Thursday, May 14, 2015

MN Job Posting: Library Assistant/Student Worker

DEED seeks library assistant/student worker

Help support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for agency staff and partners. The student worker will get lots of experience responding to interlibrary loan requests, cataloging, fielding reference questions and possibly working to transition the library to SharePoint.

Library Assistant/Student Worker Paraprofessional Senior
15DEED000076 (posting number)
Application deadline is June 5, 2015

$ 14.35-$ 17.49 hourly
Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Working Title:

Library Assistant
Hiring Agency:

Employment & Econ Development Dept

St. Paul
Who May Apply:

Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:

Employment Conditions:

Limited, Part-time , 40%
Work Shift:

Day Shift
Days of Work:

Travel Required:

Job Grouping:

General Administration
Classified Status:


Job Description:

This position will work about 16 hrs a week, for 6 months.

Help support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for DEED staff and partners. DEED is the state's principal economic development agency and its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development. Duties:

1. Assist librarian with collection management.
2. Oversee library facility, maintaining computers and other equipment.
3. Update library's website.

Please note that this position would initially be set up for 6 months, with the possibility of an extension, up to 36 months.
Minimum Qualifications:

Completion of two (2) to three (3) years of post-secondary education in library and information science.
Must be able to work up to 16 hours per week.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of computer and software, such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Ability to interact with clients and staff in a courteous, pleasant and professional manner.

(Note: To be eligible for appointment as a Student Worker, you must be a student enrolled in an educational program or planning to enroll within three months. Students may be "off" for the summer or for one semester/quarter and remain employed as student workers, but such absences cannot exceed one semester/quarter in a year. For this vacancy, students must be enrolled in a post-secondary or graduate program. If a student is enrolled at a credit-granting institution he/she must carry at least six semester (nine quarter) credits. If enrolled at a non-credit granting institution or one that only offers one credit per class, a student must be taking two or more classes per semester/quarter. Any lesser credit (class) load shall be treated as a semester/quarter off. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least two courses or making progress on a dissertation. You will be asked to complete an Educational Verification form prior to appointment.)

(At this level-- Student Worker, Para-Professional-Senior--students have generally completed at least 2-3 years of post-secondary education related to the program in which they are employed.)
Preferred Qualifications:

Web design and library experience.
Familiarity and understanding of library systems Aleph and OCLC for interlibrary loan, basic cataloging and periodicals managment.
Attention to detail.
Selection Process:

The selection process is a resume-based, skill-matching process. Resumes of all applicants to this posting will be evaluated against the Minimum Qualifications stated above. If your skills match the required skills for this position, the department may contact you.
How to Apply:

Most State selection processes utilize a resume-based screening process. You will be contacted by agency staff if your background best matches the selection criteria on this job posting. To apply for this position, click the APPLY box found at the bottom of this job announcement. For additional information about the State?s selection process, go to <>.

Anyone with a disability who believes they may need an accommodation to apply for this position should contact the Department of Employment and Economic Development's Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity, in advance, so any necessary arrangements can be made. To request an accommodation, email; or call 651-259-7094 or by contacting us at 711 or the preferred relay service.
Contact for More Information:

Janice Cano, 651/259-7091

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Job Posting: State Library Services Literacy VISTA

Help State Library Services build curriculum to support public libraries in developing, delivering and assessing high-quality, outcome-driven early childhood services that improve school readiness in at-risk populations. Collaborate with youth librarians and childcare providers to establish a framework that nurtures meaningful library-childcare provider partnerships. 

Apply now to be a Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA at the Minnesota State Library Services (applications accepted until position is filled). The Literacy VISTA will begin a full year of service on August 3, 2015.

The State Library Services Literacy VISTA will be a part of a cohort of more than 30 Minnesota Literacy Council VISTAs working to build a strong foundation for literacy and academic achievement in Minnesota. In return, you receive unique opportunities for personal and professional development, and for building marketable skills in a supportive environment. Learn more about serving as a Literacy VISTA:

Contact: Jackie Blagsvedt, State Library Services, 651-582-8805

Job pays: Biweekly living allowance $450 and a $5730 Education Award after 1 year of service.

Starts: 08/03/2015

Apply by: 05/15/15

Friday, May 1, 2015

Ramsey County Law Library Assistant Position

The Ramsey County Law Library invites applications (including resume and cover letter)  for the position of Law Library Assistant.  This is a summer, part-time position with an application deadline of May 8, 2015.

$15.00 /Hour 
LOCATION: (Ramsey County Court House) 15 Kellogg Blvd. West, St Paul, Minnesota 
The current vacancy is for a temporary Law Library Assistant working mid June through the end of August 2015, three days per week.

To organize and shelve library materials such as books, periodicals, and pamphlets; to file loose-leaf updates and other supplements into existing materials; to staff the circulation desk, checking library materials in and out, collecting fees, and maintaining manual and on-line records; to respond to general questions and provide assistance to customers in person and on the telephone; to keep the physical premises looking organized and welcoming; and other duties as assigned.
Education:  High School degree or equivalent.

Experience:  Six months filing experience

Desirable Qualification:  Alpha-numeric filing experience.
For more information including application, please see the listing on the Ramsey County Law Library homepage: