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Email: imdept(at)stkate.edu
Phone: 651-690-6802
Fax: 651-690-8724

NOTICE: This blog will no longer be updated as of April 8, 2017.
Please visit the new LIS Department website at lis.stkate.edu.

Send news, job, internship, scholarship announcements etc. to the MLIS Program at imdept@stkate.edu

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Save the Date: Michael Gorman Visit

A special guest lecture by former President Michael Gorman will take place on Monday, October 14, 2013 from 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m., Rauenhorst Ballroom. More details coming soon.

Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Application

Application deadline: December 20, 2013

The Shirley Olofson Memorial Award is presented annually in honor of Shirley Olofson, a well-respected former NMRT President, who died during her term in office. The award, which is intended to help defray costs to attend the ALA Annual Conference, will be presented in the form of a check for $1,000 during the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV.  The winner will be chosen in January before the ALA Midwinter Meeting. All applicants will be notified in March.

Requirements
Applicants must be members of ALA and NMRT, participate actively in the library profession, show promise or activity in the area of professional development, have valid financial need, and have not attended more than five ALA annual conferences.

For more information, see the Shirley Olofson Memorial Award webpage.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MLIS Career Development event; Monday September 30



MLIS Students: A reminder that we will  learn about available services and resources of the Career Development Office on Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, 6-7 p.m. 4th Floor, CdC, Career Development Office. Deb Torres, MLIS Program Assistant Director, will join you that evening for Director Tina Wagner's overview.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Attend an Information Sessions on a J-term 2014 Course on Libraries and Sustainability


Learn about this 2014 J-term course from instructors Mary Wagner and Marilyn Cathcart at an information session on one of these dates: September 30, October 1,  October 3 from 5-5:45 PM in CDC 005.

LIS 7962: Topics: Libraries and Sustainability  (includes travel to the BOBCATSSS conference in Barcelona).

Course Description: This course provides an overview of global librarianship focusing on sustainability issues affecting libraries worldwide, and integrates them with attendance and participation in the BOBCATSSS Conference 2014.  Prerequisites: 7010 or permission of the instructors.

Questions can be directed to: Mary Wagner mmwagner@stkate.edu and Marilyn Cathcart msrcathcart@gmail.com




Join MCTC for a Discussion on Censorship

Please join us at the MCTC Library on Wednesday, September 25, at 12:00 PM Noon, for this brown bag event. This panel discussion is being hosted by the library in recognition of national Banned Books Week (9/22-9/28)! A panel of Minnesota library staff and educators will discuss the importance of First Amendment rights and intellectual freedom, the impact of censorship, and why books (from classics to Fifty Shades of Gray) and other materials are often challenged- and sometimes banned- in schools, libraries, and elsewhere. Panelists will also discuss which books have been frequently banned and challenged and why (and what libraries have done in response to these challenges.) Time will be allowed at the end for a question and answer session with panelists. Light refreshments will be provided but please feel free to bring your lunch and eat at this event! This event is FREE.


Deadline Extended for BOBCATSSS Abstract Submission

LAST CALL FOR PAPERS!! Don't miss your chance!
The 22nd BOBCATSSS Symposium will take place in Barcelona, Spain, between 29th-31st January, 2014. BOBCATSSS, the annual conference, is known for being organized by students from European universities. The organizers for this symposium are the University of Barcelona and the University of BorĂ¥s (Sweden).

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Reference/Instruction Librarian , Bethel University

University Library | St. Paul, MN

Exempt/Salaried
Part-Time
12 months
.75 FTE
Full Benefits

Job Summary
Support the Bethel community in the promotion, facilitation, and teaching of information literacy, research skills, active lifelong learning, and truth-seeking.
For more information, see the full job description.

Library Technology Conference Call for proposals

Have you got a great library technology success story, or some really cool project in the works that you would like to share with the greater library community?  Consider presenting at the Library Technology Conference at Macalaster College being held March 19-20, 2014.  Here's your chance to impress your friends, wow your boss, gather ideas from your peers, and build your resume.  Details can be found at http://libtechconf.org/call-for-proposals.  The call for session proposals is open until October 18.

First Year Instruction & Outreach Librarian

Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA

The University Library is seeking a creative, dynamic and energetic individual to join our faculty. The First Year Instruction & Outreach Librarian must be passionate about teaching freshmen, both in-person and online. The successful candidate will be inspired by user-centered library services and excited about outreach to student communities. As our science liaison, the person in this position must have a demonstrated interest in teaching students in the School of Science & Technology. We are looking for a team player with the ability to bring fresh ideas to the table as well as collaborate and build consensus. This position will provide a fun and challenging opportunity for the right person to explore a variety of directions for professional growth and development.

The University Library in the Jean and Charles Schulz Information Center is located just 50 miles north of San Francisco in beautiful  Sonoma County. As faculty members, librarians take a lead role in campus activities and governance.  Scholarship and service to the campus and community are expected.

This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent.

Rank: Senior Assistant Librarian.   Salary range: $57,084 - $72,132, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package.

For a complete job description and application instructions, go to:  http://library.sonoma.edu/about/jobs.php

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 18, 2013.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Biola University

Biola University seeks an energetic and service-oriented Reference and Instruction Librarian with strong public services and information technology skills to enhance reference services and the library instruction program. This position’s primary responsibilities are reference, instruction, outreach to faculty, and collection development, which includes developing online guides and tutorials. This position reports to the Head of Reference and Instruction and some evening or weekend work may be required.

For more information, see the full job description and application.

Social Science Librarian, Mississippi State University Libraries'

Join Mississippi State University Libraries' (@msu_libraries) thriving library program as the Social Science Librarian and become part of a patron-focused Reference Department.  A student-centered premier research university with a Carnegie High Research Activity designation and a student body of over 20,000, Mississippi State University (MSU) is located in historic Starkville, MS, with all the convenience and amenities of a college town http://visit.starkville.org/.   Find out more about MSU and the MSU Libraries by visiting http://msstate.edu and http://library.msstate.edu.

For more information, see the full job desription.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

RefWorks Drop-In Training

Need to brush up (or get started) on RefWorks?  Drop-in workshops will be offered in the St. Paul Library Room 110 on these dates:

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4:45-5:30PM
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 4:45-5:30PM
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10-10:45AM

Can't make these dates? Contact Pamela Harris, MLIS student and ProQuest trainer.

Complete this form to request a training session with Pam:  
http://tinyurl.com/PQ-St-Kates

or email Pam directly:  pmharris@stkate.edu

Read about how the Twin Cities metro library systems are changing e-book lending

The Star Tribune recently published an article about how the Twin Cities metro library systems will start sharing e-books via the 3M's Cloud Link.
 
Interviewed in this article is Chris Olson, who is the Executive Director of MELSA as well adjunct faculty for the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University.
 

Librarian, Boynton Beach City Library

Purpose of Classification Benefits
The purpose of this classification is to perform mid-level professional library work, including supervision of daily subdivision operations; participation in the planning and implementation process; monitoring of library service programs; assisting patrons; selecting and recommending materials for collection; determining patron informational needs; searching electronic databases; and creating reports. Manages Local History and Archives Department collection, including processing, cataloging, preserving, and otherwise caring for collections.

Essential Functions:
The following duties and functions, as outlined herein, are intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification.  They are not listed in any order of importance.  The omission of specific statements of the duties or functions does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

For more information, see the full job description.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tim Johnson, MLIS adjunct faculty, presenting at the MIA

The Earl’s Library: Private English Libraries in the Age of Downton Abbey
Saturday, September 21, 2013

Presenter: Tim Johnson

Viewers captivated by “Downton Abbey,” the PBS period drama, can explore the details of post-Edwardian English country living in this lecture. Look at the “Downton Abbey” library and other accoutrements.

Tim Johnson is curator of special collections and rare books and the E. W. McDiarmid Curator of the Sherlock Holmes Collections for the University of Minnesota Libraries. He is also an adjunct faculty member at St. Catherine University.

Admission: $10; $5 for MIA members, free for members of the Library Affinity Group.

Tim is currently teaching LIS 7130: Preservation Management for the St. Catherine University MLIS Program.

For more information on how to reserve tickets, view the MIA site.

ALA Scholarships

CHICAGO - The American Library Association (ALA) has more than $300,000 for students who are studying library science or school library media at the master's degree level.  Scholarships typically range from $1,500 to $7,000 per student per year.  The application and instructions are available online at http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships. The application deadline is March 1, 2014.

There are many types of scholarships available for the study of librarianship.  These include scholarships for students who are interested in children's librarianship, youth librarianship, federal librarianship, new media and library automation.  In addition, there are also scholarships available for minorities, persons with disabilities and for people who are already employed in libraries but do not have an MLS.

To be considered for one of these scholarships, applicants must attend a masters program in library and information science that has been accredited by the ALA.

Applicants interested in school librarianship must attend a program that meets ALA curriculum guidelines for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).  Complete guidelines and instructions for the nationally reviewed and recognized NCATE/AASL school librarianship education programs are available on the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) website.

The scholarship process is open annually from September through March. For more information, visit http://www.ala.org/educationcareers/scholarships or call the ALA Scholarship Clearinghouse at (800) 545-2433, ext. 4279.

From the American Library Association

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bethel University Reference/Instruction Librarian

Bethel University is seeking a .75FTE Reference/Instruction Librarian to "support the Bethel community in the promotion, facilitation, and teaching of information literacy, research skills, active lifelong learning, and truth-seeking."

Responsibilities


  • Provide reference & research assistance in person, via email, by chat, or by phone
  • Collaborate with faculty to prepare and deliver information literacy instruction embedded in courses both online and face-to-face. Provide individualized instruction and consultation with faculty and students
  • Create learning objects for use by students by class, department, or more broadly to promote information literacy and quality research. Proactively make information and resources available to and usable by the Bethel Community
  • Provide liaison services to assigned departments
  • Serve on College of Arts & Sciences, College of Adult & Professional Studies, and Graduate School faculty committees

Required Skills


Current working knowledge of academic electronic and print resources, knowledge of online instruction environment, strong public service orientation, excellent organizational, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are required. The successful applicant will demonstrate the abilities required to provide outstanding service to a diverse clientele including adult learners, traditional day students, faculty, staff, and guests.

MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program, or equivalent training is required. Reference experience in an academic setting strongly preferred.

For more information on the position or information on how to apply, click here.

Learning and Outreach Librarian (Graduate Focus)

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Learning and Outreach Librarian.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research, publication and service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.
Reporting to the Coordinator of Learning and Outreach, this Learning and Outreach Librarian is part of a team that provides leadership and direction in support of the Texas A&M Libraries’ instruction and outreach program. As a part of the team, the Librarian will develop and participate in library instruction and outreach activities for a broad audience of students, with a particular emphasis on the graduate student population.   Responsibilities include promoting library resources and instructional opportunities for graduate students; building collaborative partnerships with graduate student groups across campus; providing information literacy training and support for subject librarians.  This position will work closely with subject specialist librarians to provide training and support for outreach programming, embedding information literacy learning outcomes into the curriculum, promoting library instruction, and assessing library instructional efforts for graduate students.  Possible subject specialist duties or reference assignments for this position will be determined in accordance with the candidate’s expertise and/or prior experience, as well as organizational needs.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit:
https://library.tamu.edu/about/employment/faculty-positions

Learning and Outreach Librarian (Undergraduate Focus)

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative, energetic, and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a Learning and Outreach Librarian.  This is a tenure-track academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities including research, publication and service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for tenure and promotion.

Reporting to the Coordinator of Learning and Outreach, this Learning and Outreach Librarian is part of a team that provides leadership and direction in support of the Texas A&M Libraries’ instruction and outreach program. As a part of the team, the Librarian will develop and participate in library instruction and outreach activities for a broad audience of students, with a particular emphasis on the undergraduate student population.   Responsibilities include promoting library resources and instructional opportunities for undergraduate students; develop and regularly assess a growing outreach and instruction program in support of undergraduate student research and teaching needs, in collaboration with relevant campus partners and the subject specialist librarians; develop sustainable partnerships with campus organizations geared toward First-Year and undergraduate student success; coordinate library outreach initiatives for First-Year and undergraduate orientation programs (ex. Fish Camp, T-Camp, Howdy Camp, FOW, ExCEL);  Serve as primary contact for visiting high school groups. This position will work closely with subject specialist librarians to provide training and support for outreach programming, embedding information literacy learning outcomes into the curriculum, promoting library instruction, and assessing library instructional efforts for undergraduate students.  Possible subject specialist duties or reference assignments for this position will be determined in accordance with the candidate’s expertise and/or prior experience, as well as organizational needs.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit:
https://library.tamu.edu/about/employment/faculty-positions

Academic Librarian Positions, UC - San Diego

Current Recruitment:
  • Instruction Coordinator, Learning Services (Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian); deadline is Sept. 22
  • Faculty Liaison, Data Curation Specialist (Librarian series) Now Interviewing; deadline is April 5
  • Director, Reference & Research Advisory Services; deadline is Oct. 11
  • Metadata Librarians (Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian); deadline is Oct. 16
For more information, read the full descriptions of these positions.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Archives Student Assistant 2013-2014, St. Catherine University Library

Apply for this position in KatieClick.
Posted to: St. Catherine University
Opportunity Type:  Job

Description: 
The Archives and Special Collections, located in the lower level of the St. Paul Campus Library, collects and preserves University documents and other materials of enduring value, making them available for research and administrative use. The Archives are the institutional memory of the University, and include administrative and departmental reports; university, student, and alumnae publications; faculty writings; photographs; and artifacts. The Special Collections, which supplement the Archives, reflect the University's tradition of women's leadership and Catholic social teaching, and include personal papers, correspondence, manuscripts, and other materials.

Student assistants in the Archives and Special Collections are responsible for staffing the desk and providing assistance to users. They also help with processing records of University offices and manuscript collections.

The pay is $8.75 per hour. Applicants must be able to work approximately 10 hours, divided during the following times:
Monday, 10-4:30
Tuesday, 10-1:30
Wednesday, 10-4:30
Thursday, 10-3:30
Friday, 10-1:30

Volunteer for the MLA Conference: Roadies Needed

Roadies Needed for the MLA Conference.

As a volunteer conference roadie, you’ll get to rub elbows with session stars, meet new people, catch up with old friends as you see them, and be covered in fame and glory while getting a peek at what goes on behind the curtain.
  • Registration roadies
  • Silent Auction roadies
  • Session roadies

Hack Library School Ebook

Hack Library School is a site by, for and about library school students. They just finished their ebook, "The HLS Guide to Library School." Read it on their site.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

User Experience Coordinator, University of Minnesota

Department: Research & Learning / Access & Info Services
(8421) Library Professional
Full Time: 100% Continuing
Number of Opening: 1
Requisition Number: 186708
Date Job Posted: 09/11/2013
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 09/18/2013

For more information, see the full job description.

SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, West Lake Porter Public Library

Cleveland, Ohio

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION

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 the special needs population across all ages, with a particular concentration on programs for youth; aggressively markets the Library’s collection and services with an emphasis on special needs services.

For more information, see the full job description.

Reference and Instruction Librarian, Pennsylvania State University Libraries - Altoona

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

Applications will be reviewed as they are received with final considerations for interviews made no later than October 4, 2013.

For more information, see the full job description.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Save the Date: Library Technology Conference

The 7th annual Library Technology Conference will be held March 19–20, 2014, on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.

The LibTech Conference provides an opportunity for library staff to come together to discuss the changing technologies that are affecting library services; to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to provide a venue where participants can learn skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own library. Sessions are offered on a wide range of topics and at varying skill levels. Anyone interested in the changing technologies that are affecting libraries should plan to attend.

Planning to submit a program proposal? Check out these important details.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

MEMO FALL CONFERENCE 2013

Mark your calendars for MEMO's fall conference, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE LEARNING!, to be held Oct. 3-5, 2013 at the River's Edge Convention Center/Kelly Inn in St Cloud!

This year's keynote speakers include Steve Hargadon, Steve Abram, Joyce Valenza, and award winning author Mary Casanova.

The MEMO Conference has a reputation of providing quality programming for media specialists, technology integration specialists, technology teachers (and all who teach with technology), technicians, technology directors, administrators and curriculum integration specialists. Centrally located and extremely affordable, the fall MEMO Conference is the best value for your fall professional development needs!!

For more information on the conference and registration, see the MEMO conference page.

MLIS Career Development Event:

All MLIS Students are invited to an Introduction to the St. Kate's Career Development Office, Monday, September 30, 2013, 6-7 p.m., Career Center, 4th Floor, CdC. Office Director Tina Wagner will provide an introduction to the range of services and resources, and the expertise of career counselors available for career development.


Monday, September 9, 2013

6 Graduate Assistants Needed for the MLIS Faculty

Graduate Assistantship opportunities for the Fall 2013 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of at least ten hours per week. The rate of pay is $12 per hour. The position does not include tuition remission or benefits.

Deadline to apply is September 13, 2013 or open until filled. Students should apply by email to imdept@stkate.edu with the subject line: “MLIS GA.” Please note if you have a preference to work with a particular faculty member. Required is a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript from Kateway.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Reminder: MLA 2013 conference early bird registration ends 9/6/13!

The conference equips library staff and supporters with new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate, and succeed in their careers.

See the MLA 2013 conference volunteer opportunities for MLIS students here; you can get a conference regsitration discoutn...

Minnesota Library Association opens registration for the
2013 Annual Conference: “Libraries ROCK!”

The 2013 Annual Conference will be held October 10-11 at the St. Cloud River’s Edge Convention Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The conference equips library staff with new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate, and succeed in their careers. This year’s theme is “Libraries ROCK!”

This year’s headline and featured presenters include:

·     Kee Malesky, National Public Radio librarian, with Sasha Aslanian, Minnesota Public Radio senior reporter
·     Overdue Media’s Bill Barnes and Gene Ambaum
·     Erin McKean, founder of Wordnik
·     The Geek Girls
·     Author Mary Sharratt
·     Author Laura Salas

New for 2013 is the Talkin’ ’Bout My Generation mini-conference focused on library services for older adults, featuring hands-on activities, displays, and breakout sessions with:

·     Diantha Schull, author of 50+ Library Services: Innovation in Action
·     Brain Fitness – Keeping brains sharp; public libraries and the Alzheimer's Association working together
·     Maura O’Malley, presenting Encore: Libraries, the Arts, and Older Adults
·     Joyce Yukawa, presenting Finding the Fires that Burn Within: A Community-Based Framework for Developing Older Adult Services

FREE ProQuest and RefWorks Training Sessions Now Available

Greetings fellow MLIS students and faculty!
 
My name is Pam Harris, and I’m completing an internship as a ProQuest student trainer this year.  Over the summer I traveled to ProQuest’s headquarters and became certified in training students and faculty on RefWorks and the new ProQuest database platform (Dissertations and Theses, Historical Newspapers, PsycINFO and more).  As a St. Kate’s student, you have FREE access to these products, including lifetime access to RefWorks.  Attending a brief training session will allow you to get the most out of these resources as well as receive complimentary access to 38 additional Databases not available in our library.
 
Why learn more about RefWorks and the new ProQuest platform? 
 
 Learn valuable tools that will help you succeed in your MLIS classes.
Build your resume with specialized ProQuest training.
Improve your searching skills with database tips and tricks.
 
I am available for one-on-one, small group, or class training sessions as well as face-to-face or virtual training sessions.  You can e-mail me to set up a time at pmharris@stkate.edu or sign up here.
Best of luck with classes this semester, and I hope to hear from you all soon! 

Pam

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Interlibrary Loan Coordinator/Reference Librarian, College of Charleston

Position Type: Tenure-track
School/Area: Library
Department: Library

Position Description
The College of Charleston library has been a nexus for innovation in library services for decades. The library seeks an innovative, collaborative and service-oriented leader for the position of Coordinator of Interlibrary Loan and Reference Librarian. The successful candidate must be an accomplished leader, skilled in managing change, and flexible in response to user expectations.

Reporting to the Head of Reference Services, the Addlestone Library Interlibrary Loan Office is part of the Reference Department and processes on average 16,000 requests per year. In addition to the coordinator, the office is staffed by two technical assistants, a part-time assistant, and several student employees. The Reference Department also offers a full range of services including access to hundreds of full text databases, assistance at the Information Desk, virtual reference services, personal research consultations by appointment, and a dynamic and growing library instruction program.

For more information, see the full job description.

The SALALM Scholarship; Nov. 30

The SALALM Scholarship has been established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies academic librarianship. To be awarded biannually commencing in December 2011, the $1000 is for a master’s candidate in an archival studies or ALA-accredited library or information studies program.

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, or SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections and services. The SALALM Scholarship award will include a one-year membership in the organization.

The fall deadline is November 30. See full description for more information.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

THIS WEEK: MLIS Social Hours

Welcome back to a New Semester!!

To celebrate the beginning of the fall semester, the MLIS Program and Student Governance Organization invites students to join us during the MLIS Social Hours on September 4, 5 and 6.

Come for treats and a great chance to min-gle with fellow students right before
classes start.

The social hours will be outside of classroom, CdC 17 in the MLIS hallway.

All MLIS students are welcome each night.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013 &
Thursday, September 5, 2013
5-6pm, MLIS Hallway

Friday, September 6, 2013
4-5pm, MLIS Hallway