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Friday, December 21, 2012

Assistant Professor of Library Informatics


Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University, invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Library Informatics.  The Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Library Informatics is an online academic program of Steely Library offered in conjunction with the College of Informatics.  Successful candidates will teach undergraduate online courses as well as coordinate the academic development of the program.

Experienced, enthusiastic instructors with three-five years of full-time experience teaching in the fields of library or information science, or individuals with three-five years serving in an instructional role within an academic library will be considered for this position.  Experience with online pedagogy is preferred.  Required academic credential is a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.  A Ph.D. in Library or Information Science or a second graduate degree in another relevant area of study is preferred.  

Those interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of three references.   The letter of interest should describe the applicant’s vision of the educational role of academic libraries and the relevancy of undergraduate library and information science degree programs to the profession.

To apply, logon to http://jobs.nku.edu and click on the link for Full-Time Faculty positions.

Review of applications will begin December 12, 2012 until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is August, 2013. Candidates must be currently eligible to work in the United States.

NKU, located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people.  Our institution is built on core values that emphasize multidimensional excellence, learner-centered education, access across the lifespan, civic engagement, diversity and multiculturalism, innovation, collegiality, and collaboration across disciplines and professional fields.  NKU is committed to recruiting and retaining faculty members who have both the interest and ability to work across the full breadth of the University’s teaching, research, and public engagement mission.

Interested in working for Hennepin County Library? We'll hold workshops on how to apply!


Hennepin County Library will be posting job openings on Jan. 4th, 2013.

Public Service Assistant openings will be posted on the county jobs web site – www.hennepin.us/jobs, January 4 – 11, 2013. Applications should be submitted promptly. Applications will not be accepted after Jan. 11, 2013.

Interested individuals may attend one of two workshops that Library HR staff will be holding on how to apply for library jobs. These will include information about the hiring process, how to complete the online application, etc.  Workshops will be held from 9:00-11:00 AM at Hosmer Library, and 1:00-3:00 PM at North Regional Library.

Education Liaison Librarian

The George Washington University

More information: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/12990

Position Description Summary:

The George Washington University Libraries seek collaborative, technologically capable, user-focused applicants for the position of Education Liaison Librarian. The position is responsible for direct outreach to the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD), including the departments of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Educational Leadership, International Education, Human and Organizational Learning, and Special Education and Disability Studies.

Liaison librarians proactively develop partnerships with faculty to develop and deliver value-added services as well as new methods of delivering existing services to support the University’s research and teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.

As a strong partner in student learning, GW Libraries foster critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, over two million volumes, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and Special Collections. The Graduate School of Education offers programs at the main campus of the University (Foggy Bottom) as well as at four additional locations in Virginia (Ashburn, Alexandria, Arlington, and Hampton Roads).

Distance Education and Off Campus Services Librarian

The George Washington University

See more information: https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/12463

Position Description Summary:

Lead in the development and delivery of research and user services for online and off-campus communities at The George Washington University. The person in this position assesses the needs of students, faculty and administrators in order to determine and provide instruction, outreach and library services to GW’s off-campus population. The librarian serves as a liaison to the College of Professional Studies, the Teaching and Learning Collaborative, and to departments serving GW’s off-campus locations. S/he coordinates activities of staff in providing library materials and services and will be the contact person for library staff and university departments regarding services and collection development for off-campus education students.

This position participates as a member of the Research Services Group within Gelman Library and serves as a member of the Education and Instruction Group, advocating for off campus and online student needs within each group.

This position serves on library and university committees as needed. Some travel and evening/weekend hours are required. This position reports to the Coordinator, Instruction Services.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Landing Your Ideal Library Job (free ALA broadcast)


Landing Your Ideal Library Job
Featuring David Connolly, manager of the ALA JobLIST site

Thursday, January 10
2:00pm Eastern | 1:00pm Central | 12:00 noon Mountain | 11:00am Pacific

In January American Libraries Live will focus on the library job market and challenges that librarians are facing in navigating it. Along with David Connolly, the disussion panel will include Bohyun Kim, Digital Access Librarian at Florida International University Medical Library and Jill Klees, a Career Liaison who works with the San Jose State University School of Library and Information Science.

Watch host Dan Freeman and David Connolly discuss American Libraries Live and the upcoming program here: Jason Griffey and Dan Freeman

American Libraries Live is a free, streaming video broadcast that you can view from your home, library, or on the go. These programs allow you to watch broadcasts about library issues and trends in real time. Tune in and interact with our hosts via a live chat for immediate answers to your pressing questions

The programs are easy to view—just go to American Libraries Live. Upcoming broadcasts include:

    Jan. 10: Landing Your Ideal Library Job
    Feb. 14: Mobile Services: The Library in Your Pocket
    March 14: Library Safety and Security
    April 11: The Present and Future of Ebooks
    May 9: Library Learning Goes Online
    June 6: New Technologies in Library Equipment
    July 30: Discovery Services: The Future of Library Systems
    Sept. 12: Digging into New Databases

American Libraries Live – a free service offering new and exciting ways to explore real issues in our industry.

MILE is taking applications!

Are you in a position of leadership within your library? Do you have aspirations of one day taking a leadership role at your library? Do you find yourself providing leadership for colleagues even though your official position might not be a leadership position? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then MILE 2013 is for you!
MILE is the Minnesota Library Association’s Institute for Leadership Excellence. Our theme this year is MILE 2013: Everyone a Leader.
MILE will help you discover the leader within yourself and give you tools to learn how to lead effectively today—even if your current position isn’t one of leadership.
Applications for participation will be accepted through Friday, January 11, 2013. Accepted participants will be notified in February.
MILE 2013 Brochures are also available in the MLIS Student Lounge.

Filmmaking Internships, Hennepin County Library


Opening Date: 12/21/12
Closing Date:  1/11/12
Job Type: Internship

Location:  Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Position
Hennepin County Library’s Information & Online Services department produces short videos that share information on library collections and services, and document library events.  The library’s website averages millions of hits a year. Primary work hours would be 8:30-5 p.m. with possible evening and/or weekend hours. Full credit for the student’s work will be attached to each film produced. This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, February – May 2013, 12-15 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Creating films for the Library’s YouTube and Vimeo channels with staff
  • Using best practices with filmmaking and  production schedules 
  • Proficiency at operating and trouble-shooting filmmaking equipment including cameras, lights, microphones, and MacBook with editing software


Best Qualified Candidates will:

  • Have experience creating high quality short videos
  • Be currently enrolled or a recent graduate in Filmmaking
  • Have not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past


To Apply:
Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:

Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
bamckenzie@hclib.org
(612)543-8579

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

MLIS student Amy Oelkers booktalks children's books on Kare11

Watch Amy Oelker's recommendations: http://www.kare11.com/news/article/1002583/16/Book-ideas-for-your-last-minute-shopping-list . Her piece starts about three minutes in.

Congratulations to December 2012 Graduates!


The MLIS Graduate Reception was held on Monday, December 17 in the Coeur de Catherine Spillane Room. The Student Governance Organization presented the graduates with an MLIS Alumnae pin. Graduates who were unable to attend may pick up their pin from their student mailbox along with a tote from the Alumnae/i Relations and a packet from the MLIS Program.

Amy Mars and Dr. David Lesniaski

Dr. Sarah Park and Sara Zettervall

At the reception, Amy Mars and Sara Zettervall were presented by each of their faculty advisers as the recipients of the Sister Marie Cecilia Marzolf, CSJ Founder’s Award. The award is given each semester to the students whom the faculty has identified as the most outstanding MLIS graduates of the semester. Amy's and Sara's names will be engraved on the Founder’s Award plaque along with previous graduates who have received this honor. The plaque is located in the MLIS Student Lounge.

Commencement is this Thursday, December 20 in the O'Shaughnessy Auditorium at 7:30pm. Find Commencement details here.

Reminders for December 2012 graduates:
If you have not done so already, don't forget to turn in your resume to the MLIS Office.
Email will stay active for two years after graduation.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities


The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an outstanding librarian to hold the endowed faculty position of Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities in the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library on the University Park campus.

Responsibilities:
The Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities serves as a liaison subject specialist for Ancient History, Classics, Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Jewish Studies, and Religious Studies and possibly other humanities disciplines by developing and managing excellent collections, providing research consultation and reference services to those studying these disciplines , providing an engaging information literacy program, participating in scholarly communication initiatives, and actively collaborating in outreach initiatives with collegiate faculty in these disciplines.  The successful candidate will engage in research and scholarly publishing, demonstrate leadership at the national/international level in professional or disciplinary associations, participate actively in local, national, and international digital humanities initiatives, and collaborate effectively with colleagues in the Arts and Humanities Library and throughout the Libraries.  As a senior faculty member, the appointee will provide leadership for library and university-wide initiatives. Occasional teaching of credit-bearing courses is an option. This position reports to the Head of the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library.

Yale Library System Job Opportunities

Yale Job Site: www.yale.edu/jobs 
Yale External Candidate Job Site: http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/application/external/index.html


Three Yale University, New Haven, CT Positions:

Public Health and GIS Librarian
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
and Yale School of Public Health
Rank:  Librarian 1-3
Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Lead Developer / Programmer Analyst 3
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Salary Grade:  25
Requisition:  #19610BR
Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Manager, Workstation and Technology Services / Manager 3, Administration
Library Information Technology
Salary Grade:  25
Requisition:  #19654BR
Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Deadline 12/15/12: Success Teams Sign Up for MLIS Students

Hello MLIS Students,

The Career Development Office is pleased to offer Success Teams. Success Teams is an eight-week goal setting career planning action and accountability group program for highly motivated graduate students. Below is an outline of the program with all the specifics. Interested individuals must apply by December 15.  The program will begin on January 28, 2012.

We hope you review and consider this worthwhile program.  Please direct questions to Kim Betz at kkbetz@stkate.edu.  Thank you.

Career Development
St. Catherine University
St. Paul Campus CDC 460
651-690-8890
AskCareer@stkate.edu



Information Professionals of Minnesota

My name is Ben Hoganson and I wanted to contact you to let you know about a group I started on Meetup.com called Information Professionals of Minnesota:
http://www.meetup.com/Information-Professionals-of-Minnesota/

I just started the group within the last month after moving back to MN to
start an information brokering business.  The group would hopefully make
it what they will, starting off as a way to network and talk with other area
information professionals, some of whom may have gone a less traditional
route with their MLIS degrees.  It's also not limited to librarians, but
would ideally draw market researchers, those involved with patent and trade, SEO specialists, taxonomists, title searchers.

CoSA and SAA Call for Student Paper and Poster Presentations

DON’T FORGET: Call for Student Paper and Poster Presentations: 2013 Joint Annual Meeting

The 2013 Student Program Subcommittee is accepting proposals for two special sessions dedicated to student scholarship during the Joint Annual Meeting of CoSA and SAA in New Orleans, August 11-17, 2013. Work from both master’s and doctoral students will be considered.

Graduate Student Paper Session: The work of three current archives students will be selected for presentation during a traditional open session format.

Graduate Student Posters: Individual posters may describe applied or theoretical research that is completed or underway; discuss interesting collections with which students have worked; or report on archives and records projects in which students have participated (e.g., development of finding aids, public outreach, database construction, etc.). Submissions should focus on research or activity conducted within the previous academic year (Fall 2012-Summer 2013). Student Chapter posters may describe chapter activities, events, and/or other involvement with the archives and records professions.

Further details regarding these sessions, including the proposal form, are available at http://tinyurl.com/saa2013students

Proposals are due on February 1, 2013.

Elementary Media Specialist



JobID: 2922

Position Type: Elementary School Teaching/Media Specialist
Date Posted: 11/13/2012
Location: North Trail Elementary
Media Specialist Job Description available via online description here.

Description:
1.0 FTE position available beginning as soon as possible. Full time teacher to work in North Trail Elementary media center.

Qualifications:
Current appropriate Minnesota teaching license and see attached job description.
Familiar with AR, Balanced Literacy, Technology, and NWEA MAP Assessments preferred.
Must have excellent skills in the use of technology and media experience is preferred.

Any licensure will be considered if applicant is willing to obtain variance as media specialist for remainder of 2012-2013 school year.

Responsibilities of the Library Media Specialist include but are not limited to:
Collaborate with teachers to integrate research, information retrieval skills, and literature appreciation into the curriculum.
Assist teachers and students in using information resources and incorporating information skills into classroom curriculum.
Guide students in locating, processing, critically evaluating, and communicating information and to assess the processes and products of the learning.
Select and provide resources and technologies needed to integrate and produce authentic learning experiences.
Prepare and oversee a media/technology program budget.
Promote media/technology programs, services and its materials by maintaining a positive relationship with students, staff and community.

Application Procedure:
Internal candidates:  November 23rd, 2012
External candidates:  Open until filled

Application Procedure:
Applicants please apply online.

Tonight: Nancy Sims to speak about open access publishing model



The University of St. Thomas libraries are pleased to host an event with Nancy Sims, who will speak about the issues and challenges of the open access publishing movement, which has the potential of increasing the visibility, access to and sharing of faculty scholarly research.

Nancy is the Copyright Program Librarian at the University  of Minnesota libraries with a JD from the University of Michigan Law School, and an MLIS from Rutgers University.   She says that her job is not to be the “copyright police” on her campus, but to help individuals and groups throughout the University community to understand issues surrounding copyright and scholarly communication.  Nancy says that she is fascinated by copyright law in all of its aspects, and in particular, how individuals construct understandings of copyright as it relates to their own scholarly, artistic, professional, personal, cultural, and communicative activities. 

She has published articles and presented at conferences about copyright issues, technology, and emerging forms of scholarship.

Nancy Sims’ presentation and question and answer period will be in McNeely Hall 100 from 3:00 – 4:30 on Thursday, December 13th  This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served. 

You will find a map to McNeely Hall here.
If you have any questions please email here.

North American Serials Interest Group 2013 Grants, Awards, and Scholarships


The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2013 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the 2013 Annual Conference being held in Buffalo, New York, June 6-9, 2013.  Established in 1985, NASIG is an international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications.  More information about NASIG is available at http://www.nasig.org.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

TEMPORARY PART-TIME LEGAL RESEARCH LIBRARIAN


Fredrikson & Byron, a large downtown Minneapolis law firm, will have an opening for a part-time legal research librarian.  The candidate will provide legal research service, using print and online resources, to support the practices of the firm.  Hours are 8:00am–12:30pm Monday-Friday.  This position will provide coverage during a 3-month maternity leave.  Expected start date:  mid-January.

Duties & Responsibilities
•   Provide sophisticated in-depth legal research
•   Provide quick-answer reference service
•   Work on special projects as time permits

Skills & Experience Required
•    Masters Degree in Library Science or JD
•    Minimum two years of applicable legal reference service experience, preferably in a law firm environment
•    Experience searching online databases such as Lexis, PACER, CCH, BNA, RIA Checkpoint, and others
•   Proficient in Internet search and familiar with legal print resources
•   Proficient in use of common computer applications such as Word and Excel
•   Strong customer service orientation.  Able to work independently, multi-task, triage projects amidst shifting priorities, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
•   Must be able to work with confidential issues in a professional manner

We offer a competitive hourly rate, coaching from a seasoned legal research librarian, and a very collegial work environment.  Fredrikson & Byron was named one of Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2012. Fredrikson is a seven-time Best Places to Work honoree.

To Apply
Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and hourly salary requirements by 12/18/12 to Curt Okerson, Fredrikson & Byron P.A., 200 S. 6th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402 or cokerson@fredlaw.com.

Come to Tomorrow's Event!


We're having a ProQuest Training during our usual meeting time with Kathryn Zielski. Want to learn more about ProQuest? Come on by! Open to all students.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

CDC Room 019, 5:00-5:45pm

We hope to see you there!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Call for Applications: 2013 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship


Deadline: February 1, 2013

Designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics).  The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution.  Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred.

The deadline to apply for the 2013 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2013.  Details on the application procedures can be found at http://www.acscinf.org/awards/wert.php.

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to: margaret.matthews@thomsonreuters.com

Contact address:
Marge Matthews

CINF Awards Committee
633 Dayton Rd.
Bryn Mawr, PA  19010-3801
Phone:  215-823-3922

Friday, December 7, 2012

Liaison Librarian for Theology, Religion, and Philosophy

The Baylor University Libraries seek an innovative, entrepreneurial, and service-oriented professional for the position of Liaison Librarian for Theology, Religion, and Philosophy.  This librarian will cultivate strong partnerships with faculty and students of the George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the Departments of Religion and Philosophy by integrating into the curriculum library services, collections, and instruction.


The successful candidate will thrive in an environment of change and be adept at creative problem solving.  The Liaison Librarian will proactively develop and maintain a wide range of innovative outreach services and will continue building on Baylor’s notable print and online collections. This new librarian will join a user-oriented team of liaison librarians in a collaborative environment.  The team fosters creative approaches to both new and traditional services to enhance the research and learning of our faculty and students. This is an academic professional position with faculty status.

Entry Level Reference Librarian

The Coleman Karesh Law Library has an opening for an entry level Reference Librarian.  The Reference Librarian provides reference services to the entire Law School community, with the primary goal of supporting the work of approximately 45 faculty members and 675 law students.  This position offers the unique opportunity to teach introductory legal research in a required year long integrated research and writing course. The Reference Librarian provides general and in-depth reference service in all areas of law (including American, international, and foreign law) to faculty, students and others at the Coleman Karesh Law Library; and shares departmental administrative responsibilities with other reference librarians on a rotating basis. 
Degree Requirements:  J.D. and M.L.S. from accredited institutions.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

This is a tenure-track, twelve-month appointment on the Law Library faculty.    Applications received by January 31, 2013, will receive full consideration.  For a full job description and to apply, go to: http://hr.sc.edu/employ.html and search for requisition number 005591.

The Coleman Karesh Law Library is the largest law library in South Carolina and one of the larger in the Southeast and serves a vibrant and diverse patron base.  The Law Library is independently administered, with a collection of over 600,000 volumes, robust electronic resource access, and a staff of 19.

More information found here.

Access Archives Specialist


Salisbury University is seeking an energetic, dynamic, and qualified applicant to join the staff of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture as Access Archives Specialist. The primary purpose of the position is to make the manuscript, archival, and artifactual collections of the Nabb Center as usable and discoverable as possible.  Working with other staff, the Access Archives Specialist will appraise, organize, process, and describe existing and new collections according to professional and national standards.   He or she will work with other staff to improve online access to collections and promote the collections through various means.

Undergraduate Instruction Librarian


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT
LECTURER (UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTION LIBRARIAN)
LIBRARY AFFAIRS
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

Appointment: Lecturer, full-time, 12 month, term, Non-Tenure-Track


Responsibilities: Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Information Services, the Undergraduate Instruction Librarian supports the essential role that the library plays in students’ first year and entire undergraduate experience at SIU Carbondale. Develops instructional curricula, online learning modules, web pages, and assessments to address Core Competency #8 (Information Literacy), which is part of UCOL101 and core curriculum courses. Develops curricula for credit courses and/or new instructional initiatives such as certificates, badges, Massive Open Online Courses, etc. Develops library programming that corresponds with the common reader/theme each year and supports key undergraduate events. Identifies opportunities for outreach and strategic partnerships with SIU Carbondale departments that engage and support undergraduate student success. Instructs students and faculty in the use of library resources and technologies as well as in information access, evaluation, and management in face-to-face and online settings as appropriate. Assists patrons at the Information Desk with research and reference questions, including limited nights and weekends. Provides general reference service via face-to-face, online, email, chat, phone, and consultation means. Assists with student retention strategies. Serves as subject liaison to specific departments based on expertise. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

U.S. DOT Paid Summer Internship Opportunities--Washington, D.C.


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 3 - August 9, 2013. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation’s Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with housing and travel (relocation) arrangements for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is December 23, 2012. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/Stipdg.htm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

When applying, please select your interest areas as the Federal Highway Administration (with specialty Research and Development) and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (with no specialty). In the space provided for specifying areas of interest not included, please list FHWA Research Library and/or National Transportation Library and the specific project(s) that interest you from the options below.

The following are potential internship projects. Responsibilities may be modified depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest areas of the candidates. For more information about individual projects, please contact Deena Adelman at deena.adelman.CTR@dot.gov or 202-493-3058.

History Librarian and Interim Head at Urbana-Champaign


History Librarian and Interim Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library
Associate or Full Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.   Rank at the level of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, depending on the qualifications of the candidate selected.  Permanent appointment as History Librarian; appointment as unit head is for a renewable term dependent on unit needs and directions. The successful candidate must meet requirements for tenure at the University of Illinois, which includes expectations for librarianship, research and service.

Free Library Webinars – December 2012


Free Library Webinars December 2012, http://webjunctionworks.org/mn/blog/?p=1088
Through the efforts of colleagues around the country, here is a compilation of free or low-cost online webinars relevant to libraries and staff at all levels 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, add them to the comments field or let me know!
***13 free webinar opportunities in the list for this month!
More Learning Opportunities for the Minnesota Library Community: 

SLA-MN Holiday Party, Deadline to Register Today


December 12, 2012

SLA-MN Holiday Party
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Rauenhorst Ballroom in Coeur de Catherine
St. Catherine University
(Students Attend Free)

SLA-MN and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) invite you to Celebrate the season with the St. Kate's SLA student chapter at the SLA holiday party.

Enjoy refreshments and networking with chapter members throughout the night. St. Catherine University SLA Student Group is hosting a silent auction with funds raised being used to support a scholarship for a St. Kate Student to attend the 2013 SLA Conference in San Diego.

In addition, the MN chapter is holding a raffle at the event for a one year student membership to SLA. Student membership provides great benefits such as scholarships and unique learning opportunities. You must be present to win the one year student membership.

 Please register by Friday, December 7th at http://bit.ly/Tva9Tc

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Two Positions with Minnesota Department of Education State Library Services



From Nancy Walton, State Librarian:

I am pleased to announce that the two vacant positions in the Division of State Library Services, Minnesota Department of Education, have been posted on the Minnesota state government careers Website at: http://www.careers.state.mn.us/. Searches for positions, building resumes and submitting applications are done online through this state Website.

The two Library Development and Services Specialist positions are at the following URL:
https://statejobs.doer.state.mn.us/JobPosting/c51aa16e52b8dd53dbc24fe6b01e87b6/View

The working titles are:

1) Position # 12EDUC000069 - Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Coordinator (Jym Wroblewski’s former position)
2) Position # 12EDUC000068 - State Library Programs Specialist (my former position)

The closing date on both postings is December 19, 2012.

Internships at the Hennepin County Library

The Library is currently accepting applications for the following spring internships (January-May 2013). Apply by December 10, 2012.
  • Literacy Activities Internship at North Regional Library
  • Outreach Services Internship

For more information, go to: http://www.hclib.org/pub/info/internships.cfm

Information Commons Technology Supervisor


Information Commons Technology Supervisor
30 hours week/10 months (August 16 – June 15), non-exempt

Job Summary: Coordinate activities of Information Commons student workers and general technical support functions of the Bethel University Library Information Commons. 



Essential functions: Provide technical assistance and training for library clients including students, staff, faculty and visitors.

Hire, train and supervise student workers for the IC Tech Desk.

Maintain, troubleshoot and create documentation for public computers, software, copiers, and printers; process and check-out equipment.



Required skills: Strong knowledge of and experience with Windows 7 and Macintosh OSX operating systems and related software; Microsoft Office, iMovie, HTML, CSS and Photoshop. Experience with current technology such as iPads, mobile devices, e-readers, video and digital cameras. Ability to work with diverse constituents including students, staff, faculty and visitors.  Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, attention to detail, and demonstrated strong service orientation are essential.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Instructional Services Librarian, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato


RESPONSIBILITIES: In collaboration with the Instruction Program and Design Librarian, librarians, and teaching faculty, provide leadership in the development, provision, and evaluation of information literacy and library instruction. Position responsibilities include: coordinate and promote library instruction for large, general education courses such as English composition, public speaking and first year experience to support undergraduate student success and retention.  Schedule library instruction sessions and participate with other library faculty in providing in-person, online or hybrid instruction.  Work with the Library Outreach Committee to explore opportunities to connect with campus offices, programs and organizations.  In consultation with library administration and systems, develop and support the effective use of library classroom spaces. Collaborate with colleagues to provide reference and research services in a busy library commons setting.  All library faculty serve on teams as a subject liaison to one or more disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development, library instruction sessions and the development of class and subject guides; share in providing introductory library instruction sessions; contribute to Library Services Department committees/activities; and may participate in university governance through membership on committees and task forces.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Call for MLA committee volunteers


The Minnesota Library Association is looking for volunteers for our Awards, Communications, Membership, and Nominating Committees.

  • The Awards Committee is responsible for the awards of the Minnesota Library Association with the exception of the President’s Award and the Minnesota Academic Innovators Award.
  • The Communications Committee develops and implements an annual plan of action to communicate with members and to market the Association.
  • The Membership Committee develops and implements an annual plan of action to recruit and retain members.
  • The Nominating Committee is charged with the responsibility of preparing a slate of candidates for each elective office of the Association.
Go here for more information: MN Library Association - News and Events


Japanese Technical Services Librarian, Yale University Library


East Asia Library
International Collections & Research Support

Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 1-3
www.yale.edu/jobs
Fixed Duration:                 Two (2) years from date of hire, with possibility of extension
Schedule:                           Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

MLIS Student Article on Booktalking

Two Hennepin County Library Outreach Interns, Sara Zettervall and Amy Mars, wrote a book chapter that has been accepted for publication as "Booktalking for Teens: Scalable, Sustainable Success from the Hennepin County Home School" in next year's Pre-School through Teen Library Outreach, edited by Carol Smallwood and Kerol Harrod and published by McFarland.

Check it out an abbreviated portion of it on the flyer below.
Zettervall and Mars Article

Hennepin County Library Board Openings


The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners appoints citizens and local officials to serve on the county's citizen advisory boards, task forces and committees through an open appointments process.

Library Board, three openings

More details found here.

Friday, November 30, 2012

REFERENCE ASSOCIATE, Minnesota Historical Society

REFERENCE ASSOCIATE

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) seeks applicants to provide reference service to MHS researchers and staff; and to work on projects related to reference service as a member of a reference staff team.  This is a part time, regular (780 annual hours) position located at the History Center, St. Paul, MN. 

Summary of Work:  Responsibilities include:  1) provides in-person reference service to the public and to MHS staff at the information desk or over the telephone; 2) researches MHS materials to answer reference inquires by e-commerce, letter, e-mail or telephone so that researchers will receive adequate reference assistance; 3) participates in planning and execution of projects and tasks as a member of a reference team; 4) provides bibliographic and archival research methods instruction to groups of students, adults, and staff members; 5) serves on Reference department, MHS and outside committees; and 6) participates in the evaluation and implementation of innovative methods of reference service, particularly those using technology.

For more information, go to: http://www.mnhs.org/about/jobs/939.html

Openings for J-Term/Spring Semester Circulation Student Assistant

The St. Catherine University Minneapolis Library is currently hiring for Circulation Student Assistants to help:

  • Assist library users with circulation, serials, & ILL processing
  • Must have previous customer service experience
  • $7.75/hr
  • Prefer those able to work some evenings and alternating weekends

We are a small, health-focused academic library located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

For more information, contact Sue Gray, Reference Librarian, at sagray@stkate.edu or 651-690-7898.

Apply through KatieClick. (The job description is listed here.)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

MLIS Spring 2013 Schedule Updates

Note: for the Spring 2013 MLIS Schedule, LIS 7550 Information Policy has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Another section of LIS 7030 G02 has been added due to demand.  Please check out these other elective courses:

LIS 7610 Public Relations
LIS 7690 Information Technology, People and Society
LIS 7963 G01 Topics: Information Literacy in the Digital Age
LIS 7963 G01 Topics: Information Literacy in the Digital Age

See below for course descriptions.

Congratulations to Stephanie Rosso!

She has been accepted to the ALA Student to Staff Program and will participate in the program during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Spring 2013 Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

One Graduate Assistantship opportunity for the Spring 2013 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program. Work under the direction of MLIS Faculty member: Sarah Park.  Assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of ten hours per week. Students open to committing for more than one semester will be given preference. The rate of pay is $12 per hour. The position does not include tuition remission or benefits.

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 established in the Student Employment Handbook.
  • Must be able to meet face-to-face with supervisor for regular updates on progress made toward assignment tasks.

Additional Requirements
  • Assist with course preparation and research
  • 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
  • Event planning and organization

Deadline to apply: January 7th, 2013
Students should apply by email to imdept@stkate.edu with the subject line: “Park GA.” Required is a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Invitation to SCU Library Director Candidate Presentations

Invitation to Public Presentations of the Four Candidates for the St. Catherine University Library Director Position

MLIS students, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend all or any of the public presentations by the candidates for Library Director. 

Each finalist has been asked to present on emerging trends for academic libraries over the next 10 years. 

All presentations are in the St. Paul Library, room 128.

The schedule is:
1) Laura Probst         2-3pm Monday, Dec. 3rd
2) Richard Bazile       2-3pm Tuesday, Dec. 4th
3) Martha Stevenson  2-3pm Friday, Dec. 7th
4) Mary Hollerich       2-3pm Monday Dec. 10th

There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and to provide feedback to the Search Committee. 

For more information, contact Jim Newsome jmnewsome@stkate.edu

Dean of Libraries and Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies


Category: Administrative Division
College: Academic Affairs
Department: University Library

Appalachian State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies.

The University seeks an inspiring, visionary library leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a record of scholarship in her/his field of expertise.   The Dean will foster a work environment that welcomes change and innovation to meet new challenges and that balances traditional library values with the evolving roles for libraries in higher education.  We seek an engaging and articulate leader to advocate for the library, its faculty and staff, and its mission to assist those who pursue knowledge.

Shared Services Cataloger Position -- Indianhead Federated Library System


The Indianhead Federated Library System (IFLS) is a seeking a shared services cataloger to launch a new cooperative cataloging service for three MORE member libraries. This position will work with existing staff members to implement this new service on January 1, 2013. This position will be responsible for cataloging of participating member library materials and maintaining the quality of the database. A complete job description is available here . This position includes pro-rated benefits.

The IFLS office is located at 1538 Truax Blvd. in Eau Claire Wisconsin. Please submit your resume electronically to Gus Falkenberg at falkenberg@ifls.lib.wi.us by December 10th. The position will remain open until filled.

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato


Job Ad – 11/8/12

RESPONSIBILITIES: Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library seeks a flexible, innovative, service-oriented individual to serve as Digital Initiatives Librarian.   This position is part of a team that provides leadership and direction for the planning, development, implementation, growth, and maintenance of a program to serve the digital repository needs of the Library and university.    Responsibilities include identifying, evaluating, and implementing appropriate software and hardware for the digital collections; identifying and implementing appropriate metadata standards; writing and maintaining policies and procedures; and promoting collections to the University community.  All library faculty serve on teams as a subject liaison to one or more disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development, library instruction sessions and the development of class and subject guides; share in weekend reference responsibilities and providing introductory library instruction sessions; contribute to Library Services Department committees/activities; and may participate in university governance through membership on committees and task forces.

Reference Librarians, Diamond Law Library, Columbia University


The Diamond Law Library at Columbia University has two openings for entry level Reference Librarians.  Reference Librarians provide general and in-depth reference service in all areas of law (including American, international, and foreign law) to faculty, students and others at the Law School Library; and share departmental administrative responsibilities with other reference librarians on a rotating basis.  Responsibilities also include searching databases and other sources; training law students and others in the use of legal materials and databases through extensive classroom teaching, the leading of tours, and one-on-one instruction; preparing bibliographies and instructional materials; assisting with the coordination of interlibrary loan transactions; and other related duties.  Reference Librarians share regular evening and weekend hours during the academic year.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Faculty Candidate for the MLIS Program


Tuesday, November 27th, Anthony Molaro, a candidate for an open faculty position in the MLIS program, will be coming to campus for an interview.

Students are invited to participate in the interviewing process in two ways:

1.  Dr. Molaro will meet with students for informal conversation from 5:00 to 5:30 in CdC 05.
2.  Dr. Molaro will be giving a presentation in CdC 128 (in the library) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

The position description is posted at https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/392 and Dr. Molaro's CV has been sent to your student email.

ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR (Librarian I)


THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Position Description: Reporting to the Conservator, Preservation/Conservation, the Assistant Conservator performs treatment, coordinates various departmental activities, assists the Conservator with lab organization and training, and provides outreach and educational opportunities. Specific duties include:

  • Perform a wide range of conservation treatment on books, manuscripts, maps and other paper based materials.
  • Assist with the evaluation of library materials, advise on selection of collection items for treatment.
  • Perform single-item and collection care treatments, including full treatment documentation.
  • Oversee the environmental monitoring program.
  • Participate in all disaster prevention and recovery operations or other activities involving the protection and handling of collections.
  • Assist the Conservator with the management of all library exhibitions and loans. Survey, document, treat and prepare materials for exhibit.
  • Maintain and manage daily workflows, compile statistics, and train students and volunteers.
  • Cultivate, initiate and participate in a variety of outreach activities relative to preservation, exhibitions, or other appropriate areas.
  • Create and update website information for educational and outreach purposes.
  • Seek out opportunities for continued training and development.

Position Available Director for Barron Public Library


Degree in Library Science (or Administration) from an ALA accredited library school.  Must have a minimum Grade II librarian certification. Library experience and administrative experience preferred.  Please submit a cover letter and resume, (include 3 professional references) by December 15, 2012 to:

City of Barron
Barron Public Library Board
PO Box 156
Barron WI 54812

The City of Barron is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Lead Acquisitions Librarian, Appalachian State University


Department: University Library
Appalachian State University is seeking a highly-motivated, proactive, and service-oriented individual for the position of Lead Acquisitions Librarian.  The position is available due to an internal promotion.  Working collaboratively with acquisitions, e-resources, collection management, and cataloging personnel, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and management of the Library’s acquisitions, including continuing resources (e-journals and databases).  Responsibilities include: managing an acquisitions budget of over $3 million; developing user-centered document delivery services; handling endowment funds; managing acquisition of rare and special collections; leading a group of talented paraprofessional staff; negotiating price and access terms with vendors; and collaborating with network and consortial partners in purchase and license negotiation.  The successful candidate will be able to extract meaningful data from multiple sources to produce intelligible reports for decision making, and will coordinate acquisitions projects and workflows with related groups, particularly collection management, e-resources, and cataloging.  Effective communication and consensus-building skills in working with faculty, staff, and campus administrators are essential.  

Required:
Must demonstrate the following:
ALA accredited master’s degree.
Minimum of three years of academic library experience related to acquisitions, e-resources, and/or collection management.
Leadership, organizational, and planning skills in a complex budgetary environment.
Knowledge of integrated library systems.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Positive experience with personnel management and evaluation.
Commitment to engage in an active program of scholarship and professional service.
Commitment to participate in the Library’s instruction plan.

Preferred:
A second advanced degree or plans to pursue such a degree (a second advanced degree is required to be eligible for the rank of assistant professor or above).
Experience with Innovative Interfaces (III) and/or Banner accounting system.
Proficiency with information technology tools, including Excel.
Life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations of Appalachian. The Library strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic and racial groups of Appalachian’s student minorities, principally African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans.

Read more .... http://hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/716

Position Opening: Curator of Books at The Bakken Museum


The Bakken Museum (Minneapolis, MN) is currently seeking to fill a Curator of Books position for its research library, which holds an extensive collection of historical materials relating to the history of electricity, magnetism, and medicine.  Similar to a “lone arranger” in a small archive setting, this special collections professional will have responsibilities for all aspects of the library, including onsite and offsite patron assistance, acquisitions and cataloging, preservation, exhibits, and outreach, and should have demonstrated knowledge and experience in a broad array of library work.  This will be a part-time, 24-hour per week position.  The starting wage will be between $18 and $23 per hour, commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individual.  If you are interested in the position, please e-mail a resume or Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to HRDepartment@thebakken.org.

HEAD, MARVIN A POMERANTZ BUSINESS LIBRARY


THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Position Vacancy

HEAD, MARVIN A POMERANTZ BUSINESS LIBRARY
(Specialist [II] or Expert [III] Librarian)

Position Description: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian and Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and Branch Libraries, the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a vision for the Business Library that is housed in and supports the Tippie College of Business’ vision for education, research and service.
  • Providing liaison services for the College of Business including reference, research, instruction, scholarly communications, data curation planning and related responsibilities for the disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and organizations, management sciences, entrepreneurship and marketing.
  • Assisting undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the use and critical evaluation of information resources and necessary information management skills.
  • Collecting, managing and maintaining business and economics publications and resources in all formats.
  • Supervising 1 librarian and 1.8FTE support staff and various students, requiring competent and effective hiring, training, communication, coaching, performance management, conflict management, and recognition skills.
  • Overseeing the day-to day-operations of the Business Library including space planning, staffing and services such as circulation, document delivery and reserves.
  • Interacting with appropriate Main Library personnel, Physical Plant Maintenance staff, and College of Business staff to maintain facilities and equipment for the use, preservation, and conservation of materials in the Pomerantz Business Library.
  • Participating in University Libraries initiatives by serving on Libraries’ and University committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events such as strategic planning.
  • Contributing to and learning from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Research Librarian, University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library


The University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library seeks a highly motivated, creative, professional to serve as a Research Librarian.  The position is within the library’s Research Services Department and reports to the Deputy Director of the Law Library. The School of Law, located on the campus of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, is a vibrant institution with a commitment to innovative specialty programs, outstanding clinical legal education, and public service. Maryland's faculty are prolific scholars in a variety of legal fields.

Research Librarians provide extensive support to faculty and students in a library offering innovative services.  The Research Department consists of seven professional librarians, three research fellows who provide editing assistance for faculty publications, an instructional technology specialist, and an administrative assistant. Librarians are responsible for teaching a required graded research course to first year students and for teaching Advanced Legal Research, which students are required to take prior to graduation. A library liaison program assigns librarians to faculty, student-edited journals, the clinical law program, and courses in which students are required to conduct research.

Responsibilities: Work closely with faculty and students to provide reference and research assistance.  Serve as a liaison between law faculty and publishers to obtain copyright permissions for course materials.  Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop outreach activities to promote library programming, resources and services.  Teach sections in the first-year research program as well as Advanced Legal Research.  Participate in the library's liaison program. Share responsibility for collection development and for staffing of the User Services Desk.   Assist with other Research Services and Law Library functions and projects as needed.

Social Science Librarian, St. Olaf College

The Social Sciences Librarian teaches in the library’s program of course-integrated research instruction and supports faculty and students in the social sciences. Serves as liaison librarian for several departments, predominantly political science, psychology, and nursing. Provides reference service and guides library users in identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information in all formats.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

1.Develop and teach sessions on research for St. Olaf courses in the social sciences. Work closely with the social sciences faculty to deliver optimal research instruction in the social sciences
disciplines.
2.Assist the St. Olaf community and the general public with research at the reference desk, over the phone, by e-mail, and in personal meetings. Evening and weekend hours are required.
3.Participate in summer technology programs and projects.
4.Serve as the collection development liaison to specified departments, working with faculty to develop and maintain the general collection and the reference collection.
5.Develop and maintain knowledge of research trends, emerging information technologies, and scholarly communication.
6.Perform other duties and special projects as assigned, depending upon additional expertise, interests, and the needs of the libraries.
7.Collaborate on projects in the Bridge Consortium.

To see more details and apply, please go to https://jobs.stolaf.edu/postings/2675

Metadata Librarian - Kansas State University Libraries

Metadata Librarian - Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Metadata Librarian.  MLS as well as a minimum of two years of cataloging experience required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs.  EOE. Background check required.

MLIS students install Little Free Libraries on St. Paul campus

Read more about how the St. Catherine University chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild built two Little Free Libraries on campus.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Research Services Librarian, The University Of Arizona, Tucson


Job #51386

Position Summary:

The University of Arizona Libraries seeks a service-oriented professional who welcomes the opportunity to help coordinate and manage two-way communication, environmental scanning and needs assessment activities of the University of Arizona's academic and research units focused on their research and instruction and the library products/services that support them.  This includes developing liaison partnerships with departments to learn about their needs, interviewing faculty and students, compiling and assessing department needs by identifying trends, changes in curriculum and research.  This individual would promote campus awareness of library resources and services.  Additionally, the librarian manages information resources in all formats; evaluates and selects resource in assigned areas.  In addition, the individual provides in-depth reference consultations in assigned disciplines; and disciplinary or linguistics in support to other library staff or services, as needed.

Appointment at the Associate level requires demonstration of the achievements, abilities and expected excellence defined in the Libraries Promotion and Continuing Status criteria.

All staff members are charged with advancing the mission and vision of the Libraries through system-wide thinking and shared responsibility for successful teams. Individuals are responsible and accountable for problem solving and process improvement, and are empowered to make decisions at appropriate levels.

Librarians are expected to participate fully in the work of the UA Libraries to fulfill its mission and maintain excellent standards of scholarship and service in the profession.

As needed within the team and appropriate to the position of a professional librarian, the incumbent performs all work necessary to meet the changing needs of the Libraries' customers. As our customers' needs change, our work patterns change. As a result, team and Library work are periodically negotiated within the team, the end product being an agreement in writing defining individual's work as well as performance expectations.

Find out more information here.

Assistant Librarian, Research Services, The University Of Arizona, Tucson


Job #51387
Position Summary:

The University of Arizona Libraries seeks a service-oriented professional who welcomes the opportunity to help coordinate and manage two-way communication, environmental scanning and needs assessment activities of the University of Arizona's academic and research units focused on their research and instruction and the library products/services that support them.  This includes developing liaison partnerships with departments to learn about their needs, interviewing faculty and students, compiling and assessing department needs by identifying trends, changes in curriculum and research.  This individual would promote campus awareness of library resources and services.  Additionally, the librarian manages information resources in all formats; evaluates and selects resource in assigned areas.  In addition, the individual provides in-depth reference consultations in assigned disciplines; and disciplinary or linguistics in support to other library staff or services, as needed.

Appointment at the Associate level requires demonstration of the achievements, abilities and expected excellence defined in the Libraries Promotion and Continuing Status criteria.

All staff members are charged with advancing the mission and vision of the Libraries through system-wide thinking and shared responsibility for successful teams. Individuals are responsible and accountable for problem solving and process improvement, and are empowered to make decisions at appropriate levels.

Librarians are expected to participate fully in the work of the UA Libraries to fulfill its mission and maintain excellent standards of scholarship and service in the profession.

As needed within the team and appropriate to the position of a professional librarian, the incumbent performs all work necessary to meet the changing needs of the Libraries' customers. As our customers' needs change, our work patterns change. As a result, team and Library work are periodically negotiated within the team, the end product being an agreement in writing defining individual's work as well as performance expectations.

Find more information here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Library Specialist


Position Title: Library Specialist, Maslon Edelman Borman Brand, LLP
Start Date: January 15, 2013
Reports to: Director of Knowledge Resources Library
Status: Full-time, non-exempt status

Position Description: This position will provide critical technical services support for library operations.  Special duties include but are not limited to:
·        Technical services operations such as cataloging, processing, document delivery and ILL services
·        Providing basic reference support such as pulling cases, statutes and court documents and helping users to locate print materials
·        Maintain library resources and records as well as filing of pocket part and loose-leaf updates.
·        Coordinates purchasing and accounting by ordering materials as directed, organizing invoices for payment and maintaining billing records
·        Manages routing of serials as well as tracking missing issues and supplements
·        Compiles reports of holdings, orders, cancellations and maintains records of electronic costs
·        Special projects as assigned by the Director

Basic / Minimum Qualifications:
·        Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution.  No specific field of study required.
·        Accurate with good attention to detail, including numerical detail
·        Advanced skills in using Microsoft Excel
·        Tolerant of repetitive work
·        Ability to work independently with minimum supervision on multiple projects
·        Able to work quickly, meet deadlines and respond to a variety of requests
·        Strong organizational and communication skills
·        Familiar with current library technologies as well as print and online reference resources
·        Familiar with basic cataloging and LC classification, and RDA (Resource Description & Access)
·        Must be able to transport books between floors, and to reach bookshelves

Preferred Qualifications:
·        Experience with basic accounting and book-keeping of legal research materials
·        Experience with EOS library automation system or similar
·        Experience with legal research materials and reference
·        Master’s degree in Library Science of Library Information Studies from an accredited institution (current MLIS candidates will be considered), law library or equivalent experience

Please direct resumes and cover letters to:
Sandy Callen, Director of Human Resources
Maslon Edelman Borman Brand, LLP
90 S. Seventh Street, 3300 Wells Fargo Center
Minneapolis MN 55402
sandy.callen@maslon.com
No Agencies Please
Maslon is an Equal Opportunity Employer