Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 5/24/16)

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Position: Director of Library Services
Library: Ramsey County Library

Ramsey County Library
Director of Library Services (Unclassified)
Location: Shoreview

Salary Range: $100,824 - $149,622 annually, plus excellent benefits.

Ramsey County Library is seeking a dynamic, innovative leader that is committed to intellectual freedom and has a passion for libraries. A complete description of qualifications and responsibilities can be found online at: www.ramseycounty.us/jobs.

Basic Function of Position: To lead, direct, and manage all functions of the Ramsey County Library system; to plan, develop and manage a comprehensive library system including facilities, operations, and programs that address the needs of Ramsey County residents; to secure and manage fiscal resources and oversee administration of the library's budget; to partner with the Ramsey County Library Board in developing the vision and strategic plan for the Ramsey County Library; to take a visible role in representing the library in the community, determining service and program priorities, and heightening the public's sense of ownership through the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries; and to perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Education: Master's Degree in Library Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field.

Experience: Six years of progressively responsible experience in management or administration with at least two years in a high level management or administration position.

Substitution: A Bachelor's Degree in Library Science, Business Administration, Public Administration or a related field and eight years of progressively responsible experience in management or administration with at least two years in a high level management or administration position.

Application Process: Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled; applicants should respond promptly as the initial screening of resumes will occur on June 16, 2016. Initial interviews of the best qualified applicants are tentatively planned for early July, 2016. Please complete an on-line application at www.ramseycounty.us/jobs and attach a resume and cover letter detailing your experience, including the size of the organization, scope of budgets and programs and responsibility for staff supervision.

For questions contact: Jennifer Otley, Human Resources Manager at jennifer.otley@co.ramsey.mn.us, or 651-266-2721.

Position: Sr Product Taxonomy Analyst
Library: Target Corporation

Job ID: bra000b7j

Sr Product Taxonomy Analyst - Job ID: bra000b7j
Date posted: 05/19/2016
Location: Minneapolis, MN

Description: The (Sr.) Analyst, Product Taxonomy, will participate in designing and executing Target's product taxonomy and developing the metadata and standards which will drive business value across channels. Position is responsible for the delivery of rich, reliable and extensible product data through scalable structure and standards, institutionalizing practices throughout the organization and delivering a best in class model.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Business Initiative & Process Owner
  • Assist in the execution of overall product taxonomy, metadata and standardization strategy
  • Collaborate with Target team (Enterprise Item COE, Site Merchandising, Merchandising) to execute best in class models, needs & uses across the Corporation
  • Analyze, design and execute product taxonomy improvements for existing and new categories, and develop tools to deliver
  • Champion the development and implementation of product data and hierarchy standards within and across categories.
  • Establish strong working partnership with Item COE, Site Merch, Legal, and merchandising teams.
  • Participate and assist in implementing and managing taxonomy governance processes
  • Educate merch & partner team members on taxonomy practices, tools, and uses
  • Contribute to projects regarding improved operations and technology for Product Taxonomy.
  • Partner in the development of current and future processes and best methods
  • Participate in special projects and initiatives as assigned
  • Leadership
  • Manage execution and drive for results
  • Serves as a member of Product Taxonomy team, providing thought leadership while driving long-term taxonomy processes
  • Participate in Special Projects / Initiatives as assigned
  • Influence organization in practices needed to ensure superior guest experience and business value is driven through rich and extensible product taxonomy and structure.


Minimum requirements:

  • Four year college degree with focus in business, marketing, information science or related field preferred.
  • 2+ years relevant experience in the library science field OR digital background in Merchandising
  • Ability to communicate with partners across the organization and solve complex problems
  • Self-Starter and able to thrive in a highly dynamic, collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to maximize relationships in cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work independently and drive strong results

Desired Requirements

  • Taxonomy Management, Data Management, Information Science or Data Quality experience

Apply online at https://jobs.target.com/

Position: Children's/Young Adult Librarian
Library: Martin County Library - Fairmont

JOB TITLE: Children's/Young Adult Librarian
HOURS PER WEEK: Average up to 35 hours per week.
SALARY RANGE: Grade 12 - $19.48 - 27.28/hour

DUTIES: Responsible for the selection and deselection of materials for the young adult and juvenile collection. Promotes the library through programs, exhibits, story-hours, publicity releases, and tours. Provides advice, assistance, and materials to Branch Librarians. Seeks funding and applies for grants. Attends meetings and workshops relevant to the position. Supervises and trains staff assistants and volunteer workers in work with juvenile materials and programs. Works at the library circulation desk. Creates and executes programs for young adults and children in the library, including the Summer Reading Program. (see job description for complete duties.)


  • Bachelor's degree. Education or Library Science degree program or major preferred.
  • At least one year of related library experience.
  • Ability to work effectively with children and young adults.
  • Ability to operate computers and other general office equipment. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other library related applications a must. Ability to learn new software as necessary.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and have good public relations skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Ability to use creativity to develop new library events, programs and displays.


Submissions may be dropped off or emailed to:
Jennifer Trushenski
Martin County Library Director
110 N. Park St.
Fairmont, MN 56031

CLOSING DATE: Position open until filled. First priority will be given to applications received by June 6, 2016.

Martin County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Position: Public Library Services Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library

Opening Date: 5/20/16
Closing Date: 6/10/16
Job Type: Internship

Hennepin County Library - Excelsior, 337 Water Street, Excelsior, MN
Hennepin County Library - Minnetonka, 17524 Excelsior Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN

The Position: This position is designed to give Masters in Library and Information Science students experience in assisting with program planning, learning how to provide excellent customer service, and engaging families and youth of all ages while working with library professionals in two busy suburban public libraries. This unpaid internship is from June - August 2016 for 8 - 16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Helping at the Information desk with staff to assist patrons with reference, readers' advisory and technology questions.
  • Observing and assisting staff with programs and classes including storytime planning, set-up and facilitation.
  • Assisting staff with collection maintenance.
  • Assist in promoting reading and books in collection through displays

Best Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program. Alumni who have graduated within the last 12 months are also encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to maintain professional boundaries.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

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

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

Position: Librarian I
Library: Lincoln Library (IL)

Lincoln Library is seeking three individuals to assist customers in making the most effective use of materials and information available in the library through a variety of ways, from assisting customers with computer databases to handling difficult reference questions using specialized tools. Other duties include, but are not limited to, developing, managing and maintaining a designated collection; maintaining familiarity with current events, new publications, media releases, community needs, and relevant tools, policies and procedures; processing interlibrary loans; and identifying and disposing of any outdated or damaged materials. This position requires a Master's degree in Library Science as well as professional judgment in methods and tools used. Evening and weekend hours required. This position is covered by AFSCME Local #3738.



Apply to: http://www.springfield.il.us/


Position: Adult Services Librarian
Library: Ames Public Library

Ames Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, forward-thinking librarian to join the Adult Services division. Position requires skills in reference, readers advisory, and collection development (especially in a digital environment), and demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging technologies. Duties include developing collections, delivering customer service, planning and facilitating library programs for adults.

Ames Public Library is a department of the City of Ames, Iowa, home to Iowa State University and a vibrant community that consistently places high on national quality of life ratings.

Hiring range is $46,359 - $56,242 with excellent City of Ames benefits. Position is full time, including some evenings and weekends.

Position requires ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS, knowledge of reference sources in all formats, familiarity with adult fiction and nonfiction, ability to serve the public in a positive manner, demonstration of excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to work in a fast-paced public service environment. Candidates must be eligible to obtain Public Librarian Certification by the State Library of Iowa.

To apply, visit the City of Ames jobsite http://www.cityofames.org/government/departments-divisions-a-h/human-resources/city-employment/job-opportunities, where the complete job description, requirements, and supplemental questions are provided. Applications are due 6/8/2016 by 5:00 p.m.

Position: Librarian
Victoria Public Library (Carver County)

OPENING DATE: 05/16/16
CLOSING DATE: 05/31/16 04:30 PM
SALARY: $21.78 - $32.53 Hourly
JOB TYPE: Part-time 20 hrs per week
LOCATION: Victoria Library
FLSA: Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Branch Manager, this is a professional position requiring an understanding of theories and principles related to public library work. This position assists the public in using Carver County Library materials and resources by providing professional reference and reader's advisory services; program and project planning and implementation; cataloging, collection and website development and maintenance; and other related duties as assigned. May serve as librarian-in-charge in the absence of Branch Manager.


  • Provides direct customer service to library customers of all ages.
  • Plans, implements and monitors an on-going program such as: Cataloging, Collection development, service to age-based such as youth or adult and/or other groups; Internet or other electronic resources; and/or other program areas as assigned by supervisor. Represents library at community meetings and/or participates in community partnerships.
  • Routinely serves as librarian-in-charge of a library branch in the absence of branch manager
  • Routinely develops and maintains web pages and other virtual library components.
  • Performs other duties of a comparable level or similar nature.


  • Master's Degree in Library or Information Science or related field
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library or Information Science or related field AND two years of library experience may be substituted for Master's Degree

SCORED EXAMINATION PROCESS: All applications will be screened for minimum qualifications, scored and ranked. The highest ranked candidates meeting minimum qualifications will be recommended for the scored oral examinations (interviews). Final selection for the position will include successful completion of oral interview(s) and background investigation.

Applications must be received in Employee Relations no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.

Resumes may be included, but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT: http://www.co.carver.mn.us/employment

600 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
Fax: 952-361-1536
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position: Director
Library: East Troy Lions Public Library

Employment Opportunity: The Board of Trustees of the East Troy Lions Public Library is seeking a high-energy library director with a commitment to quality service and innovation.

The East Troy Public library is a full-service, busy public library with a staff of 3.65 FTE and an operating budget of $234,800. It is a member of the Lakeshores Library System. Recent initiatives and programs undertaken by the Library include a Makerspace and a Recollection Wisconsin digitization project, and a solid programming schedule serving all ages made possible through the support of an active Friends of the Library organization. The Library is also in the beginning stages of planning for a building expansion or new construction.

The salary range for this position is $40,000 to $43,000 based on a 40 hour work week and commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. In addition the library will offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage, as well as a retirement plan through the Wisconsin Retirement System. This package also includes nine paid holidays, three floating holidays and after 12 months of employment the position will include 10 days of vacation.

The East Troy Lions Public Library serves the Village of East Troy, as well as customers from the surrounding communities. East Troy is a friendly and vibrant village, with a strong sense of community aided by several active business and civic groups (e.g. the Chamber of Commerce and the East Troy Community Foundation). It is located about an hour southwest of Milwaukee and an hour southeast of Madison. Located near several lakes, Alpine Valley and scenic Kettle Moraine trails, East Troy offers many outdoor recreational opportunities. The scenic downtown Square hosts several community events each year while visitors enjoy trolley rides from the East Troy Electric Railroad. The East Troy Community School District is well regarded, with East Troy High School listed as the 24th Best High School in Wisconsin by the Us News and World Report.

Requirements: A Master's of Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited program with Grade 1 certification is preferred. Individuals with Grade 2 certification and significant library experience may apply. Required are three years public library experience and previous supervision/management experience. Experience with a public library building or capital project is considered an asset. The selected candidate is subject to a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, list of a minimum of three references with current contact information, and a completed Village of East Troy application (link here or available on Village of East Troy website) to the address below. The posting will remain open until full. First review of applicants will begin on May 27, 2016.

Allan McCoy
c/o East Troy Lions Public Library
3094 Graydon Ave.
East Troy, WI 53120

Position: Youth Services Librarian
Library: La Crosse Public Library

Do you have your dream job? You could! If you're eager for challenge, and welcome the opportunity to network within the community to create amazing results, love collaboration and trying out new ideas, and are fearless in your approach to great service using tech and non-tech means, you may be who we are looking for! We seek a motivated, dynamic person to join our children's services team in beautiful La Crosse, Wisconsin - someone who loves to work with kids and families; has outstanding customer service skills; is outgoing with a great sense of humor and flexibility and who has the ability to sell the library and literacy to everyone in our community. Strong skills in programming, outreach and services for infants through teens, excellent collection development skills, and a finger on the pulse of innovative youth services, are key as is the ability to take things from big vision to real life implementation.

The ideal candidate for this full-time position will have an MLS and two years experience working in public library youth services or the equivalent in education and experience. In return, you will have the opportunity to work with a star team of professionals, receive an excellent benefit package, be in a strong professional development environment and transform traditional library services. Salary negotiable from $48,000. For further information and necessary qualifications, please visit us at: www.lacrosselibrary.org. Electronic submissions only; interested applicants can submit a resume with references and cover letter to Youth Services Manager Dawn Wacek at dwacek@lacrosselibrary.org. Applications accepted until May 27, 2016.

Position: Branch Librarian II
Library: Giese Memorial Library (Wyoming, MN)

East Central Regional Library (ECRL) has a vacancy for the position of Branch Librarian II to oversee the operation of a medium-large branch library in Wyoming. This position is for 40 hours per week. ECRL is a consolidated regional library system with 14 branches. A Bachelor's Degree, up to date technology skills and three years related experience is required. MLS/MLIS or similar library certification or advanced library training is preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated creativity and vision to provide modern public library service; ability and willingness to work independently; above average communication skills; excellent customer service skills; and the ability and willingness to lead a library team of staff and volunteers. Salary range is $15.83-21.65 per hour with paid health insurance, PTO and PERA. Review of applications begins May 23, 2016 and continues until filled. Submit application via email to ecregion@ecrlib.org and mail print, signed application to: Barbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library, 244 S. Birch St, Cambridge MN 55008. Download application above.

The Wyoming Area Library is located in Wyoming, MN (Chisago County) about 30 miles north of St. Paul on I-35. The branch is open 40 hours per week, Tuesday-Sunday. The Branch Librarian is employed for 40 hours per week and supervises two Branch Assistants who work a combined 34 hours per week. Branch service statistics for 2015 recorded an average of 2,378 visitors per month and 3,782 checkouts per month.

Link to posting: http://ecrlib.org/about/employment-opportunities-at-ecrl/

Position: Executive Director
Library: Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE)

The Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), seeks an energetic, enthusiastic candidate to serve as Executive Director of this 12-county multitype library system with 320 member libraries.

This position exists to provide vision and oversight for the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), one of seven multicounty, multitype library systems in Minnesota. The position requires awareness of issues and trends in the broad library world, assessment of needs at the statewide, regional, county and individual member level, in addition to the ability to coordinate effort and finances to best provide services to 320 academic, public, K-12 and special libraries in twelve counties.

The Executive Director reports to an 11-member CMLE Governing Board and supervises staff members as required for services. The Executive Director also works with personnel as it relates to outside contractual agreements for specialized services. The Executive Director is responsible for planning and evaluation, as well as management, development and implementation of programs and services. The person in this position will initiate and develop relationships with the CMLE board and members of the library community. The Executive Director manages CMLE's $175,000 budget, administrative activities and staff.

Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE) employees enjoy human resource expertise, payroll services, and employee benefit packages through a cooperative arrangement with the Central Minnesota Educational Research and Development Council (cmERDC). The CMLE Governing Board is responsible for CMLE staffing, financial oversight, and delivery of Central Minnesota multitype library services.

Pay range: $59,070 - $87,863

Benefits Package: Enjoy an exceptional benefit plan starting with paid time off to include vacation, floating holiday, sick leave and paid holidays; cafeteria benefit plan including health, dental, life, supplemental life and long term disability insurance; medical and dependent care reimbursement accounts (Section 125 Plan); deferred compensation plan (403b) and Public Employees Retirement (PERA).

Position Starts: August 15, 2016

The CMLE Search Committee will begin scoring resumes on June 1; with preference given to early applicants. For more information on this position, including how to apply, see our website at cmlejobs.com.

Position: Instruction Librarian - Behavioral Sciences part-time
Library: Capella University

Job Family: ACAD - C
Department: Library
Reports to: Supervisor - Curriculum & Instruction Team
Date: January 2016

Position Summary: This position is responsible for developing and delivering instruction for Capella University learners, faculty, and staff, as part of Capella University Library's information literacy and instruction program. As a member of the Curriculum & Instruction team, this position collaborates with faculty to provide market-aligned liaison services, including: course development support, instructional design of course-embedded Information Literacy modules, and digital collection resource exploration for new products and accreditation efforts.


Develop and deliver information literacy programming and library instruction services (typically (typically 40 - 50%)

  • Collaborate with faculty to scaffold information research competencies into the curriculum, promoting learners' academic and career success.
  • Design learning objects that develop research skills for traditional courses, direct assessment courses and curriculum pilots.
  • Conduct live instruction, including, consultations at doctoral residencies.
  • Conduct pre-launch reviews of new and revised course, to ensure high quality library assignments.
  • Attend course kick off meetings.
  • Design and submit course fixes for assignments with high call volume.
  • Produce discipline-oriented library research guides.
  • Travel to residencies or other events to provide library consultation and outreach (typically about 15 - 20% of work hours)
  • Conduct regular reference services for Capella learners.

Develop library collections, contributing specialized analysis and competitive review, to market-aligned resource decisions (typically (typically 15 - 20%)

  • Participate in collection development, including the identification and evaluation of high-quality, relevant online databases and reliable digital resources.
  • Assist lead program faculty and Subject Matter Experts in the identification or development of resources for courses.
  • Develop knowledge of academic subjects, disciplines, and resources in the assigned academic program.

Participate as an active member of the library team to accomplish library and departmental goals (typically 10 - 15% of duties)

  • Attend department meetings.
  • Participate in goal setting and planning processes.
  • Remain current on technologies or trends that enhance teaching and learning.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution
  • 3 to 5 years demonstrated expertise in the delivery of online and face-to-face library and information literacy instruction
  • Energetic, client-oriented, motivated to enhance learners academic and career success.
  • Knowledge of information literacy concepts and national guidelines.
  • Knowledge of best practices in instructional design preferred.
  • Experience working with adult learners and delivering services and instruction to a diverse population
  • Knowledge of online databases, library and information technologies
  • Experience with online teaching and learning
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member with diverse faculty, staff and learners in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.
  • Specialized degree or course work in Behavioral Sciences preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and instructional skills
  • Strong commitment to accurate and responsive help services
  • Demonstrated ability using computer applications, such as Microsoft Office , SnagIT, Libguides and Captivate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Some travel required.

Full description available at: http://capella.referrals.selectminds.com/jobs/instruction-librarian-part-time-156

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian (PT)
Library: Concordia University St. Paul

Evening and Weekend Part-time Reference and Instruction Librarian

The primary purpose of this position is to provide part-time reference service to Concordia students, faculty and staff during evenings and weekends. Evening and weekend reference service is provided by a small group of part-time librarians who also supervise the library building and student workers. Librarians may be asked to assist library staff with other special projects as time allows.

During Fall and Spring Semester, there are shifts Monday-Thursday from 4-8 PM, Saturday from 12-5 PM, and Sunday from 4-8 PM. During Summer Semester, there are shifts Monday-Thursday from 3:00-6:30 and Saturday from 10-2 PM. During breaks and holidays, there will be less shifts because of reduced hours.

Full posting at: http://info.csp.edu/globalassets/admin-resources/human-resources/docs/open-positions/fac-staff/04-13-part-time-reference-librarian.pdf

Position: Evening Reference Assistant
Library: Concordia College - Moorhead, MN

Basic Description: The Evening Reference Assistant is a part-time position that will staff the reference desk during Sunday-Thursday evening shifts, providing research assistance to library users in-person and via electronic communication.

Link for more information: https://hr.cord.edu/postings/2223