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Friday, December 27, 2013

Dean of Library Services, William Paterson University

Wayne, NJ

The William Paterson University of New Jersey invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Library Services.  This appointment will be effective July 1, 2014.  Reporting directly to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Dean serves as the chief administrative officer of the library, providing leadership to a distinguished library staff of 16 full-time professional librarians (tenured or tenure track), 4 part-time librarians and 17 full-time professional and support staff members.  The Dean holds the rank of professor in the library concurrently with the administrative title of Dean.  S/he is a member of the Council of Deans and with the Provost and his senior staff actively participates in and contributes to long-range and strategic planning activities for the Division of Academic Affairs.  The Dean provides oversight for the coordination of resources and services for 11,500 students and over 400 full-time faculty.  S/he works collaboratively with the leadership in Information Systems and Instruction and Research Technology to optimize support for learning within the library and on-line.  S/he represents the University to the community regionally, state-wide, and nationally, through professional and research library organizations.

For more information, see the full job posting.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services, Western Washington University

About the Position: The successful candidate for this position will have a clear vision of the changing landscape of library collections and scholarly communication, and will be committed to leadership in a collaborative and participatory environment. Western Libraries strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates.

About the Department: Libraries 
Position Responsibilities: The Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services has responsibility for leading and administering collection development and collection services, and overseeing scholarly communications at the Western Washington University Libraries.  In this highly visible position, the Director provides leadership for the selection and management of collections, including oversight for the resource access budget, cataloging, acquisitions, ILL, circulation, and scholarly communication.  The Director coordinates the development and promotion of sustainable models of scholarly communication as it evolves on campus and in the library profession and supervises the Scholarly Communications Librarian in charge of the Institutional Repository and open access publishing.  The Director works closely with library leadership, staff, and external stakeholders to develop other digital initiatives.  The Director reports to the Dean of Libraries and serves on the Dean’s Leadership Group. This is a full time, tenure track faculty position. Rank and salary to be determined by qualifications. 

For more information, see the full job posting.

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Western Washington University

About the Position: Western Washington University Libraries seeks an innovative, forward-looking librarian who will build and promote the Institutional Repository (IR), as well as further scholarly communication as a strategic priority for Western Libraries. Reporting to the Director of Scholarly Resources and Collection Services, this position is a 12-month, tenure track faculty appointment. The Scholarly Communications Librarian promotes the availability and capacity of the Institutional Repository (IR) to the university community, faculty, researchers, and students, and ensures compliance with relevant law and policy.  The ideal candidate will have a background or experience in scholarly communication and copyright issues. Western Libraries strives to further Western’s identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity, and encourages applications from diverse candidates. 
For more information, see the full job posting.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

2014 ALA BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award

Are you an aspiring business librarian or do you know someone who is?  Send us your nominations!

Applications for the 2014 Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel are being accepted until January 31, 2014.

The BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel award is a $1250 cash award given to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master's degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.  Applicants should have demonstrated interest in a career as a business librarian, and a potential to be a leader in the profession as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) coursework, internships, jobs, special projects, and publications.

More information and the nomination, go to the travel award page.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Information Management Internship

Renewing the Countryside seeks an intern to serve as an archivist to organize and catalogue stored online information.  Essential functions of the position include: cataloging of the information stored on various online databases, electronic and manual filing and document management with demonstrated concern for completeness and accuracy, and provide guidance and advice to staff for maintaining procedure for well-organized online information archives.
Candidates for the position must have strong analytical and organizational skills, proven aptitude with Microsoft Office, and ability to learn new software quickly, exercise judgment, and work individually.

This is an unpaid internship opportunity with flexible work hours (approximately 100 hour project) that we would like to be completed by early spring 2014. Work can be completed outside of regular office hours (days, evenings, and weekends), but must be able to report to supervisor in person or via phone once per week during office hours.

Renewing the Countryside is a small non-profit organization based in Minneapolis with a mission to strengthen rural areas by championing rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are renewing the countryside through sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects.

Interested applicants can e-mail a resume to Molly Turnquist: molly@rtcinfo.org by December 31st, 2013. For more information about Renewing the Countryside, please visit our website: www.renewingthecountryside.org

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Library of Congree Junior Fellows; Due: Friday, January 24, 2014.

Department:Legislative Branch
Agency:Library of Congress

Job Announcement Number:Summer Intern 2014
SALARY RANGE: $3,000.00 to $3,000.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, December 16, 2013 to Friday, January 24, 2014
SERIES & GRADE: GS-0099-01
POSITION INFORMATION: Open - Summer Intern
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 01
DUTY LOCATIONS: MANY vacancies - Washington DC, DC

WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants must be U. S. citizens who are currently enrolled in a degree-granting program of study at an accredited institution of higher learning at the undergraduate level (college, university, or tribal college), or graduate level, or have graduated since August 2013 from an undergraduate or graduate program. ONLY FIRST TIME INTERNS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PROGRAM

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust - Background Investigation
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

JOB SUMMARY:
About the Agency
The general focus of the Junior Fellows Program is on increasing access to the collections and an awareness of the Library's copyright, legal and special collections and digital initiatives. In the past, projects have been developed to make the collections better known and accessible to researchers including scholars, students, teachers, knowledge creators, and the general public. Interns help the Library expose unprocessed collections, participate in digital projects, provide additional services to Congress and the public, and make our collections more immediately accessible to scholars. Interns work under the direction of Library curators and specialists in various divisions. In the past, summer interns have identified hundreds of historical, literary, artistic, cinematic and musical gems representing rich cultural, creative, and intellectual resources. United States citizens currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate school are invited to apply for consideration as a Junior Fellow.

KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • All projects require basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs.
  • MUST be first time intern with the Junior Fellows Internship Program.
  • Program participants from previous years not eligible to reapply.

For information, view the job description on USA jobs.

History Research Librarian at Mississippi State University

Join Mississippi State University Libraries' (@msu_libraries) thriving library program as the newly-minted History Research Librarian and become part of a progressive, growing, patron-focused Research Services 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 description.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CALA free one year membership

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) is offering a free one year membership to new student members, thanks to a generous donation of $1,000.00 from Dr.Tze-chung Li, Professor and Dean Emeritus of Dominican University Graduate School of Library and Information Sciences and one of the founding members of CALA. The fund left in the current year will be carried over to the next year till all fund is utilized. 

Eligibility:
1.   Applicants must be enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution in North America; AND
2.  Applicants must be of Chinese nationality or of Chinese descent; AND
3.  Applicants must be new to CALA and not previously a member of CALA.
 
Application Requirements: 
1.   Each applicant must complete a CALA membership application http://cala-web.org/membership in full or be disqualified.

Please help spread the word! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the CALA Membership Committee members listed below.

Min Tong (co-chair), min.tong@ucf.edu
Fu Zhuo (co-chair), zhuof@umkc.edu
Lian Ruan, lruan@illinois.edu
Linda Wen,wxwen@ualr.edu
Jennifer Zhao,jennifer.zhao@mcgill.ca

Digital Experience Consultant, Colorado State Library

Job Description
The Colorado State Library, an office within the Colorado Department of Education, has an open position to lead the charge in technological areas related to our Experience Design, Drupal Front-End Website Development, Content Strategy, and more.

 The Digital Experience Consultant is part of the Networking and Resource Sharing team at the Colorado State Library. You would be responsible for crafting an integrated content strategy for our current and future web services. Your results will create important support for improving state-level services for library staff and anyone who uses a library.

 If you love and live for Drupal, enjoy planning web-based solutions, the nitty-gritty of web design, working with a smart, dedicated team and above all value leadership, innovation, and service to others, this could be for you. You’ll be able to use your expertise to shape current and future online services into something people want to use

Applicant materials must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2013.
For more information, see the full job posting.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Public Services Manager, Metropolitan State University

We invite you to apply for the position of Public Services Manager!

Metropolitan State University is seeking an enthusiastic and talented librarian to manage the day-to-day activities related to the circulation of library materials, provision of computer support to patrons, and access to library services provided in the Library and Learning Center. The successful candidate will supervise Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and the Information Commons desk staff, handling scheduling, training and evaluations. During peak business times/as needed, this position will assist with customer service at the two public services desks. Some evening and/or weekend work will be required. The Public Services Manager will also serve as library liaison to the University’s IT department. This is a full-time, permanent position.

A complete position description is available at http://www.metrostate.edu/applications/job_posting/pdf/1211.pdf Please note closing date.

Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference Travel Grant

Please forward to your IS students and encourage them to apply. This is a wonderful opportunity to attend the annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference in Austin, Texas!

We are pleased to announce that the Taylor & Francis Group is sponsoring travel grants for two students traveling to ER&L 2014 (March 16-19 in Austin, Texas). The travel grant includes conference registration, air travel costs, and housing totaling up to $1500 per winner. Applications are being accepted now and awards will be adjudicated by an ER&L volunteer committee.

Application Requirements: This grant is open to currently enrolled students wishing to attend ER&L 2014. Student applicants will be required to supply contact information as well as to answer a question related to how access to ER&L can assist the applicant in achieving professional and academic goals. Questions about this award should be directed to ER&L at eresources.info@gmail.com

Application Deadline: Applications are being accepted now on ER&L's website through Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Winning applicant names will be posted to the website no later than Wednesday, February 5, 2014.


Submitted by Angela Riggio on behalf of the 2014 ER&L Student Travel Grant Award Committee.

Director of Library Services, Bethany Lutheran College

Application Review Date: January 15
Closing Date: January 15
Start Date:  February 3
Job Description

Job type: Professional staff
Department / Division: Library Services
Position summary: Lead the library in a new age of redesigned library form and function, advancing innovations in the integration of technology, electronic resources, academic content, information literacy, physical space and the multiplicity of educational needs of faculty and students.
Compensation: commensurate with education and experience

For more information, see the full job description.

Electronic Access and User Experience Librarian, Assistant Professor

PRF# AA15042

Minnesota State University, Mankato's Memorial Library seeks an innovative, service-oriented, and flexible individual to serve as Electronic Access and User Experience Librarian. This librarian is responsible for enhancing the user experience with electronic resources offered by the library.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Two library positions, Brigham Young University

1) Freshman Programs Librarian
Available:  08/01/2014

2) Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections, Preservation, and Digital Initiatives
Available:  05/01/2014

Description/Environment
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 Freshman Programs 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.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Science Librarian, The College of William and Mary

This Science Librarian is a member of the Research Department and participates in the delivery of reference and instruction services at the Earl Gregg Swem Library. The Science Librarian will supervise and manage the Sciences branches (i.e. Physics and Chemistry), promote library services and resources, and cultivate partnerships that help us understand and respond to student and faculty informational needs.

The successful candidates will be actively engaged in professional development and have a strong desire to learn about issues and trends related to Science Librarianship, including data management, scholarly communication and open access. Swem Library seeks new or experienced librarians who are passionate about teaching, interested in emerging technology trends and committed to professional development. 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chinese American Librarians Association Scholarships

  • The CALA Scholarship of Library and Information Science: This scholarship awards $1000 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.
  • The Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship: This scholarship awards $500 to a full-time student at an ALA-accredited library school.
These scholarships are designed to encourage professional and leadership development in Chinese American librarianship. They are open to full-time students of Chinese heritage who are currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's or doctoral program of library and information science at an institution of higher education in North America. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time the scholarship is awarded. Applicants may apply for any or all of the scholarships listed above.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Invitation for Lake Superior Libraries Symposium Proposals

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite breakout session and poster presentation proposals for our third annual conference to be held on June 6, 2014 at the University of Minnesota Duluth. “Bridges,” the 2014 theme, reflects more than a move across the water to a new location--it highlights the creative approaches and partnerships happening in and among libraries. Suggestions for presentation topics include: Building Bridges: How have you provided library services by partnering with someone outside of your department, institution, or community? Tell us about the connections you’ve made, how you made them, and the resulting impact of those connections. Burning Bridges: What sacred cows did you slay to make improvements at your library? What have you stopped doing in order to better serve your patrons’ needs? Bridged: This term is used by Twin Ports residents and visitors who know the frustrations of being stuck behind the raised lift bridge, but we’re all familiar with feeling stuck in our profession, department, or organization. What innovative tools or methods have you used to cross-over to success?

St. Kate's APA Workshop for Graduate Students


Registration is now open for “APA: A la carte,” an intensive APA workshop for Graduate students. Presented by St. Kate’s librarians, the intensive workshop will cover writing and citing sources in APA style, strategies to avoid plagiarism, and RefWorks.

Note:   This is not an introductory APA workshop; a basic familiarity with APA guidelines is assumed.

When:     Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – Noon

Where:   St. Paul Campus Library, Coeur de Catherine

Who:      Any student currently enrolled in a St. Kate’s graduate program is invited to attend.

A link to the Workshop Registration Form is available at: http://libguides.stkate.edu/apaworkshop

Registration is required. Participation is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Questions? Please contact Sue Gray sagray@stkate.edu or Kathi Rickert kdrickert@stkate.edu

Updated Library Positions at the University of Minnesota

Here are two library positions at the University of Minnesota:
Click on the positions above for more information.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Register for the 2014 Library Technology Conference

Online registration for the 2014 Library Technology Conference opens on the afternoon of December 12, 2013.

The seventh annual Library Technology Conference will be held March 19 – 20, 2014, on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
  •  Full Two-Day Conference Registration –$140.00; Includes all sessions and materials as well as breaks and lunch for the full two-day conference.
  •  Single Day Registration — $80.00; Includes sessions, conference materials as well as breaks and lunch for the day selected.
Learn more about the 2014 Library Technology Conference.

MLIS J-term 2014 Courses

Check out these J-term 2014 topics courses!  There is still time to register.

LIS 7961 G01: Topics: Advanced Web Design with Nick Steffel

Course Description:  This course examines the emerging standards of HTML 5 and CSS 3 and the new web development functionalities, techniques and challenges that they present. Students will also gain a basic understanding of JavaScript and examine new application programming interfaces (APIs) for including features such as geolocation, shape and image rendering and filesystem interaction within a website. These different technologies will be incorporated into a final website project where students take a traditional website, identify areas for enhancement or improvement, and develop an improved version.  Prerequisites: LIS 7530.

LIS 7961 G02: Topics: e-Book Technology with LeAnn Suchy

Course Description: This course presents a brief introduction to ebooks and ereader technology in libraries. Students will learn the current issues surrounding ebooks and ereaders and will study library policies, staff training, patron lending, and the future of ebooks and ereaders in libraries. Included will also be guest speakers from school, public, and academic libraries. No prerequisites.

NOTE: LIS 7961 G03: Topics: Whole Person Librarianship with Sara Zettervall and Mary Nienow has been cancelled due to low enrollment.  It is a possible summer 2014 offering.
e-Book Technologies

Advanced Web Design

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ALA Student to Staff Program from St. Kate's

Congratulations to Amelia Snetting! Amelia was selected to represent St. Catherine University in the ALA Student to Staff Program at the 2104 ALA Annual conference in Las Vegas, NV.

Each year 40 library students are chosen to assist ALA staff during ALA Annual Conference. In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 16 hours), these students receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses. During free time, they may attend programs and participate in other conference activities. For more information on this program, view the Student to Staff Program on the ALA website.

Petition for making Gmail accessible to everyone.

Catherine Bloomquist has started a petition to make Gmail accessible to everyone. Read her letter to Larry Page, CEO of Google and add your name if you are interested in supporting this.

"Google, please make Gmail accessible to everyone by changing your verification requirements for accounts set up within libraries and computer training programs." Read the entire letter.

Register for Hubb's Children's Literature Conference

Registration for the 22nd Annual Hubbs Children's Literature Conference is now open. The conference is on Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 9-3:00pm at the University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis Campus). See announcement.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Instructional Technology Librarian, UW -La Crosse

Murphy Library at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse is seeking a creative and technology-savvy librarian to provide leadership in shaping an e-learning information literacy program. The successful candidate will be passionate about student learning. Responsibilities include developing e-learning content, evaluating tools that deliver instructional content, and playing a major role in conducting information literacy instruction sessions. This position will participate in reference services and collection development in assigned subjects and will participate in collegial governance, and campus and professional activities.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, Maryland

The Nimitz Library in the United States Naval Academy is accepting applications for two positions:

Friday, December 6, 2013

Two Library Services Coordinator Positions at Saint Mary's University

Description of Positions
Join a dynamic, innovative, and friendly team at Saint Mary's University of MN! Twin Cities Library is a small academic library that is dedicated to user-driven services and continuous improvement. The library serves ~4,500 diverse adult learners enrolled in programs ranging from Associate's to Doctoral degrees. 

Twin Cities Library currently has two Library Services Coordinator positions open.
Position #1:
The .5 FTE Library Services Coordinator provides reference, circulation, and technical services to all areas of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs administered from Twin Cities Library. This position is .5 FTE, 20 hours per week. Hours will be tentatively scheduled for Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Position #2:
The .3 FTE Library Services Coordinator provides reference and circulation services to all areas of the Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs administered from Twin Cities Library. This position is .3 FTE, 12 hours per week. Hours will be tentatively scheduled for Monday through Thursday, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Children's Services Coordinator, Tulsa City County Library, Oklahoma

Location: Central Library.
Salary: $3,573.00 . per month
Status: Full time: 40 hours/week.
Available: Monday, November 18, 2013.
Schedule Notes: Irregular; may include evenings and weekends based on programming needs.

Job Summary:
This position calls for a strong, child-centric coordinator who can continue to develop and expand the library’s efforts to engage, educate and entertain the children and parents of Tulsa County. Strong organizational skills are required to manage system-wide children’s services from the Youth Services Department; to administer grants and trust initiatives related to children’s services; to serve as spokesperson in the community regarding children’s issues, programs and events; and to provide leadership and development opportunities for TCCL’s children’s associates and librarians.

For more information, see the full job posting.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The UC San Diego Library Academic Librarian Positions

The UC San Diego Library has the following open positions.
  • Metadata Librarians (Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian)
  • Instruction Coordinator, Learning Services (Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian)
  • Instructional Design/Technology Librarian (Temporary 2-year position)
  • Director, Reference & Research Advisory Services
  • Project Archivist (Temporary 2-year position)
For full descriptions, see the Academic Librarian Positions page.

The UC San Diego Library, one of the nation's top public academic libraries, plays a critical role in advancing and supporting the university's research, teaching, patient care, and public service missions. The Library provides the foundation of knowledge needed to advance cutting-edge discoveries in a wide range of disciplines--from healthcare and science to public policy and the arts. The Library provides access to more than 7 million items, including digital and print volumes, journals, and multimedia materials to meet the knowledge demands of scholars, students, and members of the public.

The UC San Diego Library is widely recognized as an innovative leader in the development, management, and delivery of digital resources to support the university's world-class research and instruction. The Library plays a leadership role in HathiTrust, an international partnership of academic and research libraries committed to long-term digital preservation. The Library is also a partner in the university’s Research Cyberinfrastucture Initiative (RCI), which offers researchers the computing, network, and human infrastructure needed to create, manage, and share data.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Reference Librarians, University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for two full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty positions as assistant professors/librarians in the Reference Services Department of Cook Library in the University Libraries to begin in April 2014.

(1)   Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Education and Psychology 
(2)   Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Health Sciences

Reference librarians are members of a team responsible for providing general and specialized reference, instruction and collection development services and report to the head of Reference Services.

Minnesota State Academies Library Technical Support Internship

Project: The MN State Academies is creating a new integrated library automation system for an existing library collection formerly overseen by the MN Department of Education. The MN Academies Resource Library is a collection of materials for the education and betterment of blind, deaf, and deaf-blind individuals. The MN Academies Resource Library will be uploading and creating the cataloging records for a large repository of items into a new Follett Destiny library automation system. 

MN State Academies is seeking dedicated individual to fill an internship position: 
Qualified candidate must be able to:
• Upload and edit records following established regional and national standards
• Possess strong keyboarding skills and experience with computer technology
• Ability to prioritize and shift between multiple projects
• Library experience a plus but not required

This is a part-time, unpaid, temporary position. Flexible scheduling available. Please submit cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references to Kristin Hegberg at kristin.hegberg@msad.state.mn.us 

Application extended deadline is January 7, 2014.

Inquiries can be made by emailing kristin.hegberg@msad.state.mn.us or calling Kristin at (507)384-6650

Tenure Track Faculty Position, Montana State University

Search Number: 14-195 
Start Date: April 1st, 2014 (negotiable) 
Appointment  Full-time: (1.0 FTE); tenure track; 12-month appointment 
Salary: $60,000 annually

Overview:
The MSU Library is merging its Reference and Access Services Teams into a new broad public services unit which will be called Learning and Research Services (LRS). LRS will be responsible for leading the Library’s public service initiatives, including instruction and workshops, research assistance, public programming, reserves, and circulation/stacks maintenance. Additionally, LRS will be responsible for the Library Commons, which is a technology-rich teaching and learning environment. This position will lead a group of approximately eight tenure-track and non-tenure track faculty subject/functional-specialist librarians, 10 classified staff, and 17 part-time student employees. While the formation of LRS has already begun, the team structure will be fairly fluid for the near future as the team members devise effective methods of working together. The Head will be expected to take the lead in shaping the details of LRS’ emerging structure. As a member of the Library faculty, the LRS Head is expected to meet the University’s research and service requirements for promotion and tenure.

For more information, see the full job description.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Digital Public Library of America Community Reps

The DPLA wants you! We are looking for volunteers to help us spread the word in local communities. If you are enthusiastic about open access, digital collections, and the potential of a national digital library, get involved in outreach for the DPLA by volunteering as a DPLA Community Rep.

DPLA Community Reps will:
  • Organize activities that promote the DPLA as a service, tool, or platform using DPLA materials;
  • Share outputs (blog posts, group notes, Storify stories, images, video, etc.);
  • Check in with DPLA staff about progress and share experiences via the DPLA Reps listserv;
  • Be willing to participate in speaking or event opportunities; and
  • Represent the DPLA formally as an acknowledged Rep on our website and informally through various networks.

For more information, see the DPLA Community Reps page: http://dp.la/info/get-involved/reps/

NASIG 2014 grants, awards, and scholarships

The North American Serials Interest Group (NASIG) is pleased to announce the application cycle for its 2014 grants, awards, and scholarships is now open!  These will be awarded at the 2014 Annual Conference being held in Fort Worth, Texas, May 1-4, 2014. The application deadline for all, but the John Merriman Joint NASIG/UKSG award, is January 27, 2014.

Established in 1985, NASIG is an international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications.

For more information, go to the NASIG website.

Monday, December 2, 2013

MLIS STUDENT PRESENTATIONS: Dec. 9

Monday, December 9, 2013
Room 020, CdC
Light Refreshments 6:30 p.m.
Presentations begin 7 p.m.
Capstone Projects:
  • Analyzing the Integrated Electronic and Print Reference Collection Minneapolis Community and Technical College
  • Developing Communications Strategies and Tools State Library Services
  • Evidence-Based Practice Interprofessional Research Support Project Henrietta Schmoll School of Health and Allina Health
Directed Study:
  • Analyzing Barriers to Digital Literacy among Unemployed Adults: A Service-Learning Partnership

Internships at the Hennepin County Library

Apply by December 10 for the following winter 2014 internships:

Outreach Services Internship - Ridgedale Library
Preservation Internship - Minneapolis Central Library
Youth Programming Internship - St. Louis Park Library

For individual descriptions, go to the Hennepin County Library internship page.

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.