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Phone: 651-690-6802/651-690-6431
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Call for Submissions

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Out of State Job Opportunities

Children's Services Associate, Shaker Heights Public Library OH (Applications and resumes received by February 15, 2016 will receive first consideration.)
Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a part-time Children's Services Associate. We are a busy, diverse, first-ring suburban library looking for an energetic, creative, flexible team player with a passionate commitment to customer service. Responsibilities include assisting customers in locating and selecting children's materials, and developing and conducting children's programs. Bachelor's degree, strong technology skills, and demonstrated ability to work with children individually and in groups are required. Effective oral and written communication skills, knowledge of literature for children and teens, and an understanding of child development and behavior are essential.  Must be able to thrive within a fast-paced environment and adapt to change.  Public library experience is a plus.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in applying new technologies to improve services for customers, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor. For more information or queries, contact human resources at

Librarian, City of Orem (Application Deadline March 4, 2016 by 5pm)
Seeking a Librarian to direct and supervise the Children’s Services section of the Library. Responsibilities include management, collection development, and reference service. Responsible for all facets of Children’s collection development. Provides professional reference and advisory services to patrons. Responsible for selection, maintenance and subscription coordination of junior magazines, databases, and other resources. Plans and presents programs. Hires, trains, and supervises library employees. Responsible for the preparation and administration of the section budget. This is a professional position working under the direction of a Library Division Manager. Participates as a member of the Library’s executive staff. Performs other duties as assigned, including assignments related to the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival. Submit the application online at

Diversity Residency Librarian, Penn State University Libraries
As members of the University Libraries faculty, Residents will work in a variety of strategically central areas of the Libraries on a rotational basis. Each rotation will provide opportunities for exploration and service, helping the Residents to identify areas of interest and strength for future career choices. In the second and third years each Resident will develop, complete and report on a research project in their area of interest. Emphasis will be placed on a high quality portfolio outcome, suitable for publishing or presentation in national venues. For more information, please visit and

OSU Libraries' Digital Humanities Librarian

The Digital Humanities Librarian will establish and grow a dynamic, multifaceted program that addresses the growing demand for digital arts and humanities support on campus. Working with arts and humanities scholars, faculty and students, the Digital Humanities Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of digital arts and humanities approaches to research, teaching, and learning. For complete information please visit:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cataloging Intern (volunteer), Minnesota State Law Library

The Minnesota State Law Library is looking for an intern volunteer to work on two cataloging projects.

Project 1: Cataloging a set of microfiche using OCLC and Aleph. This project will involve primarily copy cataloging with potentially some format editing.

Project 2: Cleaning up broken URLs in the library catalog. New links will need to be identified and added into records.

We are looking for someone who has completed a cataloging class and is interested in getting more experience. This is a volunteer position, however it will require a background check prior to beginning the project. We expect the work to take approximately 80 hours, but this is flexible. The majority of the work should be completed on-site at the library, M-F 8-5.

Application Requirements: Please send a letter of interest, resume and list of completed coursework.

Please send applications to:

Erica Nutzman
Head of Technical Services
Minnesota State Law Library
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Evening at The Bakken Museum, Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016

The MLIS Community is invited to an Evening at The Bakken event on Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 pm. This will be a special adults only event featuring local photographer Eric William Carroll. In conjunction with Coffee House Press, Eric spent the summer here at The Bakken exploring and photographing the depths of our collection. This event will also be the opening of his photography exhibit, G.U.T. Feeling Volume 4: Radionics.

An Evening at The Bakken - featuring Eric William Carroll’s new exhibit – G.U.T. Feeling Volume 4: Radionics
The Bakken Museum – 3537 Zenith Ave South, MPLS, MN 55416
Thursday, February 25 – 6:30 - 8:30pm

Tickets available:
Advance: $14 - General: $15 - Member: $12 – College Students: $8

Interested in exploring the possibility of doing doctoral work? Please check out this summer research program at Michigan

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master’s Students (REMS) from other iSchool master’s programs or schools of library and information science, May 31 - August 19, 2016.
Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the UM campus (University of Michigan Libraries, School of Education Teaching and Learning Exploratory, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, and the Bentley Historical Library). The students selected for 2016 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or practitioners. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.

Participant benefits
·  Participation in an original research project with leading U-M faculty, libraries and archives on campus, and graduate students
·  Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
·  In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
·  Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
·  $10,000 stipend

For more information contact: For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2016. Initial notifications of acceptance by March 8, 2016.

Santa Monica Public Library is Hiring! (3 Positions)

Librarian I Youth Services (Bilingual), City of Santa Monica, CA (Apply by 5pm Friday February 12, 2016)
Salary:  $ 5,361 - $ 6,618/mo
The Santa Monica Public Library is currently recruiting to fill a vacancy for a bilingual (English/Spanish) Librarian I.  This position will serve the Pico Branch Library in the Children Services area.  This position will be required to work evenings and weekends. While the current vacancy is in Children Services, the eligibility list established for this classification will be used to fill bilingual (English/Spanish) Librarian I positions throughout the Library.Provides professional library services for library customers. Participates in one or more of the following areas: reference, referral and reader's advisory services, youth services, programming, collection development, acquisitions and invoicing; cataloging, materials circulation, information technology or coordinating a specialized service or program.

Librarian I Youth Services (Permanent/Part-time), City of Santa Monica, CA (Apply by 5pm Friday February 12, 2016)
Salary:  $ 2,681 - $ 3,309/mo
The current opening is for a permanent part-time (20 hours per week) position in the Youth Services Division. Permanent, part-time employees receive the City's full insurance benefits package in addition to pro-rated sick leave, vacation and holiday time. Provides professional library services for library customers. Participates in one or more of the following areas: reference, referral and reader's advisory services, youth services, programming, collection development, acquisitions and invoicing; cataloging, materials circulation, information technology or coordinating a specialized service or program.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Internship, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge campus

The library on the Cambridge campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College is seeking an intern to help with a large clean-up of the library’s catalog. The internship will be unpaid and for the duration of 20 hours. The schedule is fairly flexible; hours can be completed anytime within the hours following:

Mondays 8:00AM-7:30PM
Tuesdays 9:30AM-8:00PM
Wednesdays 8:00AM-3:00PM
Thursdays 9:30AM-8:00PM.

Duties may include:
• Scanning of items for inventory
• Fixing errors in catalog records using ALEPH
• Checking materials in and out to students
• Answering reference questions
• Assisting students with locating appropriate library resources
• Other library related duties as assigned

• Enrollment in a Library Science or Library Tech program

Deadline: February 19th, 2016

To apply please email a resume to

Candice Young
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
300 Spirit River Drive South
Cambridge, MN 55008
Office: 763-433-1975

University of North Dakota is hiring a Head of Library Digital Initiatives, Systems, & Services

Position Title: Head, Library Digital Initiatives, Systems, and Services
Closing Date:   02/12/2016
Hiring Salary:   $75,000 plus/year, Exempt, Full-Time, Benefited

Brief Position Summary:

  • Provide leadership in major digital initiatives that facilitate the development of digital resources and services (such as an Institutional Repository; systems to facilitate Research Data Management, systems to facilitate creation, management, accessibility, and preservation of digital collections; systems to facilitate work with Digital Humanities, etc.) 
  • Collaborates with other technology units and leaders on campus.
  • Provides support to library staff to facilitate effective use of library information systems and computing resources, and advises library units and department heads to accomplish library goals and objectives
  • Provide leadership and direction in planning, coordinating,
  • Contribute to the advancement of the profession and status of the University.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Graduate library degree from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Relevant academic or research library experience.
  • Familiarity with content management systems, web development, user-centric design/accessibility/usability.
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Provide 3 references.

Please apply directly online via the Human Resources website. For more information click here