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Legacy Project Coordinator

Southeastern Libraries Cooperating – Rochester, MN

Do you enjoy being creative and analytical? Looking for a job that leaves you feeling fulfilled? If you find satisfaction in coordinating events, evaluating outcomes, and contributing to the success of libraries, we may have the position for you.

SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) is seeking a motivated, dynamic person to administer our Library Legacy Program. Our ideal Legacy Project Coordinator is someone who can identify library and age appropriate Arts and Cultural Heritage programs and exhibits, schedule events, develop projects, project outcomes, evaluation methodologies as well as data gathering and analysis.

Starting at 20-25 hours per week, this limited-term position requires a Bachelor’s degree. Public library experience is preferred. Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work projects are vital, as well as the ability to work effectively in collaborative partnerships with member library staff and community groups. This position’s wage range is $18.29 – 24.75 per hour.

Consider joining the SELCO team as we work to fulfill our mission, We Connect Libraries., in southeast Minnesota.

Additional information on SELCO’s Legacy programs can be found at

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to

About SELCO:
SELCO (Southeastern Libraries Cooperating) provides services and support to public libraries in an 11 county region of Southeastern Minnesota. 

SELCO’s Core Values: Service, Empowerment, Leadership, Collaboration, and Openness

Job Objective(s):
Administer SELCO’s Library Legacy program

Supervision: (Given and received)
Given: None
Received: Director of Outreach and Instruction gives broad objectives. Legacy Project Coordinator follows established procedures to achieve desired results and refers exceptions to supervisor

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
Participate in the preparation of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (ACHF) Legacy grant application, assisting in the development of projects and project outcomes, evaluation methodologies, data gathering and analysis

Implement SELCO’s Library Legacy programs as identified in the approved SELCO ACHF Legacy grant application  

Maintain knowledge of Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund requirements and restrictions

Identify library and age appropriate arts and cultural heritage programs and exhibits

Schedule events, work with booking agents as needed

Provide assistance to member libraries participating in SELCO Library Legacy Projects

File program reports as required by the ACHF Legacy grant application assurances

Work with SELCO Legacy Review Committee of the SELCO/SELS Board of Directors

Establish and facilitate a legacy committee composed of member library staff

Attend Legacy activities at member library locations

Perform other related duties as requested by the director or Executive Director

Job Standards:

Bachelor degree required

Public library experience preferred

Ability to organize and prioritize work projects, as well as implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures necessary for providing quality service, adhere to deadlines, and evaluate programs or projects

Demonstrated ability to successfully lead groups and work effectively in collaborative partnerships with library staff and community groups

Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication, as well as experience with MS Office products and web-based social networking

Organizational Standards
Promote and adhere to SELCO’s workplace values (Service, Empowerment, Leadership, Collaboration, and Openness)

Foster an environment that encourages communication across the organization and with our members

Remain flexible, receptive and adaptive to change

Understand and apply basic principles of good housekeeping and safety

Attend organizational meetings, related conferences, seminars and meetings and read professional materials to keep apprised of changes or enhancements in the field

Follow established policies and procedures

Maintain and safeguard confidential information

Possess the ability to deal tactfully with staff members, board members, clients, vendors 

Access to a vehicle and possess a valid Minnesota driver’s license and insurance

Able to read, write, spell, do basic math, speak and understand English

Maintain neat, well-groomed appearance

Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace


Must be able to operate:

Computing equipment including desktop, laptop, peripherals and mobile devices

Motorized vehicle

May be required to operate office equipment including but not limited to network copier, telephone system, video projector, scanner, digital camera, teleconferencing equipment, PA system, and two-wheel dolly

Other equipment as added to SELCO workflow and appropriate for use with assigned job responsibilities

Working Hours and Environment

Generally Monday – Friday. May be required to work beyond normal schedule including evenings and travel within the SELCO region and possibly to meetings or events in Minnesota

Works indoors in a climate-controlled environment approximately 85% of the time. Occasional exposure 15% of time to seasonal conditions in outside weather while visiting libraries, project partners, or other locations

Position term exists for the two year period of a specific Arts and Cultural Heritage Library Legacy grant application. Position term may be extended if Arts and Cultural Heritage Library Legacy funding is approved as part of the Minnesota biennial budget in any budget cycle.

General Notes

SELCO is an at-will employer. This job description is a guideline and does not constitute a written or implied employment contract. This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, additional details will be specified by the director or the Executive Director. Management reserves the right to change job responsibilities, duties and hours as needs prevail.


SELCO Region Library Jobs

Job listings in the SELCO region

Library Director, Rochester Public Library- Rochester, MN

The Library Director provides leadership and direction for the overall business operation of the Rochester Public Library and serves as a community leader. This is a department head position that directs and coordinates library activities, including staff leadership and the delivery of library services in a manner that effectively meets community needs as well as ensures operational efficiency. This position requires an in-depth knowledge of the national trends in public libraries, principals involved in all public library functions, and community issues. Responsibilities include gathering and disseminating information to be used in strategic planning, development, and implementation; developing adequate financial support; utilizing funds, and supervising Division Heads. The Director reports to the Library Board and serves as a department head position representing the Board to the City Council and City Administrator.

Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited college/university. Ten years of experience in library administration and supervisory positions, most of which should be in public libraries and involve knowledge of and experience in several aspects of library service.

To learn more and apply, visit  www.rochestermn.govemployment . 

Youth Services/Assistant Librarian, Kenyon Public Library- Kenyon, MN

Part-time (45 hours every 2 weeks)

Starting at $17/hour

Deadline: February 8, 2022

SELS Region Library Jobs

Job listings in the SELS region 

Library Manager- Goodhue County Historical Society

Position Summary: Library Manager is responsible for the operation of the Jean M. Chesley Research Library. He/she will be the lead staff member in the acquisition of library books and vertical file documents donated or purchased by the Goodhue County Historical Society. He/she will manage the library and assist research patrons with their requests. He/she will also assist the Executive Director and other staff with office needs such as greeting visitors and answering phone calls.

Directly reports to: Executive Director

Major Duties:                                                                               

Library Management—Library Manager will oversee the Jean M. Chesley Research Library to ensure research materials are properly organized in order to provide the best experience for library patrons. He/she will identify the necessary acquisitions and subscriptions to enhance the library. He/she will create finding aids that can assist library patrons.

Research Requests—Library Manager will serve as the lead staff member on answering and fulfilling research requests by mail, email, phone, or social media. Requests will be answered in a timely manner and the fee schedule will be disseminated to patrons prior to beginning research.

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