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Call for Submissions

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ALA 2017 Scholarship Application Opens September 1

If you need a bit of financial help to get through your graduate program, scholarship funds are now available.  The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 available to students who are studying in library science or school library media programs at the master's degree level.  Get your application in early.  The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017.

Scholarships range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  They include scholarships for students who are interested in Children's Librarianship, Youth Librarianship, Federal Librarianship, new media and Library Automation.  In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS. 

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a master’s level program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA.  Take a look at the application and instructions and get started working on your application now.

Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  Complete guidelines and instructions for the nationally reviewed and recognized CAEP/AASL school librarianship education programs are available on the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) website.

The scholarship process is open annually from September through March. For more information, visit the ALA Scholarship page or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279.

The ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse is managed by the ALA Office for Human Resource Development and Recruitment (HRDR) .

Kimberly L. Redd
Program Officer, Education (HRDR) & Certification (APA)
Office for Human Resource Development & Recruitment (HRDR)

Internship with James J. Hill Center

James J. Hill Center Library Services Intern

Organization Overview:

The James J. Hill Center is a nonprofit business reference library located in downtown St. Paul.  We are dedicated to continuing the legacy of one of America’s finest entrepreneurs by creating a gathering place where ideas are shared and put forth that contributes to the economic value of our community.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Curator with Carleton College

Carleton College is seeking a Curator, with the Robert C. Larson '56 Art in the Library Program. Follow this link for details.

Digitization and Metadata Internship with Hennepin County Library

The Special Collections Department of the Hennepin County Library is seeking two interns to perform a variety of scanning and image editing functions for the Library’s digitization program, and also to create metadata for an historic events program collections.  This is an unpaid internship.  Duties include digital scanning of a variety of materials formats using multiple equipment types, image editing using Irfanview, creating metadata using MS Excel spreadsheets, and minor preservation treatments.  Some experience with digital scanning and MS Excel is desirable, but not required.  The internship is a 100-120 hour assignment and will begin late September continuing into December.  8-10 hours per week, M-Th workdays.

Please email or send a resume and brief cover letter to: Ted Hathaway, Hennepin County Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401,

Preservation Internship with Hennepin County Library

The Preservation Department of the Hennepin County Library is seeking one or two interns to assist in an effort to conserve historic county plat maps. This is an unpaid internship. Duties will include map encapsulation, cutting backing sheets, data entry, photography, and other duties as needed. Requirements include a steady hand, attention to detail, the ability to work independently as well as to work in cooperation with others. An interest in book and paper preservation will be helpful. Internship will begin mid to late September and continue to project completion, likely early spring 2017. 8-20 hours per week, M-F workdays.

Please email or send resume and brief cover letter to: Frank Hurley, Preservation Technician, Hennepin County Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401,

Materials Services Specialist with Bethel University

Follow this link to learn more about his position.

Calls for Entry for the 2016-17 Caxton Club Grants

Since 2002, the Caxton Club has awarded thirty-nine recipients grants totaling over $60,000.

The Club, founded in 1895 in Chicago, is devoted to the literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books.

For the 2016-17 academic year, Caxton Club grants are being offered to Midwestern graduate students with projects in the following areas: bibliography, book arts, history of the book, library studies, print culture studies, and zines

For the second year, there is also a grant for a School of the Art Institute of Chicago undergraduate student with a project in book arts, and a scholarship for a Rare Book School student in the Midwest.

The first deadlines are October 1, 2016. See for more information, press releases, and the full calls for entry.

Special Collections Assistant (part-time) with UMN Law Library

To apply for this position, please view the posting at  (Job opening ID 312517)