The Hennepin County Library's (HCL) Collection Management work unit is seeking to fill a Senior Librarian position. This Senior Librarian is responsible for working closely with both Minneapolis Central (MC) staff and Collection Management Services (CMS) staff to provide project management around the MC collection. Responsibilities will also include will include coordinating with MC supervisors on weeding, maintaining, and evaluating the MC collection. This position will report to the manager of Collection and Technical Services. The Hennepin County Library collection is a large collection built to reflect the interests of the general public and is not overly academic. MC houses the largest collection of items in the Hennepin County Library System. To learn more about Minneapolis Central, please visit: https://www.hclib.org/about/locations/minneapolis-central Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.
Location and hours: This position is hybrid and will be performed both on-site at Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, and remotely as job duties require. Work hours are generally Monday through Friday, between 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. with some flexibility. While this position is designated as hybrid, based on current requirements hires must reside in Minnesota or Wisconsin.
New employees who are hired into remote or hybrid positions between January 2, 2022 to December 31, 2024, will receive $500 toward the cost of establishing consistent internet connectivity, payable upon completion of 6 months of employment.
About this position: This is a full-time, benefit earning position. This position is internally classified as a Librarian, Senior. Click here to view the job classification specification.
In this position you will:
· Work with weeding process:
o Coordinate with library supervisor on each floor as to where are they in the weeding/maintenance process.
o Create weeding guidelines for all non-notable collections at MC.
o Create a weeding plan for MC so collections are reviewed regularly.
o Post weeding guidelines and plans on SharePoint so they are easily accessible to all MC staff & CMS staff.
· Evaluate current guidelines and projects.
· Break down MC collections into pieces/parts.
· Create a map of MC collections with current locations.
· Update and assign collection levels to all MC collections.
· Ensure all MC staff are trained on how MC collections are reviewed and maintained.
· Participate in or lead county and library teams and initiatives.
· Implement policies, strategies, and procedures set by the county and HCL.
Need to have:
· An ALA-accredited master's degree or higher and three years or more of professional library experience.
Nice to have:
· Experience with:
o Delivering inclusive and responsive customer service to diverse communities.
o Coordinating, leading, and facilitating multiple projects across different departments and divisions while meeting deadlines and stakeholder expectations.
o Identifying outcomes and familiarity with assessment and evaluation.
o Facilitating and navigating discussions with a wide variety of staff and viewpoints.
· Ability to communicate clearly in-person and in writing, particularly about library priorities, services, and standards.
· Knowledge of MS Office Suite (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
· An understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion work and how it relates to community engagement.
· Creative problem solving and process improvement skills.
About the department: Hennepin County Library’s mission is to inspire, facilitate, and celebrate lifelong learning. Shaped by the information needs and aspirations of our residents, we envision the library as a shared space for enrichment and connection. Library services are an important part of thriving and interconnected communities, and we believe that every Hennepin County resident should have a library card and use it regularly.About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge - select Guest. Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. This posting may be used to fill current and future vacancies. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates may be required to complete a background check and/or driver's license check.