Monday, May 19, 2014

MN Job Posting: Library Clerk @ MN Historical Society

Full posting here.

JOB TITLE: #1132 Library Clerk
OPEN TO: This job is open to all applicants.
LOCATION: History Center
SALARY: $2,720.00 monthly minimum
STATUS & HOURS: Full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position
HIRING MANAGER: Head of Reference
POSTING DATE: May 15, 2014
DEADLINE DATE: Application materials must be received by May 30, 2014.
SUPPLEMENTAL FORMS: Not required for this position.

DESCRIPTION: The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Library Clerk to provide clerical
and customer service support for the Minnesota Historical Society Reference department and Gale Family Library, its
staff, volunteers, library patrons and other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services, registration desk
management, and other department clerical support.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1) process and fill Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for public and academic libraries and
historical societies; 2) manage the Library registration desk operations; 3) provide clerical support for the Reference
department; 4) prepare the registration lobby, Weyerhaeuser and Hubbs microfilm rooms for public use; 5) process
orders for microfilm, coordinate the duplication of MNHS microfilm for sale to patrons and use copies for the Hubbs
Room, and 6) ensure accurate reporting for Copy Services financial operations.
 High school diploma or equivalent, and three years of related clerical, secretarial, or administrative experience in a
professional office setting.
 Demonstrated ability to work on a team and lead others toward a common goal.
 Experience with standard office practices, procedures and equipment, including the practical application of English
composition to professional correspondence, keyboard speed, and accuracy.
 Demonstrated experience working with basic office software applications, including Word, Excel, Google docs
and sites, and Adobe.
 Strong customer service skills.
 Basic math skills for invoicing and creating financial accounts.
 Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with staff, volunteers, and public in a positive,
friendly, and professional manner.
 Well-developed organizational and time management skills to direct office procedures and workflow; the ability to
schedule personal workload, to meet deadlines, and to work productively on projects despite distractions and
 Demonstrated ability adapt to new software programs, learn new skills, and be flexible in work load as needed in
order to meet program and staff’s need.
 Demonstrated ability to follow directions and effectively carry out complex oral or written instructions.
 Experience working in a library.
 Knowledge of online catalog systems, especially OCLC (On Line Computer Library), Minitex, and MnPals and
experience with using these systems for searching and interlibrary loan processing.
 Experience managing volunteers.
 Knowledge of the Minnesota Historical Society Library and its operations.
TO APPLY: Submit MNHS Application for Employment, (available at, cover letter, resume, and if
applicable, any supplemental forms. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date
in order to be considered by one of the methods below:
Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Minnesota Historical Society
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
St. Paul, MN 55102-1906
Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Attn: [Fill in Job Title]
Fax: 651-297-3343

Incomplete application materials will be returned. If submitting materials for more than one position, you must provide
MNHS Application for Employment, cover letter, and resume for each position. Applicants who are offered employment
will be subject to passing a background check as a condition of employment. EEO
 Applications will be acknowledged - No phone calls please -