Thursday, August 29, 2013

MN Job Posting - Digital Preservation Analyst at University of Minnesota

Digital Preservation Analyst
University of Minnesota Libraries
The Analyst holds responsibilities in the Digital Preservation and Repository
Technologies (DPRT) department in the Data & Technology Division of the
University of Minnesota Libraries. The department's mission is to preserve and
ensure continuing access to objects under the digital preservation stewardship
of the University Libraries. This work is accomplished through the
implementation and support of robust high quality discovery, access and
preservation systems and applications, achieved in coordination with relevant
Data & Technology departments, the Office of Information Technology (OIT), the
Minnesota Digital Library (MDL), and other partners and collaborators.


1. Business Process Analysis:

-- Elicits requirements from University and MDL stakeholders using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, surveys, unit visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.
-- Proactively communicates and collaborates with University and MDL business owners to analyze information needs and functional requirements in order to produce needed reports.
-- Serves as liaison between business units, technology teams and support teams.
-- Develops requirements specifications according to standard templates, using natural language.
-- Creates and executes needed test plans. Document all outcomes.

2. Project Management:

-- Manages repository and digital preservation projects, including cross-functional projects with partners and collaborators. Manages MDL input process with statewide partners.
-- Manages overall project work within defined time, budget and scope.
-- Manages multiple projects concurrently.
-- Identifies new projects and stakeholders and recommend team members.
-- Achieves operational objectives by contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolving problems; completing audits; identifying trends; determining system improvements.
-- Facilitates the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; develop methods to monitor project or area progress.

3. Documentation:

-- Documents business requirements and creates detailed functional specifications.
-- Documents systems functionality.
-- Creates reports for administrative and operational needs.
-- Develops guides and presentations as system user resources.
-- Documents specific requirements and agreements for MDL and statewide partners.

4. Training:

-- Develops and provides training to end users on system processes and functionality.
-- Develops and provides generalized training for digital preservation.
-- Develops and provides customized training for MDL and statewide partners.

Required Qualifications:

-- Bachelor's degree.
-- Two years of work experience in the areas of business or systems process analysis with a related degree. Four years of work experience in the areas of business or systems process analysis with a non-related degree.
--Professional experience with digital preservation, including knowledge of standards and best practices in the field.
-- Strong organizational and project management skills.
-- Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to work with people from all organizational levels and outside partners.
-- Excellent oral, written and presentation communications skills.
-- Excellent analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Preferred Qualificaitons:

-- ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science, or equivalent combination of an advanced degree with relevant experience.
-- Experience working with information technology professionals.
-- Experience in a cultural heritage organization.
-- Knowledge of metadata standards including PREMIS.

This is a full time, annually renewable, Information Technology professional
position in the Academic Professional/Administrative (P/A) classification. The
Libraries offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience. Excellent

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position
is filled. Submit a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses,
telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional
references at:
Please identify cover letter with UL303.  Any offer of employment is contingent upon the 
successful completion of a background check.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer

Sunday, August 18, 2013

MN Job Posting: Library Assistant 3

Library Assistant 3 
University of Minnesota - Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN 

***Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.*** 

 ** Position is represented by AFSCME Technical Bargaining Unit. Dues or Fair Share deductions will be made.** 


 - Five (5) years of relevant library experience. Up to three (3) years of
college education can be substituted for experience. 
 - Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and Power Point 
 - Experience developing effective web pages, including basic HTML (hand-coding) and creating and/or CSS 
 - Demonstrated customer service experience 


 - Experience working with tables and formulas & creating presentations and working with animations. 
 - Demonstrated strong written communication skills (as evidenced by cover letter and resume) 
 - Demonstrated experience reflecting initiative, working well
independently, managing multiple assignments and meeting deadlines 
 - Familiarity with using library resources, including online catalogs and indexes 
 - Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service 
 - Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills 
 - Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
 - Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work well with others 
 - Experience creating and manipulating digital media for print and web use 
 - Demonstrated knowledge of basic graphic/visual design principles and
their applications to the creation of print and digital media 
 - Experience with the following types of Adobe software: Captivate, Illustrator, Photoshop 
 - Familiarity with Wiki markup, XHTML, XML, JavaScript, PHP 
 - Experience creating and maintaining relational databases (Access, FileMaker, etc.) 
 - Aptitude for learning and applying new software and technologies 
 - Public speaking and/or teaching experience 
 - Experience coordinating events 
 - Experience developing displays and exhibits 

 (30%) Reference & User-Support Services 
 - Staffs the Bio-Medical Library's Reference desk to provide reference, information and access services that require judgment and informed appraisal of the user's needs, based on thorough working knowledge of relevant library policies, procedures, resources, services and facilities. 
 - Serves as a front-line staff for digital information services, answering questions via chat and email and making referrals as appropriate. 
 - Provides direct user instruction in the effective use of digital and physical resources, including sophisticated database search techniques.
 - Facilitates guest access to public workstation, resolves issues. 

 (20%) Technology & Web Support 
 - Creates, organizes and maintains content on web pages, blogs, Wikis and social networking sites as directed by the Coordinator for HSL Web Presence and the HSL Communications Committee. 
 - Serves as departmental expert user for specific technologies or software by troubleshooting computer hardware and software problems, providing instruction and answering questions for departmental staff, etc. 
 - Tests functionality following installation or upgrades of service packs or changes in the configuration to ILS and other software, e.g., Alma. 

 (12.5%) Committee Work, Special Assignments & General Department Support 
 - Participates in committees or working groups, as related to skills and/or work assignments; collaborates with others to help plan, problem-solve, create work procedures, and improve workflows. 
 - Oversees copier maintenance, repair and supplies. 
 - Coordinates maintenance and repair of public library equipment and facilities in cooperation with Information Technology and Facilities and Operations Management. 
 - Coordinates the collection, analysis and reporting of statistics related to functional work (e.g. Desk Tracker statistics, copy/print services data).

 - Assists library professionals and liaison librarians in data gathering, trend analysis, research and collaborations. 
 - Creates and maintains signs, displays, posters and brochures for HSL AIS department, liaison colleagues or other groups. 
 - Maintains awareness of and promotes evolving suite of specialized
"researcher support" tools, policies, trends, and resources at service
 - Provides back up support as needed for other activities of the

 (12.5%) Instructional Support 
 - Provides support for workshops, develops online tutorials and other learning objects. 
 - Creates and maintains both print and online instructional aides. 
 - Coordinates work on special departmental/liaison programs, projects, and events. 
 - Provides cross-departmental training on HSL AIS services, resources and best practices to library staff. 

 (12.5%) Public Services Student Supervision 
 - Hires, trains and supervises student workers for multiple
 - Develops, coordinates and delivers system wide and customized training for student staff in functions common to all locations (e.g., customer service training). Develops training tools and documentation using multiple methods of delivery (online, etc). 
 - Assists in preparing student work schedules. 
 - Works with students to improve performance (e.g. conducting semi-annual performance reviews). Resolves student personnel problems. 
 - Develops effective communication mechanisms to ensure that students are
aware of changes in policies and procedures. 

 (12.5%) Stacks Management Support 
 - Oversees daily operations and management of stack services; resolves complex problems. 
 - Coordinates and participates in larger collection shift work including measuring; determines staffing levels needed for shift, predicts project spending and submits special payroll funding requests to supervisor when necessary. 

 Program/Unit Description 
 The Library Assistant III position is a member of the Access & Information Services (AIS) Department within the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries. The Health Sciences Libraries include the Bio-Medical Library, the Veterinary Medical Library, and the Wangensteen Historical Library. The HSL AIS department directly supports teaching, learning and research in the colleges and schools of the Academic Health Center. More specifically, the HSL AIS department provides access to rich collections; provides excellent user services; works with library customers to help develop informational literacy skills; and creates new digital tools. The department strives to integrate the library and its resources binto the workflow of students and faculty. 

 Application Instructions 
 May attach cover letter, please describe what interests you about this job and address all of your qualifications, both required and preferred. 

 May also attach a current resume and list of references. 

 Does this position require a background check?  Yes 

MN Job Posting: Data Management Specialist I

Data Management Specialist I

Location: Saint Paul, MN

Area Code: 651
Telecommute: no
Travel Required: none

Skills: bachelor's degree in human services, library science, information technology; 3 years of related experience database queries MS Access

Pay Rate:  $31,000 - $43,000

Date Posted: 8-9-2013
Position ID: 235807
Dice ID: 10529566

Do you want to make a difference in our communities by helping people find resources they need?  Do you want a position that will allow you to use your strong technical, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills?  Are you interested in internet research, data management and being part of a collaborative team?  If so, this may be the position for you.

The Data Management Specialist I will work with team members to gather data and improve quality for the MinnesotaHelp.infoR database and website (  MinnesotaHelp.infoR provides a statewide database of over 30,000 human and community services to meet the needs of seniors, people with disabilities, families, caregivers, and more.  The Data Management Specialist I ensures that data is comprehensive and clear in order to help meet the needs of consumers throughout the state of Minnesota.

The ideal candidate will possess:

    Ability and enthusiasm for working with information about social and human services as well as database and related software tool technologies.
Ability and willingness to learn new skills quickly and as necessary including new software applications.
    A Bachelor's Degree is required in a human service, library science, or information technology field.
    Minimum of 3 years of related work experience.
    Demonstrated ability to understand and work effectively in a complex information management environment.
    Minimum of 1 year experience working with databases.  Experience writing database queries is a plus.
    Demonstrated use of technology to solve problems.
    Strong proficiency in Internet research, Microsoft Office Software including Outlook, Word and Excel.  Prior experience with MS Access is a plus.
    Ability to be self-directed, as well as the ability to work effectively as a member of a team.

We are the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, a leader, advocate, and partner in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan region.  We support communities, health care, individuals, caregivers and others to help the population age successfully, living independently longer in their communities.  MAAA has an integrated system of information, assistance, education, services and facility-to-home support.  As a regional agency, MAAA delivers Senior Linkage LineR services in partnership with the Minnesota Board on Aging.

What can we offer you?

    Over 20 years of successful leadership in home and community-based services,
    Strong, consistent history of growth, financial stability, and effective leadership,
    Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, life, LTD, and 403(b) pension plan,
    Professional challenge,
    Positive and collaborative work environment, and
    The opportunity to make a significant impact in a growing, and visionary organization.

To learn more about the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, we invite you to explore our website. Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume and cover letter on line by clicking on the Apply Now button at the bottom of this page.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
2365 N McKnight Rd
North Saint Paul, MN 55109

Friday, August 9, 2013

MN Job Posting: Library Assistant

Position: Library Assistant
Library: Cretin-Derham Hall High School

Description: Cretin-Derham Hall is a Catholic coeducational high school serving 1325 students in grades 9 - 12. CDH is cosponsored by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. CDH is located in the heart of the Highland Park and Macalester-Groveland neighborhoods of the city of Saint Paul. Students come from all over Saint Paul as well as the south, east and north suburbs of the Twin Cities.

The Library Assistant supports the patrons (students, staff, & faculty) and the two library media specialists helping to create a positive and learner-centered environment. Primary responsibilities include student supervision, administrative support for the library, and support for students and teachers in access to information. This is a part time, support staff position without benefits. The work schedule follows that of the school's academic calendar. Regular hours are 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.


    Strong interpersonal skills with adolescents
    Ability to develop positive relationships and maintain consistent community norms with students in an unstructured study environment
    Detail oriented, ability to multitask and work independently
    Strong technical skills and aptitude. iPad and Mac skills preferred.
    College degree strongly recommended. Grad students in library science programs encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should apply by sending a resume and cover letter via email to

Contact: Kathleen Roy, Library Media Director,

Job pays: $8-$10 per hour, no benefits

Starts: 8/27/13

Apply by: ASAP

Thursday, August 8, 2013

MN Job Posting: Part-Time Library Clerk

Fredrikson & Byron, a large law firm in downtown Minneapolis, has an immediate opening for a part-time Library Clerk.  The primary
responsibilities of this position include the filing of loose-leaf, pocket part and serials updates; acting as a back-up to the Library Assistant for basic library maintenance duties; and assisting with special projects.  The job will be 15-18 hours per week.  The days and times of work performed are somewhat flexible (no evenings or weekends), but need to be consistent from week to week.

Responsibilities include:

.       Perform filing of loose-leaf, pocket part and serials updates (10
hours per week)
.       Act as back-up to Library Assistant for basic library maintenance
duties, including:
-Sort and organize mail
-Check-in and process new issues of subscriptions and serials
-Check-in and process newly acquired library materials
-Shelve, file and straighten books, periodicals, newsletters, etc. in the
main library collection and satellite team resource rooms
-Retrieve and return Hennepin County Law Library and/or Hennepin County
Public Library materials
.       Assist Technical Services Librarian with special projects, including
but not limited to: 
-Serials weeding and retention
-Book processing and cataloging in MARC and AACR2-compliant format(s) 
-Resource inventory
-Invoice processing

Candidates should have or be working toward a Bachelor's or Associate's
degree.  Coursework in library science preferred.  Candidates must be able
to lift and carry library equipment and materials up to 40 pounds and must
be able to reach or bend to retrieve materials on low or high shelves. 

We offer a competitive hourly rate, coaching from a seasoned team, and a
very collegial work environment.  Fredrikson & Byron is a seven time
Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal's Best Places to Work honoree.  For
consideration, please send your resume to:

Curt Okerson
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
200 South Sixth Street, Suite 4000
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

MN Job Posting: Temporary Library Intern

Position: Temporary Library Intern
 Library: Minnesota Prevention Resource Center

Description: The Minnesota Prevention Resource Center (MPRC) is seeking a temporary library intern to assist with the inventory, organization, archiving, and transport of library items and materials. The intern will also have the opportunity to assist with MPRC's annual Program Sharing Conference. The intern will work under the supervision of the Prevention Research Specialist.

.Enter information about library items into Excel spreadsheet.
.Research library items using internet resources.
.Assist staff with the organization and transport of library items and materials.
.Assist staff with the archiving, shipment, or discarding of library items and materials.
.Assist staff with Program Sharing Conference tasks, as needed.

.Must have experience with Excel and the internet.
.Attention to detail and organizational skills.
.Ability to lift and move books, binders, and paper files.
.Ability to work independently and exercise judgment.

Contact: Sonja Mertz,

Job pays: $10/hour

Starts: August 12, 2013

Apply by: August 9, 2013

MN Job Posting: Library Technician

Position: Library Technician
Library: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development Library
Description: Part-time, temporary position. Support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for DEED staff and partners. DEED is the state's principal economic development agency and its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.
Contact: Learn more at or contact Janice Cano, 651-259-7091,
Job pays: $14.90-$ 20.72 hourly
Starts: September 2013
Apply by: Aug. 19, 2013

Monday, August 5, 2013

Children’s Library Internship - Fall

Opening Date: 8/1/13

Closing Date:  8/16/13

Job Type: Internship

Location: Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position
The Children’s Library at the Minneapolis Central Library serves families and children from birth to 6th grade, including many childcare and school groups. We are a community resource for Minneapolis residents and schools, as well as being a destination spot for visitors from around Minnesota and the world. Our large, historic collection of children’s literature is unique in a public library, and provides a rich resource for artists, authors, students, and historians. Our library hosts family performances for large audiences in the theater-style Pohlad Hall, including puppet shows, children’s films, and musical theater. We also conduct storytimes, craft activities, and classes for children in acting and writing. 

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September - December 2013, 8 - 10 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Assist Librarians with collection development by completing first-round literature reviews and processing reviewed materials.
  • Shadow library staff on the Children's Library service desk and gain experience with youth services reference and readers advisory.
  • Plan and assist with storytimes, class visits, building tours, and special events
  • Develop and implement passive programming and book displays

Best Qualified Candidates will:
·      Be currently enrolled in a library program or be a recent library school graduate
·      Have completed coursework in information services
·      Have an interest in youth services and/or collection development
·      Have not previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library

To Apply:
Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305


Library Outreach Services Internship

Opening Date: 8/1/13

Closing Date:  8/16/13

Job Type: Internship

Main Location:  Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale  Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Position
The Outreach Division promotes the use of the library for the nontraditional or under-served user through the development and support of programs and services. The department's goal is to bring the experience of the library and its resources to the community - in their homes, senior living facilities, rehabilitation centers, the correctional facilities of the county and through events held at the library.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September - December 2013, 4-8 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  include:
·      Provide direct information services through the At Home phone line
·      Assist in classifying/organizing Adult Correctional Facility collection
·      Assist in compiling and analyzing data for Corrections, At Home, and Deposit Collection programs
·      Assist with Read to Me, a family literacy program, at the Adult Correctional Facility
·      Assist in the creation, implementation and evaluation surveys
with Outreach patrons
·      Assist in weekly filling of information requests from Adult Correctional Facility
·      Plan, develop, and implement a project of interest related to Outreach
·      Assist in developing collections for correctional facilities
·      Assist in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of programs

Best-Qualified Candidates will:
·      Be currently enrolled in a library program or a recent library school graduate
·      Have completed coursework in reference and information services
·      Have not previously completed an internship with Hennepin County Library

To Apply:
Submit a resume, cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Special Collections Internship – Archives (Fall)

Opening Date: 8/1/13

Closing Date:   8/16/13

Job Type:         Internship

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

The Position
Process and describe archival collections under staff supervision.  Interns will gain experience working with all aspects of archival processing.  Some work with digitization is also possible.
This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September - December 2013, 8-16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
·      Processing newly accessioned archival collections or improving descriptions of existing collections
·      Metadata creation using Archivist’s Toolkit
·      Digitization using scanners and/or digital editing software
·      Preservation work using enclosures and other treatments
·      Archival storage development, such as refoldering, labeling, etc.
Best Qualified Candidates will:
·      Be currently enrolled in a library program or be a recent library school graduate
·      Be able to lift and carry up to 40 pounds
·      Have completed coursework in Archival Studies
·      Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past

To Apply:
Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305