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Call for Submissions

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OPEN POSITION: Library Assistant 2, Minitex

Department: Minitex
(4996) Library Assistant 2
Full Time: 100% Continuing
Number of Opening: 1
Requisition Number: 186027
Date Job Posted: 07/31/2013
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 08/06/2013

Find more information on the full job description.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

MEMO Social Hour and Fundraiser

Join us on August 16th for an evening of fun, food and friends! The MEMO Social Hour and Fundraiser will feature a Mexican buffet and the legendary White Elephant auction. 

There have been some amazing items put up for auction in prior years, so you could walk away with something to brag about to your coworkers all year long!

We'll be meeting at TIES in St. Paul starting at 6:00 p.m. and having fun until about 8:30.
Just $25 for an evening of fun and the warm fuzzies from knowing you're supporting your professional organization!

Click here to register (deadline: August 5)
(You can pay online or at the door, but please register so we can plan ahead for food. And while this event follows the Summer Leadership conference, you are most welcome to just join us for the social hour.)

Questions? Contact

Monday, July 29, 2013

Job posting: Youth Services Librarian, Rod Library

The University of Northern Iowa seeks a tenure-track Youth Services Librarian beginning January 2014. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent; second graduate degree in education, literature, or related discipline; knowledge of trends and issues in children’s and young adult literature; ability to work in a team environment and build positive working relationships with library peers and campus colleagues; excellent communication skills; and commitment to provide high quality library services and resources to students and faculty required. To apply, visit Pre-employment background checks are required. Applications received by Sept. 3, 2013, will be given full consideration.

EOE/AA. UNI is a smoke-free campus

Friday, July 26, 2013

Library Intern, Minnesota Prevention Resource Center

Position Title: Library Intern
Location: Minnesota Prevention Resource Center – North Branch, MN (
Hours: 30-40 hours/week (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm)
Duration of Employment: Temporary (3-4 months)
Compensation: $10/hour

Job Description:
The Minnesota Prevention Resource Center (MPRC) is seeking a temporary library intern to assist with the inventory, organization, archiving, and transport of library items and materials. The intern will also have the opportunity to assist with MPRC’s annual Program Sharing Conference. The intern will work under the supervision of the Prevention Research Specialist.

Youth Services Librarian, University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa seeks a tenure-track Youth Services Librarian beginning January 2014. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or international equivalent; second graduate degree in education, literature, or related discipline; knowledge of trends and issues in children’s and young adult literature; ability to work in a team environment and build positive working relationships with library peers and campus colleagues; excellent communication skills; and commitment to provide high quality library services and resources to students and faculty required. To apply, visit Pre-employment background checks are required. Applications received by Sept. 3, 2013, will be given full consideration. EOE/AA. UNI is a smoke-free campus.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

ALSC announces new mentoring program

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) announced the beginning of a new mentoring program this fall. The program, which is open to members and non-members, is intended to help build a new collection of leaders in the field of library service to children. Applications are now open for both mentors and mentees. Registration ends on Friday, August 30, 2013.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this program to a wide range of individuals interested in children’s library service,” said ALSC President Starr LaTronica. “The mentoring program goes hand-in-hand with our interest in empowering members and expanding opportunity for all library workers serving children.”

The program lasts one year. Mentee applicants do not need to be ALSC or ALA members. The only requirement is that mentees have some connection to children’s library service. Mentees may be students, early career professionals, individuals returning to the profession, or those who would like to refine their skills, make connections, and learn more about children’s librarianship as a career. Mentor applicants must be ALSC members and should have experience working in the field of children’s librarianship or children’s literature.

Cataloger/Metadata Specialist Librarian at Augsburg College

Tracking Code: 579-314

Job Description:
Augsburg College Lindell Library invites ALA accredited librarians to apply for the position of Cataloger/Metadata Specialist Librarian.  The Cataloger/Metadata Specialist Librarian will create cataloging records for unique items, enter metadata for online resources, and supervise the student worker/paraprofessional staff in copy cataloging book/CD/DVD resources.  The librarian in this position will also participate actively in CLIC consortium cataloging activities.  This librarian will also supervise the preservation activities of physical and digitized resources.
Lindell Library is part of the CLIC consortium with a shared catalog.  CLIC is in the process of considering a new next-generation library system to replace III Millenium.  The Cataloger/Metadata Specialist Librarian will be an integral part of the migration team over the next several years.  
All Augsburg Librarians also provide reference and research assistance in face to face and electronic formats, participate in the development on online subject guides, and act as liaison to academic departments.
This is a 0.875 FTE (35 hours per week) position that is eligible for the full benefits of Augsburg College.

TPT Marketing & Social Media Specialist

Employer: Twin Cities Public Television (tpt)
Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Closes: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Ref: 829-13
Location: Downtown St. Paul
Employment Status: Full Time

Position Overview          
Come, lend your creativity and curiosity and join tpt’s Marketing & Communications team as the new Marketing & Social Media Specialist!  Twin Cities Public Television, a Star Tribune 2012 Top Workplaces Employer, is seeking a skilled and experienced Marketing & Social Media Specialist to help create, implement, and maintain tpt’s corporate website, online marketing presence and social media platforms to ensure maximum viewer hits and a quality viewer experience to help fulfill the tpt mission.
The qualified candidate will have a strong background in a web hosting environment providing web content production using various forms of CMS platforms, analytics, reports and other data to internal customers as well as being the Marketing “ambassador” for tpt via social media and the web. Past experience working in Public Relations and/or Marketing is preferred.

Part-Time Library/Media Assistant at Totino-Grace High School

Totino-Grace High School is seeking a part-time Library/Media Assistant who will support the curriculum by assisting students and staff with access to information and information-seeking skills.

Hours of employment are 2:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (only on days when school is in session) during the school year. Hourly rate of pay is $13.00. Position begins September 3, 2013.

Responsibilities include:
•Maintaining the library as a welcoming, helpful and orderly learning environment after school
•Supervising students including monitoring their internet use
•Providing coverage of the circulation desk and assisting students with checking out library materials
•Assisting students and staff in use of the library including, but not limited to, use of print and non-print materials, computer applications, and research information
Preparing materials and web links for class projects under direction from the Media Specialist
•Maintaining the library collection by preparing new materials for circulation, reshelving books and periodicals, creating new displays, keeping inventory, and repairing damaged books

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

School Library Media Specialist Open Positions

The Inver Grove Heights school district is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Media Specialists 2 Positions
•    0.6 FTE Hilltop/Pine Bend Elementary Schools
•    0.9 FTE Salem Hills Elementary School

These positions require the ability to provide leadership to students, staff, families and the community in areas of technology and media in order to facilitate the development of 21st century skills. A current Minnesota library media specialist license is required. Interested persons must submit a cover letter, resume and completed certified/instructional application online at:

Interested persons completing a paper application should mail the application along with cover letter and resume to:

Inver Grove Heights Community Schools
2990 80th Street East

External application deadline is until filled.

Online & Distance Learning Librarian, University of Virginia Library

An energetic and service oriented librarian is needed to provide library services for the School of Continuing & Professional Studies (SCPS), and to be the library's point person for other online and distance education programs as they emerge at the University of Virginia.

SCPS offers courses to nontraditional adult learners across the Commonwealth of Virginia through centers in Abingdon, Charlottesville, Northern Virginia, Newport News, Richmond, and Roanoke. Students enrolled through SCPS have the option to learn in the classroom, online, and through other modes of delivery. The librarian will provide in-person support for SCPSs teaching and learning activities (with some travel around Virginia required) as well as teach online workshops/classes and provide remote reference for SCPS students.

In addition, the librarian will actively engage with other online and distance education initiatives at UVA, helping to plan library services, coordinate policies, and provide support for subject librarians in other areas. An enthusiasm for experimentation with emerging technologies and the ability to work with the disparate Schools and Departments across the University will be very important.

Some weekend and evening hours will be required. The librarian may also engage in general reference desk duty, collection development, and special projects.


Westlake Porter Public Library’s mission is to educate, empower, enlighten and excite the public by serving as an active community center and premier knowledge provider that welcomes people of all abilities.   We are currently looking for a Special Needs Resource Librarian.  The candidate for this position needs to be customer focused, flexible and open to new ideas and trends.

Responsibilities include:  Oversees the juvenile audiovisual collection and will work with the Youth Services Manager to develop a new collection of resources for special needs children and their caregivers; develops, plans and implements programs and services for all special needs populations with a particular concentration on programs for youth; aggressively markets the Library’s collection and services with an emphasis on special needs services.

Requirements:  Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited university is required.  One to three years of public service library experience preferred.  One to three years of experience working with individuals with special needs preferred.  Salary range $38,766 to $49,150 with excellent benefits.

Westlake Porter Public Library is ranked #1 in the HAPLR index and voted “Best Library” in Cleveland area by Scene Magazine.  We have an annual budget of $5 million.  We are located in Westlake Ohio, a vital, growing community recognized as one of Cleveland’s best suburbs with great schools and a variety of housing options.

Electronic applications are welcome.  Please send documents as a Word e-mail attachment.  Please submit cover letter and resume by August 9, 2013 to:

Pam Linger, Human Resource Manager
Westlake Porter Public Library
27333 Center Ridge Road
Westlake, Ohio  44140
Fax:  (440) 871-6969

Visit us at:

Physical and Mathematical Sciences Librarian at Brigham Young University

Available:  01/02/2014


Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Physical and Mathematical Sciences Librarian.  This is a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position.  BYU, an equal opportunity employer, requires all faculty to observe the university’s honor code and dress and grooming standards.  Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Harold B. Lee Library, an ARL Library, serves nearly 33,000 students as well as 2,000 full- and part-time faculty.  The library employs 66 faculty, 94 FTE staff and professionals, and approximately 200 FTE students.  An average of 10,000 patrons per day use the library’s services and collections of over nine million items.


The mission of this position is 1) to work as the library liaison to the departments of Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Physics & Astronomy, and Statistics; 2) to provide reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in the disciplines of the above departments; 3) to develop collections in support of the curriculum of these departments; and 4) to participate in research, publication, and other professional development activities related to the above mentioned disciplines and/or librarianship.


Apply online [and see full job description] at

Review of applications will begin September 9, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Licensed Media Specialist in St. Peter, MN

We have a unique opportunity for a Licensed Media Specialist to work with patients at State Operated Forensic Services (SOFS) in St. Peter.  SOFS is comprised of secure inpatient psychiatric facilities and treats a patient population that is both clinically and demographically diverse.  Patients come to the program on an involuntary basis, often committed by the courts for evaluation and treatment due to a crime or involvement with the legal system. This is a safe and secure environment, with a multidisciplinary treatment team of engaging, supportive, and dedicated professionals.

There are currently 45 patients at SOFS receiving services for high school diploma and 4 others studying for GED.   Patients who are able to achieve these accomplishments are better prepared to gain employment when returning to the community and engage in other higher learning opportunities. 

Job Description:
Provide high-quality educational opportunities for patients in order to function successfully in family and society.  Continually improve the technology and media accessibility and utilization with forensic patients.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Minnesota teaching license
  • Minnesota licensure as a K-12 Media Specialist with accompanying licensure in another general or content area

MLA Board of Directors Slate of Candidates Update

There are two corrections to be made to the slate of candidates distributed on July 17. We apologize for the error. Please review the corrected slate presented below. While the first change is in institution only, the second change identifies a different candidate.

The MLA Board of Directors presents the following slate of candidates and wishes to express its thanks to the members of the MLA Nominating Committee (Maureen Bell, Julie Kelly, Peg Werner, and Nathan Wunrow) for their diligent and successful efforts. Each of the candidates has agreed to be nominated for the stated position. Please look for the ballot and biographical information in late August. Ballots will be sent only to those members whose dues are up to date.

Laura Morlock, St. Catherine University
Maggie Snow, Anoka County Library
Mollie Stanford, Arrowhead Library Systems
Jennifer Hootman, Minitex
Legislative Chair Elect
Pat Conley, Washington County Library
Danielle Maestretti, Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Amy Boese, Ramsey County Public Library
Carla Lydon, East Central Regional Library
Intellectual Freedom Chair-Elect
Maureen Gormley, Dakota County Library
Dayle Zelenka, TdS Library Cooperative
ALA Chapter Councilor
Ken Behringer, Dakota County Library
Michael Scott, SELCO

To nominate additional candidates for office, submit the petition form to the MLA office no later than August 16, 2013.

Connect Minnesota Releases New Report on Digital Literacy

For Immediate Release: July 16, 2013

Download the White Paper

St. Paul, MN – The ability to effectively use a computer, basic software programs, and the Internet are essential life skills in a global, interconnected, knowledge-based economy. Rapidly changing technology creates a constant learning curve. But there are significant numbers of Minnesotans who have yet to adopt broadband at home, a key component for accessing educational, social and economic opportunities.

In 2012, Connect Minnesota produced a Residential Technology Assessment that showed that approximately 904,000 adult Minnesotans did not subscribe to home broadband service.

As part of its initiative to increase broadband access, adoption, and use, Connect Minnesota has produced, Digital Literacy: A Critical Skill for All Minnesotans, a new White Paper that examines more closely the correlation between home broadband adoption and digital literacy.

”We see that there are many Minnesotans who lack basic digital literacy skills and are prevented from fully participating in economic, educational and other online activities,” said William Hoffman, Connect Minnesota’s Program Manager. “There are a great many training opportunities in Minnesota, and we need to ensure folks are not just aware of these, but take advantage of them as well.”

MEMO 2013 Conference

2013 Fall Conference
Call for Proposals

The 2013 MEMO Fall Conference, "It's About the Learning," will be held on October 3 - 5 in St. Cloud, MN. The Conference Committee wants to hear from you, what you are doing in your school that impacts students and learning. Please complete the  Call for Proposals form to submit your proposal to speak, share strategies and best practices, present research or entertain relating to the theme. We are seeking presentations in the following strands:  
  • Hands-on (Bring your own laptop or iPad)  
  • Technology Integration
  •  Mobile Technologies
  •  Literature
  •  Curricular Connections and Collaboration  
  • Leadership  
  • Information Literacy
Watch for more information and we look forward
to seeing you in St. Cloud in the fall!

MEMO 2013 Program Committee
Leah Larson
Dawn Nelson

Head, User and Research Services U. of Idaho Library

 We seek a leader who demonstrates a passion for student engagement and public service excellence to develop and coordinate programs and services to meet the instruction, access, and research needs of faculty and students at the University of Idaho. Part of the senior leadership team, this position contributes to strategic and operational planning and assessment processes. The position is a tenure-track, 12-month appointment, with teaching, scholarship, outreach, and service expectations.
For additional information, including application instructions, please visit
Direct questions for additional information to:
Gail Eckwright, Chair, Selection Committee
University of Idaho Library
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 2350
Moscow, ID 83844-2350

Yale Librarian for Western European Humanities

Humanities Collections and Research Education
Yale University Library, New Haven, CT
Rank:  Librarian 1-4 (Grades 23-27)
Requisition:  #22017BR

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.

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Head of Humanities Collections and Research Education and working in a collaborative environment, the Librarian for Western European Humanities serves the teaching and research needs of students and faculty studying Western European Humanities including history, languages and literatures. The Librarian also develops collections in all formats for French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish literature as well as philosophy and Western European history.

Serves as professional liaison to the French, German, Italian, Spanish & Portuguese, Philosophy, and History Departments. Plans, promotes, and implements research education programs for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty of those departments. May contribute to general library research education programs, instructional sessions for large undergraduate classes, and the Personal Librarian program sponsored by the Director of Undergraduate Research Education. Provides specialized reference service to patrons. Develops and maintains web research guides and other online research support tools. In collaboration with faculty and key Library staff, may plan and implement digital library projects in support of teaching and research.

Develops and manages the Library’s Western European Humanities collections, including selection, organization, preservation and use of information sources originating in or related to Western European countries. Contributes to the formulation of the Library’s major Western European approval plans and monitors the effectiveness of these plans. Leads library projects for collaborative collection development in Western European humanities with Yale’s peer institutions.  Serves on library committees, working groups, and task forces, and is expected to be professionally active. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.

See for full job description.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Retirement Celebration for Minnesota State Librarian Nancy Walton

At the start of August, Nancy Walton, State Librarian and Director of State Library Services, is retiring after more than two decades working with libraries and library policy in the State of Minnesota, following an extensive prior career  as librarian-manager in Maryland, California, and Morocco. Tireless advocate for libraries, data privacy, library broadband access, literacy, and lifelong learners, Nancy’s personal and professional commitment has resulted in high service to Minnesota.

In Nancy’s honor, State Library Services is holding a celebration on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Education in Roseville, Main building, Lower level, East Atrium. We invite you to join us or send a note of congratulations.

Come join your colleagues -- from the library community and from the Minnesota Department of Education – to wish Nancy well and to celebrate a life of joy and commitment in service to libraries, government, and the public.

RSVP to attend the Celebration for Nancy (requested, but not required, to assist in planning):

Date: Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., Remarks at 1:15 p.m.

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) - Main building (entrance facing Commerce St.), Lower level, East Atrium
1500 Highway 36 West, Roseville, MN 55113


Parking: Available in visitor lot in front of main entrance. Additional parking available in lot at southwest corner of Commerce St. and Pascal St. Street parking is also available.

Contact for Questions:  Mary Ann Van Cura,, 651-582-8632

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Health Sciences Library Assistant II at U of M


Department: Health Sciences Libraries

(4996) Library Assistant 2

Full Time: 100% Continuing

Number of Opening: 1

Requisition Number: 185696

Date Job Posted: 07/16/2013
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 07/22/2013

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Head of MEDLARS Management Section at the NLM

Upcoming Position Announcement at the National Library of Medicine

The week of July 15th or soon after, there will be an announcement on for the Head of MEDLARS Management Section (MMS) position within the Bibliographic Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. The position will be listed as a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (GS-1412-14), with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

Head of Hardin Library Services, Iowa


Position Vacancy

Head, Hardin Library Services
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
(Specialist or Expert Librarian)

Position Description: Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Head, Hardin Library Services, provides leadership and coordination of operational aspects of the Library’s day-to-day activities. Oversees and coordinates the operations and staffing of Hardin Library’s three service desks. Monitors and assesses Circulation, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, Reference services and Collection Management/Stacks Maintenance. Develops education and training for staff. Directly supervises the Library Assistant supervisors in each unit. Serves on committees and contributes to the profession via scholarly efforts.

Specific Responsibilities:
·         Provides oversight of the activities at Hardin Library’s three service points, including the Basic Skills Simulation Center, the Interlibrary Loan Department and basic stacks management
·         Directly supervises 4 FTE Merit staff members (Access Services Supervisor, Reference Assistant, Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, and Collections Manager)
·         Represents the Hardin Library within the University community and beyond regarding daily operations of the library
·         Works with unit supervisors to establish policies, procedures, priorities and goals for Access Services, Collection Management/Stacks Maintenance, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, and Reference
·         Troubleshoots any problems including user verification, vendors, etc. and works with University Libraries’ personnel as needed to resolve the problem
·         Participates in Hardin Library activities and meetings
·         Monitors and stays abreast of trends and practices in health sciences libraries, particularly in the areas of Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery, Collection Management/Stacks Maintenance, and Reference
·         Evaluates aspects of Hardin Library services and identifies areas for improvement
·         Provides research consultations for faculty, staff and students
·         Serves as liaison to assigned colleges or disciplines
·         Serves on committees at the five University of Iowa health colleges and affiliated hospital as requested
·         Serves on University Libraries’ committees
·         Contributes to and learns from the profession through professional organizations and publications

Monday, July 15, 2013

OPEN POSITION: Lib Rsrch & Lrng / Archv Spec Collect, University of Minnesota

Full Time: 100% Continuing

Number of Opening: 1

Requisition Number: 185681

Date Job Posted: 07/15/2013

Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 07/21/2013

For more information, see job position description.

OPEN POSITION: Library Assistant 2, Minitex

Full Time: 100% Continuing

Number of Opening: 1

Requisition Number: 185680

Date Job Posted: 07/15/2013
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 07/21/2013

For more information, see job position description.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Librarian III (El Centro), Dallas County Community College District

Position Title: Librarian III (El Centro)
Position Number: 051307035
Position Type: Professional Support Staff
Exempt or Non-Exempt: Exempt
Appointment Type: Full Time
Is Grant Funded? No
Salary: $3,392.42/monthly (C09)

Work Days/Hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:30am to 8:30pm OR 11:30am to 8pm plus Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm with variances for semesters/staff outages

Posting Number: 02189

For more information, see the full job description.

Associate Director for Public Services (Academic rank: Associate Librarian), University at Albany

The University at Albany (State University of New York, Albany, NY) invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for Public Services. Reporting to the Dean and Director of Libraries, this senior administrative position provides leadership for all library public services including Reference, Information Literacy, Information Commons, Public Access (Circulation/Reserves/ILL/Document Delivery), and the Interactive Media Center. As a member of the senior administrative group, the Associate Director shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals and broad policy directions for the University Libraries.

For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to

Analyst Programmer 2, University of Oregon

Posting: 04657
Classification: C1464
Department: Library
Opens: 2013-07-11
Closes: 2013-08-02
Salary: $3878 - $7198 Monthly

Location: Eugene
The University of Oregon Library invites applications for a full-time Programmer/Web Application Developer (Analyst Programmer).

This is a classified position represented by the Oregon Public Employees Union.
University of Oregon positions that are at least half-time are eligible for excellent benefits, including health and dental, employer-paid retirement, and tuition benefits for employee or an eligible dependent, sick and vacation leave.

This recruitment is open to any applicant who meets the qualifications listed below.

For more information, see the full job posting.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Electronic Services Librarian, Minnesota State Law Library

The Minnesota State Law Library is pleased to announce an opening for an Electronic Services Librarian. This is a permanent part-time position working 30 hours a week performing professional library work. Work involves responsibility for performing a wide range of professional library tasks and may involve providing work direction to paraprofessional or clerical employees. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of a Library Division Supervisor.

Job Title: Electronic Services Librarian
Closing Date/Time: Fri. 07/26/13 5:00 PM Central Time
Salary: $19.02 - $29.51 Hourly
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Minnesota Judicial Center - St. Paul, Minnesota

See the full position description on the Minnesota Judicial Branch site.

Internship with Hennepin County

Preservation Internship – Fall

Closing Date:   8/2/13
Job Type: Internship
Location:  Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

The Position
The Preservation team with Hennepin County Library plays a vital role in ensuring the long-term viability of the Library’s print collections through repair and restoration measures, book binding and other preservation methods.  Preservation also performs a consulting function to staff on preservation matters.

This unpaid internship is from September - December, 2013 up to 160 hours. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Library Assistant 2, University of Minnesota

Department: Research & Learning / ABES
(4996) Library Assistant 2
Full Time: 100% Continuing
Number of Opening: 1
Requisition Number: 185555
Date Job Posted: 07/09/2013
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 07/15/2013

For more information, go to the full job position description.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Job description for the CMCH Librarian

The Center on Media and Child Health ( at Boston Children’s Hospital seeks a full-time librarian to support a team of researchers and educators, manage the development and expansion of the CMCH Database of Research, and co-manage social media outreach. The mission of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) is to conduct, coordinate, and compile scientific research to improve the understanding of how media affect children’s health in positive and negative ways and to provide evidence-based expertise to initiatives and programs that address children’s involvement with media.

One of the major initiatives of CMCH is the creation and maintenance of the CMCH Database of Research, the first free and publicly available database of citations to collect research from multiple academic disciplines to give a complete view of the state of research on media effects. The librarian will be responsible for taking the CMCH Database to the next level by leading its development and expanding it to a broader audience, including academic, medical, psychology, education, and library fields.

"Digital Liaisons: Engaging with Digital Curation Theory and Practice"

The Special Interest Group for Digital Libraries (SIG DL) of ASIS&T is seeking proposals for an Undergraduate, Master’s, and RecentlyGraduated Undergraduate and Master’s Students (May 2011 or later) student research program at the ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting in Montreal November 1–6.
This session is intended to provide students with an opportunity to present their work during the main conference on areas of interest relevant to information and knowledge management. The session will also serve as a social meeting point to facilitate networking between students, faculty, and professionals. Note: students do not have to attend the conference in order to qualify. To accommodate students who cannot attend the conference, we are accepting pre-made video presentations and mailed-in posters. All abstracts, presentation media, and posters will be published on the SIG DL website after the conference.

The full Call for Proposals is located here:
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 16, 2012

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION: by September 27, 2012

A prize of $300 will be given for the best paper and $150 for the best poster. A prize for honorable mention for one paper and one poster with a prize of $100 each will also be awarded.
Please see and/or redistribute this announcement to prospective students.

Thank you,
SIG DL Officers & SIG DL Student Panel Committee

Information Management Specialist (IMS)

The Career Center,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Information Management Specialist (IMS) is a full time, 12-month Academic Professional appointment in The Career Center, a unit within Student Affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Information Management Specialist provides leadership for The Career Resource Center (CRC) by managing, coordinating, and disseminating career and pre-professional information (digitally and in print) and overseeing the functions of the CRC. The IMS maintains multiple websites and database infrastructure; provides technology training and support for staff; writes, edits and manages web content. The IMS serves as a resource to professional staff for informational needs regarding career development. The candidate must be aware of the career development needs and concerns of students.

The Information Management Specialist contributes to the vision and strategic planning of The Career Center, is a member of the Career Connections team, assesses learning and service outcomes, plans and presents programs and workshops, coordinates events and activities, utilizes career technologies, communicates electronically, develops print and virtual resources, and has direct contact with students on a daily basis in a variety of settings.
Minimum Qualifications:
Master’s degree required. An ALA accredited MS-LIS degree or similar is preferred. Minimum of one year of relevant experience is required which may include graduate assistant practicum or pre-professional experience.


OPEN DATE: 07/02/13
CLOSE DATE: 07/22/13

POSTING TYPE: External - Open Competitive
HOURS: Full time
HIRING RANGE: $50,700 - 55,400/year (DBM Level C41)
LOCATION: Wescott Library - Eagan, MN
UNION: AFSCME local 693
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013

The Library Technology Specialist serves as the primary contact point for the library staff to receive support and maintenance for library equipment and software systems. Coordinates resources between vendors and County support as needed. Recommends, installs, maintains, and troubleshoots computer software and hardware in support of library operations including library automation software, personal computers, and Local Area Network used by the general public, staff and other library departments. Develops and delivers continuing training for library staff. Administration of library servers and computing systems including: Windows Server (2003, 2008, 2012), Linux servers, peripherals and other library technology devices (including tablet devices) and software. Maintains and developments library intranet site. Management of projects as assigned.

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Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033-2372
Library Technology Specialist 
An Equal Opportunity Employer

Friday, July 5, 2013

Assistant Director for Information and Research Services

Job Code 175RUS

William Paterson University invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Director for Information and Research Services. Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the Assistant Director provides leadership, vision and management of the Cheng Library’s instruction program and the Reference, Lending Services and Curriculum Materials departments. As a senior member of the library management team, the incumbent plays a critical role in strategic planning, assessment and collaboration with faculty and staff throughout the campus community. Working in a team environment, the incumbent coordinates the work of nine librarians and five support staff and is actively engaged in teaching, providing reference service, and participating as a collection development liaison to one or more academic departments.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Minnesota Reflections Phase 10 Now Open: Apply Soon!

We are now accepting applications for Minnesota Reflections Phase 10 digitization projects. The full Call for Projects and the Application Form are available now.

Phase 10 continues our interest in projects that focus on specific topics that will enhance the development and value of Minnesota Reflections. These topics are: World War I (1914-1918), 1918 influenza pandemic, parks in Minnesota, under-represented communities, lost Minnesota, WPA art in Minnesota, the CCC in Minnesota, celebrations, disasters, and older photographic methods.

Phase 10 also continues our general call for projects. Organizations choose photos, documents, maps, and sound recordings from within their collections and within the scope of the Minnesota Reflections project.
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MEMO Leadership Conference 2013

Join us for a free day of futures thinking and fun!

8:00 - 10:00 Breakfast roundtable with the Center for Digital Education (COE). Limited seating.
10:00 - 11 :00 Welcome and panel of district leaders led by the COE. Panelists will provide an overview of current technology plans, priorities and challenges.
Open seating with light refreshments.
11 :00 - 11 :30 Center for Digital Education market briefing on trends and opportunities in K-12. An overview of the latest research gathered by the Center through interviews, Special Reports, events and its annual Digital School District Survey.

--Planning for the future of MEMO

11 :30 - 12:30 Lunch and Introduction to the Minnesota Library Futures Initiative (MNLFI).
12:30 - 3:00 Facilitated Workshops with MNLFI
3:00 - 6:00 MEMO Board Meetings
6:00 - 8:30 MEMO Social Hour and Fundraiser at TIES
Includes a Mexican buffet and legendary White Elephant auction! Need not participate in conference to attend social hour. $25 fee.

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