Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MN Job Posting - University of St. Thomas

Evening/Weekend Circulation Supervisor
Non-Exempt Position Available
Salary: $12.91 to $15.19

The University of St. Thomas is accepting applications for an Evening/Weekend Circulation Supervisor.

This position provides high-quality access to research services, academic resources, and spaces for students, faculty and staff to do group and individual work. Library circulation staff are responsible for opening and closing the library, assisting library users, implementing and interpreting library policies, supervising student workers, maintaining the library's patron and inventory database, circulating and maintaining the library's collections.

Responsibilities include: providing library and circulation assistance to O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library patrons; supervising student employees, including assisting with the hiring and training of student staff; managing billing and credit operations; monitor and identify areas in the library's circulating and reference collections for ease of retrieval, overcrowding, and cleanliness.

This is a part-time position working 25 hours per week. Schedule is every Wednesday and Thursday evening and every other weekend. This position is eligible for a generous benefits package which includes paid leave time, paid holidays, medical and dental coverage, and other policies and programs. A summary of benefits offered may be found at www.stthomas.edu/hr.

Qualifications: Three years of related library experience, preferably in circulation at an academic institution. Bachelors Degree preferred.

We are looking for candidates with experience in library automated systems; strong customer service skills; ability to work independently with little supervision; attention to detail; proficiency with personal computer applications including e-mail and word processing, and aptitude for learning other support software.

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.

Please apply online at http://jobs.stthomas.edu.

(Posted 10/22/2010)

Friday, October 22, 2010

OR Job Posting

Acquisitions Coordinator

Recruitment #: 6022-38

Salary: $23.62 to $29.04 per hour

Deadline to apply: November 5, 2010

The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time Acquisitions Coordinator position. This position will oversee the daily operations of the Acquisitions Unit (4.5 FTE) who are responsible for the acquisition of library materials, including firm orders, vendor plans, standing orders, and subscriptions. This position will ensure the efficient, prompt and timely flow of ordering, receiving, invoice payment, and following-up on outstanding orders.

Requires two years of experience with acquisitions operations in a large library setting. Must have two years of experience with integrated library systems, especially related to acquisitions functions. Supervision experience and familiarity with fund accounting and budgeting practices are preferred. Experience acquiring and managing serial publications is desirable.

Qualified applicants must have the following experience in order to be considered for this position:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of library acquisitions business practices
  • Experience acquiring library materials in multiple formats (print, digital and media)
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium system in a Technical Services environment
  • Detailed knowledge of publishing trends and library vendors
  • Experience with current industry standards for library acquisitions file sharing and data transmission

Equivalent to a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in a related field is required. A Master's degree in Library Science is preferred.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit our website at www.multcojobs.org.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

DC Job Posting

LAC Group seeks a Library Cataloging Clerk for a retrospective card catalog conversion project at a government agency in Washington, DC. This a full-time contract position. The Clerk will be transcribing bibliographic data into MARC records in an online integrated library system. Must be extremely detail oriented and be able to meet quality and production deadlines. Full compensation and benefits package provided. Must be a U.S. Citizen in order to be considered.


  • Must have two years of cataloging experience
  • Two or more years experience creating, revising and/or updating bibliographic records in MARC format
  • Familiarity with MARC format, cataloging rules
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • 4-year Degree preferred
  • Must be able to successfully test for MARC knowledge, typing speed, and typing accuracy as part of the interview process
  • Experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS) highly preferred

To Apply: In order to be considered please apply via this link: http://bit.ly/CatalogingClerkDC

To view all of our open opportunities please visit: http://careers.lac-group.com/ LAC Group is an EOE/AA Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

LIBT Internship Information Meeting

Are you considering taking the Library Information Technology Internship/Practicum (LIBT 2900) in the Spring? Attend this web meeting to find out the basics and get your questions answered so you can have a great internship experience! This will be a live chat and document sharing session; no headphones/microphone required.

Host: Ginny Heinrich, MCTC INFS/LIBT Coordinator
Date: Thursday, November 4
Time: 8:30-9:30 pm
Location: Online.

RSVP to Ginny Heinrich (virginia.heinrich@minneapolis.edu) on or before Wednesday, November 3. Once you've RSVP'd, you will receive the link to the online session via your email.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MCTC Foundation Scholarships

MCTC Foundation Spring Scholarship applications are now available. There are a variety of scholarships depending on a student's area of study, career interests and grade point average. The deadline for submission is November 15 at 4 p.m.

Download the application at http://www.minneapolis.edu/pdfs/foundationscholarship.pdf

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

HELP WANTED for Twin Cities Book Festival

I’m looking for a few more people to work at our children’s event at the Twin Cities Book Festival this Saturday. It’s at MCTC and might be a good fit for any students interested in earning some extra money. The event is from 10:00-3:00 and we can pay $75 for the 5 hours. It has to be by check (auditor’s rules) but they’d be in the mail by next Tuesday. It’s easy stuff, running a trivia wheel game, helping with a craft, applying temporary tattoos, etc.  Anyone interested can contact me directly before noon on Friday.


Kathleen James
MELSA - An Alliance of Public Libraries
1619 Dayton Ave, Suite 314
St Paul, MN 55104
voice: 651-645-5731 ext 108
fax: 651-649-3169

Friday, October 8, 2010

Friends Action Network: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

The three candidates for governor answer questions about MnSCU and higher education here.
Friends Action Network: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities