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Phone: 651-690-6802
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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Circulation Coordinator

Bethel Seminary, St. Paul, MN

Position Description:
Bethel Seminary Library is seeking an individual to oversee the circulation functions in the seminary library. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: provide information and assistance to patrons who come into/call/email the library; supervise student workers overseeing shelving, filling holds and VDX requests, and mailing materials to other Bethel libraries and distance students; manage the billing of lost and overdue materials, oversee shelf reading and maintenance of the physical collection; process and maintain reserve materials; provide assistance with copy machines and printers; and interact with other CLIC and MTLA circulation and reserve staff and attend meetings representing the interest of Bethel Seminary.

Hennepin County Library Preservation Internship

The Preservation department with Hennepin County Library plays a vital role in ensuring the long-term viability of the Library’s print collections through repair and restoration measures, book binding, preservation photocopy, and other preservation methods.  The Bindery/Preservation department also performs a consulting and educational function for staff on preservation matters.

Commitment:
One semester, 6 to10 hours per week, June – August 2012.

Wage:
This is an unpaid position which could be for college credit or work experience.

Location:
Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Application Deadline:
April 20, 2012

LIS 7993, PRACTICUM COURSE, FALL 2012

LIS 7993, Practicum, requires permission of the instructor and an override in the registration system in order to register for the course. All students wishing to enroll for Fall 2012 should set a meeting with the fall 2012 instructor, Deborah Torres <datorres@stkate.edu> prior to fall registration to go over the course requirements for the supervised work and seminar meetings, and discuss possible sites. Also, the instructor must determine that students meet the prerequisites set for the course.

The Iowa State University Library has an entry-level opening for a Science & Technology Librarian.

This position will be responsible for reference, instruction, collection development, and outreach responsibilities for assigned science and technology subject areas: 
  • Collaborates with a team of science and technology subject librarians who share responsibilities for developing high quality research collections; and delivering in-depth science reference, research, instructional and outreach services for faculty, students and staff.  
  • Serves as the library liaison to assigned academic departments.  
  • Develops, promotes and participates in the scholarly communication campus outreach program and consultation services that address open access (including the ISU Library Digital Repositories), fair use, copyright, data management plans, data curation, and authors’ rights.  
  • Stays current with emerging scholarly communication issues, new technologies and service trends.
  • Teaches a required one-credit undergraduate information literacy course and provides general reference services.  
  • Serves on divisional and library committees and task forces, and participates in general outreach.  
  • Develops an external reputation through external professional practice service or scholarship.

Information Research Specialist (4 positions) and Law Librarian (1 position)

Library of Congress
Department:Legislative Branch
Job Announcement Number:120048
SALARY RANGE: $51,630.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, March 16, 2012 to Friday, April 13, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-09/11
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-time, temporary, Graduate Recruit positions. - (Some Graduate Recruit positions may be eligible for subsequent conversion to permanent.)
PROMOTION POTENTIAL:13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 5 vacancy(s) - Washington, DCView Map

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Students or Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

1.U.S. citizenship.
2.Enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program between September 2011 and August 2012 (Library employees may already possess a graduate degree).
3.General and additional education requirements listed under "Qualifications Required" below.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group, is accepting applications for four Information Research Specialists and one Law Librarian under its 2012 Graduate Recruit Program. These positions will be filled at the GS-09 or GS-11 level (see "Duties" below). Click here for more information on this position.

Library Salon Series from the American Craft Council

The American Craft Council presents a series of public conversations about craft, making and art in the Craft Council Library located in the historic Grain Belt Brewhouse. 

Craft and the Hand
Thursday, March 15
7 PM
Sociologist Marybeth Stalp, discusses the art of curation and collecting with Gabe Weisberg, and Harriet Bart

Curating Your Life
Thursday, April 12
7 PM
Start your night off right with refereshments and Garth Johnson of ExtremeCraft.com presenting vintage films selected from the American Craft Council Library and Archives.

Job Opening: Multi-Task Service Center Assistant


Pioneerland Library System, Willmar, MN

Job description: Catalogs and processes library materials, processes interlibrary loans, assists with delivery loading/unloading, inputs acquisition records into automated system, assists with special projects for the Pioneerland Library System including 31 member libraries.  Performs routine clerical duties as assigned. 

Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Library System operations and procedures, including alphabetical and numerical classification systems used in cataloging services;  knowledge of basic computer hardware and software; knowledge of processes and procedures of interlibrary loan (ILL) systems; skill and ability to work independently; ability to manage and balance changing priorities and to easily shift between tasks; ability to sort materials and maneuver crates up to 30 pounds; skill and ability to operate office and library equipment such as copier, computer, printer etc. 

Michigan Technological University Archives Graduate Student Intern

The Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections seeks a graduate student intern for Summer 2012. As a regional history manuscript collection, the Michigan Tech Archives collects material broadly documenting the Keweenaw Peninsula and environs associated with Michigan’s Western Upper Peninsula.

The intern selected will receive substantive experience in both public service and collections handling activities. The intern will assist in day-to-day public service activities, including greeting and assisting researchers, retrieving and shelving historical records, and assisting university and community patrons with use and duplication of materials.

Monday, March 26, 2012

LAW LIBRARY CONSULTANTS - JOB POSTING

Law Library Consultants, Inc. is a full service business providing consulting, management/maintenance, research and placement services for law firm and corporate law libraries in the 7 county metro area.  LLC has an immediate opening at a client law firm.

PART-TIME POSITION: Library Assistant in Bloomington Law Firm

SCHEDULE:  20  HRS/WK, AM, M-F

DUTIES:
  • Check in and route mail
  • Process and circulate books and other materials
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Assist with creating, maintaining, and updating various records, reports, files relating to general library and practice group resources
  • Communicate with vendors regarding ordering and returning books as necessary; type and prepare correspondence
  • Assist with cataloging and updating and maintaining online catalog (EOS)
  • Process bills for payment
  • Assist with budget process
  • Reshelve library books, materials
  • Loose-leaf filing
  • Review shelves for missing, misplaced, outdated materials

SKILLS:  Must have clerical, computer, & loose-leaf filing experience with eye for detail
and accuracy. Knowledge of law libraries and their protocol is a plus.
                                                             
COMPENSATION:  Beginning at $17/hour for experienced individual.  Increase DOE.

How to Apply:
Contact:  Kathleen Bedor

Friday, March 23, 2012

EMC Academic Librarian Opening at UW-Stout

The University Library of the University of Wisconsin-Stout seeks an innovative, highly-motivated Librarian to be responsible for the Educational Materials Center (EMC), with major responsibilities in library instruction and reference. The position will be responsible for developing, promoting and evaluating the EMC collections (K-12); the position also provides library instruction related to education and the EMC; coordinates library instruction in the summer during the absence of the Instruction Librarian; assists in the planning and provision of reference services. The Librarian serves as a member of the Reference, Collection Development and Instruction Workgroups.

Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum salary is $46,452 (Academic Librarian) and the position has State of Wisconsin benefits. A complete application consists of: a resume; cover letter; copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts (need not be official and may be scanned); and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Full information for candidates includes an e-mail address. Incomplete applications and applications received after April 20, 2012 will not be considered. The tentative start date for this position is July 15, 2012. All applications must be submitted electronically to: http://www.uwstout.edu/jobs . If you have application questions email or call Carol Hagness, hagnessc@uwstout.edu 715-232-1892. A full job description is available at: http://www.uwstout.edu/content/lib/emc.pdf

Interviewing Workshop on March 26


MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2012
6:30 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
ROOM 017, CdC

Kimberly Betz, director, St. Kate’s Career Development Center will offer advice on job interviewing including face-to-face and phone interviews.

Deb Torres, assistant director, MLIS Program, will provide a prospective as a former library director.

All MLIS students are invited to this work, including those:

Near completion and searching for her/his first professional position.

Continuing students seeking job opportunities and internships while still in the program.

MLIS COMMUNITY NIGHT EVENTS: SPOTLIGHTING LIS CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Save the Date: Monday, April 16, 2012 for a workshop on Networking.

Minnesota Library Associatio​n is seeking presentati​on proposals for the 2012 Annual Conference

The Minnesota Library Association is seeking presentation proposals for its 2012 Annual Conference, to be held October 3-5 in St. Paul, Minnesota. This three-day conference equips library staff with new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate, and succeed in their careers.

Minnesota Library Association
2012 Annual Conference
Minnesota Libraries: A Capitol Idea
October 3-5, 2012
Saint Paul RiverCentre, St. Paul, MN

Visit www.mnlibraryassociation.org/mlaconference2012 for complete details and registration.

Find the press release with additional information is available for download here: www.mnlibraryassociation.org/uploads/conf12/PressRelease12_0322.doc

A PDF flyer is available for download here: www.mnlibraryassociation.org/uploads/conf12/MLA_AnnualConf12_Flyer1.pdf.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Check out the ARLIS Twin Cities Chapter Website

Interested in Art Librarianship?  Check out the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Twin Cities Chapter website for more information.  Bailey Diers and two St. Catherine University MLIS alumnae, Shannon Klug and Laura Morlock, recently redesigned the website here.  You can find internships, events, featured library/librarian stories and membership opportunities with the ARLIS NA Twin Cities Chapter.

Register for Alternative Careers in LIS with Chris Jacobs

 
Worried about how and where you'll find a job when you graduate with your MLIS degree?

Looking for something different to do with your career?

Want to start your own business?

Explore non-traditional careers in the Alternative Careers in Library & Information Science course this Summer 2012 (LIS 7963 G02 CRN 40372).   You'll have a chance to examine your own skills and interests and research a wide variety of alternative careers.  We'll meet and interview a number of 'alternative librarians', discussing not only their subject expertise but how they advocated and lead in the local community.

Questions?  Contact Chris Jacobs at cajacobs4@yahoo.com

Deadline to Register extended to March 26 for International Librarianship Course


The final registration deadline has been extended to Monday, March 26, 2012.


Dates: Classes will be held in St. Paul on Mondays and Wednesdays, June 4 through 20, 2012, 6-9 PM. Participation in IFLA in Helsinki, Finland is August 11 through 17, 2012. Attendance is required for both the St. Paul and IFLA portions.

Program Costs for LIS 7600 and IFLA: $1350 (includes program fee, lodging and IFLA registration) PLUS tuition for a 3-credit course. Additional costs to be paid directly by students: air fare to and from Helsinki, meals and personalexpenses.

Optional Amsterdam Preprogram: An optional pre-IFLA experience in Amsterdam is being offered for August 8 through 10, 2012. The total cost for the on-campus LIS 7600 course, the Amsterdam preprogram, and IFLA Helsinki conference is $1794 (includes program fee, Amsterdam and Helsinki lodging, and IFLA registration) PLUS tuition for a 3-credit course. Additional costs to be paid directly by students: air fare to Amsterdam, Helsinki and return to Minneapolis; meals and personal expenses.

Grants available: Grant assistance is available through the SCU Graduate Student Advisory Board to apply toward documented expenses, not including tuition or program fee. Applications for grants are available on the GSAB web site.

IFLA encourages participation by attendees through poster presentations and papers. For additional information, visit the IFLA web site: www.ifla.org. Ten registered students are required for LIS 7600 to be held. Four students are required for the optional Amsterdam preprogram to be held.

NOTE: Students will apply for this course through the Global Studies website and not through the regular Registrar's website. See full post (Read more) for registration instructions.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

MLIS Graduate Assistantship Opportunity with David Lesniaski

 A Graduate Assistantship opportunity for the rest of the Winter 2012 semester continuing into Fall 2012 will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program.   Working under the direction of MLIS faculty mentor David Lesniaski the graduate assistant will have the opportunity to expand upon knowledge gained in the classroom on a variety of projects.  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 SCU Student Employment Handbook.
·Must meet periodically with faculty mentor to provide regular updates on progress made toward learning goals established at the start of the assistantship.

Additional Faculty Requirements:
David Lesniaski: desired attributes (not qualifications)
·Reasonable knowledge of Excel and Access or ability and willingness to learn them
·Interest in learning and experimenting with various types of software (online systems, content management systems, presentation software, concept-mapping software, ...)
·Interest in the organization of information
·Creativity
·Ability to work independently

Deadline to apply is Friday, March 23, 2012. Students should apply through Katieclick where requirements such as a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript are needed for the application.

Librarian - Technical and Reference Services Coordinator (Wage)

Working Title: Librarian - Technical and Reference Services Coordinator (Wage)  
Role Title: Library Specialist III - 29053  
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled 
Hiring Range: $19.69/hr. - $40.41/hr.  
Agency: Dept of Transportation (501)  
Agency Website: Click Here for Agency Website
Location: Charlottesville - 540
Position Number: H0694  
Job Posting Number: 0055763  

Job Description: This is an hourly/wage position and is limited to 1500 hours within a 12-month period. This position is not eligible for benefits.

The Virginia Department of Transportation seeks a technical services professional to provide library services to researchers at the Virginia Center for Transportation Research and Innovation (VCTIR), to UVA students/faculty involved in VDOT-sponsored research and to VDOT employees of all types statewide.

Electronic Resources Librarian

POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida is seeking a dynamic, user focused, collaborative and creative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources Librarian. This tenure track faculty member provides leadership in the procurement, licensing, management, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources acquired by the Smathers Libraries. The position supervises two support staff and manages the activities of the Electronic Resources Unit within the Acquisitions Department. The unit is responsible for managing license agreements and amendments, renewing database and e-journal package subscriptions, paying invoices, compiling and loading records, maintaining online access to most of the electronic resources acquired by the library, and providing accurate reports and statistics. In close consultation with the Associate Deans involved in collections, the incumbent will review and manage license agreements as well as foster and maintain positive relationships with publishers and vendors.  The Electronic Resources Librarian will develop and maintain expert knowledge on issues related to electronic resources and take the lead in managing the electronic resources management system. In addition, the Electronic Resources Librarian will monitor and contribute to the professional dialogue regarding electronic resources development and trends. The selected applicant will be a motivated, service-oriented, and highly communicative individual with a strong commitment to facilitating the use of technology and library resources in the UF community.

TITLE: Research & Instruction Librarian


LOCATION: University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College Campus Library

Two positions available - 10 month annual positions with the possibility of additional employment pending available funding

The University of Washington Libraries seeks two creative and energetic  librarians to join a collaborative team of librarians, faculty, and academic  support staff who are committed to innovation in teaching and learning. The  successful candidates will provide a range of services, including but not limited to instruction and research services, at the dynamic and growing co-located campus of the University of Washington Bothell and Cascadia Community College.

Upcoming 2012 NISO Webinar Schedule

Understanding Critical Elements of E-books: Standards for Formatting and Metadata – Part 2
Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Central Time)
   
What to Expect When You're Expecting a Platform Change: Perspectives from a Publisher and a Librarian
Wednesday, April 11, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Central Time)
   
Schema.org and Linked Data: Complementary Approaches to Publishing Data
Wednesday, April 25, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Central Time)
   
Can I Access the World? Involving Users in E-book Acquisition and Sharing Understanding Critical Elements of E-books: Acquiring, Sharing, and Preserving – Part 1
Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Central Time)
   
Heritage Lost? Ensuring the Preservation of E-books
Understanding Critical Elements of E-books: Acquiring, Sharing, and Preserving – Part 2
Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Central Time)
   
Making Better Decisions with Usage Statistics
Wednesday, June 13, 2012, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM (Central Time)

For more information on 2012 NISO Webinar Schedule, go to the Minitex Events page.

Hosting Public Forums @ your library--Register now for 2nd Webinar on Tuesday, March 27, 4pm EST; 3 pm CST; 1pm PST | ALA Connect

Hosting Public Forums @ your library--Register now for 2nd Webinar on Tuesday, March 27, 4pm EST; 3 pm CST; 1pm PST | ALA Connect

Monday, March 19, 2012

MLIS Annual Summit: Save the Date (April 30)


Monday, April 30, 2012
5:00-8:00 PM
Rauenhorst Hall, CdC (Ballroom)
  • The Summit is our annual gathering of community members.
  • Along with invited speakers, this year’s Summit will feature a STUDENT POSTER FAIR highlighting your student academic work, research & other activities.
  • Look for a call for participation in the Student Poster Fair after the semester break
MLIS Program, St. Catherine University

Job - Medtronic - Library Science Intern Job

Position Description

Medtronic’s corporate library, The Knowledge Center, located at our world headquarters in Fridley Minnesota, is looking for a student enrolled in the MLIS program to begin immediately as a Technical Information Specialist intern. The internship is a temporary, full time (40 hrs/wk), competitively paid, position requiring availability during the M-F workday, starting immediately thru November 2012. This position will work autonomously with little to no work direction. This is a great opportunity to experience life in a special library.

Go here for more information.

Open Position: LIBRARY DEV AND SVCS SPEC

$ 22.92-$ 33.99 hourly, $ 47,857-$ 70,971 annually
Date Posted:  03/13/2012
Closing Date:  03/30/2012
Hiring Agency:  MN St Colleges & Universities
Division/Bureau:  MN State University, Mankato
Location:  Mankato
Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number:  12MNSC000141
Employment Conditions:  Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift:  Day Shift
Days of Work:  Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-05:00 PM
Travel Required:  yes
Job Grouping:  Education and Libraries
Classified Status:  Classified
 
What's Great About This Job:  Diversity at Minnesota State Mankato is part of our vision, our mission, and our strategic priorities. For more information about our diverse community, please visit: http://www.mnsu.edu/diversity

Job Description:  Working Title: Cataloging and Metadata Support and Training Specialist

The position exists to provide PALS customers with consultation, software support, training and documentation services to those using the Aleph and Evergreen library management systems and other supported software. The incumbent specializes in the areas of metadata management, database quality control and cataloging.

Consultation includes advising customers about implementing standards and best practices as well as designing efficient workflows. In addition, this position will actively participate in the Consortium of MnPALS Libraries, collaborating with committees and task forces, such as the Cataloging User Group, User Council and Authorities Task Force.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children’s Librarian.

Darien Library in Darien, CT is now accepting applications for the inaugural Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship.

Harold McGraw was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who:
  • demonstrates exemplary scholarship
  • possesses a passion for working with children and for the development of literacy
  • shows significant leadership promise
  • has strong personal qualities
  • demonstrates a penchant for technology

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Mar. 15: Seeking Applications for the 2012 MLIS SCHOLARSHIP


MLIS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION TIPS

To all students planning to apply for the MLIS Scholarship this semester:

Deb Torres, assistant Director, MLIS program, is offering to provide applicants with some tips/guidance for composing a strong application letter. Contact her via email at <datorres@stkate.edu> at least two days prior to the application deadline of Thursday, March 15, 2012, if you would like assistance.

Progressive Librarian's Guild Social Hour

LIS Social Hour

Join us after class Thursday!

The St. Kate's Progressive Librarian's Guild invites all MLIS Students to begin Spring Break the right way by celebrating with you fellow MLIS classmates.

Thursday, March 15th, 9:05 at Sweeny's
96 Dale Street N. St. Paul

Spring Break Happy Fun Time

Cataloging & Serials Librarian

Dakota Wesleyan University’s McGovern Library seeks a full-time cataloging and serials librarian to begin June 1, 2012. Dakota Wesleyan University is a private four year liberal arts university located in Mitchell, SD, and is affiliated with the Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. The McGovern Library was dedicated in 2006 and is a member of the South Dakota Library Network.

Primary responsibilities include cataloging of all library materials using OCLC and ExLibris’ Aleph ILS and managing all aspects of serials control. Shared responsibilities include evening and weekend reference services and digital collections development. The cataloging and serials librarian reports to the Director of Learning Resources.

Graduate Assistants​hips Opportunit​ies

Are you graduating with your library degree this spring or summer? Are you in need of experience for your resume? Are you interested in a subject master’s degree to complement your library degree? Then we have a great opportunity for you! 

Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU) is looking for graduate assistants, one each for Reference and Technical Services (Cataloging) beginning fall 2012. You get a stipend for each semester, 20 hours/week of real work experience at the reference desk or cataloging actual resources, full tuition remission up to 18 graduate credits per year, and access to over 50 graduate degree programs (http://grad.mnsu.edu/programs/). 

For full details, please see the job announcement at ALA Jobs List: http://joblist.ala.org/modules/jobseeker/Graduate-Assistant--Positions-Available/19314.cfm and the official vacancy notices at http://www.mnsu.edu/hr/vacancy/index.php?id=vacgrad 

Please feel free ask questions and direct them to the contact information you find in the posts.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

NERL Consortium Librarian

Northeast Research Libraries Consortium (NERL)
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian 1 – 3
Requisition #: 15802BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule:   Part-time (20 hours per week); to be worked between M-F, 8:30-5:00Yale 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 is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Summer 2012 Internship with the Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution seeks two full-time summer interns for the Field Book Project, a joint initiative by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and the Smithsonian Institution Archives (SIA). Internships are 8 weeks and must take place between June 1 and August 31, 2012. Interns will receive a $5,000 stipend. Interns will catalog field notes, which are original source materials documenting field research in biodiversity. The materials span two centuries of fieldwork. Content found in these volumes document the specimens in the museum’s collections through taxonomic identification, sketches, photographs, maps, correspondence and other materials that support diverse research needs of scientists and historians. Deadline to apply is April 1st.

MLIS Summer Schedule 2012; Registration begins March 7

The MLIS summer schedule for 2012 has been posted on the MLIS internal website (under Calendars and Schedules) and in the Kateway course schedule.

The summer term will span June 4 - August 10*. 
*LIS 7600: International Librarianship dates extend beyond the official summer session dates. 


Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - Students with 23 or more earned credits may begin registeringThursday, March 8, 2012 - Students with 10-22 earned credits may begin registering
Friday, March 9, 2012 - Students with 0-9 earned credits may begin registering.

**Registration for LIS 7600: International Librarianship is from March 1-15, 2012. See more information on the course and how to register through the Global Studies here. LIS 7993 requires permission from instructor before registration. See instructions here. 

Check course prerequsites and holds before registering. Syllabi should be posted two weeks before the beginning of the term on May 21. Look for exact dates on your course syllabus. Grades will be due August 17. 

See Topics course descriptions below. 
LIS 7963 G01: Topics: Social Justice in Children/YA Literature: Students in this course will learn how to select, read, evaluate and analyze depictions and aspects of social justice and injustice in children’s and young adult literature. Through various genres of literature intended for both the child and adolescent reader, students will develop an informed awareness of the complex perspectives, uses and boundaries of literature and will learn to recognize and analyze how adolescent and children’s literature depict stories related to social justice, tolerance, equality and social change. We will engage in a variety of teaching/learning methods to cover the course material, including but not limited to: lecture, small/large group discussions, independent and group projects, written and oral presentations.  Prereq: LIS 7010 and LIS 7040.

LIS 7963 G02: Topics: Alternative Careers in LIS: This course will explore alternative careers in library and information science by examining librarians as subject specialists, technology experts, teachers and community liaisons, entrepreneurs, and administrators.  Students will have the opportunity to research and evaluate various alternative careers to help them prepare for future employment. Prereq: LIS 7010. Note: If you have any scheduling questions please feel free to contact the instructor, Chris Jacobs, directly at cajacobs4@yahoo.com.


LIS 7963 G03: Topics: Digital Preservation: This class will teach processing and preserving digital media as commonly done in a digital repository. Students will learn about project administration, including: planning, data management, standards and quality control, long-term data preservation and associated rights issues. In addition, this course will focus on the theoretical aspects of digital preservation. Please note: this class is not limited to archives concentrators. All students are welcome. Prereq: LIS 7010.

Curator of American Literature Drama and Prose Writings

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University Library
Rank: Librarian  I-V

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 is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Metadata and Emerging Technologies Librarian

Catalog and Metadata Services
Yale University Library
Rank: Librarian II-IV
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 is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

One Voice Mixed Chorus Archive Internship

Position Title:                 Archive Intern

Revised:                         March 7, 2012

Supervised by:               Executive Director
Purpose of Position:       To assist the Executive Director with marketing, and grant writing
Time Commitment:        10-20 hours per week

Archive intern will assist the Executive Director with One Voice’s 25th Anniversary celebrations, and organize (compile, sort, update and scan) all One Voice photographs, press materials, programs, and newsletter. While assisting with a wide range of projects, interns will gain hands-on experience and training in aspects of library management, record keeping, marketing and development, while also gaining a good understanding of a small nonprofit organization.

CALCO invites St. Catherine University MLIS Students to next meeting

Members of the Capitol Area Library Consortium (CALCO) would like to extend an invitation to St. Kate's library program students to our next meeting. We will be having a special program:

“Legal Resources for Non-Law Librarians” (30 minute presentation; 15 minutes questions) Presenters:
Sara Galligan, Ramsey County Law Library
Mary Ann Van Cura, State Library Services

Date/Time: March 21, 9:00am

Location:
Minnesota Office of Attorney General  §  445 Minnesota St.  §  St. Paul, MN  55101Conference Room, Skyway Level (off Town Square)Questions:  Karla Gedell  §   (651) 757-1055  §  karla.gedell@state.mn.us

We think it will be a good opportunity for students to network with state agency librarians and to learn a little about legal resources.

St. Kate's MLIS Program: LIS 7993, Practicum, Summer 2012

LIS 7993, Practicum, Summer 2012

Students planning to take the LIS 7993, Practicum course in Summer 2012 should make an appointment to see the S12 instructor, Dr. Deborah Grealy, MLIS Program Director (651-690-8633/dsgrealy@stkate.edu). Students should be prepared to discuss their learning goals and prospects for the supervised setting. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Information Technology Technical Associate (Senior Digital Library Applications Developer)

University of Illinois at Chicago, Library Systems with general supervision, support the Library’s goal to provide quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff by designing information, research and storage systems. Acts as project manager in designing or modifying information systems. Reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology.

Job Responsibilities
• Works with Assistant University Librarian for IT in prioritizing projects that will be completed.
• Meets and negotiates with stakeholders (faculty, students, staff) to understand their needs and build information systems that improve access to Library resources.
• Leads teams in the design of new systems and projects to modify existing systems.
• Designs, develops, tests, integrates, supports, and documents user-facing applications and back-end systems.
• Designs and develops complex databases for the storage of research data and reports.
• Integrates Library information into other campus information systems.
• Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies to support the Library’s evolving virtual services.
• Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Information Technology Technical Associate (Digital Library Applications Developer)

University of Illinois at Chicago, Library Systems with general supervision, support the Library’s goal to provide quality resources and expertise to students, faculty and staff by designing information, research and storage systems. Reports to the Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology.

Job Responsibilities
• Meets and negotiates with stakeholders (faculty, students, staff) to understand their needs and build information systems that improve access to Library resources.
• Designs, develops, tests, integrates, supports, and documents user-facing applications for stakeholders, such as repository databases, research and online teaching modules, electronic thesis and dissertation system, and the library catalog.
• Integrates Library information into other campus information systems.
• Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies to support the Library’s evolving virtual services.
• Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Kissinger Project Archivist

Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian II
yale.edu/jobs
Fixed Duration Term: 3 years from date of hire
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 is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Reserves

Access Services, Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian III-IV
www.yale.edu/jobs
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 is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Position Description
Reporting to the Director of Access Services, the Associate Director for Resource Sharing and Reserves is responsible for developing and providing leadership for Yale University Library’s Resource Sharing and Reserves programs in a rapidly changing and complex environment by planning, implementing, and improving resource sharing and reserve services for Yale University Library that support teaching, research, and learning.

Arrangement and Description Archivist

Manuscripts and Archives
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian II
yale.edu/jobs
Fixed Duration Term: 3 years from date of hire
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 is a highly valued partner in the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 12.5 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information. Housed in the Sterling Memorial Library and twenty school and departmental libraries, it employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Monday, March 5, 2012

(Mar. 7) MLIS Program Instructional Technology Support Coordinator

Job Title: Instructional Technology Support Coordinator
Department/Office: MA Library Info Science
Primary Campus: St. Paul
Posting Number: 20120021-STAFF
Closing Date: March 7, 2012

Position Summary Information

St. Catherine University, St. Paul campus, invites applications for the full-time position of Instructional Technology Support Coordinator in the Information Management Department/MLIS Program. This position may require some evening and weekend work hours.

The Instructional Technology Coordinator is responsible for supporting the technology needs of Information Management faculty, staff and students. This support includes maintenance of computer/media labs, working with vendors to keep lab components (i.e. hardware, software, furnishings, etc.) functional to meet needs of faculty and students, possible supervision of graduate assistants and student workers, and assisting and advising faculty, adjunct faculty and students on use of technology for instruction, learning and search.

For more information, see the St. Catherine University Human Resources website.
The St. Catherine University Friends of the Libraries and Nursing Department are hosting an author event on Monday, April 16. More information found here.

(Mar. 5) Explore World of 3M Innovation & Discover 3M’s Information Research and Solutions Group


Please register on or by Monday, Feb. 27 (tour is limited to the first 50 who register):

Email the following to minnesota.sla@gmail.com:

Name
Phone number
Is this your first SLA event?
Are you a student?

Updated MLIS Community Night Schedule

Friday, March 2, 2012

Dr. Mary Wagner receives the 2012 Beta Phi Mu Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Mary Wagner on receiving the 2012 Beta Phi Mu Award!

Dr. Mary Wagner, professor of library and information science at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minn., has been selected the recipient of the American Library Association’s 2012 Beta Phi Mu Award. This annual award, donated by the Beta Phi Mu International Library Science Honorary Society, is presented to a library school faculty member or to an individual who demonstrates distinguished service to education in librarianship.
Wagner was selected for her contributions to library education and librarianship both locally and internationally. See the full ALA press release here.

Dr. Wagner's blog "Nyumba Mu Lusaka" (At Home in Lusaka), from her Fulbright Scholarship in 2010-11 to teach at the University of Zambia in Lusaka and help build library services for children and young adults, is found here.

SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY POSITION OPENING

Position:    Librarian, Online and Distance Learning                                

Department:    Hugh A. and Edna C. White Library                                            

Schedule:    Full-time, 11 month, tenure-track with faculty rank

Qualifications:    ALA/MLS or completion by start date.  Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Strong computer skills, including demonstrated competence with Microsoft Office and Web 2.0. Willingness to travel occasionally to off-campus sites and to work a flexible schedule as required. Experience in marketing, delivering, and assessing instruction and reference services in a distance learning environment is preferred. Individual will exhibit a life and service that is in full accord with the Spring Arbor University concept and community covenant. (Please see http://bit.ly/wFF1tF.)

Government Resources & Research Services Librarian

The University of Guam Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Library seeks a dynamic and enthusiastic individual who will oversee the services and collections of the Government Documents Collection and Graduate Research Center. Specific responsibilities include collection responsibilities for a selective U.S. Government Repository Collection, corollary collections, and an IMLS three year grant funded Graduate Research Center. This individual will report to the Library Director. This is a 12-month, tenure track position.

Graduate Assistantships Available for 2012-13

James E. Brooks Library
Central Washington University
Ellensburg, Washington

The James E. Brooks Library announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who currently hold an MLS, or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master’s degree.  This one-year program, with a possible one-year extension, allows an individual to study in most of the university’s graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library.  Ideal for new or experienced librarians, candidates must apply to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research at CWU and be accepted into a program prior to being offered an assistantship in the Brooks Library.

Simon Fraser University: ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN

ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN
FOR COLLECTIONS AND SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Associate University Librarian for Collections and Scholarly Communication serves on the Dean of Library Services’ senior staff and exercises Library-wide leadership, management, policy and planning responsibility in the areas of collection services and scholarly communication. The AUL for Collections and Scholarly Communication is responsible for preparation and oversight of the library collections budget, communicating library collections and scholarly publishing matters to library staff and to the university community including the Senate Library Committee, individual faculty members, and administrators. The AUL serves in a leadership role within the Library and the University in promoting awareness of scholarly communication issues in the broadest sense and as they relate directly to Library programs and services.

For complete description of roles and responsiblity and more information on the position, see the full description

Summer Development Internship for Graywolf Press

Graywolf Press, a prestigious local nonprofit publisher dedicated to the creation and promotion of thoughtful and imaginative contemporary literature essential to a vital and diverse culture, is seeking motivated, detail-oriented applicants for the summer development internship. There will be an emphasis on donor database management and maintenance, data entry, and donor prospecting/research/fact checking for a current three-year campaign. This internship is an excellent opportunity for interns to gain hands-on experience in nonprofit development and to learn more about the world of literary publishing.

Interested applicants can find more information on the Graywolf Press website at http://www.graywolfpress.org/Company_Info/Internships/Development_Internships/127/  .

Applications for the summer session are due by March 15th.

Questions can be directed to:

Stephanie Shockley / Development Assistant
Graywolf Press / 250 Third Avenue North, Suite 600 / Minneapolis, MN 55401
p. 651.641.0077 / f. 651.641.0036
shockley@graywolfpress.org