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POSITION: Librarian/Library Director of the Lake Elmo Public Library,
Lake Elmo, Minnesota.
Start date for the position: immediately upon acceptance by the Library
SUMMARY OF POSITION: This full-time position involves hands-on dayto-day management of the Lake Elmo Public Library under the direction of
the library board.
Collaborate with the Finance Committee to:
• Keep accurate records of expenditures and income from donations and
other sources.
• Manage library funds and budget
Collaborate with the Collection Committee to:
• Manage and organise collections
Collaborate with the Outreach Committee to:
• Plan programs and activities
• Promote library services by speaking to community groups, including
schools and business
Collaborate with the Facility Committee:
• Plan for facility needs
Collaborate with the Personnel Committee to:
• Train and supervise volunteers and staff
Collaborate with the board and:
• Prepare written reports for the Lake Elmo Public Library Board meetings
• Attend all open library board meetings
• Advise the board about the need for professional memberships and
continuing education seminars and workshops for updating skills
• Inform and advise the library board about local, regional, state and
national developments in the library field
In addition:
• Work directly with patrons in the library and at the circulation desk,
including reference services
• Maintain positive relations with patrons and users of the library rooms
• Keep statistics for required Minnesota annual reporting and prepare
report in accordance with state guidelines
• Maintain communications with other libraries in the area
• Prepare grant applications when opportunities are offered
Essential Knowledge and Skills: •
• Ability to supervise personnel

• Ability to communicate ideas and information in both verbal and written
• Ability to organize, maintain records, plan and direct services
• Ability to understand financial operations and plan budgets
• Ability to understand and operate library equipment, including
printer/copier, fax, computer, Nooks, Kindles, and other electronic
reading devices
• Ability to maintain records on electronic databases, including KOHA and
• Ability to install and update electronic equipment as needed
• Knowledge of Internet resources and navigation
• Ability to work with volunteers and community in a pleasant and
respectful manner
• Ability to learn new processes and procedures
• Ability to analyze and implement library programs
• Ability to perform arithmetic
Library resources, hand carts and hand trucks, step stools, ladders, basic
audio/video and computer equipment, general office equipment and
machines, library systems including check in and out systems, surveillance
HOURS: Full-time salary with some extended hours, evenings, and
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Mainly indoor work, low hazard environment,
frequent work with the public, staff and volunteers.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: can involve, but not limited to:
Physical dexterity
• Frequently sit, stand, walk or move about inside on uneven and elevated
• Occasionally lift and carry objects or materials that may be up to 20
• Push/pull objects 20 to 50 pounds using wheeled book cart
• Bend, squat, stoop, or kneel while working as low as ground level to
access shelving or materials
• Occasionally climb & balance on ladders, step stools, or stairs
Manual dexterity
• Frequently stretch, reach, handle, and grasp materials
• Use hands, fingers, and arms to safely operate equipment

• Load/unload materials, turn pages of books, type
See, Read, Smell, and Hear
• Read and understand English language in written information,
instructions, and safety warnings in all forms, including handwritten,
hard copy, and electronic formats
• Smell and feel in order to identify damaged materials
• See near, far with depth of vision
• See colors for designing web pages and presentations
• Speak and be heard at normal ranges
• Hear at normal ranges
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Direction and evaluations are done by
Personnel Committee of the Lake Elmo Library Board. Evaluations are to
be based on stated areas of the job description with added specific duties.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Daily coordination of volunteer and staff
Minimum: Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree in library
science with at least five years experience in all aspects of librarianship
Send resume and at least three references. In your cover letter, state
why you want to work at the Lake Elmo Public Library.
Send resumes to: lepl2014joblist@gmail.com by 12:00 p.m. CDT, July
18, 2014. Inquiries received at the same address.

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