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Phone: 651-690-6802
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NOTICE: This blog will no longer be updated as of April 8, 2017.
Please visit the new LIS Department website at lis.stkate.edu.

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Friday, November 30, 2012

REFERENCE ASSOCIATE, Minnesota Historical Society

REFERENCE ASSOCIATE

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) seeks applicants to provide reference service to MHS researchers and staff; and to work on projects related to reference service as a member of a reference staff team.  This is a part time, regular (780 annual hours) position located at the History Center, St. Paul, MN. 

Summary of Work:  Responsibilities include:  1) provides in-person reference service to the public and to MHS staff at the information desk or over the telephone; 2) researches MHS materials to answer reference inquires by e-commerce, letter, e-mail or telephone so that researchers will receive adequate reference assistance; 3) participates in planning and execution of projects and tasks as a member of a reference team; 4) provides bibliographic and archival research methods instruction to groups of students, adults, and staff members; 5) serves on Reference department, MHS and outside committees; and 6) participates in the evaluation and implementation of innovative methods of reference service, particularly those using technology.

For more information, go to: http://www.mnhs.org/about/jobs/939.html

Openings for J-Term/Spring Semester Circulation Student Assistant

The St. Catherine University Minneapolis Library is currently hiring for Circulation Student Assistants to help:

  • Assist library users with circulation, serials, & ILL processing
  • Must have previous customer service experience
  • $7.75/hr
  • Prefer those able to work some evenings and alternating weekends

We are a small, health-focused academic library located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

For more information, contact Sue Gray, Reference Librarian, at sagray@stkate.edu or 651-690-7898.

Apply through KatieClick. (The job description is listed here.)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

MLIS Spring 2013 Schedule Updates

Note: for the Spring 2013 MLIS Schedule, LIS 7550 Information Policy has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Another section of LIS 7030 G02 has been added due to demand.  Please check out these other elective courses:

LIS 7610 Public Relations
LIS 7690 Information Technology, People and Society
LIS 7963 G01 Topics: Information Literacy in the Digital Age
LIS 7963 G01 Topics: Information Literacy in the Digital Age

See below for course descriptions.

Congratulations to Stephanie Rosso!

She has been accepted to the ALA Student to Staff Program and will participate in the program during the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Spring 2013 Graduate Assistantship Opportunity

One Graduate Assistantship opportunity for the Spring 2013 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program. Work under the direction of MLIS Faculty member: Sarah Park.  Assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of ten hours per week. Students open to committing for more than one semester will be given preference. The rate of pay is $12 per hour. The position does not include tuition remission or benefits.

General Requirements
  • Must have completed LIS 7010.
  • Must have taken or currently be enrolled in LIS 7030 and/or LIS 7040.
  • Must abide by departmental policies and student employment policies established in the Student Employment Handbook.
  • Must be able to meet face-to-face with supervisor for regular updates on progress made toward assignment tasks.

Additional Requirements
  • Assist with course preparation and research
  • Familiarity with Youth Services and Literature
  • Familiarity with both Mac and PC operating systems
  • Must have strong writing/editorial skills and familiarity  with various citation styles
  • Event planning and organization

Deadline to apply: January 7th, 2013
Students should apply by email to imdept@stkate.edu with the subject line: “Park GA.” Required is a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Invitation to SCU Library Director Candidate Presentations

Invitation to Public Presentations of the Four Candidates for the St. Catherine University Library Director Position

MLIS students, faculty, and staff are all invited to attend all or any of the public presentations by the candidates for Library Director. 

Each finalist has been asked to present on emerging trends for academic libraries over the next 10 years. 

All presentations are in the St. Paul Library, room 128.

The schedule is:
1) Laura Probst         2-3pm Monday, Dec. 3rd
2) Richard Bazile       2-3pm Tuesday, Dec. 4th
3) Martha Stevenson  2-3pm Friday, Dec. 7th
4) Mary Hollerich       2-3pm Monday Dec. 10th

There will be an opportunity to ask questions, and to provide feedback to the Search Committee. 

For more information, contact Jim Newsome jmnewsome@stkate.edu

Dean of Libraries and Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies


Category: Administrative Division
College: Academic Affairs
Department: University Library

Appalachian State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Libraries and Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies.

The University seeks an inspiring, visionary library leader with excellent interpersonal skills and a record of scholarship in her/his field of expertise.   The Dean will foster a work environment that welcomes change and innovation to meet new challenges and that balances traditional library values with the evolving roles for libraries in higher education.  We seek an engaging and articulate leader to advocate for the library, its faculty and staff, and its mission to assist those who pursue knowledge.

Shared Services Cataloger Position -- Indianhead Federated Library System


The Indianhead Federated Library System (IFLS) is a seeking a shared services cataloger to launch a new cooperative cataloging service for three MORE member libraries. This position will work with existing staff members to implement this new service on January 1, 2013. This position will be responsible for cataloging of participating member library materials and maintaining the quality of the database. A complete job description is available here . This position includes pro-rated benefits.

The IFLS office is located at 1538 Truax Blvd. in Eau Claire Wisconsin. Please submit your resume electronically to Gus Falkenberg at falkenberg@ifls.lib.wi.us by December 10th. The position will remain open until filled.

Digital Initiatives Librarian, Digital Initiatives Librarian, Assistant Professor, Minnesota State University, Mankato


Job Ad – 11/8/12

RESPONSIBILITIES: Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library seeks a flexible, innovative, service-oriented individual to serve as Digital Initiatives Librarian.   This position is part of a team that provides leadership and direction for the planning, development, implementation, growth, and maintenance of a program to serve the digital repository needs of the Library and university.    Responsibilities include identifying, evaluating, and implementing appropriate software and hardware for the digital collections; identifying and implementing appropriate metadata standards; writing and maintaining policies and procedures; and promoting collections to the University community.  All library faculty serve on teams as a subject liaison to one or more disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development, library instruction sessions and the development of class and subject guides; share in weekend reference responsibilities and providing introductory library instruction sessions; contribute to Library Services Department committees/activities; and may participate in university governance through membership on committees and task forces.

Reference Librarians, Diamond Law Library, Columbia University


The Diamond Law Library at Columbia University has two openings for entry level Reference Librarians.  Reference Librarians provide general and in-depth reference service in all areas of law (including American, international, and foreign law) to faculty, students and others at the Law School Library; and share departmental administrative responsibilities with other reference librarians on a rotating basis.  Responsibilities also include searching databases and other sources; training law students and others in the use of legal materials and databases through extensive classroom teaching, the leading of tours, and one-on-one instruction; preparing bibliographies and instructional materials; assisting with the coordination of interlibrary loan transactions; and other related duties.  Reference Librarians share regular evening and weekend hours during the academic year.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Faculty Candidate for the MLIS Program


Tuesday, November 27th, Anthony Molaro, a candidate for an open faculty position in the MLIS program, will be coming to campus for an interview.

Students are invited to participate in the interviewing process in two ways:

1.  Dr. Molaro will meet with students for informal conversation from 5:00 to 5:30 in CdC 05.
2.  Dr. Molaro will be giving a presentation in CdC 128 (in the library) from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

The position description is posted at https://stcatherine.peopleadmin.com/postings/392 and Dr. Molaro's CV has been sent to your student email.

ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR (Librarian I)


THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Position Description: Reporting to the Conservator, Preservation/Conservation, the Assistant Conservator performs treatment, coordinates various departmental activities, assists the Conservator with lab organization and training, and provides outreach and educational opportunities. Specific duties include:

  • Perform a wide range of conservation treatment on books, manuscripts, maps and other paper based materials.
  • Assist with the evaluation of library materials, advise on selection of collection items for treatment.
  • Perform single-item and collection care treatments, including full treatment documentation.
  • Oversee the environmental monitoring program.
  • Participate in all disaster prevention and recovery operations or other activities involving the protection and handling of collections.
  • Assist the Conservator with the management of all library exhibitions and loans. Survey, document, treat and prepare materials for exhibit.
  • Maintain and manage daily workflows, compile statistics, and train students and volunteers.
  • Cultivate, initiate and participate in a variety of outreach activities relative to preservation, exhibitions, or other appropriate areas.
  • Create and update website information for educational and outreach purposes.
  • Seek out opportunities for continued training and development.

Position Available Director for Barron Public Library


Degree in Library Science (or Administration) from an ALA accredited library school.  Must have a minimum Grade II librarian certification. Library experience and administrative experience preferred.  Please submit a cover letter and resume, (include 3 professional references) by December 15, 2012 to:

City of Barron
Barron Public Library Board
PO Box 156
Barron WI 54812

The City of Barron is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Lead Acquisitions Librarian, Appalachian State University


Department: University Library
Appalachian State University is seeking a highly-motivated, proactive, and service-oriented individual for the position of Lead Acquisitions Librarian.  The position is available due to an internal promotion.  Working collaboratively with acquisitions, e-resources, collection management, and cataloging personnel, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and management of the Library’s acquisitions, including continuing resources (e-journals and databases).  Responsibilities include: managing an acquisitions budget of over $3 million; developing user-centered document delivery services; handling endowment funds; managing acquisition of rare and special collections; leading a group of talented paraprofessional staff; negotiating price and access terms with vendors; and collaborating with network and consortial partners in purchase and license negotiation.  The successful candidate will be able to extract meaningful data from multiple sources to produce intelligible reports for decision making, and will coordinate acquisitions projects and workflows with related groups, particularly collection management, e-resources, and cataloging.  Effective communication and consensus-building skills in working with faculty, staff, and campus administrators are essential.  

Required:
Must demonstrate the following:
ALA accredited master’s degree.
Minimum of three years of academic library experience related to acquisitions, e-resources, and/or collection management.
Leadership, organizational, and planning skills in a complex budgetary environment.
Knowledge of integrated library systems.
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Positive experience with personnel management and evaluation.
Commitment to engage in an active program of scholarship and professional service.
Commitment to participate in the Library’s instruction plan.

Preferred:
A second advanced degree or plans to pursue such a degree (a second advanced degree is required to be eligible for the rank of assistant professor or above).
Experience with Innovative Interfaces (III) and/or Banner accounting system.
Proficiency with information technology tools, including Excel.
Life experiences similar to those of underrepresented populations of Appalachian. The Library strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic and racial groups of Appalachian’s student minorities, principally African Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans.

Read more .... http://hrs.appstate.edu/employment/epa-jobs/716

Position Opening: Curator of Books at The Bakken Museum


The Bakken Museum (Minneapolis, MN) is currently seeking to fill a Curator of Books position for its research library, which holds an extensive collection of historical materials relating to the history of electricity, magnetism, and medicine.  Similar to a “lone arranger” in a small archive setting, this special collections professional will have responsibilities for all aspects of the library, including onsite and offsite patron assistance, acquisitions and cataloging, preservation, exhibits, and outreach, and should have demonstrated knowledge and experience in a broad array of library work.  This will be a part-time, 24-hour per week position.  The starting wage will be between $18 and $23 per hour, commensurate with the qualifications of the selected individual.  If you are interested in the position, please e-mail a resume or Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to HRDepartment@thebakken.org.

HEAD, MARVIN A POMERANTZ BUSINESS LIBRARY


THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA

Position Vacancy

HEAD, MARVIN A POMERANTZ BUSINESS LIBRARY
(Specialist [II] or Expert [III] Librarian)

Position Description: Reporting to the Associate University Librarian and Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and Branch Libraries, the incumbent is responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing a vision for the Business Library that is housed in and supports the Tippie College of Business’ vision for education, research and service.
  • Providing liaison services for the College of Business including reference, research, instruction, scholarly communications, data curation planning and related responsibilities for the disciplines of accounting, economics, finance, management and organizations, management sciences, entrepreneurship and marketing.
  • Assisting undergraduate, graduate and professional students in the use and critical evaluation of information resources and necessary information management skills.
  • Collecting, managing and maintaining business and economics publications and resources in all formats.
  • Supervising 1 librarian and 1.8FTE support staff and various students, requiring competent and effective hiring, training, communication, coaching, performance management, conflict management, and recognition skills.
  • Overseeing the day-to day-operations of the Business Library including space planning, staffing and services such as circulation, document delivery and reserves.
  • Interacting with appropriate Main Library personnel, Physical Plant Maintenance staff, and College of Business staff to maintain facilities and equipment for the use, preservation, and conservation of materials in the Pomerantz Business Library.
  • Participating in University Libraries initiatives by serving on Libraries’ and University committees and contributing to other relevant activities and events such as strategic planning.
  • Contributing to and learning from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.


Monday, November 26, 2012

Research Librarian, University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library


The University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library seeks a highly motivated, creative, professional to serve as a Research Librarian.  The position is within the library’s Research Services Department and reports to the Deputy Director of the Law Library. The School of Law, located on the campus of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, is a vibrant institution with a commitment to innovative specialty programs, outstanding clinical legal education, and public service. Maryland's faculty are prolific scholars in a variety of legal fields.

Research Librarians provide extensive support to faculty and students in a library offering innovative services.  The Research Department consists of seven professional librarians, three research fellows who provide editing assistance for faculty publications, an instructional technology specialist, and an administrative assistant. Librarians are responsible for teaching a required graded research course to first year students and for teaching Advanced Legal Research, which students are required to take prior to graduation. A library liaison program assigns librarians to faculty, student-edited journals, the clinical law program, and courses in which students are required to conduct research.

Responsibilities: Work closely with faculty and students to provide reference and research assistance.  Serve as a liaison between law faculty and publishers to obtain copyright permissions for course materials.  Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop outreach activities to promote library programming, resources and services.  Teach sections in the first-year research program as well as Advanced Legal Research.  Participate in the library's liaison program. Share responsibility for collection development and for staffing of the User Services Desk.   Assist with other Research Services and Law Library functions and projects as needed.

Social Science Librarian, St. Olaf College

The Social Sciences Librarian teaches in the library’s program of course-integrated research instruction and supports faculty and students in the social sciences. Serves as liaison librarian for several departments, predominantly political science, psychology, and nursing. Provides reference service and guides library users in identifying, retrieving, and evaluating information in all formats.

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

1.Develop and teach sessions on research for St. Olaf courses in the social sciences. Work closely with the social sciences faculty to deliver optimal research instruction in the social sciences
disciplines.
2.Assist the St. Olaf community and the general public with research at the reference desk, over the phone, by e-mail, and in personal meetings. Evening and weekend hours are required.
3.Participate in summer technology programs and projects.
4.Serve as the collection development liaison to specified departments, working with faculty to develop and maintain the general collection and the reference collection.
5.Develop and maintain knowledge of research trends, emerging information technologies, and scholarly communication.
6.Perform other duties and special projects as assigned, depending upon additional expertise, interests, and the needs of the libraries.
7.Collaborate on projects in the Bridge Consortium.

To see more details and apply, please go to https://jobs.stolaf.edu/postings/2675

Metadata Librarian - Kansas State University Libraries

Metadata Librarian - Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Metadata Librarian.  MLS as well as a minimum of two years of cataloging experience required.  For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website:  www.lib.k-state.edu/jobs.  EOE. Background check required.

MLIS students install Little Free Libraries on St. Paul campus

Read more about how the St. Catherine University chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild built two Little Free Libraries on campus.


Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Research Services Librarian, The University Of Arizona, Tucson


Job #51386

Position Summary:

The University of Arizona Libraries seeks a service-oriented professional who welcomes the opportunity to help coordinate and manage two-way communication, environmental scanning and needs assessment activities of the University of Arizona's academic and research units focused on their research and instruction and the library products/services that support them.  This includes developing liaison partnerships with departments to learn about their needs, interviewing faculty and students, compiling and assessing department needs by identifying trends, changes in curriculum and research.  This individual would promote campus awareness of library resources and services.  Additionally, the librarian manages information resources in all formats; evaluates and selects resource in assigned areas.  In addition, the individual provides in-depth reference consultations in assigned disciplines; and disciplinary or linguistics in support to other library staff or services, as needed.

Appointment at the Associate level requires demonstration of the achievements, abilities and expected excellence defined in the Libraries Promotion and Continuing Status criteria.

All staff members are charged with advancing the mission and vision of the Libraries through system-wide thinking and shared responsibility for successful teams. Individuals are responsible and accountable for problem solving and process improvement, and are empowered to make decisions at appropriate levels.

Librarians are expected to participate fully in the work of the UA Libraries to fulfill its mission and maintain excellent standards of scholarship and service in the profession.

As needed within the team and appropriate to the position of a professional librarian, the incumbent performs all work necessary to meet the changing needs of the Libraries' customers. As our customers' needs change, our work patterns change. As a result, team and Library work are periodically negotiated within the team, the end product being an agreement in writing defining individual's work as well as performance expectations.

Find out more information here.

Assistant Librarian, Research Services, The University Of Arizona, Tucson


Job #51387
Position Summary:

The University of Arizona Libraries seeks a service-oriented professional who welcomes the opportunity to help coordinate and manage two-way communication, environmental scanning and needs assessment activities of the University of Arizona's academic and research units focused on their research and instruction and the library products/services that support them.  This includes developing liaison partnerships with departments to learn about their needs, interviewing faculty and students, compiling and assessing department needs by identifying trends, changes in curriculum and research.  This individual would promote campus awareness of library resources and services.  Additionally, the librarian manages information resources in all formats; evaluates and selects resource in assigned areas.  In addition, the individual provides in-depth reference consultations in assigned disciplines; and disciplinary or linguistics in support to other library staff or services, as needed.

Appointment at the Associate level requires demonstration of the achievements, abilities and expected excellence defined in the Libraries Promotion and Continuing Status criteria.

All staff members are charged with advancing the mission and vision of the Libraries through system-wide thinking and shared responsibility for successful teams. Individuals are responsible and accountable for problem solving and process improvement, and are empowered to make decisions at appropriate levels.

Librarians are expected to participate fully in the work of the UA Libraries to fulfill its mission and maintain excellent standards of scholarship and service in the profession.

As needed within the team and appropriate to the position of a professional librarian, the incumbent performs all work necessary to meet the changing needs of the Libraries' customers. As our customers' needs change, our work patterns change. As a result, team and Library work are periodically negotiated within the team, the end product being an agreement in writing defining individual's work as well as performance expectations.

Find more information here.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Library Specialist


Position Title: Library Specialist, Maslon Edelman Borman Brand, LLP
Start Date: January 15, 2013
Reports to: Director of Knowledge Resources Library
Status: Full-time, non-exempt status

Position Description: This position will provide critical technical services support for library operations.  Special duties include but are not limited to:
·        Technical services operations such as cataloging, processing, document delivery and ILL services
·        Providing basic reference support such as pulling cases, statutes and court documents and helping users to locate print materials
·        Maintain library resources and records as well as filing of pocket part and loose-leaf updates.
·        Coordinates purchasing and accounting by ordering materials as directed, organizing invoices for payment and maintaining billing records
·        Manages routing of serials as well as tracking missing issues and supplements
·        Compiles reports of holdings, orders, cancellations and maintains records of electronic costs
·        Special projects as assigned by the Director

Basic / Minimum Qualifications:
·        Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution.  No specific field of study required.
·        Accurate with good attention to detail, including numerical detail
·        Advanced skills in using Microsoft Excel
·        Tolerant of repetitive work
·        Ability to work independently with minimum supervision on multiple projects
·        Able to work quickly, meet deadlines and respond to a variety of requests
·        Strong organizational and communication skills
·        Familiar with current library technologies as well as print and online reference resources
·        Familiar with basic cataloging and LC classification, and RDA (Resource Description & Access)
·        Must be able to transport books between floors, and to reach bookshelves

Preferred Qualifications:
·        Experience with basic accounting and book-keeping of legal research materials
·        Experience with EOS library automation system or similar
·        Experience with legal research materials and reference
·        Master’s degree in Library Science of Library Information Studies from an accredited institution (current MLIS candidates will be considered), law library or equivalent experience

Please direct resumes and cover letters to:
Sandy Callen, Director of Human Resources
Maslon Edelman Borman Brand, LLP
90 S. Seventh Street, 3300 Wells Fargo Center
Minneapolis MN 55402
sandy.callen@maslon.com
No Agencies Please
Maslon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Saint Paul Public Libraries Position

Saint Paul Public Libraries has positions available for

  • Library Associate
  • Cultural Liaison

For more information, go here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stpaul/default.cfm

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Local Records Management Positions

Twin Cities ARMA has recently posted a number of entry-level records management jobs for local companies. It may not be a traditional library setting, however it could be a way to gain some LIS-related skills and experience in areas such as archival materials, databases and project planning/management.

More information on the positions available can be found here.

Director of Public Services, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Position: Director of Public Services
Available: February 1, 2013

The University Library seeks a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, proactive, and highly motivated person to serve as the Director of Public Services. The Director of Public Services will have primary responsibility for developing library policy and systems affecting all aspects of information and access services and will coordinate the work of Circulation (http://www.lib.unc.edu/circ/), Interlibrary Services (http://www.lib.unc.edu/interlibraryloan.html), branch libraries, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library (http://www.lib.unc.edu/house/).

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, the person in this position will develop and implement a vision for continually improving and evolving library services to meet the changing needs of faculty, students, staff, and other library users. The Director will contribute expertise in information, access and circulation policies, procedures and systems initiatives through formal and informal collaborations with librarians and other staff across the organization, as well as task groups and committees. The Director will keep abreast of trends in access services and information delivery across academic libraries within the Triangle Research Library Network (TRLN) (http://www.trln.org/) and will apply that acquired knowledge and expertise to improve workflows and services. The individual in this position will convene the University Library Services Steering Committee, which is comprised of representation from all libraries including Special Collections (http://www.lib.unc.edu/wilson/), Health Sciences (http://hsl.lib.unc.edu/), and Law (http://library.law.unc.edu/). The successful candidate must demonstrate creativity, vision, commitment to continuous service improvement, and the ability to build and sustain ties with faculty, students, and staff in other campus service organizations.

The Director of Public Services will directly supervise and provide direction and support for eight Department Heads of Public Service units that include the Undergraduate Library, Branch Libraries, Circulation, and Interlibrary Services. The Director is responsible for identifying and developing integrated, comprehensive and strategic public service programs and services. The individual in this position will also prioritize and manage staff, space, financial, and other resources needed to carry out these service initiatives.

Find more information here: http://www.lib.unc.edu/jobs/epa/director_pubserv.html

Reference Librarian, Mississippi College

Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to our university community.  We have just begun an exciting new university-wide initiative integrating information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the delivery, design, and assessment of our information literacy program. 

Mississippi College, affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention, is a nationally recognized comprehensive liberal arts university. It is located in Clinton, MS, about fifteen minutes west of the capital city of Jackson.  The student body numbers over 5,000 students, consisting of undergraduates, graduates, law students, and doctoral students.

For more information, contact Kathleen Hutchinson, Library Director, at khutchis@mc.edu.

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS LIBRARIAN, CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY


California State University, East Bay has a job opening for a full-time, tenure-track Business/Economics Librarian at Cal State East Bay.  The full job description can be found at http://www20.csueastbay.edu/oaa/files/job_listings/LIBR.pdf   First consideration will be given to applications received by Nov. 16, 2012.  We look forward to hearing from interested librarians.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Book Review by Nick Steffel

Nick Steffel, MLIS IT Coordinator and alum, reviewed Andrew's A Journey to the center of the Internet. Read his review in First Monday, a peer-reviewed journal on the internet, in Volume 17, Number 11 - 5 November 2012.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Two Little Free Libraries are coming to St. Kate's and they need books!!

Please donate meaningful books for our new Little Free Libraries on the wooden book cart in the MLIS Lounge.

We are specifically interested in book donations that reflect the cultural, educational, and recreational interests of the St. Kate's Community. Materials that reflect the spirit of social justice are encouraged.

Created and managed by the student chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild. Funded by GSAB.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

VRA Travel Awards for the 2013 VRA conference


VRA Travel Awards are available for attendance at the 2013 VRA conference “Capitalizing on Creativity” in Providence, Rhode Island April 3-6.  The deadline for receipt of applications will be Monday, November 26, 10 am EST.  The list of recipients will be announced on the VRA listserv the third week of December.

A preliminary conference schedule with a listing of workshops and sessions has already been posted at: http://vra2013annualconference.sched.org and information about costs is posted here: http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra31/?page_id=8 and here: http://www.vraweb.org/conferences/vra31/?page_id=11

Before you apply, PLEASE READ "Travel Award Rules and Guidelines", "Tips for VRA Travel Awards Applicants", and "Types of Travel Awards", all linked here as PDFs: http://www.vraweb.org/about/awards/index.html#travel

LINK TO THE APPLICATION
The form is also linked from the What's New on the VRA homepage.

Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist, University of Illinois Library


Academic Professional
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:
Position available immediately. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month appointment Academic Professional position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional for the position of Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist.  The Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist works collaboratively on the development and implementation of technology equipment, software profiles, programs, training and other services at the Library that support technologically intensive research and teaching as well as the creation and use of media in teaching and course-related activities. This position reports to the Manager of Workstation/Network Support in the University Library’s Office of Information Technology, and works closely with the Scholarly Commons Coordinators, the Media Commons Coordinator and the Media Commons Technology Manager in the Undergraduate Library.   The Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist participates in related Library and campus committees and ad hoc groups and serves as a resource for other Library units, including the Scholarly Commons and the Undergraduate Library Media Commons.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Media Commons Technology Support Specialist, University of Illinois Library


Academic Professional
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month appointment Academic Professional position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional for the position of Media Commons Technology Manager. Creativity, risk-taking, and a desire to explore the intersection of new technologies and classroom learning are essential for this position.  This position is a key contributor to the Media Commons’ mission of teaching students content creation and digital literacy skills that are critical for academic success. The Media Commons Technology Support Specialist investigates the development of web design, applications, training, and related technology support that focus on the creation, storage, and use of media in teaching and course-related activities. Reporting to the Media Commons Coordinator the Media Commons Technology Support Specialist:

  • Identifies and evaluates technology solutions to meet curricular and Library programming needs of the Media Commons;
  • Consults with library faculty and key campus IT personnel on the implementation and execution of the Media Commons’ technology programs, facilities, and teaching programs;
  • Designs web-based access systems and storage to support undergraduate students’ curricular requirements in the creation, dissemination, use, and curation of digital media;
  • Pursues professional development activities to expand knowledge and to maintain current with best practices for implementing new technology in support of digital literacy;
  • Teaches workshops for staff and students related to use of Media Commons technology;
  • Investigates methodologies and best practices for creating, promoting, and disseminating student-authored content;
  • Analyzes data and findings related to Media Commons’ programming to assist in formulating policy and determining strategic direction.


ALA Student Chapter Upcoming Events

Upcoming Job Shadow Event!!
Our Job Shadow event is next Tuesday, November 13 from 2-4:30pm at The James K. Hosmer Special Collections
Space is limited so sign up fast!
  • To sign-up email Amelia at arsnetting@stkate.edu
  • This event will include a tour of the collections and information about current projects.

Student-to-Staff Application DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Applications for ALA's Student-to-Staff program are due on Wednesday November 14th (see below for details)! In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 20 hours), students in the program receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses (students are responsible for transportation to/from the conference).

Who is eligible?
  • Any student who applies for the nomination from St. Kate's should be:
  • An active member of the St. Kate's ALA student chapter
  • A student member of ALA nationally (you can sign up online);
  • Available to secure transportation to and attend the full conference, June 27- July 2, 2013 in Chicago, IL; and
  • Willing to write up your experience on the ALA student chapter blog

How do I apply?
Application is made by short essay, emailed to the ALA student chapter faculty advisor, Sarah Park (sp...@stkate.edu). The essay should be approximately 250 words (one page) and address the following:
  • Your active participation in the ALA student chapter at St. Kate's;
  • Your demonstrated leadership skills;
  • A clear picture of what you hope to achieve by attending the conference, particularly in the volunteer activities; and
  • How you will use your participation to promote and improve St. Kate's MLIS program.

Deadline to apply: Midnight, Wednesday, November 14, 2012.

THE ALA STUDENT CHAPTER AT ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITY

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Faculty Coffee Hour with Dr. Sheri Ross

Students are welcome to sit in on the faculty coffee hour. Dr. Ross will be discussing Copyrights in Digital Scholarship: Issues with University Intellectual Property Policies on Monday, November 19 from 6-7:00pm in CdC 5.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Law Librarian I, Connecticut Judicial Branch

Primary work location is Litchfield; may be required up to two days a week to work other locations.

The Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking a qualified individual to perform professional to advanced library duties which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, catalog and collection maintenance.   

Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association. In-state travel required. In-state travel required. Applications should be submitted through the online application site. Applications must be received by November 19, 2012. Online applications are strongly preferred; however, you may mail your resume to:

Judicial Branch
Human Resources
90 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Please reference ad I.D. #12-1000-072
AA/EOE

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, Tennessee Tech University


Tennessee Tech University (TTU) seeks an innovative librarian to manage a dynamic electronic resource collection and to provide leadership for the continuing evaluation and selection of resources. Develops and manages the Library's electronic resource collection in a collaborative setting. Serves as contact for acquisition, licensing, and maintenance of e-resources. Maintains electronic resources through an electronic resource management system.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association

Appointment: Twelve month, tenure-track position to be filled at the Assistant/
Associate Professor level.

See www.tntech.edu/jobs for the complete job description with preferred qualifications and essential functions. TTU is a public, comprehensive university with 11,500 students in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs. Applicants will be required to electronically upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts (official transcripts required upon appointment), and complete contact information of three current professional references. Applications without all required documents are incomplete and will not be considered. Screening of applications will begin
December 3,2012; open until filled. AA/EEO

Electronic Resources Support Librarian, Yale University

Electronic Resources Unit, Technical Services Library
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 1-3
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.

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 www.library.yale.edu.

Departmental Focus
The Electronic Resources unit leads, coordinates, and supports the collection and management of licensed electronic resources throughout Yale University Library. The library’s electronic collections have grown over the past decade to include more than 70,000 full text serial titles, approximately 1,000 databases, and close to 1 million online books. The library is transitioning from print and print with online, to electronic-only formats. The Electronic Resources Support Librarian reports to the Team Leader of the Electronic Resources unit and is a member of a departmental team that provides responsive, effective, and evolving coordination of electronic resource collecting and management.

Representative Job Summary
Yale University librarians work in libraries across the Central, West, Medical, and Science campuses, to build, manage, and provide access to a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. They demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and imagination in their work and adapt to and help shape a continuously evolving work environment. Yale librarians provide consistently high quality service to the University, and help meet the needs of the local, national, and international teaching and research communities.

Chinese Technical Services Librarian, Yale University


East Asia Library, International Collections & Research Support
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Librarian I-III

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

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

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 www.library.yale.edu.

Position Description
The Chinese Technical Services Librarian provides original and complex copy cataloging for Chinese script materials in all formats and supervises support staff involved in all aspects of technical processing (serial and monographic acquisitions and cataloging) for the Chinese Collection.  The Librarian also provides statistical reports and other management information on Chinese technical services, provides testing and analysis related to Chinese scripts in library-wide systems, and participates in Yale library policy making on cataloging issues.

Los Angeles Public Library Innovation Leadership Program


Calling all recent MLIS graduates!                      

Are you interested in working for one of the leading public libraries in the U.S.? Would you like to develop and implement innovative programs and services for diverse communities? If so, please consider applying for Los Angeles Public Library's two-year Residency, called the Innovation Leadership Program (ILP). Successful candidates will be hired as full-time employees at $60,000 per year, plus benefits. More details are attached.

Application deadline: November 19, 2012.

For more information, visit the ILP website at  http://ilpinfo.wordpress.com/ or contact ILP project manager Cindy Mediavilla at 213/228-7513 or cmediavilla@lapl.org.


ILP page 1
ILP page 2

International Librarianship Webinar -- Tuesday 6 November


Adventures in International Librarianship:
Living and Working Outside of the United States

Are you interested in finding a job in library and information science outside of North America? Are you curious about what it’s like to live and work in a different culture? If so, please join us for a ELIME-hosted online panel discussion on Tuesday 6 November! Our panelists represent an incredible variety of experiences, and have worked all over the world from Switzerland to Azerbaijan to Japan.

You have two opportunities to attend. The first session will take place at 9am EST, and the second at noon EST. Note that the panelists are different for each session, so you could even attend both for a wider perspective!  For more information: http://elime.web.unc.edu/interlib/

Friday, November 2, 2012

William Mitchell College of Law Library Internship




Posting Date:     October 25, 2012
Title:                      Library Intern
Reports To:         Head of Reference
Status:                  Temporary Part time
                                20 hours per week (schedule flexible to accommodate class schedule)

Reporting to the Head of Reference, the library internship will provide a current library and information science program (MLIS) student hands on experience in an academic law library. This experience will include work in the Public Services department and work that will teach both practical and theoretical application of MLIS curricula. Typical assignments might include providing assistance to library patrons at the circulation desk, publications work with the college’s institutional repository (Mitchell Open Access) and SSRN, and some reference work.

Qualifications:  Currently enrolled in an MLIS program; exceptional interpersonal skills; an interest in technology; and intellectual curiosity.   MLIS students with a law degree are preferred but not required. 

To apply please send cover letter and resume by mail to Human Resources, William Mitchell College of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by e-mail to hr@wmitchell.edu.  Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.  AA/EOE.

Graduating? Commencement Information Now Posted


Graduating? Order your cap and gown today

Deadline to order a cap and gown is Friday, November 16

If you plan on participating in the commencement ceremony, order your cap and gown by Friday, November 16.
  Get all the details and complete your preparations for a successful graduation on the commencement website.

Have questions or need more information?
Posted in Kateway on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

2012 Opus Prize at St. Catherine University

St. Catherine University, in partnership with the Opus Prize Foundation, is proud to host the 2012 Opus Prize awards ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. Now in its ninth year, the Opus Prize collaborates with a Catholic university whose values resonate with those of the foundation, particularly "transformational leadership" and "service to others."

For more information, go to http://www.stkate.edu/events/2012/opus_prize.php

The Opus Prize is given annually to recognize unsung heroes of any faith tradition, anywhere in the world, solving today’s most persistent social problems.
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Teaching One to Fish
  • Faith That Is Lived Each Day
  • Service to Others
  • Unsung Heroes
  • Dignity of the Human Person

Nov. 16: TWO Opportunities as an MLIS Graduate Assistantship

Deadline to apply: Friday, November 16 for Dr. Park and Dr. Ross.

There are TWO Graduate Assistantship opportunities for the Fall 2012 semester, open to a student currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program. Work under the direction of MLIS Faculty member Sarah Park or Sheri Ross. The assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of ten hours per week; these assistantships can extend into the Spring 2013 semester. Students open to committing for more than one semester will be given preference. The rate of pay is $12 per hour. The position does not include tuition remission or benefits. 

General Requirements:
  • Must have completed LIS 7010.
  • Must have taken or currently be enrolled in LIS 7030 and/or LIS 7040.
  • Must abide by departmental policies and student employment policies established in the SCU Student Employment Handbook.
  • Must be able to meet face-to-face with supervisor for regular updates on progress made toward assignment tasks.

Dr. Park Specific Requirements:
  • Assist with course preparation and research
  • Familiarity with Youth Services and Literature
  • Familiarity with both Mac and PC operating systems
  • Must have strong writing/editorial skills and familiarity with various citation styles
  • Event planning and organization

Dr. Ross Specific Requirements: None.

Students should apply by email to imdept@stkate.edu with the subject line: "Park GA" or "Ross GA."

Required is a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript.

Park GA
Ross GA

Library Technology Conference 2013 Scholarship Application


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: All scholarship applications must be received no later than November 21, 2012 We are pleased to again be able to offer a limited number of scholarships for persons planning to attend the 2013 Library Technology Conference, scheduled for March 20th-21st on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. The primary purposes of this scholarship are:

  • To support library technology proficiency and awareness by staff working in libraries or school media centers in rural communities and to help facilitate their attendance at the conference.
  • To encourage participation by library staff who have not previously attended the conference.

Minneapolis History Wikipedia Edit-a-thon


Minneapolis Central Library
Special Collections
Saturday, Nov. 3, 10a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Minnesota Wikipedia users and local historians: help increase the depth of information on Minneapolis history topics using materials from the library’s Minneapolis Collection.

Pick a topic of interest or work from a list developed by Special Collections librarians.

Participants will be given a "behind-the-scenes" tour of the department and its resources.

Instruction will be available for new editors of Wikipedia.