Thursday, October 30, 2014

MN Job Posting: Library Technology Support Specialist

CLOSING DATE:11/10/14 11:59 PM
The joint Libraries at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, invite applications for the full time position of Library Technology Support Specialist.

The Library Technology Support Specialist is primarily responsible for creating and maintaining Library, SJU Archives and CSB Archives web pages; for processing and loading digital objects to image repository programs; for providing technical support to library departments and archives; and for data collection and analysis related to library operations. This position is also responsible for providing technical assistance to departments utilizing museum and archives software and for maintaining digital preservation inventory documents. The Library Technology Support Specialist may provide direct support for library patrons and may supervise one or more student assistants. This is a service-oriented position requiring interaction with faculty, students, staff, and other members of the community as well as external vendors and service providers.
Bachelor's degree with technical background required; library experience preferred.  
Advanced understanding of the following software and coding:  Access, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, XHTML and CSS.  
Demonstrated ability to acquire new software and programming skills. 
The successful candidate will exhibit excellent interpersonal and communications skills in order to effectively communicate with customers.  This position requires a high degree of accuracy with the ability to work with details while handling multiple priorities.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a high level of initiative with the ability to function autonomously.  This position will require the ability to work both independently and collaboratively and be able to diagnose problems and propose workable solutions.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applications are accepted online by clicking on "Apply" above. A complete application includes completion of the application form, and attach a cover letter and resume.

Application deadline is November 10, 2014.

Women, individuals of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employers.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Open Access Week at MCTC Library!

This week is International Open Access Week (October 20-26th 2014)!

MCTC Library is celebrating this week and some of your fellow classmates have been helping out!  The Library Community & Outreach Services class created three student projects to get out the word about Open Access:

The first project is a online guide to Open Access:

The second project is an Open Access pamphlet available in the library.  You can find in on the Open Access book display in the library lab area.

The third project is an event coming up this Saturday October 25th: Open Access Jeopardy will be begin at 2:00pm in the MCTC library.  Stop by to test your knowledge of Open Access and win candy or buttons!

Curious about what Open Access is or why it might be important?  Check out this video put together by PhD comics:


Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Metro State University Library Event

The Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center: Library Building 10 Year Anniversary Celebration
We hope to see you at one of the two events next week celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Metropolitan State University Library and Learning Center.

Join us as we reflect back on 10 years of the Library and Learning Center and celebrate this unique partnership between the university and public library.

Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, 2:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m., at the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106
Join us for this family friendly event full of fun activities. With door prizes and many giveaways!

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m - 6:30 p.m., Library, Room 302
Join us as we reminisce and reflect on the impact the Library and Learning Center has on its communities. Food and drink will be provided.

For more information please contact Katherine Arndt at

Friday, October 17, 2014

MN Job Posting: Records Management Assistant

Records Management Assistant

The person selected for this position will be working in our corporate records center in Minneapolis. This position will support practices outlined in our records management policies, assist staff, and manage processes in support of the records management system.

The work will include:
·        Assisting users with requests for information and in locating a variety of information for their use in completing project work
·        Organizing and filing electronic and paper project file materials; processing and data entry of incoming information and applying classification schemes so records are handled using established controls and practices
·        Requesting and transferring materials to off-site storage
·        Helping in the orientation, training and cross-training of new employees and users and supporting branch office records management services
·        Providing network file maintenance services to protect the integrity of the organizational structure and records
·        Assisting with legal hold processes
·        Maintaining and updating the operating procedures of the records center
·        Ensuring adequate levels of supplies are maintained for records center personnel

Minimum Qualifications
·        Ability to maintain attention to detail
·        Data entry skills
·        Intermediate skills in the use of Microsoft Office applications
·        Ability to communicate clearly about scope and cost of services to internal clients
·        Ability to communicate with other records staff and supervisor about workload and other challenges
·        Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
·        Good problem solving skills
·        Ability to suggest and or develop new processes to meet the changing demands for information by staff
·        Two year technical degree or equivalent experience in a records center or other administrative role
·        Satisfactory driving record in accordance with Barr's vehicle use policy

Preferred Qualifications
·        College degree, including specialized courses in records management
·        Experience with databases, especially InMagic solutions (Presto, Genie)

Barr Engineering Co. reserves the right to consider other legitimate, non-discriminatory factors that are not specifically listed.

We require proof of eligibility to work in the United States. 

Barr Engineering Company strives to make accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance with completing the application process, please call 952-832-2600, or toll free at 800-632-2277.

Barr Engineering Company is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other lawfully protected status.

Apply online:

MN Job Posting: Public Services Manager

Work Title: Public Services Manager​

Posting Closing Date: 10/24/2014
Position Classification: Office Services Supervisor 2
Bargaining Unit: MMA 216
Employment Condition: Full-time, Unlimited, Exempt
Office: St. Paul Campus, Library Services
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (hours may vary and also may include nights, weekends, holidays.)

This position performs professional and supervisory library work involving the management of day-to-day activities related to the circulation of library materials, provision of computer support to library patrons, and access to library services at Metropolitan State University. The position supervises classified staff in Public Services (Circulation, Information Commons, and Interlibrary Loan).

Minimum Position Qualifications:
* Bachelor’s degree with three years of managerial/supervisory experience for a substantial number of full-time employees or Master’s degree in Library Science with three years professional library experience.
* Customer service experience in a library.
* Ability to work independently and collegially in a stimulating and rapidly changing environment. 
* Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; excellent interpersonal skills.
* Knowledge of and commitment to serving a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse clientele.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent combination of experience and education.
* Strong grounding in common library principles.
* Academic library experience.
* Supervisory experience in a union environment.
* Experience with the Aleph 500 library system.
* Experience with Interlibrary Loan operations.
* Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office.

Salary Range: $19.56 - $28.27 hourly, $40,841 - $59,028 annually (Based on experience & qualifications)

Application Procedure:
Applications will only be accepted through the State of Minnesota Employment site at from October 9, 2014 until October 24, 2014.