), and assists in developing related policies and procedures.
  • Participates in direct public service; assists customers in selecting and locating library materials, provides reader guidance; answers reference questions and assists customers in using reference sources, both print and electronic. Plans, assigns, directs and reviews work of subordinate staff, volunteers, and community service workers; substitutes for staff as necessary; prepares performance evaluations and conducts formal and informal counseling; evaluates and rates employees' performance.
  • Hires, discharges, disciplines and adjusts employee grievances in conjunction with Hub Supervisor, Regional Director and HR Director.
  • Mediates and resolves customer complaints and concerns.
  • Develops and oversees programming designed to promote the library, reading, and information literacy.
  • Manages all library equipment: photocopies, microfilm reader-printer, computers, and scanners. May manage telephone and security systems, monitors and requisitions supplies.
  • Supervises the delivery of library materials and programs to homebound customers, senior centers and nursing homes.
  • Monitors public areas for neatness, proper location of materials, and general appearance.
  • Compiles and verifies data for statistical reports.
  • Participates in Regional Library committees, teams and projects.
  • Manages building facility in the absence of the Hub Supervisor.
  • Other duties consisting of similar or related tasks or of a logical work assignment to the position as directed by the Hub Supervisor and the Regional Library Director.
  • Participates in collection selection and deselection in conjunction with the Collection Development Librarian.

Competency:

  • Knowledge of standard library principles and procedures to include circulation procedures and information retrieval.
  • Current Supervisory skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public and other staff members.
  • Ability to successfully mediate solutions with difficult customers.
  • Ability to supervise and train subordinate personnel conducive to full performance and high morale.
  • Ability to plan, organize and complete daily work and special projects efficiently and effectively.
  • Strong commitment to excellent public and customer service.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with all ages in a pleasant and effective manner.
  • Independent judgment and initiative are required in applying library policies and in training and supervising personnel.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Education/Experience:

  • 4-year degree from a college or university.
  • Customer Service experience preferred.
  • Two or more years of successful experience as a supervisor.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of books on many subjects.
  • Proficiency with computers and information technology.

Language Ability: Able to understand and follow oral and written instructions in English and communicate well both orally and in writing.

Certificates and Licenses: Valid driver's license required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Supervises Library Assistants, Library Associates and volunteers.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position requires the ability to stoop, reach, lift, retrieve and replace library materials and equipment and lift materials over 40 pounds, as well as move quickly throughout the building.

Specific vision abilities required are Close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

The fingers are used to handle, feel and for keyboarding.

Occasional travel to other sites within the multi-county regional system and within the State of Minnesota required.

Working Conditions: This is a full-time salaried, exempt position requiring some evening/weekend hours. Place of employment is the Moorhead Branch with occasional travel to other branch libraries as required.

Benefits include: Paid single health and life insurance; paid holiday, vacation & sick leave; optional dental, vision, and AFLAC insurance options; optional deferred compensation plan; flexible spending plan; enrollment in Minnesota Public Employees Retirement plan (PERA); F.I.C.A. Six-month orientation period.

- See more at: http://larl.org/about/careers/branch-manager-moorhead-library-associate-ii/#sthash.xoPZ1ZyD.dpuf

Contact: Application forms are required and should be submitted to: HR - Lake Agassiz Regional Library, 118 5th St. S., Moorhead, MN 56560, E-mail: larlhr@larl.org Fax: 218-233-7556. Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Job pays:

Starts: As soon as possible

Apply by: As soon as possible


Position: Library Program Director
Library: University of Wisconsin System Administration

Description: The University of Wisconsin System is recruiting for an Administrative Program Manager III with the working title of Library Program Director. The deadline for receipt and review of applications has been extended to September 29, 2014.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for the Office of Learning and Information Technology, the Library Program Director plays a leadership role in support of and advocacy for the activities of the system-wide Council of University of Wisconsin Libraries (CUWL) including: biennial strategic planning; RFP development of automation and other library related projects, including library license and contract negotiations; oversight of UW System's resource sharing initiatives, including vendor contract negotiations, allocation of shared costs and compilation and analysis of shared resource collections' usage data; management of UW System's library budget; and, participation in Library committee work with the ability and willingness to travel statewide. The vacancy notice for this position is available at http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/uwsa/jobs/library-program-director.pdf.

Contact: Questions may be addressed to: Lori Fuller, Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity, at lfuller@uwsa.edu or at (608) 263-0847

Job pays: This is a full - time, academic staff position . The Administrative Program Manager III title is assigned to Salary Range UWS 6 (currently $75,673 - $113,508 ). Salary will be commensurate with the candidates' qualifications and experience .

Starts:

Apply by: September 29, 2014


Position: Media Specialist
Library: Charter School - Community School of Excellence

Description: Media Specialist - Full Time, 10 month Exempt Position

Summary: The School media specialist advises teachers and administrators on the use of non-print media, such as movies, audiotapes, filmstrips, and slide presentations. They are experts on the tools and techniques of media production and presentation. Lead the school in developing new and creative audiovisual materials for the school.

Responsibilities:

  • Operates a variety of audio-visual equipment and instruments, such as video cameras, recorders, editors, photographic cameras, slide projectors, and film processing equipment;
  • Serves as a technical expert for assigned work areas, such as directing a photographic or video shoot, providing audio-visual support for presentations, and answering written or telephone inquiries regarding school policies or activities;
  • Participates in the preparatory phases of media production, such as ascertaining the communication needs and goals of school staff or community members, recommending services and procedures, researching topics, and developing information with the assistance of content specialists;
  • Participates in or directs the actual production of various media, such as writing news articles, designing and shooting slide presentations, and producing and editing video for event programs;
  • Plans and coordinates staffing, equipment and materials for media productions, programs, or events;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve school programs and work cooperatively and jointly with school staff and teacher to provide quality media productions.

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years media experience in audio-visual productions, photography, journalism, marketing, public relations or a related field
  • A University or College Education (Business or Communications preferred)
  • Knowledge of education media or marketing trends - search, display, Social media, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude

Interested applicants should apply by sending the following credentials and completed application to applications@csemn.org or to the school address at: Community School of Excellence School District #4181, 170 Rose Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55117

Please submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Current Resume
  3. Complete CSE application

Contact: Ge Xiong, HR Generalist, 651-282-0163, gex@csemn.org

Job pays: Dependent on experience and education

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: ASAP


Position: Sales Representative - Midwest Region
Library: Backstage Library Works

Description: Backstage Library Works provides professional and technical services to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

Sales Representatives at Backstage are part of a dynamic sales and marketing team representing and selling Preservation Digitization & Microfilm, Archival Processing, Cataloging, Retrospective Conversion. Reclassification, Authority Control, Data Conversion, and On-Site services to libraries & museums. We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Sales Representative.

Representative will live in and cover a designated territory in the Midwest United States & Canada (IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, TN, WI, and Ontario). Prefer candidate is located near a metropolitan area within the region (Note: Covering Canada will require a valid passport).

JOB DUTIES:

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Meet annual sales quota.
  • Develop superior knowledge and understanding of Backstage's services.
  • Consult with libraries/museums in protected geographic territory. Work with them via phone, email and in-person introducing service solutions across the company platform
  • Develop strong personal/business relationships with potential/existing clients at all levels of the organization.
  • Follow prescribed sales procedures, generate customized quotes and close business contracts.
  • Respond to RFPs from prospective customers.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • 20% out of town travel to visit potential clients and to exhibit at library conferences.
  • Follow up on conference and other leads.
  • Together with product managers, analyze library needs and develop high quality, cost effective solutions
  • Coordinate efforts of Backstage departments to provide the best solution for each individual client.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of sales activity.
  • Collaborate with other members of sales & marketing team and contribute to overall success of company.

SKILLS:

Required: Good time management & organizational skills are essential. Must have excellent oral /written communication ability, strong interpersonal skills, project a professional image, have a strong drive to succeed along with a willingness/ability to travel.

Desired: Minimum 4 year college degree (Business, Communications, Library Science or related); prefer MLS and experience in the library industry as a professional librarian.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary for Sales Representatives is based on experience, with a range of $49,000 to $60,000 annually, plus commissions. Benefits include health, dental, vision, profit sharing and retirement program.

Contact: To apply, send a cover letter and resume to:
Jeff Calcagno, Sales Manager
jcalcagno@bslw.com
Phone: 1-800-996-8849
Fax: (503) 892-5146

Backstage Library Works
25 East 1700 South
Provo, Utah 84606

Job pays: 49,000 to $60,000 annually

Starts:

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Position: Part-Time Reference Librarian
Library: University of Minnesota Law Library

Description: The part-time Reference Librarian provides legal reference service to Law School faculty, students, staff, and other patrons who utilize the Law Library in all aspects of Anglo-American law, providing reference desk and virtual reference service support. Other duties may include the preparation of bibliographic instruction materials and research guides, some collection development responsibility, and special projects.

For 2014-2015 academic year (September - May)

Hours to be determined. Will include Sundays 1-5 pm.

Required/Preferred Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited graduate school.
  • Minimum of two years of law library reference experience.
  • Knowledge of legal research tools and methodologies, and experience conducting legal research.
  • Evidence of strong service philosophy.
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, as well as work collaboratively.

Desired Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school.
  • Experience creating research guides using LibGuides platform.

Contact: Submit application materials through the University of Minnesota online employment system. Posting: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=122326

Include cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Please note, an offer of employment is contingent upon completion of background verification with satisfactory results.

Job pays: $460 week

Starts: Immediately

Apply by: Open Until Filled