Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 9/11/14)

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

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Position: 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: System Services Technologist
Library: Lakeshores Library System (Waterford, WI)

Description: Lakeshores Library System seeks a versatile individual to join a closely-knit team in developing and deploying a diverse range of services to its membership of fifteen public libraries and two school districts. This position requires self-motivation and natural interest in engaging with technology platforms and problems. Courteous and tactful communication skills are also critical. New library science and/or IT professionals are encouraged to apply as well as those with in-depth experience.

Full ad & description available at: http://www.lakeshores.lib.wi.us/site/position_technologist

Contact: Apply by email: jobs@lakeshores.lib.wi.us

Job pays: 45K-50K DOQ

Starts: Oct. - Nov.

Apply by: Sep. 26, 2014


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 Assistant
Library: Mounds Park Academy, St Paul, MN

Description: Part Time Library Assistant to manage the circulation desk, process materials, manage inter-library loan requests and assist the librarian with readers advisory and research. 6 hours per day, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday during the school year. Library experience and strong public relations skills preferred.

Contact: nlage@moundsparkacademy.org or send resume and cover letter to Nancy Lage, Mounds Park Academy, 2051 Larpenteur Ave, St Paul Mn 55109

Job pays: $14.00

Starts: 9/15/2014

Apply by: 9/12/2014


Position: Librarian I
Library: City of Duluth

Description: Own It, Solve It, Take Pride!

Your career here offers the opportunity for challenging work, providing innovative solutions, and enhancing the services for more than 87,000 citizens. We know that you are driven to challenge the status quo and would like the opportunity to talk more with you about the career opportunities that we currently have available.

Our community offers outdoor adventures (hiking, skiing, hunting, boating, biking, and much more) and competitive sports (including nationally ranked collegiate teams), balanced with quality arts found only in this area. Take pride in residing in this community and enjoy exceptional health, dental, and life insurance benefits, as well as retirement plan contributions and deferred compensation plan options.

Job Summary: Provide direct library service to the public; provide and promote library services, programs, and collections; organize and direct the activities of assigned staff, volunteers, and interns.

FUNCTIONAL AREAS

* Essential functions

Under direction:

  1. Provide direct library service to the public.
    • * A. Serve the public directly by staffing public service sites.
    • * B. Provide information to the public using a variety of sources, formats, technologies and equipment.
    • * C. Provide instruction to the public in the use of library resources.
    • D. Serve as a resource person in specialized areas of library service.
    • * E. Maintain professional growth and development through a variety of activities which may include continuing education courses, seminars, conferences, and participation in professional organizations.
  2. Provide and promote library services, programs and collections.
    • A. Provide library outreach to the community.
    • * B. Conduct tours, classes and programs for adults, teenagers, and children.
    • * C. Review and recommend materials, technologies, services, and programs within designated budgets.
    • * D. Analyze circulation trends; withdraw worn, dated and/or damaged materials from the collection.
    • * E. Acquire, classify and catalog library materials.
  3. Organize and direct the activities of assigned staff, volunteers and interns.
    • A. Assist in the selection of library staff.
    • B. Assist in training personnel.
    • C. Assign and schedule the work activities of designated personnel.
  4. Assist in division or department functions as assigned.
    • A. Provide explanation of library policies and procedures to the public.
    • B. Participate in or lead committees and task forces.
    • * C. Maintain records necessary for statistical analysis.
    • D. Perform related tasks as assigned.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

+ Job requirements necessary on the first day of employment.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • + A. Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.

Knowledge Requirements

  • + A. Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science, including cataloging and classification; reference and research; reader=s advisory; collection development; library information networks; censorship and copyright laws; library automation and technologies; electronic and web-based resources; data and patron privacy laws; and public library management and marketing.
  • + B. Knowledge of services for diverse populations, including people of all ages, with disabilities, and from a variety of social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.

Ability Requirements

  • + A. Ability to use and apply modern library technologies and equipment and personal computer technology.
  • + B. Ability to handle information requests from both public and staff efficiently and effectively.
  • + C. Ability to perform detail work accurately and consistently.
  • D. Ability to work independently at public service desks.
  • + E. Ability to work without direct supervision and to accept personal responsibility for one's decisions and actions.
  • F. Ability to retain one's composure when working under pressure.
  • + G. Ability to meet deadlines.
  • H. Ability to maintain a positive and flexible approach to changing needs within the community and to a changing information environment.
  • I. Ability to communicate through oral and written reports.
  • J. Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • K. Ability to organize and direct the work activities of assigned staff, volunteers and interns, within prescribed parameters.
  • + L. Ability to establish and maintain positive, effective working relationships with library personnel and with the public, including people of all ages, with disabilities, and from a variety of social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
  • + M. Ability to work scheduled hours, including evenings and weekends.
  • + N. Ability to retrieve and replace materials on shelves at various heights.
  • + O. Ability to push and pull shelving carts requiring up to 41 pounds of force for distances of up to 25 feet on a carpeted surface.
  • + P. Ability to retrieve information from various sources, such as online databases, books, and microforms.
  • + Q. Ability to frequently transport materials weighing up to 25 pounds, and occasionally weighing up to 50 pounds, from one part of the library to another.
  • + R. Ability to work in a stationary position for long periods.
  • + S. Ability to transport oneself throughout the library and to and from branch libraries.
  • + T. Ability to attend work on a regular basis.

Contact: Obtaining Applications: Application packets and veterans' preference forms are available at the Human Resources Office (411 West First Street Room 313, Duluth, MN 55802, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays except holidays) or online at www.duluthmn.gov/human-resources/jobs.

Filing Applications: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:30 PM LOCAL TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE OF SEPTEMBER 22, 2014. Job applicants must meet all minimum qualifications listed above by the closing date of the application period. Applications can be submitted to the Human Resources Office in person, by mail, or as an email attachment to hrinformation@duluthmn.gov. It is the responsibility of the applicant to verify that the application is on file on or before the closing date.

Job pays: $45,036-$52,764 annually

Starts:

Apply by: 09/22/2014


Position: Library Director
Library: Dyckman Free Library, Sleepy Eye, MN

Description: The Dyckman Free Library is seeking a dynamic, energetic, and creative person with a strong dedication to customer service to become our Library Director. We are looking for an innovative person to guide our library into the future. This is full time position: 40 hours per week. Some evenings and Saturdays may be required.

Competitive benefits include paid sick leave, paid holidays, personal leave, paid vacation, Minnesota Public Employees Retirement (PERA), health and life insurance, deferred compensation and flexible spending options.

Application form and a full job description with skill requirements for this position can be obtained from the City Manager's Office located at 200 Main Street East, Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, 56085 or downloaded at the City of Sleepy Eye website: http://www.sleepyeyemn.com. Send the completed application and three references to: Mark Kober, City Manager, 200 Main Street East Main, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085

Contact: Mark Kober, City Manager
200 Main Street East
Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, 56085

Job pays: $32,000- $40,000, commensurate with experience.

Starts: Mid November - December 1

Apply by: September 27, 2014


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: Programming and Patron Experience Intern
Library: Hennepin County Library - Eden Prairie

Description: Opening Date: 8/27/14
Closing Date: 9/19/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library - Eden Prairie, 565 Prairie Center Drive, Eden Prairie, Minnesota

The Position: Eden Prairie Library is a large, busy library, with the highest circulations of physical items in the county. Open seven days a week, Eden Prairie Library offers numerous events for patrons of all ages, including Storytimes, Anime programs for Teens and eBooks classes and 3-D printing events for adults. Eden Prairie is a large suburb that continues to diversify, with many new Americans frequenting the library for homework help and the use of our resources.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September - November 2014, 8 - 16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with the Teen librarian in facilitating major Teen events, such as History Day Hullabaloo, Teen Anime Ball, and Teen Advisory Group
  • Assist in creating a Teen environment that is safe, inviting and encourages engagement and connected learning
  • Participate in planning Makerspace workshop initiative with Teen librarian
  • Partner with library staff to plan and deliver book clubs to teens and adults
  • Develop creative displays and in building environments to enhance engagement with collection and library resources
  • Assist with maintenance of library collection

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possess a strong commitment to libraries, literacy, and services to readers of all ages
  • Show interest in programming and creative marketing/merchandising
  • Possess the ability to engage teens on a one-on-one basis
  • Be comfortable using technology resources to reach and assist library patrons

Contact: To Apply: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
bamckenzie@hclib.org (preferred)
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 9/19/14


Position: Early Literacy Intern
Library: Hennepin County Library - Nokomis, Ridgedale

Description: Opening Date: 8/27/14
Closing Date: 9/19/14
Job Type: Internship
Locations: Hennepin County Library - Nokomis, 5100 34th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota; Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota
Department: Library

The Position: The intern will work with our Ridgedale and Nokomis library staff to prepare early literacy kits for young children and their families. Each kit created will include activities with step-by-step instructions, visually appealing handouts and supplemental materials. These kindergarten readiness kits will be used at other library locations. Developing a tracking system for lending the kits will be included as part of this position.

This unpaid internship will require a commitment between September - November 2014, 8 - 12 hours per week. This could be used for college credit or work experience. Hours are flexible, and schedule can be aligned with practicum or internship requirements.

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Organize early learning activities for Pre-K children and their families
  • Draft step-by-step instructions for staff to use early learning activities
  • Use Microsoft Office to create supplemental materials for early learning kits
  • Develop ideas for sharing early learning activities among Youth Services staff
  • Create a catalog of activities by theme or content
  • Develop a tracking system for lending early learning kits to library staff

Best Qualified Candidates will:

  • Enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or a recent graduate.
  • Be interested in early learning standards and child development stages
  • Display strong organizational skills
  • Be able to work independently
  • Have experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Publisher
  • Have experience or interest in graphic design

Contact: To Apply: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
bamckenzie@hclib.org (preferred)
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 9/19/14


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

Description: Opening Date: 8/27/14
Closing Date: 9/19/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Position: The Cataloging Section at Hennepin County Library (HCL) provides centralized cataloging for the 41 HCL libraries. We use OCLC Connection and Library of Congress 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 one semester, September - December 2014, 8-12 hours per week up to 120 hours. It can be used for college credit or work experience. The schedule is negotiable Monday - Friday only during business hours.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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: To Apply: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
bamckenzie@hclib.org (preferred)
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 9/19/14


Position: Branch Manager
Library: Carver County Library

Description: Under the direction of the Library Director, the Branch Manager is responsible for the operations, staff, and direction of three County library branches in Waconia, Watertown and Norwood Young America and function areas. This position also manages assigned system-wide programs of youth services and marketing. Represents the Library within the County and area communities. Includes some public service duties and reference desk responsibilities.

Requirements: Master's degree in library or information science (M.L.S. or M.L.I.S.) and five (5) years of professional library experience with three (3) years of supervisory experience. Library degree from an ALA accredited school. Valid Minnesota driver's license.

Contact: Employee Relations at Carver County Library. Apply via Carver County on http://www.co.carver.mn.us/departments/ER/employ.asp

Job pays: $$56,035.20 - $83,345.60 Annually

Starts: October 2014

Apply by: September 12, 2014


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

Description: Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative, is a multicounty regional library system serving all types of libraries in nine south-central counties and headquartered in Mankato.

In the first year, the Automation Systems Librarian will plan, coordinate, and manage the extensive migration project of TdS's regional member libraries SirsiDynix Symphony automation software to Innovative Interfaces Inc. (iii), Sierra automation software. In conjunction with this migration, the Automation Systems Librarian will act as the liaison between Innovative System Technical Support and TdS member libraries to develop and coordinate technical training for staff including creation/modification of training materials. After the migration period, the Automation Systems Librarian will administer the automation software working with member library staff to develop and set policies and procedures and resolve automation system's hardware and software problems.

A Master's degree in Library Science and three to five years working with library automation systems, networking experience, and knowledge and practical experience in programming and current trends in library automation. Candidates should also possess thorough knowledge and experience in troubleshooting and problem-solving of an integrated library system.

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

Job pays: $50,000 + full benefits

Starts: October 6, 2014

Apply by: September 19, 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: Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
Library: Bethel University Library

Description: Job Summary: Responsible for the continuing development of acquisitions and interlibrary loan operations. Provide leadership in designing and monitoring workflows.

Responsibilities

  • Interlibrary Loan: Communicate with patrons and other libraries regarding ILL issues; develop and implement ILL policies and workflow, coordinating between Bethel and library consortium; seek out and deploy appropriate technology to improve efficiencies and service
  • Acquisitions: Manage one-time purchase requests in all formats (including ordering, invoicing, receiving, cancelling, etc.)
  • Problem-solving transactions (ordering, invoicing, receiving, cancellations, etc.)
  • Budgetary: monitor costs, create spending reports, compile statistics on trends and on vendor performance; track ILL costs and provide statistical reports on ILL operations
  • Co-supervise student workers in the Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan Department (including hiring, training, scheduling, advising, and evaluation). Provide expert, ongoing training and assistance to student workers

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated skills in serving the public, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituents (students, staff, and faculty)
  • Ability to work cooperatively with library staff
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Proven aptitude in training and supervision of student workers (including design of appropriate training materials)
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize duties and meet deadlines
  • Detail-oriented and accurate in all work
  • Knowledge of basic accounting
  • Understanding of database functionality
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Products, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of automated library systems is preferred

Required Experience: 2+ years of related experience; experience in either Acquisitions, Interlibrary Loan or both is strongly preferred. At least one year of supervisory experience is required.

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree required

Additional Information: Work is conducted mostly during daytime Monday-Friday. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

Exempt/Salaried
Full-Time
12 months
Full Benefits

Questions?
Office of Human Resources
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112
651.638.6119
bethelhr@bethel.edu

Contact: http://www.bethel.edu/employment/openings/postings/2014/august/acquisitions-interlibrary-loan-supervisor

Job pays: Competetive salary with benefits

Starts: October 2014

Apply by: application review begins September 10, 2014


Position: Assistant Director - Search Reopened
Library: SAMMIE

Description: This position acts as contact for school librarians, and as coordinator of programs for school libraries and school librarians. Provides secretarial, administrative, and organizational support to the Governing Board, and Executive Director. In collaboration with the SAMMIE Executive Director, provides secretarial, administrative, and organizational support to for SAMMIE Committees and membership. Responsible for the operation of the office when the Executive Director is absent.

Qualifications:

Required

  1. Bachelor's degree with a specialty in school library media OR Bachelor's degree in education and a certificate in school library media OR A bachelor's degree and experience in a school library media center
  2. Minimum 3 years library experience, preferably in a school library.
  3. Experience in the development and management of programs and projects applicable to library environments.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  5. Excellent computer skills and familiarity with electronic information resources including databases, the Internet, and relevant software applications.
  6. Knowledge of library needs, issues, and trends of various library types.
  7. Knowledge and experience with existing and emerging information technologies.
  8. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  9. Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently, organize efficiently, manage/coordinate multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and make appropriate decisions.
  10. Ability to provide own transportation for job-related travel.

Preferred

  1. Master's degree in Library Information Science or School Library Media.
  2. School library experience

Contact: Shelly Grace, Executive Director SAMMIE SMSU McFarland Library
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258
507-532-9013
shelly@sammie.org

Job pays: doq

Starts: asap

Apply by: Open until filled


Position: Library Assistant I
Library: Rochester Public Library

Description: The Rochester Public Library is seeking an energetic library assistant with a passion for serving those who may have barriers to using traditional library services.

Library Assistant I - Bookmobile

Rochester Public Library

RPL, a division of the City of Rochester, MN, has the busiest bookmobiles in Minnesota with a circulation averaging 150,000 a year. The bookmobile is the traveling branch of the Rochester Public Library and provides services to people in Olmsted County who have geographic, economic, transportation or other barriers to using the main library. The Rochester Public Library and the bookmobile combined have approximately 600,000 visits per year and over 1.6 million items checked out each year. RPL serves the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and visitors from all over the world.

We strengthen community and enrich lives by sparking imagination, creativity, engagement, and learning.

For more information, please see the full job description at www.rochestermn.gov/departments/hr/jobs/openings.asp

Apply on-line by 8/29.

Contact: http://www.rochestermn.gov/departments/hr/jobs/openings.asp

Job pays: 18.25 hr.

Starts: 10/10/14

Apply by: 08/29/14


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


Position: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian I
Library: O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, University of St. Thomas

Description: This position supports the educational and research missions of the University by organizing, cataloging, classifying, and creating metadata for University resources in local and national databases and institutional repositories. The Cataloger will be:

  • Expected to follow best practices in the creation, enhancement, maintenance, and management of cataloging data and metadata that describe these resources, regardless of format;
  • Have strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a user-focused commitment;
  • Required to maintain effective relationships with diverse constituencies of university faculty, students, staff, and consortial colleagues in an environment of rapid technological change.

Primary duties include:

  • Selecting, enhancing, creating, uploading, and maintaining metadata for university resources in all formats in local and national catalogs, institutional repositories, and databases following national standards and local practices;
  • Participating in database management and quality control ensuring the integrity, accuracy and usefulness of the CLICnet catalog and other metadata repositories;
  • Participating in, supporting, and implementing the development of local and consortia-wide cataloging/metadata policies and standards.

Education and Experience: The best qualified candidates will have an MLS from an accredited library school and at least one year of library experience. Applicants with a BA/BS and 7 years relevant library experience also may be considered. Academic library experience as well as familiarity with cataloging non-print materials are preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities desired:

  • Basic understanding of academic libraries;
  • Ability to apply thoughtful and intellectually rigorous processes to cataloging and the application of metadata;
  • Ability to interpret and apply international standards as well as professional judgment;
  • The cataloger should understand:
    • information-seeking behaviors of library users;
    • content and format of information resources;
    • database structures;
    • technical parameters and features of online catalog systems;
    • principles of the organization of information and knowledge;
    • national standards for content and format of catalog/metadata records;
    • principles of resource description and retrieval.

Inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

To apply, submit an online application (https://staffemployment-stthomas.icims.com/jobs/1233/cataloging-and-metadata-librarian-i/job). Include a cover letter and resume that you may upload at the time of application.

Contact: Apply here: https://staffemployment-stthomas.icims.com/jobs/1233/cataloging-and-metadata-librarian-i/job

Job pays:

Starts: September 1st (flexible)

Apply by: Open until filled


Position: Cloud Tech Service Technician with Library experience
Library: TEKsystems

Description: A local client of TEKsystems is seeking a Cloud Tech Service Analyst. The ideal candidate would have experience working in or with libraries.

Duties:

  • Technical support and training for new and existing Cloud products and providing assistance to support personnel.
  • Supporting innovative applications and extensions of new and existing technologies, products and/or businesses.
  • Leading interactions with customers to better understand customer relations, customer processes and applications. Providing voice of the customer and Industry trends back the business unit.
  • Communicating technical results to business groups and external parties and customers as appropriate

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited University
  • Minimum of one year of experience in software application support (client server, web-based/cloud based computing, tablet and mobile application support)
  • Excellent communication and effective customer and team interaction skills are required.
  • Able to effectively present information in written and oral form.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise in direct customer support and communications
  • Demonstrated expertise in technical service functions including infrastructure and third-party application support.
  • Demonstrated functional skills commensurate with an experienced Technical Service Engineer.
  • Capable of working on high impact projects with minimal supervision and of effectively utilizing company resources.
  • Excellent customer interaction abilities
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to provide technical training for customers and service personnel who install, service and support products
  • Ability to work with technical writers in creation of support documentation
  • Ability to travel (25%, potentially OUS)
  • Timely documentation of work
  • Ability to interact effectively between functions, countries and levels
  • Six Sigma experience
  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills
  • Ability to analyze situational issues and implement action steps.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Proven ability to work with product support teams in a rapidly changing high-technology environment.
  • Experience working within the product development environment is preferred.
  • Experience in team leadership and project management is preferred.
  • Business management experience and education is preferred.

Contact: Elicasith You, eyou@teksystems.com, (952)594-3978

Job pays: Negotiable

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: e-mail


Position: Youth Services Librarian
Library: Amery Area Public Library

Description: YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN AMERY, WISCONSIN

The Amery Area Public Library seeks an energetic librarian to lead its programming and services to children and young adults.

With a service area population of about 10,000, the library is located within a new multipurpose facility and is part of the MORE consortium of libraries. The City of Amery is situated on 3 lakes and the Apple River. The surrounding area is home to excellent year-round recreational opportunities, from swimming and fishing to snowmobiling, ATV riding, hiking, cross country skiing and much more. We are proud of our excellent school system and state-of-the-art medical center. Amery is home to the Northern Lakes Center for the Arts, a community theatre group and a variety of art studios. We are located just an hour from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

Responsibilities: The Youth Services Librarian reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the library's program of service to children and young adults. Essential duties include managing the children's and young adult collections, planning and implementing programs that benefit children from birth to age 18, promoting youth services to the community, and participating in the day-to-day operations of the library.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; master's degree in library science preferred. Library coursework in children's and young adult literature and in programs and services for children and young adults, and 1-2 years of public library experience preferred. Knowledge of current library practices, technology and trends is required.

Compensation: Starting salary range is $30,000-$35,000 with excellent benefits.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references via email to jnalen@amerylibrary.org or mail to: James Nalen, Director, Amery Area Public Library, 225 Scholl Ct., Amery, WI 54001. A detailed job description is available on our website at www.amerylibrary.org/node/11. First preference will be given to applications received by July 31, 2014.

Contact: James Nalen - jnalen@amerylibrary.org

Job pays: $30K-$35K

Starts: August 25, 2014

Apply by: July 31, 2014