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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Job Positions and Opportunities- Out of State

Youth Services Librarian-Oregon
 The Seaside Public Library is seeking a full time Youth Services Librarian who is energetic and willing to try new ideas. Must be willing to work with the local schools and collaborate with other nearby libraries in our countywide summer reading program. This position reports to the Library Director, working 40 hours a week, including Saturdays. The Youth Services Librarian performs a variety of outreach and works directly with the public to engage and inspire literacy, specifically targeting youth between the ages of 0-19. For more information, please visit:
Diversity and Inclusion Librarian/Specialist-Michigan
The University of Michigan Library is seeking a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist to guide and support efforts to promote organizational diversity and inclusion in order to maintain a positive workplace climate and to offer the best possible services to all library staff and patrons. For more information, see

Friday, February 27, 2015


As a part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) 2015 Emerging Leaders Program, we are conducting a short survey regarding publication needs and opportunities for students and new professionals, specifically targeting ALA New Member Round Table's (NMRT) newsletter, Footnotes, and peer-reviewed journal, Endnotes. We would greatly appreciate your feedback to guide our enhancement of these publications, and we estimate that the process should take less than five minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous, and the survey will be available through March 12. Please access the survey through the following link:

Although helpful, familiarity with Footnotes and/or Endnotes is not necessary. We welcome input from librarians of all types and career stages. This comprises the initial step of our initiative to improve these resources, which serve as ALA-endorsed venues for publication by those of any experience level. 

Please contact with any questions, and feel free to forward this survey as appropriate. 


2015 NMRT Emerging Leader Project Teams

Job Positions and Opportunities- Out of State

Library Director- Colorado
Fort Lewis College is seeking a Library Director for the John F. Reed Library. FT/12-month, exempt-staff position. ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science is required. Applications received by March 2, 2015 will be given full consideration.  For more information, please visit: and click on “Exempt Positions” to be directed to detailed job information.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Libraries Serving Youth Meetup

The Meetup is scheduled for Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Minnesota Department of Education in Roseville. Scheduled presenters from across the state include Brianna Belanger, Mike Evavold, Chad Lubbers, Ellen Morehouse, Donna Ohlgren, Nina Shimmin, and Erin Smith. Space is limited so please register early. There is no charge for the event. For more information, please contact Jennifer Verbrugge, Library Program and Partnership Coordinator, at or 651-582-8356.


OCLC Research Diversity Fellow

OCLC Research has a position for a Diversity Fellow. The OCLC Research Fellow will be working on several research projects from Summer 2015-Summer 2016. the diversity Fellow will have the opportunity to work on studies examining 1) how users are engaging with technology and content in order to identify ways libraries and librarians can better connect with those behaviors and 2) how libraries and librarians are responding to their research communities' emerging needs for research collections and services that support to contemporary modes of scholarship. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Library Director-Augsburg College

Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Library Director.  The Director will work with faculty, administrators and staff to develop a shared vision for the library, align library services with Augsburg's strategic plan, manage librarians and library staff and represent Lindell Library internally and externally. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Hold the Date! PLD Day 2015

Public Library Day will be April 28, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 3 PM, at the Grands at Mulligans in Sartell, MN.  Cost for the day, including breakfast snacks and a sit down lunch are $30 for MLA members and $50 for non-members.   
PLD day features:
  •  Maker spaces, teen tech squads and learning with technology
  • Security and diffusing situations when by yourself
  • Time to network and connect with colleagues
  • Council of Regional Public Library Administrators speaking about the strength of regional systems in Minnesota.
Registration opens March 13, 2015.  It’s going to be a fun day full of value for all public library staff. Special thanks to CRPSLA for their generous sponsorship support. Stay tuned for further updates! For more information, please visit:

Library Director

The City of Dodge Center is accepting applications for a Library Director. This position manages all library operations and performs a variety of complex administrative and technical work, including program development, children’s activities, budgeting, and personnel supervision.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LIBRARIAN 2 - Youth Services

Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS)

Closing date: March 6, 2015

Washington County Cooperative Library Services is seeking a trailblazing and passionate librarian to lead the system in providing library service to the diverse children and families in this county. As one of the busiest library systems in the country, the position will require someone energetic, efficient, effective, and collaborative.

For details on this recruitment see the attached flyer.

Washington County, Oregon | Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Posted for WCCLS by:
Victoria Campbell
Youth Services Manager
Beaverton City Library

Full posting found here.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Reference and Instruction Librarian for the Humanities and Edcation- Iowa

Responsibilities, General: The Reference & Instruction Librarian for the Humanities & Education is responsible for developing the humanities and education collections and leading their information literacy programs. In addition, this position participates in all aspects of the information literacy program in the Core Curriculum and provides reference service to students, faculty, staff, and other constituents. This is
a full-time position with ranked faculty status (12 month contract) that reports to the Assistant Director for Library Instruction and Public Services.

Circulation and Technology Support Manager

     Rodney A. Briggs Library at the University of Minnesota, Morris invites applications from energetic, innovative and service-oriented individuals for the newly created position of Circulation and Technology Support Manager.  Reporting to the library director, the successful candidate will manage the library’s circulation desk as well as work with the UMM Disability Resource Center in supporting student needs related to assistive/adaptive technology accommodations and the Briggs Library Digital Services Coordinator in providing technology assistance.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Academic Librarian

Goddard Library at University Center Rochester is seeking a temporary (.9) librarian until the end of the semester with additional summer hours available. Our library serves Rochester Community and Technical College and the Rochester campus of Winona State University. It's possible there may be a UFT position available for fall but we may be hiring temporary part-time (.9) at that time as well. For more information, please visit:

Technology Week March 9th-14th

We had so much fun with our MLIS Technology Fair last spring that we’ve expanded it to a full blown Technology Week for 2015! In addition to our hands-on technology demonstrations we’ve added workshops on Monday and Friday night which delve into some new areas related to teaching and learning programming skills. Feel free to come to a few parts or come to everything — we hope everyone can find something which matches their interests and skills.

Library Information Systems Manager/Technology Librarian

With access to significant support and advice from the regional library system technology staff, you will be responsible for planning, implementing, and supporting all computer functions in the library and will develop and implement a program of educational opportunities to meet the technology learning needs of our community. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Associate Academic Librarian/Systems and Digital Servces Librarian-University of Wisconsin-Superior

The Systems and Digital Services Librarian administers and maintains the library’s website and databases, integrated library system, LibGuides, and other library services. The position includes close collaboration with campus information technology and with UW-System libraries.

A Day in the Life: Panel with Recent Graduates in Non-Traditional Libraries

On Monday, March 16th, please join the St. Kate’s ALASC and SLA student groups to hear a panel of recent alumni talk about their work in special libraries and non-traditional fields. They will share how they found their current positions, what a typical day involves for them, and which of their student experiences benefited them most as they entered the job market. Panelists include:
  • Andrew Crow, Knowledge Consultant Librarian, Allina Health
  • Amelia Snetting, Content Librarian, ShopperWorks
  • Margit Wilson, Assistant Librarian, Walker Art Center
  • Kathryn Zielski, Community Engagement Librarian, Third Iron
The program will be held in CdC 20, beginning at 6:00pm. Snacks will be served!

Monday, February 16, 2015


The S. Kirk Cabeen Travel Stipend Award is offered to a library school student or first time conference attendee. This $1,000 award, generously supported by SPIE Digital Library, is to be used toward expenses of attending the SLA Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. on June 14-17, 2015.

QUALIFICATIONS: Be a library school student or first time attendee; be a current member of SLA, preference going to Science-Technology Division members; if NOT a student, then applicant must be attending his or her first SLA conference. Please note, membership in SLA for students or low-income librarians is very affordable ($40 US). See

NOMINATIONS: Self-nominations are encouraged.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Archives and Special Collections Opportunity

Deborah Kloiber, St. Catherine University Archivist, is looking for an MLIS student to work in the Archives and Special Collections. She would like someone with an interest in archives, who would spend this semester as a graduate-assistant-in-training. They would become familiar with our collections, processes, and procedures then, if mutually agreeable, would become the Archives and Special Collections graduate assistant for the 2015-16 academic year.

The job is posted on KatieCareer as well as the library website at

Applications must be submitted through KatieCareer by 5 p.m. on Thursday, February 26th.

Taste, Tradition and Beauty in the Edible Landscape. Attend the CBHL Meeting this Summer.

The 47th annual meeting of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. (CBHL) will be held in Decorah, Iowa, June 16-20, 2015. The meeting, “Taste, Tradition and Beauty in the Edible Landscape,” will be hosted by Seed Savers Exchange (SSE).

Attendees are invited to explore local gardens, museums, and historic sites during Decorah’s beautiful summer season. Held in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the founding of SSE, the CBHL annual meeting will feature visits to Vesterheim Museum, Seed Savers Exchange, Luther College, and other area locations. Speakers will include Dan Bussey, apple historian and author; Diane Ott Whealy, SSE co-founder; D. Keith Crotz, antiquarian and agricultural historian; and David Cavagnaro, notable garden photographer and founder of The Pepperfield Project. Throughout the meeting, speakers, tour stops and presentations will explore topics related to different aspects of horticulture, garden history and libraries. The pre-conference workshop will explore creating a seed library and the post conference tours will offer visits to area sites and Dubuque. Join us at this remarkable meeting to learn valuable skills while exploring the beauty of Decorah, Iowa! For more information, please visit Early-bird registration is open from March 16 through April 17; full registration ends May 15. Questions about this upcoming meeting may be directed to Bill Musser, Seed Savers Exchange at

The Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries, Inc. is the leading professional organization in the field of botanical and horticultural information services. It recognizes the critical importance of collecting, preserving, and making accessible the accumulated knowledge about plants for present and future generations. For more information about CBHL, visit its web site at

Monday, February 9, 2015

Iowa DOT Library Collection Management Internship/Practicum Opportunity

The Iowa Department of Transportation Library is pleased to announce that it is now taking applications for one full-time, paid internship, running from May to December 2015; the application deadline is February 20th, 2015. For more information, please visit:

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Wayne State University National Digital Stewardship Alliance Student Chapter Submissions

2015 ALA BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award

Applications for the 2015 Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award are being accepted until February 8, 2015. The BRASS Gale Cengage Learning Student Travel Award is a $1250 cash award given to a student enrolled in an ALA-accredited master’s degree program to fund travel to and attendance at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, CA, and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

AJL Student Scholarship

The Association of Jewish Libraries is pleased to announce a scholarship of $1000 to a student enrolled or accepted in a graduate school of library and information science. Prospective candidates should have knowledge of and interest in Jewish studies, and demonstrate the intention of pursuing a career in Judaica librarianship. Students who are interested in applying to this scholarship need to submit their applications by April 11th, 2015. For more information, please visit:

National Library Legislative Day 2015

Registration for the 41st annual National Library Legislative Day is now open! This two-day advocacy event brings hundreds of librarians, trustees, library supporters, and patrons to Washington, D.C. to meet with their Members of Congress to rally support for libraries issues and policies. This year, National Library Legislative Day will be held May 4-5, 2015. Participants will receive advocacy tips and training, along with important issues briefings prior to their meetings. For more information, please visit:

LITA/Ex Libris Seeking LIS Student Authors

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. Submit the manuscript to Ms. Sandra Barclay electronically at by Feb. 28, 2015. For more information and to apply, please visit:

Friday, February 6, 2015

24th Annual Minitex INterlibrary Loan Conference

The 24th Annual Minitex Interlibrary Loan Conference will take place on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015, at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the Saint Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota. The keynote speaker for the day will be Lorcan Dempsey. If you are interested in registering for this conference, more information will be available in late February.

Job Listings and Opportunities- Out of State

Assistant Professor of Library Science/Archivist and Head of the Ernest J. Gaines Center- Louisiana
    The University of Louisiana at Lafayette is looking for a candidate for the position of Assistant Professor of Library Science/Archivist and Head of the Ernest J. Gaines Center. For more information, please visit:

Media Specialist Guest Teachers- Alabama
     Birmingham Public Schools Media Department is in search of Media Specialist Guest Teachers for all levels, elementary through high school. For more information, please contact:

$1200 SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend – Call for Applications

SPIE Digital Library is sponsoring for library school students an award of a $1200 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the annual Special Libraries Association conference in Boston, MA, June 14-16, 2015. SPIE Digital Library is the world’s largest collection of optics and photonics applied research.

Access Services Librarian Opening

The University of Minnesota Law Library has an opening for the position of Access Services Librarian. For more information, please visit:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

ARLD Day 2015 Call for Session Proposals!

The Academic & Research Libraries Division (ARLD) of the Minnesota Library Association is seeking session proposals for ARLD Day 2015 which will be held on April 24, 2015 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  

Our theme this year is The Open Library. We are excited to have Stephanie Davis-Kahl, the Scholarly Communications Librarian and Associate Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University, as our keynote speaker.  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. Her keynote will look at the role academic libraries can play in scholarly communication. 

We encourage you to submit a session proposal for ARLD Day 2015. Please complete the session proposal form by March 13. Anyone, including current MLIS students, can submit a presentation. Our planning committee will select presentations and notify presenters in late March.

American Association of Law Libraries Scholarship Opportunities

The American Association of Law Libraries (“AALL”) is committed to preparing and encouraging individuals to pursue careers in law librarianship and to seek out professional growth.  For these reasons, AALL is proud to offer the following scholarships:

AALL Educational Scholarships
Educational scholarships are available from AALL to assist individuals studying to become law librarians with their educational expenses. Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship where appropriate.

George A. Strait Minority Scholarship

The George A. Strait Minority Scholarship is awarded to college graduates with law library experience who are members of a minority group as defined by current U.S. government guidelines and are degree candidates in accredited library or law schools and who intend to have a career in law librarianship.

Summer Intership at Smithsonian's Museum Conservation Institute

The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is offering a unique summer internship opportunity that may be of interest to your students. We are looking for a student with graduate-level experience/training in archives, records, and information management and an interest in materials science or conservation. For more information and to apply, please contact: If possible, students should email a copy of their materials AFTER they have completed and submitted the online application. It never hurts to have a back-up copy in case there are any problems with the online system. To do this, you can email Dawn Rogala at

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Welcome to Spring 2015 MLIS Students, Faculty and Staff

Welcome to the Spring 2015 Semester!!!

To celebrate the beginning of the semester, the MLIS Program and Student Governance Organization invite students to join us during the MLIS Social Hours on February 3, 4 and 5, 2015.

Come for treats and a great chance to mingle with fellow students right before classes start. The social hours will be outside of classroom, CdC 17 in the MLIS hallway.

All MLIS students are welcome each night.

Tuesday, February 3 
Wednesday, February 4 
Thursday, February  5

5-6pm, MLIS Hallway

Monday, February 2, 2015

MLIS Students Volunteer with the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation

Students in the St. Kate's Master of Library and Information Science program volunteer their time to help the Red Wing Collectors Society Foundation - and the Red Wing Republican Eagle.

Read the January 26, 2015 Red Wing Newsroom article: "Students take on pottery challenge" by Ruth Nerhaugen here:

APA Workshop for Graduate Students

Registration is now open for "APA: A la carte," a repeat of last fall's popular APA workshop for graduate students. Presented by St. Kate's librarians, topics covered include tips for using sources in a paper, citing electronic sources in APA style, and strategies to avoid plagiarism. (NOTE: This is not an introductory APA workshop; a basic familiarity with APA guidelines is assumed.)

WHEN: Sat, Feb 28, 9am-Noon (check-in with coffee begins at 8:30)
WHERE: St. Paul Campus Library, Room 110
WHO: Any student in a graduate program or graduate program faculty here at St. Kate's
Space is limited so registration is required!
Visit the APA: A la carte page to register.
Questions? Contact Sue Gray ( or Kathi Rickert (