Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Job Posting: Library Assistant for Department of Employment and Economic Development

Working Title: Library Assistant
Hiring Agency: Department of Employment & Econonic Development
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 14DEED000082
Employment Conditions: Limited, Part-time , 20%
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday

Job Description:
This position will work about 10-15 hrs a week, for 6 months.

Help support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for DEED staff and partners. DEED is the state's principal economic development agency and its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development. 

  • Assist librarian with collection management.
  • Oversee library facility, maintaining computers and other equipment.
  • Update library's website.
Please note that this position would initially be set up for 6 months, with the possibility of an extension, up to 36 months.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Completion of two (2) to three (3) years of post-secondary education in library and information science.
  • Must be able to work 10-15 hours per week.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of computer and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Ability to interact with clients and staff in a courteous, pleasant and professional manner.
To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker, you must be a student enrolled in an educational program or planning to enroll within three months. Students may be "off" for the summer or for one semester/quarter and remain employed as student workers, but such absences cannot exceed one semester/quarter in a year. For this vacancy, students must be enrolled in a post-secondary or graduate program. If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Educational Verification form prior to appointment.

At this level-- Student Worker, Para-Professional-Senior--students have generally completed at least 2-3 years of post-secondary education related to the program in which they are employed.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Web design and library experience.
  • Familiarity and understanding of library systems Aleph and OCLC for interlibrary loan, basic cataloging and periodicals managment.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Selection Process
The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, April 30. (search by posting number: 14DEED000082)

Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State's selection process, go to <>.

Anyone with a disability who believes they may need an accommodation should contact the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, in advance, so any necessary arrangements can be made. To request an accommodation, email <> or call 651-259-7094 (MN Relay 711 or MN Relay 1-800-627-3529).

Contact for More Information:
Sue Zeches, 651-259-7107 <>

Dru E. Frykberg, M.L.S. | Senior Librarian
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
1st National Bank Building, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E200 St. Paul MN 55101
Direct: 651-259-7177 TTY: 651-296-3900
Web: and

Monday, April 14, 2014

HCL Summer Internship

Literacy Activities Intern

Opening Date: 4/16/14

Closing Date:   5/7/14

Job Type: Internship

Location: North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Avenue North, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position
Develop programs, services, and resources to support literacy initiatives at the Library. This is an excellent opportunity for students in early elementary education, early childhood development (and related fields), or youth services librarianship to gain real work experience in the field.

This unpaid internship is for the summer, June – August 2014, 8-12 hours a week (variable) for 120 hours and can be used for college credit or work experience. Hours are Monday - Friday afternoons and evenings. Saturdays are available as well.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
·      In partnership with library staff, plan and deliver programming focusing on children from birth to 11 and their caregivers.
·      Develop creative and engaging projects and activities to enhance learning and literacy in a drop-in environment.
·      Assist in creating a safe, respectful, and literacy-rich learning environment in the children’s area of the library; making use of the Family Play and Learn Spot and Discovery Room.
·      Establish supportive relationships with youth and their caregivers.
·      Keep accurate records of participation and prepare reports of activities.
·      Library school students given additional duties involving children’s collection maintenance.

Best-Qualified Candidates will:
·      Be a student completing an associate’s, bachelors, or master's degree in an Education-related field or Library Science.
·      Be creative, reliable, patient, adaptable, and possess the ability to approach and engage youth on a one-to-one basis.
·      Possess a strong commitment to literacy and libraries.
   Have not previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library.

To Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Thursday, April 10, 2014

HCL Summer Internship

Preservation Internship

Opening Date:  4/9/14

Closing Date:   4/30/14

Job Type: Internship

Location:  Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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

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

Primary Duties and responsibilities include:
·       Preservation bookbinding
·       Construction of preservation enclosures for library materials
·       Simple mending of library materials
·       General processing of library materials including some clerical work

Best Qualified Candidates will:
·       Have attention to detail and good manual dexterity
·       Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful
·       Have not had an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past
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