Posted on: July 8, 2019



2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720


Librarian/Information Studies (Unclassified MSCF-CC Faculty)


Administer the Ruth A. Myers Library in a manner that is forward-looking and that competently fulfills all dimensions related to a college library that also serves the community.

A successful candidate will:

  • Understand and perform all jobs related to services and technologies pertinent to an academic library, including but not limited to acquisition, circulation, reference, electronic databases and catalog technology, cataloging and classifying, and maintenance of library holdings.
  • Maintain statistics on collection inventory, circulation, technical services activity, and database usage, and provide reports as requested, particularly those related to IPEDS and other mandatory federal and tribal reports.
  • Assist in preparing the annual budget, including technology. 
  • Plan and develop library services, including community programming, in a future-oriented manner and in collaboration with the campus community.
  • Develop acquisitions in collaboration with faculty.
  • Provide training for students, staff, and faculty on library-related topics, such as information literacy, research, and library technology.
  • Organize, train, and direct library workers, such as library techs and student workers, to cover basic services, hours of service, and event programming.
  • Represent the library on campus and on regional/consortial committees and act as the library’s liaison with campus IT staff, various systems’ vendors, Minitex, and MnPals staff.
  • Participate in FDLTCC’s initiatives, including strategic planning, retention projects, and assessment of student learning.
  • Stay current on professional development through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, and continuing education opportunities.
  • May operate on an alternate academic calendar to cover college library needs, as determined.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirement

  • Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree.

Teaching and Learning Competency Requirement

  • course construction (credit course)*
  • teaching/instructional methods (credit course)*
  • student outcomes assessment/evaluation (credit course)*
  • philosophy of community and technical college education (credit or non-credit course)**
  • Faculty shall have a degree in education or three years of successful full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience prior to being hired, or shall be required to complete coursework in the above content areas (or their equivalent) prior to being granted unlimited status.
  • * These courses shall be waived for individuals who at the time of hire have: a degree in education, or have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework in the specified teaching and learning content areas, or have three years of successful, full-time (or equivalent) secondary, postsecondary, industry, or trade apprenticeship teaching experience in the field for which they are being hired. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.2)
  • ** This course shall be waived for individuals who, at the time of hire, have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.3)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Progressively responsible academic library experience emphasizing public services and technical systems.
  • Knowledge of Ex Libris integrated library systems (ILS) pertinent to the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities, particularly Primo.
  • Knowledge of and experience with current library cataloging and metadata standards, principles, tools, software, and library networks.
  • Interest in and knowledge of new and emerging technologies related to technical services and library systems, such as electronic data libraries and open educational resources (OER).
  • Demonstrated teaching or training experience in information services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a multidimensional campus community, with a special focus on American Indigenous and low income student populations.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for self-direction and the ability to make sound decisions in an environment with limited resources and personnel.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for the position, you must apply online at and attach the following: 1) a cover letter outlining how you meet the minimum qualifications of the position, 2) CV or resume, and 3) a copy of your transcript(s). Paper applications/resumes will not be considered. Questions about the position may be directed to the Vice President of Academic Affairs, Anna Fellegy, Ph.D., at (218) 879-0878 or

Application deadline is 4:30 pm on Sunday, July 21, 2019.



Cloquet, MN

Start Date:
August 21, 2019

Application Deadline:
July 21, 2019

Send materials to:
Apply online
at the link in
the application procedure, by deadline

Anna Fellegy
VP of Academic Affairs
Phone: (218) 879-0878
Fax: (218) 879-0728

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