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

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Call for Submissions

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.


SALARY:  $41,041.00 /Year
OPENING DATE:  03/26/14
CLOSING DATE:  04/18/14 11:59 PM
This position is responsible for participating in research projects that improve various aspects of state court administration, with a special emphasis on problem-solving courts. The work is concentrated on the (1) collection of data through official records, surveys, and interviews, and special data collection forms and (2) responsibility for the resulting databases.

Participates in collecting research project data from various sources by telephone or through a search instrument; organizes and inputs data into a computerized database; prepares statistical tabulations of data; participates in analyzing data, as directed. Designs, implements, and verifies the integrity of research databases; monitors the collection of data from courts for research projects; reports findings to project managers; designs and produces graphical and tabular displays of data for reports; trains support staff on entering data into the databases. Drafts portions of large proposals and parts of project reports, under guidance.

See more details on the job posting.

Technical Aide Corporate R & D, 3M

Responsibilities include:
This particular position is a temporary, part-time non-exempt assignment with 3M's Technical Aide Program and is not benefit eligible. The Technical Aide Program is designed to support the 3M technical community. As a Technical Aide located in Maplewood, MN you will be assisting the 3M technical staff in the performance of their job responsibilities. It is a great way to get relevant work experience that complements your education.

The position is with 3M Technical Education to assist in the evaluation and implementation of a course catalog for 3M Research and Development. Initially, the technical aide will help populate a simple course catalog using a wiki. Further work will include collecting customer requirements and evaluating potential catalog applications. The technical aide will work for a Research Specialist in 3M's Corporate Research & Development Services Organization.

This position is PART-TIME and limited to working no more than 32 hours per week and 899 hours per service credit year.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jody Williams: Books and Artist's Books

We wanted to let you know about a great upcoming MIA Library Affinity Group Lecture.
Renowned book artist Jody Williams will be presenting a talk entitled, Jody Williams: Books and Artist's Books on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:a.m. in the Friends Community Room at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Hear from this award winning artist about how the importance of libraries, books, and research has influenced her work and passion for making books.

$10; $5 for MIA members; Free for members of the Library Affinity Group
To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or go to

We hope to see you on April 19th!

Enhance your MLA 2014 conference experience through Colleague Connection!

Calling all students who are attending the Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago this May!

Colleague Connection is a mentoring program that pairs newer members or first-time meeting attendees with returning, more experienced members during the 2014 Annual Meeting. The purpose of Colleague Connection is to introduce new attendees to the Medical Library Association and help them get the most out of the Annual Meeting in Chicago.

If you are a new member or first time conference attendee, consider pairing up with an experienced colleague at MLA ‘14! Colleague Connection allows you to have your questions about the conference answered, maximize your time, choose the best programs and meetings to attend, meet new colleagues, build your professional network, and discuss new ideas. Initial contacts made through Colleague Connection can lead to lifelong friendships with your peers and increase your professional network. Don’t be left out - sign up today:

Those who register by Monday May 5th will be guaranteed to receive their mentor before leaving for the meeting. Once assigned, each pair of colleagues will be responsible for working out a time to meet and connect.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Norton (, 352-273-8419).