Current Employment Opportunities at the Arrowhead Library System

Receptionist/Word Processing Operator: Receptionist-Office Assistant JD April_2017

The Receptionist/Word Processing Operator has primary responsibility for answering and directing incoming calls, processing correspondence, reports, forms, and newsletters as required, as well as maintaining the reservation book for meeting rooms. 2017 pay rate is $17.51/hr. Send application, resume and cover letter to: Shari Fisher, Assistant Director, Arrowhead Library System, 5528 Emerald Ave., Mt. Iron, MN 55768 (218) 741-3840. Open until filled. EEOA.

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Youth Librarian, Brainerd Public Library, Minnesota – The Brainerd Lakes Area has 465 lakes within 30 minutes of Brainerd, our community is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor and recreational activities and summer on the lake.  Brainerd is also centrally located to all that Minnesota has to offer and Brainerd Public Library is right in the middle of it all.  We are proud to host an interactive
early literacy environment called the Smart Play Spot which was created by the Minnesota Children’s Museum.  The library has beautiful public art installations, new outdoor seating areas and gardens, a dedicated and passionate staff, a vibrant Friends of the Library and tremendous community support.
Our dynamic library bustles over the summer with over 1,000 children participating in the Summer Reading Program.  The Summer Reading Program lasts for eight weeks and is available for children ages 0-18. Children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to two months of learning by the time they return to school in the fall!  Studies also indicate students who read recreationally outperformed those who don’t so Summer Reading Programs encourages the children to keep reading in a fun and interactive way.
The Brainerd Public Library is looking for an energetic and creative individual with a strong commitment to community engagement and children’s literacy to serve as our Youth Librarian.  The youth librarian is responsible to and supervised by the branch manager. Duties include but are not limited to: planning, publicizing, implementing, and evaluating regular and specialized services directly to birth to teen, their caregivers, and library users, such as story times and summer reading programming; engaging in outreach to schools, daycares and preschools, and other community organizations and agencies that serve children and their caregivers; reading reviews and selecting books, periodicals, and non-print materials for purchase by the children’s department; maintaining the circulation collection through weeding and replacing materials; developing orientation programs, in-service training, and continuing education opportunities for all staff and volunteers in the Children’s Room; while working in accordance with regional library policies, procedures and goals. Includes other duties as assigned; may include assisting reference and circulation desk duties and other program support.
To be considered for this position, the applicant must have four years of college and 3 years of prior library experience; or a combination of education and experience necessary to perform the work. Must
demonstrate effective interpersonal relations with children, their caregivers, and other professionals who work with children, knowledge of children and YA materials, ability to supervise others and to work
with all members of library staff. Knowledge of juvenile and young adult literature and storytelling skills are necessary.  The applicant must have the ability to work independently as well as with other people of all ages, develop procedures, organize work; have the ability to communicate well (spoken and written); ability to type and operate computers and other library equipment, ability to perform physical tasks as required by specific work situations, ability to pay attention to details.  Must be service oriented and have the ability to engage with and provide resources for community members with diverse backgrounds and needs.
Deadline for applying: May 3, 2017 or until position filled. E.O.E
Send letter of interest, resume & 3 professional references to:
Brainerd Public Library Branch Manager
416 South Fifth Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
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