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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Stillwater DOC Library & Information Resource Services Specialist


Full job posting here.

$ 19.01-$ 27.73 hourly, $ 39,693-$ 57,900 annually
Date Posted:  05/27/2014
Closing Date:  06/10/2014
Working Title:  Librarian
Hiring Agency: Corrections Dept
Division/Bureau: Education
Location:  Stillwater
Who May Apply:  Open to all qualified job seekers
Posting Number: 14CORR000303
Employment Conditions: Permanent, Full-time
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday-Friday , 12:15 AM-08:45 PM
Travel Required: no
Job Grouping: Education and Libraries
Classified Status: Classified
Job Description: The Minnesota Department of Corrections is currently seeking a Library & Information Resource Services Specialist for the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater. This position supports facility goals through the development and implementation of library programs and services in coordination with education, treatment, and correctional programming to promote the personal and cultural development of offenders.

Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 12:15 PM - 8:45 PM and Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM.

Architecture_MPS internship

Students and recent graduates of Library & Information Science


is.a.peer-reviewed academic journal that combines the role of librarians and academics in the scholarly communication process. Its focus is architecture but it is also cross disciplinary. It is a platform for publication and also operates a librarian-run resource repository offering up-to-date materials for research. It represents an academic first: the combining of the skills of librarians and academics to offer research materials and related publications on a single platform.

It is run in affiliation with Ravensbourne (University) College, London, UK; and Adelphi University, New York, US.

Interns interested in the following are encouraged to apply:
1. Editorial/ Research Support: Activities include copy-editing, referencing and research support etc.
2. Resource Repository: Activities include managing and developing research materials - current
listings, research guides etc.
3. Awareness & Access: Developing communication and author outreach strategies and
monitoring online publishing trends.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CANCELLED: Older Adults and the Web course

The fall 2014 LIS 7380 Older Adults and the Web Course has been cancelled due to low enrollment.  Watch for this course opportunity in a future semester.

¨ Learn about services to the fastest growing user population
¨ Use your knowledge and skills to serve the community
¨ Get hands on professional experience collaborating with Anoka County Librarians
¨ Hone your project management and leadership skills
¨ Find creative solutions to real library problems

LIS 7380 Course Description:
      An introduction to issues and practices related to the online information seeking of older adults and the implications for the information professions. Topics include: the impacts of aging on society; older adults' information seeking behavior and computer and web use; best practices for teaching older adults; library services and advocacy for older adults; and engaging older adult volunteers. A major component of the course is service learning – active, engaged learning integrated with socially responsible practice. Students collaborate with a library, residential center, or other community organization to create a project or service to benefit older adults. Students will use research skills in an evidence-based assessment of their work in the service-learning project. 

3 credits. Prerequisites: LIS 7010, 7030, 7040, 7050, or by permission of the instructor.

Questions? Contact Joyce Yukawa at:

Associate Director, Collection Management and Services, University of St. Thomas Libraries

The University of St. Thomas Libraries ( have opened a search for an Associate Director, Collection Management and Services.

This position provides leadership and vision for the libraries’ collection management in a hybrid environment of print and digital collections.  The Associate Director for Collection Management and Services supports the mission of the University of St. Thomas and our libraries through the development of current, high quality and relevant library collections which support the University’s curricular and research objectives.

A strong candidate will have knowledge in the following areas:   library acquisition practices and budget availability; principles and practices of library operations;  administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation, and the management of employees through multiple levels of supervision; principles and practices of developing teams, motivating employees and managing in a team environment; principles and practices of budget development and administration; computer applications related to the work; record management principles and practices.

Science Librarian, University Library

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a liaison librarian for the sciences. This person will join a dynamic team of science, health science and bioinformatics librarians who carry out an expanding program of research support, course- and curriculum-integrated instruction, and data services. The Science Librarian will also actively engage with faculty and students through the new University Library Research Hub program, which provides support to UNC researchers through all steps of the research lifecycle. Liaison librarians are expected to proactively develop and deliver services that advance this program. The individual in this position reports to the Head of Kenan Science Information Services.

The Science Librarian will be responsible for outreach, instruction, research and data support services, and collection development for assigned communities. These will be drawn from among astronomy, chemistry, physics, statistics, pure and applied mathematics, and applied sciences, based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and library needs.  The successful candidate will combine a passion for liaison work with the ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships and foster collaborations and partnerships with faculty, students and administrators in assigned areas.

For more information, see that full job description.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Library Assistant, Minitex

Department:  Minitex
(4996) Library Assistant 2
Part Time:  80% Temporary
Number of Opening: 1
Requisition Number: 191493
Date Job Posted: 05/21/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 05/28/2014

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Librarian/Media Specialist, Minnehaha Academy

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%)

Qualifications include:
  • Previous Librarian and Media Specialist experience preferred
  • State licensure in Library Science or related field preferred
  • Excellent technology skills to ensure strong library and media arts facilities, materials, and services
  • Strong administrative skills relating to planning, budgeting, scheduling, training and coordinating volunteers
  • Aptitude for innovation and implementation of research-based best practices to engage and support students and teachers
  • Team player and desire to collaborate with teachers and Library / Media Center colleagues
  • Enjoys and communicates well with elementary & middle school-age children, including the ability to plan and deliver excellent age-appropriate lessons and information/instructional technology curriculum
  • Strong communicator with parents, colleagues, parents, and vendors
  • Ability to relate the Christian faith to learning and life

Friday, May 23, 2014

Intern - Library Cataloging, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Primary Location: MN-Minneapolis
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time
Employee Status: Temporary
Overtime Status: Non-exempt
Job Type: Internship
Travel: No
Shift: Day Job
Job Sensitivity: Tier II - No Credit Check

The Research Library at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is seeking an Intern to assist with a cataloging project in our new cloud-based integrated library system.  Duties include enhancing catalog record information, completing quality assurance checks of existing information, and possibly performing some copy and/or original cataloging.

The successful candidate will be expected to work 15-20 hours per week, between the hours of 8 and 5, Monday through Friday.  The internship will last until December 31, 2014, and pays $17.50 per hour.

Digital Library Internship or Practicum

To provide a creative and fun internship (unpaid) or practicum opportunity to a current LIS student interested in media asset management; metadata; and/or database design, implementation, and administration.

Splice is a post-production house, which includes video and film editing, graphics and motion work, photography, and more. Aldis Systems, a sister company, provides the technical expertise to install the appropriate technology. Together, the two companies offer a media-asset management system that organizes still images and video clips into a manageable and easily searched system. The software currently in use, CatDV, has a few parts: a rich client that provides a robust searching and tagging platform, a worker node to automate a range of tasks, and a web interface for searching and downloading media.

Currently, the MAM provides services to two major corporate clients. Regular tasks include:
• ingesting, organizing, and tagging new media (video and stills)
• delivering media when requested (through hard drives and FTP sites)
• ensuring quality of existing metadata tags
• training of corporate employees

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

John Witherspoon College open position

John Witherspoon College is a new Classics-based, Christian college in Rapid City, SD.  We are pursuing our accreditation and need to hire an individual with a Master of Library Science degree to oversee our library and learning resources program.  We are a very small school and, therefore, do not need a full-time librarian at this point.  We would like to hire someone for a position that would begin with about 10 hours per week and then increase as the college enrollment grows.

Please call 605-342-0317 if you have any questions.  Or send an e-mail to:

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

San Diego State University Librarian positions

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. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university’s rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program, and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit

They have three librarian positions:

  • Health & Life Sciences Librarian
  • Entrepreneurial/Marketing and Business Data Librarian
  • STEM Librarian - Engineering & Math Concentration

See the job descriptions here:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Circulation and Stacks Management Specialist, Carleton College

Information about the job can be found here:

Job Summary:
The Circulation and Stacks Management Specialist is a member of the Loan Services Department, and has primary responsibility for the library shelving operation. The position supervises student workers in shelving and is in charge of stack maintenance, appearance, and inventory. The position covers one of two main service points in the library, and maintains good public relations with professors, staff, students, and the public by answering questions and referring them to the appropriate library staff member or department. This position is supervised by the Head of Loan Services.

This is a 10 month position (.74 FTE), working 35 hours week from mid-August to mid-June.
Requirements: Bachelors degree; previous library experience, preferably in an academic library; strong service orientation

Start Date: Summer 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Webster City, IA – Kendall Young Library, Teen Librarian

Kendall Young Library is seeking an enthusiastic, creative, tech-savvy, service-oriented Teen Librarian to join our staff.  The Teen Librarian plans and coordinates teen programming (grades 6-12) and is responsible for teen collection development.  Additionally, this position provides reference services for adults and teens; helps patrons use our digital and physical resources; and handles publicity for the library.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s Degree required.  Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) preferred.  New graduates and currently enrolled master’s students encouraged to apply.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Preference will be given to applications received by June 1.

For more information about the position and how to apply, visit the Jobs section of the Kendall Young Library website.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Internship Opportunity: Public Services Librarian

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: 90 hours (10h / wk for 9 week period) scheduled for Fall / Winter 2014
Work Schedule: Flexible, upon needs of intern
Location: WCL Central Group Libraries – Woodbury and Lakeland libraries
Internship supervisor: Chad Lubbers, library manager
Salary: Unpaid
Prerequisites:  successful completion of LIS7040: Reference and Online Services or equivalent
_ _ _ _ _

Circulation Supervisor & Library Technology Coordinator

Carleton College Circulation Supervisor & Library Technology Coordinator - Full-time (1.0 FTE)

For more information regarding this opportunity visit this link.

Start Date:
As soon as possible. Internal applications submitted by the close of business Thursday, May 15, 2014 will receive preferred consideration. A strong internal candidate has been identified.

Friday, May 9, 2014

California State University Los Angeles seeks Library Reserves Coordinator

Reporting to the Head of Access Services, the Library Reserves Coordinator will manage and supervise Library Reserve Unit operations. The incumbent will suggest and implement changes which will streamline operations and make reserve interactions with library patrons more efficient; keep current with copyright interpretation and use of the Library's Integrated Library System (ILS) and e-reserve processing software; lead and coordinate the work in the Library Reserves; supervise, hire, train, schedule and evaluate student assistants who work in the Reserves unit; act as evening and/or weekend supervisor of the circulation desk; provide service to Library patrons; and participate as a member of Access Services and the Library.

For more information, see the full job desciption.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


 Law Library Consultants, Inc. is a full service business providing consulting, management/maintenance, research and placement services for law firm and corporate law libraries in the 7 county metro area for over 27 years. During that time, LLC has placed many St. Kate MLIS students and graduates in full-time and part-time jobs.

POSITION: Library assistant in downtown Minneapolis law firm. This paraprofessional
position is a great opportunity to experience the internal workings of a busy law firm library.
This 20 hr/wk position has flexible hours within the 8:30 – 5:00, M-F business work week. It is expected that placement for this part-time position would last about two months. Note that the client firm is in the process of deciding if this should be a permanent full-time or part-time position

DUTIES: Administrative and technical services include: bill processing, cataloging, running reports, and to some degree, assisting with basic reference. Additional duties include loose-leaf filing to update vendor publications (Bloomberg BNA, Thomson/West, Wolters Kluwer),  and clerical maintenance services: book shelving, miscellaneous library duties. Training can be provided for loose-leaf filing, as needed.

SKILLS:  Must be service oriented, have computer skills and have an eye for detail and accuracy.

COMPENSATION:  Beginning at $15/hour. Increase DOE.

How to Apply:
Contact:  Kathleen Bedor
PH: 612-823-3945
Email resume to:

Media Specialist Opening, Eden Prairie Public Schools

1.0 Media Specialist
JobID: 4920

Position Type: District Wide/Media Specialist
Date Posted: 5/7/2014
Location: District Wide
Date available: 08/25/2014

The following  position will be available in the Eden Prairie School District for the 2014-2015 school year:
Minnesota Licensure Required

Applications preferred by: May 13, 2014  (open until filled)

For more information, see the job posting.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Volunteer for Hennepin County Library

Task Description
POSITION: Redistribution Room with Collection Management Services

TASK IMPACT: Assist staff with reviewing and weeding out collection materials based on condition and relevancy to HCL.

1. Assess condition of materials.
2. Follow guidelines to determine eligibility for redistribution to other libraries.
3. Select appropriate location for redistribution using established guidelines.

1. Have MLIS degree, or at least two semesters of coursework towards MLIS degree.
2. Able to work independently.
3. Attention to detail.
4. Basic computer knowledge beneficial.

1. Attend all required training sessions.
2. Volunteer for at least 6 months following training.

TRAINING/SUPERVISION: Training by library staff; supervision by designated Hennepin County Library staff person.

Contact Margie Schuster at or 612-543-8545 if you are interested.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Please join us for the MLIS Graduate Reception; May 19

When: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 6:30-8:00 pm
Location: CdC 401 & 4th floor atrium

All MLIS students are welcome to attend.  Congratulate and honor the graduates. Come celebrate with your colleagues.  Enjoy this evening with refreshments sponsored by the Student Governance Organization.

The inductees of Beta Phi Mu; the recipients of the Founders Award, MLIS Scholarship, and the FLDS Scholarship will be formally announced.

RSVP to for yourself and a guest to the MLIS Graduate Reception.

Outreach Coordinator for Minnesota Digital Library, Minitex

Job No. UL315
Req. No. 190948
Job Title: Outreach Coordinator for Minnesota Digital Library (UL315)
Dept. Name: Minitex
Position Available: Immediately
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled


Search Committee:
Valerie Horton (Chair)
Greta Bahnemann
Terry Beseman
Jennifer Claybourne Torkelson
Mark Ehlert
Tammi Halvorson
Zachariah Miller
Marilyn McClaskey (Search Process Consultant)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Internships at Hennepin County Libraries

Apply by May 5 for the following summer internships:
  • Youth Programs and Services Internships (2) (Minneapolis Central Library)

Apply by May 7 for the following summer internship:
  • Literacy Activities Internship (North Regional Library)

Apply by May 22 for the following summer internships:
  • Resource Services Internship (Ridgedale Library)
  • Photography Internship (Ridgedale Library)

For full descriptions, go to the Hennepin County Library Internship page.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Meet the candidate for Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies 05/05/2014

Meet the candidate for the St. Catherine University Dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies (SBPS) on Monday, May 5, 2014.

Dr. Joann Bangs, interim dean of the School of Business and Professional Studies and a candidate to permanent dean, will be speaking to the St. Kate's community on Monday.

Students are invited to attend the student session with Dean's Candidate Joann Bangs at 10:00 am in the Derham Founders Room (first floor).

All faculty, staff and students are invited to a "meet the candidate" event at noon in Library 128 of Coeur de Catherine. A C-V of Dr. Bangs' career will be provided, and attendees will be asked to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the presentation.
Dr. Bangs will speak about "Looking Ahead: The Landscape of Higher Education and the School of Business and Professional Studies 2024." Bring your lunch!

Have questions or need more information? Contact Lori Giefer 651-690-8844.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

MLIS Program Capstone Presentations: May 12

Monday, May 12, 2014
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium in Whitby Hall
St. Paul Campus

All are welcome to attend!
Light Refreshments

Project: Performing Archiving Needs Assessment, Including a Communications and Publications Inventory
Paul Gartzke, Thomas Jorgenson, Candice Marsh, Jennifer Shaw, Teresa Tjepkes

Project: Designing Online Learning Module about Archives for Non-Archivists
Rachel Dols, Danielle Ostendorf, Mia Riza

Project: Development and Implementation of a Story-Time Program
Catherine Kratochvil, Tabitha Wiger, Nhia Xiong

Project: Designing a Story-time Area in an Academic Library
David Bradford, Sarah Nelson, Alison Reiter, Jennie Walker Knoot

Project: Web Hub Design for a Digital Archive
Maxwell Chessler, Elizabeth Hunter, Anne Pederson, Erica Ross, Stephanie Rosso

Loud at the Library

For St. Catherine University students:

FEATURING • Wii Games •
Shrinky Dinks • Board Games • Trivia •
Punch Bozo • And more!

The St. Kate's Library is a great place to find resources, knowledgeable staff, and a quiet spot to study. But on May 6 it will also be a great place to MAKE SOME NOISE.

From 6:30-8:30pm, the library and students from MLIS 7230 will host LOUD AT THE LIBRARY where you can use your outside voice, play games, get creative, and have fun!

CANCELLED Whole Person Librarianship - A Summer 2014 Course Offering

Whole Person Librarianship  LIS 7963 G03
(A Summer 2014 St. Catherine University MLIS Program Topics Course)

This course had been cancelled due to low enrollment.

St. Kates MLIS Research Paper Prize: Awarded by the Beta Beta Xi chapter of Beta Phi Mu


What is this prize?
St. Kates MLIS students do outstanding work each semester! The Beta Phi Mu honor society would like to recognize the quality of students’ written work with an award for a paper written by an MLIS student. 

Beta Phi Mu is a national organization “founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students.”  The local chapter, Beta Beta Xi, was founded after ALA accreditation was granted to the MLIS program at St. Kates.  Beta Beta Xi’s membership includes local library professionals, MLIS department faculty, and alumni of the MLIS program.

What can I submit?
Any paper over 500 words may be submitted by an MLIS student.  It could be something you wrote for class or for publication.  The paper should explain, comment upon, or add new insight to an issue in the field of library and information science.   It can be something you wrote for class in the 2013 Fall semester, the current (2014 Spring semester), the 2013 Summer term, or something you didn’t write for class.