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Phone: 651-690-6802/651-690-6431
Fax: 651-690-8724

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Program News and Events





Call for Submissions

Monday, July 27, 2015

ACC Archives and Metadata Internship

Description: The American Craft Council (ACC) Library is currently seeking two bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated interns for twelve week internships to commence on September 15, 2015, working with the organization’s archive and image collections under the supervision of the ACC librarian. This position is unpaid, but the internship may be applied toward academic credit or work experience. The Archives and Metadata Intern must be available anywhere from 10-20 hours per week sometime between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

The primary responsibility of the intern will be assisting the librarian in making documents and images from important historical craft exhibitions, conferences and fairs available online through digitization and organization of materials using the library’s content management tool (CONTENTdm). The internship is a great opportunity to experience working with visual collections within an art research library.

Community Engagement Librarian

Anoka County Library has an immediate opening for a Community Engagement Librarian who will coordinate library programs and classes; build community partnerships and share library resources by working with local organizations and schools, and will assist library patrons with information and reader’s advisory needs.

For full job description go to

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Event. Register now!

Checks for event can be written checks for the event can be made out to “Books For Africa” and mailed to Books For Africa, 253 E. 4th Street, Ste 200. St. Paul, MN 55101. Write “Egypt event” in the memo area of the check.  Tickets are $60 per person.

Note that Friends of the St. Paul Public Library included an announcement re. August 7 Dr. Serageldin, Egypt. Kindly continue to promote the event, considered a friend-raiser rather than a fund-raiser. 
(PS When purchasing a ticket select salmon or chicken).  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seeking Part-Time Librarian

We are now accepting applications for a part time Librarian for the 2015-16 school year, 10 hours a week, from approximately August 15 through June 15. The ideal candidate will be an experienced librarian who holds a master's degree in Library Science.  Library Science candidates are welcome. Primary responsibilities include maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program; and advocating for the school library space, collection and programs. 

Other qualifications include effective communication skills, ability to work collaboratively, organizational skills, ability to set and maintain clear boundaries, proficiency in Follett, Microsoft Office Suite, experience with databases, Mailchimp or similar contact application, and familiarity with Waldorf pedagogy. 

Qualified applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Marti Stewart at or Marti Stewart, City of Lakes Waldorf School, 2344 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. The position is open until filled.

Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest

The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition. The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others. Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined. Papers submitted may be unpublished, pending publication, or published in the year of the award. Single and multiple-authored papers will be accepted.

Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical papers, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not essentially be the report of a study.
Submitted papers may be part of a larger project. The minimum length is 3000 words. The maximum length is 10,000 words.
Criteria for judgment:
  • Clarity of writing
  • Originality of thought
  • Sincerity of effort at reaching something true
  • Soundness of argumentation (where applicable)
  • Relevance to our time and situation
The award shall consist of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing. Entries must be submitted by August 1st, to The winning paper, and possibly a number of honorable mentions, are announced on October 1st.
Papers will be judged by a committee selected for their accomplishments in the field, and in order to represent a range of perspectives. The jury uses a blind process in which identifying information is removed from the submitted papers.
Although we are a publisher, submission of a paper for this award in itself does not imply any transfer, licensing, or sharing of your publication rights.
Past winners
2014 - Michelle Caswell, for “Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives”, published as a chapter in Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the United States and Canada, Litwin Books, 2014.

2013 - Ryan Shaw, for “Information Organization and the Philosophy of History”, published in JASIST in June 2013.

Friday, July 24, 2015

More MLIS Job Opportunities - Out of State

LEGAL INFORMATION LIBRARIAN: Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries, Boston, MA
As part of a four member team provide professional legal information, reference and research services to the law school and university community. Assist legal researchers in effectively understanding and using new and existing resources, technologies and library services. Develop and teach legal research instructional classes for mandatory 1L research program, courses for credit, certification program, and other instructional settings. Develop web-based learning and research tools, including tutorials, course web pages, research guides, and instructional exercises. Participate in a faculty liaison program, do collection development for print and electronic resources, review and establish policies for the library and participate in the evaluation and hiring of new staff. Administer and market electronic resources licensed by the library. Support student and faculty use of databases, and serve as a liaison with product vendors. Serve on the electronic collection development committee.  Apply here.

SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN (Digital Resources) (Vacancy #:150141): LOC, Wash. D.C.
The incumbent serves as the Supervisor for the Digital Resources Division (DRD). The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Director, Global Legal Collection Directorate (GLCD). The incumbent works independently, exercising considerable judgment and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the development and management of legal and legislative digital resources hosted onsite including those digitized from the Law Library's collections as well as those purchased or obtained from other sources. The incumbent works collaboratively within the Law Library as well as with other units of the Library to ensure that the Law Library's digital policies and practices reflect and are integrated with Library of Congress digital priorities. To view the vacancy and to apply for the position, visit

Save the Date for the MLA 2015 Annual Conference!

October 8-9, 2015 at St. Paul RiverCentre

In the world of libraries we are always Searching for new ways to engage our patrons and to enhance the user's experience! Come to St. Paul on October 8 and 9, 2015 for the annual Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference

Let’s all work to Create a lasting experience and take that energy back and share it with our colleagues. The Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference will leave you Inspired as you head back to your local library. You will be ready to experiment with new ideas and attack any problem from a new perspective! Recharge your passion for libraries by attending a wide variety of engaging breakout sessions and the keynote presentations!

St. Kate's Mpls Library Student Circulation Assistants

Now hiring for 2015-16 Academic Year at St. Catherine University, Minneapolis Campus Library
Part-term openings for Student Circulation Assistants
  • Assist library users with circulation, serials, and interlibrary loan
  • Great opportunity to get library experience
  • $9.00/hour
  • Priority hours to be filled are afternoons and alternating Saturdays (we’ll work around class schedules)

We are a small, health sciences-focused library located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood
For more information: contact:Sue Gray, Reference Librarian at or 651-690-7898

Job description is posted in KatieCareer (via KateWay). Apply there or send resume, with hours of availability, to Sue Gray.