Minnesota Libraries Jobline (last updated: 9/2/14)

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

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

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

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

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 9/19/14

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

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

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

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

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:

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

Best Qualified Candidates will:

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

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 9/19/14

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

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

The Position: The Cataloging Section at Hennepin County Library (HCL) provides centralized cataloging for the 41 HCL libraries. We use OCLC Connection and Library of Congress electronic tools. We apply MARC, RDA, AACR2, LSCH and LCC standards in our cataloging. Our ILS is Horizon from the Siri/Dynix Company.

This unpaid internship is for one semester, September - December 2014, 8-12 hours per week up to 120 hours. It can be used for college credit or work experience. The schedule is negotiable Monday - Friday only during business hours.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

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

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or a recent graduate.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

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

Job pays: unpaid

Starts: September 2014

Apply by: 9/19/14

Position: Branch Manager
Library: Carver County Library

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

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

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

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

Starts: October 2014

Apply by: September 12, 2014

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

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

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

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

Contact: Connie Haugen

Job pays: $50,000 + full benefits

Starts: October 6, 2014

Apply by: September 19, 2014

Position: Media Specialist
Library: Charter School - Community School of Excellence

Description: Media Specialist - Full Time, 10 month Exempt Position

Summary: The School media specialist advises teachers and administrators on the use of non-print media, such as movies, audiotapes, filmstrips, and slide presentations. They are experts on the tools and techniques of media production and presentation. Lead the school in developing new and creative audiovisual materials for the school.


  • Operates a variety of audio-visual equipment and instruments, such as video cameras, recorders, editors, photographic cameras, slide projectors, and film processing equipment;
  • Serves as a technical expert for assigned work areas, such as directing a photographic or video shoot, providing audio-visual support for presentations, and answering written or telephone inquiries regarding school policies or activities;
  • Participates in the preparatory phases of media production, such as ascertaining the communication needs and goals of school staff or community members, recommending services and procedures, researching topics, and developing information with the assistance of content specialists;
  • Participates in or directs the actual production of various media, such as writing news articles, designing and shooting slide presentations, and producing and editing video for event programs;
  • Plans and coordinates staffing, equipment and materials for media productions, programs, or events;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve school programs and work cooperatively and jointly with school staff and teacher to provide quality media productions.


  • 2+ years media experience in audio-visual productions, photography, journalism, marketing, public relations or a related field
  • A University or College Education (Business or Communications preferred)
  • Knowledge of education media or marketing trends - search, display, Social media, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong work ethic and positive attitude

Interested applicants should apply by sending the following credentials and completed application to applications@csemn.org or to the school address at: Community School of Excellence School District #4181, 170 Rose Ave West, St. Paul, MN 55117

Please submit the following:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Current Resume
  3. Complete CSE application

Contact: Ge Xiong, HR Generalist, 651-282-0163, gex@csemn.org

Job pays: Dependent on experience and education

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: ASAP

Position: Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan Supervisor
Library: Bethel University Library

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


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

Required Skills

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

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

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree required

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

12 months
Full Benefits

Office of Human Resources
Bethel University
3900 Bethel Drive
St. Paul, MN 55112

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

Job pays: Competetive salary with benefits

Starts: October 2014

Apply by: application review begins September 10, 2014

Position: Assistant Director - Search Reopened
Library: SAMMIE

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



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


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

Contact: Shelly Grace, Executive Director SAMMIE SMSU McFarland Library
1501 State St.
Marshall, MN 56258

Job pays: doq

Starts: asap

Apply by: Open until filled

Position: Library Assistant I
Library: Rochester Public Library

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

Library Assistant I - Bookmobile

Rochester Public Library

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

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

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

Apply on-line by 8/29.

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

Job pays: 18.25 hr.

Starts: 10/10/14

Apply by: 08/29/14

Position: Sales Representative - Midwest Region
Library: Backstage Library Works

Description: Backstage Library Works provides professional and technical services to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

Sales Representatives at Backstage are part of a dynamic sales and marketing team representing and selling Preservation Digitization & Microfilm, Archival Processing, Cataloging, Retrospective Conversion. Reclassification, Authority Control, Data Conversion, and On-Site services to libraries & museums. We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Sales Representative.

Representative will live in and cover a designated territory in the Midwest United States & Canada (IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, TN, WI, and Ontario). Prefer candidate is located near a metropolitan area within the region (Note: Covering Canada will require a valid passport).


Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Meet annual sales quota.
  • Develop superior knowledge and understanding of Backstage's services.
  • Consult with libraries/museums in protected geographic territory. Work with them via phone, email and in-person introducing service solutions across the company platform
  • Develop strong personal/business relationships with potential/existing clients at all levels of the organization.
  • Follow prescribed sales procedures, generate customized quotes and close business contracts.
  • Respond to RFPs from prospective customers.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • 20% out of town travel to visit potential clients and to exhibit at library conferences.
  • Follow up on conference and other leads.
  • Together with product managers, analyze library needs and develop high quality, cost effective solutions
  • Coordinate efforts of Backstage departments to provide the best solution for each individual client.
  • Keep detailed and accurate records of sales activity.
  • Collaborate with other members of sales & marketing team and contribute to overall success of company.


Required: Good time management & organizational skills are essential. Must have excellent oral /written communication ability, strong interpersonal skills, project a professional image, have a strong drive to succeed along with a willingness/ability to travel.

Desired: Minimum 4 year college degree (Business, Communications, Library Science or related); prefer MLS and experience in the library industry as a professional librarian.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary for Sales Representatives is based on experience, with a range of $49,000 to $60,000 annually, plus commissions. Benefits include health, dental, vision, profit sharing and retirement program.

Contact: To apply, send a cover letter and resume to:
Jeff Calcagno, Sales Manager
Phone: 1-800-996-8849
Fax: (503) 892-5146

Backstage Library Works
25 East 1700 South
Provo, Utah 84606

Job pays: 49,000 to $60,000 annually


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Position: Part-Time Reference Librarian
Library: University of Minnesota Law Library

Description: The part-time Reference Librarian provides legal reference service to Law School faculty, students, staff, and other patrons who utilize the Law Library in all aspects of Anglo-American law, providing reference desk and virtual reference service support. Other duties may include the preparation of bibliographic instruction materials and research guides, some collection development responsibility, and special projects.

For 2014-2015 academic year (September - May)

Hours to be determined. Will include Sundays 1-5 pm.

Required/Preferred Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited graduate school.
  • Minimum of two years of law library reference experience.
  • Knowledge of legal research tools and methodologies, and experience conducting legal research.
  • Evidence of strong service philosophy.
  • Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, as well as work collaboratively.

Desired Qualifications:

  • J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school.
  • Experience creating research guides using LibGuides platform.

Contact: Submit application materials through the University of Minnesota online employment system. Posting: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=122326

Include cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

Please note, an offer of employment is contingent upon completion of background verification with satisfactory results.

Job pays: $460 week

Starts: Immediately

Apply by: Open Until Filled

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

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

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

Primary duties include:

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

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

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities desired:

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

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

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

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

Job pays:

Starts: September 1st (flexible)

Apply by: Open until filled

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

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


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

Basic Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

Job pays: Negotiable

Starts: ASAP

Apply by: e-mail

Position: Youth Services Librarian
Library: Amery Area Public Library


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