Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Library Technician (Classified AFSCME)

  • Check-out/check-in library materials and other circulation functions
  • Assist clientele in finding needed library materials and performing on-line database searches
  • Create, process, and track purchase orders
  • Maintain and update inventory records for periodical and serial materials
  • Provide clerical support for library

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Ability to 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.
  • Ability to 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:

  • Two year degree. Library technician degree
  • One year of library work experience.

Application Procedure:
TO APPLY: Submit your resume on-line to Requisition #09MNSC000215 at www.careers.state.mn.us. This position will be open for application on the Minnesota Management and Budget site from June 21, 2009, through July 6, 2009.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Branch Out 2009 – Beyond Your Comfort Zone

This conference is consistently one of the best conferences for library support staff and paraprofessionals. I strongly encourage you to attend if possible.

Branch Out 2009 – Beyond Your Comfort Zone

August 4-5, 2009
Willmar, MN

Branch Out is a conference designed by and for library paraprofessionals, support staff, and media specialists. Its purpose is to bring library staff from all around Minnesota and the surrounding region together for career development and networking opportunities.

Visit www.branchoutmn.org for registration form, registration/payment instruction, and program descriptions.