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Phone: 651-690-6802/651-690-6431
Fax: 651-690-8724

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Program News and Events





Call for Submissions

Thursday, October 30, 2014


University of MN - Crookston LIBRARY

POSITION: Full-time, 10-month position, annual renewable position in the Library at the Crookston campus of the University of Minnesota starting October 20, 2014 as soon as possible thereafter. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. An excellent fringe benefits package is offered.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general direction, plans, organizes and directs the ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials and the automated functions of the library system. Work involves placing orders for library materials and receiving and checking shipments from publishers, cataloging materials, and making materials shelf-ready and maintaining the library's automated system. Specific job duties include: Catalogs library materials. Establishes monitors and evaluates overall program of service for Technical Services department. Develops implements and evaluates policies and procedures for Technical Services. Develops and maintains the library automation system and automated administrative functions. Manages all electronic resources processes including web access, electronic journal access, library OPAC, and e-books. Performs related work as required.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Day in the Life: Panel with Recent Graduates in Non-Traditional Libraries

On Monday, November 10th, please join the St. Kate’s ALASC and SLA student groups to hear a panel of recent St. Kate's alumni talk about their work in special libraries and non-traditional fields. They will share how they found their current positions, what a typical day involves for them, and which of their student experiences benefited them most as they entered the job market. Panelists include:
  • Andrew Crow, Knowledge Consultant Librarian, Allina
  • Natalie Reynolds, Digital Librarian, SpliceTV (former)
  • Amelia Snetting, Creative Assets & Archives Specialist, DAHL Consulting, Inc.
  • Margit Wilson, Assistant Librarian, Walker Art Center
  • Kathryn Zielski, Community Engagement Librarian, Third Iron
The program will be held in CdC 20, beginning at 6:00pm. Snacks will be served!

User Experience Librarian

Assistant or Associate Professor, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Responsibilities:  The University of Illinois Library’s Office of User Services seeks an energetic, creative, and highly collaborative librarian to initiate and coordinate a range of activities to enhance users’ interactions with the Library and its resources.  As part of a cross-departmental initiative (including user-facing services and IT personnel), the User Experience (UX) Librarian will investigate, plan, and develop projects to improve user engagement across Library online and physical services.  Working collaboratively to enhance and extend existing expertise within the Library, the UX Librarian will lead efforts to improve the ease of use, visual appeal, adoptability, and desirability of library websites, services, and facilities.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Celebration of Life for Chris Olson


Chris Dennis Olson
June 25, 1962 - September 28, 2014
You are invited to attend the Celebration of Life for Chris Olson on Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:00 (with program starting at 6:00 pm.) at Rauenhorst Hall (ballroom) in the Coeur de Catherine building at  the University of St. Catherine. Sponsored by MELSA, Ron Erickson, and St. Catherine University’s MLIS Program.

RSVPs appreciated.  651-645-5731   /

St. Paul Campus Map:
Parking should be in the O'Shaughnessy Parking Lot here:

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

St. Kate's Library APA Workshop for Graduate Students

Registration is now open for "APA: A la carte," an APA workshop for graduate students. Presented by St. Kate's librarians, topics covered will include writing tips, formatting, citing sources in APA style, and strategies to avoid plagiarism. (The workshop is a slightly modified repeat of last year's popular offering).
Note: This is not an introductory APA workshop; a basic familiarity with APA guidelines is assumed.
An optional hour-long RefWorks workshop will follow at 12:30 in library classroom 110.
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9am - noon (check-in with coffee begins at 8:30)
Where: St. Paul Campus Library, Coeur de Catherine, lower level rooms 17, 18, & 20
Who: Any student currently enrolled in a St. Kate's graduate program
Registration is required and space is limited. To register visit:
Questions? Contact Sue Gray ( or Kathi Rickert (

SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

Awarded biannually since December 2011, the SALALM Scholarship was established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies academic librarianship.

Beginning with the fall 2014 competition, a conference travel award of up to $1500 will be given to a master’s student in an ALA-accredited library and information science or archival studies program to defray the costs of attending the SALALM annual conference. The next conference will be June 13-17, 2015, hosted by Princeton University.

Awardees will be asked to write a summary of their conference experience, to be posted on the SALALM website.

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections, and services. The SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship will include a one-year membership in the organization.

Deadlines are November 30 and March 15.

For more information, go to the SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship page.

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Booked for the Evening Event

Librarians, parents, book-lovers, educators, and teachers:
Our panel of expert librarians and MLIS alumnae will highlight books for primary, intermediate, young adult, and non-fiction readers, and the people who help guide them in their reading.

Children’s & Young Adult Literature Review
Event Details: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University
$20.00 per person, $10.00 for members of a religious order, FREE to students.

Young Adult Librarian, Shorewood Public Library

Shorewood, Wisconsin
  • Seeking a full-time young adult librarian to serve teens in grades 6-12.
  • Starting Pay: $20.82. Good benefits.
  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references, along with a Village of Shorewood job application, to Emily Passey. Assistant Director:
  • Please call (847-2670) or email Emily with questions.
Deadline to apply: 5:00 p.m., October 27, 2014.