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Friday, May 22, 2015

Congratulations MLIS Graduates!

Congratulations to the 39 MLIS Spring 2015 Graduates and to the following Scholarship and Award Recipients.

Adam Bezdicek and Assistant Professor Kyunghye Yoon - Spring 2015 Friends of the Library Development and Services Faculty and Student Award
Asst. Prof. Kyunghye Yoon; Adam Bezdicek

Nicole Catlin - Spring 2015 Wilson Scholarship
Nicole Catlin; Asst. Prof. Sarah Dahlen

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Library Assistant/Student Worker (part-time)

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Library seeks a library assistant/student worker. Help support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for DEED staff and partners.

This position will work about 16 hours a week. This is a six-month position that could be extended based on the student’s performance and educational status; we’d love to have someone for 1-2 years. For more information: , search for Posting No. 15DEED000076 or go directly to the posting. DEED is the state's principal economic development agency and its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development. Closing Date: 06/06/2015.

Still Open: Serve at State Library Services as a Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA

Help State Library Services build curriculum to support public libraries in developing, delivering and assessing high-quality, outcome-driven early childhood services that improve school readiness in at-risk populations. Collaborate with youth librarians and childcare providers to establish a framework that nurtures meaningful library-childcare provider partnerships. Apply now to be a Minnesota Literacy Council VISTA at State Library Services (applications accepted until position is filled). The Literacy VISTA will begin a full year of service on August 3, 2015.

The State Library Services Literacy VISTA will be a part of a cohort of more than 30 Minnesota Literacy Council VISTAs working to build a strong foundation for literacy and academic achievement in Minnesota. In return, you receive unique opportunities for personal and professional development, and for building marketable skills in a supportive environment. Learn more about serving as a Literacy VISTA

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Summer 2015 LIS 7040 Cancelled

I am sorry to say that we have been instructed to cancel LIS 7040 for Summer 2015. Our usual requirement for running a class is between 8-12 students. Exceptions have been made in the past, but in today's budgetary environment such exceptions are not easy to make. Although we were given permission to run the class when we had 7-8 classes, now that enrollment has dwindled to 4-5 that permission has been revoked. Reference will be offered in Fall and Spring semesters next academic year, and probably in the following summer. I am truly sorry for the inconvenience to you, the students, and am forever grateful to our wonderful instructor, Deb Rash, for her understanding and flexibility.

Deborah S. Grealy, Ph.D
Associate Dean and Director
Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) Program

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Work Available at the U of M!

The Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) is hiring for multiple positions this summer, with several positions presenting an opportunity to continue into the fall semester.  We are particularly looking for grad students that may have interest in the following opportunities. 

Northside Achievement Zone Community Survey
• Part-Time Data Collector
     o Open to all students and community members
     o 20 hours/week this summer
     o Up to $14/hour

Mapping the Demand for Sex with Trafficking People in Minnesota
• .5 GRA’s
     o Summer and fall/spring 2015-2016
     o $18+tuition benefits during the fall/spring semesters

Monday, May 18, 2015

Assistant Archivist-Illinois

Tills full-time Assistant Arcruvist position is based in the USA-Canada Provincial office located in downtown Crucago, Illinois at 205 West Monroe Street. Under the direction of the Province Arcru vist, this team member's primary functions are to preserve, describe, and make accessible arcruval collections.

The ideal candidate must possess an ALA-accredited MLS degree with specialization in archives administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include a minimum of one year experience processing and working with arcruves;

Media Specialist

South Washington County Schools has a current opening for a Media Specialist (1.0 FTE) at Armstrong Elementary. For more information, please click here.

Media Specialist

Jefferson High School has an opening for a 1.0 FTE media specialist. Come join the Bloomington team. Great things are happening. For more information, please click here.