Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MN Job Posting - Library Administrative Assistant/Circulation Coordinator

In the Department of Library
Position Responsibilities: Works in conjunction with the Director of Library Services and other library staff to form a team that is concerned with the smooth and efficient operation of the library as a unit of the University. Also supervises the Student Workers ensuring that the library functions run as smoothly as possible. Administrative filing, records and reports, special projects, office housekeeping and student worker training are monitored and supervised by this position. Also includes working with Reserves and Media Booking to support faculty and students.

? Commitment to the mission and values of a Lutheran University
? Minimum of bachelor’s degree is required
? Work experience in an academic library is preferred

Additional Information:
Classification Level: Hourly
Full Time Equivalent: 100%
Benefit Eligibility: Full benefits
Salary Range: Negotiable

Application Deadline: June 7, 2011 or until position is filled

Please send a letter of interest and a current resume to:

Via e-mail (preferred): humanresources@csp.edu
Via postal mail: Human Resources Concordia University 275 Syndicate Street North St. Paul, MN 55104-5494
Via facsimile: 651-641-8782

More info: http://www.csp.edu/Employment/Job_Postings/05-24%20Library%20Assistant.pdf

MN Job Posting - Children's Librarian/Assistant Library Director

Children's Librarian/Assistant Library Director

The City of Redwood Falls is seeking a creative, outgoing and energetic full-time Children's Librarian/Assistant Library Director. Position requires a flexible schedule, ability to work independently in operating the Children's Department and supervise the work of others in the Library Director's absence.

Work involves juvenile library collection development and maintenance, providing standard library service, programming for children and teens and aiding the Library Director. Works with staff in performing the computer technician duties of the Library.

A degree in library science, education or related field preferred. Experience with children and knowledge of children's literature preferred. Strong public service orientation and public speaking skills required. A working knowledge of computer applications for library services desirable. Salary range is $33,180-$47,355/year.

A complete job description and application are available at www.ci.redwood-falls.mn.us or from City Hall by calling 507-637-5755. Applicants should return completed application, cover letter and resume to HR Manager Elaine Jenniges, 333 S. Washington, PO Box 526, Redwood Falls MN 56283 by 4:30 p.m. on June 28, 2011.

PA Job Posting - Library Assistant

Part-time Library Assistant

25 hours/week

Othmer Library of Chemical History

Chemical Heritage Foundation

The Othmer Library of Chemical History of the Chemical Heritage Foundation is looking for a part-time library assistant. The Library Assistant reports to the Director of Library Services and works closely with the Reference Librarian and others in the library.

The Chemical Heritage Foundation is the leading global institution dedicated to the history and heritage of the chemical and molecular sciences. CHF is located in the heart of Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia. For further information, see our website at www.chemheritage.org.

Responsibilities: provide functional support for the Othmer Library; assist Reference Librarian in collection management activities and assist reading room visitors; assist Technical Services Manager with ongoing projects.

Requirements: Possesses excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented. Possesses strong interpersonal and service orientation. Possesses ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Possesses flexibility in adapting to change as library priorities and information technologies evolve

Qualifications: Associate’s degree, previous experience working in libraries or is currently seeking an MLS from an ALA-accredited program preferred. Special consideration will be given to applicants with the following qualifications: strong service orientation; excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.

Duration: Monday-Friday – Maximum of 25 hours per week -- Business hours only; no evening or weekend work available

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter (no phone calls) to:
Elsa B. Atson
Director of Library Services
Othmer Library of Chemical History
Chemical Heritage Foundation
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Monday, May 30, 2011


The Minnesota Department of Revenue is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time Library/Information Resource Services position. This position provides specialized library services for the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Duties include planning for and leading the operation of a comprehensive library for the department, providing access for end-user searching and desktop delivery of information resources, conducting reference searches and research for specialized tax information, cataloging materials, and maintaining a circulation system for a wide variety of tax related periodicals and journals. This part-time position may work up to 80% time. Starting salary is $20.02 - 23.74/hour.

To qualify, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher that includes training in Library Science, and training and/or experience maintaining and managing library resources and conducting reference searches and training and/or experience using library databases and systems.

To view full job announcement and instructions on how to apply on line, go to the State Careers web site at www.careers.state.mn.us and search for posting number 11REV000211. On line resumes must be received by June 6, 2011.

Friday, May 13, 2011

MN Job Posting - Northwestern College

Library Weekend/Periodicals Supervisor

Berntsen Library; 3/4-time

Position Summary: Provide interactive patron reference services during all weekend and some weekday hours. Participate in reference service development and enhancement. Create and maintain information tools. Recommend acquisitions based on reference interactions. Supervise circulation services during weekend hours. Supervise weekend student personnel and assist Circulation Supervisor with training student workers as necessary. Communicate with the Director regarding unique service needs for weekend patrons in a timely manner. Respond to security issues and follow procedures appropriately. Manage the periodicals collection. Responsible for periodicals' shelf maintenance and space planning. Develop and maintain standard operating procedures. Establish and maintain relationships with vendors. Participate in development of the periodicals collection with direction from the Library Director and in coordination with the E-Resources Librarian. Work collaboratively with the E-Resources and Cataloging Librarians for access related to print periodicals and to e-periodicals.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required; a minimum one year of related library experience preferred. Previous supervisory experience preferred.


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Online classes from LYRASIS

LYRASIS Digital and Preservation Services is pleased to announce the following online classes (All advertised in Eastern time).

Preservation Management. 6/7-21 10am- noon (3 classes) http://bit.ly/lyrpresmgt

Caring for Scrapbooks. 6/8 2-4pm http://bit.ly/lyrscrpbooks

Preservation and Salvage of Audiovisual Materials. 6/15 2-4pm http://bit.ly/lyrsalvav

Introduction to Grants for Preservation. 6/22 10am- noon http://bit.ly/lyrpresgrants

Preservation of Photographic Materials. 6/29-30 2-4pm http://bit.ly/lyrphotopres

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

UW-Milwaukee Online Workshop on Metadata

Metadata for Digital Collections

Seven-week online workshop

Dates: June 13 - July 29, 2011

Enrollment deadline: May 31, 2011

Fees: $250.00 registration + $75 required text ($225 registration for students)

Instructor: Steven J. Miller

This seven-week online workshop provides a substantial introduction to creating and managing descriptive metadata for digital collections in libraries, archives, and museums. It includes hands-on exercises in creating metadata for digital images and other resources using Dublin Core and MODS, and to a lesser extent, VRA. Participants will be introduced to commonly-used controlled vocabularies for digital collections, as well as to XML, OAI, metadata harvesting, mapping, interoperability, and quality, and to metadata in the context of Linked Data and the Semantic Web. The workshop will also cover metadata standards selection, local metadata scheme design, and documentation in the form of application profiles.

For more information about the workshop and registration see: https://pantherfile.uwm.edu/mll/www/MDC.html

Monday, May 9, 2011

MN Job Posting - Mora Public Schools




Full Time Computer Technician

Job Summary

Provide assistance to District technology department.

Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Basic Computer repair
  • Computer and peripherals cleaning and maintenance
  • Diagnose hardware and software problems
  • Install and update software
  • Provide user support remotely and on site
  • Assist Tech Coordinator as needed


  • Demonstrate skills using personal computer, mobile devices and peripherals
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of Microsoft Office 2004 and 2011
  • Demonstrate basic hardware and software troubleshooting skills
  • Exhibit excellent people and communication skills
  • Physically able to lift and carry 50 lbs
  • Ability to work above ceiling level to inspect and maintain network conductivity
  • Drivers license and reliable transportation to travel between district buildings

Desired Attributes

  • Knowledge of Apple and Windows Computers
  • Software integration
  • Ability to take direction and work independently
  • Assist with staff training and with maintenance of hardware and software inventory
  • Ability and willingness to rapidly acquire new knowledge and skills

Please apply with Letter of Interest, Resume, and Current References. High School Diploma is required. 2-Year Technical degree or 4 Years of experience preferred. Prior school setting and Apple related technologies desired.

Application deadline: June 3, 2011
Start date: July 18, 2011

Chris Hoyles, Executive Assistant


400 Maple Avenue East

Mora, Minnesota 5505l

It is the policy of Independent School District 332, Mora, Minnesota, to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age.