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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Digital Services Coordinator at University of Minnesota, Morris

Rodney A. Briggs Library at the University of Minnesota, Morris invites an enthusiastic, creative and service oriented librarian to join our team. Recent graduates interested in working in a mentoring and collaborative environment are encouraged to apply. Integral to this position are a familiarity with and enthusiasm for the integration of emerging technologies into library services. The successful candidate will have knowledge of library automation systems, relevant hardware and software applications as well as a background in the management of digital environments. Responsibilities include: administering and maintaining the ILS as well as other library systems, managing the library’s hardware and software applications, and providing leadership for the library’s digital environment. This librarian also participates in research support, instruction, collection development, liaison and outreach activities and is involved in shared library decision-making. Some evening and weekend work is required.

The college values diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research and/or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to: and find requisition 189144; complete an online application and attach a resume or curriculum vitae and the names of three references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications; college transcripts will be required before an on-campus interview. An offer of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. For more information, go to

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

2014 Joe Ann Clifton Student Award submissions

-- IT Division
Submissions are now being accepted for the 2014 Joe Ann Clifton Student Award from the IT Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA). This award is intended to promote participation in the SLA Annual Conference by an exceptional library science student. The recipient of this award will receive:
  • Student membership in SLA for one (1) year.
  • Reimbursement for expenses to attend the SLA Annual Conference, not to exceed $1,500 and limited to the following:
    • Economy class round-trip airfare to the Annual Conference (June 8-10, Vancouver)
    • Student registration for the Annual Conference.
    • Lodging during the conference.
    • Transportation during the conference.
The winner will be recognized at IT events during the Annual Conference and also at the Annual Business Meeting of the IT Division, held via web meeting after the conference where the winner will present the paper. The winning paper will also be published in b/ITe, the official Division newsletter.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Spring 2014 Syllabi in D2L

You may now find your Spring 2014 course syllabus in Desire2Learn (D2L). To access the D2L course management system, log into Kateway and select the D2L button on the top right.

SPPL Library Literacy Coordinator

Working title:            Library Literacy Coordinator
Official Class:            Education Specialist

Opening Date:            Immediately
Closing Date:             January 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Salary Range:            $1364.94 to $1926.18 bi-weekly plus benefits (grant-funded)
Job Type:                   Full time provisional
Department:               Libraries
Employee Group:      Professional Employees Association
Class Code:                301B

Detailed Job posting can be found here.

General Duty Statement:

The Saint Paul Public Library seeks a fulltime coordinator for a Library Literacy Initiative.  The Library Literacy Initiative, a joint project of the Library and the Minnesota Literacy Council, is grant-funded through September 30, 2014.

The Library Literacy Initiative will improve basic digital literacy among certain adult populations by strengthening collaborations between libraries and literacy organizations.  The project will target adults in Greater Minnesota experiencing barriers of homelessness, poverty, unemployment and/or underemployment, and low literacy.

Specifically, the project will increase access and use of basic digital literacy resources among adults with barriers to employment and education by dedicating a person to assist five pairs of public libraries and Adult Basic Education (ABE) providers to collaborate and use the Northstar Digital Literacy Project. 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Librarian/Adult Services Coordinator Opening

The Willmar Public Library seeks a full-time Librarian/Adult Services Coordinator.  A salary range of $16.04 to $16.65 per hour will be offered plus benefits. Hours will include some evenings and weekends.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science and a minimum of two years of directly related work experience in a public or other type of library, or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience necessary to perform the essential duties of the work, is required.  

Preference may be given to candidates possessing a Master’s Degree and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Additional qualifications include the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, skills in customer service and public relations, knowledge of technological trends and tools (including eBooks), and experience in program planning and staff supervision.

To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and application form to Ryan McCormick at the Willmar Public Library, 410 5th Street SW, Willmar, MN 56201 or by email to  by February 6, 2014. Application forms and complete job descriptions are available at the library or online at For additional information call the library at 320-235-3162.

Note: Appointments for all Pioneerland Library System positions require the approval of the Pioneerland Library Board and completion of a successful background check.
The Pioneerland Library System is an equal opportunity employer.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Opportunity at the UC Riverside Libraries

The University of California, Riverside seeks a dynamic, experienced, forward-thinking and innovative librarian to serve as Coordinator of Medical Library Programs, to partner and take a leadership role with the faculty of the recently-opened UCR School of Medicine in the important and exciting responsibility to develop and provide library teaching, learning and research services for the new School.

The full job description, responsibilities and qualifications can be viewed at

Friday, January 17, 2014


The Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce a scholarship of $1000 to a student enrolled or accepted in a graduate school of library and information science.

Prospective candidates should have a knowledge of and interest in Jewish Studies, and demonstrate the potential, ability, and intention of pursuing a career in Judaica Librarianship.


The application is available on the AJL website at

Participate in 23 Mobile Things

23 Mobile Things is a self-paced learning program that will identify 23 types of apps for you to discover.

This program is open to all staff in any Minnesota library – public, academic, school, or special – as well as members of their Governing Boards, their Friends groups, or Advisory Groups. Experienced users as well as novices and everyone in between are invited to join. This is self-paced and self-directed.

For more information, go to the 23 Mobile Things website.

Registration opens Janaury 15, 2014

Thursday, January 16, 2014

University of Minnesota Libraries Internship Opportunity

Apply by January 21, 2014
Department: Data Management and Access
Archives and Special Collections Metadata Unit
Start date: February 3, 2014
Hours: 10-­‐15 per week (internship or practicum)

  • Introduction to original cataloging in RDA utilizing OCLC Connexion
  • Gain hands-­‐on experience with the full cataloging workflow
  • Understanding of how special collections cataloging differs from standard cataloging
  • Tasks to be completed:
  • Learning the copy cataloging process, utilizing the Alma metadata editor
  • Learning and performing the guidelines for cataloging Children’s Literature Research Collection (CLRC) materials, including local editing and enhancing of records. doing authority checking where needed, creating holdings and item records, and generating acid free barcode slips
  • Introduction to special collections and archives processing methods
  • Original cataloging in RDA utilizing OCLC Connexion
  • Shadowing or discussion with ASCM unit manager regarding cataloging management issues
  • Shadowing or discussion with CLRC curator to further understanding of curatorial role and duties
  • Qualifications:
  • Required:
  • Completion of, or currently enrolled in, a MLIS-­‐level cataloging, metadata, or organization of information course
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Interest in a career in cataloging, metadata, or technical services Preferred:
  • Interest or coursework in Special collections; reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages

Application Instructions:
Email a Word or PDF of a resume and cover letter explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Please include any foreign language knowledge. You may also mail a copy to Christine DeZelar-­‐Tiedman, 160 Wilson Library, 309 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455. Deadline: January 21, 2014

Coming Soon: New St. Kate's Library Website

Beginning in February 2014, you will see an updated St. Catherine University Library Website.

The new site will be:
  • More user-friendly
  • Compatible with mobile devices
  • New and improved
The Library's website will still provide the same services including:
  • Access to over 100 databases for research
  • Catalog search for books, periodicals, videos, and more
  • Help guides on dozens of topics
  • Contact information for Academic Media Services, Archives, and librarians
  • News and events
The launch for the new site may result in some brief service outages. Please be patient as we work to better serve you.

Questions? Please stop by or call the Reference Desk, | 651.690.6652

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Independent Contractor, CRPLSA

The Council of Regional Public Library System Administrators (CRPLSA) seeks an Independent Contractor to manage the newly created One Book project across the state beginning in 2014.

Project Summary

The Minnesota One Book program highlights the importance of reading and sharing books with children, especially toddlers through early elementary school age by focusing on a single book for a one year period.  It also recognizes the vital role of libraries which provide access to quality books, programs and services to children and families that lay the foundation for reading and school success.  An advisory committee of youth services librarians and regional public library directors will assist with the establishment of the program in conjunction with the Project Manager.  Funding for the program is provided in part through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund (Legacy Amendment).

Monday, January 13, 2014

Facebook Library Job Search Group

Consider joining "Consider joining "Library Job Search Group" on Facebook. This is a group of librarians and MLIS students who share job postings from list serves, job boards, and other sources for positions in MN and WI (mostly). Anyone can request to be added." on Facebook. This is a group of librarians and MLIS students who share job postings from list serves, job boards, and other sources for positions in MN and WI (mostly). Anyone can request to be added.

Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program, National Baseball Hall of Fame

The January 31st deadline to apply for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum is quickly approaching. Please make your students aware of this unique and valuable internship opportunity.

The Steele Internship Program offers college students an opportunity to work alongside Museum and Library staff to gain hands-on professional training. Internships are available in the Curatorial, Development, Education, Library, Public Relations, Sales and Licensing, and Special Events departments. Interns will also have the opportunity to participate in professional seminars and to complete short-term projects.

All internships are ten weeks in length from June 2 through August 8, 2014. Interns receive a bi-weekly stipend over the course of the 10-week internship. Housing is not provided; however a local college in Oneonta, NY, offers affordable dorm housing to interns.

The Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program welcomes applicants for the Ozzie Smith Diversity Scholarship. Students of ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds pursuing a four year bachelor's or master's degree are eligible for this scholarship. Complete scholarships are awarded following acceptance into Frank & Peggy Steele Internship Program. Interested candidates should attach a one-page statement of interest with your cover letter and resume.

To be eligible, students must have completed their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in May 2014.

Applications, as well as additional information can be found at our website:

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Instruction and Reference Liaison Librarian

The Consortium Library at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) is recruiting for an Instruction and Reference Liaison Librarian for Business, Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration and Government Information. This librarian should have a strong commitment to information literacy instruction, user education services, and assessment. Reporting to the Head of the Instruction and Research Services Department, this librarian should be highly productive, innovative, and technologically adept, as well as committed to the goals of the Library’s instruction program, including embedding information literacy across the university’s curriculum, developing online learning objects, and integrating new technologies and e-pedagogy.

This faculty librarian will provide instruction, reference, collection development, and outreach activities to UAA’s College of Business and Public Policy (CBPP), along with business-related overlap in several other UAA colleges (e.g., the Community and Technical College) and to the business programs at Alaska Pacific University (APU), which neighbors UAA. Outreach to campus clientele in the assigned liaison areas is a significant component of this position.

Applications will be reviewed beginning January 27, 2014.  Minimum Salary $65,000.

For more information and to apply:

Friday, January 10, 2014

Public Services Librarian, Minnesota State Law Library

Closing Date/Time: Tue. 01/21/14 5:00 PM Central Time 
Salary: $19.02 - $29.51 Hourly
 $39,713.76 - $61,616.88 Annually
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Minnesota Judicial Center - St. Paul, Minnesota 

The Minnesota State Law Library is pleased to announce an opening for a Public Services Librarian. This is a permanent part-time position working 20 hours a week performing professional library work. Work involves responsibility for performing a wide range of professional library tasks and may involve providing work direction to paraprofessional, interns or clerical employees. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of a Library Division Supervisor.

Examples of Duties:
  • Provide reference desk service at least two 4 hour shifts per week.
  • Coordinate and prepare for review Minnesota Justice Series volumes.
  • Oversee and coordinate the library's overdue book functions.
  • Provide backup to the library's inter-library loan function.
  • For more information, see the full job description.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Last call for 23 Things Coaches!

Know a lot about apps and mobile technologies? Have a smartphone or tablet where you can download free apps? Want to interact with librarians and library staff around the state? Then the Minnesota multitype library systems are looking for you!

The multitypes are looking for library science graduate students who can act as Coaches in the 23 Mobile Things program. 23 Mobile Things is a self-paced learning program about apps and mobile technologies for library staff in Minnesota. Participants blog their progress as they work through the program and we're looking for people to read and respond to their blog posts. For more information about the program, visit the 23 Mobile Things website and check out the press release.

This is an unpaid position and will require about 1-2 hours per week of your time.

The 1-2 hours per week can be done from anywhere, but you must be able to attend a one-time informational meeting (pizza will be provided) on Monday, January 13 from 5:00-6:30pm at the Metronet office (1619 Dayton Ave., St. Paul, MN).

If interested, please email LeAnn Suchy ( with your name, contact information, and a brief description of your personal or professional experience with apps and mobile technologies.

MBA TA position

10 weeks starting mid to late Jan.  
Pay rate: $12.00/hr
Preferred candidate: MLIS Graduate Student

1.  Enter content onto D2L
2.  Regularly search for "hot off the press" leadership/teams/change management/ relevant business articles from respected periodical sources throughout the term. These articles will be valuable, current discussion topics for the D2L discussion board. These periodicals would include the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, Bloomberg's BusinessWeek, the Harvard Business Review, MPR/NPR recent programs, TED Talks, etc. Propose a weekly article/program for each discussion board.
3. Assist with grading (The scope of this assistance is to be determined by each faculty member).
4. Administrative support -- Ensure supplies are available in the room - typed tent cards, copies of handouts, copies of agenda for each F2F class meeting, flipcharts, markers. Parking permits, gifts, thank you cards, and speaker evaluations organized for each guest speaker. Breakout rooms scheduled in CDC for small group work (HBR cases).
5. Assist with selected communication with the students (This scope of this assistance is to be determined by each faculty member).
6. Read over the D2L discussion board comments.
7.  Attend each F2F class session.
8. Other work as determined by the instructor.

Apply for this position in Katieclick:

Head of Youth Services, Plaistow Public Library

Plaistow, NH

Accountability: Reports to the Library Director
Overview of the Position: Full-Time Position
Hours: Vary / 35 - 40 hrs per week; flexible schedule includes some evenings and Saturdays
Compensation: Wage starting at $18.57/hr, DOQ, with benefits package
Accountability: Reports to the Library Director
Deadline: Open until filled

The Head of Youth Services is a full-time, professional level position responsible for the development and implementation of a full range of library services for children, young adults, and adults and agencies serving children and young adults.

This position requires an excellent understanding of children and teens’ developmental needs and abilities as well as an extensive knowledge of library services, principles, practices and procedures. The Head of Youth Services is responsible for the overall goal-setting, planning, programming, development and implementation of services in the Youth Services Department. This position requires both a high degree of independent initiative and coordination with librarians and other organizations serving children and young adults.

For more information, see the full job position description.

HEAD OF YOUTH SERVICES, Jackson County Public Library

Seymour, Indiana

Applications are now being accepted for a full time Head of Youth Services.

Promotes, coordinates and manages youth services and youth service employees.

  • Maintain a collection of children’s and young adult materials at all library locations.
  • Plan, develop, and promote programs for youth of all ages and adults working with youth.
  • Supervise, train, schedule, and evaluate youth services staff and volunteers.
  • Plan and execute public relations and special programs with library staff.
For more information, see the full job position description.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Digital Experience Consultant, Colorado State Library

Denver, Colorado

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

For more information, please see the full job description on Library Jobline. Apply by January 13, 2014.

Instructional Services Librarian, Northern Kentucky University

Department: Steely Library
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Position Number: 30001552

Purpose of Position
Steely Library is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative individual with successful teaching experience and a commitment to information literacy in higher education. Experience with face-to-face and online pedagogy in an academic library is preferred. The individual chosen for this position will participate in a broad-based instruction program spanning all level of undergraduate and graduate education. This position reports to Coordinator of Information Literacy within the Research & Instructional Services Division. This is a full-time appointment as a non-tenure-track faculty member in Library Services.
 For more information, see the full job posting.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

American Craft Council Archives Intern

Description: The American Craft Council (ACC) Library is currently seeking a bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated student, preferably in an MLIS program or a recent graduate, for a 3-6 month internship working in the organization’s artist archives under the supervision of the ACC Librarian. This position is unpaid, but experience may be applied toward credit or work experience. The Archives Intern must be available anywhere from 10-20 hours per week (depending on desired experience by intern) sometime between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Background: As a program of the American Craft Council, the library maintains a comprehensive collection of print and visual materials on American craft with an emphasis on the period since 1940. Containing over 15,000 books and exhibition catalogs, 700 bound volumes of leading periodicals, a substantial collection of artist files and an accompanying database, the library is also the repository of the Council archives, including those of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts (1956-1990). While focused on modern craft, the collection also supports research in the related fields of design and applied and decorative arts. The library collection is non-circulating and open to the public Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.

Friday, January 3, 2014

St. Catherine University Closed Monday, January 6, 2014

Both campuses of St. Catherine University will be closed on Monday, January 6, 2014 due to dangerous weather conditions. 

The MLIS Program Office will be closed.  The Coeur de Catherine building will only be open for dining services and the Information Center. 
Further updates will be posted via Kateway and the Weather Hotline (651.690.8666).