Employment Opportunities at East Central Regional Library

Literacy Leader, National Service Position, 40 hrs/wk, 8/1/21 – 8/1/22 – Cambridge, MN

Benefits including Living Allowance, Professional Development Training and End of Service Award.  Complete details regarding benefits are available at Literacy Minnesota.

Are you ready to Talk, Sing, Read, Write and Play your year away?  Join East Central Regional Library in changing lives as we prepare the next generation of readers.

East Central Regional Library will host an AmeriCorps-VISTA Literacy Leader through Literacy Minnesota who will work with ECRL staff on our early literacy and storytime programs.  This project, which focuses on improving training for library staff and volunteers, will assist the library in providing this high-quality learning experience for years to come.  Working with ECRL management, you will have the opportunity to enact real change, use your creativity, learn about libraries and community outreach and make connections.  The communities the library serves are small towns with rural populations.  Choosing this opportunity will allow you to develop leadership and project management skills, expertise in early literacy, some grant writing experience and will make you smile daily as you see the difference the library makes in young lives.

Working with ECRL will provide you with the opportunity to work in our brand new facility with excellent technological resources.  We are seeking a motivated individual who works well in a team environment and has a passion for reading.  Experience with early literacy practices is a plus but we will provide training for the right individual.

ECRL is seeking candidates who are at least 18, with some college classes, and skills in communications, education, public speaking, and community outreach.

Interested?  Apply through the AmeriCorp website: East Central Regional Library – Early Literacy (LitMN) or the Literacy Minnesota website: https://www.literacymn.org/literacyleaderpositions

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Staff Positions

It is the policy of the East Central Regional Library to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

East Central Regional Library requires all applicants submit a complete East Central Regional Library application form. Note: Resumes may be attached but will not substitute for a completed application.

East Central Regional Library only accepts applications for current vacancies. Applications are not kept on file.

East Central Regional Library has determined that a criminal background check may be necessary for most positions in the library system. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing East Central Regional Library to obtain their criminal history in connection with the position of employment sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position.”

Send inquiries and applications to: ecregion@ecrlib.org

Or apply via USPS:

East Central Regional Library, Attn: Human Resources, 111 Dellwood Street North., Cambridge, MN  55008


Collection Development Librarian, Cambridge, MN (20 hours/week) ($18.99-$26.68/hr)

Review of applications will begin April 16, 2021 and continue until filled.

ECRL is currently accepting applications for Collections Development Librarian (part-time) This position is based out of ECRL Headquarters in Cambridge.

Requirements include: MLS/MLIS and two years of related experience.

The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for purchasing and monitoring assigned areas of the collection, as determined by the Resource Librarian.  Skills and abilities include: managing selected portions of the ECRL collection in all formats, including selection and collection maintenance; providing technical assistance with digital collections; developing public training materials for digital resources as needed, including providing public trainings; and providing information in response to requests from the public in person or via phone, email, or other electronic communications.

East Central Regional Library has determined that a criminal background check may be necessary for positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing East Central Regional Library to obtain their criminal history in connection with the position of employment sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position.

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Branch Library Assistant:

ECRL is currently accepting applications for Branch Library Assistant for the Milaca and Cambridge libraries.

Branch Assistants are eligible to work at multiple locations. Application MUST state branches applicant would be willing to work at. A full list of locations and branch hours is available at https://ecrlib.org/locations/open-hours-for-all-branch-libraries/

The Branch Library Assistant is responsible for the clerical operations of the automated library circulation system. The assistant is also responsible for the operations of a branch library, under the direction of the Branch Librarian. Ability to work courteously and effectively with other employees and the public; ability to read, comprehend and orally communicate English; ability to be tactful and adept in dealing with a wide variety of people; ability to interpret library policies, resources, and services to others. Candidate must have good technology skills.

East Central Regional Library has determined that a criminal background check may be necessary for positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing East Central Regional Library to obtain their criminal history in connection with the position of employment sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be considered further for the position.

Milaca (3-5 hours per week) ($12.35/hr starting) Review of applications will begin on March 19, 2021 and continue until filled.

Cambridge (16-19.5 hours per week) ($12.35/hr starting) Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2021 and continue until filled.

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