Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Job: Library Assistant at the Minnesota Legislative Library

Job Title: Judicial Library Assistant II
Salary: $16.49 - $23.92 Hourly or $34,431.12 - $49,944.96 Annually
Job Type: Full time
Location: Minnesota Judicial Center / Saint Paul, Minnesota

The Minnesota State Law Library is pleased to announce an opening for a Library Assistant.  This is a permanent full time position performing clerical library work. Work involves performing a wide range of library tasks. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Library Division Supervisor.

  • Processing new and replacement materials and withdrawing materials
  • Sorting mail and unpacking materials
  • Updating materials
  • Reviewing and redacting briefs
  • Ordering supplies
  • Preparing briefs for binding
  • Preparing periodicals for binding
  • Shifting and shelf reading


  • Self-motivation and detail-orientation
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple projects effectively and efficiently, strong problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • High School Diploma Required
  • Current enrollment in a library-related degree preferred
  • Experience working in a library preferred
  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
Follow this link: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/mncourts/default.cfm?action=viewjob&JobID=1546580&headerfooter=1&promo=0&transfer=0&WDDXJobSearchParams=%3CwddxPacket%20version%3D%271%2E0%27%3E%3Cheader%2F%3E%3Cdata%3E%3Cstruct%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27CATEGORYID%27%3E%3Cstring%3E-1%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27PROMOTIONALJOBS%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27TRANSFER%27%3E%3Cstring%3E0%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3Cvar%20name%3D%27FIND_KEYWORD%27%3E%3Cstring%3E%3C%2Fstring%3E%3C%2Fvar%3E%3C%2Fstruct%3E%3C%2Fdata%3E%3C%2FwddxPacket%3E

CLOSING TIME AND DATE: Monday 10/10/16 @ 11:59 PM Central Time

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

MN Job Posting: Immediate FT Temporary Library Tech

Immediate FT Temporary Library Tech Needed 
for Maternity Leave Coverage 
at Hennepin Tech in Brooklyn Park, MN!

"I have attached a position description for the Library Tech temp opening. The hours would be Monday – Thursday from 12:00 – 8:30 and on Friday from 7:30 – 4 at the Hennepin Technical College, Brooklyn Park Campus. Current tech is due on the October 24th, I would like to have training October 10th and 11th from 12:00 – 8:30 in case she delivers early. The temp position would run through December 16th

Contact me via email or phone, with any questions or to schedule an interview!"
Joy Bodin
Academic Dean
Hennepin Technical College 

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:
* Certificate, diploma, or degree in Library/Information Service
* Demonstrated professional, friendly, and helpful customer service skills
* Knowledge of Library operating procedures.
* Library of Congress classification knowledge.
* Ability to train others in use of library resources
* Ability to mentor patrons in basic computer skills (MAC, PC, and A/V)
* Broad-based general education sufficient to tutor students and assist them in developing guidelines and goals.
* Knowledge of social media tools and resources

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

LIT Event: Makerspace Tours on October 11, 2016

MCTC’s Library Information Technology Program Presents...

Two Makerspace Tours!

Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

90 W 4th St
St Paul, MN 55102
Located on the 3rd floor of the George Latimer Central Library in downtown Saint Paul.


Arlington Hills Community Center
1200 Payne Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55130

Please join Library Information Technology faculty and friends for either tour, or both!
*** If you’d like to join us for a lunch outing, mention that in your RSVP.

PLEASE RSVP by October 4th by emailing:  jennifer.sippel@minneapolis.edu

Friday, September 9, 2016

PT Reference Assistant at Gale Family Library

 from Jennifer Rian, Minnesota Historical Society:

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MCTC's Student Success Day

Wednesday, September 14th is Student Success Day! The MCTC Library will be open 9am-3:45pm and providing complimentary coffee (until it runs out) throughout the day.

The Library Information Technology Mixer event will take place from 10:30am-12pm. This event is for anyone wishing to learn more about careers in Libraries and Information Agencies. Light refreshments will be provided! More information on this event here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

An Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books

Friday, October 7, 2016; 6pm to 9pm at The Shop at Minnesota Center for Book Arts


Attendees will sample a delectable variety of wines and cheeses, and browse the latest offerings from outstanding local and international book artists.
Our eleventh annual Evening of Fine Wine and Fine Books will be dedicated to fostering the collection of artist’s books. In one evening, guests will explore new work from more than 100 artists from around the world, representing the range of contemporary artist’s books from self-published chapbooks to fine press limited editions. The event offers something for everyone, from the most seasoned collector to the newest enthusiast, with items at a wide variety of prices. This event is free and open to the public.