Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 7/22/14)

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.

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

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Position: Library Operations Coordinator
Library: Concordia University, St. Paul

Description: Concordia University, St. Paul is seeking a full-time Library Operations Coordinator. This position works closely with the library directors to execute the library budget; manages all circulation functions; hires and supervises all student workers; and oversees reserves and media bookings. Additionally, this position will be responsible for acquisitions functions, collecting usage statistics and creating reports for assessment.

For more details, see the job description at the following URL: http://info.csp.edu/globalassets/admin-resources/human-resources/docs/open-positions/fac-staff/07-18-library-op-coord.pdf

Contact: http://info.csp.edu/globalassets/admin-resources/human-resources/docs/open-positions/fac-staff/07-18-library-op-coord.pdf

Job pays: Negotiable

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: August 1


Position: Library Assistant 3 - Physical Sciences and Engineering
Library: University of Minnesota Libraries - Twin Cities Campus

Description: Please look at the full position description online at: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=121970

The Library Assistant 3 position is a member of the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Department within the Research and Learning Division of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Working out of Walter Library, the incumbent in this position will work with the liaison librarians and library staff of the department to support library services and programs. Duties will include reference and user support including staffing at the Walter Information Desk and virtual reference services, technology and web support to end users and staff, supporting liaison activities, and instructional support through participation in providing instructional workshops.

Required Qualifications include 5 years of relevant library experience (up to three years of college education can be substituted for experience), customer service experience, and experience with appropriate technologies and tools.

Contact: Jody Kempf, Science and Engineering Libraries, j-kemp@umn.edu

Job pays: $17.44/HR minimum, DOQ

Starts: Position is available immediately.

Apply by: Applications filed by July 29, 2014 will receive first consideration. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed review.


Position: Database Manager of Instructional Resources
Library: TeachingBooks.net

Description: If you love information and data management, here is an opportunity to work in a fun, growing educational business that is infusing technology into reading.

TeachingBooks.net is looking for an exceptional person to join us as our Database Manager of Instructional Resources. It is a brand new full-time position based in our downtown Madison Wisconsin office.

The Database Manager of Instructional Resources ( http://teachingbooks.net/hiring ) is an excellent position for a curious person who enjoys organizing relational databases, managing information projects, and serving amazing educators worldwide.

Details and application specifics are at: http://teachingbooks.net/hiring

Contact: Carin Bringelson, Director of Online Content & Collections, carin@TeachingBooks.net

Job pays: competitive salary w/benefits

Starts: asap

Apply by: August 15, 2014


Position: Member Relations Outreach Coordinator
Library: OCLC Dublin, Ohio (Headquarters)

Description: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs. Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking a Member Relations Outreach Coordinator at our Corporate Headquarters located in Dublin, Ohio.

Manages OCLC Member Relations events, activities and communications to strengthen relationships with all U.S. Members and to facilitate internal and external communications between OCLC and the membership. Works with the Member Relations team to ensure the satisfaction, engagement and participation of members across the U.S.

Job Requirements

Member Relations Outreach: Plan, manage, execute, monitor and report on all Member Relations activities.

  • Oversight, maintenance and content management of the internal SharePoint site for Member Relations and the OCLC external Member Relations website pages, eNews, and blog
  • Plan, write and disseminate bi-monthly regional member updates for 5 regions, create content in CQ, work with staff to pull member lists, monitor responses, manage related sites (e.g., Pinterest, Facebook)
  • Oversee and coordinate communications and collateral for all Member Liaisons meetings, conferences, events, and presentations
  • Monthly tracking and reporting of all member communications, tweets, Facebook
  • Develop reports to provide internal feedback on issues, comments, and trends from each of the member regions
  • Track and report on market penetration of OCLC announcements
  • Participate in weekly OCLC editorial meetings, monthly segment meetings
  • Identify key messages and communications for bi-monthly distribution to members working with internal marketing and product staff across the organization
  • Coordinate logistics and supervise the execution of all Member Relations events and webinars
  • Create "tweets" of OCLC messaging for Member meetings as needed
  • Maintain and update organization-wide conference calendar with Member and Partner events/activities, as well as assisting others in company with use and updating events on conference calendar as time permits.
  • Identify other strategic venues, topics and stories for communication about Member OCLC activities.

Member Events & Activities: Works with Member Relations team to identify and develop programming for Members.

  • Works to develop a holistic approach to planning with an eye towards repurposing and re-using existing event topics, agendas, and presentations.
  • Work with internal groups (marketing, product portfolios, research, ARC), to ensure plans fully correspond with product and service directions and needs.
  • Responsible for the development and coordination of 25-30 annual Member meetings per year in collaboration with the Member Relations Liaisons for each region.
  • Responsible for the development and coordination of 3-12 Collective Insight events per year in collaboration with the Collective Insight Steering Committee.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal event planning and communications processes & procedures.
  • Responsible for staying aware of OCLC activities, programs, news, updates, products and services and their timelines to ensure proper positioning of messaging and event delivery.
  • Liaison to Partners to review program proposals, identifying and working with appropriate OCLC staff for content and/or speaking opportunities, tracking of deliverables and budget, reviewing invoices for payment.
  • Point person for coordination of all event logistics and on-site materials.
  • Participates and attends events as appropriate.
  • Tracks leads and forwards to appropriate OCLC staff, updates RMS and tracks registrations and communications activities.
  • For some events, identify host sites; work with group hosts to identify learning objectives, discussion questions and practice use of WebEx or other technology.
  • Set up Webinars, capture recordings and distribute recordings to partners.
  • Manage viewing party program and activities

Finance, Budgeting and Reporting:

  • Responsible tracking and monitoring of cost center accounts and budget for all reporting including creation of reports, tracking expense budgets and reconciling operations budgets, invoices as needed.
  • Monitor RCR reports, assist with annual budget planning, and reconcile accounts as needed working with other cost center managers and accounts payable.
  • Responsible for oversight and tracking of $400,000 in annual compensation allocations to Partners; verify Partner invoices for executive director approval; Research and resolve Partner billing, budget and/or compensation questions or issues.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Marketing/Business or related field; Library experience or Library degree preferred
  • 3-5 years experience in communications, marketing, or member relations with expertise in use of social media tools and technologies.
  • Exemplary customer service skills; ability to work with a variety of OCLC members, customers and staff
  • MS Office expert level; strong in use of excel and excel charts/graphs.
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in events planning or management
  • Experience in managing budgets
  • Self-starter; able to work independently; flexibility, team-oriented
  • Demonstrated excellence in both written and oral communications

Desired:

  • OCLC experience or familiarity with OCLC
  • Experience using virtual meeting technologies

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/q5zjwcz

Contact: http://www.Click2Apply.net/q5zjwcz

Job pays: DOE

Starts: 07/18/2014

Apply by: 07/18/2014


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

Description: Opening Date: 7/21/14
Closing Date: 8/8/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

  1. Identification and description of historic slide collection (1950-1990) of Minneapolis scenes including historical research, metadata creation, and digitization.
  2. Develop slide shows (or other audio-visual presentations) from historical content to be used for online presentations (e.g. YouTube).

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities may include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with and describing archival collections

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 8/8/14


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

Description: Opening Date: 7/21/14
Closing Date: 8/8/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:

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

Best Qualified Candidates will:

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

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 8/8/14


Position: Franklin Learning Center Intern
Library: Hennepin County Library - Franklin

Description: Opening Date: 7/21/14
Closing Date: 8/8/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library - Franklin Learning Center, 1314 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: The Franklin Learning Center (FLC) provides adults with resources to educate themselves. Learners, instructors and trained volunteers work collaboratively, trusting each other's wisdom and experience. In partnership with other local organizations, we create a vibrant, cross-cultural learning community. At FLC, people are empowered with the knowledge they need to fulfill their professional, family and community roles.

This unpaid internship will require a commitment between September - December 2014, 6-12 hours per week. This could be for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Tutoring adult students one-on-one and helping them with
    • Basic English and math skills
    • GED and United States citizenship exam preparation
  • Assisting the Franklin Learning Center Staff with oMonitoring and assessing learners' academic progress
    • Ensuring a good fit between each student's study materials and his/her goals and skill level
    • Designing student study plans
    • Developing new lessons about skills the students would like to master or about particular topics in which the students have a strong interest
  • Proposing and designing a short project (optional)
    • Creating new learning activities or materials that address student needs and improve student learning

Best Qualified Candidates will:

  • Demonstrate flexibility, patience and enthusiasm with adult students
  • Maintain professional boundaries
  • Have interest in tutoring adult students reading at elementary grade level
  • Have experience working or volunteering in an educational setting
  • Not have completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 8/8/14


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

Description: Number of Positions: 2
Opening Date: 7/21/14
Closing Date: 8/8/14
Job Type: Internship

Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis Minnesota

The Position: In collaboration with others in Hennepin County and Hennepin County Library (HCL), Youth Services is launching a year-long project to better understand existing and future possible services to students, families, and educators. These two intern positions will be part of the project team gathering this information, talking with staff, and connecting with local educators. Each intern's background, experience, and interests will determine specific tasks within these projects. These positions may require travel between several HCL locations.

This unpaid internship is for one semester, September - December 2014, 8 - 10 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 8/8/14


Position: TEMPORARY PART-TIME LIBRARIAN
Library: Anoka County Library - Northtown

Description: Anoka County Library has an immediate opening for a temporary part-time (20 hours per week)Librarian who will assist users of all ages and respond to user information needs; assist and instruct users in the use of the public catalog, electronic resources; perform circulation duties including checking materials in and out and dealing with fine payment; assist users in selecting books and other materials. Job requires Bachelors Degree in Library Science or Equivalent; prefer a Master's degree; one to three years of related experience in a public library. see anokacountylibrary.org for posting and application information.

Contact: anokacountylibrary.org or please apply in person at the Northtown Library, 711 County Rd 10 NE, Blaine MN 55434

Job pays: $22.82 per hour

Starts: August 1, 2014

Apply by: 6pm on Thu, July 24, 2014


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: Library Director
Library: Columbus NE

Description: Pay Scale $51,420 to $71,964. This is highly responsible professional and administrative work in planning, organizing, and directing all public library and information services activities of the Columbus Public Library. MLS degree and 5+ years of Librarian experience required.

The Director serves as the chief administrative officer for the Library Board and is charged with implementing policies and programs of the Board for the benefit of its citizens. Work is performed with wide latitude in interpreting policies, rules, and regulations under the policy direction of the Library and the administrative direction of the City Administrator. Supervision is exercised directly or through subordinates over all library employees and the incumbent is responsible for maintenance of the library building and grounds.

Essential Functions:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs library services and programs provided for the community including cataloging, interlibrary loan, references, children's and information services; evaluates results and recommends policies, procedures, and actions to achieve program goals and ensures that they conform to municipal, state, and federal laws and accepted library ethics and principles.
  • Prepares the city and bookmobile budget; exercises purchasing and budgetary controls; prepares specifications for library.
  • Selects, supervises, and schedules, either directly or through a subordinate, all employees of the library and bookmobile; evaluates library and employee performance; ensures compliance with personnel policies, and departmental regulations; takes corrective actions as required.
  • Interprets library policies and services to users, community groups, public and other officials; consults and confers with the Library Board, other libraries, academics, officials, and citizens/groups on library resources, programs, and activities.
  • Oversees external relations for the library with its donor base including promotion and solicitation, state-wide association and general community; attends meetings of professional organizations.
  • Directly assists the public on occasion in using library resources by answering requests for information, providing reference and referral, tours, demonstrating technology and databases; directs continuing conversion to more automated library.
  • Serves as primary contact with vendors, particularly automation services; negotiates contracts and ensures their compliance; writes grants and other funding requests and supervises fulfillment of obligations for awarded grants.
  • Keeps the Library Board, City Administrators, Mayor and City Council fully informed on the conditions and operations of the library; attends meetings of the Library Board.

Apply at Columbus City Hall by Thursday, August 14, 2014. You may also apply by downloading a city application form from the City of Columbus website, completing it and returning by the 8/14/14 due date. Your completed city application form may also be returned by email (oglevie@columbusne.us) or fax the application to 402-563-1380 to Mike Oglevie Human Resources Director by the application deadline. Please go to www.columbusne.us to learn more about the Library Services and the department.

Contact: Mike Oglevie

Job pays: $51,420 to $71,964

Starts: 09/01/14

Apply by: 08/14/14


Position: 1415-1048 Science House Librarian/Coordinator III
Library: Science Museum of Minnesota

Description: 1415-1048 Science House Librarian/Coordinator III, Teacher Professional Development

Position: Full Time, non-exempt, Division: Science Learning, EEO Category: 5A
The Teacher Professional Development Group (TPDG) at the Science Museum of Minnesota is looking for a dynamic and personable individual to join our diverse, fast-paced team as the librarian for Science House: a lending library of engaging hands-on educational materials for teachers. This position works closely with the TPDG team to manage, organize, and maintain the Science House lending library and its collections in support of the mission of achieving equitable Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education for each and every student.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities of the position include: (1) Applying principles, practices, and ethics of library and information science to the organization and operation of Science House; (2) Coordinating changes to and maintenance of Science House databases and electronic materials; (3) Coordinating and assisting with the planning, and organization of Science House and other TPD events ensuring a warm, friendly, and inviting atmosphere for all patrons, participants, and guests; (4) considering outcomes associated with potential unanticipated scenarios to provide solutions which take all relevant constituents and concerns into account; and (5) Proactively engaging with patrons and clients to ensure expectations are successfully fulfilled.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree, required; Master's of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree, preferred. A practical knowledge of library science principles, practices, and ethics is required. Two years in a customer service role or equivalent experience working in a highly collaborative service oriented environment in positions such as events planning, front of house restaurant roles or non-licensed teaching assistant is required. Additional requirements include: demonstrated ability to work with culturally diverse populations; willingness and capacity to work a flexible schedule; ability to take initiative and work independently, efficiently, and productively; and a positive response to constructive feedback.

Please refer to the position description within the application for a full list of responsibilities and requirements.

Contact: jobs@smm.org with questions

Job pays: Depends on Experience

Starts: As soon as possible

Apply by: 07/30/2014


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: Library Director
Library: City of Two Harbors Library

Description: Now Hiring Library Director for the City of Two Harbors!

The City of Two Harbors seeks an exceptional Library Director with proven leadership ability to provide strong direction and support of library services. Two Harbors library is a dynamic and successful library serving approximately 8,000 residents of the City of Two Harbors and the surrounding rural area of Lake County, Minnesota. 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. It is important that this individual have a proven track record of continuing education and professional development with experience in applying modern, up-to-date concepts of library administration. 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 citizen 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:

  • Completion of a Master's Degree in Library Science, and/or a minimum of 5 years' experience in non-library administration, or equivalent experience and/or education
  • 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

How to Apply: To apply for the Library Director position, submit a cover letter and resume (indicating education, certification and experience) to encompasssolutionsmn@gmail.com.

Contact: encompasssolutionsmn@gmail.com

Job pays: Competitive (DOE)

Starts:

Apply by: July 19, 2014


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


Position: Media Specialist
Library: Saint Thomas Academy

Description: SAINT THOMAS ACADEMY is a college-prep, Catholic, military (JROTC) school for boys in grades 7 - 12.

Duties include: collaboration with teachers in curriculum development and resource acquisition; evaluation, implementation and support of emerging educational technologies; selection of appropriate print and electronic materials.

Requirements: BA/BS, MN licensure, knowledge of digital resources (Schoology, Noodletools, TurnItIn.com). MA/MS and relevant experience preferred.

Contact: Wendy Hanson, HR Director, Saint Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN 55120, or by e-mail to: whanson@cadets.com EOE

Job pays:

Starts: August 1, 2014

Apply by: Open until filled


Position: Technical Services Librarian - Head Cataloger
Library: Traverse des Siooux Library Cooperative

Description: The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative, a multicounty regional library system serving all types of libraries in south-central Minnesota and headquartered in Mankato, welcomes applications for the position of Technical Services Librarian (Head Cataloger). The Technical Services Librarian coordinates centralized copy cataloging and classification activities, and original cataloging as needed for all member libraries in the region using OCLC, the Integrated Library System, and other electronic resources. Responsible for cataloging workflow, setting up and revising policies and procedures as needed, identifying and resolving bibliographic and holdings problems, and database maintenance of the regional automated catalog. Serves as Automation Coordinator's backup and works closely with the Automation Coordinator to facilitate the operation of the cataloging, circulation, serials control, and acquisitions functions of the regional automated catalog. Maintains positive member library relations, provides catalog instruction, and supervises cataloging staff activities.

A Master's degree in Library Science and three to five years of library experience with increasing responsibility is required. Applicants should have a strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of cataloging using AACR2, MARC 21, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification System, OCLC software, including Connexion Client, and current cataloging rules and standards for all formats, as well as experience with original cataloging in all formats and authorities. The applicant should possess knowledge of various computer programs, bibliographic support systems and the Internet.

The successful applicant will have the ability to organize work efficiently and communicate well, orally and in writing, the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment, and a certain flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and projects.

Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter with salary requirements, and contact information for at least three references in electronic format.

Responsibilities

  1. Plans, coordinates, and supervises technical services operations and staff. Serves as the authority for library system decisions about cataloging and classification.
  2. Corroborates classification and cataloging of library materials in all print, nonprint, and electronic formats, in accordance with AACR2, MARC 21, RDA, and OCLC input standards.
  3. Develops and maintains OCLC and local authority files.
  4. Maintains quality control of cataloging through regular review of workflow and staff.
  5. Trains and supervises Cataloging staff on OCLC and library automation system cataloging, acquisitions and serials control modules.
  6. Serves as team member supporting regional automation system and services. Familiar with automated library system hardware and software routines for backup support in absence of Automation Coordinator.
  7. Develops departmental procedures and bibliographic database standards. Responds to necessary changes to assure ease of access to library materials by staff and library patrons. Communicates changes to member libraries.
  8. Prepares necessary training and instructional materials and provides training to staff and member library staff.
  9. Communicates with Automation Coordinator concerning policies, procedures, reports and changes to RDA or MARC format.
  10. Assists in providing orientation and demonstrations of cataloging service for staff, libraries, and others.
  11. Assesment review and evaluation of Cataloging staff in coordination with Executive Director.
  12. Participates in professional organizations and listservs to keep current with technology and changes in the profession and attends continuing education workshops and seminars.
  13. Performs additional job-related duties and responsibilities as requested by administration.

Qualifications

  1. Master's Degree in Library Information Sciences.
  2. Minimum of three to five years working experience in cataloging services in an automated environment.
  3. Strong working knowledge of the principles and practices of cataloging using AACR2, MARC 21, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey Decimal Classification System, OCLC software, including Connexion Client, and current cataloging rules and standards for all formats.
  4. Experience with original cataloging in all formats and authorities.
  5. Must possess knowledge of various computer programs, bibliographic support systems and the Internet.
  6. Ability to organize work efficiently and communicate well, orally and in writing.
  7. Instructional background with the ability to provide one-on-one training as well as large group presentations.
  8. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment.
  9. Flexibility and the willingness to adapt to changing priorities and projects.
  10. Supervisory experience in a technical services environment in a manner that is conducive to efficient performance and high morale.
  11. Commitment to professional development and growth.
  12. Active participation in appropriate local and professional organizations.

Contact: Connie Haugen
chaugen@tds.lib.mn.us
(507) 386-3022

Job pays: Inquire with salary requirements.

Starts: August 18, 2014

Apply by: July 18, 2014


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

Description: ***JOB POSTING***
Library Director
Dubuque County Library, Iowa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Desired Qualifications, Strengths and Skills

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

Other - Criminal History background check required.

Compensation Package: Salary plus benefits ($78,457 - $89,350)

  1. Starting salary - $55,000-$65,000 Negotiable based on experience and qualifications.
  2. Benefits package totaling up to an additional $23,904 (based on a salary of $60,000):
    • Fully paid health, dental, optical and accidental death & disability policies (individual or family).
    • Employee pays first $250 deductible for individual, $500 for family. After that deductible the County pays the next $4,000 family deductible or $2,000 individual deductible.
    • County contribution of 8.93% of salary to the Iowa Public Employees' Retirement System.
    • 12 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 13 sick days per year.
    • Paid vacation

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

  1. For an application please contact: Iowa Works Region 1, 680 Main St., Dubuque, IA 52001; (563) 556-5800 or (866) 227-9874, or email susan.peil@iwd.iowa.gov - put "Application" in the subject line; ask for Dubuque County, Iowa, Application for Employment. The application must be submitted to the Iowa Works Region 1 office not later than 3:00 pm on Wednesday, July 29, 2014.
  2. In addition, please email a copy of your application, resume and cover letter to Search Committee Chairman Jeff Goldsmith at jsgoldsmith72@gmail.com .

Contact: See description above

Job pays: Salary plus benefits - $78,457 - $89,350

Starts: Immediately

Apply by: July 29


Position: Library Director
Library: Berlin (WI) Public Library

Description: The Berlin Public 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 push our library into the future. Some weekends and evenings are required. The preferred candidate will have a Master's in Library Science (ALA accredited), the ability to obtain Grade 1 Public Librarian Certification, and supervisory and managerial experience.

The salary range is $45,000 plus, commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits include paid sick leave, paid holidays, personal leave, paid vacation, Wisconsin Retirement System, health and life insurance, deferred compensation and flexible spending options.

Contact: To apply complete the job application on the Berlin Public Library website www.berlinlibrary.org

Job pays: starts at $45,000

Starts: 1 December 2014

Apply by: 31 July 2014


Position: Technical Services Librarian (.5 FTE)
Library: Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - Minneapolis

Description: Twin Cities Library seeks an innovative, team-oriented, and user-centered librarian to provide emerging technology and technical services to all areas of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. Specific duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Investigating, implementing, and continuously improving library technologies (e.g., subscription databases, OpenURL resolver, discovery tool, integrated library system (ILS) tables, and online public access catalogs, etc.)
  • Communicating, troubleshooting, and resolving issues with library technology vendors.
  • Running reports and compiling statistics for library technologies.
  • Developing, standardizing, and assessing the library website.
  • Delivering user-centered reference, online instruction, and circulation services during weekdays and periodic Saturdays.
  • Providing original cataloging services for library materials in MARC formats according to AACR2, LCRI, and RDA.
  • Providing back-up support for acquisitions, billing, copy cataloging, and interlibrary loan.

View the full posting at http://bit.ly/1hLX0DE

Contact: Rachel McGee, Director of Library Services, rmcgee@smumn.edu

Job pays: DOQ

Starts: 7/28/14

Apply by: 6/22/14, review of applications begins on 6/23/14