Current Employment Opportunities at the Arrowhead Library System

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Libraries Within the Arrowhead Region Seeking Job Applicants

Grand Marais Public Library

Position: Assistant Library Director, Grand Marais Public Library

This job is open to all applicants. Come live and work on the beautiful north shore of Lake Superior in a beautiful setting close to the boundary waters, hiking, skiing, fishing and Canada. Join a library that is one of the major hubs for a bustling community of artists, outdoor enthusiasts, retirees and tourists. Cook County has a high percentage of PhD’s per capita, and a community that enjoys a variety of intellectual outdoor and off-grid pursuits. The highly esteemed Grand Marais Public Library is the only 5 Star Library in Minnesota, and retains that status annually due to the high level of usage by the citizenry.

Salary: $19.91 with increase to $22.56 in 12 months.
Status & Hours: Regular, Full-time
Deadline Date: Application materials must be received by close of business on October 25, 2016

Description: Assists the Library Director in maintaining the daily operation of the library and operates the library indepently in the Director’s absence.
Activities may include: Policy formulation and implementation, managing staff and library functions, coordinate and present programs, cultivate outreach partnerships and meet with community groups, provide reference services, classify and catalog library materials manage the library web presence, manage and maintain library equipment and technology, troubleshoot technology problems, and provide services to patrons as necessary.
Candidates should demonstrate: Knowledge of library materials, classification system, policies and procedures, knowledge and ability to use reference materials, including online resources, knowledge of and ability to use technology and perform troubleshooting, knowledge of library services for children and adults, ability to train and supervise staff and volunteers, ability to plan and organize workload, ability to cheerfully and tactfully deal with a wide variety of people, ability to maintain customer confidentiality, and familiarity with library professional publications.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, one year experience in a library setting, one year experience in a supervisory capacity, knowledge of budgets, ability to learn software product commonly used in an office setting, including word processing, spreadsheets, web browsers, database and web editing.

Desirable qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited MLS program.

To Apply: Submit City of Grand Marais Application of Employment, (available at under the Jobs & Board/Commission posting tab), cover letter, resume and if applicable, any relevant supplemental forms as listed at the website. Application materials must be complete and received by the application deadline date in order to be considered by one of the methods below:

US Mail:
Attn: Assistant Director Search
Grand Marais City Hall
PO Box 600
Grand Marais, MN 55604

ATTN: Assistant Director Search

In Person:
Hand delivered to either Grand Marais City Hall (preferred) or to the library.

Complete posting is available at the City of Grand Marais website.

Library jobs in Minnesota

Minitex Job Posting

Job No.                 UL367

Job ID#                 312610

Job Title:               Reference Instruction & Cooperative Purchasing Associate Director (UL367)

Dept. Name:          Minitex

Position Available: Immediately

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

For a full job description and to apply please use the following link: 

Current University of Minnesota employees, please use the following link:

Minitex is a publicly supported consortia of academic, public, school and special libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota that work cooperatively to enhance the libraries’ services to their patron communities. Minitex’s suite of services promote effective delivery of needed information, partnerships, and sharing library resources. A joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota, Minitex operates as a division of the University Libraries, based at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

This Associate Director position reports to the Minitex Director and is responsible for providing organizational leadership, and directs the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM), the Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS), the Reference Outreach & Instruction (ROI), and the AskMN virtual reference programs. The position serves as one of Minitex’ liaisons to the education, library, and workforce communities; leads coordination and negotiation of licenses to electronic resources and library products for Minitex participants; works cooperatively to facilitate opportunities for library staff to meet their continuing education and professional development needs. This position represents and speaks on behalf of Minitex in local, regional, and national meetings.

For more information about library job opportunities, check the Minnesota Libraries Jobline