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)

Assistant Director-Morton-Mandan Public Library

You may apply via their website. They will begin the interviewing process on November 20, 2019 but position is open until filled.

General Statement of Duties:Responsible for planning and coordinating outreach services and assisting the Library Director with the daily operations of the library and servingin the capacity of Director in his/her absence.

Director of Library Services-University of Mary

The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND is seeking a Director of Library Services. This position is responsible for the leadership and overall management of library services and collections, planning, budgeting, and staffing, in support of the academic, instructional, and information needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Director of Library Services also serves as the University Archivist. The Director of Library Services has faculty status, and is a member of several University organizations.


Candidates will be invited to demonstrate a willingness to support the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.

Essential Roles and Responsibilities Include:

  • Direct library operations, and manage and supervise library professional and support staff
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the University community
  • Work with University faculty to determine library resources and service needs of academic programs and departments
  • Develop programs and policies in support of the academic program overall and in key areas such as information literacy, student and faculty research, and technology
  • Manage the Library’s physical collections, and engage in ongoing assessment of library resources to ensure relevance and support for University academic programs
  • Work with University administrators to determine budget and personnel requirements, and coordinate library practices and procedures in accordance with University policies
  • Serve as the University Archivist and manage the Archives and Special Collections
  • Represent the University at national and regional conferences

Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience include:

  • Master’s in Library or Information Science required additional graduate degree in an academic discipline is desirable
  • Minimum of five years of experience with increasing administrative responsibilities in an academic library
  • Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the Office of Academic Affairs and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with Library, campus, and community members
  • Ability to exhibit tact and diplomacy when interacting with colleagues University-wide
  • Ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects and establish priorities among competing demands and to adapt to changes in the work environment
  • Ability to conduct research and develop solutions to assigned administrative problems
  • Ability to produce clear written documentation for different types of audiences. Ability to speak persuasively and confidently to large and diverse audiences
  • Ability to manage data, documents, and other information locally and via online networks

We thank you for your interest in the University of Mary. Founded in 1959 by the Sisters of Annunciation Monastery, the campus overlooks the beautiful Missouri river and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota, a community of approximately 80,000 people, with wonderful family and parish life, friendly neighborhoods, enjoyable recreational and cultural facilities, a low crime rate, clean air, and excellent schools. The University of Mary, with an enrollment of over 3,000 students, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link:

To apply from our University of Mary career page, scroll to the top to complete the required fields. Attach your cover letter and resume and click submit.

To apply from outside the University’s website, click this link or copy and paste it into your browser.

Files larger than 5MB cannot be uploaded.  Any large attachments or any additional attachments, such as transcripts and letters of recommendation may be sent to [email protected]

Review of application materials will begin immediately.  Position will remain open until filled.