Saint Paul, MN; Public Services Manager, Metropolitan State University

The Public Services Manager performs professional and supervisory library work involving the management of day-to-day activities related to the circulation of library materials, provision of computer support to students and others, and access to library services at Metropolitan State University. The position provides supervision of classified library staff (library technicians, computer lab assistants, and customer service specialist). The position fills in in other aspects of library operations to ensure their smooth operation.

Minimum Qualifications:
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose application materials clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:

Master’s in library science or an equivalent degree
Experience in library operations, e.g. reference, user education, circulation, inter-library loan, information commons (IT help desk), and reserves.
Experience in using an integrated library system
2 years of experience supervising full-time library staff
Experience successfully managing diverse teams or with diverse populations
Strong communication skills
Strong collaboration skills
Physical Requirements of the Job: This position requires occasionally lifting and/or carrying such articles as file folders, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in an academic library
Experience with cataloguing
Experience managing library communications
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment
The School/Academic Department: Library and Information Services exists to fulfill the information needs and foster the intellectual growth of the Metropolitan State University community. The library serves the students of Metropolitan State University, as well as community patrons from the surrounding neighborhood. The library and learning center resources cover two floors of the building, and houses the university’s print collection, as well as a large information commons space on the first floor. The library and learning center is a space shared in a partnership between Metropolitan State and St. Paul Public Library. The two libraries frequently plan programs or host events together, to support academic learning and community engagement.

The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 41% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. We provide accessible, high quality liberal arts, professional and graduate education with continued emphasis on marginalized groups, including adults and communities of color. Recognized in 2008 by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement and named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the university is committed to academic excellence and community engagement through curriculum, teaching scholarship and services designed to support an urban mission.

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Salary Range: $23.76 – $34.43 /hour (Based on experience & qualifications)

Application Procedure:
Applications will only be accepted through the State of Minnesota Employment site OR via employee self serv; Job ID 15372.

Applicants may upload a unique and tailored resume and have the system automatically fill in portions of their application. This system also allows you to apply without a resume and complete an application by filling in each section. A progress bar will show what steps remain in the application process. You may also need to respond to screening questions about your qualifications. Applicants may save at any time and return later to complete their application.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Middle Management Association which can be found at:
St. Paul Campus

Application Deadline:
August 21, 2017

Send materials to:
Please apply
online at:
OR employee self service
Job ID 15372, by deadline
Carla Ballard
Human Resources
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (Minnesota State) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.

All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.


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Student & Alumni Services Coordinator for the School of Library & Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
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