Thursday, May 14, 2015

MN Job Posting: Library Assistant/Student Worker

DEED seeks library assistant/student worker

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 agency staff and partners. The student worker will get lots of experience responding to interlibrary loan requests, cataloging, fielding reference questions and possibly working to transition the library to SharePoint.

Library Assistant/Student Worker Paraprofessional Senior
15DEED000076 (posting number)
Application deadline is June 5, 2015

$ 14.35-$ 17.49 hourly
Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Working Title:

Library Assistant
Hiring Agency:

Employment & Econ Development Dept

St. Paul
Who May Apply:

Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:

Employment Conditions:

Limited, Part-time , 40%
Work Shift:

Day Shift
Days of Work:

Travel Required:

Job Grouping:

General Administration
Classified Status:


Job Description:

This position will work about 16 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. Duties:

1. Assist librarian with collection management.
2. Oversee library facility, maintaining computers and other equipment.
3. 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 up to 16 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.

(Note: 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:

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 to apply for this position 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 or by contacting us at 711 or the preferred relay service.
Contact for More Information:

Janice Cano, 651/259-7091

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Job Posting: State Library Services Literacy VISTA

Help State Library Services build curriculum to support public libraries in developing, delivering and assessing high-quality, outcome-driven early childhood services that improve school readiness in at-risk populations. Collaborate with youth librarians and childcare providers to establish a framework that nurtures meaningful library-childcare provider partnerships. 

Apply now to be a Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA at the Minnesota State Library Services (applications accepted until position is filled). The Literacy VISTA will begin a full year of service on August 3, 2015.

The State Library Services Literacy VISTA will be a part of a cohort of more than 30 Minnesota Literacy Council VISTAs working to build a strong foundation for literacy and academic achievement in Minnesota. In return, you receive unique opportunities for personal and professional development, and for building marketable skills in a supportive environment. Learn more about serving as a Literacy VISTA:

Contact: Jackie Blagsvedt, State Library Services, 651-582-8805

Job pays: Biweekly living allowance $450 and a $5730 Education Award after 1 year of service.

Starts: 08/03/2015

Apply by: 05/15/15

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ramsey County Law Library Assistant Position

The Ramsey County Law Library invites applications (including resume and cover letter)  for the position of Law Library Assistant.  This is a summer, part-time position with an application deadline of May 8, 2015.

$15.00 /Hour 
LOCATION: (Ramsey County Court House) 15 Kellogg Blvd. West, St Paul, Minnesota 
The current vacancy is for a temporary Law Library Assistant working mid June through the end of August 2015, three days per week.

To organize and shelve library materials such as books, periodicals, and pamphlets; to file loose-leaf updates and other supplements into existing materials; to staff the circulation desk, checking library materials in and out, collecting fees, and maintaining manual and on-line records; to respond to general questions and provide assistance to customers in person and on the telephone; to keep the physical premises looking organized and welcoming; and other duties as assigned.
Education:  High School degree or equivalent.

Experience:  Six months filing experience

Desirable Qualification:  Alpha-numeric filing experience.
For more information including application, please see the listing on the Ramsey County Law Library homepage:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

LIT Program Event: Panel Discussion on Saturday, May 9th

The MCTC Library Information Technology department invites you to an End of Year Event/Student Panel Discussion.

Join us on Saturday, May 9th from 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. in the MCTC Library's Alternative Press Multi-prupose Space to hear about life after LIT, with specific emphasis on the various educational and career pathways of three LIT graduates.

There will be a social outing to the Third Bird immediately following the panel discussion.

To RSVP, please email: Thomas.Eland(at) by Thursday, May 7th.

Program Panelists:

Katherine (Kat) Arndt
Graduated from the LIT program in May 2010 and from the psychology program at Metropolitan State University. Kat will graduate from the UW - Madison M.A.L.I.S. program in August 2015. While attending college and library school Kat worked as an intern and full-time temporary employee at the Minnesota Digital Library, and as a reference services intern and an Information Commons Specialist at Metropolitan State University. She is currently working on establishing an internship at the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy.

Scott Williams
Graduated from the LIT program in May 2013 and transferred to the Metropolitan State University history program, from which he will graduate in August 2015. Scott works as a library technician at the Dewitt Wallace Library at Macalester College and interned at the East Side Freedom Library as a cataloger/researcher. Scott will be attending the online graduate program at the UW - Milwaukee School of Information Studies starting in September 2015.

Heidi Anderson-Ferdinand
Graduated from the LIT program in May 2013 and transferred to the Metropolitan State University history program, from which she will graduate in August 2015. Heidi has works as a public library paraprofessional in circulation. She did two internships in Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts at the U of M Anderson Library She also did an internship at East Side Freedom Library and the Walker Art Library. Heidi will be attending the online graduate program at the UW - Milwaukee School of Information Studies starting in September 2015.

Friday, April 17, 2015

MN Job Posting: Library Assistant III

Library Assistant III

The University of St. Thomas invites applications for a Library Assistant III. This position includes primary responsibility for the successful delivery of circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan services at the Archbishop Ireland Memorial Library. The person in this position is responsible for assisting faculty, students, and staff; proposing, implementing, and interpreting library policies; circulating and maintaining the collections; and opening and/or closing the library. Responsibilities may include hiring, training, supervising and evaluating student workers.

Qualifications: Equivalent to a high school diploma and four years of previous library experience including experience with automated library systems required. Bachelor's degree and experience with circulation or interlibrary loans strongly preferred. 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.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MELSA Office Manager

The Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA) is the largest of twelve regional library systems in the State of Minnesota. It includes the eight Twin Cities metro library systems (the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott and Washington, and the city of St. Paul) for a total of 100 branches. MELSA's mission is to make great metro public libraries better.

The Office Manager is an integral member of the seven-person MELSA staff. The candidate must be an organized, efficient self-starter capable of working effectively with staff and with members of MELSA's two boards (the Board of Trustees and the Advisory Board), MELSA teams and interest groups, building management, and various vendors.

While the Office Manager's primary duties are providing administrative support to the MELSA Boards and supporting the functions of the MELSA office, there is a wide range of duties involved.

HOURS: 30 Hours per Week, Monday-Friday
SALARY RANGE: $44,357- $69,308/annum
LOCATION: 1619 Dayton Ave. St. Paul, MN 55104-1849
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 

• Associates Degree or two years of technical training in Office Administration or similar field, AND
• Three to five years progressively responsible experience in office administration.
• Or, an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

• Experience working with public library systems in Minnesota or other States/Territories
• Experience working with Governing and/or Advisory Library Boards

  • Arrange and implement all aspects for Board meetings (assembling and distributing board packets, reserving/setting up meeting space, ordering meals, etc.).
  • Attend Board meetings and record and transcribe meeting minutes.
  • Attend/support other MELSA team and interest group meetings as needed.
  • Prepare a variety of statistical reports.
  • Develop and maintain historical files.
  • Handle administrative tasks such as working with the delivery service, ordering supplies, managing the office supply budget, and sorting mail.
  • Work with office equipment vendors/service providers to maintain phones, postage meter, fax machines, printers, etc.
  • Answer phones and relay messages, providing courteous and informed answers to inquiries (or routing inquiries to appropriate staff), and serve as the point of contact for visitors to the MELSA office.
Please visit the Dakota County website to learn more about this exciting opportunity. For a complete listing of our open positions and how to apply for these opportunities please visit us at: