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Email: imdept(at)stkate.edu
Phone: 651-690-6802
Fax: 651-690-8724

NOTICE: This blog will no longer be updated as of April 8, 2017.
Please visit the new LIS Department website at lis.stkate.edu.

Send news, job, internship, scholarship announcements etc. to the MLIS Program at imdept@stkate.edu

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Saint Paul Public Library Deputy Director

Position Profile
The Saint Paul Public Library (SPPL) is seeking to hire a Deputy Director. The
Library connects people in Saint Paul with the imperative and joy of learning
through a lifetime. As a key part of Saint Paul’s community learning network,
the Library helps ensure that all children are ready for kindergarten, all students
succeed, and all residents have the basic workforce skills necessary to prosper.
The Library actively contributes to an engaged community by delivering service
at the George Latimer Central Library and twelve community libraries, online,
and at community sites throughout the City.

The Deputy Director reports directly to the Library Director, serving as a chief
operations officer. The Deputy is a member of the Senior Team which provides
the strategic leadership of the Library under the direction of the Mayor and the
Library Board.

Full job description can be found here: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stpaul/default.cfm

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

St. Kate's students fee waived for Explore eBooks MN Summit

Register by August 6th  at www.mnebook.org. To waive registration fee, St. Kate's students should choose "coupon code" as their payment method on the registration page and then enter 'summit2014' (without quotation marks) in the text box that dynamically appears.

Explore eBooks MN Summit
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Coeur de Catherine
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Assistant Librarian, University of Minnesota

Department: Law Library
(9715) Assistant Librarian 
Part Time:  20 hours/week
Requisition Number: 192748
Date Job Posted: 07/24/2014

Full description found here: employment.umn.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp

Monday, July 28, 2014

MINITEX Training Opportunities

RDA Original Cataloging Training for September 2014

September brings a trio of two-day, on-site Minitex workshops on original RDA cataloging.

Training will focus on practical matters via lecture and exercises: we will revisit FRBR, then step our way through the RDA text to build bibliographic records and access points for a variety of monographic materials. We will also take a look at RDA’s depictions of relationships in the catalog. Visit the links below for full workshop descriptions and registration details. Please note registration deadlines. Low enrollment will result in the rescheduling or cancellation of workshops.

Walter Library, University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Campus (3 SEATS LEFT!)
Day 1: Thursday, September 11, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Day 2: Friday, September 12, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Register for "RDA Original Cataloging"

A.C. Clark Library, Bemidji State University, Bemidji
Day 1: Monday, September 22, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Day 2: Tuesday, September 23, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Register for "RDA Original Cataloging for Bemidji"

James W. Miller Learning Resources Center, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud
Day 1: Thursday, September 25, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Day 2: Friday, September 26, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Register for "RDA Original Cataloging for St. Cloud"

Friday, July 25, 2014

SLA Minnesota Salon, August 7

The next SLA Minnesota Salon will be held at the Walker Art Center Open Field.  Open Field offers a mash-up of experiences and a chance to get together.  For this Salon we are mashing up discussion, mingling with other associations and picnicking.

The topic up for discussion will be "Associations. Who Needs Them?" We'll explore what the benefits/challenges are of belonging to professional associations and attending professional conferences.

Bring your picnic blanket or chair and enjoy a summer evening with SLA-MN.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Reference Librarian, Coleman Karesh Law Library

The Coleman Karesh Law Library has an opening for an entry level Reference Librarian.  The Reference Librarian provides reference services to the entire Law School community, with the primary goal of supporting the work of approximately 50 faculty members and 650 law students.  This position offers the unique opportunity to teach introductory legal research in a required year long integrated research and writing course. The Reference Librarian provides general and in-depth reference service in all areas of law to faculty, students and others at the Coleman Karesh Law Library; and shares departmental administrative responsibilities with other reference librarians on a rotating basis.

Degree Requirements:  J.D. and M.L.S. from accredited institutions.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Volunteer at the Alphabet Forest at the Minnesota State Fair

We’re looking for volunteers to help us promote literacy at the Minnesota State Fair for the third year in a row! St. Kate’s will be helping out at the Alphabet Forest, where fair-themed games and activities have been designed to promote alphabet and vocabulary learning. Our past volunteers have had a lot of fun working with kids and their families, plus you get free admission to the fair for the day.

MLIS students (including new students), faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of the program are all invited to help out.

St. Kate's MLIS Day at the Alphabet Forest
Thursday, August 28th
3-hour shifts available between 9 am and 9 pm 
Register to volunteer using our sign up form 
(If you cannot sign up for August 28, please feel free to sign up for another day/shift; all volunteers are welcome!)

Curious about the Alphabet Forest? Check out their page at http://www.mnstatefair.org/entertainment/fair_alphabet.html 

Other questions? Contact Kaia at knsievert@stkate.edu

Mn eLearning Summit 2014

Mn eLearning Summit 2014 - July 30 and 31 at University of Northwestern - St. Paul.

We look forward to these Summit features:

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  1. Keynote Messages:
    "Open, Online and Digital: The Opportunity"(Dr. Cable Green)
    "Education On-Demand ~ In Your Hands." (Dr. Robbie Melton)
  2. A Wide Variety of Breakout and Poster Sessions
  3. Excellent Exhibitors
  4. Professional Networking Opportunities
  5. Giveaways on Wednesday and Thursday  
Due to an increased volume in registration, space is limited at this time.

Digital Technology Specialist, Univ. of Minnesota Law Library (Req. # 192280)

The University of Minnesota Law Library is accepting applications for the position of Digital Technology Specialist.  This is a full-time position, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The complete job posting and application information are available at: http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=121732

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two U of M Library Assistant Jobs

Department: Minitex
(4996) - Library Assistant 2
Full Time:  100% Continuing
Requisition Number: 192258
Date Job Posted: 07/14/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 
07/21/2014
Full description found here: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=121703
 
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Department: Lib Rsrch/Lrng-Physical Sciences and Engineering
(4997) - Library Assistant 3
Full Time:  100% Continuing
Requisition Number: 192475
Date Job Posted: 07/15/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 
07/22/2014
Full description found here: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=121970

Save the Dates! 8th Annual Library Technology Conference

The 8th annual Library Technology Conference will be held March 18-19, 2015, on the campus of Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
The LibTech Conference provides an opportunity for library staff to come together to discuss the changing technologies that are affecting library services; to see examples of what libraries are doing with these technologies; and to provide a venue where participants can learn skills or knowledge that they can take back and adapt for use within their own library. Sessions are offered on a wide range of topics and at varying skill levels. Anyone interested in the changing technologies that are affecting libraries should plan to attend.

Electronic and Instruction Services Librarian - Open Rank Law Librarian

Texas Tech University School of Law Library is seeking applicants for the position of Electronic and Instruction Services Librarian. The primary duties of this position are to provide exceptional user experience services to library patrons; focus on managing and promoting the Law Library's service, electronic resources, and assisting in the Law Library's information literacy instruction; is responsible for maintaining and updating the Law Library's website; provide reference services as part of the Reference team; participate in the Law Library's faculty liaison program; provide dynamic and proactive support to the Law School's research and learning endeavors; work as part of a reference, instruction, and research support team that interacts with the Law School and University communities and the public; and participate actively in developing and implementing the Law Library's policies, programs, and services to its community of users. This position is a twelve month, tenure-track, law library faculty appointment.

Visit http://www.law.ttu.edu/lawlibrary/ for information regarding the Texas Tech University School of Law Library. TO APPLY: Go to http://www.texastech.edu/careers for additional information and to complete the online application by searching under Faculty,

Become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps Tutor

Experience life-changing growth. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps tutor.

Whether you’re looking to explore a new career in education, reenter the workforce or simply want to work with kids, you’re ready for the next thing. Become a Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps tutor and start creating meaningful growth.

We are looking for people who are dedicated to our community. By joining Minnesota Reading Corps or Minnesota Math Corps, you can be one of more than 1,000 trained tutors placed in schools across the state. Tutors are parents, grandparents, recent college grads, and mid-career professionals. You will guide students toward becoming successful readers by third grade or proficient in math by the end of eighth grade. You’ll also see real results and make a lasting impact in our students’ lives, as well as in your own career. You’ll not only tutor students who need extra support; you’ll also make a meaningful connection with the school and our community.

During your eleven months of service as a full-time or part-time Minnesota Reading Corps tutor or Minnesota Math Corps tutor, you’ll receive extensive training, support and professional development opportunities. In addition, you’ll receive a living stipend of about $526 biweekly (full-time) / $263 biweekly (part-time) and an education award of $5,645 (full-time) / $2,822 (part-time). All necessary training is provided and no licensure is necessary.

Pass the word on to a friend or family member! Learn more and apply at www.MinnesotaReadingCorps.org or www.MinnesotaMathCorps.org Strong preference is given to tutors who can start serving August 10, 2014. Send questions to recruitment@servemnaction.org or call 866-859-2825.

MLA Conference - Call for Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers



If you haven't signed up for this year's Minnesota Library Association annual conference, we hope that you'll join us soon! Our theme this year is Better Together!  The conference will be held October 8-9, 2014 at Mankato's Verizon Wireless Center.

The MLA Annual Conference is a premier educational event attracting more than 500 attendees from across Minnesota, including directors, librarians, trustees, friends, support staff, and others interested in libraries. Additional programs will also be co-sponsored by affiliate library associations and organizations. It's going to be a terrific conference full of folks who love libraries.
You should be there - we're better together!

We have four great opportunities for your organization to join the 2014 lineup:

Monday, July 21, 2014

MLA Conference Silent Auction Donations & Award Nominations Needed!


We need your help! 

Silent Auction Donations
With your donation, we can make the Silent Auction better together! Use the Silent Auction Donation form to contribute. Donations may be sent to or dropped off at the MELSA office (1619 Dayton Ave, Ste 314, St. Paul, MN 55104) before September 26, 2014. The Silent Auction is a major fundraiser of the Minnesota Library Foundation which raises funds to enhance library services throughout Minnesota.
Together we can make this year's Silent Auction a success.
Please contact Lyndi Finifrock Fabbrini with questions or visit the Minnesota Library Foundation website.


Your input matters!

Award Nominations
MLA still needs your help in recognizing contributions to improved library services and intellectual freedom. Award nominations are due by August 25, 2014. Nominate quickly and often! 
  • William G. Asp Distinguished Career Award
  • MLA Above & Beyond Award
  • Lars Steltzner Intellectual Freedom Award
  • Support Staff and Paraprofessionals Interest Section (SSPiN) Advocate Award
  • Una Lamb Paraprofessional of the Year Award (presented by SSPiN)
Follow this link for the easy and convenient Online Nomination Form!
Contact Kristen Mastel with questions or review current Award Descriptions and Criteria.

Early Bird Registration for ITEM

2014 ITEM Annual Conference

October 2-4      
St. Cloud, MN
We hope everyone is enjoying their summer and finding time to relax, but don't forget to take a moment to save with the Early Bird registration! The deadline is 7/31 and you can save 10% by registering now and paying once next year's budget starts or even when school starts in September. 
You won't want to miss out! 
Literary Parlor Games!
Test your knowledge, have some fun-and food, too!
Friday Evening social sponsored by the MN Multitype Library Systems  

If you loved Trivia Night, you will want to join your fellow conferees for an evening of literary fun & games. We will play a variety of team games, competitive games, and more! Ross Nervig, a founding editor of Revolver, an arts & cultural magazine based in Minneapolis, will guide us through spellbinding parlor games and novel book challenges. He will suggest ways these games challenge your preconceptions about reading and writing. Join us for an experiential evening, discovering new and playful ways to approach literature and writing. Wait--that sounds more like "learning." Really, it will be a whole lot of fun working with current colleagues and teaming with new people! Guaranteed fun, along with a taco bar, chocolate fountain & prizes. Plus, winners will have bragging rights!
Also:
36 breakout sessions
Keynotes by Naomi Harm and Jonathan Friesen
Saturday UnConference & Smackdown
And much much more!

Austin, MN High School Media Specialist Position


Position Type: Instructional / Teaching Staff/Media Specialist

Date Posted: 
7/1/2014
Location: Austin High School
The Austin Public School District is seeking to hire a High School Media Specialist.  Assignment to begin August 25, 2014

Audio visual education experience is preferred.
 Highly qualified candidates will be interviewed until the position is filled.
 Candidates must have a Library Media Specialist Teacher License from the Minnesota Department of Education.
  

Saturday, July 19, 2014

MLA Lars Steltzner Intellectual Freedom Award

Do you know someone who has contributed to intellectual freedom?

Honor that person by nominating him or her for the Lars Steltzner Intellectual Freedom Award!

The Lars Steltzner Intellectual Freedom Award is given by the Intellectual Freedom Committee of the Minnesota Library Association in recognition of an educator who has contributed to preserving students' rights to intellectual freedom and opposing censorship in a school setting. The award was established in 2008 and is named in honor of Lars Steltzner, an elementary school teacher, media specialist, director of technology, active member of the Minnesota Coalition for Intellectual Freedom and strong supporter of students' intellectual freedom rights. Eligible candidates include teachers, librarians, educators, and school administrators. Nominees will have championed students' intellectual freedom (the freedom to read, write, think, and speak) through actions and/or support for students' rights. Any citizen of Minnesota may make a nomination. Share this email with your friends and colleagues!

The deadline for nominations is August 25, 2014. Nominate quickly and often!
Make a Nomination

MLA is proud to recognize the generosity of the sponsors who make the 2014 MLA Annual Conference possible:

​Principal: Minitex
Premier: State Library Services
Major: CRPSLA

Become a partner: sponsor, exhibit, display, advertise, or donate!

Four HCL Internships

Franklin Learning Center InternHennepin County Library - Franklin Learning Center, 1314 East Franklin Avenue
Opening Date:  7/21/14; Closing Date:    8/8/14
The Franklin Learning Center (FLC) provides adults with resources to educate themselves. Learners, instructors and trained volunteers work collaboratively, trusting each other’s wisdom and experience. In partnership with other local organizations, we create a vibrant, cross-cultural learning community. At FLC, people are empowered with the knowledge they need to fulfill their professional, family and community roles.  This unpaid internship will require a commitment between September – December 2014, 6-12 hours per week. This could be for college credit or work experience.

Preservation InternshipHennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Opening Date:  7/21/14; Closing Date:   8/8/14
 The Preservation team with Hennepin County Library plays a vital role in ensuring the long-term viability of the Library’s print collections through repair and restoration measures, book binding, and other preservation methods. Preservation also performs a consulting function to staff on preservation matters.  This unpaid internship is from September - December, 2014 for 6-10 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience. 

Special Collections - Historic Photographs Internship - James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Opening Date: 7/21/14; Closing Date:  8/8/14
James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
This internship will be one of the following two projects:
1.   Identification and description of historic slide collection (1950-1990) of Minneapolis scenes including historical research, metadata creation, and digitization.
2.   Develop slide shows (or other audio-visual presentations) from historical content to be used for online presentations (e.g. YouTube).
This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September – December 2014, 8 - 16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience. 

Youth Programs and Services InternHennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall
Number of Positions: 2
Opening Date: 7/21/14; Closing Date:  8/8/14
In collaboration with others in Hennepin County and Hennepin County Library (HCL), Youth Services is launching a year-long project to better understand existing and future possible services to students, families, and educators. These two intern positions will be part of the project team gathering this information, talking with staff, and connecting with local educators. Each intern’s background, experience, and interests will determine specific tasks within these projects. These positions may require travel between several HCL locations.  This unpaid internship is for one semester, September – December 2014, 8 - 10 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Friday, July 18, 2014

2015 Library Technology Conference Survey

Please help the planners of the 2015 Library Technology Conference by filling out a brief survey.

We aspire to offer a conference that covers a wide variety of topics related to libraries and technology, and that both appeal to and represent the interests of a broad range of library professionals. We're trying to find out what kinds of support might be helpful for potential speakers or presenters.
Thank you in advance for completing the survey.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

MHS Internships

The Minnesota Historical Society has posted our Fall internship opportunities and the application period runs through July 20.  Included on the list of available positions are a Reference Intern, History Day Library Services Intern, and a Manuscripts Aquisitions Intern.  In the past, you have advertised our library- and archives-related internships to your graduate students and I am hoping that you will please do so again.  

Applications are being accepted now until July 20.  If your students have any questions about the Reference Internship, they can contact me directly.  If they have questions about the internship program at MNHS or about the application process, they can contact Shona Ramchandani (internships@mnhs.org)

Thank you for your assistance, 

Jenny McElroy

Learn more about ebooks with Explore eBooks MN

Join fellow public, academic, school and special librarians in a statewide effort to explore the integration of eBooks into libraries, grow an understanding of how eBooks and digital content impact libraries, and engage in conversation around the future of eBooks in Minnesota. The Explore eBooks MN series of events will combine the internal expertise of Minnesotans with perspectives from national eBook innovators to further our professional understanding and build consensus. Expand your knowledge base by attending any or all of the events. Improve your library’s capacity to embrace a digital future by participating in each Explore eBooks MN event.
 
Live Webinars
  1. eBook Basics, Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
  2. Access to eBooks: Challenges Facing Libraries and Publishers, Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
  3. eBooks in Libraries: Consortial Models, Thursday, June 19, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
  4. eBooks in Libraries: A Business Models Overview, Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 1-2:15 p.m.
  5. eContent Creation in Libraries, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1–2 p.m.
Explore eBooks MN Summit
Wednesday, August 13, 2014, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
St. Catherine University, St. Paul, MN

Check the website regularly for more details and registration information: http://www.mnebook.org/

Sheri Ross, St. Catherine University MLIS faculty member, and LeAnn Suchy, St. Catherine University Educational Technology & Reference Librarian and MLIS adjunct faculty member, are on the panel for the first webinar on Wednesday, April 30.
 

Six MLIS Job Opportunities Outside of MN

Children's and YA Librarians - New York
Brooklyn Public Library is hiring full-time, entry-level children’s and YA librarians!  We are expanding our hours of service and therefore need more librarians.  We have a number of available positions (it’s in double digits), so please help us spread the word.   Here’s a link to the full job description.  Interested candidates can submit a cover letter and resume online, as described at the end of the job description, or join us at our job fair on Thursday, July 24th or Saturday, July 26th to meet with a library representative. 

Collection Development, Systems & Metadata Librarian - South Dakota
The University of South Dakota McKusick Law Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented leader to serve in the position of Collection Development, Systems & Metadata Librarian. The incumbent will support the mission of the Law Library by performing collection development, acquisition, systems management, metadata development, and reference services to support the teaching, scholarship, research, and service endeavors of the University of South Dakota School of Law students and faculty as well as the South Dakota legal community.
Full description here.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MLA Conference Volunteers Needed!



Volunteering at the conference is a fantastic way to network and meet new people, catch up with old friends as you see them, and get in touch with the workings of the MLA conference. It’s also a great opportunity for service to your professional community. We are in need of three types of volunteers:
Registration
Silent Auction
Room moderators

PLEASE consider volunteering this year, even if you’ve been to the conference dozens of times. It’s a fun way to meet more people at the conference, and it always feels good to volunteer. Plus, if you’re an enrolled library school student, volunteering can get you discounted registration for the conference!

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact conference Volunteer Coordinator, Stephanie Hall. She will be happy to answer any questions and help you sign up to be a volunteer. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

MLA Conference Leadership & Administration Track

Leadership and Administration: an ideal combination or unattainable ideal?

Check out a sampling of sessions focused on this track at the MLA 2014 Conference below. When you hear the terms leadership and administration together do you picture your current library director or supervisor? Does your colleague come to mind? Do YOU yearn for an opportunity to develop and demonstrate your leadership qualities?

Come to Mankato to build your skills or explore possible new directions through discussions such as “Collaboration and Partnerships: Minitex Focuses on the Future” and “Communicating Library Value through Infographics.” Presenters from a variety of libraries and information centers will share topics such as: “We Go Together: LGBT Users' Needs and Librarians' Support” and “Customer Service is Dead: Long Live the Customer Experience.”

Better Together: Library Friends Ideas Exchange
Come to listen and share what Minnesota Library Friends groups have done or learned to increase membership and leadership, raise funds, and promote advocacy to support libraries. Friends-sponsored activities will be discussed, so bring samples and resources to share in this lively and informal session.

SLA-MN Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Volunteer event

Come volunteer, meet other local library association members and spend the day at the Arboretum. Special thanks to our host, Librarian Kathy Allen!

WHEN
Saturday, July 26, 2014
9 a.m. – noon
Optional lunch to follow.

WHERE
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska MN 55318

For more information on the volunteer activities available, directions to the Arboretum, and to register, visit https://slaarboretum.eventbrite.com

Registration is limited to 24 participants and closes July 24. See you there!

Questions? Contact Kerry Walsh at kerry.walsh@wilder.org or 651-280-2705.


Wednesday, July 9, 2014

U of M Communications Associate Opportunity


Department:
Lib Admin Services/Development Ofc
(8442) Communications Associate (Development Associate)

Full Time:  100% Continuing

Number of Opening: 1

Requisition Number: 192316

Date Job Posted: 07/08/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By:
07/15/2014

Copy and Paste to Web Address
: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=121770

Local Media Specialist Opportunity

Saint Thomas Academy, a college-preparatory, Catholic, military (JROTC) school for boys in grades 7 - 12, is seeking a qualified for the 2014-2015 school year.

Duties include: collaboration with teachers in curriculum development and resource acquisition; evaluation, implementation and support of emerging educational technologies; selection of appropriate print and electronic materials.

Requirements: BA/BS, MN licensure, knowledge of digital resources (Schoology, Noodletools, TurnItIn.com). MA/MS and relevant experience preferred. 

To apply, send resume, cover letter, transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation to Wendy Hanson, Saint Thomas Academy, 949 Mendota Heights Road, Mendota Heights, MN  55120, or by e-mail to:  whanson@cadets.com  EOE

Monday, July 7, 2014

Research Services Librarian

Merchant & Gould is currently seeking applicants for the following position: Research Services Librarian

Summary of position
Under general supervision and according to established policies and procedures, responsible for providing complex Intellectual Property and other legal research for attorneys and clients using online and print resources, analyzing, synthesizing, and presenting information.  The librarian will also support the Marketing Department by performing marketing research services.  Observes confidentiality of client and firm matters.

To apply, go to www.merchantgould.com  > Careers. 

Calling all ARLD or ACRL members in Minnesota!

Please consider running for one of the open spots on the ARLD board. We’re a fun group that works with other professionals to serve the needs of Minnesota's academic library community. Open positions are Chair Elect (three-year term), Legislative Liaison (two-year term), Communication Officer (two-year-term) and Member-at-Large (two-year term). Take a look at the Position Descriptions to see which position interests you.

The Academic and Research Libraries Division is a division of the Minnesota Library Association and is also the Minnesota chapter of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL). We are interested in librarians from all types of academic libraries throughout Minnesota. Our meetings are held in-person and virtually on a designated Friday each month; activities include planning conference programs and smaller member events and finding new ways to serve and connect with library staff throughout the state.

To learn more or express your interest in an open position or volunteer opportunities, please contact a member of the Nomination Committee –  Dan Reeves (dan.reeves@rasmussen.edu), Randi Madisen (randi.madisen@century.edu), or Heather Biedermann (heather.biedermann@mnsc.edu) -- by Thursday, July 31.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award

2014-2015 Information & Application Procedures

Award Description

The Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) Internship Award provides financial support for graduate students preparing for a career in visual resources and image management. The award grants $4,000 to support a period of internship in archives, libraries, museums, visual resources collections in academic institutions, or other appropriate contexts.The recipient will receive a stipend of $3,000 for 200 hours completed at the host site. A professional development component of $1,000 supports conference attendance or attendance at the Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management. The recipient will receive a one year complimentary student membership in the Visual Resources Association.

For more information, see the full description.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Additional MLIS Opportunities Outside of MN

Electronic Services LibrarianThe Law Library at the University of Memphis 
We will hold information meetings regarding the position at the AALL Annual Meeting in San Antonio. Interested librarians should send a resume and cover letter to drjones@memphis.edu.  You can also schedule a meeting at the Career Center.  Interested people will need to submit an application at https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/7457 to formally apply for the position.    For more information and to apply for this job please go to: https://workforum.memphis.edu/postings/7457.  The job application period closes July 21, 2014.   Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of three references, and an online application.

Scholarly Communications and Faculty Services Librarian - Penn State University Dickinson School of Law, University Park location. 
The full position description can be found here.
About Us
- Information about the Montague Law Library
Non-discrimination - Penn State University Non-Discrimination Policy

Part-Time Law Library Clerk

Fredrikson & Byron, a large law firm in downtown Minneapolis, has an immediate opening for a part-time Library Clerk. The primary responsibilities of this position include the filing of loose-leaf, pocket part and serials updates; acting as a back-up to the Library Assistant for basic library maintenance duties; and assisting with special projects. The job will be 17.5 hours per week. The days and times of work performed are somewhat flexible (no evenings or weekends), but need to be consistent from week to week.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Circulation Services Library Assistant

The Hudson Area Joint Library (HALJ) in Hudson, WI is seeking a qualified, service oriented candidate for a part-time Circulation Library Assistant. A Circulation Library Assistant provides customer service at the Help and Information Desk with Reader’s Advisory services, directs the work of library aides and clerks, oversees and processes courier items, performs billing services, and other duties as assigned. The position is 30 hours/week, including evening and Saturday hours. Flexibility in scheduling is essential. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, organizational skills, a high comfort level with technology, and an ability to work well with the public are required. A candidate for this position should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. Library course work in selection and organization of materials, reference and information services preferred. Working experience in a library is a plus. The job description is on the library website, hudsonpubliclibrary.org. Background check will be performed on selected candidate.

Full job description can be found here: http://www.hudsonpubliclibrary.org/node/1078 

The Hudson Area Joint Library is also accepting applications to establish an eligibility list for future part-time Library Aide vacancies for 5-10 hours per week.

Library Administrator Job in Minneapolis, MN

The Library Administrator is responsible for processing the invoices of the Library group and acting as a liaison to the Accounting Department. The Administrator will also be responsible for all non‐client book and subscription purchases. The Administrator works with the Senior Manager and Senior Information Services Librarian on maintaining the firm’s research databases, including IDs/passwords, billing inquiries and scheduling training. Qualifications and Experience: Minimum education required: Bachelor of Arts or Science. Knowledge of administrative services highly desirable. 2‐3 years of library experience in the professional services industry beneficial. The ideal candidate should be highly service‐oriented and possess strong communication, interpersonal and customer service skills. They should be able to work successfully in a fast‐paced environment and have the ability to work independently as well as with others. Send resumes to Arthur.Phinney@trakrecordsandlibrary.com! Job description found here.