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Phone: 651-690-6802
Fax: 651-690-8724

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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Thursday, March 28, 2013

FLDS Faculty and Student Scholarship; Due April 1st

St. Catherine University Master of Library and Information Science Program
Friends of the Library Development and Services Faculty and Student Scholarship
 
Description & Purpose
This scholarship is made possible by an endowment through the Friends of the Library Development and Services to fund collaborative students/faculty research on a topic that is explicitly related to library and information science. The purpose of this scholarship is to facilitate the initiation and development of collaborative research between students and faculty in the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University. The number of awards disbursed each year may vary, and the amount of funding may vary as well. The funds may be used for the following: supplies, books, travel, or stipend.

Conditions for the Award
Before applying for this award, students must:
  • Have completed LIS 7050 (Research Methods) or LIS 7920 (Information Seeking Behavior) or an equivalent research methods course elsewhere.
  • Plan research project with an MLIS faculty member who agrees to collaborate with you (indicated by signature on proposal).
  • Not have been previously awarded an FLDS scholarship.
Upon receiving the award, recipients must:
  • Have proposals approved by the St Kate’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or plan to submit an IRB application if they propose to use human subjects.
  • Complete the proposed research by the close of the academic year following the award of the scholarship.
  • Present research findings by publishing an article in a professional journal, presenting at a professional conference, and/or presenting to a local community audience impacted by the research.
  • Submit a research report of approximately 500 to 1,000 words within six weeks from completion of the research to the MLIS Program’s Student Relations Committee.

Seeking Voluntary Student Intern for Family History Library, Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS).

Minnesota Genealogical Society (MGS)
1185 N. Concord St., Suite 218, South St. Paul, MN. 55075

Position: this is a part-time, unpaid position, serving under our Librarian, John Schade.
Tasks: chosen from the list below
Start Date: the position is open at this time.
Commitment: minimum one semester, 10-16 hours per month

About Us: The Minnesota Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization helping people find their ancestors, stories and relatives. We maintain a private, non-lending, research library, containing our collection, plus those of a dozen other ethnic family history organizations.  The Library consists of more than 30,000 items, including books, journals, microfilms, microfiches, CDs, equipment for all the media types, and on-line software programs.  Our Library is available to more than 2,000 Society members.For more information see our website:  www.mngs.org .
 

Manuscript Archivist, UNCG University Libraries

The University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) seek a dynamic, thoughtful, innovative, strategic, and team-oriented individual to serve as Manuscript Archivist.  Known for its strong existing holdings in creative writing, women’s history, music and dance, and physical education, the Library is looking to broaden its collecting in the areas of local history, civil rights, and the underrepresented communities of the region.  The Manuscript Archivist will work collaboratively with teaching faculty and library colleagues to consider and evaluate new collecting areas and strengthen existing collections.  In addition, the successful candidate will contribute to the department’s efforts to promote the use of its collections in teaching and learning, exhibits, programming, and digital projects.  Reporting to and closely working with the Head of the Special Collections and University Archives, the archivist will join a department of four librarians and eight paraprofessionals.  It is a twelve-month tenure track faculty position.  Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly activity are required for reappointment and tenure.

Go here for full position description.

Apply to the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program!

 The deadline is April 5th, 2013!

Interested applicants can apply to the program at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/337969700.

NDSR is a new field experience program developed by the Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services for recent graduates interested in digital preservation and stewardship.

NDSR will pair residents with ten affiliated host institutions for a nine-month program that will provide them with an opportunity to develop, apply, and advance their digital stewardship knowledge and skills in real-world settings. We request your help in spreading the word about this amazing opportunity to your networks.

To learn more about the NDSR program, including how to apply, please visit our website at: http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndsr.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Assistant Professor to serve as a Research and Instruction Librarian

McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks a motivated and service-oriented Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a 12-month full-time probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor reporting to the Director of Libraries. Salary is $49,000. The University offers partner benefits. Anticipated start date of July/August 2013 (negotiable).

Responsibilities
The successful candidate will participate in teaching, reference, collection development, liaison, research, and assessment activities. Primarily a generalist, the librarian will also serve as liaison to the College of Business and will work closely with faculty, students and researchers to provide instruction, resources and services needed for successful research and learning.

Go here for full position description.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

ASSOC ACAD LIBRARIAN, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number:  02058680
Official Title:  ASSOC ACAD LIBRARIAN

Job Summary/Basic Function:
Primary duties will be determined upon reflection of the interests and strengths of the successful applicant. Duties may include, but are not limited, to these areas: Research and Instructional Support Services (instruction, reference, consultation), Collection and Resource Management (collection development, e-resources, metadata), Digitizing, and the American Geographical Society Library.

Secondary duties may also include:
  • Collaborate with librarians and others as necessary to create common understandings and shared goals
  • Participate in the development of web-based services, e.g. subject pages, finding guides, and online tutorials and other liaison activities as assigned
  • Liaison with diverse students in SOIS to make them aware of opportunities and experience to be gained at the UWM Libraries
For more information, see full job description

Systems Librarian, University Library Resource Center, Xavier University

Xavier University of Louisiana, a historically black Catholic university, seeks a collegial, dynamic individual who will serve as the Systems Librarian of the Library for a non-tenure-track faculty position. The Systems Librarian is responsible for all aspects of planning, development, and maintenance of library computer and network operations. Develops training and documentation for library staff. Responsibilities also include liaison and problem solving for the Xavier Automated Catalog; liaison with IT staff; development of custom applications for library users, and creation and maintenance of the Library’s homepage. Qualifications include an MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and three years of full-time, post degree professional experience in library systems and automation technologies in an academic library setting.

Go here for more information on how to apply for this position.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Instruction Coordinator Librarian Position, University of Minnesota, Morris

Rodney A. Briggs Library at the University of Minnesota, Morris invites an enthusiastic, creative and service-oriented librarian to join our team. Recent graduates interested in working in a mentoring and collaborative environment are encouraged to apply. The Instruction Coordinator provides leadership in promoting information literacy and delivering instructional services, offers research assistance, and supports other library public services for students, faculty and staff of the UMM campus and local community users.

Familiarity with and enthusiasm for integrating emerging technologies into instruction is integral to this position. This librarian also participates in collection development, liaison and outreach activities and shared library decision-making. Some evening and weekend work is required. UMM values diversity in its students, faculty and staff, and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through teaching, research and/or service. We believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University.

Assistant Librarian, The College at Brockport

State University of New York
Department: Library                         
Line#: 00319
Budget Title: Assistant Librarian            
Salary:  $40,000 + based on experience
Local Title: Reference and Instruction Librarian          
Fill Date: ASAP
Posting Dates: February 26, 2013- March 26, 2013 AMENDED 3/13/13

Description of Duties:
Provides library reference and research services, including evening and weekend shifts; Plans and teaches library instruction sessions, both in person and on-line, under guidance of the Coordinator of Instruction; Assists with training and user support for mobile/tablet apps and emerging technologies as part of cross-functional team; Assists with coordination of library support for scholarly communication/research/information management; Performs liaison duties to academic departments as assigned, including collection development and building relationships with teaching faculty; Participates in ongoing professional development activities; Participates fully in the campus community through committee work and other opportunities as available; Other duties as assigned.

Full description of the position.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Records Management Analyst, Vision Search Partners, LLC

Location: La Crosse, WI
Job Type: Full-Time Regular

Position Summary:
The Records Management Analyst performs analytical and interpretive tasks under minimal supervision.  He/she is responsible for supporting the records management program, managing retention schedules, developing policy, auditing usage, training, and providing a resource for the Records Manager in ensuring company-wide compliance.  

Go to full job Description

Teen Librarian/Lead Librarian, EAST LANSING PUBLIC LIBRARY

PAY RATE: $22.19/hour
HOURS PER WEEK: 40 hours per week. Exempt; At-Will position
Includes night and weekend hours
DEADLINE: Open until filled

PURPOSE:
Forty (40) 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.

Link to information on library website: http://www.elpl.org/content/working-library
Link to job posting: http://www.elpl.org/forms/teen_librarian_job_posting_version_2_march_2013.pdf

Internship - Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.

Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. seeks an intern to serve as an archivist to arrange and catalogue architectural records and materials for in-house and off-site storage.  Essential functions of the position include: input of documentation in the firm’s database, identification of retention periods and destruction dates, electronic and manual filing and documenent management with demonstrated concern for completeness and accuracy, and provide guidance and advice to staff in preparation of archive materials. 

Candidates for the position must have strong analytical and organizational skills, proven aptitude with Microsoft Office and ability to exercise judgement and work individually or with a team.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Content Database Analyst, UCare

The Content Database Analyst will design, maintain, and control the production of content database(s). Analyze informational requirements, develop database specifications, and enforce all database standards. Major duties and responsibilites include:
  • Build and maintain a corporate taxonomy based on industry standards for UCare information, especially for documents that are filed electronically.
  • Work with business clients and technical teams to perform analysis, define business requirements, and develop library of digital documents, including policies, procedures, forms, industry information, website links, etc.
  • Coordinate key project activities. Drive project direction and facilitate project-related meetings. Negotiate and manage project scope, progress, and client expectations. Communicate project updates as needed to management and client / technical teams.
  • Maintain branding and user-interface consistency across content database.
  • Develop and deliver ongoing training to business units to empower use of the content database.
  • Look toward the future, analyze and propose new ways the portal may be used to carry out UCare’s mission efficiently and effectively.

Need library experience? Want to support a growing school library?

Rondo Educational Center Library is looking for volunteers! We’re a school library that serves over 2,000 students in two different St. Paul public schools, Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet and Benjamin E. Mays IB World School, and tremendous support from parents and the school administration within the last two years has brought many amazing changes. However, we’re still in need of volunteers to help on a weekly or biweekly basis.

Hennepin County Library added more internship opportunities

The Library is currently accepting applications for the following summer and fall internships. Apply by April 12, 2013.
  • Outreach Services Internship (Summer 2013)
  • Outreach Services Internship (Fall 2013)
  • Preservation Internship (Summer 2013)
  • Preservation Internship (Fall 2013)
  • Special Collections Internship - Archives (Summer 2013)
  • Special Collections Internship - Archives (Fall 2013)
  • Special Collections Internship - Manuscripts (Summer 2013)
  • Special Collections Internship - Manuscripts (Fall 2013)
  • Special Collections Internship - Social Media (Summer 2013)
Hennepin County Library (HCL) offers a variety of internships during the fall (September-December), winter (January-May), and summer (May-August) terms.
Internships generally involve a minimum commitment of 120 hours over a 12 to 14 week period for approximately 10 hours each week. Schedules are usually flexible and are dependent upon the specific assignment.

Internship requirements vary, but most require current college enrollment.
Internships are unpaid and do not imply employment with HCL.

For more information, go to: http://www.hclib.org/pub/info/internships.cfm

IMLS and Library of Congress Announce New National Digital Stewardship Residency

Applications for Fall Program Accepted until April 5, 2013

Washington, DC—The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Library of Congress have announced an open call for applications for the first National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR). Applicants can log onto the application portal at www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/337969700 and apply to be a part of NDSR’s inaugural class until the closing date April 5, 2013.
 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Summer Internship at Travelers Insurance

Travelers Insurance Summer Student Opportunity

Location: Downtown St. Paul, MN

Position Description:
We are looking for someone with an interest in Records Management for a summer student position in St Paul, MN. Put your analytical, organizational and computer skills and knowledge to work for a summer in a forward-thinking, fast-paced corporate environment. We will provide you with opportunities to experience first-hand how records management systems are designed and implemented. Here are some areas with project work in which you could be involved:
  •  Retention schedules
  •  Hold orders
  •  Shredding
  •  Archives
  •  Off-site storage
  •  Website publishing
We have been providing college students summer employment opportunities for years, and currently have three staff members that started this way. We are committed to providing a variety of interesting and meaningful project work to help you get an inside view of records management systems, and gain valuable experience should you choose this profession.

Send your resume to Steve Jorgenson, 651-310-7209, SJORGEN1@travelers.com. Please apply by March 22, 2013. Please feel free to call with questions.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Reference and Instruction Librarian


Graceland University, a private liberal arts college in Lamoni, IA with approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, seeks a dynamic Reference & Instruction Librarian. This individual will be responsible for providing reference services and innovative library instruction and information literacy programs in support of a Learning Commons next generation environment.

S/he will instruct students in the access and use of scholarly information through in-person reference desk services and 1-credit library research classes;  participate collaboratively with faculty to promote and provide course-integrated library instruction and information literacy in classroom and small group settings;  develop general and subject-specific LibGuides and tutorials for the library's web site; and participate actively in outreach efforts to foster effective collaborative relationships with faculty to increase awareness of library resources. Some evening and weekend hours will be necessary during the academic school year.

ARLD Day 2013


Please join the Academic & Research Libraries Division of the Minnesota Library Association on April 26 for ARLD Day 2013 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Our conference 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 will have breakout sessions and lightning rounds featuring information on flipped classrooms, e-resource management, MOOCs, digitization, and much more.  Registration includes breakfast and lunch. 

Get complete details and register  http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/events/2013/apr/arld-day-2013-%E2%80%93-changing-collections-advocating-our-future

Questions? Contact Cindy Gruwell at cagruwell@stcloudstate.edu.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Save the Date: 2013 MLIS Summit

Add to your calendar:

The 2013 MLIS Summit: Creating Communities will take place on Monday, April 29, 2013 from 5-8:00pm in the CdC Rauenhorst Hall on the St. Catherine University Saint Paul campus.

More information to come.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Announcing an Outstanding Employment Opportunity for Library Services Supervisor at the Thousand Oaks Library!

Join a dynamic, forward-thinking organization that values its talented employees.  The City of Thousand Oaks is seeking a collaborative, dynamic, and accomplished professional with expertise in the Reference and Digital Services Department of Library Services.

Current salary range for this position is $5,016 - $7,525/Month.  The City also provides excellent benefits.

Recruitment details/online application and supplemental questionnaire are available by visiting the City Website at:
http://www.toaks.org/government/depts/human/jobs/joblayout1.asp?JobID=230

Star Tribune article on graphic novels

Faculty member, Dr. Heidi Hammond, and MLIS Advisory Council member, Tori Jensen, were interviewed in the Star Tribune article: Graphic novels, which combine text and images, are gaining acceptance as effective teaching tools in the digital age.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Head Cataloger, Multicultural Books & Videos, Madison Heights, MI

Multicultural Books & Videos, an international supplier of world language library materials in Madison Heights, Michigan is seeking a full-time world languages cataloging librarian to lead our team of experienced cataloging librarians.  Duties include, but are not limited to, cataloging, training, writing cataloging specifications, etc.

A Master’s degree in library science and at least 2 years copy and original cataloging experience in non-English languages are required.  Foreign language skills and the ability to work in a multicultural environment are preferred. The successful candidate will be professional, outgoing, fearless, and committed to top-notch customer service. Salary: $35,000 to $50,000. The salary is negotiable.
Please email service@multiculbv.com to apply for this job.

MALL Scholarship Deadline March 31st

Are you, or will you be enrolled in a degree-granting program that is library-related or law-related such as a library or information science program, a law school J.D. program, or even a undergraduate or graduate program in a computer technology field?

Then consider applying for a MALL Scholarship!

MALL makes available a $1,000 scholarship each fiscal year to a MALL member enrolled in a qualified degree granting program.*  The scholarship is awarded in the Spring for use during the first semester of the following academic year.  For details and an application form visit the MALL Awards, Grants & Scholarship Committee web page at:  http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/mall/awardgrs.htm  and scroll down to the Scholarship description, criteria and application links.

An application is also attached to this message.  Apply by March 31st!

Questions?  Contact Vicente Garces, garce003@umn.edu 612-624-2597

*See the MALL Scholarship Description & Criteria web page:  http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/mall/scholdes.htm for more information on qualified degree programs.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Internships at the Library

The Library is currently accepting applications for the following interships. Apply by April 12, 2013.
  • Outreach Services Internship (Summer 2013)
  • Outreach Services Internship (Fall 2013)
Hennepin County Library (HCL) offers a variety of internships during the fall (September-December), winter (January-May), and summer (May-August) terms.
Internships generally involve a minimum commitment of 120 hours over a 12 to 14 week period for approximately 10 hours each week. Schedules are usually flexible and are dependent upon the specific assignment.

Internship requirements vary, but most require current college enrollment.
Internships are unpaid and do not imply employment with HCL.

Graduate Assistant Needed for MLIS Summit Planning the Library Organization Fair

Want to network with professional library organizations in the Twin Cities, boost your resume, see the inner workings of planning an event? Do you thrive on multitasking and organizing?

One Graduate Assistantship opportunity for the Spring 2013 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program with a minimum G.P.A of 3.0. Working under the direction of Associate Dean Deborah Grealy, and with the MLIS Office Managers, the graduate assistant will have the opportunity to plan and coordinate a Library Organization Fair to be held during the MLIS Summit April 29, 2013.  A high-profile opportunity to engage with multiple Minnesota library and professional organizations, the experience will include contacting organizations, planning and developing publicity and logistics for the event.

Assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of at least ten hours per week. 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.

The deadline to apply has been extended to March 13, 2013. Students should apply by email to imdept@stkate.edu with the subject line: “MLIS SUMMIT GA.” Required is a cover letter and resume.

St. Catherine Forum on Leadership

Global Innovation, Global Leadership
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
8:00 am – 9:00 am.

This event is a collaboration between St. Catherine University School of Business and Professional Studies and the 3M Women’s Leadership Network.

As a global business leader with extensive international experience, 3M’s Inge Thulin has formulated relevant perspectives on innovation, global business, and the essentials of helping people develop to their full potential. He will share his views on leadership principles, sustainability and strategy and, importantly, how to transform principles into practical results.

$28 per person
$250 reserved table of 10
$25 alum rate
$20 St. Kate's student, staff & faculty
$200 St. Kate's table of 10

St. Catherine University School of Business and Profesional Studies

For more information: http://minerva.stkate.edu/offices/administrative/leadership_institute.nsf/pages/forum_home

Minitex Training & Events

Minitex offers frequent opportunities to learn about our programs and services, in both in-person and web-based formats. Go to the Minitex Training and Events page for more information on:
  • Event Calendar
  • Upcoming Training Sessions
  • Browse All Training Sessions
  • Suggest a Training Topic
  • Conferences & Workshops
  • ELM Learning Center
  • NISO Webinars
  • Teleconferences
  • Cancellation & Refund Policies
 

Save the Date: Minnesota Digital Library 11th Annual Meeting

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Continuing Education and Conference Center
University of Minnesota – St. Paul Campus

Registration Fee: $25

For more information, go to: http://www.mndigital.org/training/meetings/

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Society for Scholarly Publishing 2013 Travel Grant Program

2013 Travel Grant Program
Each year, the Society for Scholarly Publishing invites applications for the Annual Meeting Travel Grant program.

Students of publishing and information science, together with early career professionals in the first three years of employment in the publishing and information industry, are invited to apply for one of up to 14 awards that SSP will make in 2013.

The awards this year will support travel to and attendance at the SSP 35th Annual Meeting, to be held June 5-7, 2013 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA.

The travel grant program is just one of the ways in which SSP supports training and career development in the scholarly communication professions, while welcoming all members of this community at the SSP Annual Meeting.

Successful applicants will be granted free registration at the Annual Meeting and will be eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,000 for travel and lodging expenses incurred to attend the meeting. Applications from beyond North America are especially encouraged, and additional funding for travel is available to support overseas grant winners.

Successful applicants will also be matched with an industry mentor, to enhance their experience at the meeting. In addition, successful applicants will be awarded complimentary membership in SSP for the remainder of the calendar year.

The deadline for 2013 applications is Wednesday, March 27th. Grant winners will be announced in the first week of April.

For more information, go to: http://www.sspnet.org/careers/travel-grants-recipients/

Friday, March 8, 2013

Due Mar. 15: Seeking Applications 2013 MLIS SCHOLARSHIP

Each spring semester, the MLIS Program faculty at St. Catherine University award at least one merit-based scholarship for academic excellence and leadership potential. The scholarship award is for $2,000.

Eligibility: MLIS Students having at least 18 credits by the end of this semester and having at least two (2) classes remaining in the program are eligible to apply. Previous recipients are not eligible.

Applications should include the student’s resume, unofficial transcript from KateWay, a one-paragraph biography (100-150 words) and a letter (500 words) addressing the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in academic and/or extracurricular activities;
  • Overall academic achievements; and
  • Potential for leadership and commitment to the profession.


Please be specific when addressing the criteria in your application letter.

Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2013 to:

MLIS Office Manager
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave. #4125
St. Paul, MN 55105
Email: imdept@stkate.edu

MLIS Scholarship Flyer: see information above

Beta Phi Mu Beta Beta Xi Chapter Research Paper Prize

The St. Kate's chapter of Beta Phi Mu is sponsoring a new award recognizing an outstanding research paper written by an MLIS student. All current MLIS students are eligible to submit their work for consideration.


St. Kates MLIS Research Paper Prize
Awarded by the Beta Beta Xi chapter of Beta Phi Mu

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MARCH 29th

What is this prize?
The Beta Phi Mu honor society would like to recognize the quality of MLIS students’ written work with an award for an outstanding paper.

Beta Phi Mu is a national organization “founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. ”   The local chapter, Beta Beta Xi, was founded after ALA accreditation was granted to the MLIS program at St. Kates.  Beta Beta Xi’s membership includes local library professionals, MLIS department faculty, and alumni of the MLIS program.*   This will be the first year the chapter awards a Research Paper Prize. 

What can I submit?
Any paper over 500 words written for a class or for publication may be submitted. The time period includes the 2012 Summer term, 2012 Fall semester or the current, 2013 Spring semester. The content of the paper should explain, comment upon, or add new insight to an issue in the field of library and information science.

ALA seeks candidates for Google Policy Fellowship

We are pleased to participate in the Google Policy Fellows program for 2013. OITP began its participation at the program’s founding in 2008 and thus this will be our sixth year in this excellent initiative. Apply now: http://www.google.com/policyfellowship/.

For the summer of 2013, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington Office to learn about national policy and complete a major project. Google provides the $7,500 stipend for the summer, but the work agenda is under the full control of ALA and the fellow. The Google Washington office provides an educational program for all of the fellows, such as lunchtime talks and interactions with Google Washington staff. Derek Attig of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign served as our 2012 fellow.

The fellows work in diverse areas of information policy that include digital copyright, e-book licenses and access, future of reading, international copyright policy, broadband deployment, telecommunications policy, open access to information, free expression, digital literacy, online privacy, the future of libraries generally, and many other topics.

In addition to ALA, this year’s roster of participating organizations includes other leading national public interest organizations such as the Center for Democracy and Technology, Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, National Consumers League, National Hispanic Media Coalition, New America Foundation, and Public Knowledge. In addition, the program expanded to include participating organizations in Europe and Africa.

Further information about the program and host organizations is available at the Google Public Policy Fellowship website: http://www.google.com/policyfellowship/. Applications are due by March 15, 2013. ALA encourages all interested graduate students to apply and, of course, especially those in library and information science-related academic programs.

Congressional Research Service Volunteer Internship Opportunities

Position Title: Volunteer Interns
Number of Positions: 4-6 positions
Location: Washington, D.C. (Capitol Hill)
Contact Information:   Rosafelina Anzures, Administrative Officer, ranzures@crs.loc.gov

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) is accepting applications for volunteer internship opportunities in its Knowledge Services Group and Communications Office to work on the CRS Centennial Project during Spring-Summer 2013. There is no application deadline: applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing confidential and non-partisan policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.  

Manager/Librarian, Electronic Resources Management

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Manager, E-Resources Management unit.  The successful candidate will be an innovative manager who monitors trends and technologies in the e-resource management arena, develops operational strategy, and leads collaborative initiatives with other departments in the Libraries and beyond to enhance discovery and delivery of electronic resources to Libraries’ users.

The E-Resource Management unit (ERM), consisting of 8 FTE, is one of four units in the Acquisitions and E-Resource Management (ARM) department within the newly-constituted Content & Collections Division.

Required qualifications include a Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, management/supervisory experience, and experience with e-resource management.

The Libraries provide a highly collaborative environment, distinguished by new models for teaching/learning, research support and scholarly communication; innovative web development, significant collaborative digital library development, programs of process improvement and organizational development, and a record of innovative partnerships.

For complete requirements and description, and to apply, go to
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=109535

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian, Cornell Law Library

Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian, Cornell Law Library: Click the link provided to see the complete job description.

Yale University Library positions

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.

Here are current open positions:
  • Discovery Metadata Librarian 1-3 - Catalog and Metadata Services (#20479BR)
  • Librarian for Digital Resources / Librarian 1-3 - Law Library (#20382BR)
  • Processing Archivist / Librarian 1-2 - Beinecke Library (#20395BR) - First consideration date is March 15, 2013

For more information, go to the Yale University job site: www.yale.edu/jobs

Media Specialist, LTS, Roseville Area Schools

JobID: 222
Position Type: Elementary School Teaching/Media Specialist
Location: Brimhall Elementary School
Additional Information:
Description:    Roseville Area Schools has a vacancy for a Media Specialist at Brimhall Elementary School.  This is a 1.0 FTE long term substitute position starting on April 28, 2013.

Qualifications:   A Media Specialist MN Teaching License 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 March 15, 2013.  

For more information, go to: http://www.applitrack.com/isd623/onlineapp/default.aspx?Category=Elementary+School+Teaching  

Librarian - Athmar Park and Byers Branch Libraries 3.1.13

Denver, COlorado

Salary Range: $19.52 - $25.38 per hour starting salary range; $19.52 - $31.23 per hour full salary range
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Other

Description: S
PANISH FLUENCY REQUIRED
This position will serve two locations:

Athmar Park Branch Library, 1055 S. Tejon St. at W. Mississippi Ave.
Byers Branch Library, 675 Santa Fe Dr. at W. Seventh Ave.

Status/Schedule: Regular, full-time, 40 hours per week. The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and may include evening and weekend hours.

Background Information: Join the Children’s & Family Cluster and work collaboratively to provide services and materials for children and families. Support the Library’s strategic initiatives of providing early literacy experiences to infants through preschoolers, connecting with parents and caregivers and developing school-age readers and life-long learners.

For more information, go to: http://denverlibrary.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-413089.html

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Shout Out St. Kate's

Join us on Thursday, March 7, 2013, to show how much we love St. Kate’s.
Alumnae, students, faculty and staff are invited to play a part in the celebration.

Shout Out St. Kate’s Day is an opportunity to spread the good news about St. Catherine University and help us develop a stronger national — and even international — reputation.

Go to the Shout out St. Kate's Day home page for more information on how to participate and special events.

Look through the Shout Out 2013 Sponsors for discounts on Thursday, March 7 by wearing a Shout Out sticker, a Shout Out T-shirt or other St. Kate's apparel.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Summer 2013 Registration begins:

March 6 for students who have completed 23 or more credits
March 7 for students who have completed 10-22 credits
March 8 for students who have completed 0-9 credits

(Registration schedule from the Registrar's Office summer 2013 website)
Check your St. Kate's email for a note from the Registrar about summer registration.

The course schedule can be found on the internal MLIS website in Kateway under Calendars and Schedules. If you do not have the website tabbed in Kateway, find the website by going to the Find it Your Way box and type in MLIS. Choose the link for the Master of Library and Information Science.

There is a delay in the registration of LIS 7190: Social Justice and Children/YA Literature in the Kateway. We will announce when the registration is open for the course in email, on the blog, and Facebook.

The MLIS program follows the St. Paul full term summer session which spans June 3 - August 9. See the the University academic calendar.

Check all course prerequisites and take care of any holds that may prevent you from registering. Find faculty contact information here for advising questions: http://www.stkate.edu/academic/mlis/pages/faculty.php

Friday, March 1, 2013

Library Legislative Day Training

March 4, 2013
CdC 17 6-8:00pm

Speaker: Mark Ranum Mark Ranum is the Legislative Chair for MLA and a Minnesota Regional Public Library Director active in lobbying on Library funding and policy issues.

The 2013 MLA/MEMO Library Legislative Day is an opportunity for library advocates (you, your staff and board, your patrons, other library lovers) to gather at the Minnesota State Capitol to show support and raise awareness of issues for libraries.

Go to: http://www.gis.leg.mn/OpenLayers/districts/ to find what legislative district you are in and who represents you!

Sponsored by St.Kate’s ALA Student Chapter

see text above for information on the flyer

Calling All Potential Archivists

Calling all potential archivists! Are the words "acid and lignin free" exciting to you? Do you like to scrapbook? Ever had a desire to preserve your own pictures or ephemera? Join your MLIS classmates and (future) colleagues for an afternoon of fun and scrapbooking! New to scrapbooking? Come with a few pictures and make a page - we will have extra supplies. Already into scrapbooking? Bring all your gear and settle in for the afternoon. Saturday, March 9. 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDC 362. Questions? Contact Kendra Reynolds at 651-690-7804.