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East Central Regional Library has two vacancies for the position of Branch Librarian II. Each position oversees the operation of a community branch library. ECRL is a consolidated regional library system with 14 branches. A Bachelor’s Degree, up to date technology skills and three years related experience is required. MLS/MLIS or similar library certification is preferred. Candidates must have demonstrated creativity and vision to provide modern public library service; above average communication skills; excellent customer service skills; and the ability and willingness to lead a library team of staff and volunteers. Starting salary is $15.07 per hour. Review of applications begins April 11, 2014 and continues until filled. Submit ECRL application to: Barbara Misselt, Director, East Central Regional Library, 244 S. Birch St, Cambridge MN 55008. Application information and form is on the website at: http://www.ecrlib.org/jobs.html
Current vacancies are at the Chisago Lakes Area Library (Chisago City, MN) and Giese Memorial Library (Wyoming, MN)
Chisago Lakes Area Library is located in Chisago City,MN just 35 miles north of St. Paul along Highway 8. In 2013, the library saw 50,511visitors (2nd in the region) and circulated 76,216 physical items (3rd in the region). The Branch Librarian supervises 4 part-time staff that work a combined 35hrs/week.The Chisago Lakes Area Library was built in 2006 and receives excellent community support through an active Friends of the Library group. The library has a very active children’s program including story times and summer reading.The library is open 42 hours per week (Mon-Sat). This vacancy is due to an internal promotion.
The Giese Memorial Library is located in Wyoming, MN just 30 miles north of St. Paul on Highway 35. In 2013, the library saw 23,790visitors (8th in the region) and circulated 43,904 physical items (8th in the region). The Branch Librarian supervises 3 part-time staff that work a combined 34hrs/week. The Giese Memorial Library was built in 2006 and receives excellent community support from its foundation, the Wyoming Area Library Society, and Friends of the Library group.The library is open 40 hours per week (Tues-Sun). This vacancy is due to a retirement.
Application information and form is on the website at: http://www.ecrlib.org/jobs.html
High School Library/Media Position Open in Willmar for 2014-2015
FYI – There is a high school media specialist/integrationist opening for 2014-2015 at Willmar Senior High School in Willmar, MN. WHS is a 9-12 high school of about 1,200 students. This is the first year of a 1:1 iPad initiative so it is a great opportunity for an integrationist to help staff use iPads in their classroom. We teach and use the ELM databases for research. There is a strong Somali & Hispanic student population in school and in town. The principal is outstanding and supportive of this position. Willmar is a town of 19,500 residents located 100 miles west of the metro on highway 12. Lots of lakes, Ridgewater College & a regional medical facility.
View the high school eLibrary page here: http://www.willmar.k12.mn.us/Page/1071
If you are interested in applying go here: http://www.applitrack.com/willmar/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=High+School+Teaching
Contact me for more info: Joel Brenckman, Online Research
Willmar High School, Willmar, MN
320-231-8341 or firstname.lastname@example.org