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Monday, July 30, 2012

Joint Conference of Librarians of Color

The 2nd Joint Conference of Librarians of Color is September 19-23, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Don't forget to register for JCLC! Advance Registration Available Until: August 8, 2012

Program

The theme for the 2012 Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC) is Gathering at the Waters: Celebrating Stories Embracing Communities.
JCLC is designed for librarians, library staff, supporters, trustees and community participants to explore issues of diversity in libraries and how they affect the ethnic communities who use our services. The four-day conference will include dynamic pre-conferences, opening and closing sessions with well-known speakers, author luncheons, skill building workshops, research based panels, interactive and varied programs, exciting exhibits, special events, and networking opportunities.

JCLC provides an opportunity to:

▪ Develop leaders and staff
▪ Experience exciting author talks and dynamic keynote speakers
▪ Compare different strategies for creating institutional change
▪ Sharpen and expand understanding and analysis of diversity in the profession
▪ Strategize on how to serve diverse and changing communities
▪ Share stories and experiences
▪ Build relationships with other librarians and organizations
▪ Have fun!

Science and Social Science Research Data Librarian, Yale University

Science and Social Science Research Data Librarian
Center for Science and Social Science Information
Yale University Library
New Haven, Connecticut
Rank: Librarian I – III

Schedule: Full Time, 37.5 hours per week, Flexible Based on Department Needs

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Departmental Focus

Reporting to the Director of the Science and Social Science Libraries, provides support in the discovery, use and management of locally created and externally available data; collaborates with subject librarians, GIS specialists, and StatLab staff to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of science and social science research at Yale; and may represent YUL to state, national and international data organizations.  Located at a consultation space in the Engineering classroom building and an office at The Center for Science and Social Science Information, works collaboratively with another Science and Social Science Data Librarian and is responsible for increasing visibility of available data resources through research support consultations, and other outreach efforts. Participates in research support and instruction program planning and implementation in the science and social science libraries and collaborates with other libraries and campus units.

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Research and Instruction Librarian, Bowdoin College Library - Brunswick, Main

 Bowdoin College invites applications for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. The Librarian will provide specialized reference services and instruction to support faculty and student research in the areas of history, government and legal studies and expertise in the use of legal and statistical resources and government documents.  As a member of the Research and Instruction team, the Librarian will engage in all general reference and instruction activities and participate in team planning efforts. The Research and Instruction Librarian will serve as official contact for the Federal Depository Library Program and collaborate on collection development of Maine and Federal documents.

Requirements:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library program; M.S.  in the social sciences preferred. At least three years of successful reference  and individual and group instruction  experience, with emphasis in the areas of history, government and legal studies; thorough knowledge of research sources and methods in the humanities and social sciences;  proven expertise in the use of legal and statistical resources and government documents; evidence of use of innovative approaches to teaching and in using technology to enhance student learning;general knowledge of the Federal Document Depository System; experience in collection development.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

MLA 2012 Conference registration now open

Minnesota Library Association opens registration for the
2012 Annual Conference: “Minnesota Libraries: A Capitol Idea”

The 2012 Annual Conference of the Minnesota Library Association will be held October 3-5, 2012, in St. Paul, Minnesota. This premier educational event attracts more than 400 library professionals, Friends of the Library, and library trustees from across Minnesota.

The three-day conference features high-quality continuing education opportunities with more than 70 sessions across nine simultaneous tracks (Administration & Leadership; Authors, Literature, and Programming; Children & Young Adults; Collection Management & Technical Services; Digital Information & Technologies; Diversity; Library Trustees & Friends; Professional Development; Public Services), a silent auction fundraiser, countless networking opportunities, and an exhibit hall with vendors you want to talk to showcasing library products and services.

The conference will feature Killer Cocktails, Dinner with Colleagues, MLA division and subunit meetings, online handouts, and a lineup of informative and thought-provoking keynote presentations:

  • “Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask” by Ojibwe scholar and cultural preservationist Dr. Anton Treuer
  • “10 Quick and Painless Steps to Effective Advocacy for Libraries” by advocacy guru Stephanie Vance
  • “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” by library consultant and futurist Joan Frye Williams
The conference will also include breakout sessions by featured speakers:

  • Saroj Ghoting – Sharon Lerner Early Literacy Lecture series (three sessions)
  • Stephanie Vance – secrets for effective communication with elected officials
  • Erin Walsh – what happens to the adolescent brain on the path from childhood into adulthood
  • Joan Frye Williams – the importance of middle management
New features this year include the one-day MonstrosiTEEN mini-conference focusing on teen services, an Appy Hour breakfast showcasing must-have apps for your handheld device, an eReader petting zoo, tweet-ups, and sessions and activities focused on first-time attendees.

Complete details about sessions, speakers, and registration are now available at www.mnlibraryassociation.org/mlaconference2012. Early-bird rates end August 31, so visit and register today!

About MLA: The Minnesota Library Association is an association of library supporters, representing all types of libraries by helping them accomplish together what none can do alone. MLA provides opportunities to meet library peers and associates, and meets the interests of its more than 625 members by facilitating educational opportunities, supporting strong ethical standards, and fostering connections between the library community and various constituencies. In addition to the annual three-day conference, programs are planned and sponsored year-round by MLA divisions, sections, roundtables, and committees. Find out more at www.mnlibraryassociation.org.

Librarian 1 (Papyrologist), Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Librarian 1 (Papyrologist)
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Yale University

Fixed Duration:    Two (2) 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 supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at http://www.library.yale.edu/.

Youth Services Department Manager, Mid-Continent Public Library

Job Title: Youth Services Department Manager
Branch or Department: Youth Services
Job Grade: 16
FLSA overtime exempt position
Full-time
Position Overview:
This position is responsible for providing excellent customer service by providing collaborative leadership to District-wide planning of youth services including developing policies and procedures for youth services, assisting with programs for youth, assisting with materials selection, planning workshops and in-services, and training in the areas of youth service.

This position also has a District-wide responsibility for public relations and marketing duties, in cooperation with the Marketing and Communications Department. This includes planning, implementing, coordinating and directing a variety of community relations and public information events and activities. This also includes developing programs, brochures, informational publication, newsletters and news releases necessary to market the Library District programs and functions.

This position performs professional duties requiring the exercise of professional skill, initiative and independent judgment. It is also, responsible for the Department budget and for supervision of Department staff.
 
This Position Reports to the Assistant Director of Libraries.
This Position Supervises the Youth Services Assistant and the Clerical Assistant.

Assistant/Associate Director for Research and Instruction, Cornell University

Cornell University
Position Announcement
Title:  Assistant/Associate Director for Research and Instruction

Background:
Cornell University is located in scenic Ithaca on a hill above Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.  The town and University offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The Law School has approximately 620 J.D. students, 75 LL.M. students, 25 J.S.D. students, and 52 full-time faculty, and is the home of the Legal Information Institute.  The Law Library houses over 700,000 volumes and volume equivalents, and disseminates extensive legal information through its web site. The Library promotes a challenging environment which supports the use of new technologies with a tradition of excellent services.  Professionals and support staff work closely with the Law School and the University Library. The Law Library is part of the Cornell University Library (CUL) system, and advancement is through the CUL promotion process. 

Position Description:  The Assistant/Associate Director for Research Services and Instruction serves as a member of the administrative committee responsible for Law Library policy and management, and supervises the Head of Reference/Research Services and the Faculty Services Librarian. The position reports to the Law Library Director and may be filled at the Assistant or Associate level, depending upon candidate's experience. 

Responsibilities:  The Assistant/Associate Director for Research Services and Instruction takes a strong leadership role in the development and implementation of policies and services for the reference and instruction sectors of the library.  S/he teaches a variety of courses and workshops, including the research portion of the first year Lawyering course and various research courses for upper level credit; leads the development of assessment tools for the research portion of the Lawyering course; coordinates with the writing faculty and other teaching librarians to design the Lawyering research curriculum; develops new course offerings; coordinates professional development in instruction for teaching librarians; and serves as Instruction Coordinator for the Law Library within the Cornell University Library system.  The individual in this position supervises the Head of Reference/Research Services in the provision of excellent research and reference services to the Law School and University communities; serves on the reference desk; supervises the Faculty Services Librarian and actively participates in the Law Library's faculty liaison program; assists in maintaining content relevant to reference and instruction on the Law Library website; and participates in Law Library planning committees and task forces. S/he actively engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.

Requirements:  M.L.I.S. or equivalent graduate degree; J.D. from ABA accredited school or foreign equivalent; minimum of three years' experience in a law library; supervisory experience; knowledge of legal research strategies; strong service orientation; demonstrable teaching skills; excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment which emphasizes customer service and delivery of exemplary library research and faculty services; creativity and adaptability in the face of competing priorities; demonstrated service to the law librarian profession through professional organizations.   

Preferred:  Knowledge of and interest in new and emerging technologies; demonstrated experience in developing projects and seeing them through to completion. 
Benefits:  Competitive in salary, rank, professional development support, and benefits.  Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options).  Professional travel funding available.

Application:  Position is available January 1, 2013; however, the start date is negotiable.  To apply, go to: http://www.ohr.cornell.edu/jobs/, select job category "Librarian," select job posting 18062 and follow the instructions for online submission. Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications will be reviewed as received and the posting will close on August 24, 2012. 

For more information, contact Amy Emerson, Assistant Director for Access Services, 607-255-5441, aae25@cornell.edu

Cornell University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer strongly committed to diversity. We value qualified candidates who can bring to our community a variety of backgrounds and experiences.


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Congratulations to Melanie Freimuth, MLIS Alum!

Melanie has recently started at the Taxpayers League of Minnesota doing research, event planning, fund raising, and media.

Friday, July 20, 2012

$500 Scholarships for the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association annual meeting

The Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA) will have their annual meeting October 6-9, 2012 in Rochester, Minnesota. The Midwest Chapet offers two scholarships of $500 to supports the attendance of library science students at the Chapter’s Annual Meeting. Find more information and the application here: http://midwestmla.org/committees/awards/ .

The application deadline is August 17, 2012. The student must be a member of the Chapter (can join and apply at the same time) and also be a current student at the time of the meeting in October. The $500.00 award is presented to the awardee at the meeting in the form of a check.

Hennepin County Library Filmmaking Interns

Filmmaking Interns
Opening Date: 7/23/12
Closing Date:  8/10/12
Job Type: Internship

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

Hennepin County Library’s Information & Online Services supports standards for information transactions both in buildings and online, as well as coordinating the development and content of Hennepin County Library’s website. Information and Online Services produces short videos that share information on library collections and services, and document library events.

The Information & Online Services division seeks filmmaking students for internships to assist in creating films which will be hosted on the Library’s YouTube and Vimeo channels as well as linked to the Library website, which averages millions of hits each year. Full credit for the student’s work will be attached to each film produced.

Collections Procurement Librarian, Yale University

Collections Procurement Librarian
Acquisitions Department, Technical Services
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian 2-3
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.

Digital Projects and Technology Librarian, Yale University

Digital Projects and Technology Librarian
Divinity Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 2-3 (Grade 24-25)
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.

Opening: Head of Collection Services, Univ. of Iowa Law Library


The University of Iowa Law Library seeks a Head of Collection Services to manage the technical services functions of the Law Library. To view the complete job description and apply for this position go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu/ (it=92s requisition #61226).

*The University of Iowa is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.*

Digital Services & Emerging Technologies Librarian position, Northwestern University, Pritzker Legal Research Center

The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University School of Law invites dynamic and innovative librarians with interest and talents in electronic resources management, cataloging and metadata, and the uses of technology in education to apply for the position of Digital Services & Emerging Technologies Librarian.  The position is full time, requires 2 years of professional library experience, and is available immediately.  Applications will be accepted until Friday, August 10, 2012. 
For a complete position announcement, or to apply, please visit http://www.northwestern.edu/hr/careers/, and search for "Digital Services" (position ID number 19517).

SYSTEMS LIBRARIAN, Youngstown State University, Youngstown Ohio


The William F. Maag, Jr. Library at Youngstown State University seeks a creative and enthusiastic professional for the position of Systems Librarian.

The Systems Librarian is responsible for the library’s major computer based systems that support library functions, provide library services, and/or store and provide access to information content.  Administers computer servers, manages library applications on those servers, and designs and administers databases that define the functionality of those systems.

Reports to the Library Executive Director.  Serves with the Executive Director and the Electronic Services Librarian as a member of the Technology Group, and supports other library technical applications and equipment as needed.

For more details, required qualifications, and how to apply visit:
http://www.ysu.edu/hr

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

A Call for Zine Collection Interns @ Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library

Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library is looking for Zine Collection Interns to help with some special projects for the MCTC Zine Collection during the fall of 2012 and spring of 2013.  Interns can expect to work on the following:
Cataloging zines using our newly developed xZINECOREx metadata standard (derived from Dublin Core) and physical processing (labeling, filing, organizing files, etc.)
  1. Working with zine donations and zine collection development
  2. Helping with the development of a "Minnesota Zine Collection"
  3. Creating attractive zine displays and working with the zine space
  4. Helping with MCTC Zine Collection events and promotional work

We are interested in anyone who:
  1. Is interested in zines
  2. Is an active participant in the Twin Cities zine community
  3. Has a strong background in cataloging or metadata entry
  4. Has experience with event planning and promotional work
  5. Has experience with creating displays and working with space
  6. Is studying Library Science at any level (MLIS, LIS, or LIBT)
*you do not need to meet all the requirements above; we have different ideas for what this internship could look like!

Welcome Dr. Kyunghye Yoon!

The Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University is pleased to welcome a new faculty member, Dr. Kyunghye Yoon, who will be joining us in Fall 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Information Transfer from the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on information seeking, use, and behavior, with a focus on human-information interaction and user-based information retrieval through web based information systems. Dr. Yoon comes to us from a position as Assistant Professor in the Information Science Program, Computer Science Department, at the State University of New York at Oswego, where she has taught courses on information technology infrastructure, information retrieval, human computer interaction, decision support systems, social informatics, database design, and web development.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Health Sciences Librarian


Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission and enrolls 46,000 students in two campus and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. More than 140,000 alumni live and work in South Florida. For more information about FIU, visit http://www.fiu.edu/.
 
Health Sciences Librarian

The Florida International University Libraries seeks an energetic, user-focused librarian for the position of Health Sciences Librarian. The position is responsible for outreach, information and instructional services, user support, and collection development for public health, nursing and health sciences disciplines for the Green Library.

Position Description: 
The Health Sciences Librarian is a member of the Information & Research Services Department and serves as faculty liaison to the programs of the Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work and the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.  The successful candidate will provide general, specialized, and virtual reference and research assistance, participate in the library's instruction program, contribute to collection management activities, and participate in other activities and projects of the libraries.

Congratulations Caralyn Champa!

Congratulations to Caralyn Champa, MLIS Alumnae, who was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Federal and Armed Forces Libraries (FAFLRT, an ALA Round Table) Rising Star Award!  The FAFLRT web page has an overview about the award here: http://www.ala.org/faflrt/initiatives/awards/rising_star.

St. Catherine University Library: Media Services Technician Position


St. Catherine University, Minneapolis Campus, invites applicants for a nine month (September through May), Media Services Technician position working primarily weekdays from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Responsibilities:       
This position serves the Library and Media Services department and provides technical support for University classrooms and academic departments. Job responsibilities include: providing support of media and equipment for faculty, staff and students, including troubleshooting equipment problems in the classroom. Provide routine and preventative maintenance of classroom and media center equipment including parts and equipment inventory management.  

Required Qualifications:
High school diploma or GED required; customer service experience; work experience with audiovisual equipment operation in an educational setting; work experience with equipment maintenance; ability to work with a diverse community; computer skills (word processing, spreadsheets, presentations).
The incumbent must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with classroom technologies, such as presentation software and/or lecture capture systems. Two years post high school education. 

Salary range:   $14.26 to $15.85

To apply:    Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to apply for this position.   That website link is:    http://www.stkate.edu/hr    Position number is 2012-0059-Staff.   Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application.   We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8.   Application deadline is July 27, 2012.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer
Tobacco-Free Campuses


Our University is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org

Monday, July 9, 2012

Knowledge Services Specialist

Job Title:  Knowledge Services Specialist
Company Name:  Fredrikson & Byron P.A.

Fredrikson & Byron P.A., one of the largest business law firms in Minneapolis, currently has a position for a Knowledge Services Specialist. 

Responsibilities include:
  • Electronic resources management – manage resources, including web-based online legal research tools, vendor-hosted resources that integrate with Microsoft Office to assist with legal document drafting and other attorney workflow, and e-books
  • Technology liaison - between the library/ KM operations and the IT Department
  • Firm intranet improvement – work with users to define content, features, and functionality; work with IT on deployment
  • Knowledge management projects – serve as administrator of Lexis Search Advantage; facilitate development and implementation of new practice tools and resources that enable attorneys to develop and share expertise, provide excellent client service, and work more efficiently 

Candidates must have 8+ years of relevant work experience and possess outstanding communication, collaboration, and client service skills.  Must be tech savvy, with enough knowledge of IT technologies and processes to collaborate effectively with IT.  Requires ability to work effectively with people with varying levels of technology skill and comfort.  Project management experience is a plus, as is experience working in a law firm or other professional services firm.  Prefer JD or Master’s Degree in Library Science. Prefer experience in gathering and applying the “voice of the customer” toward the development of user-friendly products and services.

We offer a highly competitive salary, benefits package and excellent work environment.  For consideration, send resume and salary requirements to: Curtis Okerson Fredrikson & Byron P.A.200 S. 6th Street, Suite 4000 Minneapolis, MN  55402 cokerson@fredlaw.com  

Please contact me with any questions or further instructions regarding how to post this position.
Rebekah Anderson

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Open Position at 3M

JOB DESCRIPTION
Conducting business research to support clients and contribute to internal knowledge building efforts as well as business development initiatives. Typical projects will take a few days to several weeks to complete and will involve gathering, analyzing, synthesizing and presenting information and data using structured methodologies and frameworks.

Primary Responsibilities Include:  
  • Assist clients and/or other research delivery team members in articulating and refining research requests and projects, while working on multiple projects.
  • Craft effective search strategies and gather relevant information and data leveraging a broad set of resources (e.g., on-line databases, the Internet, print sources, trade associations, government agencies, company representatives, external research organization, etc).  Utilize both secondary and primary research sources and techniques
  • Organize, analyze, synthesize and/or summarize data and information using appropriate analytical methodologies and frameworks.
  • Communicate research results through the creation of structured end-products (memos, spreadsheets, reports, presentations, etc.)

Sandra E .Kelly, Manager
Strategic Customer Insight  EXPLORE Team
Global Marketing Excellence
3M Company
225-3S-05, 3M Center, St .Paul, MN  55144
651-733-7071

Children’s Library Internship, Hennepin County Library

Children’s Library Internship
Opening Date: 7/11/12
Closing Date:   8/3/12
Job Type: Internship
Location:  Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Children’s Library at the Minneapolis Central Library serves families and children from birth to 6th grade, including many childcare and school groups. We are a community resource for Minneapolis residents and schools, as well as being a destination spot for visitors from around Minnesota and the world. Our large, historic collection of children’s literature is unique in a public library, and provides a rich resource for artists, authors, students, and historians. Minneapolis Central Library hosts family performances for large audiences in the theater-style Pohlad Hall, including puppet shows, children’s films, and musical theater. We also host storytimes, craft activities, and classes for children in acting and writing. 

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September 2012 – December 2012, 8 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Youth Services Curatorial Internship, Hennepin County Library

Opening Date:  7/11/12
Closing Date:   8/3/12
Job Type: Internship
Location:  Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota

Hennepin County Library Youth Services at the Minneapolis Central Library houses a collection of dolls, musical instruments, puppets, and children’s toys from around the world which have been gathered by staff over the years.   This internship will involve researching each item to provide a fuller description and attempt to determine the value of each item for the purpose of recommending appropriate treatment, storage and display.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September 2012 – December 2012, 8-16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Special Collections Internship, Hennepin County Library

Special Collections Internship
Opening Date: 7/11/12
Closing Date:  8/3/12
Job Type: Internship
Location:  Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota

 
The Position
The James K. Hosmer Special Collections features mainly the Minneapolis Collection, which is comprised of materials related to the history of Minneapolis, such as books, photos, maps, biographical materials, clippings, programs, documents, and many archival collections. This internship will include processing and describing archival collections with staff direction. Interns will gain experience working with all aspects of archival processing. Some work with digitization is also possible.
This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September 2012 – December 2012, 8-16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Preservation Internship, Hennepin County Library

Opening Date:  7/11/12
Closing Date:   8/3/12
Job Type: Internship
Location:  Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position
The Preservation team 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 and other preservation methods.  Preservation also performs a consulting function to staff on preservation matters.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September 2012 – December 2012, 6-10 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Archives and Special Collections Librarian Position

South Dakota State University welcomes applications for the position of Archivist and Special Collections Librarian. The Archives and Special Collections division is responsible for collecting, preserving and making accessible SDSU's historic records of enduring value. In addition, the division makes accessible to scholars special collections that align with the mission of the university and its land grant designation. Of particular note is the Senator Thomas A. Daschle collection and the newly renovated Congressional Research Study.


Head of Public Services

Head of Public Services
Hilton M. Briggs Library
South Dakota State University

South Dakota State is soliciting applications for the position of Head of Public Services with responsibility for circulation, reference, library instruction, interlibrary loan and distance services.

Opening: Assistant Director for Public Services

Opening: Assistant Director for Public Services at University of North Carolina Law Library

The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library seeks excellent applicants for the position of Assistant Director for Public Services (ADPS). The ADPS reports to the Law Library Deputy Director. The successful candidate will be nominated by the Director for a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law appointment and for teaching courses in the School of Law.

For information about the Triangle area of North Carolina see: http://hr.unc.edu/careers-at-carolina/working-at-carolina/about-the-area/index.htm

RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN

RUTH LILLY LAW LIBRARY
INDIANA UNIVERSITY ROBERT H. McKINNEY SCHOOL OF LAW
RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN
JOB DESCRIPTION

The Research and Instructional Services Librarian will work with librarians, faculty and other library staff in advancing the library’s educational programming, including the Library’s legal research instruction courses and programs for faculty and students; provides reference service to a faculty and student body with increasingly interdisciplinary research interests and all library patrons; participates in evening and weekend reference coverage; assists in developing and promoting instructional and user support materials including multimedia and web-based materials and services utilizing mobile devices; participates in a very active faculty liaison program; assists with other information services activities; works on team-based projects; and participates in collection development. The Research and Instructional Services Librarian reports to the Head of Information Services.

For more information go here: https://indylaw.indiana.edu/library/RISL.pdf (pdf)

Article by alum references Dr. Heidi Hammond and St. Catherine's

Elizabeth Bird is a 2003 alum from the MLIS Program. Read her article titled, "Role Call: Want to work with kids in a public library? Here’s the inside scoop." in the School Library Journal. She discusses going to into the childrens library services after taking courses with Dr. Hammond and how those interested in this profession can get started.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Chemistry Librarian, Librarian I, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University Libraries
East Lansing, Michigan

Position
Chemistry Librarian

Salary
$47,000 minimum

Position Summary
Reporting to the Coordinator for Science Collections, this librarian is the liaison to the Department of Chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences. Manages collection development in this subject area, provides the full range of public services, including chemical structure searching, and serves as backup to the Engineering Librarian. Liaison duties include contact with faculty and students, reference, library instruction, and creation of subject-related research guides and web pages. We are seeking candidates with the technical acumen and interest to grow digital collections, and to potentially participate on teams to prepare datasets for text mining, data visualization and secondary analysis. The successful candidate will also participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and interests and qualifications of the librarian. This Librarian participates in professional development activities and scholarly activities, and serves 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.

Business Librarian I, Michigan State University Libraries, East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University Libraries
East Lansing, Michigan

Position
Business Librarian

Salary
$47,000 minimum

Position Summary
Reporting to the Head of the Gast Business Library, this librarian is a member of the team that plans and delivers the full range of reference services and electronic information to the patrons of the Business Library branch.  Services include assistance with print and electronic resources, library instruction, and creation of subject-oriented research guides and web pages. The librarian will participate in on-line reference service, distance education course support, services relating to numeric data files and web page management. We are seeking candidates with the technical acumen and interest to grow digital collections, and to potentially participate on teams to prepare datasets for text mining, data visualization and secondary analysis. Collection management and liaison responsibilities will be assigned in appropriate subject areas.  This librarian participates in professional development and scholarly activities and serves 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.