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Phone: 651-690-6802
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Program News and Events





Call for Submissions

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Friends of the Library Development and Services (FLDS) Award

Description & Purpose

This award is made possible by an endowment through the Friends of the Library Development and Services (FLDS) Fund to support collaborative research between students and faculty in the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University on a topic that is explicitly related to library and information science. The number of awards disbursed each year may vary, and the amount of funding may vary as well. The funds may be used for the following: supplies, books, travel, or stipend.

Minneapolis Institute of Art Talk: The Threatened Manuscripts of Timbuktu

The African Art Affinity and Library Affinity Groups would like to invite you to a talk by Charles Stewart titled "The Threatened Manuscripts of Timbuktu: Saving Sacred Words in a Secular World." Stewart is emeritus professor of history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and serves at the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa at Northwestern University.
The talk will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 6:30pm in the Pillsbury Auditorium.

To register go to:

Webinar: Creating Welcoming and Accessible Libraries for Children with Disabilities

Upcoming Webinar: Creating Welcoming and Accessible Libraries for Children with Disabilities.
Big or small, rural or urban--all public libraries serve children with disabilities in their
communities. Please join librarian and advocate, Renee Grassi, as she shows how your library can develop an awareness and an enhanced spirit of inclusion to children with disabilities and their needs for library service. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to perform a community needs assessment and advocate for families, forge new partnerships with other agencies and organizations, and find new and innovative children’s programming and outreach ideas. Participants will also learn about accessible customer service and different approaches to re-evaluate existing children’s programs to attract a more inclusive audience.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
10:00 - 11:00 AM CST

To Register go to:

Library Director at Cretin-Derham Hall High School

Position: Library Director – Cretin-Derham Hall High School

Description: Cretin-Derham Hall is a Catholic coeducational high school serving 1225 students in grades 9-12. CDH is cosponsored by the Brothers of the Christian Schools and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. CDH is located in the city of Saint Paul, MN and students come from Saint Paul, as well as the south, east and north suburbs of the Twin Cities.

The library director guides and directs all activities related to the library program, including evaluation, acquisition, circulation and inventory of resources, information literacy planning and instruction, and staff supervision.  Working with teachers to identify curricular needs and learning outcomes, the director will coordinate and teach the necessary skills to utilize print and digital information resources. The director also fosters reading through collection development, preparation and delivery of book talks, and coordination of a student book club. The director serves in a leadership position with other department heads, under the leadership of the principal.

This is a full-time position. The work schedule follows that of the school’s academic calendar.

·         Masters in Library and Information Science, ALA accredited program preferred
·         MN Licensed media specialist, K-12 required
·         Teaching experience preferred
·         Experience working in a school library environment with knowledge of library processes and protocols preferred
·         Strong administrative skills for planning, budgeting, training, supervising, and coordinating all program aspects.

Please send credentials, resume, cover letter and recommendations to Ms. Mona Passman, Principal at Application deadline is April 3, 2017.

Library Media Specialist For Bemidji Area Schools

Bemidji Area Schools is looking for a Library Media Specialist.  Applicants must be licensed by the Minnesota Department of Education as a Library Media Specialist.
To apply go to:
Please attach a cover letter, resume, three letters of recommendations and transcripts to the application.

James J. Hill Center Library Services Intern

Internship Opportunity:
We are looking for a current MLIS student or recent graduate to join our staff as an intern. While the internship is unpaid, our library is unique and can offer you the opportunity to learn a diverse set of skills. The Hill Center library is a special collection, a scholarly reference library, and a library that is open to the public, a rare combination. The collection also contains a variety of materials that will allow you to work with current, state-of the-art databases, alongside older archival materials of historic importance. The ideal candidate is passionate about library service and excited by the possibilities this library has to offer.

James J. Hill Center Front Desk Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity:
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help staff our front desk and welcome patrons. The ideal candidate is reliable, personable, detail-oriented, and passionate about customer service and library services experience.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 Greeting and directing incoming visitors.
 Answering and transferring calls on a multi-line phone system.
 Recording visitor traffic with a user-friendly web form.
 Completing special projects related to library and mission-related organizational activities.

Out of State Opportunities

Children Services Librarian, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY
Youth Services Librarian, Skokie Public Library, Skokie, IL
Visiting Residency Librarian, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
County Librarian,  County of Fresno, Fresno, CA
Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY