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Thursday, January 19, 2017

PAID Staffing Strategy Evaluation Support Internship – Hennepin Co. Library

Title:    Staffing Strategy Evaluation Support Internship
Opening Date: December 9, 2016
Closing Date:  January 31, 2017
Job Type: Paid Internship ($19.53/hr)
Location: Main work location is at the Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive., Minnetonka, with some work at other library locations within Hennepin County.

The Position
Hennepin County Library’s (HCL) Library Services Division is seeking an enthusiastic, engaged individual to fill a paid internship supporting the division’s staffing strategy project evaluation. Earlier this year, the Library Services Division implemented a staffing strategy which featured new job descriptions and new ways for staff to work together to serve patrons. This service and staffing model includes a compelling vision for an exceptional patron service experience in person, online and in the community; clarifies roles and expectations; and further positions HCL as a 21st-century library system. This internship will assist library staff in a comprehensive evaluation of the staffing strategy project.

This paid internship is for 8 – 10 hours per week for the duration of one semester, January-May 2017.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
•    Under the supervision of the Library Services division manager, perform a wide variety of administrative tasks related to the evaluation of the staffing strategy project.
•    Assist in determining information and research requirements
•    Research, analyze and interpret data based on stated goals and objectives.
•    Modify and maintain data collection forms and procedures
•    Write statistical and project reports.
•    Draft and develop plans for soliciting staff feedback.
•    Provide assistance to support teams of staff with on-going research or analysis related to the project.

Best Qualified Candidates will:
•    Be enrolled in a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate or enrolled in a Master’s Degree in public administration program or a recent graduate.
•    Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to take responsibility for meeting deadlines and making progress without direct supervision.
•    Ability to handle and protect sensitive information professionally.
•    Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

To Apply:
Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305 (preferred)