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Friday, June 29, 2012

Help MLA recognize contributions to improved library services

Do you know anyone who’s gone above and beyond to impact libraries in the last year?
Help MLA recognize contributions to improved library services by nominating a person or group for one of the following awards:
  • William G. Asp Distinguished Career Award
  • MLA Above & Beyond Award
  • Support Staff and Paraprofessionals Interest Section (SSPiN) Advocate Award
  • Una Lamb Paraprofessional of the Year Award (presented by SSPiN)
Go here for more information.

Library Legislative Forum

MEMO and MLA members are invited to gather at Great River Regional Library in St. Cloud on July 18 from 10:00AM until 3:00PM for the Annual Library Legislative Forum.

Elaine Keefe, MLA lobbyist, will review the 2012 Legislative Session. The majority of the day will be spent developing and discussing possible legislative priorities, opportunities, and challenges are to come in 2013.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Business Reference Librarian (Temporary), University of St. Thomas

Business Reference Librarian (Temporary)

The University of St. Thomas, Charles Keffer Library on the Minneapolis campus, seeks a Reference Librarian I (Business) to support the educational and research missions of the University by providing research and instruction support in and out of the classroom.

This position is a 12 week temporary assignment beginning in the end of September 2012. This position is not benefit eligible.    Salary: $15.16 to $17.83.

This librarian will provide reference services to students, faculty, staff and community members; teach students good research skills while assisting them to find materials; assists faculty in locating materials or information that support both research and teaching; develops, prepares, and teaches individual or small group sessions and workshops about assigned subject areas and research seeking tools; partners with faculty to support academic department needs through the purchase of library resources and selecting and assessing electronic and print materials; tracks departmental expenditures, ensuring that funds are expended appropriately and in a timely manner. 

2012 Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute from the Library of Congress.

Read about current MLIS student Heather Palmer's experience being a part of the 2012 Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute from the Library of Congress.

Sr. Specialist, Web Content Management, Target

Sr. Specialist, Web Content Management
Pyramid:   Marketing
Department:  Communications

The Web Content Management (WCM) Specialist optimizes headquarters team member productivity by improving the accuracy, relevancy, findability and organization of online content. Provides knowledge-management expertise and manages daily production processes and workflow to ensure timely delivery of content updates. Responsible for identifying opportunities for collaboration and supporting the broader Web Content Management Strategies and business processes, including content management, navigation, search engine optimization and reporting.

Director of the Library, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota

The Position:
Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota, a liberal arts college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, invites applications for the position of Director of the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library.
The College seeks an innovative, highly motivated and collaborative visionary leader who is passionate about promoting the academic library in support of the College’s values of rigor, creativity, and innovation in teaching, learning, and undergraduate research.  The ideal candidate will understand the evolving roles of academic libraries in higher education and will develop a plan for continuing to enhance library programs and services.
The Director reports directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences. The Director of the Library is a twelve-month Associate Librarian faculty position, beginning January 1, 2013 (preferred).

Science Librarian, SUNY

SUNY Geneseo seeks a service-oriented and enthusiastic individual to provide reference, library instruction, scholarly communications and outreach in an active liberal arts environment.  This librarian will primarily serve as liaison to six departments in the Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Geological Sciences, Physics, Astronomy, Mathematics, and Computer Science).  Major responsibilities will include:
  • General and subject-specific reference assistance in the sciences, including in-person, virtual and by-appointment consultations
  • Liaison to science departments, providing outreach, support and collection-based advice
  • Participation in and development of curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction for the Sciences, with online and face-to-face formats
  • Participation in the library's general instruction program for undergraduates
  • Engagement in collection development and information resources management (e.g. Mendeley, Diigo, Endnote, etc.) in the Sciences
  • Participation (in collaboration with other library and academic departments) in digital and scholarly communication projects, including project management, data curation, assessment and grant writing
  • Advising on the acquisition of scientific data sets for campus use and supporting digital library initiatives
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of library services to the science departments, which includes gathering and analysis of assessment data (surveys, needs, etc.) and use statistics

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Education/Assessment Librarian, Slippery Rock University, PA

Class Title:  Education/Assessment Librarian | Temporary Full-Time Faculty | 600759 
Posting Number:  0000600759 
University Position Number:  70011248 
Working Title:  Education/Assessment Librarian | Temporary Full-Time Faculty | 600759 
Position Type:  Faculty   
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled
College/Division:  Any 
Department:  Library 
Location:  Main Campus 
Employment Type:  Temporary, Full-Time 
Temporary Start Date: If Applicable  08-27-2012 
Temporary End Date: If Applicable  06-30-2013 
Work Schedule: Please specify if not 8:00a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

LIBRARIAN I -- CHILDREN'S DIVISION, Rochester Public Library (MN)

The Rochester Public Library (MN) seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic Children's Librarian who has a passion for children's programming and public services. The successful candidate will possess crackerjack customer service skills, an unparalleled ability to create innovative programs for children ages birth to twelve, a strong interest in outreach services and community partnerships, top-notch communication skills and super-duper technology skills. A keen sense of humor wouldn't hurt.
Responsibilities of the position include providing incredible reference and readers advisory service to the public at the Children's Division information desk, creating, presenting and evaluating fantastic programs for children birth through twelve and the grown-ups who care for and work with them, providing patient and well-organized technology training for division staff, selecting a variety materials for the collection using the library's collection development policy, creating eye-catching flyers and publications for the division, and many other unbelievably exciting duties as assigned.
The Children's Division of Rochester Public Library cultivates in children a desire for knowledge and a lifelong love of books. The Children's Division aims to be a destination in the community by providing stellar library experiences through interactive programs and activities, technology, well-rounded materials collections and excellent information services.

Rochester Public Library
RPL, a division of the City of Rochester, MN, is a very busy downtown library and bookmobile(approximately 600,000 visits per year, over 1.6 million items checked out and the busiest bookmobile in the state of Minnesota). RPL serves the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and visitors from all over the world.

The Rochester Public Library (RPL) is dedicated to providing the community with access to information, literature, and ideas.

Starting Salary: $22.70/hour with advancement to $28.98/hour To apply visit:

Youth Services Department Manager, Springfield-Greene County Library District

 A fulltime youth services department manager position is available at the Brentwood Branch Library and will be posted until filled. The job is scheduled for 40+ hours per week and pays $31,824-48,547.20 based on experience annually with benefits.
The vision for the Springfield-Greene County Library is to be a thriving Library that is an integral part of the lives of the community. Library employees will be expected to embrace the following values:
  • Empowerment - To give someone the means or ability to do something.
  • Respect - To treat all people with dignity.
  • Excellence - To be the best in everything we do.
  • Innovation - To start or provide something new.
  • Confidence - To be certain of trustworthiness.
  • Synergy - To produce a combined effect greater than what we can do individually.
For more information, go to:

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Empirical Research Librarian, Lillian Goldman Law Library

Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 1-2

Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00); evening and weekend hours may be required.

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 Lillian Goldman Law Library
In support of Yale Law School's outstanding legal scholarship and lawyer training, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is dedicated to acquiring and preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access to information wherever it exists, providing the most highly competent assistance to use information resources and maintaining a welcoming, comfortable facility. The Lillian Goldman Law Library provides services which exceed the expectations of users by its leadership in the innovative use of technology and the continuing development of its most highly valued asset, its staff.  To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections and services, visit

The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law School complex, providing the Law School community with ready access to one of the world's finest collections of printed legal materials. These collections are complemented by access to a growing array of online sources as well as the strong interdisciplinary collections housed nearby at more than twenty-two other campus libraries, including Sterling Memorial Library and Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Utilizing these resources combined with our excellent, service-oriented staff, we strive daily to be the best academic law library in the world.


The University Library at Texas State University-San Marcos is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Research and Learning Services (RLS). This position, which reports to the Associate Vice President, University Library, will provide creative leadership, direction and development for Research and Learning Services in a user-focused, service-rich environment that is responsive to evolving information technologies and supports today’s social and educational patterns of learning, teaching, and research.  

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Lead and direct operations of the departments and units within the Division including:  Access and Delivery Services, Reference and Instruction, and Government Information.   Develop and implement strategic initiatives and assessment activities.  Promote and advance the Library’s role in the university community.  Direct and provide guidance to department and unit heads in the administration of their areas of responsibility, encouraging and providing opportunities for professional growth.  Participate in planning for library redesign and development of the learning commons.  Prepare reports, including statistical information.  Utilize project management principles.  Manage special projects.  Serve on the Library Council to develop policy and seek solutions to current issues.   Continue professional development and contribute to advances in research and learning services. 

Library System Director, Arrowhead Library System (ALS)

Library System Director
The Arrowhead Library System (ALS) is currently recruiting for a Director due
to the retirement of the current Director.
ALS is a one-county federated library system headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin.  The goal of the ALS is to provide open access and library services to all Rock County residents as effectively and cost efficiently as possible.  Under the general direction of a 7-member Board, the Director exercises the day-to-day administrative responsibilities for the system and provides services as set forth by policies established by the Board of Directors.  The Director works with libraries in Beloit, Clinton, Edgerton, Evansville, Janesville, Milton and Orfordville.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

MEMO Leadership Development Conference: Be the Change

Be the Change...: Be the Change... Program:

MEMO Leadership Development Conference:
Be the Change You Want to See…
Friday, July 6, 2012
St. Catherine University: Coeur de Catherine Rauenhorst Ballroom

Register online at

Be the change: A twist on the “un-conference” idea
This is your opportunity to participate in dialog about what is needed in the media profession. MEMO will take the ideas generated by this event and will consider them for prioritization and action steps in the coming year. Unlike most conferences, participants are expected to participate in the dialogue and help create the reality that they want to see in the profession. Conference activities are designed around the mission of MEMO, focusing on the core services that MEMO may provide for its constituency. These areas are: advocacy; professional development; curriculum and lessons; collaboration within the work environment; networking with other media professionals, and technology integration. Now you can truly be the change you want to see in the media profession and in your own work environment.

The MEMO Mission Statement
The Minnesota Education Media Organization provides leadership and service by promoting professional growth, facilitating collaboration among its members, establishing standards, and advocating for 21st century learners.

The MEMO Vision
For all Minnesota students and educators to be effective users of information and technology.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Research & Instruction Librarian, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH

(Fulltime core faculty appointment)

Antioch University New England is accepting applications for a fulltime Research and Instruction Librarian position in the Library. We seek a dynamic and technologically innovative individual with a strong commitment to user service and collegiality who can support masters and doctoral level teaching and research.

The librarian will promote and provide research and information literacy instruction to faculty and low-residency graduate students in classroom settings, individual consultations, and in online synchronous and asynchronous forums such as email, chat, and video conferencing. The librarian's core constituency is Antioch's Department of Environmental Studies, and other departments and programs as needed.

The librarian works with the library team to provide all library services as needed. Candidates must have broad knowledge and understanding of trends in research, information literacy instruction, and information services and issues in higher education, including open access and student outcomes assessment.

This full-time, 12-month core faculty appointment requires engagement in four areas of faculty practice: engagement in student learning, scholarship, service and institutional citizenship.

Required qualifications:
  •     ALA accredited MLS or MLIS
  •     Library research experience using traditional and electronic information services and tools
  •     Familiarity with issues in the provision of personal library services to on-campus and off-campus students
  •     Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing information and technology environment
  •     Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  •     Eagerness to tackle challenges in graduate research service with energy and good humor
  •     Excellent interpersonal and team building skills

Preferred qualifications:
  •     Professional academic library experience
  •     Subject expertise as demonstrated by a masters degree, undergraduate major, or significant experience in Environmental Studies or Biology
  •     Experience connecting creatively with an off-campus student population
  •     Experience creating web based tutorials and other instructional materials
  •     A zeal for technological innovation
  •     A record of successful interaction with faculty, students, staff, and administrators in an institution of higher education

To apply: send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three references to with "Research & Instruction Librarian Search" in the subject heading. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, applicant screening will begin immediately, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to complete a teaching demonstration.

Antioch University New England offers a smoke-free environment, provides equal opportunity for all qualified applicants, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, gender, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or disability.  A job description for this position is available at

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC),

The Minnesota Learning Commons (MnLC),, is planning a site redesign and is seeking input.

Libraries and library staff support online learners and provide online learning opportunities for learners of all ages. If you provide support for online learning, offer reference services, or are just interested in the work of the MnLC, I hope you will review the MnLC site and complete the survey by June 22.


“The MnLC was created to provide centralized access to effective and efficient online learning for Minnesotans.  It is a web portal to online, education-related resources for targeted audiences and to educational opportunities, tools and services in public P-20 education.” – About Us
Adult basic education, continuing education, English, and lifelong learners are impacted by online learning and may be considered part of “public education”, when publicly funded.
If time is short, complete the questions that are most important to you.

#1-2 Features
#3-6 Audiences/Labeling
#7    Content to Include/Exclude [open-ended]
#8-9 Social Media Input
#10  What content would your constituents find most interesting? / Other Suggestions [open-ended]

MnLC partners are Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, University of Minnesota, and Minnesota Department of Education and public K-12 schools.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Position Announcement: Instructional Services Librarian

The Libraries at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) seeks a creative, enthusiastic individual for the position of Instructional Services Librarian and Assistant Professor of University Libraries, position number F99996. This is a contract-renewable position that reports to the Head of Instructional Services.

The Instructional Services Department is committed to designing and facilitating dynamic learning experiences for all students.  The Instructional Services Librarian is responsible for teaching credit-bearing information literacy courses face-to-face and online through Blackboard as well as developing and delivering course-specific instruction sessions.  The individual will also participate in campus and community outreach activities, such as new student orientation, and liaise with target populations. The successful candidate is expected to conduct ongoing assessments of student learning and contribute to departmental assessment projects. The individual in this position will create and maintain web guides, tutorials, and digital learning objects.  Other duties include providing reference services. The successful candidate must have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LAW LIBRARY seeks a dual-degreed law librarian to serve as a Reference Librarian.

Reference Librarian in this position is responsible for a full range of reference work, including reference desk, bibliographic instruction, research consultations, research guides, content for the Library web page, and research for law faculty, as assigned. This position may also involve participation and/or responsibility in the following areas: team teaching Advanced Legal Research; circulation services; and additional new initiatives, including a new Digital Repository.

Minimum qualifications:
JD from US accredited school and Masters Degree in Information or Library Science from U.S. accredited graduate school. Sound knowledge of legal systems and legal bibliography and strong research skills; experience in a large research library; experience doing legal research in academic, court or law firm setting; excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; creativity and adaptability in the face of multiple simultaneous demands; group instruction experience or potential; ability to work evenings and weekends at the reference desk on a rotating basis.

Empirical Research Librarian at Yale University

Empirical Research Librarian
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 1-2
STARS Requisition number 17112BR

Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00); evening and weekend hours may be required.

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 Lillian Goldman Law Library
In support of Yale Law School's outstanding legal scholarship and lawyer training, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is dedicated to acquiring and preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access to information wherever it exists, providing the most highly competent assistance to use information resources and maintaining a welcoming, comfortable facility. The Lillian Goldman Law Library provides services which exceed the expectations of users by its leadership in the innovative use of technology and the continuing development of its most highly valued asset, its staff.  To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections and services, visit

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Please welcome Nick Steffel to the MLIS Program Staff!

Nick joins us today as our new Instructional Technology Coordinator. He is one of our recent MLIS graduates. While a student in the program, he was selected by faculty to receive the Edward Swanson Scholarship. He comes to us from working as a consultant for Universal Data Corporation.

We are excited to have Nick join our staff. He can be reached at or 651-690-6890.

Part-time Young Adult Associate position--Shaker Heights, OH


(20 hours per week)
·Manage our popular Teen Center with 40-60 energetic teen visitors during after-school hours.
·Assist teens in Grades 7-12 with school assignments, computers, and reading suggestions.
·Encourage creativity, self-expression, new skills and more through diverse and entertaining activities and events you plan and conduct!
·Provide outstanding service to all of our library customers.
·Become a valued member of our Youth Services Department.

Bachelor’s degree; previous experience working with groups of teens and creating appealing, imaginative activities and events for this age group; intermediate-level computer skills; strong customer service focus; and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Regular hours are Monday-Thursday 3:15PM-8:15PM, however the successful candidate must be available to work flexible hours during school breaks and some Sundays. Salary is $14.37 per hour minimum depending upon experience and qualifications.

Please submit resume, cover letter and completed application (available at to:
Shaker Heights Public Library
16500 Van Aken Blvd.
Shaker Heights, OH 44120
Attn: Human Resources Coordinator
Fax: 216.991.5951

Resumes received by June 25, 2012 will receive first consideration.
Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Announcement: Part-time Library Specialist

FINAL FILING DATE:  June 15, 2012                                                                           
Monthly Salary Range $4609 - $5886
(Salary reflects full-time)
The Contra Costa County library in Northern California seeks to fill one (1) part-time (20/40) vacant Library Specialist position at the Dougherty Station Library, located in San Ramon, California. The individual selected will play a lead role in providing high quality library services in an innovative setting.

The County Library operates twenty-six (26) community libraries within a 750 square mile area and serves close to 1 million urban, suburban and rural patrons with an annual circulation exceeding 7.4 million.

The Dougherty Station Library is a joint-use public and community college library operated through a partnership between Contra Costa County, Diablo Valley College and the City of San Ramon.  The goals of the Library are to support information needs as determined by the goals and objectives of each institution; develop collections, provide convenient access to them, and assist and instruct in their use; extend accessibility to information resources through participation in area, state, and national library networks; offer programs of interest to the service population; and provide an environment conducive to leisure reading, study and research.  The Library Specialist at Dougherty Station Library will act as a specialist developing library services to support College students and faculty.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Electronic Resources Librarian -- Binghamton University Libraries

Binghamton University Libraries, Binghamton, New York, is seeking applicants for an Electronic Resources Librarian position.  This tenure track position will be responsible for the management of the Libraries Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system as well as providing support for electronic resources including, but not limited to, electronic journals, databases and e-books. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Additional information, qualifications, and application procedures are available in the complete recruitment announcement at

Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Sponsorship for US Citizenship is currently not available.

Thursday, June 7, 2012


When: Thursday, June 7, 2012 from 5-7pm

Where: St. Catherine University Quad

You are invited to a summer picnic for MLIS St. Kate’s/LIBS Dominican graduates (and MLIS current students) in the quad.  Rain site: Coeur de Catherine.  Enjoy food and refreshments as you reconnect with library friends and colleagues.  Play trivia!  Free!   RVSP to or 651-690-6666.

Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Catherine University Libraries

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Assistant Archivist for Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA)

Job Title: Assistant Archivist
Agency: Ancient Egypt Research Associates (AERA)
Job Location: Giza, Egypt
Reports to: Megan Lallier, Head Archivist, Boston, MA, USA
Direct Reports: Volunteers
Status: Full-time
Salary: Dependent on qualifications*

About AERA (Ancient Egypt Research Associates):  AERA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1985 for the purpose of funding and facilitating the research of the Giza Plateau Mapping Project.  It is registered as a foreign NGO under Egyptian law.  AERA explores Egypt’s archaeological record to contribute insight and understanding to the development of urbanism, labor organization, and the elementary structures of ancient daily life at the once-Lost City of the pyramid builders at Giza.  Since 2005, AERA has organized and directed nine field programs training Egyptian archaeologists of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in excavation and recording methods.  For more information about AERA, go to
How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume/CV to Megan Lallier at by June 26th, 2012.  For more information, please email
Job Summary: Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Head Archivist, the Assistant Archivist will support the execution of core functions and the oversight of the daily activities of the Giza archives and its collections.  S/he assists with: the handling of incoming field materials; scanning, processing, and digitization projects; managing the reading room and library; responding to research requests; supervising volunteers; and managing the database.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


The Holistic Health Studies Program has a Grad Research Assistant position available for the next academic year.  Please check KatieClick for job details.  Send any inquiries and your resume to

Liaison and Instruction Librarian – Winona State University, Winona, Minnesota

The Darrell W. Krueger Library at Winona State University seeks a dynamic, proactive, knowledgeable, and innovative person for the tenure track position of Liaison and Instruction Librarian. The primary purposes of this position are to provide liaison services for assigned academic departments and to provide leadership in the coordination and development of library instruction. Liaison services include activities such as collection development, advanced reference, and bibliographic instruction. This position develops instruction strategies in collaboration with other librarians for library and research instruction. This position also participates in general reference/research assistance (including some nights and weekends). The liaison service model is core to the mission of the WSU Library. This position participates in faculty governance of the library.

Application information:

University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities: Associate University Librarian for Content and Collections

University Libraries
Associate University Librarian for Content and Collections
The University of Minnesota University Libraries seeks strategic leadership for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Content and Collections.  This new organizational division coalesces existing units and evolving functions associated with the full life cycle of knowledge resources to support the academic programs of the University and contribute to global scholarship and learning.  Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL is a member of the senior leadership of the Libraries and will play a lead role in fostering collaborative strategies to shape a robust and sustainable environment for scholarly content.

The position provides direct administrative oversight for four units and works across the organization to develop policies and protocols that enable and shape the work of discipline liaisons, access and technology specialists, and collection support personnel. The AUL contributes to the strategic development of local, regional, and national strategies in digitization and digital preservation and supports coordination of relevant licensing and collection management strategies for the University’s coordinate campus libraries.  In shaping Libraries’ programs to contribute digital content to the broader scholarly community, the AUL plays a critical role in campus outreach to assess needs, develop capacities, and structure models for funding and rights.

MN eLearning Summit 2012

The Minnesota eLearning Summit is the premier gathering place for educators, innovators, and workplace developers for effective learning and use of technology in the upper midwest!
The Summit is a collaborative event sponsored by the MN Learning Commons, University of Minnesota, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, eFolioWorld, CENTSS, and Avenet Web Solutions.

Summit Dates:  July 25, 26

Host Site:  Northwestern College; St. Paul, MN

Questions about the Summit?  E-mail us at

Convergence is Key, the conference theme, represents the best model for discussions of eLearning as it recognizes the necessary collaboration and synergy of educators, resources, tools, and services for 21st Century teaching, learning, and administration.

Digital Library Programmer, Librarian I, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, Michigan

Position: Digital Library Programmer
Salary: $47,000 minimum
Closing Date: 5pm on Tuesday, June 19, 2012.

Position Summary
We are looking for a creative Librarian who will plan, code, test, and implement technologies and systems that promote and advance the Libraries’ mission of preservation, creation, transmission and application of knowledge.  As part of a unified team, the incumbent shall work with and through the digital curation, metadata, collections, systems and public service staffs to further develop or enhance application design and functionality for vendor supplied, open source or in-house applications, with an emphasis on collection stewardship and discovery. Participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on qualifications, interests and need; may include work in areas such as reference, instruction, cataloging, or collection development.  Collections areas currently needing attention include bio-economy/water management, digital humanities and performing arts. Be involved in professional development and scholarly activities and serve on library and university committees as elected or assigned. Other appropriate duties as assigned.

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuous appointment system and participate in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned. Other appropriate duties as assigned.
Michigan State University Libraries serve more than 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres.  The Main Library and 5 branch libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing is a community of approximately 50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the state capital.

Instructional Design Resident -- (Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS)

Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS, announces our 2012 two-year residency. Accredited graduate degree earned by September 2012 in MLS, M.S. Educational Technology, or M.S. Instructional Design and Technology required. No more than 2 (two) years post-MLS/M.S. Ed Tech professional experience. For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:

EOE. Background check required.

Minnesota Legislative Reference Library Position Opening

Reference and Web Services Librarian
The Legislative Reference Library is seeking an outgoing and collaborative Reference and Web Services Librarian. The LRL is a public policy research library with a staff of 13, including 5 librarians.
Duties: Provides reference service in person and through various digital methods to legislators, legislative staff, and citizens. Serves as the primary librarian providing Web expertise to library teams. Develops and maintains content for the Library’s public website and intranet, and collaborates with legislative offices on Legislative Web Site development. Participates in collection development, digital archiving initiatives, user training, and the development of personalized, web-based current awareness services. Creates research guides.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS, and at least one year of professional experience in a highly accountable reference setting. Demonstrated competence creating, maintaining and managing web-based information, and demonstrated interest in applying current and emerging technologies to meet the changing needs of users. Knowledge of HTML5 and CSS3. Enthusiasm for working in a collaborative, team-based environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Database programming skills, digital image manipulation skills, and familiarity with the Minnesota legislative process, government and current issues are preferred.

This is a full-time non-partisan position. Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Send resume and cover letter by June 25, 2012 to: Business Manager, Legislative Reference Library, 645 State Office Building, St. Paul, MN 55155. Alternately, submit resume and cover letter as e-mail attachments to:

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Congratulations to Paul Lai!

The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association has awarded their APALA scholarship to Paul Lai, current MLIS student at St. Catherine University!

The Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship will provide financial assistance to a student of Asian or Pacific background who is enrolled, or has been accepted into, a master’s or doctoral degree program in library and/or information science at a school accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Free Library Webinars –June 2012
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 or the Minnesota calendar of events, add them to the comments field or let me know!
Additional Learning Opportunities for the Minnesota Library Community:

Friday, June 1, 2012

MLIS Program Summer Classes Begin June 4

Reminder that the MLIS Program summer 2012 session begins June 4.  Some courses will have their first day on June 4.  All syllabi are posted online in Kateway; refer to your syllabi for specific course dates.  The MLIS course schedule is found on the Registrar's website, MLIS Program website, bulletin board and here. Grades will be due August 17.