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Phone: 651-690-6802/651-690-6431
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Program News and Events





Call for Submissions

Friday, October 9, 2015

2016 Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant

Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Research Grant Committee, a group within the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association is seeking applicants for a $1000 research grant. The Frances Henne/YALSA/ VOYA ( Voice of Youth Advocates) Research Grant annually provides $1,000 in seed money for small scale projects which will encourage research that responds to the YALSA Research Agenda.
  1. Applicants must be personal members of YALSA, including student members, although the research project may be undertaken by an individual, an institution, or by a group.
  2. The proposed research must be a response to the  vision mission goals, and research agenda (PDF) of YALSA,  and for the general area of library service to young adults.
  3. Proposals must be submitted online                               

Grant proposals must be submitted online by December 1 of 2015.
Visit Frances Henne/YALSA/VOYA Grant Application for more information. 

Librarian I/II at the San Rafael Public Library

We invite you to submit an application for the position of Librarian I/II at the San Rafael Public Library. The San Rafael Public Library serves an active and diverse community in the heart of beautiful Marin County. This public service desk position provides reader’s advisory and reference service, including assistance in the use of library materials and technologies. The job includes collection development and programming responsibilities, and requires effective verbal and written communication skills. The position also requires some evening and weekend hours. 

Education/ Experience:
  •  Masters in Library Science issued by a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Librarian I is the entry-level position. While no experience is required, it is highly desirable.
  • Librarian II is the journey position requiring three years of professional library experience with two years of experience in technical services, adult services or children services.

Application Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Thursday, October 15th, 2015  

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Wiley scholarship grant to attend library conference

Wiley is sponsoring a scholarship contest for a $1,500 grant to attend a library conference. All early career (first five years) academic and research librarians and ML(I)S students in the US and Canada are eligible to apply.

Wiley is offering three (3) $1,500 reimbursement grants to attend a library conference of their choice:

ALA Midwinter
ALA Annual

Applicants must complete a brief questionnaire and submit documentation of a thoughtful, 7 to 10 question interview with an academic or research librarian about the changing roles of librarians. Applicants are encouraged to be creative with their questions and the presentation of the interview (all forms of interview accepted—video, audio, transcript, etc.). Find the official contest rules at

Applications are due by November 20, 2015. All winners will be selected by November 30, 2015.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SLMS long-term sub position

Are you a licensed teacher working on your K-12 Library Media certification? Or are you finishing your K-12 certification this December? I am seeking a long term sub at Chippewa Middle School (Mounds View Public Schools) in Shoreview, MN from the beginning of January through the end of March. 

Chippewa has a busy library full of voracious readers, energetic staff, creative programming, and tech integration opportunities. This would be a great way to get your foot in the door and learn what being a Media Specialist is really like. Please contact Emily via email at for more information.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Branch Manager with Scott County Library (Prior Lake Branch)

Scott County Library is currently recruiting for a Branch Manager for the Prior Lake Library.

The eligible register developed from this posting may be used to fill future FT and PT vacancies within this classification.

Position directs and coordinates the daily operations of a single or clustered branch of the Scott County Library (SCL). Supervises and motivates staff, models and promotes exceptional customer service, and engages the community to ensure services meet customer needs and align with library strategy. Serves as a member of the Library Management Team to monitor current strategic objectives and develop future library services and programs.  Work is performed in an office setting.

Requires equivalency of a bachelor’s degree (MLIS preferred) in Library Science or a related field and three years progressively responsible library experience, including supervisory experience.  Must possess a valid class D driver’s license. The incumbent shall provide a reliable means of transportation for the performance of work responsibilities.

For more information, view the online job posting at the Scott County government website.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Head of Acquisitions, The Lillian Goldman Law Library

The Head of Acquisitions is responsible for creating and implementing policies and procedures used in a broad range of activities and tasks related to acquiring resources for the Law Library in all formats. This person is responsible for fostering a team approach in the unit, and organizing and monitoring the work-flow of the acquisitions unit. The Head of Acquisitions seeks ways to improve services, achieve efficiency, and support the fiscal integrity of the Library.

Some of the Required Education, Skills and Experience are:
·    Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree.
·    A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience and demonstrated professional accomplishments.
·    Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at

For more information about the position also visit

Friday, October 2, 2015

Seeking candidates for Research and Faculty Services Librarian position

Southern Methodist University’s Underwood Law Library is seeking candidates for its Research and Faculty Services Librarian position.The Research and Faculty Services Librarian will:
  • Serve as library liaison to approximately nine members of the law school's faculty.  Support faculty research and promote faculty scholarship.
  • Provide research assistance to the law library's patrons, including staffing the reference office 8-15 hours per week.
  • Deliver lectures on legal research and possibly teach law school courses for credit.
  • Develop research guides and library marketing materials.
  • Maintain library web pages cooperatively with other librarians.
  • Assist in managing the library's electronic resources and establishing a digital repository.
  • Plan library events for law students, faculty, and staff.
  • Serve on university and professional organization committees, and other tasks as assigned.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 9, 2015

Work-For-Hire Metadata Steward

Cantata Learning is an educational book publisher. Cantata uses music paired with picture books to enhance student learning. Our goal is to help in engaging students in curriculum areas including language arts, science, math and social studies while boosting social and emotional development.

Position Responsibilities: 
  • Perform original cataloging of all formats of library and classroom materials to facilitate their identification, access, and use
  • Interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the Dewey Decimal System, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials. 
  • Maintain records and perform needed work in database. 
  • Consult with libraries in order to resolve cataloging and database problems, report trends in bibliographic services, answer questions, transmit information, and discuss options for handling library materials.

Application deadline: Submit resume and cover letter by October 15, 2015

Contact information: 
 Katherine Coughlan 
 Address: 1710 Roe Crest Dr. 
 North Mankato, MN 56003 
 Phone: 507-382-2184 
 Fax: 888-262-0705