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Saturday, November 30, 2013


AVAILABLE POSITION: Adult Services Librarian
PAY RATE: $21.32/hour
HOURS PER WEEK: 28 hours per week. Retirement benefits. Non-Exempt; At-Will position. Includes night and weekend hours
Reports to: Teen Services/Lead Librarian
Department: Public Services

Twenty-eight (28) hour per week vacancy for an energetic, team-oriented Adult Services
Librarian with a strong public service commitment. The Adult Services Librarian develops
creative programming; provides proactive reference and technology instruction for all ages;
represents the library in the community and works as a liaison with various businesses,
organizations and city departments.

For more information, see the position description.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Communications Specialist, Minitex

Department: Minitex
(8445) Communications Specialist
Full Time: 100% Continuing
Number of Opening: 1
Requisition Number: 188289
Date Job Posted: 11/20/2013
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 11/27/2013
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Midway Contemporary Art Library Internship

Library Internship Position
Midway Contemporary Art Library
Application deadline: December 15, 2013

The Midway Contemporary Art Library serves to document, present, and preserve the recent history of contemporary visual art in a public context. Founded in 2007, its objectives are to research, collate, and catalog published material in an effort to provide the most comprehensive and accessible resource for research into contemporary art in the region. While exhibition catalogs and monographs form the core of the library’s collection, the library also contains reference material, a selection of artist books, DVD’s, and an extensive selection of periodicals and journals. We are currently subscribed to a number of monthly and quarterly publications. A non-circulating collection, the library is organized for causal browsing either by artists’ last names, or Library of Congress call numbers. We also maintain a comprehensive online catalog searchable from anywhere.

The library is currently seeking an intern for a semester-long, one day a week (approx. 6hrs.) position beginning in January 2014. Students looking to gain career experience are encouraged to apply.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

St. Cloud State University Opportunities

St. Cloud State University is seeking to build a pool of applicants upon which to draw candidates for part-time, temporary, adjunct Librarians and Instructional Technologists. Appointment dates may occur at various times from Spring 2014 through Spring 2016 based on unit needs. Positions that may be available include Reference Librarian, Cataloging Librarian, Collections/E-Resources Librarian, Archives/Digital Projects Librarian, and Instructional Technologist.

Position details and application directions are located here: (see Adjunct Instructors – Learning Resources Services).

Friday, November 22, 2013

St. Catherine University Library: Reference Graduate Assistantship

Want hands-on experience in an academic library? We have the job for you! 

Check out the full posting here on the St. Catherine University Library website:

Are you:
  • Currently enrolled as a graduate student in the MLIS program at St. Catherine University?
  • Done with four of the Core Courses: 7010, 7030, 7040, and 7050, plus one additional course?
  • Able to commit to one full semester (10 hours/week)?
  • Willing to abide by departmental policies and the student employment policies established in St. Kate's Student Employment Handbook?
Desired qualifications for the Reference Assistant Position
  • Interest in academic librarianship
  • Flexible schedule and availability
  • Technical, computer skills/troubleshooting
  • Enthusiasism, a willingness to learn, good listening and communication skills
  • A commitment to public service and the teaching mission of the Libraries.
Preferred qualifications
  • Completion of additional LIS courses, especially those that provide background and knowledge useful to the position (reference, instruction, etc.)
  • Experience (and comfort) in teaching, training, and/or public speaking
  • Experience in customer service

Application Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013
Start date: Monday, February 3, 2014 (for a duration of 1 semester)

Submit application to:

Kathi Rickert, Librarian or 651.690.8738

Ad Hoc Research Work

Verilux, “The Healthy Lighting Company,” has occasional project work available for researchers.  A typical project might be compiling an e-mail list to include one of the primary editors at the key media outlets (TV, radio, print and online) in several major cities in the U.S. and Canada. 
We have no specific project at present; however, we would like to accept applications and conduct phone interviews now – in view of having someone at the ready when a project presents itself.

This work could be done from home – days, nights, and/or weekends – to accommodate the researcher’s schedule.

Required qualifications:  We’re looking for someone who enjoys this type of work and can demonstrate through work samples and/or references that s/he is good at it.

Compensation:  $15.00/hr.

Anticipated hours required to complete a project:  We’d generally pay the researcher for two hours’ work to assess the magnitude of the project and advise us as to the time s/he estimates it would take to complete.  At that time, we’d proceed as planned, modify the scope as required or abandon the project. 

Please e-mail or mail an expression of interest and any documentation you feel appropriate to:
Michael Gottsacker
Verilux, Inc.
1259 Willow Lake Blvd.
St. Paul, MN  55110

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Minnesota Literacy Council internships

The Minnesota Literacy Council is currently taking applications for interns who would like to edit and publish a book called Journeys.  It’s an anthology of poems, stories and visual art by adult learners throughout Minnesota.

There are two types of internships available, one for Assistant Editor and the other for a Managing Editor.

For more possibilities at the Minnesota Literacy Council, see their Employment and Internships page.

ALA's Student-to-Staff program

Applications for ALA's Student-to-Staff program are due on Monday the 25th (see below for details)! In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 20 hours), students in the program receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses (students are responsible for transportation to/from the conference) to attend the ALA Annual Conference.

January and Spring 2014 registration

Advising Week is November 11-15, 2013. All MLIS students are encouraged to connect with their faculty advisor before registration. Students who are in their first semester and half way through their programs (at 15-21 credits) are especially encourage to do so.

  •  November 18 for students who have earned 23 or more credits.
  •  November 19 for students who have earned 10-22 credits.
  •  November 20 for students who have earned 0-9 credits.
For the class schedules, see the MLIS website in Kateway. Go to MLIS then select Courses. Check all course prerequsites and holds before registering. Syllabi will be posted two weeks before the beginning of the term. 

*Deadline for intent to graduate in May 2014 is November 30. See graduation checklist on the internal MLIS website in Kateway.

MLIS calendars updated for Spring 2014

The MLIS 2013-14 class calendar and academic calendar have updated Spring 2014 dates. Both are available on the MLIS website inside Kateway. From the MLIS drop down menu, select Calendars and Schedules.

On this page, you will also find the January and Spring 2014 schedule.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Planning to attend the 2014 BOBCATSSS?

If you would like to connect with other students who are also going to the BOBCATSSS conference during January 29-31, 2014, contact Martha Vest at The conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain.

MPRC Cataloging Internship

Position Title:   Cataloging Intern
Location:   Minnesota Prevention Resource Center – North Branch, MN
Hours:    40 hours/month (minimum); Flexible hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
Time Period:   Beginning in either January or February 2014
Duration of Employment: Temporary (3-4 months)
Compensation:   Monthly stipend ($500/month)
Application Deadline:  Friday, December 13, 2013

Job Description:  The Minnesota Prevention Resource Center (MPRC) is seeking an intern to assist with copy and original cataloging, the organization of library materials, and collection development and management. The intern will work under the supervision of the Prevention Research Specialist.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

at Darien Library, CT

An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new children’s librarian. We welcome your interest in the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship.

Harold W. McGraw, Jr. was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child's library experiences play at the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children's Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who:
  • demonstrates exemplary scholarship
  • possesses a passion for working with children and for the development of literacy
  • shows significant leadership promise
  • has strong personal qualities
  • demonstrates a penchant for technology
For more information and how to apply, see the full fellowship description.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Spatial Data Analyst/Curator, University of Minnesota

Job No. UL304
Req. No.  188116
Job Title: Spatial Data Analyst/Curator (UL304)
Dept. Name:  Library Research & Learning/Soc Sci Prfnl Prgms
Position Available:  Immediately
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Search Committee: Ryan Mattke (Chair),  Lisa Johnston, Len Kne, Marilyn McClaskey (Search Process Consultant)

Friday, November 15, 2013

Licensed Media Specialist, Ubah Medical Academy

What:                           Licensed Media Specialist
When:                          Immediately
Where:                         Ubah Medical Academy

Ubah Medical Academy is a 9-12 charter school founded by educational leaders in the East African community that ultimately seeks to prepare students for successful and productive lives as United States citizens while allowing them to retain their unique cultural heritage.

We are currently seeking a licensed Media Specialist. New or Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Master's degree in Library Science required. One (1) year teaching experience preferred.

Undergraduate Research & Instruction Librarian

Millersville, Pennsylvania
Undergraduate Research & Instruction Librarian

Millersville University of Pennsylvania invites an enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative team member to apply for a full-time, tenure-track, nine-month faculty position to begin August 2014. The new Undergraduate Research & Instruction Librarian will support undergraduate student research, success, and retention at Millersville through collaboration with campus partners, programs, and communities of practice and by providing information literacy instruction to general education courses. The Francine G. McNairy Library and Learning Forum recently underwent a $25 million dollar renovation and now features a digital media studio, writing center annex, flexible library classrooms, faculty collaboratory, and café.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Virtual Learning & Outreach Librarian, Florida International University

The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University is looking for an energetic and service-oriented Virtual Learning and Outreach Librarian.  This position will be primarily responsible for continuing to build and develop services for the libraries’ growing virtual instruction and reference services programs.

For more information, see the full job description.

Digital Technologies Development Librarian, Florida International University

The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Digital Technologies Development Librarian.  This is a new position charged with providing technical leadership for the development, design, configuration, and timely maintenance of the Libraries’ website with a focus on Public Services. This individual will also be responsible for updating digital signage information and other Public Services web-based projects as assigned.

For more information, see the full job description.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

History Day Hullabaloo is coming soon!

History Day is an academic challenge to high school students in Minnesota to promote the study of history by engaging students and teachers in the excitement of historical and creative presentation.
History Day library events are held at Minneapolis Central Library from 11am-3pm on Saturdays:

Dec 7, 2013
Jan 25, 2014
Feb 15, 2014

Hullabaloo Volunteers ensure participating teens receive excellent service at the Minneapolis Central Library.  You can volunteer for 2-4 hour shifts.  Arrival time for the first shift is 10:30 am.
Duties include:
  • Help students (individually or groups) locate materials online and in the library.
  • Work with librarians to answer/access materials and information
  • Follow up with students working on their projects throughout the library, reminding them of additional library and Hullabaloo resources to assist them.


This position will focus on the metadata input and quality control for a Media Asset Management system.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Ingest and process media for input into a media asset management system.
  • Input and clean metadata and maintain data entry standards to ensure a stable, consistent and secure database environment.
  • Assist clients with exporting and transferring media from the MAM system.

College degree in Library Science/Information Science, Computer Science or Information Technology is preferred but not required. Must be extremely organized and detail oriented and have the knowledge and ability to perform database administration. Knowledge of media formats, cataloging standards and digital achieve standards is desired. Knowledge of CatDV and PresSTORE software preferred. Customer service experience a plus. The position will be PT and hours can be somewhat flexible.

To apply, please send a resume to and note Digital Media Cataloger in the subject line of your email. No phone calls or drop-ins please.

Monday, November 11, 2013

MCTC Adjunct Opportunity

The Information Studies department of Minneapolis Community & Technical College is seeking an adjunct instructor to join our team of exceptional instructional Librarians to teach 3 sections of the 2-credit course, INFS 1000 Information Literacy & Research Skills, during Spring semester 2014 (Jan 13 - May 15). The courses are taught using a common curriculum which would be provided to the instructor, and meet in person one time per week during the following times:

Monday, 8:15-11am
Monday, 12:45-3:30pm
Saturday, 9:45am-12:30pm

Required Qualifications: Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or near completion of such degree (24 or more graduate level credits).

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience, interest in information literacy instruction, proficiency using Desire2Learn course management system, ability to teach all 3 sections.

Inquiries or applications (a resume and letter of interest) may be directed to the INFS Department Coordinator, by no later than 8am on Monday, November 18th. 

Monday, November 4, 2013

Join us for the Unconference! Nov. 18

Monday, November 18, 2013
5-9pm, Dinner at 5pm
Saint Catherine University
Rauenhorst Ballroom

For Library and Information Science Professionals
This is an opportunity for experienced and new professionals to share and learn together! An UnConference is an informal, unplanned, discussion based event where the participants create the agenda.

Professionals, Alumnae, and Faculty:
  • Learn about new work in the LIS profession
  • Dive deeper into conversations concerning community
  • Registration deadline has been extended to November 14, here:
  • Learn about the current state of the profession
  • Discuss projects that add to the conversation
  • Registration deadline has been extended to November 14, on-campus at the Info Desk
Brought to you by the Saint Catherine University student chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild

Friends of the Libraries Fall Gala

Monday, November 4, 2013
St. Catherine University St. Paul Campus
CdC 123, Library

6-6:30 p.m.
  • Social Hour and Hors d'oeuvres
6:30-7:30 p.m. 
  • “Opening Doors: Physically and Metaphorically Presentation
  • Meet n’ Greet with Library Director, Randall Schroeder, & MLIS Program Director, Deb Grealy

Questions? Comments? Please contact Lindsey Merritt or (651) 690-6649

The Friends of the Libraries at St. Catherine University are excited for you to join us for “Opening Doors: Physically and Metaphorically”!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Booked for the Evening; Free for SCU students with a valid ID

Since 2002, alumnae, educators, librarians, parents, and book lovers have been attending Booked for the Evening for a comprehensive overview of the year’s best books for children through young adults.  Alumnae from the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program lead the event.

Panelists for the evening included:
Gail Nordstrom '81, MLIS '94
Sara Swenson, MLIS '94
Carla Petersen Larsen, MLIS '02
Lisa Howes, MLIS '02

12th Annual Booked for the Evening
Monday, November 11, 2013, 6 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
Cost: $18; Free for St. Catherine University students with a valid ID

See the Booked for the Evening page on the Alumnae Relations site.