DATE OF NOTICE: March 5, 2012

POSITION: Graduate Assistant, Library Services - Technical Services

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 20, 2012 - May 13, 2013 (20 hours per week)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin March 12, 2012 and continue until position is filled.

SALARY RANGE: $4,500 per semester stipend plus full tuition remission up to 18 graduate credits during the academic year. Appointments made after the tenth day of classes are not eligible for tuition waiver.


The primary responsibility will be original cataloging and complex copy-cataloging of all types of library resources, particularly theses,

electronic resources (such as e-books, integrating resources, and databases), and other resources acquired by the Library. The GA will

receive practical training, experience and knowledge of working with an integrated library system, OCLC Connexion, AACR2, RDA,

MARC 21, LSCH, and other cataloging standards. Other work related to technical services may also be assigned when the need

arises, including but not limited to, electronic resources management and metadata manipulation.


* MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program.

* Enrollment in an MSU graduate degree program.

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

* Must be highly organized and have strong analytical and critical thinking skills.


* Good oral and written communication skills.

* Attention to detail and an ability to look at the big picture are essential.

* Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.


Graduate Assistants are required to enroll for a minimum of 6 graduate credits per semester. Contingent upon satisfactory performance

and available funds, there is a possibility that this appointment may be continued beyond the initial period of employment. Additional

information about the Library is available at

Additional information about graduate assistantships at Minnesota State Mankato and application are available at:


Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, a completed Graduate Assistant application form (, , unofficial transcripts and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses for three current references to:

Becky Schwartzkopf, Department Chair

Library Services

Minnesota State University, Mankato

P.O. Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56002-8419
Phone: (507) 389-5956
TTY: (800) 627-3529 or 711
Fax: (507) 389-5155
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Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities.  Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encourage to apply.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.

Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (v), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY).  This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request.

Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Julie Dornack, Secretary to the Dean
Library Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
P.O. Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56002-8419
Phone (507) 389-5953
Fax (507) 389-5155
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