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

Program News and Events





Call for Submissions

Saturday, August 23, 2014

How to add the Internal MLIS Website as a tab in Kateway

Below are directions for MLIS faculty and students to add the internal MLIS website in Kateway. This website is for program requirements, program information, forms, class calendars, and course schedules. 

1. Login into you Kateway account.
2. Select "Content Layout" on the top left corner.
3. Choose "Add Tab"
4. Write the name (MLIS Program)
5. Select the Framed option. Copy and paste the following:
6. On your Kateway homepage, there should be a tab added to the right linking directly to the internal MLIS website.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Acquisitions and Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, Bethel University

University Library | St. Paul, MN

Job #: PRF0610001
Posting Date: August 20, 2014

12 months
Full Benefits

Job Summary
Responsible for the continuing development of acquisitions and interlibrary loan operations. Provide leadership in designing and monitoring workflows.

See the full job description for more information and how to apply.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reference Assistantship, St. Catherine University Libraray

Position Description
The purpose of the Reference Assistant position is to first provide professional reference service to the University community and, second, to facilitate hands-on learning experience for the graduate student. The Reference Assistant will be mentored by and work alongside four professional reference librarians at the St. Paul Campus. The Assistant may also work with other staff and student employees.

Primary responsibilities
The Reference Assistant will work with the reference librarians to provide reference service throughout the semester. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting students, faculty, and staff with reference and research needs
  • Assisting with library instruction, both one-on-one and in formal classroom settings
  • Creating print and web-based guides
  • Working with librarian to determine future needs
  • Other duties as assigned, depending on library’s needs and Assistant’s skills and qualifications
See the full job description for more information and how to apply.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Library Director, Abbie Greenleaf Library

Franconia, NH

Abbie Greenleaf Library, located in the town of Franconia in the White Mountains region of New Hampshire, is seeking a forward-thinking, energetic and creative individual to serve as its director. The library serves a community of residents and year-round visitors.

The director will manage library staff, develop the library budget, maintain a knowledge of emerging technologies, monitor the library’s web presence (web site and social media), and offer programs of interest to adults and children.

Education and Experience
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science preferred; candidates with partial course work towards a degree or with comparable public library experience are encouraged to apply.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Thirty-hour work week. Two weeks of paid vacation, holidays and health insurance are provided. Six-month probationary period.

Submit a letter of interest with résumé and contact information for three professional references to

The position description is available at

The application deadline is September 10, 2014. In-person interviews will be conducted at the library.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Laura Morlock, MLIS Alumna, at the Alphabet Forest

Read Pioneer Press's "Alphabet Forest grew out of a good idea at the State Fair" by Mary Ann Grossmann. Learn more about the Alphabet Forest and how Laura Morlock, MLIS Alumna and MLIS Office Manager, is leading it this year as the Alphabet Forest Project Coordinator.

Also find out more about volunteering for the Alphabet Forest.

ALISE/ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition

(DEADLINE - September 15, 2014)

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) is now accepting proposals for its 2015 Methodology Paper Competition, sponsored by ProQuest. The purpose of this award is to stimulate communication on research methodologies at ALISE annual conferences.

The competition is open to all types of methodology. Papers must be limited to description and discussion of a research method or a technique associated with a particular research method. (For example, papers may address such areas as sampling, grounded theory, historical methods, or statistical methods.) Papers must explain the particular method/technique, including methodological implications for library and information science. Examples to illustrate its value can come from LIS-related published studies, proposed studies, and works in progress. Papers that stress findings are not eligible for this competition.

See the full description here.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sign up to take LIS 7520: Networks in Fall 2014

Fall Registration is still open! Consider adding the following class to your schedule.

LIS 7520: Networks is designed to provide a foundation for understanding the issues related to computer networking, particularly in the context of libraries and information agencies. In this course, we will investigate the fundamental concepts of networks and network design as well as become familiar with issues related to network equipment installation, support, security, and administration.

  • Learn about the infrastructure on which all library information systems are dependent on.
  • Use the knowledge to be able to manage and communicate library information systems.
  • Get more in-depth information about the general issues of technical systems whether on premise, or external systems and the issues that make them work together.
  • Be able to understand, identify and solve basic issues with technology systems in your environment.

This course is being taught by John Jeries, Chief Information Officer for St. Catherine University.

Four Graduate Assistants Needed for MLIS Faculty

Graduate Assistantship opportunities for the Fall 2014 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of at least ten hours per week. The rate of pay is $12 per hour. The position does not include tuition remission or benefits.

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 12, 2014 or open until filled. Students should apply by email to with the subject line: “MLIS GA Fall 2014” Please note if you have a preference to work with a particular faculty member. Required is a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript from Kateway.

General Requirements:
  • Must have completed LIS 7010.
  • Must have taken or currently be enrolled in LIS 7030 and/or LIS 7040.
  • Must abide by departmental policies and student employment policies in the Student Employment Handbook.
  • Must be able to meet face-to-face with supervisor for regular updates on progress made toward assignment tasks.

Specific Faculty Requirements:

Grealy/Torres: Course requirements waived from General requirements; event planning and access database experience preferred; This position will assist with the MLIS Community Night events and plan the Professional Association Fair for the spring semester.

Dahlen: Assist with course preparation and research regarding digital apps for youth; familiarity with youth services and literature; familiarity with both Mac and PC operating systems; must have strong writing/editorial skills and familiarity with various citation styles; and event planning and organization.

Lesniaski: Completion of LIS 7030; interest in the organization of information; and ability to work independently.

Ross: Completion of LIS 7030; interest in digitization; and interest in metadata.