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Phone: 651-690-6802
Fax: 651-690-8724

NOTICE: This blog will no longer be updated as of April 8, 2017.
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Monday, September 29, 2014

APPLY NOW: Interested in Older Adult Programming and/or Communications?

Apply for a Graduate Assistantship Opportunity with Associate Professor, Joyce Yukawa!
Anoka County Library older adult volunteer teaching web skills

Specific Requirements:
Assist with developing communication tools, program evaluation tools, and community connections for older adult programming; Preferred qualifications: completion of LIS 7040 and LIS 7050, adept at using social media, interest in working with older adult patrons and volunteers.


A graduate Assistantship opportunity for the Fall 2014 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This assistantship is awarded for one semester and requires a commitment of at least ten hours per week. The rate of pay is $12 per hour.   The position does not include tuition remission or benefits.

Deadline to apply is OPEN UNTIL FILLED. Students should apply by email to imdept@stkate.edu with the subject line: “MLIS GA Fall 2014”. Required is a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript from Kateway.

General Requirements:
Must have completed LIS 7010.
Must have taken or currently be enrolled in LIS 7030 and/or LIS 7040.
Must abide by departmental policies and student employment policies in the Student Employment Handbook.
Must be able to meet face-to-face with supervisor for regular updates on progress made toward assignment tasks.

Two LSU library positions

1) Head, Education Resources and Learning Librarian, Assistant Librarian
#004413
The Head of Education Resources and Online Learning Librarian reports to the Assistant Dean for online/distance learning and supervisory duties and to the Head of Collection Development and Open Access Initiatives for collection development and liaison responsibilities.

For more information, see the full job description.

2) Science Librarian, Assistant Librarian
#000397
The Science Librarian reports to the Head, Research & Instruction Services for research and instruction duties and to the Head of Collection Development and Open Access Initiatives for collection development and faculty liaison responsibilities.

For more information, see the full job description.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Automation Systems Librarian

Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative is hiring a FT Automation Systems Librarian. Please see details below and application procedures here: http://tdslib.org

Location:  Mankato
Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Exempt
Employment Type:  Full Time
Organization:  Traverse des Sioux Library Cooperative
Duties:  Responsible for effective management and operation of the regional library automation system, regional telecommunications network, and computer hardware and software applications in academic and public libraries in a nine-county region.

Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in library and/or library science, information technology, computer science from an accredited institution
  • Three – five years experience working with library automation software
  • Ability to resolve hardware, software, and telecommunication issues with issues with proprietary automation vendor and effectively communicate information to all library staff
  • Ability to provide one-on-one training as well as large group presentations
  • Ability to evaluate and integrate emerging technologies as well as plan and implement appropriate security measures
  • Affable interpersonal and communication skills

Contact Person:  - chaugen@tds.lib.mn.us

Friday, September 26, 2014

CWL Office Assistant Position, St. Catherine University

Position Description:
Office Assistant will be a member of the Center for Community Work and Learning (CWL) team.  As part of the team, the Office Assistant is expected to participate in the programming of the office.  The Office Assistant will be expected to develop their own goals, participate in reflection and evaluation of the work.

The Office Assistant also assists with general office responsibilities such as maintaining resource files and database of community sites, supporting programs, assisting students, faculty and staff who are or would like to be involved with CWL, assisting with on-campus outreach, recruitment and programming of office and other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Depending on prior experience, Office Assistant may have the opportunity to work on CWL communications projects including (but limited to) updating the website, contributing to the CWL newsletter, and designing publicity or outreach materials.

Required Qualifications: 
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team setting with other students, staff, and faculty
  • Attention to detail
  • Computer skills
  • Commitment to and/or experience doing community work and learning
  • Ability to work 6-10 hours/week during academic year
Questions can be directed to:
D'Ann Urbaniak Lesch | Assistant Director | Center for Community Work and Learning
dulesch@stkate.edu

Librarian I - Youth Services (English-Spanish bilingual required)

Round Lake Area Public Library District
The Round Lake Area Public Library is looking for an enthusiastic, creative team player with excellent communication skills and dedication to customer service, to fill a full-time position at the library. The person filling this position will provide reference and reader's advisory services to preschool and school age children, young teens, and their parents. Planning and preparing some year 'round and weekly storytime programs will be required. Other activities include teaching patrons how to use library resources and access electronic resources, and participating in collection development activities. We are looking for a candidate who has excellent familiarity with children's books and authors and has the ability to relay that information to meet the needs of our patrons. This person is required to show proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking English and Spanish.

Requirements
Previous experience in a public library setting or equivalent environment preferred; must have experience working with children. MLIS degree is preferred, but will consider MLIS student with comparable experience. Bilingual ability to speak, read, and write in English and Spanish is required. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, the ability to maintain a good attitude and a sense of humor, above-average computer skills, and the ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends on rotation.

Full-Time: 37.5 hours per week, including some morning, afternoon, night and weekend hours.

Salary: $17.51 - $26.27 hourly (depending on qualifications)

To apply, send completed library employment application, resume, and cover letter to:

Deb Allen
Head of Youth Services
Round Lake Area Public Library District
906 Hart Rd
Round Lake, IL 60073
Email to: dallen@rlalibrary.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

University of Texas - Arlington

The library at the University of Texas is hiring the following two positions:

Fab Lab Technician - see full job description.
The Fab Lab Technician is responsible for the day to day operation of the UTA Fab Lab and the maintenance of the equipment within the lab.

Manager of Fab Lab - see full job description
The Manager of the Fab Lab is responsible for the overall operation of the UTA Fab Lab and the development of programs and services which meet the needs of the Fab Lab users, taking into consideration the varied backgrounds and technical skills of those users.

CreatorSpace Program Manager

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The CreatorSpace Program Manager will play a lead role in planning, establishing, and managing the CreatorSpace Network in coordination with Department of Applied Physical Sciences and the CreatorSpace Steering Committee. The Program Manager will collaborate with colleagues across campus, engage faculty and students, and be instrumental in the construction, promotion, and utilization of this new resource for the campus.

The Program Manager will participate in the planning and design of the UNC CreatorSpace Network, including overseeing development of the CreatorSpace Hub and partnering CreatorSpace “Spokes”, as well as installation and maintenance of machinery and tools. S/he will work with faculty, staff, students and others to design and fabricate work stations and storage modules, and development and implement safety, training and management protocols for the new space and its machinery. The Program Manager will also be responsible for developing programming, including workshops, orientations and open-house events, and will recruit individuals to participate in these events and train them as needed. The Program Manager will also be required to maintain financial oversight of the space and its needs and regularly report on finances and programming to the executive committee.

For more information and how to apply, see the full job description.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Deadline Extended! 2015 Library Technology Conference: Call for Proposals

Missed the deadline for your LibTech 2015 proposal submission? Not to worry! We have heard from a few folks who were still planning to submit but got caught up in the hectic start to the new school year. We are extending the deadline to Friday, October 3.

Call for Proposals
LibTech Conference 2015
March 18-19, 2015
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN
We invite you to submit a session proposal for LibTech 2015. We are looking for a balance of sessions that will appeal to a broad library audience and provide a combination of "right now" solutions and "see the future" technology presentations. Projects could already be implemented or still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we work, or will work, in libraries, as well as "out of the box" solutions and ideas for libraries struggling to 'keep up' with evolving technologies are all welcome topics. Library staff, library students, educators, technologist, vendors, publishers, and those in related fields are all encouraged to submit session proposals.
We are look forward to hearing from you. Please review our Planning Your Proposal resources for more help in creating a successful proposal. Submissions are due no later than October 3, 2014.

JOB OPENING - TEEN ENGAGEMENT LIBRARIAN

A/V production. DIY crafts. Homework help. Cooking competitions. Reading recommendations. Cartooning. Personal finance. College prep. Health Information. Video game tournaments. Book clubs.  LGBTQ issues. Job prep.  Tech skills.

The youth of Chapel Hill have spoken! Tweens and teens in our community want more responsive programs and services based on their needs and interests – in the library’s Teen Room, at our Parks and Rec facilities, and all around town.  We are looking for someone who can help us meet this demand and grow the Library's and the Town’s slate of engaging, entertaining, and educational programs and services for youth.

Here’s what you’ll need to be:

-      Teen advocate, aficionado, and admirer
-      Innovative, out-of-the box thinking, 21st century librarian
-      Strategic collaborator, skilled communicator, and expert project manager
-      Enthusiastic and energetic lover of our library and our community
-      Cool (so that kids respect you) and professional (so that parents trust you).

Sound like you? Learn more here…

Gottlieb Prize is now $500!

The Murray Gottlieb Prize is awarded annually by the Medical Library Association for the best unpublished scholarly paper about a topic in the history of the health sciences. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate interest in the history of the health sciences.  The author of the winning essay receives complimentary registration to the annual meeting, a certificate at the association’s annual meeting, and a cash award of $500, funded by the History of the Health Sciences Section, after the annual meeting. Deadline for submissions is November 1, 2014. See https://www.mlanet.org/awards/honors/gottlieb.html  for submission details.

Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian

Northwestern Health Sciences University
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Library

Duties: Oversee activities of the Technical Services Department
(including electronic resources) and maintain the integrated library system. Ensure access to the library’s physical and
electronic collections.
Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in library and/or information science
  • from an ALA-accredited program
  • At least four years as a professional cataloger
  • Experience with cataloging all types of media and electronic resources
  • Working knowledge of RDA, AACR2, LCSH, MeSH, and Dewey Decimal Classification
  • Experience with maintaining a library management system
  • Experience with electronic resource management
  • Familiarity with library preservation practices and materials processing procedures
For more information and how to apply, see the full job description.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Registration Now Open for the Minnesota Archives Symposium

3rd Annual Minnesota Archives Symposium
Inviting Interaction: Building Digital Access and
 Connections in Archives & Special Collections.

Join the Hennepin County Library Special Collections and the Twin Cities Archives Round Table (TCART) on Friday, October 24, 2014 for the third annual Minnesota Archives Symposium. This year’s theme is Inviting Interaction: Building Digital Access and Connections in Archives & Special Collections. Attend the Symposium to meet with your peers and learn what methods archivists, librarians, curators, and other information management professionals are using to advocate and make connections with others, both within their institution and with the public.

Registration for this event is FREE. Refreshments will be provided

For more information and how to register, go to the TCART website.

Iowa DOT Library Collection Management Intern/Practicum Opportunity

Application deadline: Wednesday, October 1
Start Date: January 5, 2015
End Date: May 2015 or August 2015 (August preferred)
Pay Rate: $14.05, Up to Full-time (Up to 40 hours per week)
Location: Iowa Department of Transportation Library, Ames, Iowa
Application Link: http://tinyurl.com/IowaDOTLib-Intern-2015
(Or go to http://www.iowadot.gov/careers/ , and search for “Student COOP (Library) - Ames, IA” under the “Internships/Co-Ops” tab.)

Description: The Iowa Department of Transportation Library is looking to hire a student interested in Special Librarianship to help us modernize our collection and collection management. While working at the Iowa DOT Library the student will have the opportunity to:

Library Systems Administrator, Slot 005 - Florence County Library

General Statement of Job
Under the supervision of the Library Director, develops, maintains and supports the Library System’s Local Area Network(LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and servers using independent judgment and initiative within the framework of established policies. Supervises daily activities of subordinate personnel and assists with a wide variety of computer and telecommunications hardware, operating systems, and software to serve the needs of library system users and staff.

For more information, see the full job description.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Director of Library Services, Augsburg College

Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Director of Library Services.  The Director is responsible for leading and managing Lindell Library to meet the needs of students and faculty in the 21st century.  The Director develops and oversees the library budget, works with others to develop a shared vision, aligns library services with campus needs, supervises librarians and library staff, establishes policy, and represents the library internally and externally.

The ideal candidate will possess demonstrated leadership qualities, especially innovation and collaboration. The candidate should have an understanding of the changing academic and library landscape, and possess enthusiasm for leading Lindell Library so that it remains the heart of Augsburg College.  Using an integrated service approach suited to today’s library and information needs, Lindell Library has transformed its traditional service model by co-locating research and technology help desks in an open, collaborative Learning Commons space.  Under this model, librarians and library staff offer assistance with assignments by guiding students through the learning process from inception of an idea to its final product.

See the full job description for more details.

October 6, 2014: MLIS Student Panel



Mark Your Calendar for Monday, October 6, 2014. All MLIS students, faculty and staff are invited to hear the MLIS Student Panel Presentation featuring students who attended the August 2014 IFLA Conference.” The panel will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in RM 017, CdC.

In August of 2014, MLIS Students Emily Denny, Alison Reiter and Jennie Walker Knoot traveled to Lyon, France to attend the 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly. Emily, Alison and Jennie will speak about their experiences at the conference and insights they gained from researching and writing a paper on a topic related to International Librarianship.

Their talk especially will benefit MLIS students considering attending an International LIS conference during their degree program.

Friday, September 19, 2014

MLIS Graduate Assistant Opportunity

A Graduate Assistantship opportunity for the Fall 2014 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. This assistantship is awarded for one semester and requires a commitment of at least ten hours per week. The rate of pay is $12 per hour. The position does not include tuition remission or benefits.

Deadline to apply is Tuesday, September 30, 2014 or open until filled. Students should apply by email to imdept@stkate.edu with the subject line: “MLIS GA Fall 2014”. Required is a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript from Kateway.

General Requirements:
· Must have completed LIS 7010.
· Must have taken or currently be enrolled in LIS 7030 and/or LIS 7040.
· Must abide by departmental policies and student employment policies in the Student Employment Handbook.
· Must be able to meet face-to-face with supervisor for regular updates on progress made toward assignment tasks.

Specific Requirements:

Working with Nick Steffel, IT Coordinator: Course requirements waived from General Requirements. Background in journalism or similar demonstrated writing ability. Ability to effectively manage and coordinate the work of others. Interest or experience in professional work with social media. General comfort with technology and working independently.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

CHILDREN LIBRARIAN, Oconomowoc Public Library

The Oconomowoc Public Library is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic, and creative individual to serve as the Children Librarian.  The Children’s department is a very active department with 5 story-times per week. Passion for service to children and teens, superior communication skills, and a MLS degree with background in children services required. Current MLS students encouraged to apply.  Must be comfortable with marketing and social media.  Starting salary $44,499 with excellent benefit package.

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and completed application to:  City of Oconomowoc, Attn:  Human Resources, P.O. Box 27, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.   For additional info & application, please visit www.oconomowoc-wi.gov and click on Employment Opportunities listed under Human Resources Department.   Applications and resumes must be received by 4 p.m. September 22, 2014.   EOE/M/F/D/V.

6 Librarian Openings in North Dakota

In Grand Forks, the University of North Dakota is currently hiring three librarians:

The closing date is October 8, 2014 for all three positions. The Reference Librarian/Bibliographer is an entry-level position, no experience required.  The Catalog Librarian position does not require experience, although prefers it. The Coordinator of Information Literacy and Assessment requires three years of experience in a library, but not necessarily as a professional librarian.

In Fargo, the North Dakota State University library is hiring an Acquisitions and Serials Librarian, https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/5358.  This position is entry-level, with only a preferred qualification of one year of professional experience and preferred supervisory experience.

The West Fargo Public Library is also hiring two librarians and welcomes recent and soon-to-be graduates to apply for: Librarian / Children’s Services or Librarian / Adult Services.  The full job descriptions, application, and supplemental questions can be found at www.westfargolibrary.org.  Recent and imminent graduates are welcome to apply.  Benefits include vacation, retirement (NDPERS), medical insurance, and great co-workers. First review of candidates begins October 6; the position will remain open until filled.  To apply, send a cover letter, completed application form, answers to supplemental questions, and your résumé to HR@westfargolibrary.org.   


Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian

Northwestern Health Sciences University is hiring a Technical Services/Electronic Resources Librarian

Full description can be found here: http://nwhealth.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-622997.html
Location: Bloomington, MN
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Library
Job Type: Employment Opportunities
Duties: Oversee activities of the Technical Services Department
(including electronic resources) and maintain the integrated library system. Ensure access to the library’s physical and
electronic collections.
Qualifications: - Masters degree in library and/or information science
from an ALA-accredited program
- At least four years as a professional cataloger
-Experience with cataloging all types of media and electronic resources
- Working knowledge of RDA, AACR2, LCSH, MeSH, and Dewey Decimal Classification
- Experience with maintaining a library management system
- Experience with electronic resource management
- Familiarity with library preservation practices and materials processing procedures

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

This full-time, tenure-track faculty position will coordinate library instruction for undergraduate writing courses and develop programs that support the needs of Hispanic college students. In addition to participating as a general reference librarian, the Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian is responsible for providing reference and research consultation; developing and implementing instructional programs and materials; maintaining and building library collections; and planning and fostering outreach to the departments of Chicana/o Studies, Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies.  As a faculty member, the Hispanic Serving and Undergraduate Success Librarian will be expected to engage in professional growth activities and participate in the shared governance of San Diego State University by serving on library, campus-wide, and California State University committees as needed.

This position is open at the Senior Assistant Librarian rank with a yearly salary range of $58,044-$65,000, commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications.  This position will remain open until filled.  Reviews will begin immediately. Anticipated start date is Spring Semester 2015.

To view a complete job description and instructions for the application procedures, visit:  http://apply.interfolio.com/26448

Monday, September 15, 2014

Assistant Librarian, University of Minnesota - Crookston

Entity Name: UMC Library (108A)
College or Admin Unit: UMC Academic Affairs
Campus Location: Crookston
Desired Posting Date: 09-15-2014
Job Open Date: 09-10-2014
Job Close Date: Open Until Filled
Search Committee Contact: Krista Proulx

Required/Preferred Qualifications       
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters' degree in library science and a minimum of one year of library experience, excellent communication/time management/interpersonal skills, and strong technology skills. Final offer contingent on successful background check and receipt of official transcripts.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience using cataloging standards, experience with integrated library systems, web development, academic library experience, experience with citation linking software, experience working with Alma and SFX, demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession, Metadata creation of materials, ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures is highly valued.
For more information, see the full job description.

Friday, September 12, 2014

DEADLINE TODAY: Professional Development Opportunity: Five Graduate Assistantships Available with MLIS Faculty

Graduate Assistantship opportunities for the Fall 2014 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of at least ten hours per week. The rate of pay is $12 per hour. The position does not include tuition remission or benefits.

Deadline to apply is Friday, September 12, 2014 or open until filled. Students should apply by email to imdept@stkate.edu with the subject line: “MLIS GA Fall 2014” Please note if you have a preference to work with a particular faculty member. Required is a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript from Kateway.

General Requirements:
  • Must have completed LIS 7010.
  • Must have taken or currently be enrolled in LIS 7030 and/or LIS 7040.
  • Must abide by departmental policies and student employment policies in the Student Employment Handbook.
  • Must be able to meet face-to-face with supervisor for regular updates on progress made toward assignment tasks.

Specific Faculty Requirements:

Grealy/Torres: Course requirements waived from General requirements; event planning and access database experience preferred; This position will assist with the MLIS Community Night events and plan the Professional Association Fair for the spring semester.

Lesniaski: Completion of LIS 7030; interest in the organization of information; and ability to work independently.

Ross: Completion of LIS 7030; interest in digitization; and interest in metadata.

Yoon:  A GA with a focus on data analysis - specific job with linguistic text analysis of customers' book reviews. Preferably someone who has:
  • Analytical skills - able to analyze text entities and systematically coding into different categories
  • Good learning ability - can learn quickly and enjoys learning new things and applying them
  • Understanding of basic research process - just basic understanding (those who have taken research method course with a good grade or have an experience of prior research project is a plus but not required)
  • Interest in user's information seeking and use - those who have taken information seeking behavior with a good grade or have a background in text coding is a plus but not required
  • Good work ethic - who is responsible, can meet due dates and meeting times, etc.
Yukawa:  Assist with developing communication tools, program evaluation tools, and community connections for older adult programming; Preferred qualifications: completion of LIS 7040 and LIS 7050, adept at using social media, interest in working with older adult patrons and volunteers


Youth Services Librarian, Madison Public Library’s

Madison Public Library’s Central Library is seeking a community-minded Youth Services Librarian who will embrace our mission to celebrate ideas, promote creativity, connect people and enrich lives and share our vision of the library as a place to learn, share, and create.

Join a team of committed, enthusiastic Librarians serving children, families and educators to build fundamental early literacy skills, instill a lifelong love of learning, and support adults in their mission to educate and entertain the children in their lives. Engage with your community to creative innovative collaborative partnerships and bring library services beyond the library's walls. As a Youth Services Librarian, you will blend traditional library services  with new technologies, community connections, and emerging developmental research. This position is based at Madison Public Library's newly-renovated Central Library and is a unique opportunity to implement programs in an exciting new space, work with community partners and youth-serving organizations city-wide, and provide leadership to the entire Youth Services team.

For more:
http://www.cityofmadison.com/HR/employment/JobOpenings.cfm

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Attention MLIS students

In case you missed the ALA/PLG meeting on Wednesday, September 10, here is the doodle poll for students to participate in helping prepare the recently published journal.

Doodle poll: https://doodle.com/95vp9atiyqpbfxrt

Pizza and refreshment will be there.

Library Services Summer Intern, Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO

Monsanto Library Services is currently seeking candidates for a paid internship opportunity during summer 2015.  The position will be based at our corporate offices in St. Louis, Missouri.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Masters in Library and Information Science degree program at a U.S. university and scheduled to graduate after August 2015.  The deadline for applications is October 15, 2014.  View the full job description and apply online at https://monsanto.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=00VDC&lang=en

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Call for Proposals: Macalester College Library Technology Conference

The deadline for submitting proposals is September 22, 2014.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the the upcoming 2015 Library Technology Conference.
  • Planning Your Proposal
  • Proposal Submission Form
The Library Technology Conference Planning Committee is looking for a balance of sessions that will appeal to a broad library audience and provide a combination of “right now” solutions and “see the future” technology presentations.  Projects could already be implemented or still in process. Long-term experiments that stretch the boundaries of how we work, or will work, in libraries, as well as “out of the box” solutions and ideas for libraries struggling to ‘keep up’ with evolving technologies are all welcome topics.

For more information, go to the 2015 Library Technology Conference webpage.

Temporary, substitute Law Librarian, Olmsted County Law Library

The Olmsted County Law Library is seeking applications for a temporary, substitute Law Librarian. This 40 hour per week position will begin on Monday, November 2, 2014, and continue for approximately 4-5 months, while the incumbent Law Librarian is out on medical leave.

Interested parties who have either a law degree, or a Library Master's degree with significant legal library experience, can submit a letter of interest and a current resume via email to flader.judy@co.olmsted.mn.us 

Review of applications will be on-going until the position is filled.

Monday, September 8, 2014

EXPERIENCES OF CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE ALA GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dear students and alumni,

We are exploring the experiences of culturally and linguistically diverse students who chose an ALA-accredited program for their graduate education, and/or the library- and information-related fields as their future career. We would like to invite you to take part in the survey designed to get insights into your decision-making process, as well as your perception of the field of study and practice.

We would be grateful if you considered taking about 30 min of your time to respond to the survey questions. Most questions are multiple-choice and can be answered quickly. However, we also value your opinion and experiences, and therefore some questions give you a chance to tell us your stories. Please check the participation criteria below to see if this survey is for you.

We invite you to participate if you belong to either of the two groups:

Friday, September 5, 2014

Walden University has two openings

Associate Librarian:
Walden University offers online graduate and undergraduate degree programs in Education, Business, Health, Nursing, and the social and behavioral sciences. The University Library is seeking a professional to join us as a Librarian.  This position is based in Minneapolis, MN.
For more information and how to apply, see the full job description.

Digital Repository Librarian:
Walden University Library seeks an enthusiastic, collegial, self-starter to work with the Walden institutional repository, which highlights the creative and scholarly productivity of the University community. The repository is hosted on the Digital Commons platform and will initially include ETDs, conference materials, and Walden’s open access journals. 
For more information and how to apply, see the full job description.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sign up for the Fall 2014 MLIS Career Development Workshop Series

MLIS Students: Sign up for the Fall 2014 MLIS Career Development Workshop Series. The workshops will cover basic information for each topic, and allow time for questions and some practice:

• Resumes/CVS: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, 6-7:30 p.m., RM 020
• Cover Letters: Monday, October 27, 6-7:30 p.m., RM 020
• Interviewing: Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, 6-7:30 p.m., RM 020

To register go to the online form:
http://tinyurl.com/mliscareerworkshopsfall2014

You may be asked to login using your University USERID and PASSWORD in order to access the form. Advanced registration is required to allow some workshop activities to be tailored to the participants’ needs. You can pick and choose among the three workshops or sign-up for all three. Deadline to register for any individual workshop is the Wednesday prior to the date the workshop will be held (September 24, October 22, November 19). The workshop series will be repeated in Spring 2015 (dates TBD). MLIS Assistant Program Director Deborah Torres is the workshop facilitator.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Murray Middle School Tutoring Opportunities

Murray Middle School (located at 2200 Buford Ave, St. Paul, in St. Anthony
Park) offers a comprehensive tutoring/study skills support program called
the Murray Pilot One-on-One Tutoring Program. This program is offered during
the school day as an elective class Monday through Friday during the last
three class periods of the day from 11:25-2:00 pm.

The 7th and 8th grade children involved in the program are primarily at-risk
students who benefit from obtaining daily support from a tutor/mentor.
Tutors work with students on developing solid study skills and they work on
core subjects including: English, Science, Math and Social Studies.
Currently, we have 75 tutors who come in each week who are either members of
the community or are students from Hamline University, University of MN or
St. Thomas University.

Alphabet Forest Thank You!

MLIS Program Students: (back row) Laura, Joyce, Suzi, Anna, Rachel, (front) Rebecca, Aimee, Alicia, and Sarah
A huge thank you to the fabulous 2014 MN State Fair Alphabet Forest volunteers from the Master of Library and Information Science Program:

  • Kaia Sievert (Student Volunteer Coordinator) & Sarah Dahlen (ALA Student Chapter Faculty Advisor)
  • Heidi Hammond (SLMS Coordinator) & Laura Hammond Laux
  • Beta Phi Mu Beta Beta Xi Chapter (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society): Christina Buckles, Leslie Hunter-Larson, Helena Kilbride, Laura Morlock, Heather Palmer, and Joan Van Norman
  • The stellar MLIS students who staffed a full day at the Alphabet Forest: Joyce Lopez, Sarah Nelson, Rachel Dols, Aimee Schreiber, Alicia AuBuchon, Rebecca Strauss, Anna Smithberger, Suzi Stephenson, Elizabeth Karges, Anita Montoya, Jen Dolen, Kelsey Lied, Kaia Sievert, Anne Thayer, Mary Reagan, and Laura Mays
  • Alumnae volunteers: Anders Oftelie (third year) and Kay Jacobson 
  • And many others!
Beta Phi Mu: (back row) Heather, Joan, Leslie, Christina, (front) Helena and Laura

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Graduate Assistant: MBA Program

We are seeking a graduate student to serve as a Graduate Assistant in the MBA program (8-10 hours per week).  This person will help lead and coordinate numerous exciting initiatives as we continue to grow this new academic program.

Specific responsibilities will include the following:
  • Assist with activities related to our pursuit of ACBSP accreditation such as standardizing course syllabi and tracking faculty credentials.
  • Assist the program director in mapping course learning objectives to program objectives to school and university objectives.
  • Manage many activities related to our adjunct instructors - helping them get up to speed on D2L, for example.
  • Conduct periodic reviews of APA formatting of student work products.
  • Manage various research projects to support the growth of the MBA program.

Qualified applicants will be currently enrolled in an academic program at St. Catherine University, and will possess skills that lead to efficient completion of projects (organized, self starter, detail-oriented).  Hours are flexible and much of the work can be done virtually from any location.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.  Please contact the MBA Director, Michelle Wieser (mawieser@stkate.edu) if interested.