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.