East Central Regional Library

Serving libraries in East Central Minnesota: Aitkin, Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, and  Pine Counties

Employment Opportunities at ECRL

It is the policy of the East Central Regional Library to provide equal employment opportunity for all, without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

East Central Regional Library requires all applicants submit a complete ECRL application form. Note: Resumes may be attached but will not substitute for a completed application.
.pdf application form (download here)
.doc application form (download here)

East Central Regional Library only accepts applications for current vacancies. Applications are not kept on file.

Send inquiries to: ecregion @ ecrlib.org  (omit spaces)

Branch Library Assistant*, potential  multiple locations (see below): A High School Degree or GED is required, and Bachelor's Degree is preferred. Customer service and computer skills essential. $11.36/hr starting. Positions remain open until they are filled.  Submit application to: Director, East Central Regional Library, 244 S. Birch St, Cambridge MN 55008. download application above

Applicants should be available any hours branch is open. Positions have minimal scheduled hours, plus additional irregular hours as needed. See branch open hours:http://www.ecrlib.org/openhours.html

Job description summary: The Branch Library Assistant is responsible for the clerical operations of the automated library circulation system.  The assistant is also responsible for the operation of a branch library, under the direction of the Branch Librarian.  Ability to work courteously and effectively with other employees and the public; ability to read, comprehend and orally communicate English; ability to be tactful and adept in dealing with a wide variety of people; ability to interpret library policies, resources, and services to others.

NOTE: Application must specify location and position desired

Vacancies for Branch Assistant currently at following locations:
  • Cambridge, 6-12 hours per week, scheduled weekly shift(s).  Multiple positions available.  Review of applications begins June 22, 2015.
  • Wyoming, 3 hours per month scheduled, plus opportunity for substitute shifts as needed.  Review of applications begins June 22, 2015.
  • Aitkin, 3-5 hours per week, plus opportunity for substitute shifts as needed. Review of applications begins June 26, 2015
*position formerly titled "Branch Library Aide"

Branch Librarian II, Location Princeton: Princeton is one of 14 branches of the East Central Regional Library system. The mission of ECRL is to strengthen communities by connecting people with resources, spaces, and educational experiences that enrich and empower their lives.


The branch is open 6 days per week (Mon-Sat) for a total of 41 hours. Branch service statistics for 2014 recorded an average of 3,831 visitors per month and 5,617 checkouts per month. Princeton ranks 3rd of the 14 branches in ECRL service statistics. The current branch on the bank of the Rum River was built in 1994. Princeton has excellent community support with an active Friends group and the Princeton Area Library Society (PALS).


    • Responsibilities: Oversee operation of a community branch library. The Branch Librarian is assisted by 5 part-time Branch Library Assistants who work a total of 59 hours per week.
    • Required: Bachelors Degree; Up to date technology skills; 3 years relevant library experience.
    • Preferred: Completed masterís degree in library science
    • Skills and Abilities: Commitment to providing modern public library service; Above average communication skills; Excellent customer service skills; Demonstrated ability and willingness to work collaboratively with team of Branch Librarians across the region and to lead the Princeton library team of Assistants and volunteers.
    • Compensation: $15.52 per hour; PTO, Health Insurance, HSA, PERA.
    • How to apply: ECRL application form is required. An application form is on the ECRL website under the About ECRL > Jobs tabs. 
    • Submit application to: Send email to bmisselt @ ecrlib.org with digital file attached and mail print, signed application to: Director, East Central Regional Library, 244 S. Birch St, Cambridge MN 55008. download application on website
    • Review of applications: Application review begins June 30. 

page updated  17 June 2015

East Central Regional Library
244 South Birch Street Cambridge Minnesota 55008
Phone 763.689.7390      FAX 763.689.7389
ecregion @ ecrlib.org