Thursday, October 23, 2014

Open Access Week at MCTC Library!

This week is International Open Access Week (October 20-26th 2014)!

MCTC Library is celebrating this week and some of your fellow classmates have been helping out!  The Library Community & Outreach Services class created three student projects to get out the word about Open Access:

The first project is a online guide to Open Access:

The second project is an Open Access pamphlet available in the library.  You can find in on the Open Access book display in the library lab area.

The third project is an event coming up this Saturday October 25th: Open Access Jeopardy will be begin at 2:00pm in the MCTC library.  Stop by to test your knowledge of Open Access and win candy or buttons!

Curious about what Open Access is or why it might be important?  Check out this video put together by PhD comics:


Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Metro State University Library Event

The Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center: Library Building 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
We hope to see you at one of the two events next week celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center.

Join us as we reflect back on 10 years of the Library and Learning Center and celebrate this unique partnership between the university and public library.

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m., at the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Join us for this family friendly event full of fun activities. With door prizes and many giveaways!

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m., Library, Room 302
Join us as we reminisce and reflect on the impact the Library and Learning Center has on its communities. Food and drink will be provided.

For more information please contact Katherine Arndt at

Friday, October 17, 2014

MN Job Posting: Records Management Assistant

Records Management Assistant

The person selected for this position will be working in our corporate records center in Minneapolis. This position will support practices outlined in our records management policies, assist staff, and manage processes in support of the records management system.

The work will include:
·        Assisting users with requests for information and in locating a variety of information for their use in completing project work
·        Organizing and filing electronic and paper project file materials; processing and data entry of incoming information and applying classification schemes so records are handled using established controls and practices
·        Requesting and transferring materials to off-site storage
·        Helping in the orientation, training and cross-training of new employees and users and supporting branch office records management services
·        Providing network file maintenance services to protect the integrity of the organizational structure and records
·        Assisting with legal hold processes
·        Maintaining and updating the operating procedures of the records center
·        Ensuring adequate levels of supplies are maintained for records center personnel

Minimum Qualifications
·        Ability to maintain attention to detail
·        Data entry skills
·        Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications
·        Ability to communicate clearly about scope and cost of services to internal clients
·        Ability to communicate with other records staff and supervisor about workload and other challenges
·        Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
·        Good problem solving skills
·        Ability to suggest and or develop new processes to meet the changing demands for information by staff
·        Two year technical degree or equivalent experience in a records center or other administrative role
·        Satisfactory driving record in accordance with Barr's vehicle use policy

Preferred Qualifications
·        College degree, including specialized courses in records management
·        Experience with databases, especially InMagic solutions (Presto, Genie)

Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Barr Engineering Company strives to make accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance with completing the application process, please call 952-832-2600, or toll free at 800-632-2277.

Barr Engineering Company is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status.

Apply online:

MN Job Posting: Public Services Manager

Work Title: Public Services Manager​

Posting Closing Date: 10/24/2014
Position Classification: Office Services Supervisor 2
Bargaining Unit: MMA 216
Employment Condition: Full-time, Unlimited, Exempt
Office: St. Paul Campus, Library Services
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (hours may vary and also may include nights, weekends, holidays.)

This position performs professional and supervisory library work involving the management of day-to-day activities related to the circulation of library materials, provision of computer support to library patrons, and access to library services at Metropolitan State University. The position supervises classified staff in Public Services (Circulation, Information Commons, and Interlibrary Loan).

Minimum Position Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree with three years of managerial/supervisory experience for a substantial number of full-time employees or Master’s degree in Library Science with three years professional library experience.
* Customer service experience in a library.
* Ability to work independently and collegially in a stimulating and rapidly changing environment. 
* Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; excellent interpersonal skills.
* Knowledge of and commitment to serving a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse clientele.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent combination of experience and education.
* Strong grounding in common library principles.
* Academic library experience.
* Supervisory experience in a union environment.
* Experience with the Aleph 500 library system.
* Experience with Interlibrary Loan operations.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office.

Salary Range: $19.56 - $28.27 hourly, $40,841 - $59,028 annually (Based on experience & qualifications)

Application Procedure:
Applications will only be accepted through the State of Minnesota Employment site at from October 9, 2014 until October 24, 2014.

Monday, September 29, 2014

MN Job Posting: Library Aid

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Library Aid

We are looking for a person to work part-time as a library aide for the Legislative Reference Library. The position is for 20 hours per week. The starting hourly wage is $14.44; it is an hourly position with no benefits.

Duties include answering the phone at the Library’s circulation desk, photocopying, scanning, filing, shelving, and general clerical tasks.

Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel, and computer/network file structures desired. Candidates should have good social skills and be able to interact with a wide range of patrons. Attention to detail is important.

If you are interested, please stop in the library for an application, or download at:here

Send application to or:

Legislative Reference Library
Attn: Personnel
645 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155

No calls please!

Deadline: October 10, 2014

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MN Job posting: Acquisitions Coordinator

Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Interim
Acquisitions Coordinator.  The Coordinator performs the procurement
function for library materials in all formats so that students and faculty
have access to current relevant library resources.

The interim position begins October 15 with a three-week training period of
10 hours per week and continues for one to three months at 20 hours per
week.  The successful applicant will be invited and encouraged to apply for
the regular position of Acquisitions Coordinator.  That position is 0.875
FTE (35 hours per week) with full benefits included.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to pay attention to details,
be accurate, be skillful with numbers, follow established procedures, work
independently, solve problems, and multi-task.  The successful candidate
will have experience with library and vendor online databases used for
ordering and managing library materials.  The candidate should have an
understanding of online accounting systems which help manage finances.

Primary Responsibilities
Orders all library resources:  pre-searches, transmits, receives, and
processes invoices of orders.

Downloads library records from OCLC cataloging database into III
acquisitions database.

Enters vendor, cost, and selector information into III database and assigns
fund accounts.

Submits invoices to Administrative Accounting Office and monitors,
troubleshoots, and balances library account in the College?s computer
financial system (Agresso).

Supervises students who assist in acquisitions functions.

About Augsburg College
Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers more than 50
undergraduate majors and 9 graduate degrees to approximately 3,600 students
of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college
focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential
education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg
education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional
studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped
by its urban and global settings.  For more information consult the
following URL

Application Process
To apply, please submit a *resume or CV* and a *cover letter* through our
online application. Application deadline is October 6, 2014.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race,
age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected
class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an
academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus
encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these

Required Experience
Associates degree in Library Information Technology or BA/BS and one year of related experience required.

Strong communication skills required: speaking, writing, and listening.

Required computer skills:  Excel, Word.

Required skills/abilities:  attention to detail, accuracy, skill with
numbers, following established procedures, working independently,
problem-solving, multi-tasking.

Experience/knowledge of OCLC preferred.

Familiarity with library catalogs and basic searching (III or other catalog
vendor) preferred.

Familiarity with publishers and their ordering processes preferred.

Additional Requirement
During training period of 3 weeks, availability for 10 hours per week
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday?Friday.  During
remainder of interim period, availability for 20 hours per week between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday?Friday.

For additional information and to apply, please go to