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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Beta Phi Mu/Library Research Round Table Research Paper Award

This award is being jointly presented by The Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society  and the American Library Association’s Library Research Round Table to recognize excellent research in progress into problems related to the profession of librarianship.  Any ALA member is eligible for this $500 award, and all methodologies and research topics/questions are eligible for consideration. The criteria to be followed for the selection of an award winner are:

Friday, March 27, 2015

Simmons Graduate Internship Program, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, Michigan

Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015

The Henry Ford’s Simmons Internship Program is designed for current graduate students pursuing careers in museums, historical agencies, conservation labs, or related fields. This internship provides participants with a great opportunity to gain in-depth work experience in a major American history museum.

Stipend and Terms of Internship
Simmons interns are awarded stipends for a minimum 12-week full time internship. Starting and ending dates for individual internships are negotiable. The Simmons Internship Program is funded by the Vera W. and Walter E. Simmons Endowment Fund.

For more information and how to apply, go to:

Instruction/Reference Librarian-Southwest Minnesota State University

McFarland Library seeks an energetic, proactive, team oriented, and innovative person to provide library instruction and reference service.  Additional duties will be determined based on the candidate’s experience and expertise.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to work collaboratively and creatively with library and university faculty to plan, develop and provide library instruction.  Reference duty will include some weekend and evening hours. For more information, please visit:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Principal Librarian-California

A Principal Librarian plans, organizes, directs, and supervises the work of library personnel at regional and neighborhood branch libraries, a Central Library department, or system-wide level, including centralized public and technology service units, facilities and collection services, or in a specialized library administrative function. For more information, please visit:

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library Cataloging Internship

This semester, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Library (New York, NY) will be offering one (1) current MLS student or recent graduate an opportunity to gain experience in cataloging and a greater understanding to the multi-faceted workings of a small museum library. Summer internships are  full-time, four days per week Monday-Thursday, in addition to Friday seminars.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

2015 SLA Annual Conference Scholarship

The 2015 SLA Conference will be held in Boston on June 14th through 16th. 

The St. Catherine University's Special Library Association Student Group will offer a $1,200 scholarship for a student to attend the conference. St. Kate's MLIS students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay of no more than 1,500 words.

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:
◦Evidence of involvement in SLA and the St. Kate's student group.
◦How attending the SLA conference will impact your career and/or education.
◦Demonstration of commitment to the field of special librarianship.

Essays must be submitted by April 21, 2015.

Turn in completed applications to

Essays will be judged by MN-SLA Student Awards Chapter

Summer Internships at the U.S. Supreme Court Library

Technical Services and Special Collections Department
Involves assistance with cataloging a special French language collection, creation of item level records, assistance with the Records and Briefs Collection and the processing of digitized materials for catalog display. For more information, please visit:

Library's Technology and Collections Management Department
Involves working in Collections Management, including filling in at the Circulation Desk, assistance with special projects and other duties as assigned. For more information, please visit:

 Research Department of the Library
Involves reference and research assistance, performance of administrative tasks, completion of special projects, and other duties as assigned. For more information, please visit:

Minnesota Digital Libraries (MDL) Seeks Your Feedback!

The Minnesota Digital Library is conducting a survey of Minnesota’s cultural heritage community, and would be very grateful for your participation. The survey will only take 10-15 minutes of your time. The deadline for completion is 5:00 PM (Central) on April 3. For more information and to take the survey, please visit:

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

SPRING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM - Hosted by the Minnesota Coalition of County Law Libraries and the Minnesota State Law Library

 April 24, 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm (Registrations must be received by April 17. Access the registration form here.)

Chanhassen Public Library
7711 Kerber Blvd.
Chanhassen, MN 55317

The program is free. It is $15.00 if you would like a box lunch.

Program Contents:
·         What is Criminal Expungement?
·         Self-represented E-Filing Update
·         Legal Issues Relating to Seniors
·         Lunch (for purchase from Lunds)
·         Overview of the Legal System
·         Meet your County Law Librarian

For more information about the program, please contact Brenda Wolfe at 952.361.1564 or Pauline Afuso at 651.430.6330.

Library Development Specialist – State Data Coordinator

State Library Services, a division of the Minnesota Department of Education, is now recruiting candidates for a Library Development Specialist – State Data Coordinator.

Based in Roseville, this is a unique professional employment opportunity for librarians interested in working in a leadership role in the state. Primary position responsibilities include coordinating the annual collection of public library data and providing expertise on program design, implementation and measurement to improve the ability of Minnesota’s libraries to articulate the impact of library services. 

We are looking for candidates with a background in library services, program design, statistical analysis and evaluation that also have excellent communication skills. Applications will be accepted online through April 15, 2015.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer R. Nelson or 651-582-8791        

Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) Scholarship

Are you or will you be enrolled in a degree-granting program that is library-related or law-related such as a library or information science program (A.A.S. to M.L.S.), a law school J.D. program, or even a undergraduate or graduate program in a computer technology field?  Then consider applying for a MALL Scholarship!
MALL makes available a $1,000 scholarship each fiscal year to a MALL member enrolled in a qualified degree granting program. The scholarship is awarded in the spring for use during the first semester of the following academic year.  The application deadline is April 18, 2015, so don't delay!
Questions?  Contact Committee Chair, Vic Garces, or 612-624-2597.


Personal Digital Archiving Conference 2015

For the first time, the annual Personal Digital Archiving Conference will be held in NYC on April 24-26. In earlier years sponsored by the Internet Archive and LC's NDIIPP Program, this year it is sponsored by NYU's Library and NYU's Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program (MIAP) in the Department of Cinema Studies, in collaboration with the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI).

Monday, March 23, 2015

Job Opportunities and Positions-Out of State

Children's Material Selector-California
The San José Public Library System (SJPL) invites applications for the position of Children's Material Selector.  A Children's Material Selector Librarian I/II performs professional librarian duties including selection of materials for purchase in various formats such as print, media, and eBooks. For more information, please visit:

Librarian II: Children's Services-Texas
Under general direction, performs a wide range of duties supporting the library needs of the general public with particular emphasis on the needs of children.  Duties include planning, presenting, evaluating developmentally appropriate library programming; advising and assisting children in their use and evaluation of library materials and information sources. For more information, please visit:

Project Assistant, RFID

The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) seeks applicants for a Project Assistant, RFID to inventory the Society’s library collection by bar coding and tagging items with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags. Application materials must be received by April 2nd, 2015. For more information, please visit:

Media Specialist-Richfield Public Schools

Richfield Public Schools are currently seeking to fill positions for three elementary-level media specialists. For more information on the positions, requirements, and to apply, please click here.

Media Specialist

Mahtomedi School District is hiring a 1.0 Library Media Specialist position at its grades 3-5 school, OH Anderson. This is an ideal position that is full-time at one elementary. The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2015.

Qualifications for the position: Must have MN K-12 Library Media Specialist licensure; experience leading a successful, inclusive media program for elementary age students; experience teaching, modeling and coaching educational technology standards for students & staff; ability to collaborate with staff in order to achieve educational goals; strong technology skills but not limited to: Follett Destiny, Google Apps for Education, iPads, Microsoft office, SMART Board and previous experience with TIES helpful. For more information, please visit:

Deadline March 30, 2015: annual Roger K. Summit Scholarship

ProQuest invites future information professionals to apply for annual Roger K. Summit Scholarship. Applications are due by March 30th, 2015.

ProQuest is seeking applicants for its 2015 Roger K. Summit Scholarship. The Scholarship is open to all LIS students worldwide and the $5,000 USD award has been given annually for more than twenty years, supporting promising graduate students in library and information sciences. The winner will be announced at the Special Libraries Association's 2015 Annual Conference to be held June 14-16, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts or at a regional location in proximity to the winner.

For more information and the application, go here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Resident Librarian-American University (Washington, DC)

American University Library invites early-career librarians to apply for its Resident Librarian Program. The program is a fixed-term appointment of three years and designed to provide an immersion into academic librarianship, an opportunity to explore areas of interest, and funding to support professional engagement at the national level. By participating in the Resident Librarian Program, individuals will demonstrate skills at a professional level, develop a professional network, and be prepared for future career opportunities. For more information, please visit:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Project Archivist-University of Minnesota

The Carlson Project Archivist position is a two-year project position for the University of Minnesota Archives and Special Collections responsible for processing the Records of the Carlson Company. The Project Archivist will work closely with the Head of Archives Processing and the Special Collections and Rare Books Curator. The Project Archivist will lead the physical processing and arrangement of the collection, the completion and development of an EAD finding aid in compliance with best practices, the training and supervision of processing support staff consisting of two part-time MLIS graduate student assistants, and establish workflow and work schedules. The position reports directly to the Head of Archives Processing. For more information, please visit:

Monday, March 16, 2015

RBMS Scholarships for First-Time Conference Attendance

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize first-time conference attendance by professional librarians, qualified paraprofessionals, and students.

Full and partial scholarships are awarded. Full scholarships include a waiver of the conference registration fee (up to $280 for professional and paraprofessional ACRL members, and $125 for full-time student members) plus a travel and accommodation stipend. Partial scholarships provide complimentary registration and may or may not include a stipend.

Eligibility: All candidates must be:

Collection Development and Materials Management Librarian: University of Wisconsin-Superior

The Collection Development and Materials Management Librarian will support the development and management of the library’s collections and resources; develop, analyze and maintain collections and resources supporting UW-Superior research and curricula; provide data and analysis to inform strategic collection decision making for the library; oversee the library’s Technical Services Unit; and collaborate across the organization and the UW System to create efficient processes. This position is responsible for coordinating the library’s liaison program, as well as participating in the library’s reference services and teaching in the library’s information literacy program. For more information, please click here.

Friday, March 13, 2015

REMINDER!!!!! Call for Applications: 2015 MLIS Scholarship

Each spring semester, the MLIS Program faculty at St. Catherine University award at least one merit-based scholarship for academic excellence and leadership potential. The scholarship award is for $2,000. Application Deadline: March 15, 2015.

Eligibility: MLIS Students having at least 18 credits by the end of this semester and having at least two (2) classes remaining in the program are eligible to apply. Previous recipients are not eligible.
Applications should include the student’s resume, unofficial transcript from KateWay, a one-paragraph biography (100-150 words) and a letter (500 words) addressing each of the following criteria:
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities in academic and/or extracurricular activities;
  • Overall academic achievements; and
  • Potential for leadership and commitment to the profession.
Please be specific when addressing the criteria in your application letter.

Applications must be submitted by March 15, 2015 to:

MLIS Office Manager
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Ave. #4125
St. Paul, MN 55105
Email: imdept[at]

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Special Collections Librarian/Director of Children's Literature Festival

The University of Central Missouri seeks a motivated, creative, professional to fill the non-tenure track faculty position of Special Collections Librarian/Director of Children's Literature Festival at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. The successful candidate should demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of children's literature as well as have an interest in the area of special collections for a university library. Duties include supervisor of staff and student employees and may include serving as a library liaison to an academic department. For more information, please visit:

Media Teacher Substitute

Richard R. Green Central Park School is seeking a full-time long call sub for a Media position immediately through the end of the school year. It involves teaching 3 classes a day (4th, 5th, and 7th grade, utilizing the ITEM standards) with the remainder of the day dedicated to Library Program Administration. The hours are 7:40-3:40 pm. There is another part-time Media Teacher with whom you would work. Interested parties should contact Ann Johnson ( or at 612-668-0411).

Reference Librarian-Concordia University

The person in this part-time position will serve as the evening Reference Librarian, providing research assistance to a diverse body of library users while overseeing the different functions of the library during evening hours. The schedule will be Monday through Thursday, 4-8 PM; during Summer hours, the evening Reference hours will be 2:30-6:30 PM. During the fall and spring semester, hours will change slightly during breaks and holidays. For more information, please click here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Student-Led 2015 Symposium on LIS Education

The Student-Led 2015 Symposium on LIS Education facilitated by LIS students, for LIS students will be held April 10-11, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois and virtually on

Over the course of two days, the 2015 Symposium on LIS Education will highlight the student perspective, and the student experience, within contemporary LIS programs. We invite students to join us at the Symposium to confront the changing power structures that impact our community and shape our profession. Your voice matters!

Be sure to register and participate! Attendance can be virtual. REGISTER TODAY, space
is limited:

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee 2015 Summer Internship in Scrapbook Preservation

The Smithsonian Women’s Committee 2015 Summer Internship in Scrapbook Preservation for this summer at the Archives of American Art with the participation of the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Two placements are available, with a deadline of March 15, 2015. The details may be seen attached and via the following posts.  For more information, please visit:

Librarian I- Youth Services Division

The Rochester Public Library seeks a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic Youth Services Librarian who has a passion for programming and public services. The successful candidate will possess crackerjack customer service skills, an unparalleled ability to create innovative programs for children and teens, a strong interest in outreach services and community partnerships, top-notch communication skills and super-duper technology skills. For more information, please visit:

Job Opportunities and Positions-Out of State

Resident Librarian-Virginia
Virginia Tech is pleased to announce a three-year Residency position.  In partnership with American University, Iowa University, and West Virginia University, this position will take part in a Diversity Alliance Residency Program which will provide professional mentoring and practical training to the incumbent of this position.  For more information on the alliance, please see the attached brochure.
For more information, please visit:
Youth Services Manager-Washington
The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) seeks a passionate and innovative Youth Services Manager to provide strategic leadership in planning, organizing, managing and directing youth services and activities system-wide to meet WCLS mission, goals and objectives; supervise youth focus staff system-wide; and serve as a member of the management team. For more information, please visit:

Monday, March 9, 2015

Society for Scholarly Publishing: 2015 Travel Grants to Annual Meeting

If you are a student in a publishing or library/information science program, or have been working in this field for three years or less, please consider applying for a grant to attend the SSP Annual Meeting (see details below).  If you're not a potential candidate, but know someone who is, please share this announcement with your fellow-student, colleague, or protégé. 
SSP's 2015 travel grant program has grants for up to 13 successful applicants. The awards will support travel to and attendance at SSP's 37th Annual Meeting, to be held May 27-29, 2015 in Arlington VA, as well as SSP membership for 2015.   The travel grant program is designed to introduce students of publishing and information science and early career publishing professionals to the many educational and networking opportunities available at the popular and informative SSP annual meeting. 

Libraries Serving Youth Meetup

The Libraries Serving Youth Meetup will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10 am-2 pm at the Minnesota Department of Education in Roseville, MN. They are seeking volunteers for three shifts:

Shift 1, 9:00-11:00 am: (need 2 volunteers)
    Door duty – directions
    Count attendees
    Tend to coffee, breakfast

Job Positions and Opportunities-Out of State

Social Sciences Librarian-Nevada
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Social Sciences Librarian. For more information, please visit ( Position located under the Faculty tab).

Save the Date: MLIS Program Summit Featuring ALA President Courtney Young

 ALA President, Courtney Young, will be presenting on advocacy at the MLIS Program Summit on Monday, April 27th, 2015. Please join us in the Coeur de Catherine, third floor, Rauenhorst Ballroom form 5-8pm. There will be refreshments.

E-Learning Specialist

Allen Edmonds is seeking a full-time E-learning Content Specialist, who will work up to 40 hours a week at the corporate satellite office in Minnesota. Working in collaboration with Human Resources, the Training Development Coordinator, and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs); the Specialist will update existing e-learning content, as well as gain experience designing and developing E-learning coursework using rapid authoring tools. For more information, please click here.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Frick Art Reference Library Summer 2015 Internship Program

Frick Art Reference Library: Book Department
The Frick Art Reference Library is accepting applications for an internship position in the Book Department for Summer 2015. The Book Department is responsible for managing acquisitions, cataloging, and access to print, digital, and e-resources through FRESCO, the Frick Research Catalog Online. The 300,000+ titles in FRESCO are part of a larger consortium catalog called Arcade, which unites the collections of NYARC: The Frick Art Reference Library, The Museum of Modern Art Library & Archives, and the Library and Archives of the Brooklyn Museum. Records created by the department are contributed to OCLC Worldcat; SCIPIO, the auction catalog database; and NACO Name Authority Program.
 Eligibility and Description
Book Department Internships are open to students enrolled in ALA-accredited master’s programs in library and information studies. Academic credit may be arranged for interns at their schools’ discretion. Intern activities are generally carried out June-August. All internships are unpaid, and applicants are responsible for their own housing and travel arrangements.

Register for MLIS Summer 2015 Classes

Summer 2015 Registration begins Wednesday, March 4 

Note: LIS 7190 Social Justice and Children's /Young Adult Literature has been added to the summer schedule on Tuesdays/Thursdays with Dr. Dahlen.

Also, LIS 7010 Introduction to Library and Information Science is being offered for new admits this summer.   

March 4 for students who have completed 23 or more credits
March 5 for students who have completed 10-22 credits
March 6 for students who have completed 0-9 credits

The course schedule can be found here under the summer 2015 listing (NOT the ONLINE selection) or on the internal MLIS website in Kateway under Calendars and Schedules. If you do not have the website tabbed in Kateway, find the website by going to the Find it Your Way box and type in MLIS. Choose the link for the Master of Library and Information Science. See the course schedule for the exact dates.

The MLIS program follows the St. Paul full term summer session which spans June 1 - August 7. See the University academic calendar.

Check all course prerequisites and take care of any holds that may prevent you from registering. 

Find faculty contact information here for advising questions:

ARLD Day, Submission Proposals and Minnesota Academic Innovators Award 2015

Registration is now open! Session proposals are due next Friday, March 13th!
ARLD Day is just around the corner! 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. For more information about
ARLD Day, please click here.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Travel Stipend to attend the SLA Annual Conference- Boston, MA

The Education Division of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) will award a stipend for one new Education Division member to attend the 2015 SLA Annual Conference June 14-16 in Boston, MA. The award is intended to encourage the professional development of new members and encourage their participation in Education Division’s activities. The award is intended to defray the cost of conference expenses and may not be sufficient to meet all expenses of attending the 2015 SLA Annual Conference. For more information, please visit:

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Digital Technician in Archive/Museum, Augustana College

Digital Technician in Archive/Museum
The Center for Western Studies, Augustana College

The Center for Western Studies at Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has an opening for a one-year contract Digital Technician in an archive/museum context, August 1, 2015-July 31, 2016. Being mindful of our educational mission, this one-year position is designed as a first full-time job for a recent graduate of a master’s program in archives, library science, museum studies, or historical administration. The qualified candidate will possess a working knowledge of a content management system such as PastPerfect and have had coursework and/or internship experience in creating digital images of photographs and documents, creating associated metadata (to Dublin Core standards), building collections online, instituting checksum protocols, and archiving digital files for long-term dark storage. In coordination with the Collections Assistant, the Digital Technician will supervise undergraduate student interns in related project activities. Salary information available upon request.

Applicants must send a cover letter describing their interest and qualifications for this position, a résumé indicating specific coursework and/or internship experience in digital technology with collections in an archive, museum, or library and two (2) letters of reference (one from the applicant’s academic advisor and one from an internship supervisor or employer). Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Harry Thompson, Executive Director, The Center for Western Studies, and electronically emailed to

Job Positions and Opportunities-Out of State

Youth Services Consultant-New Mexico
The Youth Services and Outreach Consultant will provide support and leadership for youth services programs in public and tribal libraries statewide, as well as partner with library organizations and other agencies to develop and implement exciting opportunities for reading and learning. For more information, please click here.

SAA Open House

The St. Kate's chapter of the Society of American Archivists is hosting an Open House this Saturday, March 7 at 5:00 in CdC 17. If you are curious about learning more about archives and SAA, please join us! This is an opportunity for new and returning students to find out about events and activities sponsored by SAA and how they can get involved. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. We hope to see you there!
For more information, please contact

Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian

The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the full-time, permanent position of Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian. The Foreign, Comparative, and International Law librarian has particular responsibility for reference and instructional services and collection development for Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research. For more information, please visit:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Don't Miss This: Save the Date for Professional Associations Fair

Save the Date: Monday, March 23, 2015. All MLIS Students are invited to attend the 2015 Professional Associations Fair to be held that day from 6-8 p.m. on the third floor atrium area, CdC Building. Representatives from about 20 associations will be on hand to meet with students to discuss association activities, benefits of membership and more. The fair also is a great opportunity to make connections with area professionals and widen your network. More details will be posted as date approaches.

Monday, March 2, 2015

K-12 Library Media Specialist - St. Charles Public Schools

At St. Charles Public Schools beginning with the 2015-16 school year. Applicants must currently hold a Minnesota teaching license in School Library Media or be a licensed Minnesota teacher who is pursuing MN school library media licensure. Minimum salary of $42,467 plus fringe benefits. Additional salary credit given for experience and graduate credits. Co-curricular opportunities are also available.

Send letter of application, resume, and references by March 25, 2015 to:

Superintendent Mark Roubinek
St. Charles Public Schools
600 East 6th Street
St. Charles, MN 55972

You may also contact by phone: (507) 932-4420 or by email: Position open until filled. EOE.

Architecture MPS Internship

Attention students and recent graduates of Library & Information Science:

Architecture Media Politics Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal that combines the role of librarians and academics in the scholarly communication process. Its focus is architecture but is also cross disciplinary. It is a platform for publication but also operates a librarian-run resource repository offering up-to-date materials for research. It represents an academic first: the combining of the skills of librarians and academics to offer research materials and related publications on a single platform. It is run in affiliation with Ravensbourne (University) College, London, UK; and Adelphi University, New York, US.