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Friday, September 28, 2012

The Library 2.012 Worldwide Virtual Conference - October 3 - 5

The Worldwide Library 2.012 Virtual Conference is next week, and kicks off early Wednesday, October 3rd. We have an amazing (and packed!) global schedule of 150 accepted presentations and 10 keynotes that will challenge your ability to get any sleep during the two days of the conference.

1. The full hour-by-hour schedule for the conference has been posted, with instructions on connecting and participating. http://www.library20.com/page/sessions-and-schedule. Once on this page, choose your time zone, and click on the links to the individual session titles for more details and, starting on October 3rd, the links to the specific virtual room for each session.

2. We still need volunteer moderators! You don't have to be a Blackboard Collaborate expert, but if you are, or you take the one-hour training, then you are qualified and we could really use your help. :) Please see the information for volunteers (and join the volunteer group) at http://www.library20.com/group/volunteer-group-library-2-012.

3. Spread the word! Library 2.012 is free to anyone to attend, so please let others know about the conference. Last year we had almost 10,000 attendee logins, and we'd love to see even more people become aware of the conference and the terrific community. Logos you can use for blog posts, emails, etc. can be found at http://www.library20.com/page/2-012-press-media. At the bottom of this note is a short text message you can use as well, especially for emailing. Please take the time to send to your colleagues or community.

Events and Classes at Saint Paul Public Library

MN Library Association - 2012 Annual Conference

MLA is looking for volunteers to moderate sessions at the MLA conference. See for more information: MN Library Association - 2012 Annual Conference

Professional Opportunity - Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services, Yale University Library

Associate University Librarian for Administrative Services
Yale University Library
Managerial Upper

Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)

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

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

Job Summary:
Serves as a strategic partner in the senior leadership of Yale University Library (YUL) to achieve the mission and goals of the University and YUL.  Understands and monitors external and internal factors influencing YUL, collaborates on strategies for the effective use of financial and non-financial resources, and supports department managers in conceptualizing, prioritizing, and planning the activities and programs of YUL.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Director of Library Technology, Lehigh University

The Lehigh University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the newly created position of Director of Library Technology. Reporting to the Vice Provost for Library and Technology Services (LTS), this position is responsible for the collaborative development and implementation of the library's technology and digital content strategy. The Director will provide leadership in the following areas:
  • Kuali OLE Project: Plan, implement, and oversee the long-term development of the Kuali Open Library Environment initiative, a community-source enterprise library management suite planned for go-live in summer 2013.
  • Infrastructure and Systems: Direct the libraries technology infrastructure and systems including but not limited to library management systems, support of enterprise library applications and services, network and cloud storage, and the libraries' web presence.
  • Digital Library: Lead the continued development of Lehigh's digital library presence. This includes but is not limited to: the collaborative development, maintenance and use of digital library collections and the deployment and management of Lehigh's digital repository and digital publishing platforms.

St. Catherine University at JCLC

St. Catherine University exhibited at the 2nd National Joint Conference of Librarians of Color in Kansas City, MO held on September 19-23. Faculty member, Dr. Sarah Park, presented on the panel for "A Día Gathering: Celebrating and Embracing Diverse Children, Cultures, and Books". Current student and Spectrum scholar, Linda Nguyen, was also in attendance at the conference.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Literacy Advocate (Student Position through St. Kate's Office of Community Work and Learning) at Minnesota Internship Center Charter High School

Apply through KatieClick (position is posted in the MLIS jobs section)
8-12 hours per week, $8.25/hour

This position is open to all St. Kate's students, but we are hoping specifically to fill it with a MLIS student who is graduating in May 2013 or later. This is a great opportunity to design your own library-related experience working with urban teens. Sara Zettervall, current LIS student, has been in this position for a year and loves it and is only leaving due to graduation in December. You can contact her with any questions (skzettervall@stkate.edu).

Description: 
This position is part of Community Work and Learning's Community Leadership Program. As part of this program, there are monthly seminars, regular reflections, evaluations, and supervision and support from program coordinator. This position is for the rest of the academic school year.
Primary Duties: The Literacy Advocate will work with the Director of Student Support Services and other staff to research, develop, implement and manage library/media resources for MNIC staff and students at all MNIC sites and to promote student and family literacy. Work may include interviewing staff and students to establish media needs, research grant and donation opportunities, assist in writing grants, organize books and materials, work with a check-out check- in system for materials, market materials available to staff and students to ensure high usage of materials, including an online marketing and request system. There will also be a focus on increasing student interest in reading and in reading to the children in their lives. This position offers great opportunity for creativity and problem solving. Site Description: MNIC is a de-centralized charter high school serving inner city, low income students, mainly of African American heritage, ages 16-20.

MNIC takes a very non-traditional approach to teaching and retaining their students, who are at great risk to not graduate from high school. There is an emphasis on project based learning and hands on experience through work, volunteering and internships. The average reading level is 5th grade and one third of the students are categorized as homeless and another third are parenting or pregnant. MNIC has several sites in north and south Minneapolis. You can learn more about MNIC at www.mnic.org

Job Requirements: Strong communication and interpersonal skills Organized and detail oriented Creative and self motivated Experience and/or interest in working with diverse populations Open to all majors

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Join the St. Kate's Student SLA chapter

St. Kate's Student SLA chapter is looking for 3-4 advisory committee members.  The student chapter has a long history of presenting great events throughout the year on campus or working in conjunction with the MN SLA chapter.  We are looking for students to join our advisory committee – we welcome first year students too!We would like to continue this tradition by expanding our advisory committee.   We are looking for individuals to help plan a couple of events a year and expect the time commitment to be very minimal   We work via email with short quick meetings as needed.  
Here are some details on some of our upcoming events:
  • Every December we host a silent auction at the MN SLA chapter holiday party.    These funds send a student member to the SLA conference every year.   And this is a great fun opportunity to network with chapter members.
  • We would like to host a career development type event and would love to work with our advisory committee to plan a great event.  In the past, we have hosted a panel discussion of non-traditional careers for MLIS graduates. And    we have worked with the chapter on events at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and 3M World of Innovation. 
We do have a great relationship with the MN chapter so planning events is fun and great opportunity to meet with lots of professionals in the twin cities area.  
If you are interested in joining our advisory committee or have additional questions, please email Lynn Stang at LMStang@stkate.edu by 10/2/12.   Thank you!

ALA Student Chapter MLA Session

We've created a session for MLA that is a discussion between students and MLA leadership to talk about students role with MLA.

Please join us for refreshments and discussion Thursday October 4th, 2012 from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.

Our confirmed facilitators include:
  • Anne C. R. Friederichs, Children’s Librarian, Dakota County Public Library (MLA Membership Committee);
  • Cindy Gruwell, Associate Librarian-Faculty Librarian, St. Cloud State University (MLA ARLD Chair);
  • Heidi Hammond, SLMS Program Coordinator and Faculty, St. Catherine University MLIS Program (MLA MILE mentor);
  • Jennifer Larson, Library Associate, St. Paul Public Library (MLA Communications Committee);
  • Kristen Mastel, Outreach and Instruction Librarian, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (MLA President, 2013-2014); Joint Membership
  • Amanda Mills, Library Faculty, Reference and Liaison for English, Minneapolis Community and Technical College;
  • Laura Morlock, Office Manager and Alumni, St. Catherine University MLIS Program (MLA MILE mentee); Diversity & Outreach Round Table (DORT)
  • Sarah Park, Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University MLIS Program (ALASC Faculty Advisor);

ALA Student Chapter

Professional Opportunity - Reference Librarian, Lillian Goldman Law Library - Yale University

Reference Librarian
Lillian Goldman Law Library
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 1-2
www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule:  Full-time (37.5 hours); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00); evening and weekend hours may be required.
Please Note: Position may open to external application after September 19, 2012.

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 that 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.  The Law Library serves the faculty and students of this research-oriented law school with a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship, as well as other researchers from larger scholarly and legal communities.  To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections and services, visit www.law.yale.edu/library.

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.

Professional Opportunity - Book Conservator, Special Collections, Preservation Department - Yale University

Book Conservator, Special Collections
Preservation Department
Conservation & Exhibition Services
Yale University
Rank: Librarian I
www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Please Note: Position may open to external application after September 19, 2012.

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

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

Law Library Senior Associate (Unclassified)

RAMSEY COUNTY
Department of Human Resources
121 East Seventh Place
Suite 2100
Saint Paul, MN 55101
http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ramsey/default.cfm
 
INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF:
Law Library Senior Associate (Unclassified)
An Equal Opportunity Employer

SALARY
$22.40 - $33.25 Hourly    $1,792.00 - $2,660.00 Biweekly    $3,882.67 - $5,763.33 Monthly    $46,592.00 - $69,160.00 Annually

OPENING DATE: 09/19/12

CLOSING DATE: 10/03/12 04:30 PM

LOCATION: District Court Law Library (downtown St Paul), Minnesota

BASIC FUNCTION:
(This is an unclassified position. Please read the definition of "Unclassified" at the end of this page.)
To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this job, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list of job descriptions.

To provide reference services to Ramsey County Law Library customers; to select and maintain materials for the collection; to support the law library's use of technology, including website development to develop and present programs; and to perform related duties as assigned. (It is expected that the incumbent will need minimal supervision.)

Go to the Ramsey County website for full job posting.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Minitex / MnLINK Conference: Registration Is Open!

Minitex / MnLINK Conference

Thursday, November 15, 2012
9:00 AM – 3:15 PM
(Registration begins at 8:30 AM)

Continuing Education & Conference Center
University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus
1890 Buford Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108

This conference is open to all interested library staff in the Minitex region. Register now!

SLA-MN’s annual continuing education program

Registration is open for SLA-MN’s annual continuing education program. Professional Development Chairs Elizabeth Meylor and Julie Weston bring us “Use Your Influence! Crafting Your Message to Achieve Awareness & Support” 1-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Southdale Public Library.

Plan to attend this interactive workshop to learn to influence others through a communication styles assessment, exercises and an introduction to powerful influence tools. You will leave with a personal influencing plan that fits your style and the needs unique to your work environment. Cheryl Leitschuh, a leadership development consultant, will lead the program. Learn more about Leitschuh at http://career-future.com. This just might be what you need to convince your organization’s key decision-makers to hire more staff, invest in a new resource or support your professional development.

Please find more details and register at http://bit.ly/NZoVRR. Space is limited so please register by Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Professional Opportunity - Acquisitions Systems Librarian, Acquisitions Department -

Acquisitions Department
Yale University
Rank: Librarian I-III
www.yale.edu/jobs

Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Please Note: Position may open to external application after September 15, 2012.

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

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

Be a Library Ambassadors at the Children’s Pavilion at the Twin Cities Book Festival

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2012

Times: 10:00am–1:00pm
            OR
  1:00-4:00pm

Location: MN State Fairgrounds (1265 North Snelling Ave. N. in St. Paul) in the Historic Progress Center (at intersection of Cosgrove St. & Randall Ave)
       http://www.mnstatefair.org/general_info/get_here/maps.html

Authors, Kids, Families, and Fun!

Ambassador Perks: Ambassadors will receive a “Make Your Next Stop the Library” t-shirt. Water and snacks will be provided, there will also be food to purchase on site. And you will have the opportunity to hear 12 children’s authors present their latest books, here’s the lineup: Molly Beth Griffin (Loon Baby), Sid Farrar (The Year Comes Round), Kevin Kling and Chris Monroe (Big Little Brother), Sarah Warren (Dolores Huerta: Hero to Migrant Workers), Samuel Hiti (Waga's Big Scare), David LaRochelle (It's A Tiger!), Barbara DaCosta (Nighttime Ninja), Nancy Carlson, (T Is For Twin Cities), Tim Kehoe (Vincent Shadow series), Mick Carlon (Travels with Louis), Ryan Jacobson (Sherlock Holmes and Storm At Mount Everest), and William Alexander (Goblin Secrets).

Ambassador Duties: Ambassadors will help welcome families to the Children’s Pavilion, assist with games such as the Wheel-O-Fun and Plinko, apply temporary tattoos, and more.

About the Twin Cities Book Festival: This is the 12th year of the Twin Cities Book Festival presented by Rain Taxi. It is not only the premier literary event in the upper Midwest, it is the annual get together for the Twin Cities' devoted literary community. The always-free Festival includes readings by world-class authors and local literary heroes; a day-long book fair featuring publishers, authors, booksellers, and arts organizations; a children's pavilion with storytelling, crafts, and activities; a used book sale, and much more! For more info check out  http://www.raintaxi.com/bookfest/. 2012 will be the 3rd year for the Children’s Pavilion hosted by metro public libraries. The Children’s Pavilion expands what the festival can offer to children’s authors and to families attending the event.

Register to be an Ambassador Here:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TCBFChildrensPavilion

If you have any questions contact kathleen@melsa.org.

Please Note: When serving as a Library Ambassador you are representing your library system. Therefore, MELSA understands you are on work time and have obtained permission to participate from your supervisor.

Monday, September 17, 2012

The George Atiyeh Prize, due Sept. 30th

The George Atiyeh Prize was founded by the Middle East Librarians Association in 1999 to honor George N. Atiyeh, retired Head of the Near East Section of the Library Congress, founding member of MELA and of the Middle East Microform Project, for his many contributions to Middle East librarianship and scholarship. Dr. Atiyeh is the first and only honorary member of MELA. The George Atiyeh Prize offers financial aid to attend the annual meetings of MELA and of the Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA).

Awardees receive a cash award in addition to their registration fees for both the MELA and MESA annual conferences. Awardees must agree to attend both the MELA and MESA conferences in their entirety, to allow their names and photographs to be used in any publicity by MELA or other organizations contacted by MELA, and to write a report on their conference experience, to be published in MELA Notes.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library/information science program.

Applicants must submit the following information no later than 30 September 2012 for the November conference to the George Atiyeh Prize Committee.

For more information, go to: http://www.mela.us/Awards/atiyeh.html

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Library volunteer...gather, deliver library books for residents in a long term care facility. Please contact:

Beth Porter, Volunteer Coordinator
651-251-2418
Beth.porter@co.ramsey.mn.us
Ramsey County Care Center
2000 White Bear Ave
Maplewood MN 55109

Hack Library School

Welcome to Fall 2012! Whether you're just beginning your library school journey or you're hitting that home stretch, the folks at Hack Library School offer their congratulations. We're kicking off our Fall Semester, too, and we'd love for you to come check us out and add your voice. Hack Library School is a blog by, for, and about library school students: from our Hack Your Program profiles of library schools to insightful conversations on professional associations, student organizations, and courses, Hack Library School examines the state of LIS education outside of institutions, outside of specializations.

How would you hack library school?

Blog
Twitter
Facebook

Thank you, and good luck!
Hack Library School

Friday, September 14, 2012

Minnesota Archives Symposium Call for Proposals

Join the Twin Cities Archives Round Table on Friday, November 9, 2012 for the first Minnesota Archives Symposium, a local educational opportunity for archivists, librarians, records managers, curators, and other information management professionals.  We seek to broaden the opportunities for Minnesota information professionals to share knowledge and insights amongst peers at a local level.

For our inaugural year the topic will be: Reaching Your Audience: Marketing and Outreach Efforts.
Call for Presentations:  We invite the submission of presentations on any topic related to outreach, inreach or marketing of archives, libraries, museums, records management programs, digital repositories, and related areas.  First time presenters and students are encouraged to apply.

Presentation topics could include, but are not limited to:  developing exhibits, working with Minnesota History Day, internal and external collaborations, communicating with stakeholders, or using web sites and social media to reach audiences.

Details for Submission: http://tcartmn.org/

Thursday, September 13, 2012

St. Catherine University Chapter of the Progressive Librarian Guild

Hello Fellow LIS students

Join the St. Catherine University Chapter of the Progressive Librarian Guild for our first meeting of the new school year!  Here's what you need to know:

When: Thurs, Sep 13th 5-6pm

Where: CdC Room 18

What: We will be nominating new officers, discussing ideas for upcoming projects, and planning for Open Access Week, Banned Book Week, and scheduling our Little Free Library build.  Come and see what we're all about! For a more detailed agenda, join our wiki page: http://scuplg.pbworks.com

Hope to see you there!

MEMO 2012 Fall Conference

Leading Change

http://memotech.ning.com/page/2012-fall-conference

October 11-13, 2012 River's Edge Conference Center and Kelly Inn - St. Cloud, Minnesota
Registration - http://www.tfaforms.com/239647
(This registration form includes the option to register for just the pre-conference)

St. Kate's Career Opportunities Fair 2012

Career Fair Date:
October 11, 2012 (1:00PM - 5:00PM)
Location:

Overview:
Employers are actively seeking Katies! Attend St. Kate's fair, which is the largest on-campus job event of all the Minnesota private colleges. Network with employers to learn about part-time & professional jobs or internships. Fantastic opportunity!

Full Description:
Thursday, October 11, 2012
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Coeur de Catherine building, 3rd floor Ballroom, St. Kate's St. Paul Campus
Parking provided in the Event Lot for both students and alum
  • Business, Liberal Arts, Social Work, Science, Technology, Health Care, Non-Profit & Government and more organizations attending.
  • This event is FREE to attend.
  • No pre-registration required.
  • Great prizes and all sorts of fun freebies!
  • Interviewing attire required. Wear a suit, skirt or dress pants. NO jeans or informal dress.
  • All students and alums regardless of major and graduation year are strongly to encouraged to attend and talk with employers and distribute resumes or network.
  • This event IS ONLY FOR students and alums of St. Catherine University.
More information at http://stkateu.experience.com/stu/cf_details?fhnd=5775

New Minitex Director

Congratulations to Valerie Horton being named the new director of Minitex!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Student Governance Organization (SGO) Meeting

Welcome back and greetings to all our new students.

When: Sept 12th, 5:00-6:00pm
Where: CdC Rm 17
All MLIS students are invited to join us.

Learn about professional development funds available for conferences and meetings.

We will be reviewing our constitution, setting up committees and discussing plans for the coming year.

There will be treats and we will be done by 6:00pm.

MLIS Student Governance Organization
St. Catherine University

Friday, September 7, 2012

SLA Student Chapter Raffle

An SLA raffle winner has been drawn today, Friday 9/7/12: Allison Spies!  Congratulations.


Chapter meeting raffle by the SLA Student Chapter

Enter to win the registration fee for the September 20, 2012 chapter meeting
The Special Library as an Information Commons at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts More.

Enter by sending your name and phone number to imdept@stkate.edu with the subjuect line "SLA Student Group Raffle" by Friday, September 7 at 3:30pm.

A winner will be drawn and notified on Friday 9/7/12
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
5:30-6:30 p.m.  Program: The Special Library as an Information Common
6:30-7:15 p.m. Museum library tour & networking *The museum is open to 9 p.m. and general admission is free

WHERE: Minneapolis Institute of Arts Target Wing, First Floor 2400 Third Ave. South Minneapolis, MN

PROGRAM: Three librarians from markedly different special library settings—an art museum, a law firm, and an arboretum within a university—will profile their library and discuss how the special library as an “information commons” can contribute to an organization’s mission and financial success while being a catalyst for institutional advancement. Presenters are Kathy Allen of Andersen Horticultural Library at the University of Minnesota, Janice Lea Lurie of MIA, and Jill Strand of Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP. The program will conclude with a tour of the MIA Art Research & Reference Library.

COST: $25 for SLA members (members may bring a nonmember guest for free)
$20 for student and unemployed SLA members       
$35 for guests and members registering after Monday, Sept. 10

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is looking for a volunteer to assist with requests for genealogical research.  This unpaid position entails searching pre-1925 microfilmed baptismal, marriage, and death records.  Records that are found will then be printed and scanned by the volunteer.  The number and complexity of genealogy requests varies, but we ask for a minimum two-hour per week commitment.  

The Chancery, where the archives is located, is at 226 Summit Ave. in St. Paul and is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 5:00.  You must be available to volunteer during open hours, but the day of the week and time of day is flexible.  Preference will be given to current MLIS students.  The ideal volunteer will have an interest in Catholicism, genealogy, and archival science.  A background check and a three-hour safe environment training class are required before starting.  

If you are interested please contact:

Heather Lawton
Director of Archives and Records Management
http://www.archspm.org/departments/records-management/index.php

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

JOIN US FOR THE MLIS SOCIAL HOURS



Welcome back to a new school year!

To celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, the MLIS Program and the Student Governance Organization invites all students to join us during the MLIS Social Hours on September 5, 6, and 7.
Come for treats and a great chance to mingle with fellow students right before class starts. The social hours will be outside of the classrooms: CdC 17, 18, 19, and 20.

All MLIS students are welcome each night.

Wednesday, September 5: 5-6:00pm, MLIS Hallway

Thursday, September 6: 5-6:00pm, MLIS Hallway

Friday, September 7: 4-5:00pm, MLIS Hallway

FREE ProQuest and RefWorks Training Sessions Now Available

Greetings fellow MLIS students and faculty!

My name is Kathryn Zielski, and I’m completing an internship as a ProQuest student trainer this year.  Over the summer I traveled to ProQuest’s headquarters and became certified in training students and faculty on RefWorks and the new ProQuest database platform (Dissertations and Theses, Historical Newspapers, PsycINFO and more).  As a St. Kate’s student, you have FREE access to these products, including lifetime access to RefWorks.  Attending a brief training session will allow you to get the most out of these resources as well as receive complimentary access to over 40 additional databases.
 
Why learn more about RefWorks and the new ProQuest platform? 
  • Learn valuable tools that will help you succeed in your MLIS classes.
  • Build your resume by learning ProQuest products.
  • Improve your searching skills with database tips and tricks.
I am available for one-on-one, small group, or class training sessions as well as face-to-face or virtual training sessions.  You can e-mail me to set up or a time at klzielski@stkate.edu or sign up here.

Best of luck with classes this semester, and I hope to hear from you all soon! 

Kathryn

Library Support and Training Specialist

PALS has an exciting and rewarding career opportunity for the right person as a Library Support and Training Specialist. A master’s degree in Library Science is required, as is experience with Library Management Systems. The successful candidate will provide customer support for the Aleph and /or Evergreen Library Management Systems and other open source and commercial library software. Join the PALS team and take your career to the next level!

PALS provides automated library services to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities libraries, as well as private college, state government, special, public, and school libraries across the state of Minnesota and beyond. PALS is located on the Minnesota State University, Mankato campus. The 350-acre campus overlooks the Minnesota River Valley and the busy streets of Mankato.

Big-city advantages, small-town comfort
Located in south central Minnesota, Mankato is a fast-growing community of 50,000 just 80 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul. A progressive and family-friendly community, Mankato consistently ranks as one of the most livable communities in the country. In fact, Mankato was recently designated a "dreamtown" by Demographics Daily, named the 14th most livable micropolitan city, 16th in the nation for quality of life, and one of the top 100 for young people. Rolling Stone magazine even ranked Mankato as one of the top 50 college towns for "schools that rock" for the area's rich and diverse music scene.

The community, like the campus, is large enough to offer all the opportunities and advantages you would expect from a larger city, but in a convenient, accessible and easy-to-navigate setting. With a spectacular natural environment as a backdrop, Minnesota State Mankato and the community come together to create an ideal environment for living, growing, working and learning.

To see a full position description or to apply, please go to the State of Minnesota Employment site at: www.careers.state.mn.us (posting # 12MNSC000543). Applications are only accepted at this website and must be submitted by Sept 17, 2012. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity university and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Position Announcement: Director, Lake Agassiz Regional Library, Moorhead, MN

Applications are invited for the position of Regional Library Director, Lake Agassiz Regional Library, Moorhead, Minnesota, a Regional Library System in Northwest Minnesota.  For complete job description and application for this opportunity, go to: http://larl.org/about/employment/

Vacancy Announcement

Lake Agassiz Regional Library (LARL) Director
Position:  Director of a 7-county consolidated public library system in Northwest Minnesota which operates 13 branches and 10 LINK Sites (service points).  The Director reports to a 23-member Board of elected officials and appointed citizens representing the 7 counties and 5 cities which are Signatories to the LARL Agreement.

Address:  118 5th St S, Moorhead, MN  56560, 218-233-3757.
Salary range:  $85,000 - $95,000 or Salary commensurate with education and experience.
In addition, LARL provides an excellent benefits package.

Scholarly Communications librarian at Iowa State University

The Iowa State University Library has an opening for a Scholarly Communications Librarian at the Librarian I or II level. This position will have a key leadership role in coordinating the library’s scholarly communications program, which addresses issues such as open access, e-science, data management plans, data curation, copyright, fair use and author's rights. This position works closely with library colleagues to develop, promote and assess the scholarly communications program. Provides expertise in national trends and legislation for scholarly communication issues and works to promote an understanding of these trends and issues through campus outreach and library staff education.

The Scholarly Communications Librarian will also serve as a subject librarian for assigned science or technology subject area(s) for collection development, reference, and instruction services as well as a library liaison to assigned academic departments. Participates in a team of subject librarians to develop high quality collections and deliver specialized and general reference, instructional and research services. Teaches the library's required one-credit undergraduate information literacy course. Develops an external reputation through external professional practice service or published scholarship in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service.

Application Deadline: September 24, 2012

Complete information and application instructions:
https://www.iastatejobs.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=409413

Explore the special library as an information commons Sept. 20 at MIA

SLA-Minnesota invites all to attend:

The Special Library as an Information Commons & Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum Library tour
A membership recruitment event!

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
4:30-5:30 p.m.  Registration, networking & refreshments
5:30-6:30 p.m.  Program: The Special Library as an Information Commons
6:30-7:15 p.m. Museum library tour & networking
*The museum is open to 9 p.m. and general admission is free

Go to the MN SLA site (http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/slamn/2012/08/explore-the-special-library-as-an-information-commons-sept-20-at-mia.html) for more information on Where, Cost, Program, and the Registration process.

Reference Librarian/Instructor - STEM (new position)

Reference Librarian/Instructor - STEM (11 MONTH TENURE TRACK)
SALARY – $56,529/yr.
DEADLINE – September 30, 2012 – 5:00 P.M.

The qualifications and skill requirements for this position include:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution;
  • Undergraduate degree or subject masters in the sciences and/or engineering;
  • Library experience in a post-secondary institution is preferred;
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written;
  • Ability to interact successfully and enthusiastically with internal and external colleagues/patrons;
  • Ability to recognize and respond to students from culturally diverse backgrounds;
  • Willingness to make students active partners in the teaching/learning process;
  • Proven experience with traditional library resources, online library resources, the Internet, and Microsoft Office and
  • Windows applications;
  • Capacity to assist students in developing information literacy skills;
  • Capability to function within a team environment;
  • All instructors must meet the appropriate credentialing requirements for the Southern Association of Colleges and
  • Schools (SACS).
 
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