Job Listings

This page is intended as a resource for those advertising and seeking positions in the library field.  NDLA will only accept job postings from regional (ND, MN, MT, SD) libraries. For jobs outside this region, please see links on the left. 

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For Additional Job listings centered in, but not limited to, the Minneapolis area you may visit the Metronet Jobline page by clicking on this link. 

Job Listings (most recent at top)


Youth Services Assistant - Grade 9

Salary: $14.04 to $21.58/hour


Department:  Library

Closing Date: July 20, 2020 at 5pm

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified. 


1. Description of Work

  • 1.1. General Statement of Duties: Assists with providing services to youth, ages birth-18; plans & implements teen programs; and assists with circulation duties
  • 1.2. Supervision Received: Works under the general supervision of the Library Director
  • 1.3. Supervision Exercised: May provide guidance and direction to the teen volunteers


2. Major Duties

  • 2.1. Assists the Youth Services Coordinator with providing programs to youth ages
  • birth-18, including story time production and puppetry, afterschool art enrichment
  • programs, and special programs
  • 2.2. Plans, schedules, and coordinates teen programs
  • 2.3. Markets library programs and services (ex: brochures, flyers, press releases, social
  • media, etc.)
  • 2.4. Works the circulation desk according to a pre-set schedule, which includes
  • mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends
  • 2.5. Performs routine library procedures including checking library materials in/out,
  • issuing new library cards, collecting fines, reader’s advisory, etc.
  • 2.6. Assists patrons with using library computers, including internet navigation,
  • Microsoft Office products, and the library’s digital resources
  • 2.7. Maintains library shelves
  • 2.8. Assists with covering and mending books
  • 2.9. Assists with weeding the general collection
  • 2.10. Fills in for programs in the absence of the Youth Services Coordinator
  • 2.11. Supervises teen volunteers
  • 2.12. Greets and assists patrons in locating library materials
  • 2.13. Assists with collection development of the Young Adult collection
  • 2.14. Other duties as assigned


3. Minimum Qualifications

  • 3.1. High school diploma or GED.
  • 3.2. Experience working with children/teens and/or education in early childhood, elementary education, or library science preferred.


4. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 4.1. Knowledge of or ability to learn the Dewey Decimal System
  • 4.2. Knowledge of or ability to learn the integrated library system (ILS)
  • 4.3. Knowledge of or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, rules, and library policies, and procedures
  • 4.4. General knowledge of technology as it affects library operations
  • 4.5. Ability to accurately shelve books, periodicals, and other library materials
  • 4.6. Ability to follow and interpret oral and written instructions
  • 4.7. Ability to use a computer
  • 4.8. Ability to work flexible hours
  • 4.9. Ability to work independently
  • 4.10. Ability to speak in front of crowds
  • 4.11. Ability to stay on task and finish work in a timely manner; ability to work with frequent interruptions from staff and public
  • 4.12. Ability to interact, respond appropriately, and use sound judgement when dealing with the public or patrons
  • 4.13. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers
  • 4.14. Ability to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • 4.15. Ability to contribute to a safe workplace environment


5. The physical activities of this position are:

  • 5.1. Extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing.
  • 5.2. Occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying/moving items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling.
  • 5.3. Lifting/carrying 15 lbs. and exerting 50 pounds of force.
  • 5.4. Ascending and descending steps while carrying 30-50 lbs.
  • 5.5. Pushing and pulling library book trucks weighing 100-300 lbs.
  • 5.6. Using close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


6. The conditions the worker will be subject to in this position are:

  • 6.1. The worker is subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions: Work is primarily performed in an office setting. Work, such as emptying the outside book drop, or loading and unloading personal vehicles or the bookmobile, may be performed throughout the year and is subject to conditions such as high or low temperatures, rain/snow, or slick walking surfaces.
  • 6.2. The worker is subject to noise: The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet and typically will not require shouting to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • 6.3. The worker is subject to hazards: The hazards are considered to be minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans.



  • Applicants who are residents of North Dakota and eligible to claim veteran’s preference must include Form DD-214. Claims for disabled veteran’s preferences must also include Form DD-214 and a letter less than one year old from the Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indicating disability; claims for preference as the eligible spouse of a disabled or deceased veteran must include Form DD-214, a marriage certificate, and a letter less than one year old from Dept. of Veteran’s Affairs indication disability, or the veteran’s death certificate.
  • Applicants who may need additional job information or may require accommodation or assistance with the application or interview process should contact Human Resources at 701-667-3217.
  • Applicants are subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks. 
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The City of Mandan is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Location: Mandan, ND
Closing Date July 20, 2020 at 5pm

Web Services LIbrarian-University of North Dakota

Want to join a university that’s big enough to support great work, but small enough that you really can make a difference? As the Web Services Librarian, you will be instrumental to ensuring that UND’s students, faculty and staff can find and access the research materials they need to accomplish their studies.  You will create our patrons’ User Experience (UX) by designing and testing web interfaces, working closely with the University Web Team.  You will serve as a reference librarian assisting patrons with their research, assist with managing the Library’s social media presence, and work with colleagues in the library and across the campus on developing accessible and friendly collections. 

UND is a mid-size, high-activity research university where the library is an integral part of growing and expanding the university’s research enterprise. In 2017, UND was named among the “Most Innovative” institutions of higher education by US News & World Report, and in 2018, the UND Libraries were named “Most Innovative” by the 12-state Mountain Plains Library Association. Our award winning OER program has saved our students over $8.4 million. The library is well into a major $15 million renovation and is centrally located on UND’s campus.  

Come work with a dedicated, focused team of librarians and staff. This is a full-time, permanent position with a competitive salary and excellent benefits including full health insurance and TIAA retirement plans. Want to know more about the Library? Go to or our blog at   

For more information about the University of North Dakota, see 

To learn more about the position, download the full position description, and apply on the UND Human Resources website. 

Closing Date 07/20/2020


Bookmobile and School Services Librarian-Dickinson Area public Library

The Dickinson Area Public Library is looking for a new Bookmobile and School Services Librarian. This individual will serve as the school librarian for the rural schools in Billings and Slope Counties. This will include librarian teacher responsibilities as in other school libraries. The school libraries are served two days per week. The Bookmobile Librarian will also have primary responsibility for all bookmobile routes. Our bookmobile is unique in that we serve a very rural area and even make stops at ranches in Slope County! In 2018, our bookmobile made 333 stops and traveled 14,416 miles.

For a complete description and application, please follow this link:…/job-opening-librarian-bookmobil…/

Applying is done through the City of Dickinson website at the link above.

Library Systems/Applications and Web Integrator.

Library Systems Applications/Web Integrator  Once there, please scroll down to the bottom of the page to see the specific job link


About ODIN

The Online Dakota Information Network is a consortium of North Dakota University System (NDUS) academic libraries, private academic libraries, public libraries, K-12 libraries and special libraries.  ODIN is an entity of NDUS and provides unified, cost effective and creative approaches to the acquisition, management and sharing of information/knowledge resources. ODIN supports the shared mission of over 60 member libraries to contribute to the intellectual and cultural growth of all users.  The libraries vary in size and are located across North Dakota. Consortium funding is provided by annual contributions from member libraries & legislatively appropriated dollars.  The consortium has a 7-member Steering Committee and an Advisory Council of Library Leads, consisting of one lead staff of each member library. Management and administration of the consortium is coordinated by a Director of ODIN who is employed by Core Technology Services of the NDUS. ODIN libraries provide a broad range of both physical, electronic and digital materials. Member libraries also provide services and programming to serve all ages and diverse populations. Many member libraries work in close partnership with neighboring libraries in Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota. 


ODIN academic libraries are transitioning from Ex Libris Aleph to Ex Libris Alma Library Services Platform which includes the discovery interface Primo VE – expected GO-LIVE is July 29, 2020.  ODIN public, school & special libraries use the Polaris integrated library system by Innovative Interfaces.  EZProxy is the preferred off-site authentication method.  The Consortium provides a forum for discussion and cooperation.  Member libraries participate in user groups, training sessions, and more as they strive to promote excellence in learning and research through innovative, collaborative and cost-effective approaches to information resources and services. 


About Grand Forks & Fargo

Both Grand Forks & Fargo on located on the eastern border of North Dakota about 70 miles apart.  The ODIN Office is in Grand Forks, and as part of the ND University System, we also have office space in Fargo.  Our Senior Integrator works in Fargo and commutes periodically to Grand Forks.    and 

Web Content Manager/Digital Library Administrator

LAC Group is seeking a dynamic individual for a full-time, ongoing role as a Web Content Manager/Digital Library Administrator to work on-assignment for a prominent oil and gas corporation. This is position can work remotely from just about anywhere and will primarily be remote in coordination with the rest of the project team. The purpose of this role is to provide administration of the SharePoint based digital library platform, including development, publishing and content authorship and to perform duties and responsibilities related to the digital usage of library materials in all formats.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience and working knowledge of general library services related to technology and research content, preferably in the oil/gas industry or other corporate environment. Candidate should also possess APP development and support experience and be comfortable working with and embracing new technologies that can provide continued improvements to the project applications and resources.


  • Technical web support [SharePoint]:
  • Web services coordinator
  • Content authentication
  • Technical vendor relationship management
  • Reporting – Website usage, page views, resource usage
  • SharePoint 2010 customization and development, troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • OpenAthens authentication support and digital security
  • Video help/ instruction web posting
  • EDS optimization and expansion of existing service offer
  • Editing and posting Yammer/social media/blog content (including video posts)
  • Page layouts
  • Metadata and tagging
  • Web parts and forms development and publishing
  • Publishing and content authentication all collection development titles for GT LIS, working through GT LIS administration and collection development directives
  • Contributes to selection, acquisition and organization of books and materials in anticipation of changing institutional research priorities [Sharepoint, Ebsco EDS]
  • Communicates internally with GT LIS team and staff to ensure necessary input relating to collection needs and strengths
  • Coordinates the trials and purchasing of new or current products, including access resolution for system problems, directly with vendors [Athens]
  • Analyzes and reviews subject needs of the collection and monitors collection usage statistics [Google Analytics]

Library and information services:

  • Research – technical, scientific, and patent. STN, Minesoft, Thomson Innovation
  • EBSCO/EDS service management – federated search, collection development, usage based acquisition
  • EBooks – experience delivering the user experience and managing vendor technical implementation with eBook/resources from several publishers on a unified platform

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Educates [orientations, workshops, webinars] the internal/distant user populations to ensure compliance to SOPs [copyright] and understanding of the GT LIS web portal
  • Participates in GT LIS strategic planning as directed
  • Commitment to customer value and service orientation, ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Analyzes usage patterns and user-search trends on a routine basis. Regularly reports on asset usage. Recommends strategies to improve performance and utility
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in dynamic, local and virtual team-based environments
  • Represent GT LIS operations to internal IT&S and external consultant development initiatives
  • Creates product introductions and workflows
  • Participates in procedural development, documentation and staff training
  • Manages exempt document delivery staff [OCLC]; manages external consultants as directed [TRI, RD]


  • Knowledge of, OpenAthens, SharePoint, Google Analytics, Ebsco EDS, KM
  • SLA KM certification
  • Experience with emerging content linking and authentication standards including Open URL, DOI, OpenAthens, SAML, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emergent library roles, technology and collection issues [Ebsco EDS]
  • Record of professional contributions and leadership
  • Experience or interest in applying principles of user experience design (UX) and information architecture (IA) in a web environment [SharePoint], as well as working with analytics software (i.e. Google Analytics)
  • Ability to create and suggest useful applications in an information/knowledge-based environment [KM]
  • Demonstrated aptitude in the use of technology; knowledge and experience with website design, such as HTML, social networking tools, mobile devices, accessibility and usability issues; an understanding and working knowledge of Content Management Systems
  • Experience with brand/customer marketing and knowledge of marketing principles a plus
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional teams from various locations to gather required marketing information; works with direction to create and maintain promotional and informational features as developed by several internal stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Sharepoint expertise
  • Oil and Gas, Energy industry experience
  • App development experience
  • Content development experience
  • Provides clear and concise communications to all levels across the organization and with external stakeholders/suppliers;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated initiative; ability to provide reference services in-person and online; ability to speak and write clearly and effectively;
  • Excellent basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office);


Please apply here:

 Closing Date: 8/1/2020