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Friday, May 27, 2016

2016 Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians & Library Students, Notre Dame University

This immersive 2 ½ day conference offers librarians and library students an opportunity to learn about current research advancements in science. The areas of focus includes small science, public health and disease, and the environment. The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp will strive to cultivate an ongoing learning community of academic and medical librarians dedicated to providing research support to faculty and graduate students.

Quick details:

July 13–15, 2016

Notre Dame University

Notre Dame, IN 46556

Boot Camp website:

Registration is OPEN:

Please contact Thurston Miller ( if you have any questions.

Elementary ITL Specialist opening, Famingington (MN) Public Schools.

Come join us in the Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) department at Farmington Public Schools. We have an opening for a 1.0 FTE elementary ITL specialist. This is position is dedicated to one building on a fixed elementary specialist schedule. A MN media specialist license or progress towards a media license is required. We have a strong ITL department that continues to innovate on a daily basis

This position will be at Meadowview Elementary School. We are located in southern Dakota County. This ITL specialist would teach a hybrid of literacy, library and technology curriculum on a five day schedule to students. All students in the district, K-12, have 1:1 iPads supported by the technology, digital learning, and ITL departments. Don’t let our town name fool you; we don’t have many farms left!

Feel free to get in touch with me, Josh Jackson, at / with any questions about the position or department. The posting can be seen at and the priority deadline for applicants is the end of the month.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Maker Internship Washington County Library

Maker Internship with Washington County Library

The Position
The intern will assist in the coordination and planning of maker activities and programming at Washington County Library. The intern will also help with the organization and evaluation of WCL’s second annual Maker Fest schedule on October 22, 2016. Days and hours are flexible; however, the intern must be available on October 22, 2016, to assist with the Maker Fest program. This is an unpaid position running from August-October 2016, 7-12 hours per week.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
• Work with community members and organizations to facilitate participation in Maker Fest.
• Communicate with the Maker Fest team about needs and goals for the event.
• Attend Maker Fest meetings. Follow-up each meeting with a summary of topics discussed, decisions made, and assigned tasks (i.e. “meeting minutes”) to share with the team.
• Help coordinate during the event with the help of library staff and volunteers. Provide direction for volunteers and staff when appropriate.
• Create and conduct an evaluation to gather responses from community participants and attendees.
• Based on evaluations and current practices in public libraries, create a plan for future Washington County Library maker events and programs for all ages at all branches.

Best qualified applicants will:
• Be a student actively working toward completing a Master’s degree in Library Science
• Have knowledge of Makerspaces, Maker Fests, and the “maker” movement, particularly in public libraries
• Be creative, organized, and reliable
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

To apply submit a resume, a brief cover letter, and contact information to Megan Olson at

VocalEssence RFP for Project Archivist

In preparation for our 50th Anniversary in the 2018-2019 season, VocalEssence is applying for grants to digitize all of our recordings and make them accessible to the public. We just finalized our RFP for a Project Archivist: Audio-Visual Specialist, and we are trying to get the word out to the archivist community.


All inquiries should be directed to:

Katrina Wallmeyer | Director of Development & Communications | VocalEssence | | P: 612.547.1472

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Public Library Services Summer Internship, Hennepin County Library

Public Library Services Internship
Opening Date: 5/20/16
Closing Date: 6/10/16

Job Type: Internship

Hennepin County Library – Excelsior, 337 Water Street, Excelsior, MN
Hennepin County Library – Minnetonka, 17524 Excelsior Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN

To see the online posting on the HCL website to go:

The Position
This position is designed to give Masters in Library and Information Science students experience in assisting with program planning, learning how to provide excellent customer service, and engaging families and youth of all ages while working with library professionals in two busy suburban public libraries. This unpaid internship is from June - August 2016 for 8 - 16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Ensemble Librarian and Coordinator, School of Music, U-MN

The School of Music at the University of Minnesota is hiring a full-time Ensemble Librarian and Coordinator. While this position does not require an MLIS, it is a unique library position in the Twin Cities.

Classification: Executive Office & Admin Spec/1885
Working Title: Ensemble Librarian & Coordinator

This is a 100% time position responsible for supporting all School of Music ensembles with primary responsibilities for bands (excluding marching band), orchestras, choir, jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles and Opera Theatre. The position schedules ensemble auditions, outreach and travel for the ensembles, helps coordinate special events and projects, assists with ensemble recruiting process, and handles the operation of the Ensemble Music Library. The position reports to the Ensemble Office Supervisor.

Essential Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED and four years of relevant office experience beyond high school; training and/or education may be substituted for some of the years of experience. Three years of computer experience in PC & Mac environments including word processing, data entry, web searching and reporting.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment; capacity to multi-task; advanced data entry, spreadsheet and database experience; event coordination experience; attention to detail; strong organizational and time management skills; and excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to include sound judgment and problem-solving skills. Prior related experience working in a student services area in a higher education setting preferred. Familiarity with music cataloguing procedures would be helpful or education and/or experience related to music. Supervisory experience.

For the full posting see the University of Minnesota Employment System:
Posting #309970
The position remains open until filled.

Sr. Analyst, Product Taxonomy, Target Corp.

Target has an opening for a Sr. Analyst, Product Taxonomy.

Job ID BRA000B7J
Date posted 05/19/2016
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota – United States

Description: The (Sr.) Analyst, Product Taxonomy, will participate in designing and executing Target's product taxonomy and developing the metadata and standards which will drive business value across channels. Position is responsible for the delivery of rich, reliable and extensible product data through scalable structure and standards, institutionalizing practices throughout the organization and delivering a best in class model.

For the full job description, including job responsibilities and qualifications, go to:

Paid Summer Internship at Medical Device Innovation Consortium

Clinical Diagnostics
Contrived / Surrogate Samples
Scientific Literature Analysis Internship
Start Immediately

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) Clinical Diagnostics Program is seeking an intern to conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature, FDA IVD guidance documents, and 501(k) (FDA Review) Decision Summaries and PMA SSEDs available via The individual will collect and consolidate references into a catalogued spreadsheet of current and historical uses of contrived/surrogate samples and create a bibliography of identified methodologies on the preparation of contrived specimens either generally or by analyte or measurand type. This is an exciting opportunity for a persistent, self-motivated contributor who enjoys database searching and organizing it in a catalogued spreadsheet and bibliography to be used by the Clinical Diagnostics program to create regulatory science tools. You will have the opportunity to work with Clinical Diagnostic experts at global companies and also the FDA.

This paid internship is to start immediately and run through the end of July, possibly into mid- August. Scientific and technical understanding of Clinical Diagnostics is helpful, but not mandatory. However, excellent research and organization skills, including attention to detail, is important.