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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Associate Librarian and Specialist Positions at Hennepin County Libraries

Hennepin County Libraries has job openings for Associate Librarians and Specialists at various locations around the county. 
They will be accepting application for Associate Librarians from February 21st-28th.
Then they will be accepting application for Specialists from March 8-13th. 
Hennepin County Library
Associate Librarian
Starting salary $16.89/hour
Apply online Feb. 21-28, 2017: www.hennepin.us/jobs

  • Associate Librarians play a critical role in providing services to library patrons in person, over the telephone, or online.
  • They advise patrons on selecting materials, help maintain a safe and welcoming environment in the library, and deliver programming like storytimes or book clubs. 
  • They also assist patrons with the use of library technology and resources, including online and downloadable materials.
Best qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in any field; at least two years of post-secondary education in library science, library information technology, or a related field; or four years of library experience. 
Associate Librarians must have excellent customer service skills and the ability work with a high volume of customer contact.
The Associate Librarian role requires knowledge of multiple technology tools such as library applications, social media, databases, and eBooks. Strong communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds are also important.
These full-time (40 hours/week) and part-time (20-36 hours/week) positions require day, evening and weekend hours.
Current openings are at a variety of city and suburban libraries in Hennepin County.
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Hennepin County Library
Specialist
Starting salary $15.57/hour
Apply online Mar. 8-13, 2017: www.hennepin.us/jobs
  • Specialists provide friendly and approachable customer service to library patrons. They create and manage patron accounts and offer advice about popular reading. 
  • They assist patrons with the use of library equipment, including providing technical assistance for patrons using library computers. They also sort and shelve library materials and use computers to find account information and create reports.
Library experience is not required, but best qualified candidates will have customer service experience and the ability to build positive relationships with library patrons, staff, and volunteers. The PSA role is physically demanding, requiring standing for long periods of time as well as bending, lifting, and pushing. 
Strong communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with people from a variety of diverse backgrounds are also important. 
These full-time (40 hours/week) and part-time (20-36 hours/week) positions require day, evening and weekend hours.
Current openings are at a variety of city and suburban libraries in Hennepin County