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Literacy Leader, National Service Position, 40 hrs/wk, 2/13/23 - 2/13/24 -- 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:


How to Apply

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

ECRL is currently accepting applications for a Branch Library Assistant at Chisago Lakes Area Library.

Chisago Lakes (20-22 hours per week) $13.61/hour starting.  This position has a regular schedule, plus the opportunity for additional hours. Benefits include: PTO, paid holidays, and a PERA retirement fund. Application review will begin on November 4, and continue until filled.

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 Locations & Hours – ECRL (

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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