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Email: imdept(at)stkate.edu
Phone: 651-690-6802
Fax: 651-690-8724

NOTICE: This blog will no longer be updated as of April 8, 2017.
Please visit the new LIS Department website at lis.stkate.edu.

Send news, job, internship, scholarship announcements etc. to the MLIS Program at imdept@stkate.edu

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Registrati​on is open for 2011 Branch Out Conference - Aug 2-3, 2011 (Northfiel​d)

As the Branch Out Committee prepares for the conference, we would like your assistance in reaching library para-professionals who may be interested in attending the conference. We would really appreciate it you could forward this email to anyone who may have an interest in attending the conference.


2011 Branch Out Conference
August 2nd - 3rd
St. Olaf College - Northfield, MN

Conference website: http://www.branchoutmn.org/

Registration link: http://www.branchoutmn.org/2011%20Registration%20form.pdf

Branch Out is a conference designed by and for library para-professionals, support staff, and media specialists. Its purpose is to bring library staff from all around Minnesota and the surrounding region together for career development and networking opportunities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email Laurie.Kodet@ci.northfield.mn.us or phone at 507-645-6606.

Thank you so much for your assistance.

Laurie A Kodet
Lead Circulation Clerk
Northfield Public Library
507-645-6606
Laurie.Kodet@ci.northfield.mn.us

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Information for the Summer 2011 Session

All Summer 2011 Syllabi have been posted.

Upcoming Dates


Friday, May 27 - Monday, May 30: The St. Paul Campus Bookstore is closed.
Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30: The University is closed
Tuesday, May 31: The first day of the Summer 2011 session.
Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4: The University is closed

Coeur de Catherine Summer Hours


Monday - Saturday from 7:00am - 10:00pm
Sunday from 9:00am - 6:00pm

St. Catherine University Library Summer hours.


Saturday, May 21 - June 30, the St. Paul Campus library will be open:
Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 9:15pm
Saturday from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday, July 5 - August 7, the St. Paul Campus library will be open:
Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 9:15pm
Saturday from 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday from 12:00am - 4:00pm

For Memorial Weekend, the St. Paul library will be open on Friday, May 27 from 8:00am - 6:00pm and closed Saturday, May 28 - Monday, May 30. For the Fourth of July Holiday, the St. Paul library will be open on Friday, 8:00am - 7:00pm and closed Saturday, July 2 - Monday, July 4.

Dining Room Summer Hours


Coffee Shop: Monday-Friday from 7:00am - 11:00am
Dining Room: Monday - Friday from 11:00am-1:30pm

During WEC weekends:
Coffee Shop: Saturday & Sunday from 7:00am-11:00am
Dining Room: Saturday from 11:00am-1:30pm and Sunday Closed

Support PATRIOT Act Reforms [MNLibLeg]

Hello!

The Minnesota Legislature may have adjourned but the U.S. House & Senate are currently in session and I wanted to make you aware of advocacy support needed at the national level. The American Library Association (ALA) is calling on library supporters to contact their Senators to support reforms to the USA Patriot Act. According to the ALA, “we seek reforms that include better protection for library users and all “readers” from needless intrusion into reading and Internet records and other personal data. Additional reforms should include shorter sunsets, fixing problems with gag orders, restricting First Amendment rights, and increased reporting and oversight of law enforcement’s use of PATRIOT provisions.”

More information on this call for support is available from ALA's District Dispatch. Go to this Action Alert found at the ALA's Legislative Action Center, where you can easily access a prepared email statement and by quickly filling in your contact information, you can send Senators Klobuchar and Franken an email urging them to support reforms of the USA Patriot Act.

Thanks!
Michael


Michael Scott
Assistant Director
Southeastern Libraries Cooperating
2600 19th Street NW
Rochester, MN 55901
507-288-5513 Phone
507-288-8697 Fax
mscott@selco.info

Legislativ​e Update [MNLibLeg]

Today Governor Dayton vetoed all of the budget bills passed by the Legislature. He issued detailed veto messages on each of the bills. Here is a link to the Governor's press release: http://mn.gov/governor/newsroom/pressreleasedetail.jsp?id=102-11292
The press release includes links to each of the veto messages.

Elaine Keefe
Capitol Hill Associates
525 Park Street, Suite 310
St. Paul, MN 55103
office 651-293-0229
cell 612-590-1244
fax 651-293-0229

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

KatieClick: For jobs and internships

Find all Library Science related job and internship postings on Katieclick. MLIS related positions can be found under the One-Click Searches. Career Development provides handy tips for using KatieClick.

KatieClick is a fantastic new resource for St. Kate's alums to search for mid and senior level jobs. Alums can also post positions for other Katies free of charge! Visit our website at: www.stkate.edu/alumcareers for more details.

Employer can post to KatieClick here: http://stkateu.experience.com/emp/sblogin

There is NO CHARGE to employers to use this service as long as you choose the St. Catherine University network and use the basic post option. An employer quickstart guide is available on our website at: http://minerva.stkate.edu/careers.nsf/pages/recruiting

Legislative Update [MNLibLeg]

The 2011 legislative session ended last night at midnight. With no budget deal in place and the sure knowledge that a special session will occur at some point to enact a budget, the Capitol was lacking in the frenzied energy that normally characterizes the last day of the session. Governor Dayton has said he will not call a special session until a budget has been agreed upon. Given how far apart he and Republican legislative leaders remain, it could be a long time before an agreement is reached.

Budget Bills: The Governor must take action today on the omnibus education budget bill. There is no question that he will veto it. The other budget bills (including the tax bill and the higher education bill) were delivered to his office a day later, so he has until tomorrow to act on them.

Legacy: In a surprising twist, the Legacy bill was not approved by the House last night. Earlier in the day the bill passed the Senate by a vote of 54-11. Although it was well known that there was strong opposition in the House to a provision in the bill exempting the Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council from the state's open meeting law, most observers expected the bill to pass in the end. After a spirited debate, the House voted overwhelmingly to return the Legacy bill to conference committee. Later the House reversed course and narrowly voted to reconsider that motion. However, the bill never came to a vote in the House as a filibuster of sorts took place in the last few hours of the session. DFLers did most of the talking, but a few Republicans joined in as well, and it was clear that the House leadership was making no effort to cut off debate and ensure that a vote took place before midnight. Because of the provision in the bill prohibiting Legacy funds from being spent until a biennial budget is enacted, some legislators argued that it didn't matter if the Legacy bill failed to pass during the regular session. We can expect the Legacy bill to be on the agenda when a special session is eventually held to enact a budget.

Elaine Keefe
Capitol Hill Associates
525 Park Street, Suite 310
St. Paul, MN 55103
office 651-293-0229
cell 612-590-1244
fax 651-293-0229
elaine@capitolhillassoc.com

From the MNLibLeg mailing list
MNLibLeg@mnlibraryadvocacy.org
http://mnlibraryadvocacy.org/mailman/listinfo/mnlibleg_mnlibraryadvocacy.org

Monday, May 23, 2011

Open Position: LIBRARY/INFORMATION RESOURCE SERVICES SPEC SR - Apply by June 6

The Minnesota Department of Revenue is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time Library/Information Resource Services position. This position provides specialized library services for the Minnesota Department of Revenue. Duties include planning for and leading the operation of a comprehensive library for the department, providing access for end-user searching and desktop delivery of information resources, conducting reference searches and research for specialized tax information, cataloging materials, and maintaining a circulation system for a wide variety of tax related periodicals and journals. This part-time position may work up to 80% time. Starting salary is $20.02 - 23.74/hour.

To qualify, candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or higher that includes training in Library Science, and training and/or experience maintaining and managing library resources and conducting reference searches and training and/or experience using library databases and systems.

To view full job announcement and instructions on how to apply on line, go to the State Careers web site at www.careers.state.mn.us and search for posting number 11REV000211.

On line resumes must be received by June 6, 2011.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, May 27:

Winter 2011 grades are due.

Friday, May 27:

The St. Catherine University St. Paul Campus Bookstore will be closed. The Bookstore reopens Tuesday, May 31

Tuesday, May 31:

The summer session begins The MLIS Program has one summer session.

Wednesday, September 7:

The Fall semester begins.

Find these dates and more on the MLIS website in Kateway. (Internal MLIS Website: To access this site, for class calendars, course schedules, and other program information, start by signing into Kateway. On the Home tab and in the Find it Your Way box, type in Master of Library and Information Science Program. Follow the link that will pop up to the Internal MLIS Website.)

Thursday, June 2:

The next ALA Student Chapter meeting.

Congratulations to the May 2011 Graduates!

Commencement is Saturday, May 21 at 11:00am in the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium.

The MLIS Graduate Reception was held Monday, May 16. Announced at the reception was the winner of the MLIS Scholarship, the graduates who were awarded the Sister Marie Cecilia Marzolf, CSJ Founder's Award, and the recipients of the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.


The faculty of the MLIS program at St. Catherine University awarded the MLIS scholarship, a merit-based scholarship for academic excellence and leadership potential, to Brian Huffman.



Christine Simon and Michael Mitchell were both given the Sister Marie Cecilia Marzolf, CSJ Founder’s Award and will have their names engraved on the Founder’s Award plaque in the MLIS Student Lounge. The Sister Marie Cecilia Marzolf, CSJ Founder’s Award is given each semester to the student(s) whom the faculty has identified as the most outstanding MLIS graduate of the semester.

Dawn Lyons, Emily Prebich, Christine Simon, Brett Stursa, Sara Zettervall and Michael Mitchell are the 2011 recipients of the Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.



The Student Governance Organization presented the graduates with a MLIS Alumni pin. Graduates who were unable to attend can pick up their pin from their student mailbox.

Register with the Alumnae/i Association online. They will be hosting a summer picnic for LIBS and MLIS Graduates on Thursday, June 9 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the quad area of the St. Catherine University St. Paul Campus.

Reminder for May 2011 graduates: All student accounts such as email, Kateway, etc will stay active for two years after graduation. If you have not done so already, don't forget to turn in your resume to the MLIS Office.

MLIS Summit 2011 - Thank you to all those who came



The MLIS Summit was on Monday, May 2 in Rauenhorst Hall at St. Catherine University. The event featured Kim Dority as the Keynote Speaker who presented on "Yes, in Fact, You Are Geting the World's Coolest Graduate Degree." There were also four ignite speakers: Jennifer Nelson (Senior Grant Writer, Project for Pride in Living), Jenel Farrell (Digital Archivist, Minnesota Public Radio), Ann Walker-Smalley (Director, Metronet), and Cody Hanson (Web Architect & User Experience Analyst, University of Minnesota & MLIS Alumni).

Jennifer Nelson, Jenel Farrell, Kim Dority, Ann Walker Smalley, and Cody Hanson
(Jennifer Nelson, Jenel Farrell, Kim Dority, Ann Walker Smalley, and Cody Hanson)

Thank you to each of the speakers for inspiring us with their expertise and knowledge of the profession.



Thank you to the students, alumni, faculty, adjunct faculty and stakeholders who attended the summit. Thank you to the MLIS Advisory Council and Student Governance Organization for their contributions in planning and assisting at the event.

Course Spotlight - LIS 7870: Legal Information Resources (CRN: 40295)

Sign Up for one of these Summer 2011 Courses. These courses are still looking for more students to register.

LIS 7870: Legal Information Resources (CRN: 40295)
Megan Jens

Course Dates: Mondays and Wednesday from 6-9:00pm

Basic legal questions from patrons are common in all libraries, be they public, corporate, or law - are you ready to help your patrons find answers? LIS 7870 will focus on the practical aspects of legal research. Students will receive hands-on training in the use of print legal materials, such statute books and case reporters, and in-depth instruction in the Westlaw and Lexis Databases.

Course Description: Introduction to legal information. Includes national, state and international bibliography with special attention to online full-text resources available via the Internet and legal databases including LEXIS and WESTLAW.

Prerequisites: LIS 7010, 7040.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Course Spotlight - LIS 7800: Health Sciences Librarianship (CRN: 40294)

Sign Up for one of these Summer 2011 Courses. These courses are still looking for more students to register.

LIS 7800: Health Sciences Librarianship (CRN: 40294)
Linda Watson

Course Dates: Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 9, 16, 23 from 9-3:00pm

Course Description: Introduction to health sciences librarianship and the environment in which it operates. Includes an orientation to the healthcare field, a review of health sciences library operations and administration, and discussion of library service models. Topics include organization of space and services, financial management, consumer health, technology applications, evidence-based medicine and distance education.

Prerequisites: LIS 7010, 7030, 7040

Course Spotlight: LIS 7610 - Public Relations (CRN: 40328)

Sign Up for one of these Summer 2011 Courses. These courses are still looking for more students to register.

LIS 7610: Public Relations (CRN: 40328)
Chris Olson

Course Dates: Mondays and Wednesday from 6-9:00pm

Course Description: A course focusing on skills needed by libraries to research, plan and implement an effective public relations program for all types of libraries. Five components are covered: general background, planning, design, implementation and marketing of the library.

Prerequisites: LIS 7010, 7030, 7040; and 7700 or 7730

Thursday, May 12, 2011

MLIS Community Nights

Reception for MLIS Graduates. Monday, May 16 from 6:30-8:00pm in CdC 401. All MLIS students are welcome to attend. Come celebrate with the graduates and enjoy this evening with refreshments sponsored by the Student Governance Organization. The Founder’s Award , MLIS Scholarship, and Who’s Who recipients will be announced.

ALA Student Chapter Meeting. The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 2 at 5:00pm.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

The last day of the Winter 2011 semester is Sunday, May 15. Commencement is on Saturday, May 21. Grades are due Friday, May 27.

Sunday, May 15 is the deadline to apply for graduation in December 2011. The graduation checklist on internal MLIS website inside Kateway. Choose Checklist LIS drop down menu. (Internal MLIS Website: To access this site, for class calendars, course schedules, and other program information, start by signing into Kateway. On the Home tab and in the Find it Your Way box, type in Master of Library and Information Science Program. Follow the link that will pop up to the Internal MLIS Website.)

The MLIS Program has one summer session. The summer session begins Tuesday, May 31.

Contribute to the MLIS Zee Map

View and contribute to the Best MLIS Program in MN (Zee Map). Here you can see where Students, Alumni, and Faculty have presented, completed internships, and where they are working: http://www.zeemaps.com/map?group=147913

Donate Blood to the American Red Cross

Due to the massive tornado that recently hit Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the University of Alabama suggests donating blood to the American Red Cross as a way to help. It can be designated for Tuscaloosa. Find an American Red Cross location by you at http://www.redcrossblood.org/northcentral.

April 2011 Streaming News from the Minnesota Department of Education

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/Learning_Support/Library_Services/Newsletter/index.html

Read about "A New Chapter Begins for Library and Information Science Honor Society" on the new Beta Phi Mu chapter in Minnesota and "Minnesota Librarians In Print and Online" mentions the recent publication of "Credibility Judgment and Verification Behavior of College Students Concerning Wikipedia" in the April issue of First Monday by Dr. Sook Lim and Christine Simon, who will be graduating this semester.

From the ALA Student Chapter




The ALA Student Chapter is hosting an end of the year happy hour, and you're invited! Join us on Sunday, May 15, from 5:30pm (or whenever you get there after class) to 7:30pm at Sweeney's Saloon (http://www.sweeneyssaloon.com/) in the Wine Bar Room. They have happy hour specials until 6pm, plus trivia (THE game of librarians!) starting at 7pm. Please join us and bring a friend!

Want to receive updates (no spam!) from the ALA Student Chapter on our upcoming activities? Send an email to ala-students@stkate.edu with "subscribe info only" in the subject line. You can also like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/alastkate.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

MLIS Community Nights

SGO Meeting.
Thursday, May 5 at 5:15pm CdC 19. All MLIS Students are invited to attend.

Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting
Monday, May 9 from 5-6:00pm in CdC 362. See PLG's website at http://stkatesplg.wordpress.com/ .

MLIS Student Posters & Paper Presentations.
Monday May, 9 from 5:30-8:00pm in the MLIS Classrooms. See below for which of your classmates is presenting. There will be light refreshments.

ALA Student Chapter Meeting.
Wednesday, May 11 meeting cancelled. The next meeting will be on Thursday, June 2 at 5:00pm.

Reception for MLIS Graduates.
Monday, May 16 from 6:30-8:00pm in CdC 401. All MLIS students are welcome to attend. Come celebrate with the graduates and enjoy this evening with refreshments sponsored by the Student Governance Organization.

The Founder’s Award , MLIS Scholarship, and Who’s Who recipients will be announced. Please RSVP to imdept@stkate.edu by May 9th, 2011

Student Presentations and Posters




May 9, 2011—This Monday Night

Attend this event showcasing the work of your classmates over the academic year!

Two time slots for the presentations. Light refreshments provided.

TIME SLOT: 5:30 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M.

POSTERS AND TECHNOLOGY DEMO SESSION
MLIS Classroom 018 & MLIS Hallway
  • Chris Anning, poster on Research on Computer Use by Older Adults
  • Angela Gustafson, poster on What to do with Discarded Books
  • Aimee Luu, poster on Girls and Gaming
  • Michael Mitchell, technology demo on Greenhouse Software
  • Ellen Morehouse, poster on Disabilities and Librarians
  • Sara Stambaugh, poster on Walter Mondale Archives project, MNHS
  • Brett Stursa, poster on Weeding at Hennepin County Libraries
  • Elizabeth Villett, poster on Promoting Understanding of Homosexuality by using Picture Books for Elementary School Students
VIDEO BOOK TRAILERS MLIS Classroom 017
  • Students from LIS 7720, Library Materials for Young Adults and course instructor Heidi Hammond will show two-minute videos created for young adult books.
TIME SLOT: 6:30 P.M. TO 8 P.M. PRESENTATIONS held in Classroom 017
  • Talia Earle, slide presentation on special topic, Jewish Stereotypes in LC Classification (6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Amy Mars, slide presentation on special topic: Providing Library Services to Homeless Patrons (7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Panel of Students (Emily Prebich, Angel Gardner, Kallie Wass ) from LIS 7620, Libraries and Literacy Involvement, Presentation on Service Learning Projects (7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Course Spotlight: LIS 7963: Electronic Resource Management in Fall 2011




This course introduces students to the concepts and technologies driving the development of electronic resource management in libraries. Electronic Resource Librarians are concerned with the selection, licensing, accessibility, linking, evaluation, and administration of subscription databases, electronic journals and eBooks. The topics covered are wide ranging and include scholarly publishing, vendor relations, contract law, information standards, linking and aggregating technologies, management of administrative metadata, troubleshooting and project planning.

Prerequisites: LIS 7010, 7030, 7040, and 7700 or 7730.

Free Library Webinars - May 2011

Through the efforts of library colleagues around the country, here is a compilation of free or low-cost online webinars relevant to libraries from various sources. Many of the webinars will be archived, so check the relevant site later if you can’t attend the live online event. If you have additions to the list of free webinars or the Minnesota calendar of events, let me know.

Free Library Webinars – May 2011, http://webjunctionworks.org/mn/blog/?p=687

Additional Learning Opportunities:
For Minnesota-sponsored events, live and online, visit the Minnesota Library Community Calendar of Events and the Minitex Event Calendar.

For lists of past “Free Library Webinars”, visit this search link at BlogJunction Minnesota..

For free, self-paced courses, join WebJunction Minnesota and select from the course catalog.

To avoid meeting conflicts when planning your next event, consult the Calendar of Library Meetings.

(from the Minnesota Department of Education)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

2011 eLearning and eFolio Summit: July 27-29, 2011

Several educational agencies in Minnesota are teaming up this summer to offer a powerful user conference on eLearning and ePortfolios. The Minnesota Learning Commons, MnLC ™ (a cooperative between the University of Minnesota, the Minnesota Department of Education, and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) and e-FolioMN/World ™, will hold a Summit on the beautiful campus of Northwestern College.

The conference theme, Connect the Dots serves as a backdrop for our discussions of eLearning within the new realities of 21st century teaching, learning, and administration.

The Summit emphasizes:


The synergy created by “connecting the dots” between all eLearning services, applications and solutions

A connected approach to maximizing critical resources within fiduciary constraints

Opportunities to connect, collaborate and contribute ideas for effectively using instructional technology

A shared vision for utilizing resource-rich tools that reach 21st century learners

The importance of developing creative strategies when budgets and personnel are being stretched in order to address the challenges of student learning, assessment, and student retention.

Who will be there?


The eLearning Summit is anticipating a gathering of 400 educators, innovators, and presenters interested in the concepts and opportunities of learning technology applications for P-12 Education, Higher Education, Library and Learning Resource professionals, the Professional Workforce, and Community Groups. This dynamic combination of educators and leaders will give the opportunity to "connect the dots" with eLearning and eFolio technology by sharing discoveries, perspectives, challenges, and ideas.

Check out the Summit site at http://summit2011.project.mnscu.edu

Quick Links:


Summit Keynote
Summit July 27-28
summitPLUS! July 29
Summit Breakout Sessions

Registration