Job Pathfinder

This Minnesota Job Pathfinder is designed to assist library and information professionals to identify positions available in Minnesota. Originally developed by members of the 1989-90 Metronet Advisory Committee, it has been revised and expanded. We would appreciate your comments and your assistance in keeping this information up-to-date.



1807 Field Ave.

St. Paul, MN 55116

[email protected]

MNLIBS.ORG job database (now hosted by Metronet):

EdPost and JobPost
Career Services
St. Cloud State University
720 S. Fourth Avenue
St. Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

Employment resources hosted by St. Cloud State University Career Services.

Department of Information Management
ALA Accredited

Master of Library and Information Science Program

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue #4125
St. Paul, Minnesota 55105

A bulletin board located on the lower level of the Coeur de Catherine building lists job postings from libraries of all kinds.
Jobs posted on-line are now available for current students and alumnae/i via KatieClick, the University online job and internship recruiting center.

Current Students:

Minnesota Library Association (MLA)
400 S 4th St, Ste 401-223
Minneapolis, MN 55415
[email protected]

Job postings are listed at

Minnesota jobs are often posted on the following Web sites:

ARL Career Resources Page
Association of Research Libraries

Job Finder
School of Information
University of Michigan

Professional Journals: “Library Hotline” and “Library Journal” contain job listings from libraries around the country. The classified job listings in the monthly publication “American Libraries” are also available at

Newspapers: The classified advertisements in the Minneapolis, St. Paul and local newspapers, particularly the Sunday editions, are helpful.


Contact the personnel offices for the particular school in which you are interested; they will tell you where they publicize openings and will explain their application and hiring procedures. Some academic institutions have recorded job lines which can be accessed with touch-tone telephones.

University of Minnesota Libraries
Linda DeBeau-Melting, Human Resources and Organizational Development Officer
499 Wilson Library
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0414
612/624-5802; Fax: 626-9353
[email protected]

For the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campuses, Human Resources Job Openings, a computer database, lists available positions. Select “professional non-faculty” at

Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
500 Wells Fargo Place, 30 East 7th Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
651/296-8012; Fax: 651/297-3145 (Personnel)

Job openings are posted at

“ACADEME This Week/Chronicle of Higher Education”

The classified listing of available teaching and other positions in academic institutions which is in this weekly print publication is also available as a database on the Internet. Searches can be made by keyword and limited by state or region.

Association of College and Research Libraries
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, Illinois 60611


The state and federal governments have 24-hour recorded joblines which can be accessed with touch-tone phones in addition to Web sites.

Minnesota Department of Employee Relations

United States
Career America Connection


Health Science Libraries of Minnesota (HSLM)
Medical Library Association (MLA)
The MLA includes job listings at Contact MLA, 65 East Wacker Place, Suite 1900, Chicago, IL 60601-7298. Tel: 312/419-9094, Fax: 312/419-8950


Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL)
Job postings:

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)



County and city libraries each handle postings and hirings differently. Positions may be posted in library facilities, county human resources offices, local newspapers or professional journals. Most require that the applicant submit a standard application form which is available from the particular county or city. The “Community Information” sections at the beginning of the yellow pages of the Minneapolis and the St. Paul telephone directories list county and city libraries and branches. The following counties and cities have 24-hour recorded joblines which can be accessed with touch-tone phones and/or Web sites with job listings.

Anoka County

Carver County

Dakota County

Hennepin County
(click on “Job Opportunties” in menu bar)

Ramsey County

St. Paul

Washington County


Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota (ITEM – formerly MEMO)
PO Box 130555
Roseville, MN 55113
Deanna Sylte, Operations Manager
651/771-8672 (phone/fax)

[email protected]
ITEMlist is a moderated discussion group for library/media and technology professionals which is administered by the ITEM. It includes job postings submitted by subscribers. To subscribe to ITEMlist, please send a message to [email protected] . Listbox will send a confirmation message to that address. Please click on the link contained in that message, or reply to the message to activate your subscription to the list.

Student and Professional Services
College of Education and Human Development
University of Minnesota
110 Wulling Hall
86 Pleasant Street SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Fax: 612/626-1580

Information on how to become a school librarian


Special Libraries Association (SLA)