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Patron Services Manager- North Dakota State Library

SALARY: $4,475 per month with full state benefits (including fully paid premium for single or family health insurance plan; retirement; annual paid leave (12 sick days, 10 holidays & 12 annual leave days))


Summary of Work

Plan, coordinate and evaluate all aspects of Patron Services Division which includes Interlibrary Loan, Talking Books, and Reference / Circulation departments. Manage administrative operations of the division.

Communicate positively, efficiently and effectively in regard to the development and delivery of services as well as implementation of policies and procedures.

Familiarity with multiple Integrated Library Systems (ILS).

Supervise nine personnel within Patron Services Division; assisting with hiring, training, and evaluation processes for employees. Serve as backup support to library services desks, as necessary.

Oversee collection development of physical and electronic materials.

Collect and compile reports on department statistics and serve on the agency's Leadership Team.

Approximately 10% of time may be spent in travel to attend professional development and training related opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

MLIS degree from ALA accredited institution.

3 years of professional library work experience.

3 years of management experience.

Possess valid driver's license.

Ability to become certified as Notary Public and perform associated duties.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in access, resource sharing and delivery services.

Ability to develop plans and implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures for a major library division.

Experience performing specific duties including: collection development, reader's advisory, working with multiple integrated library systems, and providing training assistance to staff and patrons investigating difficult or sensitive patron complaints and recommending solutions.

Application Procedures

Complete and submit application through the state's online system at  Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

Contact Cynthia Clairmont-Schmidt at 701-328-2492 or [email protected]  for more information or accommodation or assistance in the application or interview process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

Closing Date April 13, 2020

Library Director-Cankdeska Cikanka Community College


  • Minimum of a BS/BA degree in Library Science, but will consider education, business or management with five years of work-related experience.
  • Must be willing to consider obtaining a Master’s Degree in Library Science.
  • Proficient in computer operations and software.
  • Strong organizational & multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be familiar with the Spirit Lake Dakota culture and community.
  • CCCC is required to give preference to qualified Native American Indian applicants in accordance with the Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance (TERO), Charter 15-4-101 requirements as outlined within CCCC Personnel Policy 207. CCCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



  • Master’s degree in Library Science.
  • Grant writing experience.


Condition of Employment: Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background check.


  • Plans and administers library services.
  • Drafts, revises an implements library policies.
  • Prepares, writes and submits the IMLS grant proposal; assist in grant updates and reports.
  • Prepares annual budget.
  • Reviews and selects all library materials with input from staff.
  • Supervises staff and approves work schedules.
  • Represents the library at meetings, conferences, and workshops.
  • Maintains an inventory of materials and equipment.
  • Oversees library activities both public and in-house.
  • Keeps informed of new technologies pertaining to library services.
  • Examines and selects materials to be discarded, repaired, or replaced.
  • Uses the Atrium software for cataloging and processing of library materials.
  • Trains staff in the use of library software.
  • Trains patrons to use the computers and electronic databases.
  • Participate in various training and/or in-services to enhance professional growth and development.
  • Participate in 1-2 College Committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor.


GENERAL INFORMATION: A complete application shall consist of CCCC Application for Employment, cover letter, resume, three reference letters or list three references of individuals familiar with your preparation/experience, and copy of unofficial college transcript (Official copy required if hired). Persons claiming Indian and/or Veteran Preference must provide proof with application. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications should be submitted to: Human Resource Office, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, PO Box 269, Fort Totten, ND 58335. For more information please call 701.766.1333 or visit our website at


Cankdeska Cikana Community College will not discriminate in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, or any other legally protected classification. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with Federal law, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Inquiries or concerns may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Cankdeska Cikana Community College, (701)766-1124 or 1-888-783-1463 or to the Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education, 500 W. Madison Street Suite 1475 Chicago, IL 60661.