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Saturday, January 31, 2015

ARLD Day 2015!

Mark your calendars; ARLD Day is coming soon!  Join us on April 24, 2015 as we explore The Open Library.  This annual gathering is hosted by the Minnesota Library Association's Academic and Research Libraries Division.

Our keynote speaker, Stephanie Davis-Kahl, is the Scholarly Communications Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University.  Named a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal in 2014, Stephanie is an open access advocate, especially for the inclusion of original student work in IWU’s institutional repository. She works closely with students through all aspects of the publishing process as editor of the Undergraduate Economic Review. See her work here. Her keynote will look at the role academic libraries can play in scholarly communication.

Look for ARLD's call for conference session proposals, in both full-length and "lightning round" formats. We will be calling for submissions on a variety of topics such as: open access publishing and scholarly communication, maker spaces, collaborative partnerships, learning commons, institutional repositories, undergraduate research, collection management, teaching and learning, mobile library services, reference and outreach, assessment and impact, and marketing and promotion.

Friday, January 30, 2015

TWO MLIS Monday Night Events

Scholarships Info Session Spring 2015

FOCUS ON SCHOLARSHIPS: A Scholarships Information Session for MLIS Students will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 020. LIS Professional Associations (e.g. ALA, SLA, ACRL) offer scholarships to help defray tuition costs or costs of attending a conference. The MLIS Program offers the MLIS Scholarship annually. Come learn more about the array of scholarships available to you, especially those with approaching deadlines. Time for Q&A. Bring your laptop or tablet if you’d like to start an application that night. Assistant Program Director Deb Torres is this session facilitator.

To ensure your spot for this session, register online: 


MLIS Spring 2015 Career Development Workshops
MLIS SPRING CAREER DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: Assistant Program Director Deb Torres is offering two Career Development Workshops for MLIS Students in Spring 2015. Resumes/CVs and Cover Letters will be covered on Monday, February 23, 2015, 6-7:30 p.m., RM 020. Interviewing (face-to-face and other formats) is set for Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:30-7:30 p.m., RM 020. The workshops will focus on best practices for the LIS and Archives job market. These workshops are being offered earlier in the semester to accommodate Spring graduating students.

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to 24 for each of the workshops.

To register online: URL:

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Deadline Approaching for National Digital Stewardship Residency Program in Washington, DC

The Library of Congress and the Institute of Museum and Library Services announce the official open call for applications for the 2015 National Digital Stewardship Residency, to be held in the Washington, D.C. area.

Full description here.

This is a reminder that the application deadline for the upcoming National Digital Stewardship Residency program in Washington, DC is next Friday, January 30, 2015.  All interested applicants should apply through the USAJOBS website, located at  Additional information about the program, the hosting organizations and application requirements can be found on the NDSR website.  All application requirements, including recommendation letters, must be submitted by the deadline.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Utah Diversity Resident Librarian

The J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah, is looking to fill a two-year, career line faculty position. We are targeting individuals who have a MLS or MLIS and have recently graduated or will graduate by July 2015, to fill our Diversity Resident Librarian position.

For more information about this position, please visit:

Please forward this email to anyone who you would be interested in this position.

Thank you,

Jordan M. Waite
Human Resources Assistant
J. Willard Marriott Library
295 South 1500 East, 5023
Salt Lake City, UT 84112-0860
Phone: 801-581-7709
Fax: 801-581-3997

Librarian, Department Head Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

Librarian, Department Head
Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian, Department Head (00)
Requisition:  28722BR

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:  Reporting to the Director of Beinecke Library, the Head of Access Services provides leadership and direction of a broad range of services and programs which support use of Beinecke collections by Yale faculty, students and the international scholarly community. The Head of Access Services must have a strong commitment to public service, a proven ability to interact effectively and productively with diverse individuals and groups, and an understanding of and commitment to the role of technology in special collections. The incumbent will provide leadership, instill high standards of service and administer the department’s resources to provide excellent services. The incumbent is responsible for long-range strategic planning for Beinecke’s Access Services and serves on Beinecke’s senior management team.

Creative Assets Archives Specialist

Creative Assets Archives Specialist position:

An excellent entry-level digital asset management specialist position.

Congratulations Amelia!

Congratulations to Amelia Snetting on her new job with Hogarth Worldwide as a Content Librarian. She works closely with the WPP General Mills Integrated Shopper Marketing agency team in downtown Minneapolis and connects with their GMI partners at the head office. Amelia has responsibility for ensuring all generated marketing assets are collected and stored in a digital asset management system in way that they can be easily found and reused as needed across various channels, retailers and campaigns.

Internship in with the Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives

Paid Summer 2015 Internship for Graduate Student - The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives
Museum Archives holdings are primarily textual documents related to the Metropolitan's institutional history, collection, and past exhibitions, dating from 1870 through the twentieth century. The intern's responsibilities will include archival processing of Museum records, reference assistance to Museum staff and non-staff scholars, and historical research. The ideal candidate will be enrolled in a graduate program in library/information science or archives management. In addition to developing practical work skills through this departmental placement, the intern will participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and interact directly with the Museum's diverse audience by conducting a gallery talk based on their area of expertise.
The internship commences with MuSe (Museum Seminars), a series of curator talks in the galleries and presentations by executive staff that introduce interns to the curatorial, educational, and operational structure of the Museum. The seminars also include hands-on workshops and practice sessions to prepare interns to lead gallery talks and tours. Graduate interns attend mandatory full-day MuSe sessions for the first week of the program, and then each Monday throughout the rest of the summer.

Copyright Policy Assistance

ISD 196 is reviewing their copyright policy.  It was last reviewed and updated in 2004.  Since that review, there have been significant changes in technology and ease of access to documents, etc.  If someone is interested in working on the review/update of the copyright policy for ISD 196, please contact Dawn Lyons, School Library Media Specialist (SCU MLIS grad!) for more information.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Library Media Specialist Position

Robbinsdale Area Schools has an opening for a library media specialist at our School of Engineering and Arts.

The school is focused on integrating science, engineering, math and the arts. The book collection is new and based on a book store model. They have a wide range of technologies and a fun staff!

If interested click here, or go to us/Job opportunities/student support services.

Candidates who hold or have started a library media license are encouraged to apply.


Jane Prestebak, Program Director for Media and Instructional Technology
Robbinsdale Area Schools
8301 47th Avenue North
New Hope, MN 55428

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Project Archivist

Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County
Moorhead, MN

Position type: Temporary (18 months), full-time through June 30, 2016
Salary: $35,000-$38,000 plus benefits

Position Summary:
We seek a highly organized archivist with experience to direct and carry out the work of creating a system of organization for the Clay County Archive, about 450 linear feet consisting of manuscript collections, paper records, documents, letters, scrap books, newspapers, pamphlets, maps, posters, photographs, tapes, films, disks, genealogical and related ephemera, and other relevant print or electronic material of an archival nature that reflects primarily Clay County, MN history. Working collaboratively with the permanent archivist, who has been with HCSCC for 29 years, the project archivist will make a substantial and lasting impact on the organization by establishing the process and policies for arranging, describing, and creating finding aids well into the future. Along with accessioning and cataloguing work, the project archivist will teach and supervise interns and volunteers putting data into the database. "This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund."

January 19: Plan Ahead for St. Kate's Scheduled System Maintenance

St. Catherine University will be closed on Monday, January 19 in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. 

An IT network maintenance outage is planned on that day so please plan ahead. There is a scheduled system maintenance from 7:00am to 7:00pm. The following systems will be unavailable: Kateway, Banner systems, etc.

Legal Reference Librarian

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 28 years. During that time, LLC has placed many St. Kate MLIS students and graduates in full-time and part-time jobs.

POSITION: Reference Librarian in Minneapolis law firm.
LLC is seeking an experienced reference librarian to provide reference and research
support to a downtown Minneapolis law firm, as they conduct a search for a full-time
librarian position.

This is a temporary part-time position.

Afternoon Schedule: 12 hours/week. Monday-Wednesdays or Monday-Thursdays.

SKILLS: Legal reference experience.

COMPENSATION: Beginning at $28/hour for experienced individual. Increase DOE.

How to Apply for this or other law library positions:
Contact: Kathleen Bedor
Email resume to:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Research/Technical Services Librarian – Full Time

Maslon LLP
Job Description
·         Coordinates Technical Services Operations: purchasing, tracking costs, and processing materials
·         Maintains print materials: coordinates loose-leaf filing, maintains print collection, route and file periodicals
·         Maintains and enhances library content on the intranet
·         Support of the firm’s password management system
·         Assist with the evaluation, testing and implementation of new resources
·         Provide research and reference support to attorneys, legal assistants and other staff

The position requires someone able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Preferred Qualifications
Experience in a law firm, corporate legal department or academic law library, a MLIS a plus but not required.
Technical Skills
·         Experience with Word, Excel and PowerPoint
·         Understanding of current cataloging standards (MARC, RDA)
·         Demonstrated knowledge of electronic information resources, experience with current technologies and software used to support online research
·         Must be detail-oriented, with excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with lawyers and staff at all levels
·         Ability to set priorities, work under pressure and meet deadlines

Maslon LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Resumes with cover letter and salary requirements should be directed to Sandy Callen, Director of Human Resources via mail, e-mail ( or fax 612-642-8353.
Starts: immediate opening

Apply by: Feb 1, 2015

Summer Internship at Columbia University Library

The EdLab at Gottesman Libraries, Teachers College Columbia University is looking for dedicated library students for a summer internship. As part of a dynamic development, research, publishing, and materials group, you will work to unite traditional library roles and experimental interdisciplinary processes. The EdLab is a unique library that goes beyond content delivery to explore creative production, product management, social media marketing, and digital archiving. We seek interns with a passion for ushering libraries into the future and demonstrated writing ability. Candidates who have or who are pursuing a degree in library sciences strongly preferred. This is a paid position.

  • Communicates effectively with excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational skills 
  • Familiarity with research methods 
  • A commitment to the field of education
Please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

Friday, January 9, 2015

Register for Minnesota Library Legislative Day 2015

Early Registration is Open!  

Who: All are welcome!

What: Minnesota Library Legislative Day will begin with a legislative briefing from our  lobbying teams of Elaine Keefe and Sam Walseth on the evening of March 2nd.  On March 3rd, the briefing will be repeated at 9am before you meet with your  specific legislators throughout that day. It is important to schedule meetings with  your representative in advance! (Please see below to learn how to schedule meetings with your representative).
Where: Best Western Plus Capitol Ridge (formerly the Kelly Inn) 161 Saint Anthony Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55103
When: - Monday, March 2nd – 5:00-6:30pm Legislative Briefing - Tuesday, March 3rd – 9:00am Legislative Briefing followed by meetings throughout the day. (MLA Hospitality Suite Open Until 1:00pm) REGISTER HERE
Why: It’s important for MN library professionals to connect with legislators and advocate as active consitituents. Use your voice!

How to Schedule Meetings with your Representatives:
1.)    Visit
2.)    Go to “Get Informed”
3.)    Click on “Find Elected Officials”
4.)    Click on “State and Federal Elected Officials”
5.)    Enter city, state or zip code to find your representatives’ contact information

LLAMA: Project Management for Librarians at ALA

Register for the LLAMA Midwinter Career Institute

Friday, January 30, 9:00-4:30
McCormick Place West, 178b

Through instruction and typical scenarios you will learn and apply key concepts in PM:
•    understanding the project life cycle and setting objectives
•    identifying stakeholders and managing teams
•    defining schedules and costs, and reporting progress

The institute will be led by Jennifer Sweeney, Ph.D., a library management consultant and adjunct faculty member in the College of Computing and Information Science at Drexel University. Registration includes workshop materials and refreshments; lunch is on your own.

Fees: $175 ALA student and retired members; $205 LLAMA members (use code "LLAMA2015"); $255 ALA members; $305 nonmembers. 

Special pricing of $175 is available for current and past ALA Spectrum Scholars and Emerging Leaders, and ALA Leadership Institute participants. Email LLAMA staff to secure this rate. 

Please note: you do not need to register for the ALA Midwinter Meeting in order to attend the institute. To register for one or both, complete the Meeting Registration Form.  

2015 Professional Development internships at the Smithsonian Libraries

The Smithsonian Libraries is excited to announce that applications are now open for the 2015 Professional Development Internship program. These paid summer internships are six week-long opportunities for students in MLS or related graduate programs to gain valuable knowledge while working in the worlds' largest museum library system! This year, applicants may select from two projects, detailed below. 

BHL Outreach Impact Strategy Internship

The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is the world’s largest open access digital library of natural history literature. Its mission is to work collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

As a free digital library, the BHL relies on its ability to measure impact and demonstrate its value through a variety of quantitative and qualitative methods. BHL has a robust and proactive outreach and communication program that interacts with the public on a regular basis and consistently seeks new ways to engage with existing communities and reach new audiences. An Outreach Impact Strategy Intern is needed to analyze the BHL’s existing outreach strategies using social media platforms in order to increase traffic to the BHL website.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn about BHL’s Strategies for interacting with its user communities and understand in practice how marketing plays a critical role in demonstrating the impact and vision of a virtual library where there are no physical collections or infrastructure that users can visit or see for themselves.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library Librarian, Archivist

Librarian, Archivist
Records Manager
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  28742BR

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Apply to: ARL/SAA Mosaic Program

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and the Society of American Archivists (SAA) are now accepting applications for the 2015–2017 cohort of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. This program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), ARL, and SAA, provides support for master of library and information science (MLIS) students pursuing degrees with a concentration in archives or special collections. Components of this program include a robust internship experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development. The program seeks to attract individuals who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives and special collections profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

More Information & Applications

For additional information about the program and to apply, please visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program webpage. The completed online application form and attachments and all supporting documentation should be submitted and/or delivered to ARL by 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 28, 2015

Qatar Elementary Teacher-Librarian

The American School of Doha in Qatar is looking for a lower elementary teacher-librarian (grades PK - 2) for the 2015-2016 school year. ASD is a fantastic school in a supportive community, located in a fascinating country that is on the move.  Please check out our website ( The school has over 2000 students served by two libraries with 4 full-time teacher-librarians and 8 library assistants. If you're interested in learning more about what we have to offer, please contact Linda Hoiseth, head librarian. 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Interested in the St. Kate's MLIS Program? Register for an ONLINE Information Session Now!

MLIS ONLINE Information Session
Take part in an online information session if you are interested in the MLIS graduate program. You'll interact online with an admission counselor and a faculty member, hear and watch a presentation on a graduate program, and have opportunities to ask questions. After submitting your reservation, you'll receive an e-mail confirmation with log-in instructions.  
​​Master of Library and Information Science

You can alternatively attend a face-to-face MLIS Program graduate information session. Graduate College information sessions feature concurrent presentations. You will spend most of your time in a small-group session focused on one graduate program. You'll meet with faculty members and admission counselors, ask questions, and learn in-depth about your program of interest:
These sessions, lasting approximately two hours, are held on our St. Paul campus, Rauenhorst Hall in Coeur de Catherine, third floor (unless otherwise noted). Register online up to 24 hours prior to any session. Or, register by phone: 651.690.6933 or 800.945.4599, ext. 6933.

Technical Information Specialist Intern

Medtronic Neuromodulation is seeking a temporary full-time intern available from the end of February through the end of June.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Supports clinical information requests to meet regulatory and medical evidence needs. Uses knowledge of literature resources and information retrieval to fulfill literature requests. Maintains, promotes and supports use of literature management software. Creates and maintains metrics of clinical document review procedures.

  • Regulates the flow of information procedurally to meet regulatory requirements for post-market reporting for medical devices and drugs.
  • Facilitates clinical document review procedures, logging and maintaining documentation and metrics.
  • Supports scientific literature needs for therapy experts obtaining and maintaining a database of requested literature that supports medical evidence of Medtronic products in a copyright compliant manner.
  • Creates and improves database records in literature management software.
  • Maintains functionality of literature management software.
  • Subject matter expert on bibliographic rules and tools, providing bibliographies upon request.
  • Coordinates translation of relevant foreign language articles.
  • Other data management duties as assigned.

NASIG 2015 grants, awards, and scholarships

NASIG is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for its 2015 grants, awards, and scholarships to be awarded at the Annual Conference being held in Washington, D.C., May 27-30, 2015. 
Established in 1985, NASIG is an international organization committed to promoting communication and sharing of ideas among all people working with or concerned about serial publications.  More information about NASIG is available at

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Youth Services Librarian in New Mexico

Farmington Public Library,
Farmington, New Mexico
Farmington Public Library Logo
Salary: $42,000 to $46,000
Status: Full-time
Posted: 12/17/14

Youth Services Librarian
Make your mark by adding your energy and creativity to our state-of-the-art facility.
Stay ahead of the curve by joining our innovative and forward-thinking library team.
Interact with a culturally diverse service population of over 100,000 in a library that hums with activity.
Have some fun. The Four Corners area offers a range of outdoor activities year round, including fantastic fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, and skiing. Enjoy an average of 273 sunny days each year.
Apply for this job

Monday, January 5, 2015

HCL Preservation Internship

Opening Date:  12/31/14
Closing Date:   1/30/15

The Position
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.  We also perform a consulting function to staff on preservation-related matters.

This unpaid internship is for one semester, February - May, 2015, 6-10 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

St. Kate's O'Neill Center Graduate Writing Consultant


Graduate Writing Consultant (Online/Onsite)



  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Good writing and communication skills as demonstrated in educational or work experience.
  • Patience, sensitivity, and the ability to communicate with others are essential.
  • Strong sense of personal responsibility and reliability
  • Availability to work between 10‐20 hours per week in the Writing/Reading Center and/or Online via our online tutoring platform WCONLINE
  • Ability to work remotely, responsibly, and independently

REMINDER: St.Catherine University Library Reference Assistant - Accepting Applications

The St.Catherine University Library on the St.Paul Campus is accepting applications from qualified MLIS students for a paid Reference Assistantship for the spring 2015 semester.

The Reference Assistant will work with reference librarians to provide reference services throughout the semester, including assisting students, staff, and faculty at the reference desk, assisting with library instruction, and creating print and online guides.

To qualify for consideration, students must have taken MLIS 7010, 7030, 7040, 7050, and one additional course. Student must be able to commit 10 hours per week for the entire semester (February- May).  The position pays $12.50 per hour.

For the complete job description and application information please see:

The deadline to submit application materials is Monday, January 12, 2015.
Please feel free to contact Anne Beschnett ( if you have any questions.