Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 11/19/14)

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Position: SENIOR LIBRARY CLUSTER MANAGER - Job # 4168.14.001
Library: Dakota County Library

Description: Directs and coordinates activities of a Cluster of Libraries serving multiple communities within Dakota County. The current vacancy oversees the Galaxie, Heritage and Farmington libraries. Duties include staff supervision and directing the delivery of library services in a manner which will effectively meet patron needs and ensure efficient library operations. Sets priorities for cluster staffing, services, scheduling, facilities, and equipment. The position reports to the Library Deputy Director and supervises other management staff within the cluster. As a member of the library system's senior management team, participates with the Library Director, Deputy Director, and other senior library managers in proposing, planning, and implementing system-wide services and policies.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Masters Degree in Library Science or a related field AND 5 years of Librarian work experience, including three years experience managing a public or branch library.

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE
Experience supervising and coordinating the work of a large professional librarian and clerical staff. Experience developing strong community relationships.

  1. Supervise managerial and supervisory staff within cluster.
  2. Manage the delivery and evaluation of cluster library services and operations in an efficient and effective manner.
  3. Participate in planning and developing cluster and system-wide services and policies.
  4. Interpret and enforces library service policies with patrons. Responds to patron comments and resolves patron complaints.
  5. Direct and supervises cluster community relations, promotion, and activities in a manner which will effectively attract library patrons and present a positive library image in the community.
  6. Conduct patron interviews to determine users' needs/requests for professional reference services, and provide information and instruction to meet their needs.
  7. Oversee cluster collection development and management; analyzing community profiles and developing collections to meet community needs; involved in strategic system collection decisions.
  8. Participate and partner as a library representative in external groups and community organizations.
  9. Work in conjunction with Dakota County Facilities staff to ensure library services are delivered safely and problems are foreseen and minimized.

Contact: All applications are submitted online and registering for an account is easy. To register for an account please use the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index/dakota

Job pays: HIRING RANGE: $68,428-$76,982/year (110)

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: December 12, 2014


Position: Director
Library: Chippewa Falls Public Library

Description: The Library Director reports to a seven-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the overall management of the library. Essential duties include building and maintaining our collection, managing the library budget, supervising the library staff, and promoting the library within the City of Chippewa Falls and the surrounding area.

Consult the Chippewa Falls Public Library web site for a detailed job description: http://chippewafallslibrary.org/node/168

Contact: Mary Ann King, Board President, at makcf@aol.com.

Job pays: Competitive. City of Chippewa Falls benefit package.

Starts: flexible

Apply by: December 5, 2014


Position: Children's Library Internship - Minneapolis Central Library
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

Description: Opening Date: 11/21/14
Closing Date: 12/19/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: Coordinate with librarians to develop programs and services to support literacy activities at the Minneapolis Central Library. Review collection material to maintain collection development. This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in youth services librarianship to gain real world experience in the field.

This unpaid internship takes place January - May 2015, 8 - 10 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Duties:

  • Assist librarians with collection development by completing first-round literature reviews and processing reviewed materials.
  • Shadow youth services reference and readers advisory on the Children's Library service desk.
  • Other opportunities may include:
    • Plan and assist with storytimes, class visits, building tours, and special events.
    • Develop and implement passive programming and book displays.
    • Visit another library department, including: Collection Management Services, Library Outreach, Special Collections/Preservation, and Teen Central.

Best Qualified Candidates will:

  • Be currently enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate.
  • Have completed coursework in information services.
  • Have an interest in youth services and/or collection development.
  • Have not 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 (preferred)
(612)543-8579

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 19, 2014


Position: Information Services Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central & Ridgedale

Description: Opening Date: 11/21/14
Closing Date: 12/19/14
Job Type: Internship
Locations: Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: Information Programs and Services coordinate information and reference services provided in library buildings, online, and in the community. We work with services to readers of all ages. Our services include reference and information, digital literacy, and web content.

This unpaid internship takes place from January - May 2015, 8 - 16 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the move to a new public catalog and website.
  • Researching current trends in reference and information services to support service development.
  • Specific duties and projects can be developed based on Hennepin County Library needs, candidate skills, and interest.

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:

  • Strong interest in serving public library patrons of all ages.
  • Understanding of current trends in library services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as with teams.
  • Interest in both in-library and online services for library patrons, and a comfort with new and developing technologies.

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

Contact: See above

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 19, 2014


Position: Part Time Librarian
Library: Spiritual Life Bible College library

Description: Spiritual Life Bible College is looking for one part-time Librarian to work in our 25,000+ book collection on Monday and Tuesday evenings (4-9pm) starting January 1st, 2015 (approx. 12 hrs/week). This job is perfect for a recent grad or retired Librarian who has kept active in the field. We are looking for solid writing skills and an interest in Religious Studies and Humanities are essential. We are able to pay a small wage for the right person. You must have previous library experience, preferably in an academic library. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Library maintenance, i.e., circulation, shelving, assist older students with computers and AV equipment, software and copier/printer and locating library materials via the online catalog; Occasional book ordering; Finish cataloging project for the remainder of a large donation; Knowledge of online databases free or at low cost for off campus student body; Keep procedures manual up to date; Clears study tables and keeps furniture in order; Dusts or cleans materials; Does simple mending of library material; Assists in preparation of displays; May on occasion, perform simple clerical tasks.

Contact: Rev. Cheryl Burton
Spiritual Life Church
6865 Shingle Creek Pkwy
Brooklyn Center MN 55430
763-560-7221

Job pays: To be Discussed

Starts: January 5th, 2015

Apply by: December 15th


Position: Media Specialist
Library: Saint Thomas Academy

Description: SAINT THOMAS ACADEMY, a college-preparatory, Catholic, military (JROTC) school for boys in grades 7 - 12, has an immediate opening for a qualified Media Specialist.

The primary responsibilities for this position are to:

  1. Instruct students in information literacy skills, empowering them to be critical thinkers and skillful researchers;
  2. Collaborate with teachers to identify and use the best resources and technologies to support the curriculum; and
  3. Encourage and reinforce reading as a life-long skill.

Additional responsibilities include collection development, budget, and management of all Media Center activities.

Requirements: BA/BS, MN media licensure, MA/MS in Library Science and Information Management. Relevant experience preferred.

Contact: Wendy Hanson, HR Director Saint Thomas Academy
949 Mendota Heights Road
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
whanson@cadets.com
651-683-1513

Job pays:

Starts:

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Position: Reference Associate
Library: Minnesota Historical Society Library

Description: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Reference Associate to provide reference service to researchers in the Gale Family Library and to promote researchers who contact the Library by email, telephone, or chat, providing bibliographic and archival research methods to individuals and groups of students and adults through the creation of research guides, screencasts, classes, tours, and presentations.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) provide in-person reference service to the public and to MNHS staff at the library reference desk, over the telephone, or chat reference via computer; 2) fulfill responsibilities and tasks related to department team and/or special assignments; 3) provide bibliographic and archival research methods instruction to groups of students, adults, and staff members; 4) research MNHS materials to answer reference inquires by e-commerce, email, chat, telephone, or letter so that researchers receive adequate reference assistance; 5) participate in the evaluation and implementation of innovative methods of reference service, particularly those using technology; and 6) serve on Reference department, MNHS and outside committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in related field plus three years program experience providing reference assistance in a library or archives setting or equivalent OR a Masters degree in library science or archival studies, plus two years program experience or equivalent.
  • Strong commitment to working with the public and contributing to a customer service-focused team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a demanding, high-volume reference setting.
  • Demonstrated experience using print and online catalogs, databases, archival finding aids, and the Internet for reference work.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Ability to learn new skills and apply them effectively to the demands of the job.
  • Experience developing web content, including working knowledge of html and web development platforms or programs.
  • Familiarity with emerging technologies in the design and delivery of reference services (social networking, screencasting, etc.).
  • Experience in electronic reference services (instant messaging, virtual reference, etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability to occasionally work with dirty or moldy materials; lift oversized items and handle items in excess of 50 pounds.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters degree in library science, archival studies, history, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Graduate course work in the social sciences or humanities, preferably history.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota history.
  • Experience creating LibGuides or other online research guides.
  • Active involvement in a library or archives professional association.

To Apply: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at www.mnhs.org/jobs), cover letter, resume, and if applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906

OR

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Email:humanresources@mnhs.org

OR

Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position.

Applicants who are offered employment will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. Applications will be acknowledged. - No phone calls please - EEO

Contact: Attn: Reference Associate Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
Email: humanresources@mnhs.org
Fax: 651-297-3343

Job pays: $3,308.00 monthly minimum

Starts: 1/1/2015

Apply by: 11/26/2014


Position: Regional Librarian - Automation
Library: Arrowhead Library System

Description: Arrowhead Library System in northeastern Minnesota - providing service to public, school, academic, and special libraries in the seven counties of Carlton, Cook, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Itasca, Koochiching, and Saint Louis - is seeking an enthusiastic person to fill the Regional Librarian - Automation position. The person filling this position will be responsible for design, implementation, integration and daily operations of the library's automation and communication systems, including the integrated library system, LAN, Web server, Internet access, telecommunications and related evolving systems and security issues with said systems. Required: a Master's degree in either library science, management, computer technology, or a related field. However, a candidate who is enrolled in a Master's degree in any of these disciplines with degree completion expected in two years could be considered. The incumbent must have a minimum of three years of experience in library service with an emphasis in library automation. Public library experience is highly desirable. Complete application, resume, and cover letter. EEOA.

Salary and benefit information: 2015 salary range $53,914 to $67,393 dependent upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits.

www.arrowhead.lib.mn.us/about/employment

Contact: Submit resume and application to:
Arrowhead Library System Position opening
5528 Emerald Avenue
Mountain Iron, MN 55768

Job pays: $53,914 to $67,393 DOQ

Starts: Position open

Apply by: December 31, 2014


Position: Special Collections Internship - Archives and Manuscripts
Library: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central

Description: Opening Date: 11/14/14
Closing Date: 12/12/14
Job Type: Internship
Location: James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position: Process and describe archival collections under staff supervision. Interns will gain experience working with all aspects of archival processing. Some work with digitization is also possible. Commitment: This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, February - May 2015, 8-16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Processing newly accessioned archival collections or improving descriptions of existing collections
  • Metadata creation using Archivist's Toolkit
  • Digitization using scanners and/or digital editing software
  • Preservation work using enclosures and other treatments
  • Archival storage development, such as refoldering, labeling, etc.

Best Qualified Candidates will:

  • Be currently enrolled in a library program or be a recent library school graduate
  • Be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
  • Have completed coursework in Archival Studies desirable
  • 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)
(612)543-8579

Contact: See above

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 12, 2014


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

Description: Opening Date: 11/14/14
Closing Date: 12/12/14
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, February - May, 2015 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

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

Contact: See above

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 12, 2014


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

Description: Number of Positions: 2
Opening Date: 11/14/2014
Closing Date: 12/12/2014
Job Type: Internship
Location: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis Minnesota
Department: Library

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 the duration of January - May 2015, 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
    • Assist Hennepin County library staff with compiling emerging or best practices for connections and partnerships between large public libraries and K-12 schools
    • Identify 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 (preferred)
(612)543-8579

To apply: See above

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 12, 2014


Position: Library Outreach Services Internship
Library: Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale

Description: Opening Date: 11/14/14
Closing Date: 12/12/14
Job Type: Internship
Main Location: Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Position: The Outreach Division promotes the use of the library for the nontraditional or under-served user through the development and support of programs and services. The department's goal is to bring the experience of the library and its resources to the community - in their homes, senior living facilities, rehabilitation centers, county correctional facilities and through library events.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, January - May 2015, four - eight hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide direct information services through the At Home phone line
  • Assist in classifying and organizing the Adult Correctional Facility collection
  • Assist in compiling and analyzing data for Corrections, At Home, and Deposit Collection programs
  • Assist with Read to Me, a family literacy program, at the Adult Correctional Facility
  • Assist in the creation, implementation, and evaluation surveys with Outreach patrons
  • Assist in weekly filling of information requests from the Adult Correctional Facility
  • Plan, develop, and implement a project of interest related to Outreach
  • Assist in developing collections for correctional facilities
  • Assist in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of Outreach programs

Best-Qualified Candidates will:

  • Be currently enrolled in a library program or be a recent library school graduate
  • Have completed coursework in reference and information services
  • Have not previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library

To Apply: Submit a resume, 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

Contact: See above

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 12, 2015


Position: Library Director
Library: Woodbury

SALARY: $103,387.00 - $141,498.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 11/07/14
CLOSING DATE: 12/03/14 11:59 PM
JOB TYPE: Full Time
DEPARTMENT: Library
LOCATION: Woodbury

JOB SPECIFICS:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent AND eight years of professional library experience including five years in supervision and management, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

The finalist for a position vacancy will be required to pass a criminal history investigation at County expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County.

DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience developing short, medium and long range plans, and assessing and prioritizing projects and policies
  • Experience working with elected officials, advisory boards, administrators, executive leadership teams and other stakeholders
  • Experience preparing and developing an annual budget
  • Experience using influence, negotiation and technical skills to implement change initiatives to various levels of management and staff

HOURS / DAYS: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday with additional hours as needed. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.

JOB SUMMARY: The Library Director provides department leadership, vision and strategic direction, directs the development, planning, management, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the operations of the County Library. The Library Director is responsible for ensuring library programs are in compliance with applicable Federal and State laws and regulations and focused on achieving the County s mission and Board priorities.

The duties and responsibilities of this job are performed with significant latitude for independent judgment in accordance with Department and County policies, Federal, State and Local regulations and are based on detailed knowledge of Department operations.

EMPLOYMENT CRITERIA:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent and eight years of professional library experience including five years in supervision and management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CORE COMPETENCIES, JOB SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESSFUL JOB PERFORMANCE

Core Competencies outline essential business and professional traits necessary to perform this job.

  • Demonstrates ability to foster the development and evolution of a compelling vision that allows for a clear strategy and direction that supports Washington County's position as a leader in government
  • Promotes a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace
  • Demonstrates knowledge of modern library theory, administration, systems and services
  • Demonstrates ability to work with governing and advisory boards
  • Demonstrates ability to make public presentations on library issues and services
  • Demonstrates expertise in the principles and practices of public administration
  • Demonstrates ability to assess community needs, develop plans to meet those needs, and evaluate outcomes
  • Demonstrates ability to make sound, independent decisions
  • Demonstrates ability to provide responsible leadership and obtain support for the County's goals
  • Demonstrates knowledge and skill in public relations
  • Demonstrates ability to manage human, financial and informational resources
  • Demonstrates ability to foster the development and evolution of a compelling vision that allows for a clear strategy and direction that supports Washington County's position as a leader in government

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides leadership and vision in the development, delivery and evaluation of library programs, policies and services by performing the following:

  • Plan, organize, control, integrate and evaluate the work of the library department; develop, implement and monitor long-term plans, goals and objectives focused on achieving the County's mission and Board priorities;
  • Serve as a member of the County's Executive Leadership Team to ensure effective integration of departmental activities with other County functions and maintain strong, productive and cooperative relationships with other county departments to maximize the use of county resources and talent;
  • Advises the County Board, County Administrator, citizen groups, individuals, contractors and others on departmental issues;
  • Assembles necessary resources to solve a broad range of programmatic and service delivery problems in the delivery of public works services;
  • Research trends and best practices, collect and analyze data, and develop recommendations and program and policy changes;
  • Coordinate departmental services with other departments and organizations to ensure efficient, effective and collaborative service delivery;
  • Resolve complex service issues and complaints with agencies, officials and the public
  • Interpret and ensure compliance with pertinent Federal, State and Local laws, regulations and policies;
  • Direct the development and use of performance measures;
  • Represent the county with other governmental entities, legislative groups, community groups, and professional organizations;
  • Represent the county library to ensure appropriate outreach to local community services, including educational institutions, senior services and businesses;
  • Coordinate the development, adoption and communication of the library's legislative priorities;
  • Manage the law library function and activities; and
  • Serve as a media contact for the libraries.

Manages department staff:

  • Direct subordinate managers and staff;
  • Interview and hire staff;
  • Set management goals and objectives;
  • Motivate and coach employees;
  • Guide staff through changes in laws, processes, services or programs;
  • Respond to grievances, discipline, termination or special issues; and
  • Conduct performance reviews.

Prepares and administers department budget:

  • Direct the preparation and administration of the annual departmental budget and fiscal activity reporting processes;
  • Assess existing and anticipated service, equipment and staffing needs;
  • Project funding levels;
  • Realign budget with program changes;
  • Negotiate with vendors and manage contracts as needed;
  • Provide estimation of costs and monitor actual spending; and
  • Approve expenditures.

Performs other duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work performed is sedentary in nature. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, computer, calculator, telephone, and copy and fax machine. Work interruptions are frequent. There is some pressure associated with dealing with individuals who may be emotionally charged and with project or activity deadlines and details. Driving or riding to work, attend meetings, participate in or lead training sessions, etc. may be required. May involve exposure to environmental conditions.

Additional physical/mental requirements that occur may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.

This job description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and level of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. The list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. The County retains the discretion to add or change the contents of this job description at any time.

To apply: Visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/washingtonmn/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1002344


Position: Children's and Youth Librarian
Library: Decorah Public Library

Description: The City of Decorah IA (pop 8,127) is accepting applications for a Children's and Youth Librarian. Fulltime position offering a competitive benefit package. Minimum qualifications include B.A. with preferred focus in education, previous experience with youth programming and proficient in computer technology. Position subject to post-offer physical examination including drug testing. For more information, complete job description and application see www.decorah.lib.ia.us. Send resume, application and 3 professional work-related references to Decorah Public Library, Attn: Lorraine Borowski, Library Director, 202 Winnebago St., Decorah IA 52101 or lborowsk@decorah.lib.ia.us. Application accepted until 5:00 p.m., December 1, 2014. Salary DOQ, EEO

Contact: Lorraine Borowski
Decorah Public Library
202 Winnebago St.
Decorah, IA 52101
563-382-3717
lborowsk@decorah.lib.ia.us

Job pays: $15.15 plus benefits

Starts: January 2015

Apply by: December 1, 2014


Position: Executive Director
Library: Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA)

The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) is an alliance of over 100 public libraries in the seven-county Twin Cities metro, working together to bring the best library services and programs to you. MELSA's role is a hub for library collaboration that ensures more unified, transparent services for our Library customers. The organization provides leadership to help libraries figure out how to work together to reduce costs, learn from each other, and wrestle with complex issues. Our goal is to create a greater understanding among stakeholders of the value of our member libraries' services.

MELSA is currently pursuing a search for an Executive Director who will be responsible for the successful leadership and management of our organization according to the strategic direction set by our Board of Trustees and Advisory Board. The Executive Director of MELSA is responsible for implementation of policies, goals and objectives, as well as the financial management, program, and administrative management of the organization, operating within guidelines set by state statute.

  • Implement, accomplish and enhance the MELSA Strategic Plan as developed by both MELSA Boards and approved by the Board of Trustees. Lead MELSA teams and staff in the development and implementation of the organization's goals, policies and programmatic activities.
  • Manage MELSA staff including hiring, training, supervision, evaluation, discipline and termination.
  • Manage the financial health of the organization, including budget creation, expenditures and control along with grant seeking and management.
  • Provide information, advice, and counsel to the Presidents of the Boards, Board Committees, and the Advisory and Governing Boards in the creation of policies, programs, and strategic directions of the organization.
  • Scan the environment for trends and represent MELSA's interests with the State Library Agency, Metronet, the Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA), and other appropriate metro, state and federal agencies.
  • Communicate effectively and develop relationships with state and federal legislators, working with member libraries and the Minnesota Library Association's Legislative Committee on development and support of library laws and funding.

Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Library and Informational Science (MILS), from a library, education program accredited by the American Library Association and have five to ten years of public library administrative experience. Our preferred qualifications are: experience in strategic planning for library services, working with regional public library systems and past experience working with Governing and Advisory Library boards.

This position is being posted by Dakota County as a service for the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA). Any applications submitted for this position are an expressed interest of employment with MELSA and will in no way be considered an expressed interest of employment with Dakota County.

All applications are submitted online and registering for an account is easy. To register for an account please use the following link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/Index/dakota


Position: Program Manager for Media & Information Services
Library: Moorhead Area Public Schools

Description: The Program Manager for Media and Information services supervises the operations and personnel of District Instructional Materials Center and library media centers in each building, ensuring resources/materials meet the instructional needs and availability needs of both staff and students.

Contact: Sue Winter at swinter@moorheadschools.org or Julie LeRoux at jleroux@moorheadschools.org

Job pays: $72,333 DOE

Starts: January 2, 2015

Apply by: December 1, 2014


Position: Branch Manager
Library: Bemidji Public Library

Description: Branch Manager, BemidjiPublic Library, member of Kitchigami Regional Library System, a 5 coounty consolidated regional public library system in north central Minnesota. Kitchigami includes 9 branch libraries, a mobile library and Triple I Automation System. Bemidji serves over 30,000 people with 8 FTE staff. Bemidji has a well-support public school district and Bemidji State University. The library is actively involved in children's and heeitage programming.

Qualifications include good communication skills, dedication to public service, experience with staff development and personnel skills, fiscal management and experience with local government. MLS from an ALA accredited school required plus supervisory experience, preferably in a library environment. Library technology experience an asset. Reports to the regional library director.

Contact: Marian F.Ridge, Director Kitchigami Regional Library
310 2nd St. N., P.O. Box 84
Pine River, MN 56474

Job pays: $43,264 negotiable with benefits

Starts: 11/17/2014

Apply by: open


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

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

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Desired Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

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

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

Contact: almalibrarydirector@gmail.com

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

Starts: Mid-November

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