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Position: Spatial Data Analyst & Curator (UL362)
Library: University of Minnesota

Job ID: 310686
Location: Twin Cities
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Qualifications

Required:

  • Master's degree in library/information science from an American Library Association accredited library school, GIS-related field, or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cartographic and geospatial resources and concepts.
  • Experience with geographic information systems, including/especially Esri's ArcGIS software.
  • Experience with scripting languages, such as Python or JavaScript.
  • Experience with metadata creation, schema, and management.
  • Excellent assessment, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, interpersonal and relationship-building skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative, self-direction, and ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students in a research-intensive environment.

Preferred:

  • Experience with geospatial metadata standards and specifications, including ISO 19115, FGDC, and/or Minnesota Geographic Metadata Guidelines.
  • Understanding of common web and open source technologies for geospatial data such as CSS, Java, XML, XSLT, GitHub, GeoNetwork, CSW, and OpenLayers.
  • Data programming experience, for example scripting or performing batch metadata operations/transformations using standard tools and methods.
  • Familiarity with tools and techniques involving metadata validation, crosswalks, authorities and registries, and transformations.
  • Knowledge of data repository, preservation, and curation concepts and their application.
  • Demonstrated interest in the applications of current and emerging technologies and their integration into the delivery of information services.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for teaching and developing user-oriented documentation.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.

About the Job: The University of Minnesota Libraries and U-Spatial (https://uspatial.umn.edu/) seek a knowledgeable and proactive Spatial Data Analyst/Curator to advance the Libraries' efforts in the areas of geospatial projects, geospatial data curation and management, and digital spatial humanities. Residing in the John R. Borchert Map Library, the Spatial Data Analyst/Curator works under the management and direction of the University Libraries, which holds institutional responsibility for supporting the products and processes of scholarship through the collection, provisioning, and preservation of information resources in all formats and media. As such, the work of the Spatial Data Analyst/Curator uses a life-cycle data management approach to serve the specific needs of the spatial data creator/user community while ensuring that processes and methods employed are strongly aligned with enterprise strategies and systems.

Background and Context: U-Spatial provides support for spatial research, providing a framework of data, equipment, expertise, and resources that benefits all researchers working with spatial related sciences and creative activities. In doing so, the initiative seeks to eliminate duplication and fragmentation of scientific resources.

The Libraries play a lead role in the U-Spatial focus to significantly enhancing access to University-generated digital geospatial research information through functions of data collection, discovery, and archiving/preservation. Access to spatial data is being addressed from two directions. One effort is building a web-based system to make spatial data easy to discover and access, while a second effort is focusing on the long term archiving and preservation of data to ensure data access and usability over time. Within the U-Spatial framework, the Spatial Data Analyst/Curator contributes to the development of full life-cycle based research data access and curation services.

The Libraries also collaborates with LATIS (Liberal Arts Technologies & Innovation Services) on the DASH project (Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities). DASH is a cross-disciplinary project from the University of Minnesota Libraries organized around emerging digital tools and methodologies for scholarly, pedagogical, and artistic projects, including spatial digital humanities.

In addition, and building on a rich history of research, scholarship, and teaching related to spatial topics, the Committee on Institutional Cooperation's Center for Library Initiatives (CIC-CLI) launched a project to develop a geospatial data discovery portal. The goal of the CIC Geospatial Data Discovery Project is to provide discoverability, facilitate access, and connect scholars across the CIC to geospatial data resources. As lead institution, the University of Minnesota is responsible for coordinating the project.

Primary Responsibilities

Reporting to the Head of the John R. Borchert Map Library, and working closely with U-Spatial, the Libraries' Research Data Services Team, the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota, the Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities project, and other Libraries and campus geospatial information services, the Spatial Data Analyst/Curator holds primary responsibilities in these areas:

Consultation and Advocacy

  • Consults with students, faculty, staff from across the University on policy and procedural issues related to the creation, management and dissemination of spatial data assets. Consultation areas include, but are not limited to, the application of University policies, general issues on copyright and data governance (e.g., open access allowances, as well as controls over legally private and sensitive data), and best-practice data management plan compliance.
  • Coordinates the assessment of need, development, release, promotion, and user support of tools and resources (enterprise-level data storage, geospatial information discovery service or portal, archiving and preservation services, web services, spatial analysis service, etc.) among the University community, in cooperation with U-Spatial, Libraries, U Services and other University staff.
  • Supports end-user training activities and creates documentation to make it easy for people to use geospatial resources.
  • Act as the main point of contact and collaboration between the Libraries and U-Spatial.
  • Support the Digital Arts Sciences + Humanities project through consultations and research assistance in the area of Spatial Digital Humanities.

Data Curation

  • Engage with geospatial data producers at the University, as well as at the state and local government levels, to acquire and build a corpus of digital spatial data for access and preservation.
  • Serve on the Libraries' Research Data Services Team.
  • Perform data curation actions for geospatial data contributed to the Data Repository for the University of Minnesota or other appropriate repositories.
  • Manage the geospatial data resources of the University of Minnesota in the Minnesota Geospatial Commons and continue to publish new resources.

Workflow Analysis and Process Development

  • Analyzes user and data workflows to inform the design and development of low-barrier processes for content submission into the access and repository systems.
  • Develop, in collaboration with U-Spatial technology staff and the Libraries' Data & Technologies staff, systematic processes for ensuring that ingested spatial data is made discoverable/accessible and is archived/preserved.

CIC Geospatial Data Discovery Project

  • Coordinate the management of geospatial metadata creation and editing processes, crosswalks, and transformations, in conjunction with the CIC Geospatial Project Metadata Coordinator.
  • Manage and maintain efficient spatial data ingest processes.
  • Manage, maintain, and update the front-end of the geoportal in collaboration with University Libraries' Web Development department.
  • Oversee quality control measures to ensure effective discovery and access to spatial data by the user community.

This is a full-time, two-year, academic/professional appointment, at the Assistant Librarian level, with the expectation of extension. The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience and excellent benefits.

For full position description and application information, please click here


Position: Library Assistant 3
Library: University of Minnesota Law Library

Job ID: 310878
Location: Twin Cities
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Qualifications

Minimum/Essential Qualifications:

  • High School diploma/GED
  • Five years library experience in technical services. College education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis up to three years.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer systems, including the ability to navigate online vendor, cataloging, and bibliographic databases.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using common software word processing and spreadsheet applications (e.g., Microsoft Word and Excel).
  • Relevant supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds and push/pull 50 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with direct ordering of library materials.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library bibliographic catalogs and holding records.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and independently prioritize multiple and competing work assignments.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately complete time-sensitive work with high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated communication, customer service, and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain established work standards and procedures, as well as adapt easily to procedural changes.

About the Job: This position is covered by the AFSCME Technical Union. Union/Fair share deductions may be made. This position supports the operations of the University of Minnesota Law Library Acquisitions Department. Scheduled work days: Monday - Friday (year round). This position reports to the Acquisitions Department Manager. Pay range: $17.96 - $31.47

Responsibilities:

75% - Serials Subscription and Depository Program Management:

  • Oversee all aspects of serials subscriptions including placing orders for print and electronic serials.
  • Cancel and close out subscriptions.
  • Determine if serials issues are missing; claim and/or replace as needed.
  • Oversee and participate in all print serials check-in procedures, and electronic serials activation.
  • Analyze serials invoices and troubleshoot ordering and/or complex payment issues as necessary.
  • Develop and refine departmental standards and procedures for serials management and communicate changes to appropriate Law Library staff.
  • Manage Law Library Federal Depository Library Program.

15% - Law School Mail Distribution:

  • Independently manage incoming mail distribution for the Law School from the University drop-off location.
  • Hire, train and supervise student assistant with sorting, opening, and distribution of packages and mail to Law School and Law Library.
  • Train student assistant on check-in procedures for collection materials received on a daily basis.
  • Hire student labeler.

10% - Departmental Projects, Committee Work and Other Duties:

  • Prepare routine correspondence and reports.
  • Attend Law Library and Acquisitions Department meetings and training sessions as necessary.
  • Perform additional duties as required to ensure timely processing of all Library materials.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, serve on Law Library committees and help other departments within the Law Library.

How To Apply: Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

For full position and application information, please click here.


Position: Metadata Analyst Librarian (UL363)
Library: University of Minnesota

Job ID: 310814
Location: Twin Cities
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Qualifications

Required:

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years library experience that includes original cataloging/metadata creation, application of current cataloging/metadata standards, subject assignment, and classification systems.
  • Knowledge of MARC format and other schema and cataloging standards such as RDA.
  • Experience with data querying and retrieval, manipulation, and transformation using automated methods (e.g., APIs, scripting, OpenRefine, MARCedit).
  • Familiarity with tools and techniques involving metadata validation, crosswalks, authorities and registries, and transformations.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative environment.

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with Ex Libris' Alma library management system.
  • Awareness/familiarity with existing and emerging metadata standards and schemes, such as RDF, XML, Dublin Core, linked data, and BIBFRAME.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and lead projects and manage workflows.
  • Experience in the design and integration of new technologies into cataloging & metadata services.
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion and library management and discovery systems.
  • Experience with principles of authority control, including selecting and applying controlled vocabularies.
  • Evidence of potential to contribute to librarianship, through research, publication and service, and to provide leadership within the profession.

About the Job

Position Responsibilities: The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks an energetic, innovative, service-oriented and collaborative professional to serve as Metadata Analyst Librarian. This position will hold the following responsibilities:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Evaluate incoming records from a variety of sources (including MARC and non-MARC data), and edit or create bibliographic, holdings, and item records using automated processes, APIs, or other tools.
  • Monitor results of scheduled metadata import jobs in the library management system, reviewing and resolving errors.
  • Collaborate with other DMA staff to leverage or develop tools to export and import large-scale datasets and aggregations for transport and re-purposing.
  • Work with Alma Analytics and reporting to develop analyses serving to inform metadata and collection management projects.
  • Work with Metadata Strategist and other staff to explore and apply the use of identifiers and linked open data in library systems.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Work with the Data Management & Access director and staff in coordinating metadata projects, training and mentoring support staff within the unit, including the writing of supporting documentation.
  • Assist with high priority original cataloging for general collections.
  • Contribute to the profession through research, publication, and professional service and engagement.

This position reports to the Director of the Data Management & Access department. This is a full time, 12-month, academic professional position with one-year term appointment at Assistant Librarian, with the possibility of extension. The Libraries offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits, and a substantial moving allowance.

For full posting and application information, please click here


Position: Library Assistant II - Circulation Services
Library: Rochester Public Library

Nature of Work: The Library Assistant II/Circulation Division provides public service at the circulation desk by registering patrons, processing reserves, collecting fees, checking out materials, troubleshooting automation problems, answering questions, and maintaining public safety and security. This position provides oversight to the workflow of materials handling and includes leading and directing part-time shelvers and volunteers who discharge, repair, shelf read, handle and shelve materials. The Library Assistant II/Circulation Division serves on library wide committees as needed. Lead and direction responsibilities are shared with another Library Assistant II/Circulation Division and the hours between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM Monday through Thursday need to be jointly covered. The public services shifts include evenings and weekends. This position reports to the Manager of Circulation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The work below is representative of the scope of work performed within this job classification. Individual job duties will vary based on work assignment.

Public Service:

  • Meet the library's customer service standards in all interactions with the public and staff.
  • Respond to questions regarding the status of library accounts, interlibrary loan requests, and item renewals.
  • Assist customers in finding materials in the library and in using equipment such as Internet computers, printers, copiers or microfilm machines.
  • Place interlibrary loan requests, enter reserves and create bookings for patrons on automated library systems.
  • Provide customer service at a Public Service desk.
  • Maintain public safety and security by enforcing the library's code of conduct; issue trespass notices and contact security as needed.
  • Create and maintain book and other displays.

Circulation Services Tasks

  • Assist in hiring, scheduling, motivating, leading, directing, training and evaluating shelvers and volunteers.
  • Manage and perform materials handling tasks including sorting, discharging and routing materials to various locations within the library to ensure efficient flow of library materials
  • Serve as divisional computer liaison and trainer; work with the library's computer center to set up and trouble shoot automation needs; train circulation staff (occasionally all staff) on new procedures ensuring efficient and effective service; update the Circulation Division's staff intranet web pages.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot the Automated Materials Handling System.

Materials Maintenance and Processing

  • Sort materials from interlibrary loan deliveries and process using automated interlibrary loan system.
  • Process materials in all formats and collections; verify and correct library material item information.
  • Maintain the mending workflow of books; repair returned audiovisual and print items as needed.

Clerical

  • Perform data entry and records maintenance.
  • Maintain displays and materials supplies such as tax forms, office supplies, booklists, informational flyers and other items.
  • Keep statistical records.
  • Prepare invoices for lost materials.
  • Update information on library website and wiki as assigned.
  • Create and maintain databases

Programming and Training

  • Provide support in the planning, preparation and presentation of programs, presentations, outreach activities, and displays.
  • Lead programming activities under indirect supervision.
  • Conduct training and provide oversight to volunteers and other part-time staff as assigned.

Miscellaneous

  • Serve on library wide and divisional committees.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education and Experience: A high school diploma or equivalent and two years of general work experience.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience working with young adults and volunteers
  • Work experience in a library setting
  • Work experience including providing customer service, and/or working with the public
  • Experience using Microsoft Access and Excel
  • One (1) year training experience
  • One (1) year experience as a team lead or supervisor

Special Requirement

  • This position will require evening and weekend hours.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of: computer operations, including Microsoft Office programs; library processes, such as interlibrary loan, processing and mending materials; and creating and maintaining databases.

Skill in: the operation of computer programs; using office equipment; organization and attention to detail; and providing customer service in a busy and diverse environment.

Ability to: sustain accuracy and work steadily; to organize and carry through assigned tasks without direct supervision; communicate effectively; work pleasantly and effective with coworkers and public through various mediums; maintain composure in stressful situations; effectively train part-time employees and volunteers; follow written and verbal instructions; and file and organize alphabetically and numerically.

For full description and application information, visit: https://www.governmentjobs.com/jobs/1467816/library-assistant-ii


Position: Librarian, Digital Scholarship
Library: Macalester College

Department: Library
# of openings: 1
Appointment: Full Time - Regular
FLSA Classification: Salaried (Exempt)
Annualized FTE: 0.75
Wage Information:
Priority Date: 7/9/16
Location: Regular Jobs

Purpose of Position: The DeWitt Wallace Library is seeking collaborative, innovative, and enthusiastic candidates for our Digital Scholarship Librarian. This position supports digital initiatives by providing direction and contributing to strategic planning for our web, digital publishing and digital preservation services. The person in this position is also integral to exploring, developing, and implementing new technologies that support the library as well as faculty and student digital liberal arts initiatives. The Digital Scholarship Librarian helps support and integrate various commercial and open source systems used to manage and provide access to library digital projects. Working with the library Web Working Group, this individual is responsible for designing, developing and maintaining the library web site while also ensuring that it adheres to campus and current industry design and usability standards. Partnering with our librarians, the Digital Scholarship Librarian maintains and supports existing software solutions for library and archival applications including but not limited to, DigitalCommons, CONTENTdm, Omeka, Guide on the Side, LibGuides, and dotCMS. The person in this position provides outreach to promote the use of our institutional repository for faculty and students as well as promoting our open access publishing initiatives. Another key component of our work is assessment, and this individual will collect and assess data on our systems and web services in order to share usage data, identify key user experience issues, and work towards optimal usability. This position requires excellent communications and project management skills in order to be effective in working in our highly collaborative environment. The Digital Scholarship Librarian is a member of the Communications, Publications and Finance team.

Institutional Overview: Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

DeWitt Wallace Library received the 2016 ACRL Award for Excellence for College Libraries and we seek talented individuals who are interested in continuing our tradition of excellence and innovation.

Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution preferred.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in design of web pages and maintenance of web sites.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an academic library highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in web development utilizing a variety of software and programming code. Demonstrated experience with some combination of the following: HTML/XML, PHP or Perl, Javascript and CSS. Knowledge of web standards and issues related to web accessibility.
  • Experience with standard web editing and graphic software is preferred.
  • Experience in podcasting and/or digitization of videos and other media formats is required.
  • Able to plan, develop and present instruction for a variety of audience levels. Experience developing web-based learning documents, tools, guides, and tutorials preferred.
  • Strong computing skills and experience with both Windows and Macintosh operating systems and applications.
  • Ability to identify and integrate new technologies and innovations into existing operations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills. Able to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Able to work cooperatively in a flexible, highly collaborative, team-based work setting.
  • Supervisory skills and experience desirable.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the development and management of the library web site and related services and resources in consultation with other library staff members. Evaluates new technologies and services and assesses implications for the library web site needs.
  • Integrates social media into the library web site.
  • Actively supports and promotes the library publishing initiatives including open textbooks, and the institutional repository, the Digital Commons. Working with a team will work on improvements that include managing metadata, DOIs, and workflow processes for journals and books.
  • Participates in planning with librarians, AIAs (Academic Information Associates), and faculty to support digital liberal arts on campus.
  • Working with the College Archivist will work on digital preservation planning and prepare policies and procedures.
  • Contributes to the development and accomplishment of library goals and objectives. Provides support to other library staff members and serves as a resource person for sharing expertise in assigned areas of responsibilities.
  • Attends professional conferences and events and takes advantage of opportunities for learning. Explores new technology and services and shares information and knowledge with library staff.
  • Participates in meetings and serves on committees that develop relationships with the campus community and beyond.
  • Other duties as assigned based on qualifications and interests.

Benefits: Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Established in 1874, Macalester has a proud and rich tradition of academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none.

Additional Information: For best consideration please submit resume and cover letter in one PDF document through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than 07/08/2016. Review of applications will begin on 07/08/2016.All inquiries about this position should be directed to: Emily Herron, Sr. HR Generalist - eherron@macalester.edu

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.

For online description and application, please visit: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MACALESTER&cws=1&rid=636


Position: Library Associate, Evening/Weekend Supervisor
Library: Macalester College

Department: Library
# of openings: 1
Appointment: Part Time - Regular
FLSA Classification: Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Annualized FTE: 0.55
Wage Information:
Priority Date: 7/9/16
Location: Regular Jobs

Purpose of Position: The Library Associate, Evening/Weekend Supervisor takes a lead role for overall library building operations and services during scheduled evening and/or weekend shifts. Provides sole staff supervision of library public service operations including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, public computing, directional reference and reference referrals, customer safety, and building and collection security.

Expected work hours: Two consistent weekday evenings until 1am and rotating weekend shifts. Academic year only in accordance with academic calendar. Summers and college holidays off. Opportunities to work during college events and special occasions.

Sample schedule (alternate days and times filled by other evening/weekend supervisor):

  • Mondays OR Wednesdays 3:30pm-1:00am
  • Tuesdays OR Thursdays 3:30pm-1:00am
  • Saturdays 9:30am-2:00pm OR 1:30pm-10:00pm
  • Alternating Fridays 3:30pm-10:00am
  • Sundays 9:30-1:30 OR 5:00pm-1:00am
  • Some holidays and special occasions
  • Summers off

Institutional Overview: Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

DeWitt Wallace Library received the 2016 ACRL Award for Excellence for College Libraries and we seek talented individuals who are interested in continuing our tradition of excellence and innovation.

Qualifications

  • Associate degree required. Bachelor degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years library (or related campus) experience is strongly preferred. Academic library experience preferred.
  • Customer service experience, attention to detail, high level of accuracy, and ability to perform work in timely and accurate manner based on library and community demand.
  • Ability to assess operations and services on an ongoing basis to provide reports and to develop innovative services and process improvements.
  • Outstanding organizational, project management, and problem solving skills. Strives for continuous process and service improvement.
  • Experienced with standard computing applications for productivity and communication.
  • Experienced with specialized library systems. Ability to adopt, implement and teach new technologies and library systems.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work effectively and creatively in a dynamic team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Provide sole staff supervision of library public service operations including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, public computing, directional reference and reference referrals, customer safety, and building and collection security.
  • Secondary supervision of ~65 student employees, training them in library policies, systems, equipment and procedures; stressing accuracy and the critical importance of confidentiality of library records.
  • Provide excellent customer service as the first library staff point of contact for faculty, students and the community on evenings and weekends.
  • Resolve situations and problems with individual borrowers relating to lost/overdue materials by interpreting library policy and striving for resolution that leads to an improved understanding of community stewardship for library resources.
  • Ensure the proper and efficient handling of library materials including re-shelving and processing of returned materials. Coordinate shifting needs for entire circulating collection.
  • Create timely statistical reports relating to use of library collections and services, fulfilling needs of library assessment program and reporting requirements of external constituencies.

Benefits: Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Established in 1874, Macalester has a proud and rich tradition of academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none.

Additional Information: For best consideration please submit resume and cover letter in one PDF document through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than 07/08/2016. Review of applications will begin on 07/08/2016. All inquiries about this position should be directed to: Emily Herron, Sr. HR Generalist - eherron@macalester.edu

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.

For online description and application visit: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MACALESTER&cws=1&rid=637


Position: Library Specialist, Circulation & Interlibrary Loan
Library: Macalester College

Department: Library
# of openings: 1
Appointment: Full Time - Regular
FLSA Classification: Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Annualized FTE: 1.0
Wage Information:
Priority Date: 7/9/16
Location: Regular Jobs

Purpose of Position: Library Specialist, Circulation & Interlibrary Loan takes a lead role for overall circulation services, holds direct responsibility for the lending portion of Interlibrary Loan operations, and supports Interlibrary Loan technical systems. The Specialist also provides additional assistance, oversight, and backup on all functions of Reserves, and Interlibrary Loan Borrowing as needed. This position co-manages approximately 65 student employees. In addition, this person is the liaison to Facilities and serves as "first call" for day-time building operations and security. This position also coordinates library-wide student employment efforts. This person helps support library reference services, making referrals to reference librarians as needed. The Library Specialist is a member of the Access, Instruction, & Research Services team.

Expected hours: Monday-Friday 8AM-4:30PM during Academic Year. Start by 7:45am on days when opening the building.

Institutional Overview: Since its founding in 1874, Macalester has provided students with the inspiration, insight, and experience to become successful and ethical leaders. Located in St. Paul, Minnesota, Macalester enrolls nearly 2,100 students who come from virtually every state and 91 countries. Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college known for its high standards of scholarship and its special emphases on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

DeWitt Wallace Library received the 2016 ACRL Award for Excellence for College Libraries and we seek talented individuals who are interested in continuing our tradition of excellence and innovation.

Qualifications

  • Associate degree required. Bachelor degree preferred.
  • A minimum of 2 years library (or related campus) experience is strongly preferred. Academic library experience preferred.
  • Customer service experience, attention to detail, high level of accuracy, and ability to perform work in timely and accurate manner based on library and community demand.
  • Supervisory and training skills and experience preferred.
  • Ability to assess operations and services on an ongoing basis to provide reports and to develop innovative services and process improvements.
  • Outstanding organizational, project management, and problem solving skills. Strives for continuous process and service improvement.
  • Experienced with standard computing applications for productivity and communication.
  • Experienced with specialized library systems. Ability to adopt, implement and teach new technologies and library systems.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work effectively and creatively in a dynamic team environment.

Responsibilities

  • Shares responsibility with day and evening/weekend service desk supervisors for ensuring overall service desk staffing and daily operations as well as ensuring the building is opened and closed as the daily schedule dictates.
  • Periodically staffs public service points providing assistance and excellent service to faculty, staff, students and community patrons needing help with library collections and services.
  • Coordinates, develops, and improves library daytime circulation services via integrated library system, providing for scholarly research needs of faculty, students and staff.
  • Hires, co-supervises, schedules, and evaluates ~65 student employees; trains them in policies and processes, including use of essential computer systems. Directs their workflow on a daily basis.
  • Develops, mentors, and trains student manager-level workers who are capable of keeping basic circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan services operational during times regular staff are not available due to meetings, breaks, or illness.
  • Administers equipment checkout, including laptop loaner pool and the BikeShare program.
  • Contributes to and supervises interlibrary loan lending functions, ensuring prompt shipment and contribution of Macalester materials in support of the scholarly community at-large. Acquires and maintains knowledge of lending functions in all ILL systems. Provides support for all functions of Reserves & Interlibrary Loan borrowing.
  • Oversees library billing and accounting for patron fines. Resolves situations and problems with individual borrowers relating to lost/overdue materials by interpreting library policy and striving for resolution that leads to an improved understanding of community stewardship for library resources. Liaison to college business services office for matters relating to billing/crediting of student accounts, ensuring accuracy and timeliness in exchange of information so as to enable clear communication with students and parents regarding account issues.
  • Coordinator of day-to-day building and facility needs, including programming lighting system.
  • Contributes to the care and maintenance of the print collection and stacks.
  • Creates timely statistical reports relating to use of library collections and services, fulfilling needs of library assessment program and reporting requirements of external constituencies.
  • Serves as liaison to Information Technology Services (ITS) on management of public access computing.
  • Coordinates Library-wide student employment efforts, maintaining excellent communication with individual supervisors and campus student employment staff.

Benefits: Macalester College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college in the vibrant Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Established in 1874, Macalester has a proud and rich tradition of academic excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. Macalester employees enjoy a fantastic benefits package and working environment that is second to none.

Additional Information: For best consideration please submit resume and cover letter in one PDF document through the Macalester Employment Opportunities webpage no later than 07/08/2016. Review of applications will begin on 07/08/2016. All inquiries about this position should be directed to: Emily Herron, Sr. HR Generalist - eherron@macalester.edu

Macalester is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from everyone who would add richness to our community, including people of color, individuals with disabilities and women.

For online posting and application information visit: http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=MACALESTER&cws=1&rid=638


Position: KIC Specialist (Web Knowledge Management)
Library: UnitedHealth Group - Eden Prairie

Position Description: This isn't packaged goods. It's a bigger challenge than that. Here you're making a difference in people's lives, starting with your own. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

The Market Insights Team at Optum is seeking a Knowledge & Information Center (KIC) Specialist. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the KIC training program, and must be comfortable training employees at all levels of the organization and confident in their ability to manage multiple priorities and projects at one time with a high degree of detail orientation. Additionally, the ideal candidate must also possess the ability to work independently, take initiative, and be attentive to the needs of our internal global clients. The individual must also possess the skills and be highly motivated to work in a fast-paced environment and have the ability to build strong relationships with various internal teams. This role will also troubleshoot user issues, publish and help to maintain site content, run monthly and quarterly site statistics, assist with quarterly and annual site newsletter, and support the smooth running of the site. This role actively supports and champions the Market Insights team which is part of the Optum Corporate Marketing function. We provide primary and secondary research to support Marketing's annual priorities, as well as knowledge management via the KIC. The team has a range of expertise and it would be an added bonus if the candidate was also proficient with basic secondary research skills.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with troubleshooting user problems and issues and working with them to resolve those issues
  • Training new users via WebEx
  • Creating new user profiles and credentials
  • Proactively assisting users with personalizing their dashboards
  • Helping to maintain and update site information and content
  • Maintain site issue priorities log and monthly enhancements log
  • Run monthly and quarterly site stats
  • Assist with Quarterly site newsletter and annual site campaign
  • Helping with testing bi-weekly vendor releases
  • Supporting the design, implementation, and enhancement of the site
  • Support administrative function to include but not limited to developing and maintaining policies, procedures, and functional calendar
  • Support research program

This is not a Telecommute position.

Requirements: To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Previous experience presenting information within all levels of an organization, including senior leadership
  • Previous experience training large groups or small groups in a professional environment
  • Previous experience with Secondary Research methodology
  • Previous experience project management experience within a matrix organization
  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Word and PowerPoint
  • Advanced level of proficiency with Excel (V look ups, formulas)

Preferred:

  • BA/BS Degree preferred.
  • Good working knowledge of and experience with online knowledge management systems.
  • 2 to 3+ years of experience presenting information within all levels of an organization, including senior leadership.
  • Previous WebEx experience.
  • Previous experience with Visio or other diagramming software.

Soft Skills:

  • Creative thinker; able to share ideas and brainstorm
  • Confident and effective communicator
  • High attention to detail
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and able to shift direction as priorities change
  • Strong internal customer service skills; able to respond to and troubleshoot customer needs quickly
  • Ability to prioritize competing demands and multiple projects
  • Creative, enthusiastic, and self-motivated with strong problem-solving skills
  • Promotes knowledge management and knowledge sharing behaviors across the organization
  • Good networking and collaboration skills

For full posting and application instructions click here.


Position: Archival Collections Cataloger (sound & Visual)
Library: Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society seeks applicants for an Archival Collections Cataloger (Sound & Visual) to process, inventory, and catalog archival collections in a variety of physical and digital formats, concentrating primarily on photographs, sound recordings and moving images, in accordance with Minnesota Historical Society procedures and professional archival standards and best practices.

To read the full posting and instructions for submitting an application, see job posting 1301 on the Minnesota Historical Society website: http://www.mnhs.org/sites/default/files/job/1301_archival_collections_cataloger_sound_visual.pdf

Applications will be accepted through Friday, July 15, 2016.


Position: Associate Director for Access and Digital Services
Library: University of St. Thomas Libraries

Overview: The University of St. Thomas invites applications for an Associate Director for Access and Digital Services.

Access Services connects users with the library's collections. In the past, that mostly involved the circulation of printed materials, but today, with collections that are largely digital, access applies to both the physical and electronic environment.

  • Leadership of the circulation, interlibrary loan and reserves staff in OSF and Keffer Libraries.
  • Coordination of the development of a library web presence that makes our content easy to discover and retrieve.
  • Provision of user-focused services in both physical and online space.
  • Provision of course related materials in both print and electronic formats, in the library and as part of course pages in the learning management system.
  • Promotes and maintains a high standard of customer service
  • Serve as liaison between the Access Services staff and the Library Director

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Required Qualifications: Masters in Library or Information Science and 5 years professional supervisory library experience, preferably in a higher education setting. Professional experience should include experience with an automated library system and experience with XML, HTML/CSS, and JavaScript. Some nights and weekends may be required.

Preferred qualifications: Circulation or interlibrary loan experience, and experience with some of the following programming languages: CFML, ASP, J2EE, J2SE, JSP, DHTML, and SQL.

Any equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Special Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

Knowledge of: high level of skill and experience in systems development and the implementation of web and database solutions including web-based learning/content/asset management and systems; XML, HTML/CSS, and Javascript; computer applications related to the work; understanding of the academic library s mission and vision in a hybrid, (print and digital), environment; understanding of the role of instructional technology in higher education; experience with automated library systems, including report management and production; Basic familiarity with reference resources and services preferred.

Skill in: demonstrated experience in leading and managing an information resources and technology program in a team based and collaborative environment; ability to work in a team-based environment, with colleagues inside and outside the library; ability to solve problems by independently analyzing systems and software for problem sources and solutions; aptitude with library and office technologies; commitment to high quality user service; ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and persuasively in verbal and written format.

Inspired by 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.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas (UST), Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than "Jobs at UST", the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

UST is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Full posting and application instructions


Position: Patron Services Librarian and Patron Services Coordinator (2 positions)
Library: Great River Regional Library System

Great River Regional Library (GRRL) system is one library system with 32 branch locations in Central Minnesota. With headquarters in St. Cloud, GRRL provides nearly one million items to almost 450,000 residents. We have the following opportunities where you can be part of inspiring Central Minnesota to shape the future through exploration, knowledge and connection.

Patron Services Librarian: This brand new position at GRRL will have a primary focus of creating and developing outreach opportunities region-wide. Other duties include providing reference and reader's advisory services, assisting with collection management and planning and implementing library programs for all ages throughout the region.

Position requires: Master's degree in Library Science with at least one year experience working in a library. Must have a valid driver's license for travel to branch libraries. Ideal candidate will bring creativity and vision to the development of this position.

Patron Services Coordinator: This position involves the supervision of all patron service operations at the St. Cloud Public Library. Duties include daily supervision of library staff, providing reference and reader's advisory services, planning and implementing programming, assisting with collection management, and providing building supervision and management.

Position requires: Master's Degree in Library Science and two years library experience including background in patron services and one year of supervisory experience. If you are seeking an opportunity to be challenged and inspired in a patron focused organization that values exceptional service, forward thinking and community focus, please apply at griver.org/jobs. Preference will be given to applications received by July 7, 2016.


Position: Research and Instruction Librarian
Library: St. Olaf College

St. Olaf College Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and service-oriented Research & Instruction (R&I) Librarian committed to public service in a liberal arts college environment. This librarian must have a strong interest in, and innovative perspective on, information literacy and teaching. As a highly collaborative member of the Research & Instruction department, the librarian serves as a liaison to several active departments - such as Asian Studies, History, Environmental Studies, and Social Work/Family Studies - to provide dynamic and passionate support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in those disciplines.

In concert with other librarians and instructional technologists, the librarian works with faculty and students in all disciplines to support and encourage the exploration and application of new technologies and methodologies for digital scholarship and scholarly inquiry. The librarian stays current with advances in information technology's impact on libraries and digital scholarship, including new forms of publishing, copyright, fair use, and accessibility.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Working closely with faculty, the librarian develops and teaches course-integrated information literacy sessions to deliver optimal research instruction in their disciplines.
  2. Continually improves subject expertise in order to provide faculty, students, and staff with specialized professional support to liaison departments and programs.
  3. Assists the St. Olaf community and the general public at the research desk, by phone, by e-mail, chat, and in personal meetings. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
  4. Develops, maintains, and promotes knowledge of teaching and research trends, emerging instructional technologies, and scholarly communication. Creates online teaching materials to support educational goals of the R&I department.
  5. Collaborates with instructional technology specialists in the application of technologies in instructional and research activities, including digital scholarship.
  6. As a member of the Bridge Consortium the librarian works collaboratively and in tandem with peers at Carleton College participating in all appropriate Bridge working groups, meetings and functions, in order to provide excellent access to joint library resources and to ensure that work is not duplicated and that costs are contained or reduced. Additionally, the librarian may be asked to provide services to Carleton College as part of the duties of this position.
  7. Participates in national, regional, and local associations and professional groups as appropriate. Contributes to the scholarship of the profession to share new information and expertise with academic colleagues.
  8. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned, depending upon additional expertise, interests, and the needs of the libraries.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or related discipline.
  • Excellent teaching skills.
  • Interest and passion in providing research assistance in an academic library including research/ reference service and library instruction.
  • Knowledge and interest in best practices and innovations in teaching and learning related to information literacy.
  • Knowledge and interest in current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library services.
  • Interest in and ability to form successful connections with students and other relevant groups, both on and off campus.
  • Ability to foster a supportive and collaborative work climate with a broad range of colleagues, including faculty and academic support staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on teams and independently.
  • Understanding of the nature and philosophy of a liberal arts college.

Preferred:

  • Additional graduate degrees, especially in History, Asian Studies, Environmental Studies or any interdisciplinary or social science discipline.
  • Experience teaching information literacy in an academic setting.
  • Experience in the application of instructional technologies in higher education.
  • Knowledge of a language other than English.

To apply, please use the online application form.


Position: Digital Collections Manager
Library: Gustavus Adolphus

Gustavus Adolphus College seeks a Digital Collections Manager for 35 hours per week for 45 weeks per year. The Digital Collections Manager works with the Library faculty to further the teaching mission of the Library and the College by facilitating access to information, especially through the library's electronic collections. This position plays a key role in supporting undergraduate and faculty research. Specifically, the Digital Collections Manager oversees the acquisition and handling of electronic and legacy print subscriptions, including managing access to materials through databases, the catalog, link resolver, proxy server, and library website. The manager promotes and oversees the daily operations of GustieScholar, the College's institutional repository, including uploading content, creating custom metadata records and facilitating access to scholarly materials within the repository.

Qualifications include: Bachelor's degree; strong organizational and problem-solving skills; familiarity with common office and internet applications; and a desire to continually learn new technologies; willingness to support the mission of the Library and College. Preferred qualifications include: experience working in an academic library or serials position; background in student employee supervision; knowledge of the software and products used in serials management, electronic resources management, and cataloging.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references to Human Resources, Gustavus Adolphus College, 800 West College Avenue, St. Peter, MN 56082. Applications may be submitted electronically to humanresources@gustavus.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

As an Affirmative Action employer, it is the policy and practice of Gustavus Adolphus College to provide equal employment opportunities for all. EOE/M/F/V/D


Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Library: Bethel University

As a Reference and Instruction Librarian, you'll support the Bethel community in the promotion, facilitation, and teaching of information literacy, research skills, active lifelong learning, and truth seeking. You'll also evaluate and communicate the effectiveness and value of the University Library achieved within the context of a broad array of resources the library collects and/or promotes.

Position Status - Full-Time, Exempt/Salaried
Months Per Year - 12
Benefits Eligible - Full Benefits
Resume Required - Yes
Job Number - MAF1100001
Posting Date - June 20, 2016

Responsibilities:

  • Provide liaison services to assigned departments/programs including:
    • Collaborate with faculty to prepare and deliver information literacy
    • Provide instruction both online and face-to-face
    • Create learning objects to facilitate the use of library resources, and to promote information literacy and quality research
  • Provide reference and research assistance in person, via email, chat, phone, etc.
  • Assess usability and user experience of library products, systems, and services using both qualitative and quantitative measurements. Bring user experience concepts to bear on the creation, development, and implementation of online and physical services in the library. Participate in development and enhancement of online services using html, CSS, jQuery and project management skills.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of academic research resources, print and online
  • Strong public service orientation, able to provide in-person and virtual professional service to a diverse clientele, including traditional day students, adult students, faculty, staff, and guests
  • Familiarity with the technologies needed to assist and teach library users (e.g., Microsoft operating system and Office Suite, chat, email, screen casting program, learning management system using html, CSS, jQuery and project management skills)
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work independently as well as in teams

Required Experience: 2 years' experience in an academic library setting preferred

Required Education: MLIS from an ALA accredited program required

Additional Information

  • Must be able to work in a sitting position at a computer for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods of time while teaching
  • Must be able to stoop down for, reach for, and lift library materials up to 20 pounds
  • This is a 1.00 FTE, 12 months per year position, and includes evening and weekend shifts.
  • It is expected that about half of the information literacy instruction sessions taught will take place off-campus or online.

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

https://www.bethel.edu/employment/openings/postings/2016/june/reference-instruction-librarian-maf1100001

Bethel University is a leader in Christ-centered higher education with approximately 6,300 students from 48 states and 32 countries enrolled in undergraduate, graduate, seminary, and adult education programs. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, with an additional seminary location in San Diego, California, and a satellite location in Bloomington, Minnesota, Bethel offers bachelor's and advanced degrees in nearly 100 fields. Educationally excellent classroom-based and online programs equip graduates to make exceptional contributions in life-long service to God and the world.

Bethel employs qualified individuals regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, or disability. Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


Position: Library Director (Search Extended)
Library: Glenwood City Public Library

The Glenwood City Public Library Board of Trustees is taking applications for a self-motivated person with good people skills and excellent general computer skills for the position of Library Director. The Director will work with the Board to determine the strategic direction and ways to assure continued levels of excellence as well as look for new and improved programming activities. This is a permanent position with approximately 30 hours per week. Currently, the library is open 40 hours per week, employs 1.75 FTEs, and operates out of its own building facility.

Grade 3 Library Certification or better is preferred, or, candidates must be prepared to take the appropriate courses for State of Wisconsin Grade 3 certification in an appropriate time frame. Please refer to the Wisconsin DPI website (http://dpi.wi.gov/sites/default/files/imce/pld/pdf/certmanual.pdf) for further information on certification requirements. Qualified candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter. The cover letter should describe why you have chosen to apply for this position and life experiences that have prepared you for this job. Email your information to: Julie Anderson, Board Vice President; littlejaa1@hotmail.com. Documents received by July 1, 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.


Position: AmeriCorps CTEP position
Library: Saint Paul Public Library - Central

Partner Agency: Saint Paul Public Library
Location(s): Central Library, 90 4th St W, Saint Paul MN 55102
Name of Site Supervisor and Title: Amanda Feist, Librarian for Workforce and Innovation Center

CTEP Program Description: The AmeriCorps Community Technology Empowerment Project (CTEP) bridges the "digital divide" for new Immigrants and low-income communities in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Join AmeriCorps CTEP and help make the information age accessible to all. CTEP sponsor organizations include: Saint Paul Neighborhood Network (SPNN), the Community Computer Access Network (CCAN), and the City of Minneapolis.

Site History and Mission: Saint Paul Public Library serves a diverse urban population of immigrants, refugees, and native born residents, who come to public libraries for computer classes, resume writing assistance, job-search skill building, assistive technology, English Language classes, homework help, literacy resources, information searches, and media training. George Latimer Central Library (288,438 visitors in 2010 with 8998 youth and teens attending programs) serves many job seekers and learners developing their digital literacy skills, including a growing number of learners who are homeless. Outreach to under-served groups is a key goal of the Public Library s work.

Recent renovations to George Latimer Central Library resulted in the creation of the Nicholson Workforce and Innovation Center, where the CTEP will primarily be housed. The Workforce and Innovation Center is a department devoted to the development of workforce skills, entrepreneurial activity, and creative work in Saint Paul. It houses a makerspace for adults equipped with a 3d printer, laser engraver, digitization equipment, artistic software and a recording area. The makerspace is designed to be an area for self-guided and assisted learning, experimentation and production.

Preferred Site Schedule for Member: George Latimer Central Library is open 7 days a week, Tuesday-Friday 9-5:30, Saturday 11-5, Sunday 1-5, Monday 12-8. Members will need to have availability on Monday evenings and some weekend days in combination with weekday hours.

In addition, members attend professional development days with their fellow CTEP members to enhance service-readiness skills, personal attributes in the workplace, and citizenship skills. These Corps days take place twice a month on the 1st and 3rdFridays from 9 AM to 4 PM, and these trainings are mandatory. Members also attend statewide AmeriCorps events, such as the Martin Luther King Day celebration, and/or serve on the statewide InterCorps Council.

Site Specific Responsibilities

  • Raise community awareness of the power of information that can be accessed for free at the public library.
  • Provide one to one tutorial assistance with electronic and print resources encouraging workforce skills development and word processing skills acquisition
  • Develop and teach classes focusing on technology needs and literacy, based on community need in varying locations with new and existing technology.
  • Extend technology training and classes to job searchers, English language learners, new immigrants, and diverse communities.
  • Create partnerships with community and cultural organizations, and strengthen existing collaborations with community partners.
  • Encourage a variety of age groups to consider the library as a partner for lifelong academic and technology learning.
  • Build meaningful mentoring opportunities for talented volunteers.
  • Recruit and train new volunteers.
  • Foster peer support and new opportunities for young people.
  • Create print and electronic educational documents to assist patrons with the creation of digital and physical products in the Innovation Lab
  • Develop classes and programs for adults to enhance technological literacy and enhance business networking in the community

How to Apply: Apply online at my.americorps.gov and click on "Apply to Serve" (be sure to search for the "Community Technology Empowerment Project" or "CTEP" when asked to indicate what program you would like to send your application to). Contact: Joel Krogstad, krogstad@spnn.org, 651.556.1384

We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request. Alternative formats of this document are also available.


Position: Law Library Director
Library: Anoka County

Opening Date: June 20, 2016
Closing Date: July 5, 2016
Salary : $58,185.00 - $88,196.00/annually
Job #16109

The Anoka County Law Library Director manages the county law library operation, reporting to the Law Library Board of Trustees, while working within the Anoka County system as a county employee. The Director supervises staff, engages in strategic planning, makes policies, prepares budgets, provides information services, administers programs, and manages law library facilities.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY): Manages the Anoka County Law Library, including maintaining adequate resources for legal research, ensuring library materials are kept current and in good condition, and tracking materials borrowed by library users.

  • Supervises staff and manages staff performance;
  • Develops, recommends, and implements policies to carry out the Law Library's mission, consistent with direction from the Law Library Board;
  • Keeps official bylaws, policies, and minutes of Law Library Board meetings and other records of the Law Library Board of Trustees on file;
  • Develops and improves law library services;
  • Manages the business needs of the law library, including preparing and administering the budget, writing reports, negotiating and managing contracts for the purchase of goods and services, and overseeing operations;
  • Is responsible for short-term, mid-range, and long-term planning;
  • Provides direct service to law library patrons;
  • Assists patrons with legal research needs;
  • Works cooperatively with the courts, the District Self-Help Program, self-help clinics, law schools, county departments and administration;
  • Represents the law library in the community, in committees, at clinics, and in cooperative ventures with the state law library, other law libraries, the county law library system, and other counties within the Tenth Judicial District; and
  • Has regular attendance during Anoka County business hour.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree in Library Science and/or Juris Doctor;
  • Experience in law library or self-help clinic preferred;
  • High level of proficiency in legal research, including online legal research tools including Westlaw;
  • Knowledge of Minnesota and federal law, the legal system, legal practice and procedures;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability;
  • Ability to work within a system that includes the Law Library Board of Trustees, courts, self-help organizations, county government, the public, attorneys, and unrepresented litigants;

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Provide high-quality legal research and support for attorneys, the public, and unrepresented litigants with limited resources;
  • Deal with difficult people and patrons experiencing high levels of stress;
  • Work within county government structure; and
  • Initiate, support, and develop clinical opportunities and work collaboratively with clinic partners, including the District Self-Help Program, legal aid, Minnesota law schools, the private bar, county attorney's office, public defender's office, and others.

Skill in:

  • Oral and written communication;
  • Legal research, including Westlaw;
  • Working with technology;
  • Selecting law library materials and services, including the use of technology in their delivery;
  • Dealing with individuals trained in the law and individuals who are not trained in the law.

Anoka County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. (TDD-for hearing impaired 763-323-5544). If you need an accommodation because of a disability, or have further questions regarding the application process, please call Employee Relations at 763-323-5525.

Grade Level 14 2016 Salary Range: $58,185 - $88,196 Hiring Range: $58,185 - $73,190 DOQ

Include responses to Supplemental Questions with the application no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date of the position. Resumes not accepted in lieu of the application. Apply online at: www.anokacounty.us


Position: Director
Library: Morris Public Library

Summary: The Morris Public Library is a city library located in west central Minnesota with a staff of 4.40 FTE and an annual operating budget of around $330,000. Over the last several years, the library staff has worked to expand programming, especially for children and teens, and added materials and programs for the community's growing Spanish-speaking population. The library has many strong community partnerships, including one with the local farmer's market, which is hosted on the library lawn throughout the summer. The Morris Public Library is open 54 hours per week, has 66,000 circulating items, and has an annual circulation of more than 114,000 items. The library is also part of the Viking Library System Horizon ILS with Enterprise as the discovery layer. The Library Board of Directors is in the early stages of looking at a building renovation or expansion to make sure the library continues to serve the changing needs of the community. We are looking for a library director who can maintain the quality programming and collections we already have, while also helping shape a community library of the future.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Hire, supervise, evaluate, and discharge staff as appropriate.
  • Prepare and manage the library budget based on input from the Board of Directors.
  • Oversee and implement library routines and practices.
  • Coordinate library programming with other city departments and community organizations.
  • Promote and engage community involvement in library activities.
  • Supervise the selection, acquisitions, and cataloging of all materials.
  • Keep current with industry standards, changing legislation and current library practices.
  • Oversee maintenance of the library facility.
  • Attend meetings of the Library Board, prepare the agenda and deliver a report to the board.
  • Attend other meetings as appropriate including the Morris City Council, Viking Library System, Friends of the Library, etc.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned by the Library Board.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Effective leadership capabilities.
  • High level of computer and technology skills.
  • Knowledge of current library principles and practices.
  • Ability to manage change.

Salary: The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $60,000, depending on qualifications.

To Apply: To apply for this position, please contact Morris Deputy Clerk Sandy Anderson at sandy@ci.morris.mn.us for an application. We also ask for a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three references with current contact information. Application materials can be emailed to Anderson or mailed to the city of Morris (City of Morris, Attn: Sandy Anderson, PO Box 438, Morris, MN 56267). This position will remain open until filled. Applications received by July 15, 2016 will be given the highest priority. Questions about the position can be directed to search committee member Peter Bremer at petersiobhan24@gmail.com. The City of Morris is an equal opportunity employer.


Position: Collection Management Specialist
Library: Mackin

Requirements:

  • Understanding of library practices and automation systems
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage several tasks at one time
  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a group

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of three years school library experience
  • Media Specialist certification -or- Master's in Library Science
  • Proficient in Spanish helpful but not required

Responsibilities:

  • Making specific recommendations for K-12 school libraries regarding needs in their collections
  • Evaluating children's and YA books, both fiction and nonfiction
  • Working with school librarians in evaluating their library collection
  • Creating and maintaining lists of materials relating to curricular subjects, fiction genres, and other topics - using reviews, samples
  • Researching, using bibliographic utilities
  • Researching school standards

Hours: Full-time day hours

Mackin is a friendly working environment, where qualified employees are eligible to enroll in the following benefits: PTO, 401 (k), Health Plan, Flex Plan, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, LTD and STD Insurance and Paid holidays

To Apply: Go to www.mackin.com and under the "About Us" section click on the employment tab, and then on the position, fill out questionnaire, attach resume and cover letter. All applications must include a cover letter in order to be considered.

Mackin Educational Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, veteran status, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, and the presence of mental, physical, or sensory disability, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local laws.


Position: Paid Research Library Internship
Library: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Description: The Research Library at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is seeking an Intern to assist with project work including:

  • Metadata creation and review: creating metadata in the Research Division publications database, enhancing metadata in the integrated library system, completing quality assurance checks of existing information, and performing copy and possibly original cataloging
  • RFID system implementation: creating connections between RFID tools and the cloud-based integrated library system and developing reports
  • Archival preservation: digitization of archival materials and creation of accompanying metadata and finding aids

The successful candidate will be expected to work 20 hours per week, sometime between the hours of 8 and 5, Monday through Friday. The internship will last until December 31, 2016, and is a paid position.

Qualifications:
Enrollment in an accredited master's program in Library and/or Information Science preferred
Coursework or work experience in archives, cataloging or using and assigning metadata preferred

Apply at: https://frb.taleo.net/careersection/09iintern/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=28160116057


Position: Acquisitions Specialist
Library: Legislative Reference Library

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library seeks a person who will be responsible for acquiring library materials in a timely and cost effective manner and maintaining an efficient acquisitions system in a professional, non-partisan manner.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; a minimum of two years' experience in a library, the book industry or a closely-related field; knowledge of Minnesota state government and basic understanding of the legislative process; demonstrated knowledge of computer skills (e-mail, file management, word processing and Internet searching skills); basic knowledge of database construction; and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desired characteristics: Curiosity, flexibility, and persistence in pursuing information; detail oriented.

This is a full-time, nonpartisan position with benefits. Minimum salary is $44,336.

The full job description is available here: http://www.leg.mn/webcontent/lrl/pdf/acqspecialist.pdf

Send resume and letter of interest by July 5, 2016 to jobs@lrl.leg.mn or:
Business Manager
Legislative Reference Library
645 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155

No calls please!

Equal Opportunity Employer


Position: Senior Library Assistant
Library: Legislative Reference Library

The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library seeks a friendly and detail-oriented person to manage the circulation functions of the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library, assist patrons with legislative history research, assist with processing print and electronic documents, and provide general support for the programs and services of the Library. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree; excellent public service and computer skills; demonstrated ability to understand complex processes; at least one year of previous library experience required; familiarity with the legislative process; and basic HTML knowledge.

Desired characteristics: Curiosity, flexibility, and persistence in pursuing information; approachable and accessible public service demeanor.

This is a 75%-time, nonpartisan position with benefits. Minimum salary is $29,926 for a 30-hour work week.

The full job description is available here: http://www.leg.mn/webcontent/lrl/pdf/libraryasst.pdf

Send resume and letter of interest by July 5, 2016 to jobs@lrl.leg.mn or:
Business Manager
Legislative Reference Library
645 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155

No calls please!

Equal Opportunity Employer


Position: Adjunct Librarian
Library: Southwest Minnesota State University

Southwest Minnesota State University's McFarland Library is seeking a part-time Adjunct Librarian to provide reference services. The anticipated start date for this position is August 22, 2016. The position will include some night and weekend hours. Required: MLS from an ALA accredited program; excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively. Other considerations: Academic library experience, reference experience. A letter of application addressing position qualifications, a curriculum vita, official transcripts, and the name, address, and telephone numbers of three references will need to be submitted through the online application system http://www.smsu.edu/administration/humanresources/neogov.cfm. Review of applications will begin July 1, 2016. Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.smsu.edu

SMSU is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and University System and is an equal opportunity employer.


Position: Library Department Manager - Selections
Library: Dakota County

Please apply on line at: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/Government/Jobs/JobOpenings/Pages/default.aspx

LIBRARY DEPARTMENT MANAGER - SELECTIONS - Job # 4148.16.001
POSTING TYPE: Open Competitive
DEPARTMENT: Library
HOURS: Full time
HIRING RANGE: $63,566- 71,511/year (109 Grade)
SALARY RANGE: Click Here here to view full salary range
LOCATION: Wescott Library, Eagan, MN
UNION: Non union
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on 6/30/16

Come join us at Dakota County and "Be more"! The work County government does is unique. You will not be just another employee; you'll be a valued employee making a difference in the lives of Dakota County residents every single day. We employ nearly 1800 skilled individuals whose talents and contributions makes Dakota County a premier place to live and work. Will you be the next person to join us at Dakota County?

The current vacancy is the Selection Manager position located at the Administrative Offices in the Wescott Library in Eagan.

The Selection Manager directs and manages an area of service involving the budgeting, selection, acquisition, preparation and access to materials and information for system wide collections. Supervision of staff, collaboration with other library units and county departments. Performs collection evaluation and analysis and makes recommendations to keep the collection current. The Selection Manager reports to the Collections Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA accredited master degree in Library Science with emphasis on area of department managed
    AND
  • Five years of direct experience in area of selection and collection analysis.
    AND
  • At least 2 years of library management experience included.
    OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions.

  1. Directs Library unit and provides system-wide coordination between unit staff and library and/or county management in areas of library policies and procedures.
  2. Develops library materials collections that are current and meet community needs.
  3. Responds to requests from library customers and staff in the process of identifying and selecting appropriate materials for purchase.
  4. Conducts regular data driven collection analysis and evaluation.
  5. Prioritizes, allocates and administers budget for library materials.
  6. Directs responsibilities and activities of unit staff.
  7. Communicates and collaborates regularly with branches, library administration and vendors.
  8. Provides information to the public by adhering to professional reference standards.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties 1-8 are essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Thorough knowledge of and experience with library science systems, principles, and procedures
  • Experience with supervising and coordinating the work of a staff of professional librarians and clerical support personnel.
  • Demonstrated examples of leadership and decision making skills/abilities.
  • Ability to evaluate products and services based on collected data, staff and customer feedback.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with customers, vendors, and co-workers.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage time effectively.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work is primarily sedentary, although there is some walking, travel, and carrying of lightweight items such as briefcases, notebooks, and work papers. The work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. May require occasional travel.

SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.