Librarian - Various Libraries
Hennepin County - Minneapolis, MN

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Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.
Hennepin County Diversity Policy

Hennepin County Library (HCL) is looking to hire several enthusiastic ALA-accredited Librarians to work at various libraries. The current openings include benefited part-time hours at our Augsburg Park (Richfield), Excelsior and Plymouth, Roosevelt/Nokomis Libraries. In addition to these current openings, we are also using this posting to create a list of applicants that will be used to fill future vacancies.

The librarians in these positions will provide a full spectrum of library services to a wide range of diverse customers with a focus on adult services and programs.

Our mission is to nourish minds, transform lives and build community together. We envision a Hennepin County where library services ensure every person has the opportunity and resources to read, graduate, engage, work and learn.

Schedules include evening and weekend shifts (Saturday and/or Sunday depending on the library).


The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:
  • Provide a welcoming environment for all patrons
  • Work at a public service desk to provide reference and readers' advisory in the selection of materials for diverse patrons of all ages
  • Provide community engagement services to the local community
  • Instruct library patrons in the use of the online catalog, electronic databases, Internet resources, and other library materials
  • Plan, deliver, and evaluate programs for adults
  • Merchandise and maintain collection
  • Provide backup assistance for children's library services including storytimes, school class visits and group programs
  • Create a positive work environment through flexibility, problem solving, and informed decision making

    Best Qualified Candidates will have:
  • An ALA-accredited master's degree in library science
  • Experience with up-to-date resources (both print and electronic) used to locate information on a variety of subject areas and formats
  • Familiarity with and ability to discuss or instruct in their appropriate use, current technologies and their trends, especially those for social media (Facebook, Twitter, blogs) and also including Wikis, Flickr, JAWS, MAGIC, eReaders, etc.)
  • Ability to:
    • Instruct the public in the use of library services and facilities
    • Negotiate a wide variety of information requests
    • Work with a high level of public contact in person, online, and by phone, while providing exceptional customer service
    • Establish and maintain rapport with the public and staff, working in a team environment
    • Demonstrate the established Hennepin County employee competencies


    • Invitations to interview will be based on an assessment of education and experience.

      If you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation to actively participate in the employment process, please email us at HR.ServiceCenter@co.hennepin.mn.us or call us at 612.348.2163.

      Hennepin County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, public assistance or national origin. If you believe you have been discriminated against, contact the Human Resources Department, A-400 Government Center, Minneapolis, MN 55487, 612-348-2163.

      Current open positions may be viewed at www.hennepin.jobs

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