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Program News and Events





Call for Submissions

Friday, February 24, 2017

9th QQML 2017 Call for papers

9th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries is beinh held in Limerick, Ireland, on 23‐26 May 2017. They are having a call for papers for the following topics.

Registration for the 32nd annual NASIG Conference is open

Registration for the 32nd annual NASIG Conference is open. In order to get the member rate, you must login on the NASIG website prior to registering for the conference.
In order to avoid selling out our block of conference rate hotel rooms, the link to reserve a hotel room at the Westin is tied to registration for the first three weeks. After you register for the conference, you will receive a link to the conference rate at the Westin in your confirmation email. This is the first time we’ve implemented this policy, and we know that some of you may have concerns and questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification. We can’t promise an immediate reply, but we will answer your questions as soon as we can.
There are some extra event options for attendees that can be included in your registration or paid separately through a second “registration” if your institution requires that. These need to be purchased in advance of the conference, and will not be available on-site:

  • Indianapolis Indians game – reserved block of seats for $14 ea.
  • Dallara IndyCar Factory opening reception – framed photo with a show car with the NASIG logo for $10 ea.
  • Dallara IndyCar Factory opening reception – street legal race car ride for $20 ea. (limited availability)
We are excited to welcome you to the NASIG 2017 conference, featuring speakers Dr. Michel Dumontier, April Hathcock, and Carol Tilley, as well as a wide range of discussions on topics about the information resources lifecycle! NASIG has been and continues to be a top-notch opportunity for networking and continuing education for professionals across all aspects of scholarly communications, electronic resources, and serials.
There is a special student rate - see the following link for details on the rates:

Two Positions Available at Concordia College Moorhead

First Year Experience (FYE) Librarian
The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library at Concordia College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for the position of First Year Experience (FYE) Librarian to begin August 2017. The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library is a teaching library where all of its librarians are engaged in library instruction and information literacy skill development. As the college makes strategic investments in integrative learning, digital scholarship, and readiness for life after college, this reconfigured position will add to our existing personnel who focus on teaching and learning. The FYE Librarian will coordinate an established, successful first year program, collaborating with other librarians and staff to pursue strategic priorities of the library and the college.
For more information and to apply, please visit:

Curriculum Center Librarian
The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library at Concordia College seeks an innovative librarian interested in collaboration with faculty and students in education and other academic departments to begin August 2017. The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library is a teaching library closely engaged with campus curricula and programs. The Curriculum Center Librarian will provide leadership for the Curriculum Center and as part of a team of librarians provides teaching and reference services, contributes to campus initiatives in integrative learning and digital scholarship, and builds print and digital collections to serve the teaching and research needs of undergraduate students. The successful candidate for this position will join a college community committed to integrative learning and responsible engagement in the world as well as a vibrant regional education community that includes five higher education institutions and four area school districts.
For more information and to apply, please visit:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

James J. Hill Library Services Internship

Organization Overview:
The James J. Hill Center is a nonprofit business reference library located in downtown St. Paul. We are dedicated to continuing the legacy of one of America’s finest entrepreneurs by creating a gathering place where ideas are shared and put forth that contributes to the economic value of our community.

The Hill continues to serve as a trusted resource for entrepreneurs who need relevant and current information to grow their businesses. We offer individualized services at each stage of business development: exploration, launch, growth, management, and maturation. In addition, we have partnered with other cultural organizations to host concerts, book readings, lectures, and art exhibits.

Internship Opportunity:
We are looking for a current MLIS student or recent graduate to join our staff as an intern. While the internship is unpaid, our library is unique and can offer you the opportunity to learn a diverse set of skills. The Hill Center library is a special collection, a scholarly reference library, and a library that is open to the public, a rare combination. The collection also contains a variety of materials that will allow you to work with current, state-of the-art databases, alongside older archival materials of historic importance. The ideal candidate is passionate about library service and excited by the possibilities this library has to offer.

Click on Read More to see responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Call for Participation MLIS Student Poster Fair

Students in the MLIS/SLMS Program are invited to participate in the MLIS Student Poster Fair on the evening of Monday, April 24, 2017 as part of the 2017 MLIS Annual Summit. The Poster Fair will showcase student activities/projects/papers etc. for the past two years. The first 10 participants to sign up will receive a free foam poster board. For more information go to the online registration form.

ARMA International Educational Foundation Scholarships

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is excited to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in graduate-level education programs.
This year, the Foundation will be offering three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 (one award) and $1,000 (two awards).
These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.
The application deadline is March 31, 2017.
For more information and the application, please visit:

SEI 2017 Scholarship

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are excited that the Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously agreed to sponsor six scholarships for SEI 2017, which will be held June 6-9, 2017, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Advocate for your profession, grow in your skill set, network with colleagues around the nation, gather in the Research Triangle!

For more information about the instructors, curriculum, and to REGISTER, visit:

Social Sciences and Professional Programs Department Director

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus Libraries seeks a forward-looking and creative academic professional to develop a shared vision of library programs and resources to meet the needs of the University’s social sciences and professional programs.