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Monday, March 31, 2014

Free WSU Colloquium: Converge and Ingest: Building a Toolbox

Please join us on Saturday, April 5th, 9:45am- 3:00pm, WSU’s Purdy Kresge Library

The Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter is very pleased to announce its 2nd colloquium, “Converge and Ingest: Building a Toolbox”, to be held on April 5th from 10:00am – 3:00 pm in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne State University’s Purdy Kresge Library.  The colloquium will draw together professionals and students to share and discuss information on a variety of topics related to digital preservation.

Who’s invited?
Any interested information professional, whether you’re an educator, a student or an academic, public, or special collections librarian, archivist, or records information manager.

Can’t make it in person? Plan to attend online! 
Connect here:

 Full program available here:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

St. Catherine’s Story Time Program on March 31 at 5-6pm

Come on down to the MLIS classroom area on March 31 from 5:00-6:00pm to learn about all the fun being had with the St. Catherine’s Story Time Program. Food will be provided.

Hope to see you there,

The St. Catherine’s Story Time Program Team
Contact MLIS Student Catherine, with questions at

Moorhead Public Services Librarian

PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN, Minnesota State University Moorhead Library

Two-year fixed-term position available immediately.

Responsibilities: Coordinates the library’s reference, circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan activities; Supervises classified staff and student assistants; Assumes (including evenings and some weekends) responsibility at the Reference Desk as assigned and agreed upon; Provides library instruction; Other duties as assigned and agreed upon.

Required Qualifications:  ALA-accredited Master’s degree; experience in supervising others; Reference experience in a public, academic, or special library; evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills; effective analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills

More LIS Opportunities in the U.S.

Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist in Rare Book and Manuscript Library
The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
This is a full-time Academic Professional position in the University Library. The successful candidate will report to the Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and will collaborate with colleagues in other Library Units, including Preservation/Conservation, Digital Content Creation, University Archives, and Library Information Technology. More infromation can be found here: 

First Year Experience & Outreach Librarian 

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a highly creative, energetic, and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as a First Year Experience & Outreach Librarian.  This position requires an imaginative approach to outreach efforts at a large research university.  The successful candidate will possess a dedicated passion for reaching first year students and the ability to inspire learning. This position provides opportunities for innovation, exploration, and professional growth in creating scalable information literacy programming and outreach activities for first year classes exceeding 10,000 students. 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.   For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit:

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Intern for the Supreme Court of the United States

The Supreme Court of the United States has openings for 3 summer interns in the Library:

American Craft Council Library Salon Series Free Event

American Craft Council Library Salon Series: The Library as Material
Join New York Public Library Rare Books Division Librarian Jessica Pigza, author of BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects, and Library as Incubator Project co-founders Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer, authors of The Artist's Library: A Field Guide, for a conversation on the potential of the library as creative catalyst and material resource.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM.
This event is free and open to the public, however, space is limited. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
American Craft Counc
- See more at:
American Craft Council Library
1224 Marshall St NE Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN - See more at:
American Craft Council Library
1224 Marshall St NE Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Apr 2, 2014 7:00PM to 9:00PM
- See more at:
American Craft Council Library
1224 Marshall St NE Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Apr 2, 2014 7:00PM to 9:00PM
- See more at: Craft Council Library
1224 Marshall St NE Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN
United States
Apr 2, 2014 7:00PM to 9:00PM
- See more at:
<p><em>This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.</em></p>

MLIS job opportunities outside of Minnesota

Assessment & Research Services Librarian
The individual in this newly created position will develop and coordinate the assessment program for the Library by identifying and developing appropriate assessment approaches, measures, activities and techniques that will inform the Library’s services, online presence, and physical spaces. See more details here:

Reference Librarian, Utah State
Under general guidance of the State Law Librarian, the Reference Librarian performs professional-level library duties with an emphasis in the areas of public service and teaching.
See more details here:

Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian for Sciences at the University of Southern Mississippi
The Reference Librarian for Sciences is a member of the Reference Department and is responsible for providing general and subject-specific instruction and research services using current technologies and information resources in print and electronic formats, and cultivating partnerships through active liaison work with faculty and students by promoting library services and resources in the following subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematics, Geology and Nursing. See more details here:

Community Services Librarian I/II, East Palo Alto Library
San Mateo County Library System: There is currently one full-time vacancy at the East Palo Alto Library.  Because of the diversity of the communities we serve, bilingual skills are required for these positions. Specifically, we seek applicants with the ability to read, write and speak fluently in both English and Spanish. See more details:

Monday, March 24, 2014

2014 MLIS Summit

Focus on MLIS Alumnae/i

Monday, April 28, 2014
5:00-8:00 p.m.
Rauenhorst Hall (Ballroom)
3rd Floor
Coeur de Catherine Building
St. Paul Campus
RSVP deadline: April 14, 2014

To RSVP, visit:

The MLIS Summit is the annual gathering of our community: students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i, professionals and friends.

  • Welcome
  • Looking Back
  • Looking Ahead
  • Break-Out Session on Alumnae/i Involvement
  • Special Alumnae/i Ceremony

Email: | Phone: 651-695-6802

Pauline A. Young Residency

University of Delaware

The Pauline A. Young Residency offers professional experience in a technology-rich, academic research library setting to recent graduates of ALA-accredited master degree programs. The two-year residency is designed to meet both the professional goals and interests of the resident as well as the service and operational priorities of the University of Delaware Library. The 2014-2016 Residency features work in the Manuscripts and Archives Department, which in collaboration with the Special Collections Department, provides an active exhibition program, several ongoing Web-related activities, including online finding aids for manuscript and archival collections, online exhibits, a blog, digitization of selected collections, and support for interdisciplinary digital humanities projects.

See more details at:

Friday, March 21, 2014

Visualizing the Past/Imagining the Future (featuring MN Artist Harriet Bart)

On Friday, April 25, 2014, the University of St. Thomas English and Art History graduate programs will hold an interdisciplinary conference titled Visualizing the Past/Imagining the Future. The conference will be held from 11:15 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.

Minnesota artist Harriet Bart will provide the keynote address at 2:15 PM. “Using bronze and stone, wood and paper, books and words, everyday and found objects, Bart’s work signifies a site, marks an event, and draws attention to imprints of the past as they live in the present. Bart’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Germany, and she has completed more than a dozen public art commissions in the United States, Japan, and Israel.”

Harriet Bart's Artist Statement:
"I believe in
the alchemy of the word
the iconography of text
the labyrinth of the book."

More information can be found here:
A full program for this conference will be released mid-March. For further information please contact Nathan Wunrow,

Online Services Director for the Minnesota State Bar Association

The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) is a voluntary statewide professional association for attorneys and other law-related professionals.  We are seeking an individual who can significantly contribute to its online services team.  This is a regular full-time exempt position.  The successful candidate will help the MSBA continue to build high quality online services to members.  For more information about the MSBA’s programs and services, please visit its website

Position Overview:
The Online Services Director has overall responsibility for oversight of the MSBA’s online programs and services that we offer to assist lawyers in efficiently delivering quality legal services.  The dramatic changes in the ways lawyers deliver legal services and the opportunities new technology offer the Association makes this position key to our ongoing success.

See for more details:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Volunteer at Risen Christ Catholic School

Risen Christ Catholic School in south Minneapolis is becoming the first Catholic dual immersion school (Spanish/English) in Minnesota beginning with kindergarten next fall (2014). This initiative is in collaboration with Boston College’s Roche Center for Catholic Education and the Two-Way Immersion Network for Catholic Schools (TWIN-CS).

Risen Christ is seeking help restructuring and updating its library to meet the demands/challenges/objectives of its dual immersion program.

Interested students, alumnae and others willing to volunteer are encouraged to contact Liz Ramsey, Principal, at with your career objectives, resume and/or credentials.  Paid internship or stipend may be available.

MALL Scholarship

The Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) awards one scholarship each fiscal year, in the amount of $1,000.00, to a MALL member enrolled in a degree granting program related to law librarianship. Specific criteria for awarding the scholarship are listed below and on the Scholarship Application form. These criteria are non-negotiable. This is a competitive award. The MALL Scholarship is awarded in the Spring for use during the 1st semester of the following academic year.

The application deadline is March 31 at 4:30 p.m.

For more information, go to the MALL Scholarship page.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Library Assistant 2, University of Minnesota

Department:  R&L/Archv Spec Collect
(4996) Library Assistant 2
Full Time: 100% (Temporary)
Number of Opening: 1
Requisition Number: 190193
Date Job Posted: 03/18/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 03/24/2014

This is a TEMPORARY, 12-month, project position for the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies, part of Archives and Special Collections in the University of Minnesota Libraries. The Archives Assistant will assist in the completion of the Minnesota Historical & Cultural Grants funded project "Claiming History: Giving Voice to the Tretter Collection in GLBT Studies." The project will transform the archive by processing and making discoverable the diverse material in the collection. The position will report to the Project Archivist.

For more information go to the University employment opportunities:

MLIS job opportunities outside of Minnesota

Office of the Circuit Librarian - Ninth Circuit Library United States Court of Appeals
Honolulu Branch Library. See more details here:

Collection Development Librarian at Florida International University
The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seeks a collaborative, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented librarian for the position of Collection Development Librarian.  See more details here:

Copyright Officer at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries
The Copyright Officer will be a dynamic, innovative, and service-minded expert on matters of copyright and scholarly communication, supporting the University`s mission by developing an outreach, education, and consultation program that will help students and faculty understand how copyright and related concepts affect their work. Review of candidates will begin on April 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. See more details here: and search for Job Number:  42225

Geospatial Services Librarian at the Pennsylvania State University Libraries
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented geospatial services librarian for a new tenure-track faculty position, serving as the subject specialist for the geospatial services and collections at the University Park campus. This position is part of the Libraries Research Hub, a collaborative effort to build a central service point within Pattee/Paterno Library for interdisciplinary research. See more details here: and search for Job Number:  42257

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Fall 2014 Practicum Information Sessions

Tuesday, April 1, 2013
Thursday, April 3, 2014
CdC 005
5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Any MLIS student planning to or thinking about  enrolling in the LIS 7993 Practicum course for Fall 2014.

  • Prerequisites
  • Field work & Seminar Sessions
  • Practicum Sites & Supervisors
  • & More

Need to Know:
To enroll in Fall Practicum, you must meet the prerequisites, have permission of the Instructor, and attend ONE of the information sessions.

Questions: Contact Instructor Deborah Torres,

Monday, March 17, 2014

Whole Person Librarianship Course - Summer 2014

The Intersection of Librarianship and Social Work is Whole Person Librarianship
Saturdays 1-5pm in CDC 20: June 7, 14, 21; July 12, 19, 26; and August 2, 2014

Imagine you are…
…Working at the desk in a public library, and a woman approaches you to ask for
help completing her son’s application in MNSure.
…Tasked with leading a committee of librarian coworkers to create a display
of highly local resources for patrons who are using the library who seem to be
…Interested in requesting training for yourself and your public services coworkers
on how to interact with and set boundaries for patrons who have mental illnesses.
…Revising your library’s patron guidelines to be more inclusive of diverse patrons.
Where do you begin?

Thursday, March 13, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Annual MLIS Summit

Monday, April 28, 2014
Rauenhorst Hall (Ballroom)

3rd Floor Coeur de Catherine Building
St. Catherine University St. Paul Campus
The MLIS Summit is the annual gathering of our community: students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i & professionals. The 2014 Summit theme is Focus on MLIS Alumnae/i.

More information about the Summit and how to register will be made available on the MLIS blog.

ALASC Speed-Networking with Librarians and Other LIS Professionals

The ALA Student Chapter of the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University is sponsoring this event:

Speed-Networking with Librarians and Other LIS Professionals

Join us Monday, March 17, 7-8 pm in CdC 20, for a round of speed-networking!
The event will follow a speed-dating format, where LIS student will be given the opportunity to speak briefly with a variety of professionals (and vice versa).

We have quite the line-up arranged; to whet your appetite, here are the job titles of some of the professionals who will be joining us:
  • Medical Literacy Editor
  • Assistant Archivist
  • Youth Services Coordinator
  • Musical Collections Curator
There will be snacks.  Hope to see you there!  Details can be found here via the ALASC blog.

The ALA Student Chapter at St. Catherine University

Questions? Want to get our email updates? Want to join our group? Email:

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

History Librarian and Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Library Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.   Appointment rank will be appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate selected. For appointment with tenure, candidates must meet requirements for tenure at the University of Illinois, which includes expectations for librarianship, research and service. Permanent appointment as History Librarian; appointment as unit head is for a renewable term dependent on unit needs and directions.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the University Librarian, the History Librarian and Head of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL) will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and other scholars using HPNL. The History Librarian is a member of the University Library’s Arts and Humanities Division. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Job Opening on DigitalGov Search Team

This is a preliminary announcement for a soon-to-be-posted job as a Search Analyst on the DigitalGov Search Team, General Services Administration (GSA).

Do you have a passion for search and helping the public find good, relevant search results? Do you enjoy being part of a small, innovative team? If so, apply for the position working on DigitalGov Search, GSA's award-winning hosted service that powers the search box on 1,500 government websites.

The job announcement will appear on in late March. The position is in the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at GSA. It will be posted as an IT Specialist, GS-2210-11/12.

Community Liaison

The Saint Paul Public Library is looking for an individual who has cultural connection to the African American community in Saint Paul. Performs intermediate level technical work promoting library services to primarily African American audiences.

Detailed information can be found City of Saint Paul’s Job Openings site.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Society for Scholarly Publishing Travel Grant & Annual Meeting

Conference Travel Grant Program
If you are a student in a publishing or library/information science program, or have been working in this field for three years or less, please consider applying for a grant to attend the SSP Annual Meeting . If you¹re not a potential candidate, but know someone who is, please share this announcement with your fellow-student, colleague, or protégé.

Applications must be completed online; see the link to the online form and more information at, where a list of previous grant winners is also available.

The application deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014.  Grant awardees will be selected and notified by the first week in April.

William B. Neff Conference Attendance Award; Deadline: Apr. 4

The William B. Neff Conference Attendance Award of the Museums, Arts & Humanities Division of SLA may be awarded to a student member of the Museums, Arts & Humanities Division of the Special Libraries Association.  Awarded to a student enrolled in an ALA accredited master’s degree program, this $1,000 stipend is meant to promote both current and future involvement in and commitment to the library and information science profession prior to, during and after the master’s program.

Friday, March 7, 2014


From MLA

Join the Academic & Research Libraries Division on April 25 for ARLD Day 2014 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Our conference theme this year is The Creative Library.

We are excited to have Barry Kudrowitz, Assistant Professor of Product Design at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, as our keynote speaker.  He is a designer, teacher, author, artist, and musician: a real Renaissance man.  He wowed MILE attendees with his presentation on innovation, and plans to engage us with the interaction of observation, problem finding, and the innovative process.  See his website at

We will have breakout sessions and lightning rounds featuring innovative ideas you can implement in your library.

Please join us at 8:30am for a full breakfast and networking. Registration includes breakfast and lunch.

Get complete details and register today at:

U Libraries to host Arbuthnot Lecture May 3

The May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture will be take place at the University of Minnesota on May 3, 2014 and will feature author Andrea Davis Pinkney.

The Children’s Literature Research Center (CLRC) at the University of Minnesota Libraries was chosen to host the event by the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) and its 2014 May Hill Arbuthnot Committee. The CLRC includes the Kerlan Collection — one of the world’s great children’s literature research collections — and includes books, original illustrations, and manuscripts significant in the history of children’s literature, including those of Pinkney.

For more information, see the event page

Two Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative Opportunities

Application deadline for Administrative Specialist is Friday, March 21, 2014 by 4 p.m.

Application deadline for Legacy Coordinator is Friday, March 28, 2014 by 4 p.m.

See website for job descriptions:

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Information Technology Specialist 2

Information Technology Specialist 2 - Information Systems Developer and Integrator
PALS, a non-profit library technology and support organization, located at Minnesota State University Mankato in Mankato, Minnesota, is currently recruiting for an Information Technology Specialist 2 position. This position exists to develop and provide technical support for statewide information systems. Degree in Computer Science or related field required. Familiarity with library systems and metadata formats is desired. Responsibilities include administration, development, and customization of various open source applications including user discovery tools such as VuFind, and integration with other systems using APIs.

For further position information and additional requirements, or to apply for this position, please visit the Minnesota Management and Budget website at: (search for posting number 14MNSC000103). Applications for this position will be accepted at this website only through March 17th. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity university and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Stephen F. Elfstrand
PALS Executive Director

Mn. St. Univ. - Mankato
Mankato MN 56001

Walker Art Center Library Tour Opportunity

Library Tour Opportunity
Walker Art Center Archives

Join the St. Kate’s SLA student group for a tour of the Walker Art Center Archives...

Saturday, March 15th
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis

Space is limited! Please email Lori Donovan at for additional information and to secure your spot on the tour.

A big THANK YOU to Jessica Faucher for organizing this opportunity!

Kerlan Award Lunch and Ceremony

Kerlan Award Lunch and Ceremony, honoring Russell Freedman and Linda Sue Park

What: Kerlan Award Lunch and Ceremony, honoring Russell Freedman and Linda Sue Park
When: Saturday, March 29, Lunch at 12:00 p.m., Award Ceremony at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library, Room 120

Join us for a luncheon and award ceremony honoring the two winners of the 2014 Kerlan Award of the Children’s Literature Research Collections of the University of Minnesota Libraries: Russell Freedman and Linda Sue Park. Author signing to follow with books available for sale, courtesy of the Red Balloon Bookshop.

Tickets: $25 for the general public; $20 for Kerlan Friends

For more information and how to reserve tickets, see the event page.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Internship Opportunity Extended: Early Literacy Programming Support

Get the Competitive Edge!
Gain real-world experience at the Washington County Public Library.  The Twin Cities library job market is one of the most competitive in the country.  Distinguish yourself from your peers with practical experience in this progressive suburban public library system.
Duration:  Flexible. Approximately 5 hours or less a week for duration of 6-8 weeks between Spring/Summer 2014.
Work Schedule: Flexible, upon needs of intern.
Location: Work could primarily take place at the home of the intern with some scheduled hours at library administrative offices. WCL Administrative Offices –8595 Central Park Place, Woodbury MN
Internship supervisor: Dawn LaBrosse, Youth Services Coordinator
Salary: Unpaid

  • Currently enrolled in a MLIS program or recent graduate
  • Completion or currently enrolled in a course on programming and/or services for youth
  • Interest in youth services
  • Interest in creating craft/art materials

Summer 2014 Registration begins today

March 5 for students who have completed 23 or more credits
March 6 for students who have completed 10-22 credits
March 7 for students who have completed 0-9 credits

The course schedule can be found on the internal MLIS website in Kateway under Calendars and Schedules. If you do not have the website tabbed in Kateway, find the website by going to the Find it Your Way box and type in MLIS. Choose the link for the Master of Library and Information Science. See the course schedule for the exact dates.

The MLIS program follows the St. Paul full term summer session which spans June 2 - August 8. See the University academic calendar.

Check all course prerequisites and take care of any holds that may prevent you from registering. Find faculty contact information here for advising questions:

Monday, March 3, 2014

Application Deadline Extended for Internship with Metropolitan Council

The deadline for this internship application has been extended to Wednesday, March 5, until 11:59pm

As a 2014 Intern with the Metropolitan Council you will benefit from on the job training and mentoring along with participation in team projects, social events and professional development.  Interns will receive the opportunity to build professional relationships and enhance their interpersonal skills.  Interns will also interact with their coworkers and participate in projects that directly impact business value.

As a Library-Information Science intern you will be creating new libraries. These will structure using existing technical manuals, documents, and drawings pertaining to Metro Transit's Light Rail System. The libraries created will be both in a traditional physical form, as well as a digitized form using a document management system. Both libraries will need to be organized so they can be maintained and expanded easily by future users. Strong communication skills be used to seek knowledge of the document specifies to know how to best organize the holdings accordingly. These skills will be applied to file sharing software to compliment the need of the targeted recipients.  This is a full time (40hrs/week) during the summer and part-time during the school year paid internship that will begin on May 27th and will finish at the end of May 2015. This internship is located at 1810 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404.

See here for full details.

Secondary Market Research Manager

Minnetonka, MN - 547919
Position Description:
This isn't packaged goods. It's a bigger challenge than that. Here you're making a difference in people's lives, starting with your own. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm). Full job description can be found here.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage all activities of the secondary research function for the Consumer Insights team.  
  • Responsible for all secondary research output.
  • Ensure all work is high quality and meets objectives.
  • Ensure work is delivered on time and on budget.
  • Consult with internal business partners to determine intelligence needs and learning objectives.
  • Provide actionable intelligence and analysis to internal clients.
  • Manage the budget.
  • Manage vendors and contractors/relationships.
  • Manage process to identify and qualify consultants and contractors. 
  • Manage the output/deliverables from contractors and vendors. 
  • Manage process to identify, evaluate and select secondary research tools and subscriptions. 
  • Manage knowledge center/portal. 
  • Analyze, interpret and communicate industry, consumer, competitive, legislative and market data.
  • Give presentations to a variety of audiences within the organization.

Friends of the Library Development and Services (FLDS) Award

A Faculty and Student Collaborative Research Funding Award
Master of Library and Information Science Program
Deadline: April 1, 2014

Description & Purpose
This award is made possible by an endowment through the Friends of the Library Development and Services (FLDS) Fund to support collaborative research between students and faculty in the MLIS Program at St. Catherine University on a topic that is explicitly related to library and information science. The number of awards disbursed each year may vary, and the amount of funding may vary as well. The funds may be used for the following: supplies, books, travel, or stipend.

Conditions for the Award
Before applying for this award, students must:
  • Have completed LIS 7050 (Research Methods) or LIS 7920 (Information Seeking Behavior) or an equivalent research methods course elsewhere.
  • Plan research project with an MLIS faculty member who agrees to collaborate with you (indicated by signature on proposal).
  • Not have been previously awarded an FLDS scholarship.
  • Student(s) and collaborating faculty member meet with Deb Torres to discuss budget planning.
Upon receiving the award, recipients must:
  • Have proposals approved by the St Kate’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) or plan to submit an IRB application if they propose to use human subjects.
  • Complete the proposed research by the close of the academic year following the award of the scholarship.
  • Present research findings by publishing an article in a professional journal, presenting at a professional conference, and/or presenting to a local community audience impacted by the research.
  • Submit a research report of approximately 500 to 1,000 words within six weeks from completion of the research to the MLIS Program’s Student Services Committee.

2014 MLIS Scholarship

Each spring semester, the MLIS Program faculty at St. Catherine University award at least one merit-based scholarship for academic excellence and leadership potential. The scholarship award is for $2,000.

Eligibility: MLIS Students having at least 18 credits by the end of this semester and having at least two (2) classes remaining in the program are eligible to apply. Previous recipients are not eligible.

Applications should include the student’s resume, unofficial transcript from KateWay, a one-paragraph biography (100-150 words) and a letter (500 words) addressing the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in academic and/or extracurricular activities;
  • Overall academic achievements; and
  • Potential for leadership and commitment to the profession.

Please be specific when addressing the criteria in your application letter.

Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2014 to:
MLIS Office Manager
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave. #4125
St. Paul, MN 55105


The award will be presented at the MLIS graduate’s reception the evening of Monday, May 19, 2014.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Klamath Falls Campus - Instructor/Assistant Professor, Library

The Oregon Institute of Technology Library is seeking a creative, technology-savvy, and enthusiastic librarian to serve as our instruction coordinator.  The Oregon Tech main library is located in Klamath Falls, OR and serves over 3000 students. The Library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance.

The successful applicant will enter as Instructor or Assistant Professor into a full time, 12 month, non-tenure track faculty position (based upon qualifications). This position reports to the Director of the Library and will be part of the library management team.The instruction coordinator will lead the library information literacy program through on site and virtual learning environments. The instruction coordinator will spearhead educational content development together with a team of librarians, and will provide outreach to the greater university community.

For more information, see the full job description.