SERVICE UPDATE: All ECRL branch locations will be closed on Monday, May 30th in honor of Memorial Day.

Jobs at ECRL

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Check the current openings here.

Request for Proposal- Custodial

East Central Regional Library (ECRL), headquartered in Cambridge, MN is seeking proposals to provide custodial services for the Cambridge Public Library and ECRL Administrative Offices co-located at 111 Dellwood St. N, Cambridge.

An annual contract is desired. Multi-year contract considered. Contract awarded May 9, 2022 to begin approximately June 13, 2022. Any changes to the timeline are at the sole discretion of ECRL.

Proposals with references are due by 4:00pm on April 22, 2022 and are to be submitted electronically to:


Carla Lydon, Executive Director

Request for Proposal- IT Services Provider

ECRL currently manages its IT infrastructure and outsources some applications to outside vendors. It is the desire of the Library to out-source the following support: Network, email, infrastructure support, network security, disaster recovery, and on site and remote client service. 

This Request will be used to obtain proposals from qualified IT service providers. Proposals are due by 4:00pm on April 15, 2022 and are to be submitted electronically in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat formats only to:


Carla Lydon, Executive Director

111 Dellwood St. North

Cambridge, MN 55008

763-392-0649 (phone)

Literacy Leader, National Service Position, 40 hrs/wk, 8/1/22 - 8/1/23 -- Cambridge, MN

Benefits including Living Allowance, Professional Development Training and End of Service Award.  See complete details 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 AmeriCorps website: East Central Regional Library – Early Literacy (LitMN) or the Literacy Minnesota website:


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 completed 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.

Send inquiries and completed applications to:

Or apply via USPS by mailing your application materials to:

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

East Central Regional Library has determined that a criminal background check may be necessary for positions within the organization. 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.

Current Openings

Branch Library Assistant

Pine City (15-19.5 hours/week) ($13.61/hour)  Review of applications begins June 10, 2022, and continues until filled.

Branch Assistants are eligible to work at multiple locations. Application MUST state branches applicant would be willing to work at. Locations and hours of our branches can be viewed here.

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.

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