Job Listings

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Job Listings (most recent at top)

Library Media Specialist

Williston Public Schools

Williston Public School District #1 has an opening for a full time elementary librarian. Forget all you have heard about the Wild Wild West, Williston is a growing community with so many benefits (the pay is pretty great too!!). Our libraries are transforming into future ready learning hubs. Great staff, great admin, great kiddos!
Need more info? Check out our website or contact the district library coordinator, Lesley Allan. Ready to apply? Click Here

Cataloging/Meta Data and Database Manager

Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota

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Position Details:   Provide library users accurate online access to library materials through ODIN’s LSP by doing Copy Cataloging and Advanced Copy Cataloging using  OCLC, AACR and   RDA cataloging rules, LCSH, LC, and Dewey  according to standards; process materials; and catalog Children’s Collection materials. Perform catalog maintenance and quality assurance tasks to ensure online bibliographic, item, and authority records are maintained or updated according to standards; ensure online collocation within the collections; process materials accordingly. Participate in and implement complex special cataloging, metadata crosswalks, and re-cataloging projects. Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising student employees.     Participate in library and departmental activities; assist Department Head in achieving cataloging-related goals of the Department.

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Required Competencies: Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment with diverse groups of library staff. Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects. Good organizational skills. Excellent written and oral communications skills. An aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work while maintaining flexible outlook. Demonstrated knowledge of concepts and application of rules, standards, and practices for organizing information, cataloging and authority control.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Library science or relevant area of study. 1 year supervisory experience. Successful completion of criminal history background check. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications: 2 years progressively responsible experience in copy and original cataloging in multiple formats using OCLC and experience using a library services platform (LSP) online library system to perform technical services activities in an academic library. Experience with bibliographic description and assigning and establishing name, series and uniform title headings applying AACR, RDA, and MARC formats; subject analysis applying LCSH and SCM: Subject Headings; collocation of materials applying LCC and other classification schemes. Experience with creation and maintenance of authority records at local and national level. Cataloging experience with specialized format or content manuals/standards, e.g. Dewey and Children’s Subject Headings (CSH); knowledge of additional subject thesauri e.g. LC genre vocabularies. Experience with acquisitions and serials management. Experience with computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets) and web resources and the ability to integrate them in workflow. Experience maintaining bibliographic, authority, item, holdings, serials, and acquisitions database records to current standards.

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification:  $38,000/year, benefited, exempt

Benefits:  Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the University), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave.  Optional benefits available:  supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

Shelby E. Harken, Head of Technical Services

Closing Date 6/4/2019


Middle School Media Specialist- Bismarck Public Schools

Bismarck Public Schools is seeking to hire a Library Media Specialist to coordinate library services provided by the school based on a district library plan; and also to collaborate with classroom teachers across the curriculum in the integration of library/technology.



1. LMO2 (Library media specialist) credential, preferred

2. Valid ND teaching certificate based on a bachelor’s degree with elementary, middle level, or secondary education

3. A strong background and experience in automated library systems, current educational strategies and technologies, and administration of personnel.

4. Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.


Salary Classification: Teacher’s salary schedule


Reports To: Building principal and District Library Media Coordinator


Job Goal: To coordinate library services provided by the school(s)* based on a district library plan; to collaborate with classroom teachers across the curriculum in the integration of library/technology. (*May serve in more than one building at the elementary level.)



1. Implement library/technology programs in assigned building(s) based on district plans. **

2. Promote information literacy, reading development, and literature appreciation for students. **

3. Supervise operation and maintenance of library in assigned school(s) including supervision and mentoring of library staff, administering budgets and policies, and resource sharing among other libraries. **

4. Work with educators to design and teach curriculum. **

5. Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of children.

6. Communicate, collaborate, and cooperate with supervisors, colleagues, students, and community in an appropriate manner.

7. Prioritize library activities in a manner that best serves the needs of students and staff.

8. Stress curriculum integration, student achievement, and equity of access to resources and information technology tools for all students and staff.

9. Manage all cataloging procedures based on district plans.

10. Keep current on library technology services that benefit staff and students.

11. Coordinate instruction for students and staff on new information technology and associated district policies.

12. Perform other duties as assigned.

13. Performance responsibilities and duties may change at any time depending on the needs of the district.  


Terms of Employment: School year contract determined by negotiated agreement.


Evaluation: All jobs will be evaluated on a formal basis at least once per calendar year. Additional evaluation may be required at the discretion of the supervisor.


Salary listed is from the 2018-19 school year. Additional information on the BPS benefit package is posted in the District website:

A teaching contract is 187 days. External candidates are allowed to bring in up to 12 years of contracted K - 12 teaching experience.

New Teacher Orientation for all teachers new to BPS is scheduled for August 5 - 8.

More information can be found at: