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, April 23, 2014

Library Assistant, Employment & Econ Development Dept

$ 13.93-$ 16.98 hourly
Deadline extended to May 9.

Working Title: Library Assistant
Hiring Agency: Employment & Econ Development Dept
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 14DEED000082
Employment Conditions: Limited, Part-time , 20% 

Job Description:
This position will work about 10-15 hrs a week, for 6 months.

Help support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for DEED staff and partners. DEED is the state's principal economic development agency and its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.Duties:
  1. Assist librarian with collection management. 
  2. Oversee library facility, maintaining computers and other equipment.
  3. Update library's website.
Please note that this position would initially be set up for 6 months, with the possibility of an extension, up to 36 months.

Learn more about ebooks with Explore eBooks MN

Join fellow public, academic, school and special librarians in a statewide effort to explore the integration of eBooks into libraries, grow an understanding of how eBooks and digital content impact libraries, and engage in conversation around the future of eBooks in Minnesota. The Explore eBooks MN series of events will combine the internal expertise of Minnesotans with perspectives from national eBook innovators to further our professional understanding and build consensus. Expand your knowledge base by attending any or all of the events. Improve your library’s capacity to embrace a digital future by participating in each Explore eBooks MN event.
Live Webinars
  1. eBook Basics, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
  2. Access to eBooks: Challenges Facing Libraries and Publishers, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
  3. eBooks in Libraries: Consortial Models, Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
  4. eBooks in Libraries: A Business Models Overview, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 1-2:15 p.m.
  5. eContent Creation in Libraries, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
Explore eBooks MN Summit
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Check the website regularly for more details and registration information:

Sheri Ross, St. Catherine University MLIS faculty member, and LeAnn Suchy, St. Catherine University Educational Technology & Reference Librarian and MLIS adjunct faculty member, are on the panel for the first webinar on Wednesday, April 30.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Society of American Archivists Student Chapter meeting

The next Society of American Archivists Student Chapter meeting will be this Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 in CdC, Room 18. We hope you can join us!
For more information about our group, check out our new website:

or email

Interdisciplinary Science Librarian, Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an interdisciplinary science librarian.

The interdisciplinary science librarian is the liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science and Natural Science. They develop and teach classes to educate students on research practices, as well as provide research assistance to Div I, Div II, and Div III students. The interdisciplinary science librarian is responsible for collection development which updates materials, seeks new purchases to keep curricular needs current, stewards innovative collections and programs such as the Lending Seed Library and Game Library, and oversees budget allotments. The librarian, an integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, will have knowledge of e-science resources, open access, and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, especially as they support undergraduate research and teaching. In addition, the librarian represents the library in various Hampshire and Five College committees and working groups.

See more details on the job posting.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Librarian I Reference/Web Rochester Public Library

Rochester Public Library, MN seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic Reference/Web Librarian who has a passion for technology, teaching, and public services. The successful candidate will possess outstanding customer service skills, superior talent for teaching adults in a classroom setting,
the ability to create engaging content for the library's online presence, and exceptional skills for locating and providing information for the public.

See more details on the City of Rochester job posting page.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Older Adults and the Web course this fall 2014

Fall 2014 students, consider the service-learning course: LIS 7380 Older Adults and the Web!

¨ Learn about services to the fastest growing user population
¨ Use your knowledge and skills to serve the community
¨ Get hands on professional experience collaborating with Anoka County Librarians
¨ Hone your project management and leadership skills
¨ Find creative solutions to real library problems

LIS 7380 Course Description:
      An introduction to issues and practices related to the online information seeking of older adults and the implications for the information professions. Topics include: the impacts of aging on society; older adults' information seeking behavior and computer and web use; best practices for teaching older adults; library services and advocacy for older adults; and engaging older adult volunteers. A major component of the course is service learning – active, engaged learning integrated with socially responsible practice. Students collaborate with a library, residential center, or other community organization to create a project or service to benefit older adults. Students will use research skills in an evidence-based assessment of their work in the service-learning project. 

3 credits. Prerequisites: LIS 7010, 7030, 7040, 7050, or by permission of the instructor.

Questions? Contact Joyce Yukawa at:

Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research

Institution: University of North Dakota
Position Type: 3000 Professional/3405 Educational Services Professional
Date Posted: 4/16/2014
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Title: Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research
Location: School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Department: Library of the Health Sciences
Salary: $60,000 plus/year, Exempt, Full-time, Benefitted, Position will remain open until filled. Applications received by April 15 will receive first consideration.
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-4:30

Position Details:
This position will provide leadership to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in the analysis, design, development, implementation and  evaluation of technology-based instructional programming in a variety of formats for online, in-person and hybrid courses; provide specialized reference and research services to SMHS and the College of Nursing (CON)  faculty, researchers and students; and provide education in the use of health information resources to students, faculty and researchers of the SMHS and the CON  in support of their curricula. 

See more details on the job posting.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

SLA Annual Conference Scholarship

The 2014 SLA Conference will be held in Vancouver, B.C. on June 8th through 10th

The St. Catherine University's Special Library Association Student Group will offer a $1,500 scholarship for a student to attend the conference. The scholarship will be paid as a reimbursement for travel, lodging, registration, and food expenses relating to conference attendance.
St. Kate's MLIS students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay of no more than 1,500 words.

• Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:
• Evidence of involvement in SLA and the St. Kate's student group;
• How you will use your participation to promote and improve St. Kate's MLIS program;
• How attending the SLA conference will impact your career and/or education; and
• Demonstration of commitment to the field of special librarianship.

Submit applications to Assistant Professor Kyunghye Yoon at by April 21, 2014.
Essays will be judged by the SLA Minnesota Chapter Awards Committee.

Announcement to be made April 28, 2014.