Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Library Associate 3 Position - U of M

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks applicants for a Library Associate 3 position in the E-Resource Management Unit. This position consists primarily of three areas of responsibility that includes the acquisition and management of e-resources, providing licensing assistance to the ERM Unit, and acting as an expert resource to unit and department staff as well as other University Libraries staff.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 4 years of related experience; or a combination of related education and work experience to equal eight (8) years.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experienced with integrated library systems, in particular Aleph or Alma;
  • Proven knowledge in the area of e-resource acquisitions and/or e-resource management
  • Skilled in the data gathering, manipulation and analysis using tools such as Microsoft Excel or Access
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and creativity, with an ability to utilize past experience and available data to assess, test and resolve technical problems.
  • Forward thinking with strong collaborative instincts and a systems perspective.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment, while relating to and interacting with staff and patrons outside the unit or library
  • Proven familiarity with licensing contracts
  • Self-starter who can innovate in a dynamic and collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change in a fast paced information resources environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize work with multiple data points/sources, large documents or files.
For a complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Topics Course: LIBT 1410 - Responding to Difficult Library Patrons

MCTC Library Work Study

Library Work-Study
Posting dates: June 17 – June 30, 2015

The library is currently hiring students with strong communication and computer skills. Please submit your resumes through the MCTC Job Bank. You will be notified if selected for an interview.

MCTC Library is hiring!

note: this position closes 6/18/15


$ 15.81-$ 21.98 hourly, $ 33,011-$ 45,894 annually

Date Posted:06/15/2015
Closing Date:06/18/2015
Hiring Agency:MN St Colleges & Universities
Division/Bureau:Mpls Community & Tech College
Who May Apply:Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:15MNSC000294
Employment Conditions:Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:Day Shift
Days of Work:Varies , 07:30 AM-04:00 PM
Travel Required:no
Job Grouping:Education and Libraries
Classified Status:Classified
Job Description:***Please Note: This posting will be used to fill 2 positions.*** 

The main purposes of this position are: to provide circulation supervision functions; perform assigned technical and access services; train and oversee work study students; assist librarian(s) in maintenance of library collections; and to maintain and develop access and technical services procedures, and recommend new policies as warranted. 

Minimum Qualifications 
-Working knowledge of library classification system(s) and standard library reference tools sufficient to assist clients in locating materials and conducting research. 
Ability to: 
-Apply and support detailed coding or cataloging systems sufficient to create tracking for new print and non-print library acquisitions and locate and replace existing materials. 
-Operate personal computers, use various software and web-based applications, and other office equipment sufficient to locate catalog information, word-process documents, complete forms and prepare reports. 
-Communicate effectively orally and in writing sufficient to determine and respond to the informational needs of clients of varied educational levels and backgrounds; to train, direct and evaluate work of student clerical staff; and to assist the professional library staff to maintain the library collection according to library policy and procedures. 
Preferred Qualifications:-Full or partial completion a Library Information Technology AA or AAS degree or Public Information & Technical Information certificates 
-Experience working in a Library or Information Agency for at least 1 year 
-Success managing and/or supervising others 
-Familiarity with ALEPH and OCLC 
-Demonstrated experience working with and providing customer service to diverse populations 
-Strong communication skills 
-Basic skills in Microsoft Office or equivalent 
-Attention to detail 
-Ability to work in a team environment. 
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. 

If you have already submitted a resume to this database within the last 12 months that clearly identifies your knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience, you do not need to submit another.
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 <>. 

NOTICE: The safety of all members of the MCTC campus community is of vital concern. The most recent Annual Compliance and Security Report is available on the College?s website at Past copies of the report can be found on the MCTC Public Safety page located at 

NOTICE: Applications will only be accepted until the closing date indicated on this job announcement. Job applications received after 11:59 pm on the last date of this announcement period cannot be considered. 

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU?s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. 

NOTICE: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. 

Contact for More Information:Peggy Beckman,

Monday, June 1, 2015

MN Job posting: Circulation Department Assistant 3 - Law Library

Job Details

Job Title

Circulation Department Assistant 3 - Law Library
Job ID


Twin Cities
Full/Part Time



Minimum/Essential Qualifications:
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Five years relevant library experience. College education can be substituted for experience on a year for year basis up to three years
  • Relevant supervisory experience
  • Relevant customer service experience
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds and push/pull 50 pounds
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working in an academic law library
  • Demonstrated commitment to a very strong service philosophy
  • Demonstrated very strong communication, marketing, and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a large organization and across departmental lines
  • Experience with management of legal materials, including looseleaf services
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and independently prioritize multiple and competing work assignments
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain established work standards and procedures, as well as adapt easily to procedural changes
  • Knowledge of legal bibliographic and citation formats 

About the Job

**This position is covered by the AFSCME Technical Union. Union/Fair share deductions may be made.**
The Circulation Department Assistant 3 supports the operations of the University of Minnesota Law Library Circulation Department. This position reports to the Access Services Librarian.
40%     Circulation Desk Operation and Department Management Assistance: Supervise and maintain the routine operation of the Circulation Desk. Open and manage the library circulation and reserves desk during scheduled times. Staff the Circulation Desk for at least fifteen hours per week during designated times, and other times as needed for coverage. Respond to user inquiries pertaining to law library services and policies. Independently determine how to appropriately direct patrons to the library services, areas of collection, or other departments to best suit their needs. Supervise and maintain study room reservations page. Respond to reserve collection requests. Manage course reserves when designated Library Assistant for Course Reserves is absent. Respond to patron concerns regarding situations affecting the safety, security, and usability of the Law Library. Promptly resolve customer service problems and relay concerns to other Law Library staff as appropriate. Instruct and assist users in the operation of reference computers, photocopiers, Gopher Gold dispenser, microfilm/fiche reader/printer and other equipment as needed. Maintain department operations and respond to patron inquiries in the absence of the Access Services Librarian. Manage patron statistics information and conduct periodical patron counts. Conduct weekly library facility walk-through with Access Services Librarian.
30%     Departmental Student Employee Management: Hire, train, and supervise library circulation desk student employees in consultation with the Access Services Librarian. Manage student employee scheduling, organize workflow, and oversee staffing of the circulation desk. Design, implement, and execute training/orientation program for student employees. Maintain and update circulation desk procedure manuals. Instill importance of very strong customer service attitudes upon student employees and act as a model of excellent service. Conduct performance reviews with circulation department student employees and, in consultation with the Access Services Librarian, make recommendations for promotion of student employees. Responsible for taking appropriate disciplinary action or terminating student assistants, in consultation with the Access Services Librarian.
15%     Looseleaf Collection Management: Responsible for administration and management of the looseleaf collection. Coordinate with Acquisitions Department regarding missing materials and ordering updated materials. Frequently check the online library system to monitor status updates for looseleaf supplements. Prioritize filing, organization, and distribution of looseleaf periodicals. Personally handle and respond to issues associated with foreign language and problematic sets. Train and supervise staff and student employees in filing looseleaf supplements, emphasizing importance of accuracy and efficiency.
10%     Library Communications and Events: Maintain circulation department bulletin board which advertises new materials and library announcements. Collaborate with the Access Services Librarian on other library marketing and communications as requested. Manage displays of faculty publications. Assist with website update projects. Plan law library-hosted events in collaboration with the Access Services Librarian. Oversee and facilitate decorations, setup, and cleanup of events with help of other library staff and student assistants.
5%       Other Duties:   Assist with faculty TWEN site. Assist with book repair and other cross-departmental projects as needed. 

About the Department

The University of Minnesota Law Library is one of the largest academic legal research centers in the United States. The Law School, which consistently ranks as one of the top law schools in the nation, is part of a world-class research university.
The library houses one of the world's most outstanding collections for foreign, comparative and international law, and international human rights. It also maintains a magnificent collection of rare books and other valuable legal materials, and is a national leader in the integration of electronic resources into a traditional legal research environment.

How To Apply

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