Monday, December 15, 2014

MN Job Posting

Wilder Foundation Library Assistant

The Wilder Foundation is hiring a full-time Library Assistant. Responsibilities will include cataloging, conducting literature searches, and assisting library customers. We are looking for a current MLIS student or recent graduate, or someone with a minimum of four years of special library experience. The Amherst H. Wilder Foundation is a St. Paul-based nonprofit community organization that helps children, families, and older adults through direct service programs, research, leadership development, and community building. The library is based within Wilder Research, the research arm of the Foundation that works with organizations to study the effectiveness of their services and the trends and issues that affect their work. The library is a three-person team that provides information, knowledge management, and copyediting services to Foundation staff.

For a full description and to apply:

Application deadline is 1/8/15.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Acquisitions/Serials Coordinator at Augsburg College

Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Acquisitions/Serials 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 Coordinator also manages the library’s serials holdings.

The position begins January 26, 2015.  This position is 1.0 FTE (40 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 and/or experience managing serials.  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).
Manages serials collection:  cataloging, claiming, filing, and stack maintenance.
Supervises students who assist in acquisitions and serials functions.

About Augsburg College
Augsburg College 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

Among the distinctive features of the college are its deep dedication to civic and community engagement, robust undergraduate research programs, and a strong belief in the integration of liberal arts and professional studies across all programs. The College’s commitment to the local neighborhood and the world is enhanced through the work of four signature centers:  the Christensen Center for Vocation, the Center for Global Education, the Sabo Center for Citizenship and Learning, and the Strommen Center for Meaningful Work.  Augsburg’s commitment to diversity is reflected in the student body: for the past four years, students of color comprised nearly 40 percent of the incoming first-year class. With approximately 1,000 students living on campus, Augsburg engages students in a wide range of co-curricular activities, including NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletics. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.

Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas in the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city’s largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg; the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away.  In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a vibrant branch campus in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System.  In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Mexico, Guatemala, and Namibia.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a resume or CV and a cover letter through our online application. Application deadline is December 22, 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 competencies.

Required Experience

  • Associates degree in Library Information Technology or BA/BS required.
  • 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.
  • Familiarity with serials management preferred.

For additional information and to apply, please go to

Thursday, October 30, 2014

MN Job Posting: Library Technology Support Specialist

CLOSING DATE:11/10/14 11:59 PM
The joint Libraries at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, invite applications for the full time position of Library Technology Support Specialist.

The Library Technology Support Specialist is primarily responsible for creating and maintaining Library, SJU Archives and CSB Archives web pages; for processing and loading digital objects to image repository programs; for providing technical support to library departments and archives; and for data collection and analysis related to library operations. This position is also responsible for providing technical assistance to departments utilizing museum and archives software and for maintaining digital preservation inventory documents. The Library Technology Support Specialist may provide direct support for library patrons and may supervise one or more student assistants. This is a service-oriented position requiring interaction with faculty, students, staff, and other members of the community as well as external vendors and service providers.
Bachelor's degree with technical background required; library experience preferred.  
Advanced understanding of the following software and coding:  Access, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, XHTML and CSS.  
Demonstrated ability to acquire new software and programming skills. 
The successful candidate will exhibit excellent interpersonal and communications skills in order to effectively communicate with customers.  This position requires a high degree of accuracy with the ability to work with details while handling multiple priorities.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a high level of initiative with the ability to function autonomously.  This position will require the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and be able to diagnose problems and propose workable solutions.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online by clicking on "Apply" above. A complete application includes completion of the application form, and attach a cover letter and resume.

Application deadline is November 10, 2014.

Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.

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!