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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Work at the St. Kate's Libraries

St. Kate's has two libraries, one on the St. Paul campus and another on the Minneapolis campus. They offer student worker positions and graduate assistantships.

For more information, see the library website employment page:

The Minneapolis campus is currently looking for student worker to work in Circulation. The contact person is Sue Gray 651-690-7898 or The deadline is May 2nd.

Temporary Library Technician

Temporary Library Technician – Part-Time, 24 hours per week

Library: Minneapolis and St. Paul Branch Library locations, U.S. Courts.
Position requires working in both the downtown St. Paul and downtown Minneapolis locations.

Description: The U. S. Courts Library serves all federal judges in Minnesota. The Library Technician will assist in maintaining the currency and organization of the collection by receiving and processing library materials. This includes checking in books and serials and processing them for shelving.  Other duties include filing loose-leaf updates and pocket parts.  Library Technician will also provide basic reference services to library patrons using print and electronic resources, promote library to local users and assist librarian with other projects as needed.  The Technician will often be the only staff member on duty in one of the locations.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant for FREE conference registration and $

Are you a library science student with an interest in medical libraries?

Would you like to attend the Midwest Chapter Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting, October 10-14, 2014, in Bismarck, North Dakota?

Apply for the Midwest MLA Student Annual Meeting Grant for FREE conference registration and $500 in expenses.  There are 2 grants available – so tell your friends to apply too!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Austin, MN Public Library Summer Internship

The Austin Public Library is seeking a highly motivated and creative individual for a summer internship. 

The Austin Public Library is located in Austin, Minnesota, serving over 24,000 residents. The library’s work environment encourages creativity, offers challenges and utilizes a team atmosphere. The internship will provide individuals the opportunity to work in all areas of the library. 
Primary duties could include assisting: 

  • assisting  library customers with computers, technologies and equipment 
  • helping with library events and programs 
  • aiding library customers in obtaining and managing their library accounts 
  • work with the different Library Teams serving patrons 
This is a paid internship, $10.00/hr., 30-40 hours per week for ten weeks to begin

All applicants will be considered; however, preference will be given to current Library Science students who have completed LIS7010, LIS7030 and LIS7040.  

Youth Services Librarian
 - Sumner

Pierce County Library System
Tacoma, WA
**Spanish Preferred** 

Pay Grade:  $25.56 - $34.35 per hour, FLSA exempt, Union represented.

Schedule:  Forty (40) hours per week on a regular schedule to be determined at time of hire.  Must be able to work evenings and weekends, substitute for other staff, and attend meetings.

Application Requirements: In addition to completing the application, please also include a cover letter and resume.  Apply through this site no later than 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of professional librarian functions on behalf of the Pierce County Library System; provides reference, youth, early learning, and/or community outreach services to the public; instructs customers in the use of library equipment and resources; participates in maintaining assigned collection materials; represents the Library to the community; and performs other specialized duties relative to area of assignment.

For more details, see the job posting.

2014 Minnesota AIDS Walk with MLIS Program

St. Kate’s MLIS Program at the 2014 Minnesota AIDS Walk!

Join us Sunday, May 18.

Once again, the St. Kate’s MLIS Progressive Librarians Guild is participating in the MN AIDS Walk, and we would love for you to join us. The walk is a 6-mile walk, starting and ending in Minnehaha park, a whole lot of fun, and for a great cause!

You don’t have to be a member of PLG to become part of the St. Kate’s MN AIDS Walk Team. To join: Head over to Search for “St Kate’s MLIS” or even just “MLIS.” Hit Join!

Good Things To Know:
•Registration is free, and you’re not required to raise a certain
amount of money. You set your own fundraising goal.
•There is free public transit to Minnehaha Park for the walk that Sunday.
•Prizes available! There are fundraising incentives for the
walk. You don’t have to be a member of PLG to become part of the St. Kate’s MN AIDS Walk Team.

If you can’t join us on May 18th but would still like to donate, visit our page. Questions about our team? Contact Kelsey Lied at

Archives Internship – General ; Archives Internship – Project based

Functional Area(s): Archives

Two paid internship opportunities:
  1. Internship for a current student: various tasks related to daily operations of the General Mills Archives.
  2. Internship for advanced student or recent graduates for a project based assignment.
Summary of work:
  • Preservation, processing, and cataloging of the General Mills Archives assets
  • Requests
  • Permissions
  • Digitization of assets
  • Possibly assist with the development of Fact Sheets and Finding Aids
  • Possibly provide access, use and evaluations of archival resources for individuals

Thursday, April 24, 2014

SLA Annual Conference Scholarship Deadline Extended

The 2014 SLA Conference will be held in Vancouver, B.C. on June 8th through 10th

The St. Catherine University's Special Library Association Student Group will offer a $1,500 scholarship for a student to attend the conference. The scholarship will be paid as a reimbursement for travel, lodging, registration, and food expenses relating to conference attendance.
St. Kate's MLIS students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay of no more than 1,500 words.

• Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:
• Evidence of involvement in SLA and the St. Kate's student group;
• How you will use your participation to promote and improve St. Kate's MLIS program;
• How attending the SLA conference will impact your career and/or education; and
• Demonstration of commitment to the field of special librarianship.

Submit applications to Assistant Professor Kyunghye Yoon at by April 30, 2014 (extended deadline).
Essays will be judged by the SLA Minnesota Chapter Awards Committee.

Research Fellow (Information Technology) - Fellowship Program (Summer)

Agency: Federal Trade Commission
SALARY RANGE: $14.74 to $21.44 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 to Friday, May 02, 2014
POSITION INFORMATION: Excepted Service - Summer - Temporary Appointment

WHO MAY APPLY: Current college students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate program, having at least a half-time course load at an accredited institution of higher education.

DUTIES: As a Summer Research Fellow, you will assist in research experiments as assigned, including the design of experiments, data collection, data analysis, writing reports and presenting results.  Experiments may cover any area of technology or data related to the FTC, including but not limited to, mobile phones, web browsing, advertising, data security, financial products and services, and fraud.

See more details on the job posting.

Full-time Librarian/Media Specialist

Minnehaha Academy is looking for a full-time Librarian/Media Specialist at our Lower & Middle School campus serving PreK through Grade 8. Librarian/Media Specialist: (100%)

For more information, see the job posting.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Library Assistant, Employment & Econ Development Dept

$ 13.93-$ 16.98 hourly
Deadline extended to May 9.

Working Title: Library Assistant
Hiring Agency: Employment & Econ Development Dept
Location: St. Paul
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 14DEED000082
Employment Conditions: Limited, Part-time , 20% 

Job Description:
This position will work about 10-15 hrs a week, for 6 months.
See full description here: (search by posting number 14DEED000082)

Help support the clerical, technical and administrative needs of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Library, a specialized information center providing services and resources for DEED staff and partners. DEED is the state's principal economic development agency and its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.Duties:
  1. Assist librarian with collection management. 
  2. Oversee library facility, maintaining computers and other equipment.
  3. Update library's website.
Please note that this position would initially be set up for 6 months, with the possibility of an extension, up to 36 months.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Society of American Archivists Student Chapter meeting

The next Society of American Archivists Student Chapter meeting will be this Saturday, April 26 at 5:00 in CdC, Room 18. We hope you can join us!
For more information about our group, check out our new website:

or email

Interdisciplinary Science Librarian, Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an interdisciplinary science librarian.

The interdisciplinary science librarian is the liaison to the schools of Cognitive Science and Natural Science. They develop and teach classes to educate students on research practices, as well as provide research assistance to Div I, Div II, and Div III students. The interdisciplinary science librarian is responsible for collection development which updates materials, seeks new purchases to keep curricular needs current, stewards innovative collections and programs such as the Lending Seed Library and Game Library, and oversees budget allotments. The librarian, an integral member of a small team of engaged and innovative librarians, will have knowledge of e-science resources, open access, and trends that support data gathering and management, visualization, competitive analysis, and other emerging technologies, especially as they support undergraduate research and teaching. In addition, the librarian represents the library in various Hampshire and Five College committees and working groups.

See more details on the job posting.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Librarian I Reference/Web Rochester Public Library

Rochester Public Library, MN seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic Reference/Web Librarian who has a passion for technology, teaching, and public services. The successful candidate will possess outstanding customer service skills, superior talent for teaching adults in a classroom setting,
the ability to create engaging content for the library's online presence, and exceptional skills for locating and providing information for the public.

See more details on the City of Rochester job posting page.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research

Institution: University of North Dakota
Position Type: 3000 Professional/3405 Educational Services Professional
Date Posted: 4/16/2014
Location: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Title: Librarian for Instructional Design, Education and Research
Location: School of Medicine & Health Sciences
Department: Library of the Health Sciences
Salary: $60,000 plus/year, Exempt, Full-time, Benefitted, Position will remain open until filled. Applications received by April 15 will receive first consideration.
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-4:30

Position Details:
This position will provide leadership to the School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) in the analysis, design, development, implementation and  evaluation of technology-based instructional programming in a variety of formats for online, in-person and hybrid courses; provide specialized reference and research services to SMHS and the College of Nursing (CON)  faculty, researchers and students; and provide education in the use of health information resources to students, faculty and researchers of the SMHS and the CON  in support of their curricula. 

See more details on the job posting.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


SALARY:  $41,041.00 /Year
OPENING DATE:  03/26/14
CLOSING DATE:  04/18/14 11:59 PM
This position is responsible for participating in research projects that improve various aspects of state court administration, with a special emphasis on problem-solving courts. The work is concentrated on the (1) collection of data through official records, surveys, and interviews, and special data collection forms and (2) responsibility for the resulting databases.

Participates in collecting research project data from various sources by telephone or through a search instrument; organizes and inputs data into a computerized database; prepares statistical tabulations of data; participates in analyzing data, as directed. Designs, implements, and verifies the integrity of research databases; monitors the collection of data from courts for research projects; reports findings to project managers; designs and produces graphical and tabular displays of data for reports; trains support staff on entering data into the databases. Drafts portions of large proposals and parts of project reports, under guidance.

See more details on the job posting.

Technical Aide Corporate R & D, 3M

Responsibilities include:
This particular position is a temporary, part-time non-exempt assignment with 3M's Technical Aide Program and is not benefit eligible. The Technical Aide Program is designed to support the 3M technical community. As a Technical Aide located in Maplewood, MN you will be assisting the 3M technical staff in the performance of their job responsibilities. It is a great way to get relevant work experience that complements your education.

The position is with 3M Technical Education to assist in the evaluation and implementation of a course catalog for 3M Research and Development. Initially, the technical aide will help populate a simple course catalog using a wiki. Further work will include collecting customer requirements and evaluating potential catalog applications. The technical aide will work for a Research Specialist in 3M's Corporate Research & Development Services Organization.

This position is PART-TIME and limited to working no more than 32 hours per week and 899 hours per service credit year.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Jody Williams: Books and Artist's Books

We wanted to let you know about a great upcoming MIA Library Affinity Group Lecture.
Renowned book artist Jody Williams will be presenting a talk entitled, Jody Williams: Books and Artist's Books on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 11:a.m. in the Friends Community Room at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Hear from this award winning artist about how the importance of libraries, books, and research has influenced her work and passion for making books.

$10; $5 for MIA members; Free for members of the Library Affinity Group
To reserve tickets, call (612) 870-6323 or go to

We hope to see you on April 19th!

Enhance your MLA 2014 conference experience through Colleague Connection!

Calling all students who are attending the Medical Library Association's Annual Meeting in Chicago this May!

Colleague Connection is a mentoring program that pairs newer members or first-time meeting attendees with returning, more experienced members during the 2014 Annual Meeting. The purpose of Colleague Connection is to introduce new attendees to the Medical Library Association and help them get the most out of the Annual Meeting in Chicago.

If you are a new member or first time conference attendee, consider pairing up with an experienced colleague at MLA ‘14! Colleague Connection allows you to have your questions about the conference answered, maximize your time, choose the best programs and meetings to attend, meet new colleagues, build your professional network, and discuss new ideas. Initial contacts made through Colleague Connection can lead to lifelong friendships with your peers and increase your professional network. Don’t be left out - sign up today:

Those who register by Monday May 5th will be guaranteed to receive their mentor before leaving for the meeting. Once assigned, each pair of colleagues will be responsible for working out a time to meet and connect.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Norton (, 352-273-8419).

The $5000 Roger K. Summit Scholarship

The Roger K. Summit Scholarship, awarded annually by ProQuest, was established to honor Dr. Roger K. Summit, the founder of Dialog, a ProQuest business, for his outstanding contributions to the field of information science.

The scholarship is open to all LIS students worldwide. The award is the equivalent of US $5,000 and is presented at the Special Libraries Association (SLA) Annual Conference or at a regional location in proximity to the winner.

Applications will be accepted until April 30. Visit the Roger K. Summit scholarship page for more information and application.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Job Announcement: RUSA Update Editor

The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is inviting applications for the position of Editor of RUSA Update, the quarterly newsletter of RUSA. Guided by RUSA editorial policy, the editor is responsible for the content, format and timely publication of RUSA Update and will prepare an annual plan indicating areas expected to be addressed in quarterly issues. This position is an excellent professional development and leadership opportunity within RUSA.

The RUSA Update Editor is 2-year appointment, beginning at the end of ALA Annual Conference 2014 and ending at the end of the Annual Conference in 2016. Appointee must be a RUSA member. Term is renewable upon approval of the RUSA Board. The Editor is appointed by the President of RUSA in consultation with the RUSA Communications and Publications Committee.

RUSA contributes $1,000 per year to help offset the conference expenses of the RUSA Update editor.  In addition, the RUSA Update editor receives complimentary registration for both conferences and VIP early registration for hotels.

Please see Job Description attached for full details.

To apply for the editor position, please send a statement of interest and CV to Susan Hornung, shornung (at), no later than May 3, 2014.

Friday, April 11, 2014

University of Minnesota Library positions

Job No.                 UL314
Req. No.               190527
Job Title:               Manager, Access Services Unit (UL314)
Dept. Name:         Libraries Research & Learning/Access Information Services
Position Available: Immediately
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job No.                 UL310
Req. No.               190392
Job Title:               Cataloging and Metadata Project Specialist (UL310)
Dept. Name:         Libraries Data & Technology
Position Available: Immediately
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Internships at the Hennepin County Library

Apply by April 9 for the following summer internships:
  • Cataloging and Database Maintenance Internship (Ridgedale Library)
  • Franklin Learning Center Internship (Franklin Library)
  • Outreach Services Internship (Ridgedale Library)
  • Preservation Internship (Minneapolis Central Library)
  • Special Collections Internship - Archives and Manuscripts (Minneapolis Central Library
  • Special Collections Internship - Historic Photographs Project (Minneapolis Central Library)
Hennepin County Library (HCL) offers a variety of internships during the fall (September-December), winter/spring (January-May), and summer (May-August) terms.

For more details, see the Hennepin County Library internship page.

STEM librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration (tenure track)

San Diego State University Library is seeking applications from dynamic entry-level candidates for the position of STEM librarian – Engineering and Math Concentration (tenure track). I was hoping you would forward this email to your soon to be graduating students, and encourage them to apply. The search will continue until the position is filled.

Job details at

San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. Its 34,000 students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. For more information visit

San Diego is California's second largest city with a population of 1.3 million residents. It is known for its mild climate and miles of beaches. Find out more about San Diego at

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ALA seeks candidates for 2014 Google policy summer fellowship

For the seventh consecutive year, the American Library Association is pleased to participate in the Google Policy Fellows program for 2014. The ALA Office for Information Technology Policy began its participation at the program’s founding.

For the summer of 2014, the selected fellow will spend 10 weeks in residence at the ALA Washington Office to learn about national policy and complete a major project. Google provides the $7,500 stipend for the summer, but the work agenda is determined by the ALA and the selected fellow. The Google Washington office provides an educational program for all of the fellows, such as lunchtime talks and interactions with Google Washington staff.

For more information. see the FAQs page.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Submit a Session Proposal for the 2014 MLA Annual Conference: Better Together

The MLA Annual Conference equips library staff with new ideas and tools to stay up-to-date, innovate, and succeed in their careers. A presentation at the conference can have an immediate and lasting impact on local libraries. Please help shape the programs at the MLA 2014 Annual Conference.

Please complete our proposal submission form if you have a great idea for an MLA 2014 Annual Conference session that you would like to present or coordinate. Sessions will run 60 minutes—a length appropriate for 1-3 speakers. The format of the presentation may include single or multiple speakers, panel discussions, case studies, and/or demonstrations of projects.

For more details, see the MLA webpage:

Library Assistant 2, University of Minnesota

Department:  R&L/Access & Info Svcs
(4996) Library Assistant 2
Full Time: 100%
Number of Opening: 1
Requisition Number: 190519
Date Job Posted: 04/04/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 04/11/2014

See more details here:

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ProQuest Student Trainer

ProQuest Student Trainer Opportunity for MLIS Student

Position Description:
ProQuest offers a limited number of stipends to students in Library and Information Science programs to work a total of 100 training hours as interns on-campus at their organizations.  The student will be responsible for training users, primarily other Library/Information Science students and faculty, on the ProQuest platform and Flow, our bibliographic management software.  Students may also choose to learn and train on additional products in their fields of interest (i.e. K12, Public, Academic, Business, Medical, etc.).  The student intern will report to an on-site, faculty sponsor and to a supervisor at ProQuest. The student, sponsor, and supervisor will work together to promote and market the Student Trainer’s availability to conduct training sessions both in person and online using web conference software such as WebEx.  The student will actively participate in and regularly contribute content to the social network  There may also be opportunities for the students to assist with special projects such as the creation of documentation or the facilitation of testing and feedback on forthcoming products.

The ideal candidate will possess strong presentation skills and strong self-motivation.  He/she will be outgoing and able to work independently.  Coursework in online information retrieval or searching electronic resources is recommended prior to or concurrent with the internship.  The student must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of coursework toward the Master’s degree or made equivalent substantial progress toward completion of the degree to be considered for the position.  The student must also be able to complete 100 training hours over the course of the fall and winter/spring semesters, approximately June 2014 through May 2015, and be able to commit to an average of 4-5 hours of work per week.

Students who are selected for the position are expected to prepare two training presentations and must be available to participate in a Training Workshop to be held from June 1-3, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Training will account for 16 hours of the total 100.  ProQuest will cover all travel expenses, including airfare, lodging, and meals.

The student intern will receive a $1500 stipend for 100 training hours of work, payable in five increments of $300 for each 20 hours completed.  Training hours are calculated at 1.5 hours for each hour of training conducted.

To Apply:

Please submit, electronically, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Sheri Ross at by April 13, 2014.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MLIS Advising Week is April 7-11, 2014

Attention MLIS Students:  MLIS Advising Week is April 7-11, 2014.

Contact your advisor to set up an appointment.

Registration for Fall 2014 begins April 14, 2014.

Course Dates
Summer: June 2 - August 8, 2014
Fall: September 3 - December 18, 2014

ALA/PLG Book Drive on April 1 -17, 2014

We want your gently used books!

The Saint Catherine American Library Association Student Chapter and the Progressive Librarians Guild are joining forces for a book drive!

Books collected will be donated to the Women’s Prison Project, and  extras will find a home in the Little Free Libraries around campus.

Look for the Book Drive boxes located in the CdC!