COVID – 19
Effective Nov. 1, 2021 all job offers are conditioned on the candidate being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine authorized for emergency use or FDA-approved. Anyone hired after November 1, 2021 will be required to show proof of vaccination on or before their first day of employment and complete a form certifying that they are vaccinated. Religious and medical exemptions or reasonable accommodations will be considered upon request as required by applicable law.
Currently there are two vacancies:
White Bear Lake Library
Mondays 8:30 a.m.-5 pm, Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-8 p.m., e/o Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-8 pm, Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-5 pm, Fridays 8:30 a.m.-5 pm, e/o Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-5pm
New Brighton Library
Mondays 8:30 a.m.-5 pm, Tuesdays 8:30 a.m.-5 pm, Wednesdays 11:30 a.m.-8 pm, e/o Thursdays 8:30 a.m.-5 pm, Fridays 8:30 a.m.-5 pm, e/o Saturdays from 8:30 a.m.-5pm
To provide assistance to library patrons at reference or service desks by answering information and account queries, processing library card applications and payment of library fees, by providing basic instruction in the use of library technology, and by assisting patrons in placing requests; assess community members’ access to technology and current digital skill level pertaining to what they need to accomplish their goals; provide digital navigation, by scheduling and instructing public technology labs; to troubleshoot basic problems on library equipment; to provide first tier staff support of library business systems; to prepare and/or assist with library programs and outreach events, and provide satellite services. Library associates will work in collaboration with internal service teams and external partners; offer resource or program referral information; prepare and present teen programs under the direction of a teen librarian. To make collection development recommendations to a librarian for an assigned area; and to perform other duties as assigned.
(This is the entry level position for the Library Associate series. It differs from the 2 level in that the employees are developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to function at the full performance level.)
The positions in this series are at a paraprofessional level. Work is performed under the direction of a librarian or department head.
If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules (i.e., promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction).
To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this position, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the list or search for a job description.
Salary Range for Library Associate 1 – $20.13 to $29.47
Salary Range for Library Associate 2 – $22.39 to $33.05
The examples of work performed below are from the Library Associate 1 job description. To review a complete copy of the Library Associate 2 job description please see the link above.
Examples of Work Performed
Assist patrons in locating materials and information in response to their reference questions by using the library catalog, online databases, and other reference sources.
Assist patrons at the service desk by collecting library fees, answering account-related questions, and assisting with library card applications.
Instruct patrons in the use of print and electronic resources and troubleshoot basic equipment problems.
Serve as a resource person by responding to staff questions on library-specific applications and lab and makerspace technology.
Update and manage technology lab equipment, working with vendors, as needed.
Support staff and patron technology use by creating training documentation and through one-on-one and group instruction.
Make selection and pre-weeding recommendations to a librarian, using bibliographic resources to assist librarians in collection development.
Prepare and present story times under the direction of a children’s librarian.
Assist with library tours, book clubs, outreach and pop-up events, and digital literacy, makerspace, and other library programs.
Maintain pop-up schedule and equipment.
Serve as the Library’s volunteer coordinator, recruiting and overseeing circulation, special event, outreach, and homework help volunteers.
Serve as the senior staff person in the absence of the library manager or professional staff.
(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this description and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification. Regular attendance according to the position’s management approved work schedule is required.)
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 9.
Education: Two years of college education
Substitutions: One year of full-time library work experience can be substituted for a year of college, on a year to year basis, for up to the two years of the required education.
Preferred: Library work experience.
Minimum qualifications for the Library Associate 2
Education: Two years of college education.
Experience: Two years of experience as a Library Associate 1 or equivalent.
Substitution: One year of full-time library work experience can be substituted for a year of college, on a year to year basis, for up to the two years of the required education.
Preferred: Four years of full-time library work experience.
Exam/Screening Process Information
The examination process will consist of the following section with each section weighted as indicated:
Training and Experience Rating = 100%
Note: SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will be based on the results of the Training & Experience Exam. The top 100 candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.
The examination for Library Associate will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. Not all applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will pass the training and experience rating. The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend your answers to the questions – do not mark “see resume” or “see work history” as a response. Please answer all your questions clearly and completely. Failure to respond could affect your score and final rank on this examination.
Eligible List: The names of all applicants who filed a properly completed application and passed the examination/screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for an employment opportunity as a Library Associate. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to conduct interviews to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for one month or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list.
Veteran's Preference: This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process. Veteran's Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process. Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their veteran's DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.
Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.
E-Verify Participation: Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Ramsey 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 or gender identity, public assistance or national origin.
To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application (Download PDF reader). You will need to print this posting and answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them with your completed paper application.
For further information regarding this posting, please contact Mirian Simpson by email at email@example.com or by phone at (651) 266-2711.
$41,879.27 – $61,287.27 Annually
All Suburban Ramsey County Library Locations, MN
11/29/2021 4:30 PM Central