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Friday, August 30, 2013


Salary: $ 6,738 $8,318/mo. 

This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) professional librarian position, with supervisory functions. relative to branch library operations. NOTE: The eligibility list established for this classification will be used to fill one (1) full-time permanent Librarian III–Branch Services position at the new Pico Branch Library that is scheduled to open in early 2014. 

Job Summary: Performs professional library duties and administrative functions relative to the operations of a library branch. Supervises staff engaged in providing a variety of services to library users. Requires: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university.  Four years of recent, paid progressively responsible work experience as a professional librarian.   At least two of the four years must have included supervising or coordinating the work of others. Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Class C driver license. Bilingual skills are desirable.

Apply by: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2013.  Apply at:  City of Santa Monica Human Resources Dept., 1685 Main St., P.O. Box 2200, Santa Monica, CA 90407.  Phone: (310) 458-8697 or visit

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Music and Dance Librarian, Brigham Young University

Position: Music and Dance Librarian
Available:  02/04/2014

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 Music and Dance 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 to develop and manage collections for the library in the areas of music and dance. It is also to 1) provide specialized reference, advanced research assistance, and library instruction in the assigned areas; 2) to work as the library liaison to faculty teaching and researching in the assigned areas; and 3) to participate in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities.

For more information, see the full job description.

Liaison 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.

Education and / or Experience:

  • ALA accredited master's degree
  • Experience searching the major academic databases
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

  • One year of online academic library reference experience including email, IM or web preferred
  • Experience in a virtual organization

For more information, go to the Walden University Careers page and search for Req Number: 2712BR

Library Information Technology Manager Position Description – Walden University

The Library Information Technology Manager is the administrator for all Walden library systems and facilitates the development of systems, tools, technologies and programs used in the library   This position will provide leadership and vision to help the Walden University Library evaluate emerging technologies, explore and deploy new and existing open source tools, and ensure interoperability of systems to enhance the user experience. As the Walden Library is entirely virtual, robust information systems are critical to library operations. The systems librarian will be responsible for reliable, accurate, responsive, efficient, safe and secure information systems platforms for library service delivery. This librarian will also facilitate usability testing and user outreach and information gathering.

For more information see the full job posting on the Walden University careers page and search for Req Number: 2589BR

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

“Library as Incubator” Internship, Coffee House Press

Organization Summary: Founded in 1984, Coffee House Press, a nonprofit literary publishing house located in Northeast Minneapolis in the Historic Grain Belt Bottling House, is a nationally recognized literary arts organization that presents contemporary fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction by outstanding local and national writers in beautifully designed books, both paper and electronic. We are regarded as one of the premier literary publishers in the country, noted for consistent editorial excellence; for an adventurous sense of discovery; for a commitment to celebrating America’s unique diversity; for the elegant design and production of our books; for our ability to generate extensive review coverage for our books on a regular basis; and for our continuing commitment to writers, to readers, and to literature as an art.

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.

TraCS Funding Resources Librarian, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks a collaborative, enthusiastic, and outreach-oriented individual for the position of TraCS Institute Funding Resources Librarian. As a member of the HSL User Services Department and the Health and Natural Sciences Team, the individual in this position works closely with staff and researcher members of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute http: , the university’s Clinical and Translational Science Award unit. The TraCS Institute Funding Resources Librarian is a liaison and ambassador, fostering clear communication and consultation between the University’s translational science community and a number of groups. These groups include campus libraries, SPARC, TraCS Institute staff, members of the TraCS administrative group, Health Sciences Library staff, the UNC at Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, staff of the Office of Research Development, and UNC System General Administration. The individual in this position is expected to contribute to the growing national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) http: consortium’s knowledge base and to engage professionally at conferences, through research, presentation, and publication, documenting best practices learned through this collaboration and partnership. The librarian in this position reports to the Health and Natural Sciences Team Coordinator at the Health Sciences Library with direction provided by the Program Director of the TraCS Institute. The librarian has office space in both locations.

For more information, see full job posting.

Library Teaching Assistant- Part time, Rondo Educational Center, St. Paul Public School District

Capitol Hill Gifted and Talented Magnet School and Benjamin E. Mays IB World School seek a library teaching assistant to join a growing school library. Our library serves about 1,800 students in grades PreK-8th. We are in the midst of transforming the library into a dynamic school hub, brimming with energy and excitement, and we need your help to continue this process. Responsibilities will include assisting the current library teaching assistant in overseeing the daily running of the library, coordinating with school staff, helping kids find great books, and being a welcoming presence in the library. 

Required Qualifications:
  • Experience working with children
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  •  Flexibility and openness to change
  • Ability to lift books and other materials. Some bending and stooping required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Working towards School Library Media licensure in an ALA-accredited program

Thursday, August 22, 2013

All Fall 2013 MLIS Syllabi Are Now Posted in Kateway

Welcome back! The Fall 2013 semester begins on Tuesday, September 4, 2013.

All Fall 2013 MLIS Syllabi are now posted online in Kateway.

Find your Fall 2013 course syllabi online:
Login in to Kateway
Select your Student Tab.
Under Registration and course info, click on Online syllabi
Choose Grad Syllabi
Click on 2013, FALL, and then LIS.

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

Check your class syllabus as some courses have homework due on the first day.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Library Assistant 3, University of Minnesota

Department: Health Sciences Libraries
(4997) Library Assistant 3
Full Time: 100% Continuing

Number of Opening: 1
Requisition Number: 186511

Date Job Posted: 08/16/2013

Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 08/22/2013

For more information, see the full job description.

Monday, August 19, 2013

MLIS Internship, St. Mary’s University

Description: Saint Mary's University of MN Twin Cities Library is currently seeking an enthusiastic and friendly MLIS student for the fall reference internship.

Responsibilities: The Reference Intern would be responsible for providing circulation and reference via instant message, email, phone, and in-person, and teaching individuals how to perform library research. Additional opportunities include creating online tutorials.

Qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills. No reference experience necessary. Working knowledge of common academic databases a plus.

This is an unpaid internship. A minimum of 6 hours per week is required. Internship length is one academic semester long.

Please send a resume and 3-4 sentence statement of interest to Rachel McGee at

Volunteer Opportunity with Allina Health

Assist with finding, obtaining and organizing medical journal articles. 
Work with a neurophysiologist at the Abbott Northwestern Neuroscience Institute, part of Allina Health.  Will also interface heavily with Allina Health, Library Services. 

Responsibilities will include verifying citations, obtaining copies of articles, working with citation management software (RefWorks) to compile citations.  No previous experience necessary but strong sentence structure skills very much appreciated.

Hours may vary, but will likely average 2 hours per week.  Some work may be done from home, but most onsite at Abbott Northwestern, 800 E. 28th St., Minneapolis.  Onsite work will be done during daytime business hours.

This is a volunteer position.

For more information, contact
Barb Tetzlaff
Neurophysiology Lab

Abbott Northwestern Hospital


The Lonsdale Public Library Board is accepting applications for a part-time (32 hours per week) Library Director that will manage the operations of the Lonsdale Public Library, including administering, planning, organizing, evaluating and directing all library operations.  The library opened in March of 2010, is approximately 4,000 square feet, which includes the library area and two meeting rooms and is located in the Villages of Lonsdale building.

Minimum qualifications:  Bachelors Degree and demonstrated course work in Library Services with four (4) years of progressive responsibility in library services.  Experience preferred in Horizon ILS and Library Certification.  Must possess and maintain or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Class D Minnesota driver's license.

The starting salary will be based on qualifications.  The 2012 salary range is $16.37 – $22.31/hour.  The position does not qualify for insurance benefits. 

A completed job application, resume and cover letter must be submitted to Joel Erickson, City Administrator, 415 Central St. W., P.O. Box 357, Lonsdale, MN 55046 no later than 4:30 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2013.  The Library Board will select candidates to interview at their September 18, 2013 meeting.  Interviews will be held on September 25, 2013.  Contact City Hall for a job application and job description at (507) 744-2327 or visit the City’s web site at  Faxed applications will not be accepted.

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Liaisons for Departments, Labs and Centers

The MIT Libraries seek a forward-looking and enterprising professional familiar with the use and communication of all formats of research information in Architecture and Art to shape and deliver programs of instruction, reference, outreach, and resource selection and to serve as liaison to an active community of users involved in research and teaching at the leading edge of the field.
The Architecture and Art Librarian serves as the Libraries expert on the research, learning culture, and information practices of the Architectural Design, Building Technology, Computation, and History, Theory and Criticism communities in the Department of Architecture within the School of Architecture and Planning. S/he selects and advocates for the acquisition and discovery of research materials within the disciplines of Architecture and Art. S/he targets communications for creating awareness of available services and collections, and actively works to maintain and build connections within the assigned communities. The Librarian provides information-related instruction within Architecture, including targeted instruction about research skills, art and architectural image discovery and repositories, visual literacy and presentation tools. S/he also provides reference support, for the Architecture community and in support of the MIT community as a whole. The Architecture and Art Librarian collaborates with colleagues in related departments to select, deliver, and support visual collections, utilizing expertise about the user community to inform decision making, and supporting the community’s use of the collections. S/he promotes the Libraries’ repository-based services and provides support for scholarly publishing initiatives, such as recruitment of faculty-created research materials for inclusion in our Open Access collections. S/he collaborates with liaison colleagues to support the interdisciplinary activities of the department.

For more information, see the full job description.

Librarian, Inver Hills Community College

OPENING DATE: 08/12/13 
CLOSING DATE: 09/03/13 04:30 PM 
Inver Hills Community College seeks a temporary part-time Librarian.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to bibliographic instruction and possess currency in researching using current databases. Faculty members at Inver Hills are professionally active scholars who participate in departmental and campus-wide activities to enhance their disciplines, promote interdisciplinary discourse and collaboration, and advance the college mission. The college is committed to reflecting a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds among its administrators, faculty and staff.

Appointment: Part-time, temporary starting August 26, 2013. Appointment ends on May 15, 2014. Expected assignment- up to 8 hours per week covering evening hours.
Starting Salary: $1200-$1933 per credit based on work load, education and experience.

For more information, see the full job description

Friday, August 16, 2013

Associate Director for Public Services, University at Albany

(Academic rank: Associate Librarian)

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.
Albany is looking for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader with a keen sense of the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age and demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in all areas related to public services in research libraries. The Associate Director provides overall leadership and vision for the Public Services Division, which consists of 20 academic and professional faculty, 14 staff, and graduate and undergraduate student assistants. The Associate Director’s responsibilities include: managing the three divisional departments (Reference, Information Literacy, and Access Services); measuring and assessing outcomes of divisional activities; proactively planning for improved services; collaborating with other campus units to develop services including the Information Commons; and advising and mentoring faculty. The successful candidate will be a creative, collegial, energetic and experienced senior administrator with a solid record of leadership and innovation. S/he will demonstrate a breadth of knowledge about research libraries and a commitment to continual professional development through scholarly research and publication, presentations, and participation in national professional associations.

For qualification requirements and application instructions, please go to

Application deadline (revised): September 11, 2013

Assistant Librarian, University of Minnesota Law Library

Job Code and Title: (9715) Assistant Librarian
Position Category: Staff - Professional Non-Faculty
Appointment Term: K = 10 month
Appointment Type: Non-cr tchg/other profl work (Z)
Work Hours, Work Days: To be determined, including Sundays, 1:00-5:00 pm
Total Hours or % Appointment: 20 wk/50% 
Full/Part-time: Part-Time 
Starting Rate: $460 week 
Department Name: Law Library (361A) 
College or Admin Unit: Law School 
Campus Location: Twin Cities 
Job Open Date: 08-06-2013 
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
Internal Promotional Consideration

Required Qualifications: 
  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate school.
  • Two or more years of law library reference experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of legal research tools and methodology.
  • Demonstrated service orientation.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills.

For more information, see full job position description.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

MLIS student poster accepted by ASIST (Montreal, CA)

In Spring 2013, four MLIS students, (Rachel Dols, Laura Hulscher, Candice Marsh, and Tara Newberry) received the FLDS Research Award.  The funds awarded allowed them to continue a research project, first began in LIS 7970, on Web Usability and Accessibility with Dr. Kyunghye Yoon. Melissa Brechon spoke on behalf of the Friends of the Library Development and Service, who annually fund a competitive award re: collaborative student/faculty research on a topic that is explicitly related to library and information science.

Dr. Kyunghye Yoon (Konhe) has just announced that a poster session growing out of the FLDS funded research project has been accepted for the 2013 ASIST Conference. ASIST is extremely competitive, even for doctoral students and faculty. Dr. Yoon, and three of her MLIS students (Rachel Dols, Laura Hulscher and Tara Newberry) will present at “Beyond the Cloud: Rethinking Information Boundaries,” November 1-6, 2013, Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Friends of the Library Development and Services (FLDS) Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Funding Award.  This award is made possible by an endowment through the Friends of the Library Development and Services (FLDS) Fund to support collaborative students/faculty research on a topic that is explicitly related to library and information science. The purpose of this award 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.

Librarian, Butte County, California

SALARY:  $17.42 - $23.35 Hourly
$1,393.95 - $1,868.02 Biweekly
$3,020.23 - $4,047.39 Monthly
$36,242.75 - $48,568.62 Annually

OPENING DATE: 08/05/13 
CLOSING DATE: 08/23/13 05:00 PM 
Under general supervision and direction, performs routine to complex professional library functions and activities in the Butte County library System; assists public with availability of resources and services; provides instruction on the use of equipment and materials; promotes services to community; develops, coordinates, manages and implements a major service area (such as children services), may provide some lead direction and training for other library staff; and do related work as required.

For more information, see the full job description.

IMPORTANT: 2013-14 MLIS Calendar Dates Revised

The MLIS 2013-14 Class Calendar (which lists the specific class meeting dates per day) and Academic Calendar (which lists information on deadlines, registration, graduation, breaks, when classes start and end, etc.) are now posted in Kateway on the MLIS internal website under "Calendars and Schedules."  They can also be found in each MLIS classroom and on the bulletin board in the MLIS office hallway.

NOTE: the MLIS Class Calendar has been revised per Registrar weekend class schedule policy.  See the calendar for updates on Friday, Saturday and Sunday classes.  There are no longer back to back classes and there is one online class per semester as well as a to be determined additional alternative class as scheduled by weekend instructors. The latest revision is dated 08-13-13.  Also check your syllabi for specific details.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Join St. Kate's MLIS in the Alphabet Forest at the MN State Fair!

For the second year, St. Kate's MLIS students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are getting our name out there and promoting literacy by volunteering in the Alphabet Forest at the MN State Fair.  This year we are volunteering on Thursday, August 29.

Volunteer shifts are 2.5 - 3 hours, and volunteering gets you free admission to the fair.  All are welcome, so grab a friend, partner, family member, or any other friendly face to join you, and head over to the Sign Up Page for more information and to grab a time slot!

Hope to see you there!

Friday, August 9, 2013

The 2013 Grieg Aspnes Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Natalie Reynolds, the winner of the 2013 Grieg Aspnes scholarship!

Natalie is planning on graduating in December 2013 from the St. Kate’s MLIS program.  She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota-Duluth in May 2010 with a Spanish major and an English minor. After graduation, she hopes to find a position in a medical or hospital library.

Natalie is currently working as an Embedded Library Intern at the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota where her office is located in the midst of graphic designers, web editors, program coordinators and other Transportation Center staff.  By being embedded, she can readily assist with their information needs.

Natalie is a member of the Special Libraries Association, the Minnesota Libraries Association and the Health Sciences Libraries of Minnesota.  She has served as Co-Chair of the Student Government Organization at St. Catherine’s and as the St. Catherine’s Liaison to the National Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild.

The Grieg Aspnes Memorial Scholarship is a $500 award for a St. Catherine University MLIS student interested in special librarianship.  It was created in honor of Grieg Aspnes, a past president of the Minnesota Chapter and of the Special Libraries Association and an active leader in the SLA Information Technology and Advertising Divisions and Education Committee.  Grieg held several library positions in the Twin Cities and finished his career as the Library Director at Cargill, Inc., retiring in 1977.  Grieg was an advocate of the information profession and a guest lecturer at the St. Catherine University and the University of Minnesota. After his death in 2004, his family named the Minnesota Chapter as a beneficiary for memorials. Previous scholarships were funded from those memorial funds and contributions from the Cargill Information Center and the Minnesota Chapter.

This scholarship is funded entirely by the Minnesota Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

Reference Librarian , Columbia University

Department:  5530- LAW Law Library   
Department Number:  5530102   
Location:  Morningside   

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

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and cultural richness of New York City. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation and leadership.

We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits including assistance with University housing.

For more information, see full job posting.

Part-Time Library Clerk, Fredrikson & Byron

Fredrikson & Byron, a large law firm in downtown Minneapolis, has an immediate opening for a part-time Library Clerk.  The primary responsibilities of this position include the filing of loose-leaf, pocket part and serials updates; acting as a back-up to the Library Assistant for basic library maintenance duties; and assisting with special projects.  The job will be 15-18 hours per week.  The days and times of work performed are somewhat flexible (no evenings or weekends), but need to be consistent from week to week.

Responsibilities include:
  • Perform filing of loose-leaf, pocket part and serials updates (10 hours per week)
  • Act as back-up to Library Assistant for basic library maintenance duties, including:
    • Sort and organize mail
    • Check-in and process new issues of subscriptions and serials
    • Check-in and process newly acquired library materials
    • Shelve, file and straighten books, periodicals, newsletters, etc. in the main library collection and satellite team resource rooms
    • Retrieve and return Hennepin County Law Library and/or Hennepin County Public Library materials
  • Assist Technical Services Librarian with special projects, including but not limited to:
    • Serials weeding and retention
    • Book processing and cataloging in MARC and AACR2-compliant format(s)
    • Resource inventory
    • Invoice processing

Library Services Assistant, University of Wisconsin - River Falls


More information about UWRF can be found at:

Location:  This position is located in the Chalmer Davee Library at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Salary: Starting salary is $15.258 per hour, plus excellent benefits.  A six-month probationary period is required. The pay schedule/range is 02-11, and the position is not represented by a bargaining unit..  

Job Duties:  This position is a 100% appointment in the Circulation/Reserve Department under the general supervision of the Head of Library Technology and Circulation.  Primary responsibilities include providing and overseeing services at the circulation/reserve desk; interpreting and enforcing department and library policies and procedures; managing the library's reserve service; managing processes for the circulation/reserve function; ensuring all photocopiers and microform machines are operating properly; opening and/or closing the library on designated days; and overseeing and training circulation student employees.  The work schedule for this position is 7:15 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday and 9:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m., Friday and Saturday. 

For more information, see the full job description.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Internships at the Hennepin County Library

Apply by August 16 for the following fall internships:
  • Children's Library Internship - Minneapolis Central (Fall 2013)
  • Outreach Services Internship (Fall 2013)
  • Special Collections Internship - Archives (Fall 2013)
  • Video 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 future employment with HCL.

For more information about each intership, see their full description on the HCL website.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Librarian, Hennepin Technical College

Limited full time faculty position to cover mid - September – December 22, 2013

This individual will become part of a library team that is focused on creating a student-centered learning community.  Primary responsibilities include: collection development; reference services; library instruction; original and copy cataloging on OCLC; managing library technicians in the areas of circulation, periodicals, interlibrary loan, reserves, and acquisitions; developing and maintaining budgets, library guides, handouts, online instructional aids, and web pages; managing computer access as the Aleph systems librarian.  In addition, the librarian provides student instruction on information literacy.

The work schedule may include evening hours to support classroom information literacy instruction.

Minimum Qualifications:
A master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree.

Librarian II-13402406CD-Youth or Adult Specialist/Collection Development, San Diego

OPENING DATE: 08/02/13
CLOSING DATE: 08/16/13 11:59 PM

This position has an emphasis in Collection Development and may be filled as either a Youth or Adult Specialist.

The County of San Diego desires a candidate that communicates effectively, is customer focused, and values and respects others. Our environment is built on teamwork, collaboration, continuous learning and individuals supportive of change. This is an opportunity to put your education and professionalism to work in an advanced technological environment. The ideal candidate will provide courteous, high quality service to members of the public and staff by personally responding to requests or appropriate referral.

The Librarian II – Collection Development position is a professional journey level classification in the Librarian series.  Under the supervision of the Cataloging and Collection Development Manager, the position is responsible for centralized selection of library materials for all County Library branches; acts as a liaison to branch staff, the Friends of the Library, local and self-published authors and donors; consults with branch staff on collection-related issues and assists with the development of the materials budget.

For more information, see full job description.

Librarian I-13402506CD-Youth or Adult Specialist/Collection Development, San Diego

OPENING DATE: 08/02/13
CLOSING DATE: 08/16/13 11:59 PM

This position has an emphasis in Collection Development and may be filled either as a Youth or Adult Specialist.

The County of San Diego desires a candidate that communicates effectively, is customer focused, and values and respects others. Our environment is built on teamwork, collaboration, continuous learning and individuals supportive of change. This is an opportunity to put your education and professionalism to work in an advanced technological environment. The ideal candidate will provide courteous, high quality service to members of the public and staff by personally responding to requests or appropriate referral.

The Librarian I – Collection Development position is an entry level classification in the Librarian series.  Under the supervision of the Cataloging and Collection Development Manager, the position is responsible for centralized selection of library materials for all County Library branches; acts as a liaison to branch staff, the Friends of the Library, local and self-published authors and donors; consults with branch staff on collection-related issues and assists with the development of the materials budget.

For more information, see full job description.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Congratulations to Brian Huffman, St. Catherine University MLIS Alumni!

Effective August 2013 Brian Huffman departed the mainland where he had been the law library manager for Dakota County Law Library, Minnesota and is now the electronic resources librarian for the University of Hawaii at the William S. Richardson School of Law Library. Please wish him Aloha on his new journey.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Multimedia Instructional Technologist, St. Olaf College

Department: IT - Information Technology

Position Summary:
The Multimedia Instructional Technologist is a member of a team-oriented staff and shares in the responsibility of providing the St. Olaf community with instructional technology services. The Multimedia Instructional Technologist provides campus-wide leadership in integrating the use of multimedia and graphic design into projects for teaching and research. More specifically, this individual directs the Multimedia Development Center, a space where faculty, staff, and students collaborate on digital projects and explore emerging technologies that enhance teaching and research in a liberal arts setting. In collaboration with Instructional Technology and Library staff, the Multimedia Instructional Technologist provides multimedia and graphic design instruction to faculty, staff, and students via workshops, learning communities, and summer institute programs.
Other important duties include supervising and training student workers, managing the equipment and software in the lab, and serving as the IT Representative to a selection of academic departments.

For more information, see full job description.


The library will be filling a thirty hour per week position of Information Services Supervisor in September 2013.

Minimum requirements: M.A. in library science or the equivalent. Library reference and information services experience desirable. Supervisory experience desirable.

For more information, see full job description.

Friday, August 2, 2013

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) seeks applicants for a Collections Assistant to support the State Archives collection by organizing acquired records and preparing inventories in accordance with professional and institutional standards in order to facilitate the records’ management, preservation, and use. This is a full-time, regular (2,088 annual hours) position located at the History Center in St Paul, MN.

SUMMARY OF WORK: Responsibilities include: 1) analyze and organize historical records submitted by Minnesota government agencies (state, county, city or local) to properly incorporate information into the State Archives collections. Records are diverse and may include materials such as textual documents, photographs, maps, and architectural drawings, as well as restricted information; and 2) support the operations of the State Records Disposition Panel, the MHS Records Center, MHS Archives and the State Archives department.

For more information, see the full job description.

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Library

$ 14.90-$ 20.72 hourly

Date Posted: 08/01/2013
Closing Date: 08/19/2013
Hiring Agency: Employment & Econ Development Dept
Division/Bureau: CARD/Economic Analysis
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 13DEED000108
Employment Conditions: Temporary, Part-time , 50%
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 08:00 AM-04:30 PM
Travel Required: no
Job Grouping: Education and Libraries
Classified Status: Classified

Job Description:
Support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for DEED staff and partners. DEED is the state's principal economic development agency and its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.

For more information, see full job description.

Part Time Librarian, Bush Library, Hamline University


The primary purpose of this position is to provide part-time reference service to undergraduate and graduate students using the Bush Library.  Evening, weekend and some weekday reference service is provided by a small group of part time librarians, who also supervise the circulation and reference student staff.  Librarians in this position also may provide other services to the library including cataloging and interlibrary loan.

For more information, see full job posting.

Congratulations Sarah Dahlen, Co-Editor of Diversity in Youth Literature

Check out a new publication from ALA Publishing: Diversity in Youth Literature: Opening Doors Through Reading edited by Jamie Campbell Naidoo and Sarah Park Dahlen (St. Catherine University MLIS Program Assistant Professor).

Here is the blurb from ALA Publishing:
"Surveying the landscape of children's and YA literature, this contributed volume shows how books have grown to include the wide range of our increasingly diverse society. Identifying both exemplary and problematic titles, the contributors
  • Provide context by sketching out the historical trajectory of diversity in youth lit
  • Organize titles into sections that range from familiar themes (African American, Asian, Latino) to the lesser known (such as literature dealing with incarceration, transnational adoption, and homelessness)
  • Offer guidelines for evaluating and selecting the best in diversity literature
  • Suggest youth-tested programs and strategies to promote multicultural books in the library and classroom
This thoughtful and timely book helps meet the informational, recreational, and cultural needs of today’s youth and those who serve them."

Thursday, August 1, 2013

American Craft Council Library Card Art Project

In April 2013 the American Craft Council had a Library Card Art Project. You can check out all the finished pieces - they are amazing!  

Their next project involves a new challenge to all you makers who like to turn old things into new: the Vintage Photo Project. Your task is to create a piece (or pieces) using vintage photos from the ACC Library's archives that we have duplicates of and no longer need.

See more details here.

Law Library Manager, Dakota Law Library Manager

Closing Date/Time:  Fri. 08/16/13 4:30 PM Central Time
Salary:  See Position Description
Job Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Hastings, Minnesota
HOURS: Fulltime
HIRING RANGE: $ 55,300.00 - $60,800.00/year (Click here to view full salary range)
LOCATION: Hastings

CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 16, 2013
The major purpose of the law library manager position is to administer a county-wide law library program that provides a broad base of current legal information to the judiciary, government employees, members of the bar and the general public. The manager develops and implements a strategic plan for law library programs in two staffed locations and one virtual location. By collaborating with other organizations and by utilizing information technologies, the law librarian provides cost-effective and timely access to legal resources for all levels of users.

See more information on the full job description.

Reference and Instruction Librarian Sabbatical Replacement

Metropolitan State University is seeking applicants for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian.  This is a Full-Time, Nine-Month, Sabbatical Replacement within the Library and Learning Center.  This position is responsible for providing research assistance at the reference desk, selection of print and electronic resources and serving as a liaison to select academic programs and departments. Each of the reference and instruction librarians teaches a two credit information literacy course.

Our student population is mainly urban, ethnically diverse adult learners who take courses on one of four campuses or via an expanding online program. Most students attend class part-time. Our librarians are tech-savvy and service-oriented. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body. Persons from diverse populations are especially encouraged to apply.
See full job description here.