Library Assistant 3 – University of MN (Crookston, MN)

Library Assistant 3

Job ID 348396
Location Crookston
Job Family LR-Technical
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular
Job Code 4997
Employee Class AFSCME Unit 7 – Technical

About the Job

Full-time nine month continuous position starting August 15, 2022. The anticipated salary range is $20.65- $24.70/hour plus an excellent benefits package.

Position Overview:

Under general supervision from the Library Director, the Library Assistant (classification: 4997) works independently to provide circulation and access services in both a physical and digital space. This position is responsible for the supervision of the library’s student employees, maintenance of the library’s reserve collections both print and electronic, and management of the library’s outreach and communication.

Functions and Duties:

Supervision (30%)

  • Hire, train, and arrange schedules for library student employees.
  • Complete payroll processes for student employees, keeping track of hours and working with Office of Financial Aid.

Circulation/Access Services (40%)

  • Oversee circulation desk and course reserves.
  • Monitor overdues and lost or missing items.
  • Oversee financial transactions such as fines/fees.
  • Manage interlibrary loan processes.

Reference Services (15%)

  • Participate in reference services for the library, including creation and maintenance of LibGuides as assigned.

Outreach and Marketing (10%)

  • Participates in the outreach and marketing of library resources through displays, social media, and events held in the library.

Other (5%)

  • Other duties as assigned, including test proctoring for students.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or three years of college education plus two years of relevant library experience or five years of relevant library experience;
  • Demonstrated self-awareness, cultural competence, and achievement in working with diverse student populations;
  • Demonstrated cultural competency and communication skills;
  • Supervisory skills, or demonstrated ability to supervise;
  • Excellent computer literacy and proficiency with MS Office, Google Suite, Adobe and popular social media applications.
  • Final offer contingent on successful background verification check, verification of ability to work in the United States, and receipt of official college transcripts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a higher education library setting;
  • Experience with integrated library systems, preferably Alma/Primo;
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to the land-grant mission of the University of Minnesota Crookston, especially as related to access and student success.


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:

About the U of M

University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC)

With a strong tradition of technology-enhanced teaching and learning, the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) serves as the U’s major outpost in Northwest Minnesota.  UMC provides both experiential, career-oriented degree programs as well as high-quality online programs, while connecting its teaching, research, and outreach to rural economic development and service to the region and beyond.