Thursday, September 12, 2013

MN Job Posting: Library Technician

Position: Library Technician-Intermediate Library: Abbot Northwestern Hospital
Description: Job ID: 442157
Business Unit: Corporate Office
Opened: 09/09/2013
Location: Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Standard Hours: 32.00
Union Position? N
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Introduction: Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.
Allina Commons is the Minneapolis-based headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.
  • Providing service to customers
  • Delivery of articles
  • Retrieval of information
  • Acquisition of material; technical services, cataloging, and processing of materials
Education: BA or equivalent training/experience
  • 5 years experience with customer service
  • Library experience strongly desired
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Cataloging skills preferred
Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
  • Part Time Position (32 hours/week)
  • Day Shift (M-F 8a-4:30pm)
  • No Weekends
  • Non Contract
Location/Community Information: Minneapolis boasts being both cosmopolitan yet small enough that you can find a place to call home whether on a lake, golf course, or in an adjoining suburb. With the fast pace of activity there are professional sports, theater, or enough parks for a quiet walk. The area has numerous schools and colleges, both public or private, and enough teams for all weekend athletes to join.
  • Located in Minneapolis
  • Population = 380,000
  • Service Area = 2,882,245
Community Resource Links:
  • Community Information (
  • Explore Minnesota (
  • Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine ( Twin Cities Living
  • Magazine (
  • School Digger (
  • MN Dept of Education (
  • St. Paul Pioneer Press (
  • Star Tribune (
Closing Statement: If you are interested in becoming part of our award winning team of professionals, please apply online today. Allina Health is committed to providing Equal Employment Opportunities to all employees and applicants. EEO / AA
Contact: Allina Health
Human Resources
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States, 55401
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Position: Librarian II
Library: Anoka County Library
Description: Anoka County Library has an immediate opening for a part-time (32 hours per wk) Librarian who will select materials in specific subject/format areas, maintain and act as a subject specialist in these areas for the library system. The position will also provide information and reference service to the public and staff.
Contact: Must apply via Anoka County website at www/ by 4:30pm on September 16, 2013
Job pays: $22.82-$23.50/hourly
Apply by: September 16, 2013; 4:30pm

Position: Circulation Assistant
Library: Wiliiam Mitchell College of Law
Description: 18-20 hours per week; late evenings and weekends.
The primary purpose of this position is to assist the circulation supervisor in providing for the effective and efficient operation of the circulation desk. This position will provide assistance to patrons and will include: responding to patrons requests; checking materials in and out; assisting students with copying or printing needs; filing; coordinating the re-shelving of materials; and other office duties as needed.
Qualifications: Required: high school diploma with some college (bachelor s degree preferred); 1-3 years direct customer service experience; detail oriented; and ability to consistently maintain excellent customer service standards, work effectively in a busy public workspace, juggle multiple tasks, and work effectively, both independently and as a member of a team. Flexibility to handle frequent schedule changes to meet the business needs of the library. Individuals currently enrolled in a Library Science degree program are encouraged to apply.
Contact: To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, by mail to Human Resources, William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105; by fax to 651-290-8645; or by e-mail to Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.
Job pays: $11-$12 hourly
Starts: ASAP
Apply by: open until filled

Library: Pioneerland Library System
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Coordinates technical services for the Pioneerland Library System and all member libraries, including acquisitions, cataloging, processing, interlibrary loan, delivery, and electronic resources. Pioneerland Library system is a consolidated regional library system with 31 member libraries located in nine counties in west central Minnesota.
  • Management of technical operations including supervising acquisitions, cataloging, processing, reference, delivery services, and electronic resources.
  • Provide information, training, and technical assistance to library staff.
  • Assists in the development of new policies, procedures, and training as they pertain to technical services.
  • Directs and supervises central services staff including determining work schedules/assignments, selecting/orienting new employees, evaluating job performance and coordinating training programs.
  • Assists library administration with contracts for technical services, and works with outside vendors for provision of technical services and electronic resources.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, fundamentals and approaches to cataloging, library acquisition, delivery, interlibrary loan operations, and electronic resources for libraries. Must possess experience/knowledge of RDA.
  • Skilled in planning, delegating, scheduling, and overseeing functional responsibilities within the library system.
  • Demonstrated organizational and supervisory skills, including (but not limited to) team building, project guidance, and communication.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and be able to adapt communication style to the audience.
  • Ability to manage and balance changing priorities and to easily shift between tasks.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Requires a minimum of a Masters Degree in Library Science and a minimum of one year library administrative experience; or a combination of education, training and experience necessary to perform the requirements of the work.
Three or more years directly related work experience is preferred.
Work environment is in an office setting with occasional travel between libraries.
Position Open Until Filled
HOURS: 40 hours per week. Appointment range: $45,614 - $53,040 annually DOE
Application Deadline: Resumes accepted until 4:30 P.M. Friday, September 13, 2013.
Send resume, letter of interest, and employment application to: Laurie Ortega, Director of Library Operations, Pioneerland Library System, PO Box 327, Willmar, MN, 56201 or email to:
For more information about Pioneerland Library System, and to access a complete job description and Employment Application, please go to our website:
Notice: Appointments for all PLS positions require the approval of the Pioneerland Library Board and successful completion of background check.

Position: Liaison Librarian
Library: Walden Univeristy
Description: Education and / or Experience:
  • ALA accredited master's degree
  • Experience searching the major academic databases
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • One year of online academic library reference experience including email, IM or web preferred
Experience in a virtual organization
Job pays: Competitive
Starts: September
Apply by: ASAP

Position: Children's Librarian
Library: Little Priest Tribal College Library, Winnebago, NE
Description: Initiate, develop, deliver and evaluate both in-house and outreach public library programming for children and youth in the Winnebago community and reservation. Bachelor's degree required. Bachelor's or MLS from ALA accredited school preferred. Library experience necessary. Must possess excellent written and oral communications skills, sensitivity to the needs of the end user, and strong interpersonal skills. Supervisory experience helpful. Must enjoy working with children and youth. Submit letter of application with resume and five references; two must be in writing, to Little Priest Tribal College, Attn: Personnel, PO Box 270, Winnebago, NE 68071.
Contact: Mary Austin, Library Director Little Priest Tribal College Library PO Box 270 Winnebago, NE 68071 402-878-3335
Job pays: $30,000
Starts: ASAP
Apply by: open until filled

Position: Cataloging Manager and Metadata Steward
Library: Capstone
Description: The nation's leading publisher of children's library books and media products seeks a Cataloging Manager/Metadata Steward to join our progressive team in Edina, MN.
Capstone, a family of specialty publishers for children, combines a passion for helping foster a powerful love of reading and learning, with the talent to successfully create and award-winning books and media. Our products are found in every school library nationwide, and in children's sections of public libraries around the country. We listen to our customers - librarians and kids - and deliver the cutting-edge products they need.
The Cataloging Manager and Metadata Steward will implement, support and help determine the standards for customer-facing metadata including MARC records. The Cataloging Manager and Metadata Steward will set the standard for and create high-quality MARC data and rich product metadata that meets and exceeds industry standards. In addition to data expertise, this position will serve as the business owner of the specs on file and cataloging systems serve as an escalation point for customer questions, document standards and procedures and audit product data for accuracy and completeness. Other projects that this position will lead include correlations, FactHound, and CollectionWiz, and other data-related services that may arise.
The successful candidate will have a 4-yr degree in library science, education, or related field, MLIS preferred; 2 years of project management, education correlations, and publishing experience is desired. Knowledge of RDA (Resource Description and Access) cataloging standards is highly valued. Preferred candidate will have experience with school libraries, cataloging, and library automations; must have experience with z39.50, LC standards, XML, sears, DDC, LCSH, and LCCH as well as MARC record structure and format; ability to manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously; attention to detail; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work cross functionally in a corporate environment; analytical and creative thinker; highly creative problem-solver; experience balancing multiple priorities; and has a desire to thrive, learn, and grow in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment.
We offer a competitive wage, training opportunities, and a rewarding working environment. Please send resume and salary history to: E-mail: or apply on-line at No phone calls, please.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer Pre-Employment Drug Screen
Contact: Capstone
Attn: Human Resources
5050 Lincoln Drive, Suite 200
Edina, MN 55436
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Position: Volunteer
Library: The Patricia D. Lundborg Cancer Library
Description: The Library: The Patricia D. Lundborg Cancer Library, located within the Cancer Care Center at Regions Hospital, is an excellent resource for those who want to learn more about a cancer diagnosis. Conveniently located near the State Capital in St. Paul, the library is open to anyone in the community and offers a cancer-related consumer health collection of over 1000 books and videos that may be checked out for three weeks. Online resources are also available. The library is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The library relies on volunteers to greet and assist library visitors as they search for health information.
Volunteer Requirements
  • Must commit to at least one 3-4 hour shift per week for a full semester as a volunteer
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work independently
Primary Responsibilities of Volunteer
  1. Greet and provide reference service for library visitors
  2. Assist with circulation and monitoring of overdue materials
  3. Assist with collection development and maintenance
  4. Assist with resource development and other projects
Contact: For more information, please contact Marina Lantseva at (651) 254-2215 or by email at
Job pays:
Apply by: ASAP

Position: Assistant Director
Library: Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
Description: The Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative, a multicounty regional library system serving all types of libraries in south-central Minnesota and headquartered in Mankato, welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director reports to and works in conjunction with the Executive Director on all administrative tasks, but has particular responsibility for Communications, Day-to-day Operations and acts as a liaison to School, Academic and Special libraries. The AD must be able to manage multiple tasks and to work independently.
In addition to those mentioned above, Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; acting as liaison to State Multicounty Multitype organizations; oversight of bookkeeping and office management; creating and editing a monthly newsletter; coordinating member engagement and public relations initiatives; and actively participating in advocacy, fundraising, member training and maintaining coordinated services.
A Master's degree in Library Science, Information Media, Information Technology or similar field is required. Five years of library experience with increasing responsibility and administrative experience is required, with ten years preferred. Experience with school media and/or academic settings is also preferred. Knowledge of day-to-day library administration, familiarity with vendors and print and electronic resources are required. Experience with community advocacy and interaction is required.
Contact: Applicants should submit a resume or CV, a cover letter, and contact information for at least three references in electronic format to by September 16, 2013.
Job pays: $55,000-$65,000
Starts: November 2013
Apply by: September 16, 2013

Position: Library Director
Library: Black River Falls Public Library
The City of Black River Falls Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking applicants for an upcoming Library Director vacancy. The Library Director plans, directs, and coordinates all library fiscal, operational and personnel activities to achieve the Library's mission, goals and objectives within the context of community needs and priorities. A candidate with strong leadership skills will lead the library through a remodeling project and supervise a staff of ten part-time employees.
As a member of the Winding Rivers Library System, Black River Falls Public Library, Wisconsin's first public library, is the largest library in Jackson County which includes a 20,000 population service area. Black River Falls is located off I-94 halfway between Madison and Minneapolis.
The Library Director is responsible to the Library Board of Directors for administration of the library operation, including:
  • the hiring and retention of staff;
  • development and maintenance of collections of print and non-print materials and access to online resources;
  • maintenance and improvement of physical plant, equipment, and grounds;
  • planning for ongoing program development;
  • budgeting and financial management;
  • communication and working relationships with City and County governments;
  • communication with the public and groups, as requested, and with the media;
  • liaison with other libraries and agencies relevant to the delivery of library services
Qualifications: Must have a Masters Degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited institution and be eligible for a Grade 1 Public Library Certification through Wisconsin DPI. Preferred: five years of increasingly responsible public library administrative experience, including management of library staff and demonstrated experience in providing leadership.
Salary: $45,000 - $50,000 including excellent benefits. This is a full-time position.
To Apply: Submit a letter of introduction, resume, and contact information for a minimum of three professional references by August 5, 2013 to:
Ray Ransom
President, Library Board of Trustees
222 Fillmore Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Selected candidate is scheduled to start on or before September 30, 2013.
More information about the library may be found at
Contact: Ray Ransom, President, Library Board of Trustees, 222 Fillmore St., Black River Falls, WI 54615
Job pays: $45,000-$50,000/ annual
Starts: September 30, 2013
Apply by: August 5, 2013