Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Library Technician Job at Dakota Technical College

$14.61 - $20.31 hourly

Date Posted:                            02/02/2010
Closing Date:                           02/05/2010
Working Title:                          Library Technician
Hiring Agency:                        MN St Colleges & Universities
Division/Bureau:                      Dakota County TC
Location:                                 Rosemount
Who May Apply:                      Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:                      10MNSC000039
Employment Conditions:           Permanent, Part-time , 75%
Work Shift:                              Day Shift
Days of Work:                         Monday-Friday , 07:30 AM-02:00 PM
Travel Required:                       no
Job Grouping:                          Education and Libraries
Classified Status:                     Classified

Job Description: This position is Part-Time, Monday through Friday, 6.5 hours per day with an unpaid lunch. Hours are reduced during the summer months.

The purpose of this position is to assist library patrons in locating materials through oversight of circulation, inter-library loan, and assisting with reserves and periodicals. This involves opening the library, maintaining the appearance of public spaces, responding to requests for basic resource assistance, circulation of materials, processing inter-library loan requests, weeding of materials, and providing work direction to work study-students.


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.
  • English (fluent speaking, writing and reading).
Preferred Qualifications:  Ability to work independently and within a team.
Ability to follow directions closely and react quickly to assist patrons.
Well organized and efficient.
Ability to work under stress of many users needing simultaneous assistance. Attention to detail and accuracy. 
Ability and willingness to learn new developing library operations and technologies that affect this position.

Selection Process: The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Your resume will be entered into a database. The software program matches your skills with the skills needed to perform the duties of the position. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.

How to Apply: You are strongly encouraged to submit your resume to the database through the online Resume Builder at . You may copy and paste your existing resume or let the software create a resume for you. You may edit your resume later should your contact information or experience change. The Resume Builder also collects your work preference information so we can match you with this posting and future job openings to which you apply.

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do to submit another. However, to ensure consideration for this position, both new and returning applicants need to apply directly to this posting number by checking the Apply for this job box found near the top of this announcement.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to both your current and anticipated Human Resources offices.

If you wish to apply with a paper copy, submit your resume AND a completed State of Minnesota Employment Application form to: Minnesota Management Budget (MMB), 400 Centennial Office Building, 658 Cedar Street, St. Paul, MN 55155. Be sure to indicate the posting number of this job on your application. The paper application is available on the State Employment Web and MMB web sites, at any state agency HR office, or by calling 651-259-3637.

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use critieria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Contact for More Information:  Lynne Weierke, HR, 651-423-8339; lynne.weierke@dctc.mnscu.edu.