Monday, July 14, 2014

MN Job Posting: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The University of St. Thomas Libraries announces an opening for a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian I.

This position supports the educational and research missions of the University by organizing, cataloging, classifying, and creating metadata for University resources in local and national databases and institutional repositories.  The Cataloger will be:
·         Expected to follow best practices in the creation, enhancement, maintenance, and management of cataloging data and metadata that describe these resources, regardless of format;
·         Have strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a user-focused commitment;
·         Required to maintain effective relationships with diverse constituencies of university faculty, students, staff, and consortial colleagues in an environment of rapid technological change. 
Primary duties include:
·         Selecting, enhancing, creating, uploading, and maintaining metadata for university resources in all formats in local and national catalogs, institutional repositories, and databases following national standards and local practices;
·         Participating in database management and quality control ensuring the integrity, accuracy and usefulness of the CLICnet catalog and other metadata repositories;
·         Participating in, supporting, and implementing the development of local and consortia-wide cataloging/metadata policies and standards.

Education and Experience:  The best qualified candidates will have an MLS from an accredited library school and at least one year of library experience.   Applicants with a BA/BS and 7 years relevant library experience also may be considered.  Academic library experience as well as familiarity with cataloging non-print materials are preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities desired:
·         Basic understanding of academic libraries;
·         Ability to apply thoughtful and intellectually rigorous processes to cataloging and the application of metadata;
·         Ability to interpret and apply international standards as well as professional judgment;
·         The cataloger should understand:
o   information-seeking behaviors of library users;
o   content and format of information resources;
o   database structures;
o   technical parameters and features of online catalog systems;
o   principles of the organization of information and knowledge;
o   national standards for content and format of catalog/metadata records;
o   principles of resource description and retrieval.

Inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

To apply, submit an online application.  Include a cover letter and resume that you may upload at the time of application.
Starts:  September 1st (flexible)
Apply by:  Open until filled.

MN Job Posting: Library Assistant @ U of MN

Department: Minitex

(4996) - Library Assistant 2
Full Time:  100% Continuing

Number of Opening: 1

Requisition Number: 192258

Date Job Posted: 07/14/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MN Job Posting: Library Technician

Minnesota State University Moorhead is currently searching for a Library Technician classified position which is open  to the General Public for application.  This position will  supervise and maintain services and operations of the circulation and reserve desks and provide secretarial assistance for the Public Services Librarian.

For more information and/or to apply: submit a resume through the State of Minnesota’s online employment site at then click on Search for a Job (upper right).  The posting number for this vacancy is14MNSC000317

If there are questions, please contact Nancy Kruse, or call (218) 477-2183 or (218) 477-2157. Applications are being accepted through July 16, 2014.

Friday, July 4, 2014

MN Job Posting: PT 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 17.5 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
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
-Resource inventory
-Invoice processing
Candidates should have or are working towards a Bachelor's or Associate's degree. 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. Great customer service skills and attention to detail are required.

We offer a competitive hourly rate, coaching from a seasoned team, and a very collegial work environment. For consideration, please apply on-line at .