Monday, September 29, 2014

MN Job Posting: Library Aid

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library

Library Aid

We are looking for a person to work part-time as a library aide for the Legislative Reference Library. The position is for 20 hours per week. The starting hourly wage is $14.44; it is an hourly position with no benefits.

Duties include answering the phone at the Library’s circulation desk, photocopying, scanning, filing, shelving, and general clerical tasks.

Familiarity with Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Word, Excel, and computer/network file structures desired. Candidates should have good social skills and be able to interact with a wide range of patrons. Attention to detail is important.

If you are interested, please stop in the library for an application, or download at:here

Send application to or:

Legislative Reference Library
Attn: Personnel
645 State Office Building
St. Paul, MN 55155

No calls please!

Deadline: October 10, 2014

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

MN Job posting: Acquisitions Coordinator

Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Interim
Acquisitions Coordinator.  The Coordinator performs the procurement
function for library materials in all formats so that students and faculty
have access to current relevant library resources.

The interim position begins October 15 with a three-week training period of
10 hours per week and continues for one to three months at 20 hours per
week.  The successful applicant will be invited and encouraged to apply for
the regular position of Acquisitions Coordinator.  That position is 0.875
FTE (35 hours per week) with full benefits included.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to pay attention to details,
be accurate, be skillful with numbers, follow established procedures, work
independently, solve problems, and multi-task.  The successful candidate
will have experience with library and vendor online databases used for
ordering and managing library materials.  The candidate should have an
understanding of online accounting systems which help manage finances.

Primary Responsibilities
Orders all library resources:  pre-searches, transmits, receives, and
processes invoices of orders.

Downloads library records from OCLC cataloging database into III
acquisitions database.

Enters vendor, cost, and selector information into III database and assigns
fund accounts.

Submits invoices to Administrative Accounting Office and monitors,
troubleshoots, and balances library account in the College?s computer
financial system (Agresso).

Supervises students who assist in acquisitions functions.

About Augsburg College
Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers more than 50
undergraduate majors and 9 graduate degrees to approximately 3,600 students
of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college
focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential
education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg
education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional
studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped
by its urban and global settings.  For more information consult the
following URL

Application Process
To apply, please submit a *resume or CV* and a *cover letter* through our
online application. Application deadline is October 6, 2014.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race,
age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected
class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an
academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus
encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these

Required Experience
Associates degree in Library Information Technology or BA/BS and one year of related experience required.

Strong communication skills required: speaking, writing, and listening.

Required computer skills:  Excel, Word.

Required skills/abilities:  attention to detail, accuracy, skill with
numbers, following established procedures, working independently,
problem-solving, multi-tasking.

Experience/knowledge of OCLC preferred.

Familiarity with library catalogs and basic searching (III or other catalog
vendor) preferred.

Familiarity with publishers and their ordering processes preferred.

Additional Requirement
During training period of 3 weeks, availability for 10 hours per week
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday?Friday.  During
remainder of interim period, availability for 20 hours per week between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday?Friday.

For additional information and to apply, please go to

MN Job posting: Librarian I

Librarian I (Part Time .70 FTE)
Washington County, Stillwater, MN


·   Bachelor’s Degree AND paid or unpaid work experience in a library setting

Must have own means of reliable transportation for business purposes; individuals operating a motor vehicle for County business must possess a valid driver's license.

Offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint criminal history investigation at County expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides information, research and readers' advisory services and instructs customers on use of library resources and technology. Coordinates programs and develops activities to improve library services.
·        Master’s Degree in Library Science
·        One or more years paid work experience providing information services to the public
·        Paid work experience coordinating programs and projects for a public audience 
·        Paid work experience facilitating customers' use of computers, digital readers, Microsoft Office, Internet and other online resources
SELECTION TECHNIQUE: Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

HOURS / DAYS: 28 hours per week, to include day, evening and weekend hours. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.

ANTICIPATED HIRING RATE: $31,952-$37,840/annually
This is a professional position responsible for providing information and research services to library customers. This position is also responsible for planning and implementing a professional library project, or for classifying and cataloging library materials. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and interpretation and is performed under general supervision with periodic review for accuracy and conformance with prescribed standards.
Education and Experience: Bachelors Degree and paid or unpaid work experience in a library setting. Masters Degree in Library Science or related field is desirable.

Must have own means of reliable transportation for business purposes. Individuals operating a motor vehicle for county business must possess a valid driver's license.

Knowledge of: Knowledge of the mission and role of public/law libraries; books, materials and resources related to area of assignment; materials cataloging and classification; use of catalogs and reference materials; current technologies; familiarity with the principles of librarianship as applied to the specific topic area of the job, e.g. public librarianship, law librarianship.

Ability to: Ability to serve, at appropriate levels, diverse individuals; provide reference services; learn and use new technologies; read, comprehend and orally communicate English; conduct oneself with tact and diplomacy when interacting with other employees and the public; report to work on a regular and timely basis.

Skill in: Skill in interpersonal communication with customers and staff including conflict resolution; utilization of current computer technologies employed in public/law library settings.
1.      Analyses customers needs and provides information and research services.
2. Shows customers how to search for information on the Internet and in other online resources.
3. Provides instruction to customers on the use of library facilities, resources, equipment and technology.
4. Develops, recommends, implements and monitors on-going programs for a diverse population. Program topics may include areas such as storytelling and literacy skills for children, book talks for adults, electronic resources and collection maintenance.
5. Routinely assigned as person-in-charge of a branch library.
6. Catalogs and classifies library materials through revision or creation of catalog records.
7. Develops, recommends, and implements policies and procedures for catalog content, currency and use.
8. Develops and maintains professional relationships with other County and community orgainizations and resources.
9. Performs other related duties as assigned.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Indoor work with occasional lifting of 10 to 15 pounds. Frequent wrist and finger manipulation due to high concentration of computer work. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, electronic reading, listening and viewing devices, personal computers, computer terminals, telephone, and copy and fax machines. Requires significant public contact with a diversity of people. Additional physical/mental requirements may not be listed above, but are inherent in performing the position's essential functions.

TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR - Library Group/Division Manager or Deputy Director or Director

This description is intended to describe the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty being performed by people assigned to this classification. This list of responsibilities is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Getting to Know You: a Library Information Technology Student Survey

The instructors of the MCTC Library Information Technoogy program would like to get to know our current students better.  We've constructed a survey to gather some important information about you.  If you are pursuing a LIT certificate or degree please take the following survey:

Thanks for your consideration!
LIT Instructors

Thursday, September 4, 2014