Monday, August 22, 2016

Student Survey: Fall 2016 Student Success Day LIT ProgramMixer

Dear LIT students,

The LIT faculty are organizing an event just for you, to be held on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016, which is MCTC's Student Success Day!

Please take a brief survey to let us know if you are interested and available to attend this event. Please complete the survey by Friday, August 26th.

Thank you!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

MN Paid Internship: General Mills Archives Department Internship

Paid internship in Metro Minnesota, now accepting applications from students with cataloging experience. Full details here.

Friday, July 29, 2016

MCTC Library is Hiring for Fall 2016



Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Job Description and Employment Information

DEPT NAME: Library

SUPERVISOR: Scott Rosales.

PHONE: (612) 659 - 6290

LOCATION: Whitney Hall, Library

JOB TITLE: Library Student Employee

LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Academic Year 2016-2017. (Length of employment determined by Student Employment authorization)

HOURLY WAGE: $9.50

REQUIRED HOURS: Special consideration will be given to students available evenings (after 4pm) and Saturdays (9am-4pm).

PURPOSE OF JOB: To assist the MCTC community in accessing the library’s collection through the use of library tools, and to help maintain the findability of the library’s collection.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Library work-study students are typically assigned to perform the following tasks:
  • Service desk assistance to students, faculty and staff
    • Check material in and out
    • Introductory help with searching the library catalog.
    • Help with basic printing, copying and technical support
  • Collection and library maintenance
    • Shelve books
    • Inventory collection
    • Clean
  • Technical services
    • Process new books and other collection materials
    • Update or withdraw currently owned items
Additional projects and tasks will also be assigned as needed.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
We will most seriously consider students with the following:
  • Experience with tutoring, especially in areas related to ITEC or BTEC
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to effectively use modern computer applications, including search engines, the library catalog, e-mail, and MS Office.
  • Previous employment in libraries or other information agencies.
  • Enrollment or completion of INFS 1000.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
* Student worker will develop  Communication and Interpersonal   skills when staffing the service desks assisting students, faculty, and staff with access to materials as well as daily interactions with library staff.
* Student worker will develop Technical skills when assisting patrons with troubleshooting problems  involving  computer applications such as MS Office, with printing issues, and while working daily with library software.
* Student worker will develop Research skills when using the library catalog on a daily basis to search for materials for members of the MCTC community.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Job: Library Technician at Faribault Minnesota Correctional Facility

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Closing Date: 05/17/2016
Hiring Agency: Department of Corrections
Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Faribault Minnesota
Work Shift/Work Hours: Monday-Friday evenings 6:20 PM - 8:40 PM, and Saturday noon - 5:00 PM
Days of Work: Varies
Days Off: Sunday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $16.21 - $22.53 /hourly; $33,846 - $47,043 /annually
Classified Status: Classified 
   
Job Summary
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has an opening for a Library Technician at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault.  This position is designated as part-time and will be scheduled to work at least 16 hours per two-week pay period during the days/hours specified above.  The work schedule will vary and be shared with another part-time Library Technician.

This position updates and maintains the circulation of library materials; provides staffing of libraries during working hours including evenings and weekends as scheduled; maintains documentation of offender attendance and use of library materials; and supervises the use of the law library.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Facilitate the circulation of library materials.
  • Supervise the law library.
  • Update, repair and maintain library materials. 
  • This position has direct contact with offenders.
Minimum Qualifications:
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:
  • Working knowledge of library classification system(s) and standard library reference tools sufficient to assist clients in locating materials and conducting research.
  • Ability to apply and support detailed coding or cataloging systems sufficient to create tracking for new print and non-print library acquisitions and locate and replace existing materials.
  • Operate personal computers, use various software and web-based applications, and other office equipment sufficient to locate catalog information, word-process documents, complete forms and prepare reports. 
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing sufficient to determine and respond to the informational needs of clients of varied educational levels and backgrounds; to train, direct and evaluate work of student clerical staff; and to assist the professional library staff to maintain the library collection according to library policy and procedures.
Preferred Qualifications:
The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:
  • An Associate's degree or higher.
  • Experience working in a library setting.
  • Experience working in an educational setting.
  •  Experience working in a correctional setting.
For more information and to apply: mn.gov/careers
Select "Get Started" under External Applicants
Search: Library Technician 5219

Job: Part Time Desk Assistant at Owatonna Public Library

Part Time Desk Assistant
Owatonna Public Library

Closing Date: Mon. 05/16/16 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary:
$15.65 - $17.39 Hourly
 Hours: Part-Time 25 hours per week
Location:105 North Elm Ave., Owatonna, MN


Nature of Work: To provide a variety of clerical support to the library staff and to assist the public in the use of library materials, equipment, and services. Work schedule includes evening and weekend hours.

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide a variety of services to the public: 
    • Charge and discharge materials; sort; shelve.
    • Distribute and record newspapers and other materials.
    • Barcode and inventory materials; input data.
    • Answer telephone; provide information requested or refer caller to appropriate party. Assist public in obtaining material through directions, reserves, or retrieval. Assist public in using public access computers, library catalog.
    • Provide readers' advisory.
    • Register new patrons.
    • Collect fines and fees.
    • Reserve materials.
    • Notify patrons via telephone, e-mail, etc.
    • Present programs and assist at programs: Introduce, distribute and collect evaluation tools, gather supporting materials, etc.
    • Provide juveniles with a full range of library services, including assistance with computers.
    • Maintain materials and equipment.
    • Other tasks as assigned
  • Extent and type of interaction with the public
    • Represents City government through direct contact with the public. First point of contact for the public with the library, via walk-in, telephone, electronic communication.
    • Answers questions, directs inquiries, assists in equipment use, materials use, notifies patrons of overdue/new/reserved materials:
      • Answers citizen questions through daily telephone and internet contacts.
      • Responds to citizen inquiries regarding City government in person, by telephone, and electronically.
      • Daily contact with the public.

Qualifications:

High school education and two years of retail and customer service experience and/or two years' experience in working with children. Prior knowledge of libraries. Demonstrable keyboarding skill. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook software. Experience searching and evaluating a variety of sources, including the Internet. Ability to multi-task.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience using Dynix/Horizon or other integrated library system. Experience in Enterprise Catalog, MNLink and dedicated databases.

Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands:  
  • The normal workday shall vary and the normal work week is twenty-five (25) hours.
  • Indoor office environment
This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of forty (40) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.

To Apply: Visit the City of Owatonna's website: www.ci.owatonna.mn.us and click on Employment.  Applications must be submitted online by 4:30pm, Monday, May 16, 2016.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job: Part Time Assistant Children's Librarian at Owatonna Library

Part Time Assistant Children's Librarian
Owatonna Public Library

Closing Date: Mon. 05/16/16 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary: $17.06 - $18.95 Hourly
Hours: Part-Time 25 hours per week
Location:105 North Elm Ave., Owatonna, MN


Nature of Work: Provides library service to children, parents, and caregivers. In charge of children's service area and its day-to-day operation.

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide a variety of services to the public:
    • Charge and discharge materials.
    • Register patrons, update patron files.
    • Take requests for reserves and interlibrary loans.
    • Assist in finding and using library materials.
    • Instruct in use of library technology.
  • Prepare and conduct storytimes and activities for children and families.
  • Promote library service and reading.
  • Maintain materials, equipment and supplies. Repair or withdraw materials as necessary.
  • Record statistics.
  • Provide an attractive, safe and inviting atmosphere in the children's service area. Create and maintain developmentally appropriate displays.
  • Monitor internet activity.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications:

High School diploma or G.E.D. Two years' library or related experience. Experience in working with programs for children. Personal computer competency. 

Preferred Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in Elementary Education.

Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands:  
  • The normal workday shall vary and the normal work week is twenty-five (25) hours.
  • Indoor office environment
This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of forty (40) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.

To Apply: Visit the City of Owatonna's website: www.ci.owatonna.mn.us and click on Employment.  Applications must be submitted online by 4:30pm, Monday, May 16, 2016.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.