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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Reminder: ARLD proposals and nominations are due Feb. 28

Reminder: ARLD proposals and nominations are due Feb. 28

The Academic & Research Libraries Division (ARLD) is seeking session proposals for ARLD Day 2013 and nominations for the Minnesota Academic Innovators Award. Remember: The deadline for both is Thursday, February 28.

ARLD Day will be held April 26, 2013 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Our theme this year is Changing Collections: Advocating for Our Future. Sessions include breakouts that run for 45-60 minutes and lightning rounds that include a five-minute topical presentation followed by three minutes of audience Q&A. Anyone, including current MLIS students, can submit proposals.

Digital Library Projects Coordinator

Digital Library Projects Coordinator: Click the link provided to see the complete job description.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Monday, February 25, 2013

Nominate an MLIS Staff or Faculty Member

The deadline to nominate a a staff member for the 2012-2013 Staff-of-the-Year Awards has been extended to tomorrow -- Tuesday, February 26th.

Staff-of-the-Year Awards - more information and nomination instructions can be found on the Human Resources website internally in Kateway as well as on the whiteboard in the MLIS hallway.  Direct your questions to

A PDF nomination form is also available for community members outside of St. Kate's. Please email to request.

Submit your nomination today!

Human Resources
Academic Affairs
St. Catherine University

Friday, February 22, 2013

MALL 2013 Winter Meeting Invitation

Winter in Minnesota is not letting up. Warm up with your colleagues and enjoy a taco bar, attend our business meeting, and learn about Transactional Law: Best Practices for Firm Librarians. Cognizant of parking fees we have kept the registration cost down to $15. The registration form is below, with categories for students, MALL, MLA, SLA and non-members.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, 90 S. Seventh St., Minneapolis
Registration deadline: March 8

Note: Anyone arriving after 6 pm must check in with security at Marquette Ave and 7th Street corner of the Wells Fargo Center.

Hope to see you there!

MALL Education Committee

Summer 2013 Professional Development Projects Announced by Smithsonian Libraries!

For more information on the following Summer 2013 Professional Development Internships, go here:
  • Special Collections in Smithsonian’s Art Libraries: Evaluating our future.
  • Chinese Book Backlog Cataloging Project
  • NASM Sheet Music Project
  • Special Collections and Preservation
  • Native American Artist Files
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library Virtual Reference Intern
Paid internship opportunities at the Smithsonian Libraries are unique learning experiences designed for current graduate students or recent graduates interested in working in research and/or museum libraries. This year, applicants may select from six projects. You may choose more than one project on your application. Please review each project listing thoroughly and note the geographic location, then apply via SOLAA ( When applying, please choose the "Smithsonian Institution Libraries Professional Development Program" as the program.
Applications are due March 11, 2013.

ALA Scholarship deadline is approaching fast

The ALA Scholarship deadline is approaching fast so do not delay, apply now! Scholarship money is available for future librarians! ALA has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level. Scholarships typically range from $2,500 to $7,000 per student per year. The application and instructions are available on-line at

The application deadline is March 1, 2013.

If you have questions please contact:

Walker Art Center seeks applicants for their prestigious Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Arts.

This two-year fellowship (starting June 2013 through June 2014) supports the Walker’s goal to encourage greater diversity within the museum field. The fellowship has been offered continually since the early 1990’s. Our fellowship alum now play prominent roles within many museums throughout the world. In our terms, diversity refers to a wide spectrum of people of color, people with disabilities, age, gender and other classifications. Qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or studies are strongly encouraged to apply.

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in all phases of exhibition development, including: research; checklist development; lender and artist relations; publication rights and reproductions; writing texts for didactics, blogs, and the member magazine; floorplan development; installation; and development of public programs related to exhibitions. Fellows also assist with other departmental needs including acquisitions research, preparation for presentations, leading tours, and donor relations

Find more informatin here:

Children's Coordinator Position, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library

How would you like to post a video of your work colleagues doing the Harlem Shake at the Reference Desk or tell your Facebook friends that you have insider info on America’s favorite Big Red Dog?  We invite a passionate Youth Services professional to join us at a library that is having fun reinventing itself in Kokomo, Indiana, the childhood home of Norman Bridwell. The Children’s Services Coordinator will be passionate about creating innovative services for children through our Main Library, two branches, and two bookmobiles and will be able to lead others from where we are to where we want to be. The Coordinator will not only advocate for youth but also, as a key player on the library’s management team, understand the value of working across traditional boundaries to serve our population base of 76,000. This is an exempt, 40-hour per week position, including daytime, evening, and weekend hours. The salary begins at $42,000.00 and the benefits package is excellent. The position requires a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school, experience working with children and families, and the skills and talent for effective management and leadership. Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Faith Brautigam, Director, Kokomo-Howard County Public Library at Review of applicants begins on 03/13/13.  Additional information can be found at

Instructional Services Research Librarian, University of Colorado Law School

William A. Wise Law Library

About the University
The University of Colorado Law School’s William A. Wise Law Library is seeking an innovative, enthusiastic, and service-driven librarian to fill the position of Instructional Services Research Librarian to provide teaching, research and reference services for 21st century learners, educators, and scholars. The Law Library is a state of the art modern library housing the largest collection of legal materials in the Rocky Mountain region. The Law Library supports the vision of the law school: A supportive and diverse community of scholars and students in a place that inspires vigorous pursuit of ideas, critical analysis, and civic engagement in order to advance the rule of law in an open, sustainable society.  Please visit the law school’s website ( for more information about the University of Colorado Law School and Boulder, Colorado.

About the Position
In order to address the demands of the current law school environment, the Wise Law Library is in the process of re-envisioning the role of the reference librarian in the academic law library.  Reference librarians are reaching out to the law library’s constituents to provide more research services and instruction.  To help achieve this objective, the law library is seeking a librarian with a strong interest in teaching to fill the role of Instructional Services Research Librarian.  In this position, the librarian will provide up to four credit hours each year of formal classroom instruction, teach legal research to first year law students, participate in applying instructional design to the law library’s course offerings, and offer instruction in other settings such as CLE programs and in doctrinal classes.  We are seeking an individual with a keen interest in the theory and practice of teaching, especially as it applies to teaching legal research.  The librarian will also participate in reference and collection development and supervise the document delivery technicians and their work. The William A. Wise Law Library is a collaborative and innovative library, and is committed to empowering creativity and initiative. This position reports to the Associate Director and Head of Public Services.

More information:

Access Services Librarian, UCLA Law Library

Job #JPF00012

Recruitment Period:

Open Feb 13, 2013 through Apr 30, 2013
If you apply to this recruitment by Apr 30, 2013, you will have until May 31, 2013 to complete your application.


Department: Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library
Rank and Salary: Salary and appointment level based on experience and qualifications.

• Associate Librarian II – VII ($50,892 – $70,956)

Position Availability: Immediately

Candidates applying by March 30, 2013 will be given first consideration.

For more informaiton, go here:

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Outreach and Assessment Librarian Opening, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

The UTC Library seeks a motivated, creative, and user-focused professional to fill our new Outreach and Assessment Librarian position at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC). The librarian in this position will plan, develop, and implement outreach and assessment-related programs and services that support the Library’s research collections, services, and facilities. This is an ideal opportunity for a professional interested in working in a busy mid-sized academic library focused on providing user-centered services in a dynamic, transparent, and flexible environment.

More information here:

Reference/Instruction Librarian, Leland Speed Library, Mississippi College

Brief Description: Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  The university is embarking on an exciting initiative to integrate information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.

The Reference Librarian is a member of the Reference Services team responsible for providing the Library's instructional and reference functions. This librarian also serves as the liaison to one or more academic departments, providing outreach and collection development for those departments. This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Education Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.
Experience: Preferred – One year post-MLS professional academic reference and instructional experience.

Reports to:  Library Director

Call for Applications: 2013 Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Scholarships

Find more information on the CALA website here:

Application Deadline: April 30, 2013
Online Application URL:

Founded in 1973, CALA has seven regional chapters. It is affiliated with the American Library Association. In addition to holding annual and regional programs, CALA publishes its own Newsletter, Membership Directory, and the Journal of Library and Information Science in cooperation with the National Taiwan Normal University. CALA is pleased to announce the availability of the 2013 CALA Scholarships:

The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science

This scholarship awards $1,000 annually to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship

The scholarship awards $500 to a full time student at an ALA-accredited library school in North America.

These Scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the Scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above.

One application and reference package will be sufficient. For more information, please visit the CALA website at to access the application guidelines, online application forms, online application reference forms, and other information.

The application deadline is 12AM Central Time April 30, 2013. The recipients of the scholarships will be announced by May 30, 2013. The awards will be presented by CALA at the CALA Awards Banquet during the 2013 CALA annual conference.

ACS Publications is sponsoring a unique opportunity to attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference, June 9-11, in San Diego, CA

See ACS Publications Travel Scholarship information on the SLA website.

ACS Publications is working with the SLA Chemistry Division to sponsor a travel award of $1,000 to defray the costs of attending the 2013 SLA Annual Conference June 9-11 in San Diego, CA. The scholarship is open to all SLA Chemistry Division members.  The winner will be invited to work with ACS Publications in an advisory capacity as they expand their outreach efforts in 2013.
$1,000 stipend to attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference. The winner also receives an award certificate at the Annual Conference during the Chemistry Division Business Meeting & Breakfast.
All members of the Chemistry Division are eligible. All applicants must have joined the Chemistry Division by March 1, 2013. See below for information on joining SLA and the Chemistry Division.  Travel funds provided by your employer do not affect your eligibility.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Research Librarian - University of St. Thomas

Please apply online at
Job posting:

Duties include: providing strong research support for faculty scholarship and teaching; providing reference services to law school students, faculty, and staff and members of the university and legal communities; teaching legal research; and assisting with a variety of other job-related projects as requested. These may include: preparing guides to information resources and library services; assisting with collection development; working on special projects, such as helping to make faculty scholarship available on Digital Commons; preparing departmental reports and recommendations; and serving on library, law school, or university committees.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or accredited equivalent) or substantial progress toward completion of the degree required; J.D. and two (2) years of professional law library experience preferred.

Library of Congress, IMLS Announce New National Digital Stewardship Residency

Applications for Fall Program Accepted until April 5, 2013

The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services have announced an open call for applications for the first National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR). From today until April 5, 2013, applicants can log onto the application portal at and apply to be a part of NDSR’s inaugural class.

The NDSR program will allow 10 recent master’s program graduates in relevant fields to complete a nine-month residency at various institutions in the Washington, D.C. area. Beginning in September 2013, accepted residents will attend an intensive two-week digital stewardship workshop at the Library of Congress. Thereafter, residents will move to a host institution to work on significant digital stewardship projects. These projects will allow them to acquire hands-on knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation and accessibility of digital assets.

The Smithsonian Institution Archives, the World Bank, the Library of Congress, and the Public Broadcasting Service are just a few of the renowned institutions that will host the founding NDSR class. Each of these institutions submitted challenging project proposals that can be viewed on the NDSR website, which can be viewed at Application requirements include a detailed resume and cover letter, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a creative video that defines an applicant’s interest in the program.

"The video requirement in the application process will help the selection panel identify which candidates are truly passionate about digital preservation" explained George Coulbourne, Library of Congress OSI executive program officer.

For additional information or press inquiries regarding the National Digital Stewardship Residency, go to or contact the NDSR at

See press release at:

Digital Preservation Manager -Yale University Library

Digital Preservation Manager
Preservation Department
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 1-5 (Grade 23-29)

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


The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Penn State Brandywine Campus Library.  The campus library seeks a proactive and creative librarian to provide general and specialized reference services.  Duties of this tenure track position include the provision of reference services (both in person and in a virtual setting); bibliographic instruction; developing research guides and instructional materials; promoting library collections and services to faculty and students; and collection development. In addition to these duties, tenure track library faculty are expected to devote time to research, scholarship, and service to the University and the profession.  Some evening and/or weekend work is required.

Requirements: Requires a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library applications of Web 2.0 technologies, demonstrated ability to provide leadership in the delivery of a campus-wide bibliographic instruction program; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service; excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Prefer at least one year of post MLS experience in an academic library setting.  Please visit to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships

The Art Libraries Society/North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarships for SEI 2013.

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation,, has generously agreed to sponsor five scholarships for the 2013 ARLIS/NA-VRAF Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management.  SEI 2013 will be held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, June 18-21, 2013. The intensive three and a half-day workshop will feature a curriculum that specifically addresses the requirements of today’s information professional, and will include hands-on and lecture modules At SEI 2013, expert instructors will cover intellectual property rights, digital imaging, metadata and cataloging, the essential tools of image management, and how to expand your professional role. Attendees will also have an opportunity to discuss and brainstorm on a range of issues, from new media and marketing visual resources to professional development and future career roles, during the interactive session planned for the final morning of SEI.

Kress Summer Educational Institute Scholarship recipients will each receive $770 for tuition, room, and incidentals.

If you are interested in applying for a Samuel H. Kress Foundation Summer Educational Institute Scholarship, information can be found on the SEI 2013 website:

Friday, February 15, 2013

$5000 Roger K. Summit Scholarship

The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, was established to honor Dr. Roger K. Summit, the founder of Dialog, a ProQuest business, for his outstanding contributions to the field of information science.

The scholarship is open to all LIS students worldwide. The award is the equivalent of US $5,000 and is presented at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference.

Applicants must be students who are currently enrolled in an accredited library or information science program. The scholarship recipient, who must have demonstrated outstanding interest or performance in electronic information services, is selected based upon the following criteria:
  • Academic achievement
  • Demonstrated interest in electronic information services, based on course work, research, and experience
  • Faculty recommendations
Applications are currently being accepted until April 30, 2013. Click here to download an application.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Exciting Opportunity for an Archivist/Manuscripts Specialist at Santa Clara University

Santa Clara University Library invites applications for an Archivist or Manuscripts Specialist to process a rich collection of original 18th and 19th-century manuscripts from Mission Santa Clara de Asis, the eighth California mission. The collection consists of: the first baptismal and marriage records, dating from 1777; account books for Mission Santa Clara and Mission San Jose; autograph letters, legal documents, and many other documents with important content relating to California mission history.

This is a full-time, 8-month, benefits eligible position, reporting to the University Archivist and to the Head of the Department of Archives & Special Collections.

Please visit the University’s employment website for a full job description and the application procedure:

Candidates must apply online, but may, in addition, email a cover letter, resume and three references to

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

(Updated) LIS 7993: Practicum information Sessions

Planning on taking LIS 7993: Practicum this summer 2013 or fall 2013? Attend the information session on Thursday, February 28, 2013 OR Tuesday, February 26 from 5-6:00pm in CdC 5. Dr. Deb Grealy will discuss an overview of the practicum and how to prepare for the course.

This information session is required. Instructor approval is required to enroll in LIS 7993.

Please RSVP to the MLIS Office ( if you will be attending and which session. Bring any questions you may have.

Book Talk at St. Kate's

Atina Diffley will speak about the experiences described in Turn Here Sweet Corn and about writing her book

Join Us! Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

St. Catherine University, Rauenhorst Ballroom, Third Floor of the Coeur de Catherine

The public is invited to attend. Admission and parking on campus for the event are free.

More information here:

Position Opening: Regional Librarian - Youth Services & Training

The Arrowhead Library System in Northeastern Minnesota - providing service to public, school, academic, and special libraries in the seven counties of Carlton, Cook, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Itasca, Koochiching, and Saint Louis - is seeking an enthusiastic person to fill the Regional Librarian - Youth Services & Training position. The person filling this position will have specialized knowledge of children's programming and methods for teaching early literacy skills, as well as experience in project management for organizing special events and training sessions.  Required - ALA-accredited master's degree in library science or school library/information media. Minimum of three years experience in library service with an emphasis in children's programming, early literacy skills teaching methods, and curriculum development. Public library experience is highly desirable. Salary range $52,200 to $65,250 dependent upon qualifications plus benefits. Completed application, resume, and cover letter should be sent to Arrowhead Library System - Position Opening, 5528 Emerald Avenue, Mountain Iron, MN 55768. Application and job description can be found at

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The application period for the 2013 Harold T. Pinkett Minority Student Award is open!

The Pinkett Award was established in 1993 and recognizes and acknowledges minority graduate students, such as those of African, Asian, Latino or Native American descent, who, through scholastic and personal achievement, manifest an interest in becoming professional archivists and active members of the Society of American Archivists. The recipients of the award will receive full complimentary registration to the SAA Annual Meeting and related expenses for hotel and travel for attending the SAA Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in August 2013. In addition, each recipient receives a complimentary one-year membership in SAA.

Eligibility: The Pinkett is awarded to minority students, with preference given to full-time students possessing a minimum scholastic grade point average of 3.5 while enrolled in a graduate program focusing on archival management during the academic year proceeding the date on which the award is given.

For more details or to download the application form please visit:

The deadline to apply is February 28, 2013.


Minnesota's History Day competition is one of the most vibrant in the nation; each year 30,000 kids around the state explore historical topics through projects ranging from performances, exhibits and documentary films to websites and research papers. In a typical year, more than 50 Minnesota students go to the National History Day competition in Washington D.C.

Evaluating History Day projects is interesting and rewarding for you - and it really helps young people develop their skills and abilities. History Day judges review entries in their preferred category, give students feedback and select which projects advance from the regional to the state and national events. The time commitment can be as little as one five-hour event or extend to multiple competitions in different venues; you can even judge websites and papers at home.

More than 500 regional event judges are needed throughout the month of March and all around the state. State History Day requires a volunteer force of 200 judges. Judges evaluate the work of young researchers studying topics related to an annual theme. Be a part of Minnesota students’ successes as they learn and grow through History Day.

To sign up and for more information, go to:

Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian at Kansas State University Libraries

Kansas State University Libraries in Manhattan, KS are conducting a search for the position of Faculty and Graduate Services Librarian. MLS as well as experience providing reference and/or bibliographic instruction, and demonstrated knowledge of science-focused resources and materials required. For a complete position description and application procedures visit our website: . EOE. Background check required.

Jason Coleman
Undergraduate & Community Services Librarian
Hale Library, Rm. 209
K-State Libraries
137 Mid Campus Drive
Manhattan, KS 66506

Volunteer Opportunities for MLIS Library Media Specialist Students

Title of the Project: Helping Shelve Books at Obama Elementary in Saint Paul,
Located at 707 Holly Avenue, Saint Paul, MN, 55104.

Organization name: MN Reading Corps/St Paul Public Schools

Description of the Project including: Helping to shelve books and straighten shelves in Obama's school library.

Qualifications of applicant to complete work: Ability to pass a background check (Paid for by Reading Corps)

Salary: This is a volunteer position

Number of hours for the Project: As little or as many as can be completed, even if someone could come one hour a week, that would be great.

Days/times work can be completed: Between 9:00 and 4:30.

Julene Hanson
K-3 Literacy Volunteer Coordinator
Minnesota Reading Corps

Obama Service-Learning Elementary
707 Holly Ave, St Paul, 55104

Phone: 651-744-7433

Media Specialist, Roseville Area Schools

JobID: 160
Elementary School Teaching/Media Specialist
Date Posted: 1/22/2013
Location: Emmet Williams Elementary School
Description:  Roseville Area Schools has a vacancy for a Media Specialist at Emmet D. Williams Elementary  School.  This is a .5 FTE position starting as soon as possible.

Qualifications:  A MN Teaching License in Media is required.

Compensation: Minimum full year, full time starting salary is $37,757, plus a District Contribution toward health and dental insurance.

Application Timeline:  Roseville Area Schools continuously accepts applications for employment and you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. This Notice of Vacancy will be posted until February 22, 2013 or until filled.

For more information, go here.

Electronic Resources & Libraries: Exploring ideas, trends & technologies in eresources & digital services

Electronic Resources & Libraries is March 17 – 20, 2013 and back at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas. Based on the interest in ER&L content, we are pleased to once again offer the Online Conference. Details will be posted here and @ERandL on twitter, #erl13 #sxerl

Regular Registration deadline is Feb 15
Taylor & Francis Student Award deadline is Feb 21

For more information, go to:


Reporting to the Head, Sciences Library, this position supports the education and outreach endeavors of the Sciences Library to relevant academic departments.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Develop, promote, provide and assess subject-based education programs and research services;
  • Investigate emerging technologies and work with others to develop and revise programs to respond to the changing information needs of patrons;
  • Assist users with research and information management tools through individual and small group consultations;
  • Cultivate relationships with faculty and researchers to identify opportunities for library partnerships;
  • Provide reference information services (in person and virtual) for liaison departments;
  • Provide consultation services for liaison departments;
  • Participate as a member of a team that plans and develops collections and services supporting instruction and research;
  • Serve on library committees and contribute to and learn from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at Please provide a cover letter, resume and the names/contact information for three professional references. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 62231.

Applications must be received by March 10, 2013.


For more information, go to:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Come to the MLIS Social Hours

Welcome back to a New Semester!!

To celebrate the beginning of the spring 2013 semester, the MLIS Program and Student Governance Organization invites students to join us during the MLIS Social Hours on February 5, 6 and 7.

Come for treats and a great chance to mingle with fellow students right before classes start. The social hours will be outside of classroom, CdC 17 in the MLIS hallway.

All MLIS students are welcome each night.

February 5-7, 2013
Tuesday - Thursday
MLIS Hallway

The SLA Student Group will be hosting another drawing!


Travel stipend to attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference, San Diego, CA
Application Deadline: March 1, 2013

The Chemistry Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) is sponsoring a student/new member travel award to defray the costs of attending the 2013 SLA Annual Conference June 9-11 in San Diego, CA. The award is intended to encourage the professional development of student members and new members of the Chemistry Division and encourage their participation in Chemistry Division activities.

$1,500 stipend to attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference. The winner also receives an award certificate at the Annual Conference during the Chemistry Division Business Meeting & Breakfast.

All student members of the Chemistry Division and all new members of the Chemistry Division (individuals who have joined since January 2012) are eligible. All applicants must have joined the Chemistry Division by March 1, 2013. See below for information on joining SLA and the Chemistry Division.

Individuals who accept a travel award or stipend for the annual conference from any other SLA entity are not eligible for the Marion E. Sparks Award for Professional Development.  Travel funds provided by your employer, your school (for students), or any other non-SLA affiliated group do not affect your eligibility.

Reference Librarian, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department: Law Library-5520
Working Title: Reference Librarian
Appointment Type: EPA Non-Faculty Instructional
Application Deadline: 03/06/2013
Proposed Start Date: 04/01/2013

Job Posting information:

Position Summary: The Reference Librarian provides general reference services, participates in teaching, works on special projects, and works as a liaison in the faculty liaison program.

Educational Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from A.L.A. accredited library or information school and Juris Doctor from A.B.A. accredited law school required.

Qualifications and Experience: Knowledge of legal materials and current research methods; organizational and project management skills and ability to work as part of a team; ability to interact positively with students, faculty, staff and the public; strong service orientation; strong legal analytical skills; demonstrated written and oral communication skills; demonstrated teaching ability; demonstrated interest in scholarship, publication, legal education, and the development of law.

Special Instructions:
Must provide minimum of 3 references, resume and cover letter.

Department Contact Information:
Department Contact Name and Title: Leslie Street, Assistant Director for Public Services
Department Contact Telephone or Email: (919) 843-4959 /

Contact Information: If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to

Call for Session Proposals: ARLD Day 2013

Call for Session Proposals: ARLD Day 2013

The Academic & Research Libraries Division (ARLD) is seeking session proposals for ARLD Day 2013.

Our theme this year is Changing Collections: Advocating for Our Future. We are excited to have Jenica Rogers, the Director of Libraries at the State University of New York at Potsdam, as our keynote speaker. Ms. Rogers has taken a stand against unsustainable pricing structures by database content providers, most notably by cancelling the American Chemical Society journal package for 2013 and instituting alternate resources. In addition, Ms. Rogers has said she will not agree to any more non-disclosure forms with publishers going forward. Will librarians follow her lead in advocating for our future?

We encourage you to submit a session proposal for ARLD Day 2013. Please complete the session proposal form by February 28. Anyone, including current MLIS students, can submit a presentation. Our planning committee will select presentations and notify presenters in early March.

Information Sciences and Business Liaison Librarian, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented information sciences and business liaison librarian for a tenure-track faculty position, serving as the subject specialist and liaison for the College of Information Sciences and Technology ( and information technology related programs in the Smeal College of Business ( The College of IST “is an interdisciplinary program that integrates computer science, information technology, and system users at the individual, group, organizational, and societal levels.”  Successful candidates will benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support new faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  Entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:  The Information Sciences and Business Liaison Librarian reports to the Acting Head of the Schreyer Business Library and will work collaboratively with other libraries and departments throughout the University Libraries system to provide the following services:

  •  Reference and research: Provide reference assistance and research consulting for subject-specific research at all levels in person, at the Research Hub and other key library service points, and in the virtual world via e-communications and social networking.
  •  Liaison activities with assigned academic units:  Participate in the intellectual life and operations of assigned academic units; engage with faculty and students as a colleague in discipline related activities and library services.
  •  Teaching, learning and literacies: Design and deliver a program of library instruction that supports the curriculum of liaison academic units. Includes support for online learning.
  •  Collections content and access: Build, maintain, and assess collections in all media and formats to support research and teaching in assigned academic units.  Collaborate with librarians in related subject areas and libraries.
  •  Scholarly communications: Educate and inform faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives, digital publishing, copyright, and digital curation.  Promote and provide assistance in the use of Scholarsphere, Penn State's repository service.
  •  Research and Service: Engage in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities in areas appropriate to academic librarianship and the disciplines served.  
  •  Diversity:  Support diversity initiatives that create a welcoming and inclusive climate at the University Libraries.

Four MLIS Graduate Assistantships

FOUR Graduate Assistantship opportunities for the Spring 2013 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program. Work under the direction of an MLIS faculty mentor (Sarah Park Dahlen, Deborah Grealy, Sook Lim, or Joyce Yukawa). The graduate assistant will have the opportunity to expand upon knowledge gained in the classroom on a variety of projects. Please indicate if there is a faculty member you would prefer to work with or if you have no preference. 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. Deadline to apply: February 13, 2013.

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.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Awards for Research and Creative Work

The Center for Women at St. Catherine University presents the annual Awards for Research and Creative Work.

Five separate awards of $500 and a certificate are available to:
1. undergraduate students enrolled during all or part of the 2012-2013 academic year in a St. Catherine University program on either campus;
2. graduate students enrolled during all or part of the 2012-2013 academic year in a St. Catherine University program on either campus;
3. faculty or staff members currently employed by the University;
4. alumnae/i who graduated in May 2012 or earlier.
5. collaborative across award categories 1-4 (for example: undergraduate student/faculty).

An awards committee of St. Catherine faculty members judges submissions in each of the categories separately. In their deliberations the judges may use consultants.

Go here for more information on submission and guidelines.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Spring 2013 MLIS Syllabi

All Spring 2013 MLIS syllabi are now posted online.  If you do not see your syllabi on the first page, click "next page" at the top of the page.  There are a few more syllabi posted there.  Just a reminder that the system lists syllabi according to when they were posted and not in numerical order. Questions about the online syllabi system can be directed to

Teen Librarian/Lead Librarian, EAST LANSING PUBLIC LIBRARY

PAY RATE: $22.19/hour
HOURS PER WEEK: 30 hours per week. Retirement benefits. Exempt; At-Will position. Includes night and weekend hours
Reports to: Head of Public Services
Department: Adult and Children’s Services
Positions Supervised: Librarian, Library Assistant

Thirty (30) hour per week vacancy for an energetic, team-oriented Teen Librarian/Lead Librarian with a strong public service commitment. The Teen Librarian/Lead Librarian supervises employees in the Adult and Children’s Departments; develops creative young adult programming; provides proactive reference and technology instruction for all ages; represents the library in the community and works as a liaison with local schools.

For full job description, go to: (PDF)

Youth Services Supervising Librarian, Pueblo City-County Library

Opening Date: Thursday, January 24, 2013
Closing Text: Open Until Filled
Posting Type: External/Internal

Salary Range:
Pay Grade: 12 $50,918.40 - $68,479.59 annual pay
Are you a Strong Leader who is Passionate about Youth Services?

Then don’t miss this opportunity to join our dynamic team of professionals who collaborate to produce innovative, educational and fun programs and services to meet the ever changing needs and interests of youth of all ages!

As a leader of the Youth Services Department you will be highly visible to the public in working to help every child become successful, happy and smart by developing a love of reading. This involves developing creative programs and services that meet the recreational, educational, and social interests and needs of families and youth in our community. You will also develop, implement and lead a variety of programs including Summer Reading Program, Read Out Loud, Children’s Literacy, Teen Programming and Books in the Park for the District.

About the Position:
The Youth Services Supervising Librarian reports to the Director of Public Services and manages a department staff assigned to multiple locations. Services are provided at three public service desks located in Youth Services and Teen Central at the Rawlings Library location and another at the Library @ the Y location. As the district leader for Summer Reading programming, this position works with a team representing each branch. A close working relationship with the Community Relations is also important as they lead fundraising and marketing efforts for all programming. This position plays a significant role in representing the library district to local organizations, businesses, schools and the community at large.

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The University of Michigan Library seeks innovative individuals to join a dynamic, collegial team engaged in advancing research, collections, teaching, and learning in a client-oriented environment.   Successful candidates for these positions will have the appropriate subject and language expertise, the ability to provide a wide range of service activities that engage diverse groups of users, and he or she should be able to work effectively and collegially with staff, faculty, and students of diverse cultural, ethnic, and linguistic backgrounds. All of these positions are part of the Library’s newly formed Research Unit.

Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications

The University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications.

Position Summary:
The Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications leads, administers, and coordinates collection development, technical services and scholarly communications for the University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries.  The Assistant Dean (AD) provides leadership for the selection and management of collections, including the collections budget, and participates in the management and assessment of technical services by focusing on strategies that maximize the latest technologies. In this highly visible position, the AD coordinates the development and promotion of sustainable models of scholarly communication and initiates innovative approaches to open access as it evolves on our campus.  The AD is responsible for promoting new systems of scholarly communication through advocacy and outreach to UNCG students, faculty and administrators and through training and coordination of staff within the libraries. As a member of the University Libraries’ Administrative Team, the AD participates in general administrative decision-making, library management, strategic planning and priority setting. This position reports to the Dean of University Libraries.

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