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Morton/Mandan Public Library-Assistant Library Director- Grade 20

MANDAN, ND

The City of Mandan, North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the position of: 

Assistant Library Director - Grade 20

Position Details

Salary: $49,952 - $76,765/year (DOE)

Status: Full-time/Exempt

Department:  Library

Closing Date: October 7, 2020 at 5pm.

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified. 

Description of Work 

  • 1.1. General Statement of Duties: Responsible for planning and coordinating outreach services and assisting the Library Director with the daily operations of the library and serving in the capacity of Director in his/her absence 
  • 1.2. Supervision Received: Under general supervision of the Library Director  
  • 1.3. Supervision Exercised: Directly manages and supervises the Outreach Driver Librarian and Outreach Services Assistant. Assists in leadership and supervision of all library personnel, contractual employees, and volunteers

 

Major Duties 

  • 2.1. Assumes duties of Director in his/her absence 
  • 2.2. Assists in leadership and supervision of all personnel, contractual employees, and volunteers. Responsibilities may include coaching and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems.  
  • 2.3. Assists with collection development 
  • 2.4. Assists with coordinating building maintenance and repairs 
  • 2.5. Assists with updating the library website  
  • 2.6. Creates instructional materials for staff and public use 
  • 2.7. Plans, coordinates, markets and supervises all outreach services 
  • 2.8. Develops partnerships with schools, senior facilities, and various local agencies to determine outreach needs 
  • 2.9. Develops three bookmobile schedules per year by coordinating dates and times to provide best use of sites’ location needs, departmental service, and vehicle continuance 
  • 2.10. Oversees maintenance of outreach vehicles 
  • 2.11. Maintains outreach statistical information 
  • 2.12. Serves as passport acceptance agent; renews certification annually 
  • 2.13. Serves as proctor for tests/exams 
  • 2.14. Serves as liaison to the Friends of Morton Mandan Public Library 
  • 2.15. Participates in activities of professional organizations, networks, conferences, and workshops to maintain knowledge of new developments in the library profession 
  • 2.16. Performs other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • 3.1. Education and Experience: Requires a four-year college degree and a minimum of 3 years of library experience with 2 years of management/supervisory experience. Proficiency in public contact work and computer skills. Preference will be given to an ALA-accredited Master’s degree.

 

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 library’s ILS
  • 4.3. Knowledge or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, rules, and library policies and procedures 
  • 4.4. Knowledge of proper grammar and the use of English in speaking and writing 
  • 4.5. Knowledge and proficiency in computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Publisher), use of library data systems and databases 
  • 4.6. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services. This includes identifying customer needs, meeting standards for service and customer satisfaction. 
  • 4.7. Knowledge and understanding of reference tools, research skills, general literature of basic library principles, procedures, technology, goals, and philosophy of services 
  • 4.8. Knowledge of the principles and practices of library management 
  • 4.9. Knowledge of city and county government 
  • 4.10. General knowledge of technology as it affects library operations
  • 4.11. Ability to think and act in a professional manner 
  • 4.12. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals 
  • 4.13. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form 
  • 4.14. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standard situations 
  • 4.15. Ability to prioritize work flow 
  • 4.16. Ability to meet specified or required deadlines 
  • 4.17. Ability to maintain accurate records 
  • 4.18. Ability to attend to duties reliably and predictably 
  • 4.19. Ability to follow departmental and City policies and procedures 
  • 4.20. Ability to pay close attention to detail 
  • 4.21. Ability to use various pieces of office equipment, including photocopiers and facsimile machine 
  • 4.22. Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • 4.23. Ability to use various types of office software, including word processing and spreadsheets 
  • 4.24. Ability to work flexible hours 
  • 4.25. Ability to work independently 
  • 4.26. Ability to work with frequent interruptions from staff and public 
  • 4.27. Ability to use sound judgement when dealing with the public 
  • 4.28. Ability to stay on task and finish work in a timely manner  
  • 4.29. Skill in the development and presentation of oral, visual, and written communication/presentations
  • 4.30. Maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers 
  • 4.31. Interact and respond appropriately to patrons 
  • 4.32. Contribute to a safe workplace environment 
  • 4.33. Must possess a valid Class D North Dakota Driver’s License, a clean driving record is required

 

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, driving, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. 
  • 5.3. Lifting/carrying 30-50 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.

 

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. Required to work in close quarters – 8’ x 20’; possibly without heat or air conditioning. No immediate access to restrooms when on the bookmobile. 
  • 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.

 

Closing Date October 7, 2020

Morton/Mandan Public Library-Public Services Assistant- Grade 4

MANDAN, ND

The City of Mandan, North Dakota is currently accepting applications for the position of: 

Public Services Assistant - Grade 4

 

Position Details

Salary:  $11.00 - $16.91/hour (DOE)

Status: Part-time (less than 20 hours/week)

Department:  Library

Closing Date: September 30, 2020 at 5pm

*Applications without a resume will be disqualified. 

 

EXAMPLES OF WORK

  • Works circulation desk according to pre-set schedule, which includes mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends
  • Performs routine library procedures including checking library materials in/out, issuing new library cards, collecting fines, reader’s advisory, etc.
  • Greets and assists patrons in locating library materials
  • Responds in a timely manner to reference questions from patrons over the phone and via email using resources in various formats
  • Assists patrons with using library computers, including internet navigation, Microsoft Office products, and the library’s digital resources
  • Assist with collection development and weeding
  • Assists with processing new materials by labeling and covering items
  • Assists with library programs for all ages
  • Assists with mending damaged library materials
  • Other duties as assigned

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED; library experience preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the Dewey Decimal System
  • Knowledge or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, rules, and library policies, and procedures
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn the library’s ILS
  • General knowledge of technology as it affects library operations
  • Ability to accurately shelve books, periodicals, and other library materials
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Ability to work flexible hours
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to use sound judgement when dealing with the public
  • Ability to work with frequent interruptions from staff and public
  • Ability to stay on task and finish work in a timely manner
  • Maintain effective working relationships with supervisor and co-workers
  • Interact and respond appropriately to patrons
  • Contribute to a safe workplace environment

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds and exert 50 pounds of force
  • Ability to stand, walk, and bend
  • Ability to reach, stoop, squat, crouch and push
  • Ability to climb, balance, kneel, crawl, pull and sit
  • Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 100-300lbs
  • Ability to carry up to 15lbs of books across the library
  • Ability to use close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORK CONDITIONS

Work is primarily performed in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is typically quiet and typically will not require shouting to be heard above the ambient noise level. Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. Weights up to 50 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. 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. Reading materials and verbal instructions require complex interpretation. Hazards are considered minor and controllable, but may include exposure to human error and angry/hostile humans. Must be able to transport oneself to work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.

 

 

  • 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.

 

Closing Date September 30, 2020

ODIN Technical Support Specialist

 

ODIN, the Online Dakota Information Network, seeks a Library Systems/Applications and Web Integrator – position re-posted with revised duties & qualifications

Position OPEN UNTIL FILLED

 

Position Description – please share

 

Library Systems Applications/Web Integrator  Scroll to position

 

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 use Alma by Ex Libris.  ODIN public, school & special libraries use the Polaris 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 – due to COVID-19, location is negotiable for best candidate

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