Friday, May 13, 2016

Job: Library Technician at Faribault Minnesota Correctional Facility

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Closing Date: 05/17/2016
Hiring Agency: Department of Corrections
Location: Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) - Faribault Minnesota
Work Shift/Work Hours: Monday-Friday evenings 6:20 PM - 8:40 PM, and Saturday noon - 5:00 PM
Days of Work: Varies
Days Off: Sunday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $16.21 - $22.53 /hourly; $33,846 - $47,043 /annually
Classified Status: Classified 
Job Summary
The Minnesota Department of Corrections has an opening for a Library Technician at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault.  This position is designated as part-time and will be scheduled to work at least 16 hours per two-week pay period during the days/hours specified above.  The work schedule will vary and be shared with another part-time Library Technician.

This position updates and maintains the circulation of library materials; provides staffing of libraries during working hours including evenings and weekends as scheduled; maintains documentation of offender attendance and use of library materials; and supervises the use of the law library.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Facilitate the circulation of library materials.
  • Supervise the law library.
  • Update, repair and maintain library materials. 
  • This position has direct contact with offenders.
Minimum Qualifications:
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position:
  • 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:
The following qualifications are strongly desired of applicants seeking consideration for this position:
  • An Associate's degree or higher.
  • Experience working in a library setting.
  • Experience working in an educational setting.
  •  Experience working in a correctional setting.
For more information and to apply:
Select "Get Started" under External Applicants
Search: Library Technician 5219

Job: Part Time Desk Assistant at Owatonna Public Library

Part Time Desk Assistant
Owatonna Public Library

Closing Date: Mon. 05/16/16 4:30 PM Central Time
$15.65 - $17.39 Hourly
 Hours: Part-Time 25 hours per week
Location:105 North Elm Ave., Owatonna, MN

Nature of Work: To provide a variety of clerical support to the library staff and to assist the public in the use of library materials, equipment, and services. Work schedule includes evening and weekend hours.

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide a variety of services to the public: 
    • Charge and discharge materials; sort; shelve.
    • Distribute and record newspapers and other materials.
    • Barcode and inventory materials; input data.
    • Answer telephone; provide information requested or refer caller to appropriate party. Assist public in obtaining material through directions, reserves, or retrieval. Assist public in using public access computers, library catalog.
    • Provide readers' advisory.
    • Register new patrons.
    • Collect fines and fees.
    • Reserve materials.
    • Notify patrons via telephone, e-mail, etc.
    • Present programs and assist at programs: Introduce, distribute and collect evaluation tools, gather supporting materials, etc.
    • Provide juveniles with a full range of library services, including assistance with computers.
    • Maintain materials and equipment.
    • Other tasks as assigned
  • Extent and type of interaction with the public
    • Represents City government through direct contact with the public. First point of contact for the public with the library, via walk-in, telephone, electronic communication.
    • Answers questions, directs inquiries, assists in equipment use, materials use, notifies patrons of overdue/new/reserved materials:
      • Answers citizen questions through daily telephone and internet contacts.
      • Responds to citizen inquiries regarding City government in person, by telephone, and electronically.
      • Daily contact with the public.


High school education and two years of retail and customer service experience and/or two years' experience in working with children. Prior knowledge of libraries. Demonstrable keyboarding skill. Basic proficiency in Microsoft Word and Outlook software. Experience searching and evaluating a variety of sources, including the Internet. Ability to multi-task.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Experience using Dynix/Horizon or other integrated library system. Experience in Enterprise Catalog, MNLink and dedicated databases.

Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands:  
  • The normal workday shall vary and the normal work week is twenty-five (25) hours.
  • Indoor office environment
This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of forty (40) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.

To Apply: Visit the City of Owatonna's website: and click on Employment.  Applications must be submitted online by 4:30pm, Monday, May 16, 2016.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job: Part Time Assistant Children's Librarian at Owatonna Library

Part Time Assistant Children's Librarian
Owatonna Public Library

Closing Date: Mon. 05/16/16 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary: $17.06 - $18.95 Hourly
Hours: Part-Time 25 hours per week
Location:105 North Elm Ave., Owatonna, MN

Nature of Work: Provides library service to children, parents, and caregivers. In charge of children's service area and its day-to-day operation.

Duties / Responsibilities:
  • Provide a variety of services to the public:
    • Charge and discharge materials.
    • Register patrons, update patron files.
    • Take requests for reserves and interlibrary loans.
    • Assist in finding and using library materials.
    • Instruct in use of library technology.
  • Prepare and conduct storytimes and activities for children and families.
  • Promote library service and reading.
  • Maintain materials, equipment and supplies. Repair or withdraw materials as necessary.
  • Record statistics.
  • Provide an attractive, safe and inviting atmosphere in the children's service area. Create and maintain developmentally appropriate displays.
  • Monitor internet activity.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

High School diploma or G.E.D. Two years' library or related experience. Experience in working with programs for children. Personal computer competency. 

Preferred Qualifications: B.A. or B.S. degree, preferably in Elementary Education.

Hours of Work/Physical and Mental Demands:  
  • The normal workday shall vary and the normal work week is twenty-five (25) hours.
  • Indoor office environment
This position requires an equal amount of time spent standing, walking, and sitting. Lifting, pushing/pulling, or carrying of objects weighing up to twenty-five (25) pounds is sometimes required, with a maximum of forty (40) pounds infrequently required. Climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, twisting, and bending are sometimes required. Repetitive movements of the hands are sometimes required. Audio, visual, and verbal functions are essential functions to performing this position. The majority of the workday is spent indoors.

To Apply: Visit the City of Owatonna's website: and click on Employment.  Applications must be submitted online by 4:30pm, Monday, May 16, 2016.
An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job: Office Professional Media

Administrative Support/Office Professional - Media
Location: Central Middle School, Eden Prairie Minnesota
Closing Date: 05/16/2016
Starting: 08/29/2016

Rate of pay: $19.04
Hours: 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Working days per year: 185 days/year
Paid Holidays: 6

Qualifications Preferred:

  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Two or more years of post-secondary education preferred.
  • Experience in a media center in a school setting preferred.
  • Knowledge of library system.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills
  • Demonstrated verbal and written skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated communication and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to set priorities, organize work, handle multiple tasks, and be patient and flexible.
For more information and to apply:

Job: Temporary Library Assistant at Luther Seminary

Luther Seminary invites applications for the Temporary Library Assistant position who will provide exemplary support in Library Services. As the Temporary Library Assistant:
You will assist library staff in completing special projects, participate in ongoing library work, and provide library services.

There will be many special projects assigned to this position. Some include:
  • Moving microfilm materials
  • Weeding serials
  • Migrating e-reserves to a new system
  • Soliciting/adding materials for Digital Commons
  • Shifting volumes in the bookstacks
  • Assisting with gift books program
Some ongoing duties may include the following:
  • Organizing and distributing mail
  • Reshelving of library materials
  • Keeping periodical statistics
  • Assisting with bindery shipments
  • Claiming periodicals and updating spreadsheets
  • Unpacking boxes
  • Processing new acquisitions and relabels for all materials
  • Assisting patrons at the circulation desk
  • Assisting with inventory of the collection
  • Other duties as assigned
Desired Education and Experience:
  • Library experience preferred
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to focus and complete tasks.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Basic skills and comfort level with computers, printers and copiers.
  • Some heavy lifting may be required.
For more information and to apply:

Job: Library Manager at the Friends School of Minnesota

Library Manager
Friends School of Minnesota 
Saint Paul, MN

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: $15.85 /hour
Required education: High School or equivalent

Essential Functions
  • Organize library system
  • Maintain accurate record of books purchased, in need of repair or replacement, borrowed, and returned
  • Prepares financial plans for library including annual expenditures
  • Keep abreast of current youth literature
  • Assists users with identifying, locating, and interpreting information
  • Arranges for flexibility and use of library space by students, faculty, and parents
  • Adds and subtracts from collection as needed
  • Organize Maud Lovelace and North Star activities
  • Update library website
  • Maintain checkout database
  • Repair and circulate books as needed
  • Helping students to identify resources as authentic, and recognize bias and relevancy
  • Coordinate with teachers to identify and procure helpful resources for projects
  • Set policy for appropriate student behavior in the library in accordance with school policies
  • Other duties as assigned by Head of School
  • Possess ability to keep students active, on-task, and at an appropriate volume level.
  • Enjoy working with children from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.
  • At Least an associates degree in the field of library science, education, child development, or other related field
  • Prior experience in school or camp setting (preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Positive and appropriate interpersonal and interpersonal communication skills with both children and adults
  • Supportive of the goals and values of Quaker and progressive education.
  • Able to use constructive criticism to adapt behaviors
Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds.
  • Generally works in standard classroom conditions and climate.
  • Works in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts.
  • May sit for extended periods of time.
For more information and to apply:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Job: Library Workstudy at Minneapolis Communtiy & Technical College Library

Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library Workstudy

Apply by: May 18th

The library is currently hiring students with strong communication and computer skills.

MCTC Library
Address: 1501 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403
Phone: 6126596290

Application Instructions

Please email resume to

Scope of work:
Students are typically assigned to perform the following:
  • Service desk assistance to students, faculty and staff
    • Check material in and out
    • Help with basic printing, copying and technical support
    • Answer questions
  • Collection and library maintenance
    • Shelve books
    • Inventory collection
    • Clean
  • Technical services
    • Process new books and other collection materials
    • Update or withdraw currently owned items
Preferred qualifications:
We will most seriously consider students with any of the following:

  • Ability to work morning, weekend, and/or evening shifts
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to effectively use modern computer applications
  • Previous employment in libraries or other information agencies
  • Enrollment or completion of INFS 1000
About Workstudy
MCTC's work study program provides you with opportunities to earn money to help with the cost of your education while learning valuable workplace skills. Most students are eligible for student employment through the work study program. The maximum award permits students to work 20 hours per week. Awards vary based on individual circumstances.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Job: Archives and Records Coordinator at Blake School

  • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Part-Time/Regular
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP
Job Description:
This is a part-time position (.4 FTE) that is responsible for the organization, management and promotion of The Blake School’s archives. The archive collections include artifacts, audio & visual recordings, photographs, publications and records. The archives also houses the permanent student records from the current school, as well as its predecessor institutions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
Respond to requests for information and/or access to materials from a variety of constituents, including administrators, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni, students, families and external parties.

  • Collaborate with staff from other departments and divisions to ensure that student records and student records requests are properly managed.
  • Receive donations and actively solicit and acquire materials appropriate for permanent retention.
  • Process existing materials to ensure proper storage and ease of access.
  • Establish and maintain an electronic inventory/cataloging system.
  • Share items from the archives by creating displays and composing content for print and web publications.
  • Facilitate access to the digitized yearbook collection.
  • Manage a small budget for archival supplies.
  • Develop and implement a plan to use volunteers to assist with archives work.
  • Ensure that the archives space is organized, safe and clean.
  • Initiate and complete special projects as needed related to preservation, digitization, record retention, school history, alumni relations, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to manage multiple and changing priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of private information contained in records
  • Ability to work independently with off-site supervision
  • Ability to frequently lift and carry heavy boxes
  • Proficiency/prior experience in archival work desired but not required

For more information and to apply:

Job: Evening Reference Assistant at Concordia College

Position Title   Evening Reference Assistant
Hours: Part time (FTE .22)

Job Description:
The Evening Reference Assistant is a part-time position that will staff the reference desk during Sunday-Thursday evening shifts, providing research assistance to library users in-person and via electronic communication.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of library experience in an academic or public setting
  • Evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to excellent customer service
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate concentration in library science or graduate coursework in library science.
For more information and to apply:

Job: Associate II (Cataloger) at L.E. Phillips Memorial Library

Position: Associate II (Cataloger)
Location:  L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Seeking a collaborative, professional, and technologically savvy individual to serve on its cataloging team in Technical Services. The well-qualified candidate shall demonstrate good judgment and initiative, possess a working knowledge of standard cataloging practices, be a reliable team player with a strong commitment to customer service, and be able to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy.

Job Description:
Under general supervision, this position exists to perform cataloging functions that maintain the efficient flow of materials through Technical Services.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent in training and proven work experience.
  • Minor in Library Science, including cataloging class, or equivalent in training and proven work experience is required.
  • Accurate typing skills required.
The requirements listed below are representative of the qualities, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the essential functions of the job.

  •  Knowledge of standard cataloging practice and resource tools, including but not limited to LC, RDA, ANSCR, Bibliographic Formats and Standards, LCGFT; the use and interpretation of MARC 21 and Dewey Classification; the ability to catalog all library materials accordingly; identify and report errors and problems to OCLC.
  • Ability to meet standard of copy cataloging 10-12 items per hour with a low error rate.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the OCLC product Connexion Client for cataloging; design, creation and implementation of macros for cataloging efficiency; capable of deriving new records using Connexion work forms; familiarity with batch uploading.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with WebDewey and the RDA Toolkit.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with staff, the MORE consortium staff and the public.
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail.
  • Ability and initiative to work independently and efficiently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to use and interpret spreadsheets.
  • Proficiency in searching databases, use of the Internet and e-mail.
This position is regularly scheduled for 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday. The wage range is $20.24 – $23.32 per hour, with excellent benefits.

More Information and to apply:

Job: Senior Library Information Assistant with Dakota County Libraries

Hours: Part-time (.60 FTE)
Hiring Range: $15.42 - $17.35/hr (Grade 103)
Location: Pleasant Hill Library in Hastings
Union: AFSCME - Library
Close Date: 4:30 p.m. on 5/13/2016
Job Description: The Senior Library Information Assistant works under the supervision of a Circulation Supervisor or Cluster Manager or under direction of the Assistant Circulation Supervisor. Provides customer service to the public by checking out and checking in Library materials, receiving and recording fees and fines, answering phones and greeting visitors, sorting and shelving returned and new Library materials, preparing and mending Library materials for circulation, responding to policy and procedure questions from public, coworkers and other departments, and performing related duties. Assist customers in use of Library facilities and equipment. As a lead worker, can provide work direction to other circulation staff and library volunteers, assist with training, and perform high level circulation tasks including financial reports, statistical collection and staff calendar maintenance.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or G.E.D
  • Two years experience working with the public in an office or retail setting
  • PC knowledge
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years of Library experience
  • Knowledge or proficiency (ability to read, write and/or speak) in a secondary language 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Check in and check out items according to circulation procedures.
    • Inform borrower of any charges or information regarding their account.
    • Unpack and sort delivery and mail when received.
    • Adapt to procedures at various branch settings.
    • Input private data into borrower registration file and issue library cards or Internet use passes according to library policies.
    • Assist public in locating request materials.
  • Answer phone calls, greet patrons and provide information or direct customer to correct department and inform public about library services.
  • Search collection for items (such as requested or lost items, etc.) on lists generated at branch or by library technology department, process, and route items according to circulation procedures.
  • Carry out tasks relating to cash collections and cash accounting.
  • Provide instruction to customers on use of library facilities, resources and equipment (personal computers and devices); as well as maintain, operate and troubleshoot library equipment and software.
  • Work on specialized tasks, such as;
    • process new materials
    • track and report statistics
    • replace bar codes
    • maintain book sale,
    • order and restock federal and state tax forms
    • order supplies
    • provide reference support, etc.
    • book meeting rooms as requested
    • Assist in the promotion and provision of library services to the public
    • Perform clerical tasks to support reference and children's services librarians and public services
    • Install security system markers in materials
  • Attend training sessions as approved or assigned by supervisor, as well as participate on committees.
  • Serve as a lead worker for Shelvers, Shelving Assistants, Substitute Info Assistants, and volunteers by assigning and monitoring workflow.
    • Recommend the reassignment of duties based on workload
    • Respond to circulation policy and procedure questions from Branch and Cluster Staff.
    • Assist Manager or staff member in charge of building in emergency situations
  • Train Sr. Information Assistants, Sub. Info. Assistants, Shelvers, and Shelving Assistants in circulation processes, policies, and building orientation.
Essential Job Functions: Duties 1-9 are essential functions.  

Work Environment: Work is performed within a County office building. Operation of office equipment such as personal computers, telephone, adding machine, photocopier and fax machines. Lifting requirement of up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis, pulling and/or pushing book carts, exerting force up to 50 pounds. Frequent wrist and finger manipulation due to high concentration of filing, compiling, calculating or computer work.

Selection Process: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

Dakota County Employee Relations
Main Number 651.438.4435 (contact 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday) 

For more information and to apply:

Applications received for this recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies at all Dakota County locations for up to one year.

Job: Part Time Circulation Assistant with Industrial Fabrics Association International

Part-Time Temporary Circulation Assistant
Approximately 20 hours/week 
Industrial Fabrics Association International 
Roseville, MN

Job Description
This position assists with daily circulation and fulfillment operations, and provides customer service for the circulation department.
Job Duties:
  • Make phone calls to Controlled subscription base and other IFAI customers as needed
  • Perform Controlled subscription data entry: new and renewal and address corrections
  • Correct Controlled subscription addresses in Netforum and other IFAI mailings
  • Open subscription mail (BRM) and records counts and prepare monthly report
  • Perform related duties as required
General Requirements:
  • Must have a high school diploma.
  • Must be able to communicate with a wide variety of individuals. Must be able to understand directions, communicate and respond to inquiry in various forms.
  • Must be able to operate a computer, fax machine, telephone, copier, calculator and other office machinery.
  • Must be able to input and retrieve information from a computer using various word processing and spreadsheet software programs.
  • Must be able to move about building and within/between workstations.
For more information and to apply: