MLIS Office Contact Information
Email: imdept(at)
Phone: 651-690-6802/651-690-6431
Fax: 651-690-8724

Please send job and internship announcements to the MLIS Program at

MLIS Summit 2014





Call for Submissions

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Volunteer at the Alphabet Forest at the Minnesota State Fair

We’re looking for volunteers to help us promote literacy at the Minnesota State Fair for the third year in a row! St. Kate’s will be helping out at the Alphabet Forest, where fair-themed games and activities have been designed to promote alphabet and vocabulary learning. Our past volunteers have had a lot of fun working with kids and their families, plus you get free admission to the fair for the day.

MLIS students (including new students), faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the program are all invited to help out.

St. Kate's MLIS Day at the Alphabet Forest
Thursday, August 28th
3-hour shifts available between 9 am and 9 pm 
Register to volunteer using our sign up form 
(If you cannot sign up for August 28, please feel free to sign up for another day/shift; all volunteers are welcome!)

Curious about the Alphabet Forest? Check out their page at 

Other questions? Contact Kaia at

Mn eLearning Summit 2014

Mn eLearning Summit 2014 - July 30 and 31 at University of Northwestern - St. Paul.

We look forward to these Summit features:

  1. Keynote Messages:
    "Open, Online and Digital: The Opportunity"(Dr. Cable Green)
    "Education On-Demand ~ In Your Hands." (Dr. Robbie Melton)
  2. A Wide Variety of Breakout and Poster Sessions
  3. Excellent Exhibitors
  4. Professional Networking Opportunities
  5. Giveaways on Wednesday and Thursday  
Due to an increased volume in registration, space is limited at this time.

Digital Technology Specialist, Univ. of Minnesota Law Library (Req. # 192280)

The University of Minnesota Law Library is accepting applications for the position of Digital Technology Specialist.  This is a full-time position, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The complete job posting and application information are available at:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two U of M Library Assistant Jobs

Department: Minitex
(4996) - Library Assistant 2
Full Time:  100% Continuing
Requisition Number: 192258
Date Job Posted: 07/14/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 
Full description found here:


Department: Lib Rsrch/Lrng-Physical Sciences and Engineering
(4997) - Library Assistant 3
Full Time:  100% Continuing
Requisition Number: 192475
Date Job Posted: 07/15/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 
Full description found here:

The Library Assistant 3 position is a member of the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) Department within the Research and Learning Division of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Working out of Walter Library, the incumbent in this position will work with the liaison librarians and library staff of the department to support library services and programs. Duties will include reference and user support including staffing at the Walter Information Desk and virtual reference services, technology and web support to end users and staff, supporting liaison activities, and instructional support through participation in providing instructional workshops.

Required Qualifications include 5 years of relevant library experience (up to 3 years of college education can be substituted for experience), customer service experience, and experience with appropriate technologies and tools.

Position is available immediately. Applications filed by July 29, 2014 will receive first consideration. Applications received after this date are not guaranteed review.

Contact: Jody Kempf (

Save the Dates! 8th Annual Library Technology Conference

The 8th annual Library Technology Conference will be held March 18-19, 2015, on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
The LibTech Conference provides an opportunity for library staff to come together to discuss the changing technologies that are affecting library services; to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to provide a venue where participants can learn skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own library. Sessions are offered on a wide range of topics and at varying skill levels. Anyone interested in the changing technologies that are affecting libraries should plan to attend.

Electronic and Instruction Services Librarian - Open Rank Law Librarian

Texas Tech University School of Law Library is seeking applicants for the position of Electronic and Instruction Services Librarian. The primary duties of this position are to provide exceptional user experience services to library patrons; focus on managing and promoting the Law Library's service, electronic resources, and assisting in the Law Library's information literacy instruction; is responsible for maintaining and updating the Law Library's website; provide reference services as part of the Reference team; participate in the Law Library's faculty liaison program; provide dynamic and proactive support to the Law School's research and learning endeavors; work as part of a reference, instruction, and research support team that interacts with the Law School and University communities and the public; and participate actively in developing and implementing the Law Library's policies, programs, and services to its community of users. This position is a twelve month, tenure-track, law library faculty appointment.

Visit for information regarding the Texas Tech University School of Law Library. TO APPLY: Go to for additional information and to complete the online application by searching under Faculty,

Become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps Tutor

Experience life-changing growth. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps tutor.

Whether you’re looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you’re ready for the next thing. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps tutor and start creating meaningful growth.

We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. Tutors are parents, grandparents, recent college grads, and mid-career professionals. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade or proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. You’ll also see real results and make a lasting impact in our students’ lives, as well as in your own career. You’ll not only tutor students who need extra support; you’ll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community.

During your eleven months of service as a full-time or part-time Minnesota Reading Corps tutor or Minnesota Math Corps tutor, you’ll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you’ll receive a living stipend of about $526 biweekly (full-time) / $263 biweekly (part-time) and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) / $2,822 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary.

Pass the word on to a friend or family member! Learn more and apply at or Strong preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to or call 866-859-2825.

MLA Conference - Call for Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers

If you haven't signed up for this year's Minnesota Library Association annual conference, we hope that you'll join us soon! Our theme this year is Better Together!  The conference will be held October 8-9, 2014 at Mankato's Verizon Wireless Center.

The MLA Annual Conference is a premier educational event attracting more than 500 attendees from across Minnesota, including directors, librarians, trustees, friends, support staff, and others interested in libraries. Additional programs will also be co-sponsored by affiliate library associations and organizations. It's going to be a terrific conference full of folks who love libraries.
You should be there - we're better together!

We have four great opportunities for your organization to join the 2014 lineup: