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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Librarian II, University of Hawai'i Hilo

Librarian II, Hawaiian Collection (84421)

UH Hilo, Edwin H. Mo‘okini Library, full-time, tenure-track, general funds, to begin approximately July 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

Reporting to the Head of Public Services, this position will be responsible for a wide range of academic library public services duties with emphasis in the areas of HawaiĘ»i, the Pacific, and indigenous language and culture revitalization, including 1) managing and developing the library’s Hawaiian Collection and archives, 2) delivering reference service, 3) participating in library instruction activities, 4) assisting with related library lending and borrowing, 5) providing library support for distance learning programs of the College of Hawaiian Language, 6) working with faculty to improve library services, 7) performing assigned collection development responsibilities, 8) serving as a liaison to the Nawahiokalani‘opu‘u Hawaiian Medium Laboratory School, 9) serving on library, university and UH System committees, and 10) other duties as assigned.

Go here for more information:

Associate Director, Special Collections Library, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan, a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and one of the world's premier research universities, has prominent faculty, rigorous academic programs, and a diverse cultural and social environment. MLibrary is one of the top research libraries in the world and enjoys a reputation for innovation. Recent leadership examples include the launch of HathiTrust, an unparalleled opportunity for the creation of new services in support of the teaching, learning, and research mission of the University, and facility upgrades that support undergraduate learning, writing, and research. Situated in the heart of Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan is in a unique urban area with a small-town atmosphere and a vibrant cultural and intellectual sensibility.

The Special Collections Library at the University of Michigan Library holds internationally renowned collections of books, manuscripts, and archival and other material. It is home to some of the most historically significant treasures at the University of Michigan and includes in its holdings some 300,000 published volumes, approximately 6,500 linear feet of archival material, about 450 incunables, and more than 1,400 early manuscripts on vellum and paper. Notable collections and subject strengths include the papers of distinguished authors, poets, and filmmakers; Greek and Islamic manuscripts; American culinary history; anarchism, radicalism, and social protest; childrens literature; Philippine history; the early histories of astronomy, mathematics, and medicine; and transportation history.

Located in heart of central campus, on the 7th and 8th floors of the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library, the Special Collections Library is open to the public -- to students, faculty, visiting researchers, and members of the community. The Special Collections Library makes its collections available to the widest possible audience and provides an array of services and programs intended to support, enrich, and stimulate teaching, learning, and research at and well beyond the University of Michigan.

The Special Collections Library is now searching for an Associate Director to provide leadership, coordination, and oversight for many of the day-to-day operations of the Special Collections Library, especially those centered on services for readers and management of collections. This position will report to the Director of Special Collections.

Go here for more information.

Urban Library Scholarship $2500

The MLIS Program faculty at St. Catherine University is pleased to announce the first awarding of the Urban Library Scholarship. The scholarship award is a minimum $2,500. Multiple recipients may be selected.


MLIS students who:

1. Represent underrepresented ethnic and racial heritage;
2. Are interested in serving diverse, urban populations;
3. Have at least 12 credits by the end of this semester; and
4. Have at least two (2) classes remaining in the program. 

Application Materials

Applications must include:

1. Current resume.
2. Unofficial transcript from KateWay that demonstrates good academic standing.
3. An essay (500-750 words) that discusses the student's past and present activities and experiences that inform the student's interest in working with diverse populations. Also, address how urban libraries are currently serving diverse populations, and suggest ways of serving these communities in the future. Offer concrete examples.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2013 to:
MLIS Office Manager | Postal Address: St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave. #4125, St. Paul, MN 55105 | Email:

Urban Library Scholarship

Monday, April 29, 2013

RSVP Monday: MLIS Program Summit Invitation

Monday, April 29, 2013
5:00-8:00 PM
St. Catherine University St. Paul Campus
Coeur de Catherine Rauenhorst Hall (third floor, Ballroom)

The MLIS Summit is our annual gathering of community members and program stakeholders. This year our theme is creating community.

The program for the event includes a Professional Association Fair with refreshments, an update on the MLIS program, and an opportunity for the community to engage in discussion and provide feedback. 

Please share this invitation with your colleagues and staff. Check out the MLIS blog here for more information on the Summit.

The Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University

Questions can be directed to or 651-690-6802.

MLIS Summit and Professional Associations Fair

MLIS Summit
Monday, Apsil 29, 2013
RSVP to the summit by April 22nd

The MLIS Program will be hosting our biennial Professional Associations Fair as a part of the MLIS Summit this year.

Come meet the real people behind the letters. Find out how these fantastic associations advocate for libraries, support librarians and form a professional community that is excited about welcoming you!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Lake Superior Libraries Symposium online registration

We are proud to announce that online registration is open for the 2013 Lake Superior Libraries Symposium to be held on June 7th, 2013 at Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College in Superior, WI. Library staff, patrons, administrators, trustees, and students from around Minnesota, Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula, and beyond are invited to attend and participate!

For just $49, you’ll experience:

  • A Keynote by Nate Hill, Assistant Director at the Chattanooga Public Library and Co-Chair of the Digital Public Library of America‘s Audience & Participation workstream, on libraries as community space for knowledge sharing and media production
  • 16 fantastic presentations by librarians and administrators from public, academic, and school media organizations on designing space, skills, and services
  • Poster sessions and networking time
  • A Deluxe Taco Bar, featuring two types of salsa: Scandinavian and Mild(er)
  • A Thursday night pre-conference Library Palooza featuring trivia, glitter, and library conversations at Dubh Linn Irish Pub
  • A Friday evening post-conference social event at the award-winning Thirsty Pagan Brewery

What’s more, our conference is located in the beautiful Twin Ports of Duluth and Superior, the gateway to the North and South Shores of Lake Superior. The region features world class breweries, eateries, views, hiking, biking, and shopping.

Have more questions? Contact us:

About Us: The Lake Superior Libraries Symposium is a conference developed by librarians from Northwestern Wisconsin and Northeastern Minnesota. From an initial collaboration of academic and public libraries to educate their community on E-books, the idea for a regional professional network was born. Out of that collaboration the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium was created to help librarians develop enhanced professional networks and promote resource sharing and communication between organizations. Our continued operations are thanks to the in-kind and monetary contributions of our supporters.

Assistant Professor Library, University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa’s Rod Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, service-oriented individual to serve as Fine and Performing Arts Librarian and as liaison to the School of Music and departments of Art, Theatre, and the Textiles and Apparel major in the School of Applied Human Sciences. 

The Fine and Performing Arts Librarian will provide planning and direction for fine and performing arts collections and services at Rod Library. The position will oversee the development of collections in all formats, collaborate with faculty to design curriculum-based library instruction in person and online, provide in person and virtual reference assistance, and provide visionary leadership for the creation of new library collections and services in partnership with campus faculty.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

UW-Stout Archives and Area Research Center, Temporary Archives Assistant

The University of Wisconsin-Stout Archives and Area Research Center in Menomonie, Wisconsin, seeks a limited term Archives Assistant for 25-30 hours each week beginning May 13th and ending September 13th. Compensation is $12.00 per hour. Work hours must take place between 8:00AM and 4:30PM, Monday-Friday, but the work schedule is flexible within the available office hours.

This position primarily consists of assisting with onsite and remote reference services to our community of historical researchers including the university community and the general public. Other duties may include digitization, collection maintenance, social media postings, and assistance with general office support tasks.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

PLG Chapter at the MN Aid Walk

The PLG chapter has registered a team, and all in the MLIS are invited to join.  To join, participants only have to type in MLIS in the join the team search on the website. 

The event is May 19th, the walk starts and ends at Minnehaha Park - the walk takes roughly 2.5 hours.

For more information, go to

Miriam Braverman Award, due May 1, 2013

The submission period for the 2013 Braverman Award is now open. Submitted papers should be about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.

The winning paper will be published in the Summer 2013 issue of Progressive Librarian. The winner of the contest will also receive a $300 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the 2013 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from June 27- July 2. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA.

For more information, go to

Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship

Brooks McNamara – beloved theater historian, scholar, educator, and mentor – was Professor of Performance Studies at New York University and founder of the Shubert Archive. The Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship acknowledges the outstanding professional accomplishments of promising students currently enrolled in MLS or archival training programs specializing in performing arts librarianship.

Apply for the 2013 Scholarship

Applicants must be students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS or archival training program. Prospective applicants should submit proof of their student status, a current resume, contact information for three references, and a 500-1,000 word essay.

The theme of this year's essay is: “Theatre Library Association: The Next Seventy-five Years.” The theme is open, but some possible topics may include: How do we continue to serve users in diverse and innovative ways? How can we support artists in their creative endeavors? How can we mentor a new generation of performing arts librarians and archivists?

Interested students are encouraged to apply by submitting the application form and supporting materials by June 28, 2013 to Francesca Marini or to the address listed on the form. Applications will be screened by the Scholarship Committee.

The winner will receive a $500 check and a one-year complimentary TLA membership. The essay will be published in BROADSIDE, TLA’s online newsletter. The Scholarship winner will be publicly announced in October 2013.

2013 Brooks McNamara Performing Arts Librarian Scholarship Award Committee: Francesca Marini, Chair; Susan Brady, Phyllis Dircks, Abigail Garnett, Karen Nickeson, Kevin Winkler

The Grieg Aspnes Memorial Award

$500 Award for a CSC Student Interested in Special Librarianship

Library and Information Science students, either full-time or part-time, are invited to apply for an award of $500.00 and complimentary membership in the Special Libraries Association and the Minnesota Chapter of SLA.  The award is limited to students who will graduate in December 2013 or later.  The criteria are:  
  1. Interest in special librarianship, as shown by course selection or past experience;
  2. Leadership abilities, demonstrated in either academic or extracurricular activities;
  3. Overall academic achievements.

Yolo County Library Archives and Records Center - Librarian

Find the next step in your career by applying to Yolo County Library!  Yolo County Library is a seven-branch system that encourages teamwork and provides a variety of opportunities for developing new skills.

The Yolo County Library Archives and Records Center is part of a network of historical groups in the Sacramento region.  We are looking for a community oriented librarian who will enjoy participating in a variety of diverse cultural and historical groups, understands archival standards and records management, and who excels in customer service.

The position closes on May 13, 2013 at 5 pm PST. To apply, please see the Yolo County job recruitment at

Research & Learning / Archv Spec Collect, University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota is hiring a part time (60%) position to work with the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.  This position will largely involve outreach to local branches assisting them implement an archives process. Please share this with anyone you know who is outgoing and likes to tackle large projects.

Open Position in the Libraries:

Department: Research & Learning / Archv Spec Collect

(4997) Library Assistant 3

Part Time: 60% Continuing

Number of Opening: 1

Requisition Number: 184208

Date job posted:  04/22/2013
Date internal applicants must apply by: 04/28/2013

Copy and paste to web address:

Monday, April 22, 2013

St. Kate’s ALA Student Chapter presents: How I Got "the Job"

Monday, April 22, 2013
7:00 – 8:30 PM
CDC 17
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Want to know how recent St. Kate graduates are using their degrees? Wondering how to get into the LIS profession? Our panel of recent graduates can help! Representing the domains of Academic, School Media, and Special libraries, each of our panelists brings a unique perspective on how you can create a path to success in your chosen field!
Q&A plus refreshments
Panelists include:
                            Karen Hogan
                            Brian Huffman
                            Emily Prebich
                            Louann Terveer
                            Sara Zettervall

Friday, April 19, 2013

Fall 2013 Registration starts on Monday

April 22 for students who have completed 23 or more credits

April 23 for students who have completed 10-22 credits

April 24 for students who have completed 0-9 credits

(Registration schedule from the Registrar's Office)

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.

The MLIS program follows the St. Paul full term fall session which spans September 4 - December 19, 2013. 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:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Classes cancelled for Thursday, April 18, 2013

The University has cancelled all classes after 5:00pm. The Myser Lecture and reception tonight will be rescheduled.

The MLIS Office will be closed.

Visit the St. Catherine University Weather Alert page for more information on class cancellation policy due to weather.

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.

Go here for more information and for the application.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

St. Catherine University Library Director Search

MLIS faculty, staff, and students are all invited to the public presentations of the four candidates for the Director of Libraries, Archives, and Media Services. They will be presenting their vision for the Saint Kates library in ten years, and will tell us what they will do to make it happen. All presentations will be from 11am until Noon in Room 110 in the St. Paul Campus Library.

Names and dates:
  1. Eric Celeste - Thursday, April 18th
  2. Emily Asch - Tuesday, April 23
  3. Scott Silverman - Thurs, April 25
  4. Randall Schroeder - Tuesday April 30th

Shadow Tour…

Wednesday, April 17 from 5-5:45pm beginning in CDC 128!
St. Kate’s ALA Student Chapter Presents:

Ever wonder what it would be like to work in a library? Want to get an insider’s experience? With Emily Asch as our host and guide, join us for a behind the scenes tour of the St Kate’s library!

After the tour, sign up with subject specialists for future job shadowing.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 from 5-5:45pm
The Adventure Begins in CDC 128!

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 15th Technology Workshop: How Does Wikipedia Work?

Monday, April 15th — 6:00 to 7:30PM
CDC 019

You’ve read Wikipedia and talked about Wikipedia, but have you ever wanted to know more about how it actually works? Or how to start editing articles and contributing yourself?

Join us for a workshop with two local Wikipedia editors who will help demystify what goes on behind-the-scenes and provide a walkthrough of how the process of editing and creating articles works. A general Q&A session will also be included.

All students, staff, faculty and friends of the program are welcome. Please RSVP to


National Air & Space Museum Library Education Tools Development Project

Dates preferred:  7/15/13-8/30/13
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Location of internship: National Air & Space Museum Library

Desired knowledge/skill sets (include education level): Background in Education or Library/Information Science.  Preferred: MA candidate in Education or MLS/MLIS candidate, knowledge of or experience in creating online instructional tools for a broad audience.

Brief description of project:  Working with NASM Library staff, the intern will assist with the development of educational tools using materials from the NASM Library’s Historical Collections for a grade 6-12 audience. The intern will help select items for digitization and help to package the digital assets for outlets such as iTunes.

The intern will learn how to review and assess a variety of historical resources. The intern will learn to create educational tools from primary sources. The intern will learn the selection criteria for digitization projects and digitization workflow. The intern will learn how to provide access to traditional library materials using new tools like iTunes and Pinterest.

This is a paid internship offering a stipend of $500 per week for six weeks. This opportunity is only availalbe to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Please note the preferred dates of 7/15/13-8/30/13.

Applications will close May 20, 2013. Please apply via SOLAA ( Select Smithsonian Institution Libraries as the unit, Smithsonian Institution Libraries Internship Program as the program and then Educational Tool Development as the project.

Please visit our website for more details:


State of Maryland

Date Opened: 4/5/2013 2:40:00 PM
Filing Deadline: 4/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Salary; $57,626.00 - $92,521.00/year
Employment Type: Full-Time
Work Location: Baltimore City

Main Purpose of Job
This is a professional position responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the areas of grant administration and coordination for the Library and Services Technology Act (LSTA) federal grants program. This position is responsible for the development of technological solutions for library related initiatives within MSDE and Maryland libraries.

Go here for full job posting and how to apply.

Library Media Specialist, Benilde-St. Margaret

Benilde-St. Margaret is is seeking a full-time Library Media Specialist to start August 15, 2013.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate would have a Master’s degree in Library Science or related field, a Minnesota teaching license as a Library Media Specialist or equivalent, and experience in a 1:1 device school. Vision, innovation and a desire to work collaboratively with others are critical skills for this position.

Application Process: Complete the online application, lfound on the BSM Employment page.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Read full position description (docx).

Public Services Librarian, Henry Madden Library at California State University, Fresno

Full-Time, Tenure-Track 
Vacancy #11996

Competitive salary and benefits. Please view Librarian salary schedule for more information: 

The Henry Madden Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, flexible and team-oriented librarian to join our faculty in developing and providing user-focused library services that support teaching, research, and student success. This full-time, tenure-track librarian will serve as liaison to a number of departments and collaborate with library and campus faculty in the development and provision of a broad range of activities including: information literacy instruction, research support, general and specialized information and instructional services, library digital and scholarly communication initiatives, and collection management. In addition, library faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and service to the University and the profession. This position will provide an excellent opportunity to explore a variety of directions for professional growth and development.
Please see the full vacancy announcement at for more information and to apply.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Associate Librarian, Walden University

Walden University offers online graduate and undergraduate degree programs in education, business, health, nursing, and the social and behavioral sciences. The University Library is seeking a professional to join us as a Liaison Librarian.  This position is based in Minneapolis, MN.
The Liaison Librarian reports to the Manager for Information Literacy and has responsibility for information literacy, reference, and collection development.

For more information and to apply, go to and search for Req Number: 2403BR

Librarian Temporary Part-Time Positions (2), Normandale Community College

Normandale Community College is located in Bloomington, Minnesota and serves a student population of approximately 15,000 students annually. The college is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.  Normandale Community College is accepting applications for two (2) library faculty positions: Electronic Resources/ Reference & Instruction Librarian and Reference & Instruction Librarian

St. Catherine University Weather Updates

St. Catherine University administrators and staff regularly monitor official weather reports and road conditions, including the National Weather Service storm warnings and watches.The safety and security of the campus community is the highest priority, and the decision to cancel classes or close the campus is carefully considered.

Get weather updates
For the most current information, call the Weather Hotline at 651-690-8666 (x 8666 on campus). The University always updates this resource first. Weather updates are also posted here at the news site, on the University's Facebook page and Daily Update on St. Kate’s intranet, KateWay.

If classes are cancelled, a message will also be sent out via St. Kate’s Alert System — so go to Kateway  and then to the Public Safety site to sign up.

The university will also notify WCCO-Radio (830 AM) and television stations WCCO (Channel 4), KSTP (Channel 5) and KARE-11.

Key weather terminology
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service has helpful information about weather terms and what they mean for your safety.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Reference & Instruction Librarian, Utah State University

The Utah State University Libraries seek a creative, energetic librarian to join the Reference & Instructional Services Department in the Merrill-Cazier Library to perform reference, instruction, and collection development duties.  We welcome talented librarians with diverse skills, backgrounds, and creative approaches to their work.  Our library fosters strong communication and productive collaboration, and is seeking applicants who welcome the opportunity of working in an environment of change and who have the ability to inspire others.  The position is a 12-month, tenure-track, faculty appointment with rank of assistant librarian, reporting to the Head of Reference Services.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin May 8, 2013.  For more information and to apply, visit:    

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hennepin County Library Internships

Hennepin County Library has multiple internship opportunities with deadlines coming up soon.
Go here for more information on all internships.

Summer 2013 internships (apply by April 12) include Outreach Services Internship, Preservation Internship, Special Collections Internship - Archives, Special Collections Internship - Manuscripts, and Special Collections Internship - Social Media .
There are later deadlines for the following: April 19 for the Children's Library Internship - Minneapolis Central Library and May 1 for Nokomis Library Internship - Teen Volunteer Program.
Fall 2013 internships (apply by May 10) include:
  • Franklin Learning Center Internship (Fall 2013)
  • Children's Library Internship - Minneapolis Central Library (Fall 2013)
  • Outreach Services Internship (Fall 2013)
  • Preservation Internship (Fall 2013)
  • Special Collections Internship - Archives (Fall 2013)
  • Special Collections Internship - Manuscripts (Fall 2013)

Monday, April 8, 2013

SLA Annual Conference Scholarship

The 2013 SLA Conference will be held in San Diego on June 9th through 11th.
The St. Catherine University's Special Library Association Student Group will offer a $1,200 scholarship for a student to attend the conference.

St. Kate's MLIS students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay of no more than 1,500 words.

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Evidence of involvement in SLA and the St. Kate's student group.
  • How attending the SLA conference will impact your career and/or education.
  • Demonstration of commitment to the field of special librarianship.

Essays must be submitted by April 15, 2013.
Turn in completed applications to

Essays will be judged by Associate Professor Joyce Yukawa.

See the St. Catherine University's Special Library Association Student Group blog.

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Librarian, Children’s Services/Collection Services, Iowa City Public Library

Librarian, Children’s Services/Collection Services

Iowa City Public Library
Full-time, permanent position
Salary Range $48,796.80 to 62,212.80

Performs professional work in planning and implementing library services. Serves as technology specialist for Children’s Services. Develops, maintains and promotes library collection in assigned area. Plans and conducts programs and instruction for children. Provides classification and subject analysis for children’s and adult materials. Maintains authority records in library catalog. Works on the Children’s Desk.

For full position description, see pdf document:

Reference Librarian/Instructor - STEM (11 MONTH TENURE TRACK)

SALARY – $56,529/yr.
DEADLINE – April 19, 2013 – 5:00 P.M.

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

Instructions for Applying

Thursday, April 4, 2013

ProQuest Student Trainer

Position Description:
ProQuest offers a limited number of stipends to students in Library and Information Science programs to work a total of 100 training hours as interns on-campus at their organizations.  The student will be responsible for training users, primarily other Library/Information Science students and faculty, on the all-new ProQuest platform and RefWorks, our bibliographic management software.  Students may also choose to learn and train on additional products in their fields of interest (i.e. K12, Public, Academic, Business, Medical, etc.).  The student intern will report to an on-site, faculty sponsor and to a supervisor at ProQuest. The student, sponsor, and supervisor will work together to promote and market the Student Trainer’s availability to conduct training sessions both in person and online using web conference software such as WebEx.  There may also be opportunities for the students to assist with special projects, such as the creation of documentation or the facilitation of testing and feedback on forthcoming products.

Join MEMO for "The Flipped Classroom & You"

Need a little lift after a long snowy winter and with a little more than two months to go before summer break? Join us on Friday April 12 for The Flipped Classroom & You! at TIES. This mini-conference is sponsored by MEMO, TIES, and the national Flipped Learning Network.

For more information and how to register:

The TIES Conference will be on Friday, April 12 in St. Paul. More information on the TIES conference here:

MLIS Outside the Box II - April 8

Join the St. Catherine University's Special Libraries Association Student Group for a panel discussion on non-traditional ways to use your MLIS degree.  They have members from the MN-SLA chapter who will discuss what they do and how they use their MLIS skills and provide advice for students who are interested in non-traditional roles.

Monday April 8, 2013
6:00 to 7:30 pm
CDC 017
St. Catherine University

(Networking and refreshments begin at 6:00.
Program begins at 6:30)

Visit the St. Catherine University's Special Libraries Assocation Student Group blog for more information.

Minnesota Historical Society Internships

The Minnesota Historical Society has numerous summer internships, including one in the library as a reference intern.

Summer internship informaion
Summer 2013 Library Reference internship information

To apply, submit all application materials for Summer 2013 intern positions by Sunday, April 14, 2013 at midnight CST.

ALA Leadership Institute: Leading to the Future

The American Library Association (ALA) Leadership Institute is a unique 4-day immersive leadership development program for future library leaders. It will be led by ALA President Maureen Sullivan and ACRL Content Strategist Kathryn Deiss, and will include a structured learning track and the opportunity for individual development.  The inaugural Leadership Institute will take place at the Eaglewood Resort and Spa in Itasca, IL on August 12-15, 2013.

For more information:

Temporary Resident Librarian, Syracuse University

Are you a technology geek who also has people skills? Do you get truly excited about the Library profession? Do you have great ideas? How about the initiative and persistence to make those great ideas a reality? Can you lead a work team in a common direction? If you’ve answered yes to these questions consider applying! We’d like to talk with you.

We’ll provide a variety of experiences in a supportive setting. You’ll have opportunities to learn more about the basics and go beyond the traditional. We’ll be looking to you for fresh ideas and the energy to make them a reality here, or at least help us test them out and see what we all learn.
The Learning Commons (LC) Resident Librarian serves a two-year appointment. We encourage members of historically underrepresented groups (e.g. Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Latino, African American, persons with disabilities)to apply.

This is an entry level, temporary, 24 month, benefits eligible position.  Application deadline is April 30, 2013.

 For more information, please visit the full job posting at

Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Internship

The Archives of the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Rome, Italy is offering 2 internships for the summer of 2013. The positions are for 2 students who are currently studying or have recently completed a Masters degree in Archives or Archival Studies (or equivalent).  The applicants must have completed at least one year of study.

The internships pay only 700.00 USD per month, which is not enough to live on in Rome—the applicants have to be self-financing.

The FAO internship page is at:

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship

The Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table (FAFLRT) Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the Federal Librarians Cicely Phippen Marks Scholarship which is given to a library school student who has an interest in working in a Federal library. The student will receive a scholarship award of $1,500. Students who are currently enrolled in any ALA-accredited library school, who do not already have an ALA accredited degree, and who have expressed an interest in some aspect of Federal librarianship are eligible. Applicants must be full or part-time students at the time of application. Students nominate themselves for this award and a letter of reference from a Federal librarian, a library school professor, etc. should be emailed to the Awards Committee Chair in support of an application.

The deadline for submissions is midnight Monday, April 29, 2013.

To complete an online nomination form, visit:

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Outreach and Instruction Librarian, Colorado Christian University

Job Summary

The Outreach and Instruction Librarian is a full time, exempt-level position reporting to the Library Director. Our team of five plus student staff serves approximately 1,000 traditional undergraduate students and 4,000 adult and distance learners in a dynamic and growing academic library. The library offers a creative and friendly environment that focuses on student and faculty support. We are a flexible team that embraces new technology and user demands to provide excellent library service.

This 12-month position offers faculty rank and status with staff benefits and vacation. Colorado Christian University (CCU) does not offer tenure. This position will require evening and occasional weekend hours.

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Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa – Fine and Performing Arts Librarian

Rod Library seeks an innovative, dynamic, service-oriented individual to serve as Fine and Performing Arts Librarian and as liaison to the School of Music and departments of Art, Theatre, and the Textiles and Apparel major in the School of Applied Human Sciences to begin August 2013.

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