Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 12/12/13)
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Position: Digital Content Developer/Project Manager
Description: The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a 50% Assistant Librarian position as Digital Content Developer/Project Manager for project with the Givens Collection of African American Literature/Performing Arts Archives.
The University of Minnesota Libraries' "African American Theater Project" will work with partner institution Penumbra Theatre Company local and national libraries, museums, and large content providers (OCLC, HathiTrust, Digital Public Library of America), to develop an online search tool that brings together archival content relevant to African American theater and cultural history.
At the conclusion of the project, the following outcomes are anticipated:
Primary Job Responsibilities include:
Position: Library Director
Description: Aram Public Library (Delavan, Wisconsin) is seeking a dynamic individual to serve as Library Director. The director manages all aspects of the library's operations including Library finances, supervision of 13 full- and part-time staff, maintenance and improvement of the facilities, and supervision of library technology and programming. This position requires strong managerial, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as enthusiasm for making Aram Library an excellent 21st century city library. The full position description can be seen by visiting http://www.aramlibrary.org/work-at-aol/library-director-job-description.
Aram Library serves a diverse community of around 12,000 patrons. Located in southeast Wisconsin's scenic lake area, Delavan has significant summer resident and tourist activity. The Library occupies a 130,000 square-foot downtown building, has an annual budget of almost $500,000 and annual circulation is over 145,000. Aram is a member of the Lakeshores Library System and the SHARE consortium.
Qualifications: This position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program to be eligible for Wisconsin Grade I Library Director Certification, a valid Driver's License for required travel to meetings and two years of relevant experience, including some in a supervisory role.
Contact: By e-mail (preferred): DirectorSearch@aramlibrary.org
By hand or regular mail:
Job pays: 53K-60K DOQ
Starts: Late February - Early March 2014
Apply by: Email preferred.
Position: Regional Librarian - Automation
Description: Arrowhead Library System in Northeastern Minnesota - providing service to public, school, academic, and special libraries in the seven counties of Carlton, Cook, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Itasca, Koochiching, and Saint Louis - is seeking an enthusiastic person to fill the Regional Librarian - Automation position. The person filling this position will be responsible for design, implementation, integration and daily operations of the library's automation and communication systems, including the integrated library system, LAN, Web server, Internet access, telecommunications and related evolving systems and security issues with said systems.
Required - an undergraduate degree with coursework in computer science and a Masterīs degree in library science, management, computer technology, or a related field. The incumbent must have a minimum of three years of experience in library service with an emphasis in library automation. Public library experience is highly desirable.
Contact: Completed application, resume, and cover letter should be sent to Arrowhead Library System - Position opening, 5528 Emerald Avenue, Mountain Iron, MN 55768. http://www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/about/employment/
Job pays: Salary range $52,200 to $65,250 dependent upon qualifications plus excellent benefits
Starts: Position currently open
Apply by: February 1, 2014
Position: Lead Librarian
Description: Overview of Position: This position serves as library administrator and supervises the operation of the Waseca Public Library facility and personnel. The Librarian is the main provider of reference and readers' advisory service and interlibrary loan service to the public, and is a collection development manager.
Required Interpersonal Skills:
Anticipated Hiring Range:
Hours/Days: 40 hours per week, to include day, evening, and weekend hours.
Contact: Please submit applications in the form of a cover letter, resume, and three references to: Apply to Stacy Lienemann, Director at email@example.com, 507-835-3700 (fax), or via snail mail at:
Apply by: December 20th, 2013
Position: Library Services Coordinator (2 part-time positions)
Description: Join a dynamic, innovative, and friendly team! Twin Cities Library is a small academic library that is dedicated to user-driven services and continuous improvement. The library serves ~4,500 diverse adult learners enrolled in programs ranging from Associate's to Doctoral degrees.
Twin Cities Library currently has two Library Services Coordinator positions open.
Position #1: The .5 FTE Library Services Coordinator provides reference, circulation, and technical services to all areas of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs administered from Twin Cities Library. This position is .5 FTE, 20 hours per week. Hours will be tentatively scheduled for Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Position #2: The .3 FTE Library Services Coordinator provides reference and circulation services to all areas of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs administered from Twin Cities Library. This position is .3 FTE, 12 hours per week. Hours will be tentatively scheduled for Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Essential Skills and Functions
Education and Experience
Additional Required Materials: Resume, cover letter, three references. Please indicate preference for one or both of the positions in the cover letter. If no preference is named, the candidate will be considered for either position.
Apply for one or both of these positions at http://www.smumn.edu/welcome-tobrst-marys/offices-services/human-resources/employment/active-listings
Contact: Apply for one or both of these positions at http://www.smumn.edu/welcome-tobrst-marys/offices-services/human-resources/employment/active-listings
Job pays: DOQ
Apply by: Applications will be reviewed starting on 12/16/13.
Position: Archives Assistant
We are looking for an Archives Assistant to help process a large archival collection as part of a grant-funded project. The Adath Jeshurun Collection resides within the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, an important collection that chronicles Jewish history, communities, religion and culture in the Upper Midwest Region.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred (Library Science). Professional experience working within a library, archives, or museum is a must. Strong attention to detail is important. Must be able to lift 30 lb. boxes. Knowledge of EAD finding aids and use of XMetaL or oXygen preferred.
You will be working on-site in the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. The work will be supervised by the Assistant Archivist of the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives. Hours can be flexible and may vary from 10-20 hours/week. Once the collection is processed the project is completed, with a final end date no later than May 2014. Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to:
Jennifer Herman Spiller, Director
Position: Campus/Distance & Central Administration Support Librarian
Description: National American University is seeking an engaged individual to serve both the campus needs of the Brooklyn Center Library and the distance needs of online students and faculty. The position would work half time at the Brooklyn Center campus and half time remotely as a distance/central administration support librarian. This would be a full time position with benefits.
The Brooklyn Center Campus Librarian half-time position provides library instruction and services to support the instructional programs of the campus. The campus librarian would:
The half-time Distance Learning & Central Administration Support Librarian position would:
For complete job descriptions, click here. and look under the Brooklyn Center campus for the position opening. Click on the position to view the job descriptions.
Contact: Submit a resume, brief cover letter and completed application (click here) to:
Job pays: Start of hiring range is $20.00/hr
Starts: As soon as filled
Apply by: 12/16/13 (Application review will begin on 12/16/13, but position will remain open until filled)
Position: Reference Librarian
Description: Duties: The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library seeks applications for the position reference librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible providing reference services for the library in a professional, non-partisan and politically neutral manner. The successful candidate must be an experienced and resourceful librarian.
Qualifications: Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association-accredited program; a minimum of two years of professional reference experience in a highly-accountable setting; demonstrated knowledge of a broad range of electronic sources, including online library catalogs and commercial database services; excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Previous legislative experience preferred.
The full job description is available at: http://www.leg.mn/webcontent/lrl/pdf/referencelibrarian.pdf
Contact: Send resume and letter of interest by January 2, 2014, to:
Alternately, submit resume and letter as e-mail attachments to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Job pays: $49,335
Apply by: January 2, 2014
Position: Sales Representative - Midwest Region
Description: (see http://bslw.com/employment/2013_09_sales_rep_midwest.php)
SALES TERRITORY: Representative will live in and cover a designated territory in the Midwest United States and Canada, including: Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Ontario. Prefer candidate located near a metropolitan area within the region. (Note: Covering Canada will require a valid passport.)
JOB DESCRIPTION: Sales Representatives at Backstage are part of a dynamic sales and marketing team representing and selling Preservation Digitization and Microfilm, Archival Processing, Cataloging, Retrospective Conversion, Reclassification, Authority Control, Data Conversion, and On-Site Services to libraries and museums. We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Sales Representative.
Additional responsibilities include:
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
Required: Good time management and 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.
Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to:
Job pays: $49,000 to $60,000 annually, plus commissions.
Position: Part Time Library Clerk I
Description: Under the supervision of the Technology and Circulation Services Coordinator, this position is responsible for customer service at the circulation desk and technical services support.
Contact: For a City job application and complete job description go to the City of Northfield website www.ci.northfield.mn.us
Complete City application and return to Michelle Mahowald, Communications & Human Resources Manager. Michelle.Mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us The Human Resources Office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 801 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057
Job pays: $15.72 per hour
Starts: Approx. 1/15/14
Apply by: December 23, 2013
Position: Associate Director, Collection Development
Description: POSITION DESCRIPTION: Great River Regional Library (GRRL) is seeking a proactive, strategic thinking, innovative leader to join the GRRL team. The successful candidate will oversee the Collection Development department, grow the floating collection for all 32 libraries within the system and develop creative solutions to meet the information needs of Central Minnesotans.
Working for GRRL offers the opportunity to be challenged, inspired and educated all while providing excellent patron service. GRRL is one library system with 32 branch locations across the 6 counties of Benton, Morrison, Sherburne, Stearns, Todd and Wright Counties. The system provides nearly one million books, CDs and DVDs and more than 250 public computers to almost 450,000 residents.
The Associate Director of Collection Development will:
To read the entire job description and apply go to http://www.griver.org/jobsgrrl.htm.
REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Master's degree in Library Science or Information Media or equivalent, unless otherwise required by law, or equivalent in training and library staff development. At least four years of library experience including two years supervisory experience or equivalent in the area of service. Public library experience preferred.
SCHEDULE: FT exempt position - 40 hours per week. Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm with occasional evenings and weekends. On-call as needed.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: $29.49/hr (Full salary range is $61,332 - $80,024) 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.
LOCATION: The Collection Development department is housed at GRRL's headquarters in the new state-of-the-art award-winning St. Cloud Public Library in St. Cloud, MN.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Preference will be given to applicants applying by 12/9/13, but position will remain open until filled. Initial interviews will be conducted on 12/12/13.
Contact: Human Resources, email@example.com, 320-650-2515
Job pays: $29.49 per hour (Full salary range is $61,332 - $80,024)
Starts: January 2, 2013
Apply by: open until filled
Position: Special Collections Internship - Archives and Manuscripts
Description: Opening Date: 12/6/13
The Position: Process and describe archival collections under staff supervision. Interns will gain experience working with all aspects of archival processing. Some work with digitization is also possible.
Commitment: This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, February - May 2014, 8-16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
Best Qualified Candidates will:
Contact: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Job pays: unpaid
Starts: January 2014
Apply by: December 20, 2013
Position: Instructional Technologist
Description: The 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 Instructional Technologist assists students and faculty in developing digital humanities projects related to text analysis, digital publications, GIS, multimedia collections, and online exhibitions. In collaboration with IT and Library staff, the Instructional Technologist provides digital humanities training to faculty, staff, and students via workshops, learning communities, and summer institutes. Other important duties include evaluating and selecting digital technologies, supervising DH student interns and serving as the IT Staff Liaison to a selection of academic departments.
This is a four-year position funded by the Mellon "Digital Humanities on the Hill" grant. The Instructional Technologist reports to the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology.
For more information, see the official job posting. https://jobs.stolaf.edu/postings/3278
Contact: Nancy Aarsvold, Assistant Director of Instructional Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Job pays: DOQ (Dependent on qualifications)
Apply by: 12/9/2013 (Application review will begin on 12/9/2013, but position will remain open until filled.)
Position: Technical Services Manager/Deputy Director
Description: Kitchigami Regional Library invites applications for the position of Manager of Technical Services/Deputy Director. This challenging position is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating the regional library's technical functions, including acquisitions, cataloging, processing, interlibrary loan and delivery services, ILS and communication network. The successful candidate wil utilize experience in ILS and network management, cataloging and related functions, and communications to achieve the public service goals of the library. The successful candidate will bring knowledge of new developments in library catalogs and find creative solutions to the library's changing service environment. Experience with III Millennium an advantage. See www.krls.org
Contact: Marian F. Ridge,Director Kitchigami Regional Library P.O. Box 84 Pine River, MN 56474
Job pays: $55,000+
Starts: as soon as filled
Apply by: December 20, 2013
Position: Electronic Services & Public Programs Librarian
Description: Kitchigami Regional Library system in central Minnesota is looking for a dynamic, innovative professional to coordinate its e-materials and services, to enhance its web presence and social media use, and to coordinate region-wide Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund activities. The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge and experience with selecting, coordinating and promoting a range of e-materials including e-books and e-audiobooks, evaluating databases and preparing electronic communications such as blogs and social media sites. The successful candidate will develop region-wide cultural programming that demonstrates an understanding of the communities and individuals that the library serves. This position requires a Masters of Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program and two years' experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent verbal and written communication, advanced computer skills and a valid Minnesota driver's license are required.
Contact: Marian F. Ridge, Director Kitchigami Regional Library P.O. Box 84 Pine River, MN 56474
Job pays: $42,000 to $52,000
Starts: as soon as filled
Apply by: December 20, 2013
Position: Library Associate Group Manager (Oakdale or Mahtomedi)
Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent
RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages the operations and personnel of one or more public library branches. Provides public services, resolves problems, plans and presents programs, trains and evaluates staff, collaborates with community organizations, participates in the library management team and represents the library on various committees as assigned.
SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.
HOURS / DAYS: 40 hours per week; Includes day, evening and weekend hours. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.
ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $47,195 - $55,890
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Work is performed under the general direction of a Regional Library GroupManager and is evaluated through conferences, reports and results achieved. Thisposition is responsible for managing the operations and personnel of one or more branch libraries in a Regional Library Group. The incumbent provides direct public service. The position may have responsibility to act on behalf of the Library Group Manager in his/her absence as assigned. This position is regularly required to work evenings and weekends.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: Education and Experience: Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent and 5 years of professional library experience; work experience must include 1 year of supervisory or lead worker capacity.
Must have own means of transportation for business purposes. Individuals operating a motor vehicle for county business must possess a valid driver's license.
The finalist for a position vacancy will be required to pass a drug test at County expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County.
Knowledge of: General public library policies, methods, and procedures; books and other library materials; materials classification and arrangements; methods and procedures in area of assignment; reference materials; recent trends and development in library services and technology.
Ability to: hire, supervise, train and evaluate clerical and professional staff; plan and organize workloads and schedules; maintain records and prepare reports; to serve, at appropriate levels, diverse individuals; provide reference services; learn and use new technologies; read, comprehend and orally communicate in English; conduct oneself with tact and diplomacy when interacting with other employees and the public; speak in public and to interpret library policies, resources, and services to others; report to work on a regular and timely basis.
As a member of county management, the incumbent is responsible and accountable for knowing and following county policies.
EXAMPLES OF WORK:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The essential functions of this position are #'s 1 - 8 from the "Examples of Work."
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Inside sedentary work to include occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, personal computer, computer terminals, telephone, copy and fax machines, and fiche and film reader/printers. Additional physical/mental requirements may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Library Group Manager
This description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
Position: Adjunct Instructor / Librarian, St. Cloud State University
Description: St. Cloud State University is seeking to build a pool of applicants upon which to draw candidates for part-time, temporary, adjunct Librarians and Instructional Technologists. Appointment dates may occur at various times from Spring 2014 through Spring 2016 based on unit needs. Positions that may be available include Reference Librarian, Cataloging Librarian, Collections/E-Resources Librarian, Archives/Digital Projects Librarian, and Instructional Technologist.
Contact: Name: Mark Vargas
Apply by: March 15, 2014
Position: Part-Time Library Assistant
Description: Under Reference Manager supervision, this position is responsible for performing work which requires the application of basic knowledge and techniques of Library Science to a variety of assignments, including providing administrative support to Librarians. May exercise functional supervision over assigned staff.
Contact: City job application and complete job description is available on line www.ci.northfield.mn.us.
Complete City application. Return to Michelle Mahowald, Communication & Human Resources Manager Michelle.Mahowald@ci.northfield.mn.us. Human Resources Office is located on the second floor of City Hall, 801 Washington Street, Northfield, MN 55057.
Job pays: $19.82 per hour
Starts: Approx. January 1, 2014
Apply by: December 16, 2013
Position: Head Librarian II
Description: JOB OPENING: Head Librarian II - Benson, MN
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Directs and coordinates activities of a medium sized library including staff supervision, budgeting, collection development and other activities related to the operation and management of a library.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field of study and at least two years of related work experience that includes some supervisory or management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience necessary to perform the essential duties of the job. Master's degree in Library Science or related field is preferred.
Position Open Until Filled
HOURS: Hours per week: currently average 40 hours per week.
Appointment range: $17.33 - $24.64 per hour DOQ.
Application Deadline: First consideration given to applications received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 6, 2013. Send resume, letter of interest, and employment application to: Laurie Ortega, Director of Library Operations, Pioneerland Library System, PO Box 327, Willmar, MN, 56201 or email to: email@example.com.
For more information about Pioneerland Library System, and to access a complete job description and Employment Application, please go to our website: http://www.pioneerland.lib.mn.us
Notice: Appointments for all PLS job positions require the approval of the Pioneerland Library Board and successful completion of background check.
Contact: Laurie Ortega, Director of Library Operations firstname.lastname@example.org
Job pays: Appointment range: $17.33 - $24.64 per hour DOQ.
Apply by: December 6, 2013
Position: Library Director
Description: The Algona Public Library seeks a well organized, energetic, and innovative leader to manage the operations of the Library. This is a full time position with benefits. The Library Director reports to a 9-member Board of Trustees and serves as chief executive officer of the library and manages the facility, a staff of 10 people (7 FTE), the library finances, and all aspects of operations. The ideal candidate will have:
The City of Algona, population 5,500, is the county seat of Kossuth County. There is a potential library renovation project in the future.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; Master of Library Science degree from ALA accredited institution preferred. Minimum two years of library experience required; some supervision experience preferred.
Compensation: Salary will be dependent upon education and experience. Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, paid vacation/sick/holiday/bereavement/jury leave and the city's contribution to the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System.
Contact: Please send your cover letter, resume and three professional references via mail (Library Director Search Committee, Algona Public Library, 210 N Phillips St, Algona IA 50511) or email (email@example.com) by 5:00pm on Friday, December 20, 2013. Questions or inquiries about the position may also be emailed to this address. Please visit www.algona.lib.ia.us for full job description.
Apply by: 12/20/2013
Position: Search Engine Evaluator
Description: This position is restricted to residents of the United States only
Leapforce is looking for highly educated individuals for an exciting work from home opportunity. Applicants must be self motivated and internet savvy. This is an opportunity to evaluate and improve search engine results for one of the world's largest internet search engine companies.
Search Engine Evaluators will need to combine a passion for analysis with an understanding of various online research tools. Applicants must be detail oriented and have a broad range of interests.
Ideal Search Engine Evaluators will possess the following skills
Search Engine Evaluators provide feedback on search engine results by measuring the relevance and usefulness of web pages in correlation to predefined queries, by providing comparative analysis of sets of search engine results and various other techniques.
All candidates are required to take and pass a qualification exam before becoming a Search Engine Evaluator. There are three parts to the exam: a theoretical component and two practical components. Supplied study materials can be used during the exam.
Please Note: We are unable to offer more than one Search Engine Evaluator position per IP Address.
Contact: Please apply online at: https://www.leapforceathome.com/qrp/public/job/1?sref=69b99dc5bab17b8190eeb363633596d5
Job pays: TBD
Apply by: December 31, 2013