Tuesday, February 28, 2012

MN Library Job--Assoc. Educator, Media Support

Thanks to program grad Christine for alerting me to this posting...

:: Associate Educator - Media Support ::

Northeast Middle School

Position Code:
30022430 - Associate Educator - Media Support

Work Hours:
30 hr/wk, 41 wks

Application Deadline:

Position Description:

FUNCTION: With minimal supervision, collaborates with licensed school personnel to support the District’s student achievement goals and discipline and behavior policies and assists teachers in accordance with The Standards of Effective Instructional Support for Educational Assistants.  Independently implements a variety of student, family, community services and educational programs in support of district cultural diversity goals.


·          Completed 90 quarter or 60 semester college credits, and/or AA degree in the area of Education, Child Development, Child Psychology, Behavioral Sciences; or area related to position assignment.
·          Two (2) years experience working in the Minneapolis Schools or comparable educational setting.
·          Ability to effectively meet school, student, and program needs.
·          Attend mandatory Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) and Documentation trainings within one year of being hired for the position and maintain a current expiration date on the CPI card by taking Refresher class annually.
·          Knowledge of related educational programs and the school community.
·          Training and experience in the use of computers and other technology equipment.
·          Ability to work effectively in collaboration with others.
·          Ability to act in a leadership role and independently initiate and follow through on tasks under minimal supervision.
·          Strong organizational skills.
·          Demonstrate oral and written communication skills in working with students, families, and community representatives and in collaborating with school personnel.
·          School environment; may involve lifting up to 40 pounds; and the ability to sit, walk, and/or stand for extended periods of time, both indoors and outdoors.


·          Implement and maintain school programs and student services in media/technology assistant to staff and students.
·          Media Resource:  Perform a variety of duties assisting licensed personnel in the Media Center.  Assist in preparing instructional, informational and referral material.  Provide prescribed instructional strategies with individuals or small groups of students.  Support teachers with technology needs in the classroom.
·          Act as a liaison between the students, family, community, and the school.
·          Participate in, provide information to, and/or facilitate staff team meetings related to school programs and student services.
·          Act as a resource to provide knowledge of services and program objectives to staff, departments, and the community.
·          Involved in planning, coordinating, and developing school programs and student services.
·          Conduct evaluations and provide information related to program assessment used to measure program effectiveness.
·          Use technology skills to organize and deliver school programs and student services.
·          Meets District’s standards for employee performance and attendance.
·          Participate in staff development/professional growth activities relevant to position, responsibilities and School Improvement Plan (SIP) and Professional Development Plan (PDP).
·          Perform related duties as assigned/requested.

SALARY:   Local 59 ESP $17.94 per hour.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Northeast Middle School at 612-668-1500

METHOD OF APPLICATION:All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at www.mpls.k12.mn.us (click on Careers).  In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.  Make sure that you apply for the specific position in which you are interested.  This position closes at midnight on the closing day.  Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:

·       Cover Letter
·       Resume
·       On-Line Application

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. 

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY:Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.

The Minneapolis Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District


Saturday, February 18, 2012

Volunteer for the 2012 MLA Annual Conference

Help plan the MLA 2012 Annual Conference!

The Minnesota Library Association 2011 Annual Conference planning team was full of fun, creative, talented, passionate, friendly people who helped produce an amazing three-day event. You can help us make 2012 even better!

Join the 2012 Annual Conference planning team! We’re looking for volunteers with the passion, skills, and/or knowledge to help us with:
  • Keynote/featured speakers – Polish up those people skills! Help select and work with the luncheon keynote and other speakers with broad appeal from outside the Minnesota library community.
  • Local arrangements – Bring your knowledge of and passion for interesting things to see and do around St. Paul. Help with a wide variety of projects aimed at welcoming (and introducing) attendees to the area and assist with other conference details.
  • Volunteer coordination – Apply your talent for people management: Help recruit and schedule volunteers and/or provide volunteer support during the conference.
You don’t need to live or work in the Twin Cities area to be involved—our planning team meetings can be attended by phone. Nor do you have to attend the conference—there’s plenty to be done before the event, and there are ways to “telesupport” the conference day-of.

To express your interest in applying your talents to planning the 2012 Annual Conference, please complete our volunteer interest form by Tuesday, February 28.

All respondents will be contacted by Monday, March 5. I and the rest of the planning team hope to hear from you!

Kathleen James
2012 Conference Coordinator

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Branch Librarian Opening

Requires a bachelor's degree only. If you have a bachelor's and the MCTC Library Information Technology degree or certificates you would fall into the preferred degree category. You automatically meet all the competencies of the Minnesota Certification program if you have the MCTC LIBT degree or certificates.

Branch Librarian I, Location Pine City: Pine City is one of 14 branches of the East Central Regional Library system. The mission of ECRL is: Connecting and strengthening communities through the power of knowledge.
    • Responsibilities: Oversee operation of a small branch library. The Branch Librarian is assisted by 3 Branch Aides who work a total of 27.5 hours. The branch is open 5 days per week (Tues-Sat) for a total of 40 hours. Branch service statistics for 2011 recorded an average of 5,100 checkouts per month and 4,060 visitors per month. The branch was complete renovated a year ago and re-opened in February 2011. Pine City has excellent community support with an active Friends group and Foundation.
    • Required: Bachelors Degree; Up to date technology skills; 2 years relevant experience.
    • Preferred: MLS, MLIS, or Minnesota Certification.
    • Skills and Abilities: Commitment to providing modern public library service; Above average communication skills; Excellent customer service skills; Demonstrated ability and willingness to lead a library team of staff and volunteers.
    • Compensation: $13.45 per hour; PTO, Health Insurance, PERA.
    • How to apply: ECRL application form is required. An application form is on the ECRL website under the About ECRL > Jobs tabs. Additionally: Submit statement, not to exceed 2 pages, addressing the following: What is your vision for public library service for the next 3 years and how will you lead the Pine City branch team to carry out your vision?
    • Review of applications: Begins February 21, 2012. Remains open until position is filled. 
    • Submit application to: Director, East Central Regional Library, 244 S. Birch St, Cambridge MN 55008. Also submit digital copy to bmisselt @ ecrlib.org.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MN Volunteer/Internship Position: Special Collections

James K. Hosmer Special Collections Internship
Hennepin County Library

The James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department consists mainly of the Minneapolis Collection, which is comprised of materials related to the history of Minneapolis, such as books, photos, maps, biographical materials, clippings, programs, documents and many archival collections.  Many materials from this collection are available digitally through the Library’s webpage.  Other collections in the department include the Kittleson World War II collection, the 19th Century American Studies Collection, the Huttner Abolition and Anti-Slavery Collection and the Hoag Mart Twain Collection.
Commitment: One semester March 2012 – May 2012; 8 to10 hours per week for a total of 120 hours.

This is an unpaid position which could be for college credit or work experience.

Location: James K. Hosmer Special Collections – Minneapolis Central Library
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Application Deadline: February 24, 2012

Duties: Primary duties and responsibilities include:
  • Review NRP archival donation,
  • Create content descriptions of each box and identify duplicate materials (to be weeded). 
  • Label each box and develop finding aid based on existing NRP collection
  • Scanning/Digitization of visual material
  • Creation of metadata

Best Qualified Candidates will have:
·         Familiarity with computer technology very important
·         Experience in digital preservation and/or metadata creation helpful but not necessary.
·         Education or knowledge of local history helpful but not necessary.
·         Some archival work experience and/or education in archival studies or librarianship.
·         Not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.
To Apply and For Questions:
Submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

MN Job Posting: Associate Librarian

Job Title: Associate Librarian - Watertown
Closing Date/Time: Wed. 02/15/12 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary: $18.73 - $28.11 Hourly
Job Type: Part-Time(PT Benefits Eligible)
Location: Watertown Library, Minnesota
Department: Administrative Services

Under the direction of the Branch Manager, the Associate Librarian is a paraprofessional position that performs varied and technical library duties, including assisting the public with library services, answering moderately complex research questions, and in the absence of a branch manager or other librarian, performs the duties of a "person in charge". This is a part-time position with an average of 20 hours per week. Flexibility to work in other Carver County Library branch location as needed.