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Monday, April 30, 2012

Read to Me Volunteer

Assist Hennepin County Library staff in a family literacy program at the men's or women's sections of the Hennepin Adult Corrections Facility in Plymouth. As a Read to Me volunteer, you'll help incarcerated parents learn about the benefits of reading to their children, select books and then make a recording to send home to their children. Volunteers only need to commit to three consecutive sessions (Wednesday or Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m.) total. This is the perfect opportunity for volunteers with limited time or a tight schedule to promote libraries and reading and make difference in a child's life. For more information, please contact Shelly Reimer at Shelly.Reimer@co.hennepin.mn.us or (612) 596-0087.

We currently need volunteers for the following sessions:

Men’s section – three Wednesdays
8/8, 8/15 and 8/22
9/5, 9/12 and 9/19

Women’s section – three Thursdays
10/4, 10/11 and 10/18
11/1, 11/8 and 11/15

Saturday, April 28, 2012

MLIS Annual Summit on April 30

MLIS Annual Summit Flyer

Monday, April 30, 2012
5:00-8:00 PM
Rauenhorst Hall, Coeur de Catherine 3rd Floor
St. Catherine University St. Paul Campus


The MLIS Annual Summit is our annual gathering of community members and program stakeholders. The theme of Innovation has been selected for this year’s Summit and will include a chance for participants to mingle with vendors and student poster presentations as well as hear from four different Innovate! talks and a keynote on the theme of current innovations in the field of library and information science. We extend the invitation for the summit to the library and information community.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Media Specialist Position

One of the two middle schools in Farmington is still looking for a media specialist. Here is the link to the info about the position below:

http://www.applitrack.com/isd192/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?internaltransferform.Url=&category=Middle+School+Teaching

I wanted to add a personal note and let those considering a change or looking for a great district should consider interviewing. The district has a new and dynamic team of exciting innovators that are supportive and enthusiastic about media and technology.

Recent work includes:
  • Customized learning with a 1:1 iPad initiative
  • Flipped classroom delivery
  • Flexbook designing and writing

This is just to mention a few things on the drawing board or in the works. I will be working this Summer with helping to write a digital citizenship curriculum that will be guiding both the iPad work and future digital policies and guidelines.

Come and help—the group here is fun “and” professional. You won’t be sorry!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

MLIS Alumi News: Monica LaVold

Read about Monica LaVold, MLIS 2011 Alum, in the in the River Falls Journal article: "Call her a natural-born librarian" By: Phil Pfuehler.

Read current MLIS faculty and student publications

Sarah Nagle is an MLIS Adjunct Faculty member teaching LIS 7630: Reader's Advisory this current semester. Read her article under the Reviews section of Library Journal titled "Takin’ It to the Streets: Citizen Activists | Collection Development".

Amy Mars, a current student, published her article "Library Service to the Homeless" in Public Libraries. Amy also recently was awarded the MLIS Scholarship by MLIS faculty who were impressed with her achievements and service to the program and profession

Youth Services Library Internship, Chanhassen Library

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Chanhassen Library of the Carver County Library System has an internship position available for an MLIS student who is interested in youth service librarianship in a public library setting. With this internship, you will be able to gain a variety of experiences in youth services librarianship with professional level duties. A primary activity of this position will include assisting with Summer Reading Program activities.

Some of the duties / responsibilities may include:
  •     Reference
  •     Reader’s advisory
  •     Storytime observations with the opportunity to plan and present storytimes.
  •     Assist with Literacy Programs.
  •     Assist with supervision of Summer Teen Volunteers

Lake Superior Libraries Symposium

Registration for the inaugural Lake Superior Libraries Symposium is now open! Designed as an accessible and affordable conference for staff from all types of Wisconsin and Minnesota libraries, the LSLS features content and presenters on the cutting edge of library leadership, programming, and technology.  Featuring keynote speaker Eli Neiberger, a 2011 Library Journal Mover and Shaker, the conference will bring ideas, resources, and networking opportunities from around Midwest to the Twin Ports at WITC-Superior on June 1st.

Science Information Services Librarian

Steenbock Library on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus has an opening for a Science Information Services Librarian.  The person in this position will collaborate with other science librarians in a wide range of library services and programming, including outreach and liaison to the life sciences research community, information literacy instruction, and reference services.

Principal duties include:

* Serve as liaison to assigned life sciences departments, centers and programs.

* Provide information, research and reference services with an emphasis on assigned liaison areas.

* Participate on the campus Research Data Services team with other librarians and information technology staff.

* Plan, teach and assess information literacy in collaboration with faculty to integrate information literacy objectives and essential learning outcomes into the curriculum.

For a complete description and application information, please visit:
http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/WebListing/Unclassified/PVLSummary.aspx?pvl_num=73387.

The review of applications will begin on 5/9/12 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Cataloging & Acquisitions Associate


(Full-time temporary position June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013)

St. Olaf College, a residential campus with nearly 3000 students, combines a leading liberal arts experience with the dynamic energy of a small university. Forty-five graduation majors, 27 intercollegiate sports, a world-renowned music program and a nationally recognized commitment to international study help St. Olaf fulfill its mission to develop and nurture mind, body and spirit. St. Olaf is located in located in Northfield, Minnesota, a charming, two-college town of 20,000 people just 35 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Cataloging & Acquisitions Associate provides and maintains access to new and existing materials (such as books, e-books, DVDs and other media) in support of the college curriculum and the Bridge Consortium.
This is a one-year full-time temporary position with excellent benefits package. Salary will be $31,500 - 35,000 or more, depending on qualifications. This position would be perfect for a recent grad or current MLS student who has taken coursework in cataloging.  This is a full-time 40 hour/week position but the weekly schedule can be flexible if needed in terms of working some evenings or weekends.

Essential Education:
•Bachelor’s degree or Certificate in Library Studies

Essential Experience:
•Copy-cataloging experience or coursework
•Understanding of the principles of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control including recognized rules and standards (AACR2, RDA, LCRIs, LCSH, LCC, and MARC)
•Basic knowledge of one or more foreign languages – especially Norwegian, Danish or German

For a full job description and to apply, please visit http://jobs.stolaf.edu/postings/2382
Position opened until filled (First review begins May 2nd)

Library Fellows Program - two positions available

Applications are invited for the Library Fellows Program (2012-2014).  The Fellows Program was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world-class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community.  Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession.  

Position descriptions for these two, two-year positions are attached and may also be found on the MIT Libraries website: 


Review of applications will begin May 21st, 2012 and continue until the positions are filled.  The anticipated start date for both is summer or early fall of 2012.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Travelers, Records Management

2012 Summer Student Opportunity at Travelers - St. Paul, MN You will work in the records management department of a large insurance company downtown St. Paul.  We will provide you with a variety of challenging projects and experienced professionals to mentor you.  This is a 3-month assignment, start date, end date, and working hours flexible.  Hourly pay range is in the mid to upper teens, depending on major, year in school, experience, and skills. Send resumes to Steve Jorgenson at sjorgen1@travelers.com

Due April 27; Friends of the Library Development & Services Faculty and Student Scholarship

St. Catherine University Master of Library and Information Science Program
Friends of the Library Development and Services Faculty and Student Scholarship


Description Purpose
This scholarship is made possible by an endowment through the Friends of the Library Development and Services to fund collaborative students/faculty research. The purpose of this scholarship is to facilitate the initiation and development of collaborative research between students and faculty in the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University. The number of awards disbursed each year may vary, and the amount of funding may vary as well. The funds may be used for the following: supplies, books, travel, or stipend.

Conditions for the Award
Before applying for this award, students must:
  • Have completed LIS7050 (Research Methods) or LIS 7920 (Information Seeking Behavior) or an equivalent research methods course elsewhere.
  • Plan research project with an MLIS faculty member who agrees to collaborate with you (indicated by signature on proposal).
  • Not have been previously awarded an FLD scholarship.
Upon receiving the award, recipients must:
  • Have proposals approved by the St Kate’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or plan to submit an IRB application if they propose to use human subjects.
  • Complete the proposed research by the close of the academic year following the award of the scholarship.
  • Present research findings by publishing an article in a professional journal, presenting at a professional conference, and/or presenting to a local community audience impacted by the research.
  • Submit a research report of approximately 500 to 1,000 words within six weeks from completion of the research to the MLIS Program’s Student Relations Committee.

May 1 Free Books

MLIS Professor Mary Wagner can't find room for her professional collection on shelves in her home, so...starting Tuesday, May 1, 2012 in CdC 17, browse and select books to expand your personal collection or pick up some books to read with a child. Books are free; donations accepted. All contributions support CHABS Community Library in Lusaka, Zambia. CHABS Community Library provides space for children and young people to study, to read and to participate in Spoken Word activities. Johnstone Chawamba is the librarian and a student of library studies at the University of Zambia.

Starting May 1, 2012 in CdC 017, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings 5-6 pm, and by arrangement via mmwagner@stkate.edu.


Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship

Theatre Library Association is pleased to sponsor the Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship in memory of the achievements of this beloved theater historian, scholar, educator, and mentor.

The Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship acknowledges outstanding professional accomplishments of promising students currently enrolled in MLS or archival training programs specializing in performing arts librarianship.

Interested students are encouraged to apply by submitting an application form and supporting materials by June 30, 2012 to the address listed on the form. The form is available from the TLA website.

The winning essay will be published in BROADSIDE, TLA's online newsletter. The Scholarship will be presented to the winner in a public ceremony at TLA's Annual Book Awards scheduled for October 12th.

Finding Your Virtual Reference Users Online

Thursday, May 17, 2012
12:00 - 1:00 PM (Central Time)
The OCLC Research report Seeking Synchronicity found that one of the biggest obstacles to a successful virtual reference service was getting users to simply know the service existed. Virtual customer service has become increasingly familiar for commercial business however odds are that most users won't even know what "Ask a Librarian" means. Many users of all generations don't even know that virtual reference services exist and that stands for public, academic, and special library users alike.

Look at what signs have been effective in letting users know about the service. What works best in both drawing users' attention and getting them to know what the service is about? With our constantly changing technical vocabulary, are you really saying what you want to say?

Continuing the Best Practices in Virtual Reference Series, Susan McGlamery of OCLC and other virtual reference users will lead a discussion on finding your users where they are and meeting them at the point of need. Join us to share what works for your library (or what doesn't) and hear from your colleagues.
For more information on future installments or for recordings of past webinars in this series visit OCLC's Virtual Reference Series webpage.

LIBRARIAN I -- TECHNICAL SERVICES -- CATALOGER



The Rochester Public Library (MN) seeks a thoughtful, innovative, and progressive cataloger to provide the best connection to resources possible for our patrons and staff.

The successful candidate will possess a masters degree from an ALA accredited graduate program and have at least one year of cataloging experience. The individual will demonstrate an understanding of current cataloging rules and standards, including AACR2, ISBD, MARC, DDC, and LCSH, while being open to learning and applying new and alternative ways of resource description and classification. The individual will have excellent communication and technology skills, the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, and a willingness to accept and adapt to change with patience and grace. Cataloging experience in a public library is highly desirable as well as experience working directly with the public through Reference or other public services. An understanding that cataloging is an art, not a science, as well the possession of a keen sense of humor, would be beneficial. A commitment to uphold our customer service standards is essential.

Associate Librarian Technical Services


The James E. Tobin Library is currently seeking an experienced individual to lead its technical services area. This department is comprised of multiple back end processes, all of which contribute to both the effectiveness and efficiency of overall library services. Discrete functions of this department include: Interlibrary Loan (ILL), Reserves, Cataloging/ILS Systems, Periodicals and Acquisitions. Reporting to the Library Director, this is a non-tenured 12 month Administrative position. Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; the earliest estimated start date is July 1, 2012.

Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian position


The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library in Portland seeks a Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian to oversee our Digital Resources Library (DRL) and metadata for all library collections.  OHSU is the state's only comprehensive public academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry, and the College of Pharmacy.  Please visit http://www.ohsu.edu/library/ for further information.

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.

Business Reference Librarian (Associate / Assistant Librarian), University of Michigan


Job Opening ID: 68783
Job Title: ASSOC LIBRARIAN
Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus; Ann Arbor, MI
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Exempt
Organizational Group: School Bus Admin
Department: ROSS SCH Kresge Library
Posting Begin/End Date: 4/12/2012 - 5/10/2012
Career Interest: Primary

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position, include your salary requirements and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Please apply with a single document that includes a cover letter, your vita, and contact information for at least three professional references.

Responsibilities*

Lead Catalog Librarian, Lillian Goldman Law Library

Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 2-3

Fixed Duration:  Two years from date of hire, non-renewable
Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00); an alternative flex or compressed schedule is possible.

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.

Collections Procurement Librarian, Acquisitions Department, Technical Services


Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian 2-3

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.

Senior Archivist, Reference Library & Institutional Archive, Yale University


Yale Center for British Art (YCBA)
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian III-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.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Free Event: Dr. David Walsh: Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids

Date: Monday, April 23, 2012

Time: Registration 6:30-7:00; Lecture: 7:00-8:30 pm followed by a book signing

Location: St Catherine University, St Paul Campus, Coeur de Catherine in Rauenhorst Hall (www.stkate.edu)

Audience: Public and school librarians, teachers, students of library science and education and other professionals working with children

Register Online at www.melsa.org

Why is attachment so important for child development? How important is play? What foods are brain foods? Why is running around important for brain growth? Is technology re-wiring childrens’ brains? What does brain science tell us about the achievement gap? Dr. Dave Walsh will answer these questions and many others in this free workshop based on his newest book, Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier and Happier. Internationally renowned psychologist, bestselling author, and in-demand speaker, Dr. Dave will translate the latest findings from brain science into practical strategies that parents, teachers and anyone concerned about kids can put to use immediately. Outline attached.

Speaker Bio
David Walsh, Ph.D. is an award-winning psychologist and in-demand international speaker. He is one of the world’s most trusted authorities on children, teens, parenting, family life, the impact of technology, and translating brain science for everyday practice. He founded the renowned National Institute on Media and the Family, which he led till 2009. In 2010 he launched "Mind Positive Parenting." Dr. Walsh is on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, is a senior advisor at Search Institute and has published many articles in the professional and general press. Dr. Walsh is the author of ten books, including two national best sellers. For more info visit www.drdavewalsh.com.

Questions? Contact kathleen@melsa.org

(April 23) Alternative Press and Collection Development



April 23, 2012
6:30-8:00pm, CdC 17

Presented by St. Catherine University Progressive Librarians Guild

About
Librarians and representatives from alternative presses share their experiences & discuss the importance of selecting diverse materials for library collections. How can librarians incorporate materials from small, local, independent, and alternative publishers into collection development?

Other topics to be discussed topics include selection outsourcing, fostering diverse viewpoints, marginalized voices, censorship by omission, libraries as stewards of cultural record, and more.

Bring your questions & your passion and get ready for great conversation!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

BOBCATSSS 2013 in Ankara, Turkey

21st BOBCATSSS Conference, Ankara, 23-25 January 2013

BOBCATSSS is an annual conference that is traditionally organised by MLIS students from European universities. BOBCATSSS is being organized by students from Turkey and Denmark for January 2013.

The conference is focused on professionals as well as students in the field of information science. The main theme is From Collections to Connections: Turning Libraries “Inside Out” with the sub-themes Serving Society in a Digital Age,  Information Professionals as Change-Agents, Designing New Library Spaces, Mobile Information Services, and Developing New Competencies.

Mary Wagner mmwagner@stkate.edu and Marilyn Cathcart msrcathcart@gmail.com are proposing a one credit J-term 2013 course that includes attendance at the conference and are looking for an indication of interest from students. Please contact Mary or Marilyn if you're interested by the end of May 2012.

Additionally, if you are interested in attending this conference or presenting a paper or poster see: paper submission guidelines

Limited travel funding available from SGO.

Friday, April 13, 2012

FAll 2012 Registration begins April 16

The MLIS 2012-13 schedules have been posted on the MLIS internal website (under Calendars and Schedules) and in the Kateway course schedule. Beginning in 2013, "Winter" semester will be called "Spring" semester.

 Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty advisor, especially those who are mid way through the program.

Registration Schedule**
Monday, April 16, 2012 - Students with 23 or more earned credits may begin registering
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - Students with 10-22 earned credits may begin registering
Wednesday, April, 2012 - Students with 0-9 earned credits may begin registering.

Check all course prerequsites and holds before registering. Syllabi will be posted two weeks before the beginning of the term.

Academic Librarianship Now Offered in Fall 2012

FALL 2012 REGISTRATION SCHEDULE CHANGE

Now offering: LIS 7720 G01: Academic Librarianship
  
CRN: 13177

Tuesdays, 6:00pm-9:00pm

Instructor: David Lesniaski

Course description: Administrative issues and service patterns peculiar to the academic library. Attention is directed to the relationship between the functions of the library and the program of higher education.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Electronic Resources Specialist, The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

University Libraries Faculty Vacancy
The University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Libraries Employment
Position: Electronic Resources Specialist
Appointment Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track, 12 month position)
Salary:  $48,000
Available: July 1, 2012

Full Job Description: http://www.lib.utk.edu/employ/faculty/erms.html

The University of Tennessee Libraries’ invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Specialist.  This position provides leadership for the process of investigating, negotiating, and licensing electronic resources in a team environment where the life cycle of electronic resources is managed.  The Electronic Resources Specialist supervises one FTE staff position and reports to the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Management.  Responsibilities include investigating and comparing vendor products and offers, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, negotiating and documenting license terms and pricing, and collaborating in the management of the Serials Solutions electronic resources management system.

Summer Research Assistant Position – Research Assistant (20 hours/week)

Application deadline 4/16/12

Andrea Olson (Psychology) and Laurie Swabey (ASL and Interpreting) are conducting a research project that reflects the confluence of our respective disciplines of Industrial/Organizational Psychology and ASL Interpreting. The overall purpose of this project is to conduct a thorough cross-disciplinary literature review (Phase 1) that will then serve as the basis for an application to a federal grant (Phase 2) to support an empirical research project about the work of ASL interpreters in healthcare settings (Phase 3). The ultimate goal is to identify the taxonomy of job performance for ASL interpreters in healthcare settings, developed from the “ground-up” based on the experiences and observations of those who are Deaf.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

MN DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES - Information Management Internship

Unpaid
St. Paul, MN

Gain valuable experience towards launching your career!

We have an exciting opportunity for an unpaid intern to gain experience that will prove to be valuable as you begin your career! This unique position will give you the opportunity to:
  • Develop skills in taxonomy and records and information management.
  • Explore the potential of a career in public service.
  • Work in an interesting, dynamic, and complex statewide organization.
  • Learn about diverse programs and services, policy-level operations, and public sector work.
  • Possibly earn internship credit towards your education!

The Lake Superior Libraries Symposium Announces a Call for Posters

The Lake Superior Libraries Symposium is announcing a “Call for Posters” as part of its June 1st Conference in Superior, WI. Librarians, Educators, and organizations from Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan are encourage to submit a poster proposal to promote their programs, resources, and research.  To sign up, visit http://goo.gl/vw66H or https://sites.google.com/site/lakesuperiorlibrariessymposium/

The Lake Superior Libraries Symposium will provide a 6' x 18" table, power supply and WI-FI for poster sessions. Posters will be set up from 12:00 - 3:00 in the Conference Center.  

The Call for Posters closes on April 30th

Library & Information Services Institutional Development Specialist

Location: Windhoek, Namibia
Division: CSD
Reports To: Senior Program Officer, Washington, DC
Application Deadline: 4/27/2012

Position Summary
IREX seeks a qualified professional to fill the position of Library & Information Services Institutional Development Specialist for a potential library and information resource center institutional capacity development support project based in Namibia.

IREX seeks a qualified professional to fill the position of Library & Information Services Institutional Development Specialist for a potential two-year program to provide technical assistance to Regional Study and Resource Centres (RSRCs) in Namibia. The position will be based in Windhoek, Namibia with frequent travel throughout the country. IREX seeks a candidate with extensive knowledge of managing public libraries with a focus on strategy and policy development, community analysis and consensus building, and service creation. More information can be found on the job posting.

Librarian for Digital Humanities Research, Humanities Collections and Research Education, Yale University Library


Yale University Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian I-III

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.

Library Assistant IV/Young Adult Program Coordinator

The Willmar Public Library seeks a full-time Library Assistant IV/Young Adult Program Coordinator.  A salary range of $13.31 to $14.08 per hour will be offered plus benefits. Hours will include evenings and weekends.

An Associate degree and at least one year of work experience in a public or other type of library, or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience necessary to perform the essential duties of the work, is required.  Preference may be given to candidates possessing a Bachelor’s degree or higher with coursework in library science. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Additional qualifications include customer service and public relations skills, written and oral communication skills, program planning, experience working with teenagers, supervisory experience, and technology skills, including eBooks. Foreign language fluency is desirable. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Congratulations to Amy Mars on receiving the 2012 MLIS Scholarship.

The St. Catherine University MLIS faculty evaluated student applications in the following areas:
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in academic and/or extracurricular activities;
  • Overall academic achievements;
  • Potential for leadership and commitment to the profession
They were impressed with Amy's achievements and service to the program and profession. The program will formally honor Amy at the MLIS Graduate Reception on Monday, May 14.

(Apr. 16) Spotlight on Career Development:: Networking

Spotlight on Career Development on Networking on April 16 from 6:30-8:00pm in CdC 17


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012
6:30 P.M. TO 8 P.M.
ROOM 017, CdC
In this session, a career counselor from our St. Kate’s Career Development Center, will cover networking as a strategy to assist your career goals. You will hear tips on developing and maintaining connections with people that help you with:
  • Gathering information
  • Getting advice
  • Obtaining leads on jobs
The advice will cover making contacts and developing relationships both in person and online.
MLIS Alums & MLIS Students at all stages in their program of study are invited to this session.
MLIS Community Nights

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Congratulations to Jill Wujcik, 2011 MLIS Alum

Jill Wujcik has accepted the position of Learning Resource Center Manager at Strayer University on their new St. Louis Park campus. She will begin on April 23rd.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Children’s Library Internship – Minneapolis Central Library, Hennepin County Library

Department Description:
The Children’s Library at the Minneapolis Central Library primarily serves children from birth to 6th grade, their families, and teachers. The Children’s Library has a unique and historic collection of more than 120,000 children’s books, DVDs, and audio materials that circulate to the youth and families of the Twin Cities area and beyond.

Commitment:
One Semester, 8 hours per week, June 2012 through August 2012.

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

Location:
Minneapolis Central Library – Children’s Library
Hennepin County Library
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Application Deadline: April 23, 2012

Literacy Activities Intern, Hennepin County Library

Develop programs, services and resources to support literacy initiatives at the Library. This is an excellent opportunity for students in early elementary education or youth services librarianship to gain real world experience in the field.

Commitment: Summer 2012 June – August 10 – 12 hours a week for 120 hours; Tuesday - Thursday afternoons and evenings. Saturdays are available as well.

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

Location: Webber Park Library, 4310 Webber Parkway, Minneapolis

Application Deadline: April 23, 2012

Digital Services Librarian, Waidner-Spahr Library, Dickinson College


Carlisle, PA

Dickinson College Library, part of a merged Library & Information Services division, seeks an innovative service-driven librarian to join us in shaping services and collections for 21st century learners, educators, and scholars.  The Digital Services Librarian (DSL) leads in identifying, articulating, and incorporating innovative uses of technology in all areas of library services, particularly those incorporating new and emerging technologies in higher education.  The ideal candidate works not only to develop projects and approaches that serve all areas of the library, but also demonstrates the ability to implement resources, to teach their uses to others who may be less technically oriented, to assess their effectiveness, and to adapt as needed based on assessment results.  The DSL also serves as a liaison, providing information literacy instruction and collection development support to assigned academic departments and First Year Seminars, and provides reference services including some evening and weekend shifts.

Extreme makeover: Library ed. April 26

Extreme makeover: Library ed. April 26

COST$10 SLA members
$15 Guests

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONThe MnDOT Library staff won SLA-MN’s 2011 Innovation in Action Award for efforts to revitalize their library’s space, services and brand. Library Director Sheila Hatchell and her colleagues will discuss how they planned and implemented the changes, including using focus groups and consultants. A library tour will be provided.

Monday, April 2, 2012

(April 2) Faculty Presentation: Dr. Sook Lim

Faculty Presentation by Dr. Sook Lim on April 2, 2012

Factors Affecting Credibility Judgments Concerning Wikipedia

April 2, 2012
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Room 017
Coeur de Catherine

MLIS Community Nights