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Friday, July 31, 2015

Virginia, MN Public/Youth Services Librarian

The Virginia Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic Librarian to head the Public/Youth Services department.  Do you love the excitement of helping children to discover new worlds and have new experiences?  Are you knowledgeable about child development and public relations?  Do you enjoy working with community leaders to serve the needs of young library users?  What about selecting new library materials and cataloging them for the public to discover?  Then this is the position for you! 
We are looking for a dynamic candidate who understands current library services for children, has a heart for public service, is knowledgeable about acquisitions and cataloging, and who approaches each day with a sense of fun and possibilities.  View a full  job description and qualifications online at Salary range starts at $52,686 per year.     Applications and resumes will be accepted until  August 31, 2015.
The Virginia Public Library is located in the heart of northeastern Minnesota Arrowhead region.  Virginia's history - which spans the fur trade, lumber industry and early iron mining - can be seen in historic buildings which are still in use today.  All that Minnesota is known for can be found at the City's doorstep:  fishing, snowmobiling, arts, culture, and much more.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Update for Fall 2015: MLIS Textbooks

The Fall 2015 MLIS Textbooks will be available in the St. Catherine University Bookstore starting Monday, August 3, 2015.  

You can check out the list of your course's required or recommended textbooks via the online St. Paul campus bookstore site.   (FYI, ignore the "closed for ordering" message and continue searching for your course's textbook information.)

Syllabi for Fall 2015 MLIS courses should become available August 26 via each course site in D2L.

Knowledge Transfer Partnership Associate at Newcastle University (UK)

B877R - KTP Associate - Collections and Exhibitions (Seven Stories)
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University (UK)
Salary: £24,700 to £28,300 per annum plus substantial training package
Closing Date: 13 August 2015

Based within the Collection and Exhibitions Team at Seven Stories, you will lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project to create and embed a research dimension to the development of exhibition concepts and content at Seven Stories, the National Centre for Children’s Books. You will contribute first to the curation of a major temporary exhibition exploring the work of writer Michael Morpurgo (exhibition launching July 2016), and second to the development of concepts for a semi-permanent exhibition, drawing exclusively on material in the Seven Stories Collection, which will tell the story of British children’s books from the 1930s to the present day.

Assistant/Associate Professor - University Archivist

Tennessee Technological University
Responsible for the organization, processing, management, preservation, digitization and building of a high quality archives, special collections, and digital collections, and developing services which will enhance the impact of archives and collections on our students, faculty, scholars and researchers. The University Archivist provides vision and leadership in directing and managing program operations and personnel by setting the program goals, policies, best practices, and assessment metrics for program success and sustainability, by identifying program resource needs, and by facilitating collaborations and partnerships with library and campus units.

See for full description.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MLIS Jobs from CA to NY

We’re hiring a full-time, temporary Health Sciences Librarian at Cal State Long Beach. It’s a great place to work—consider applying!  Full-Time Temporary Librarian of Health Sciences (Nursing, Health Care Administration, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Food Science, Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Health Sciences)


There are three amazing positions opening up at Barnard Library and Academic Information Services in New York, NY. Links and job listings below. 

ITEM: Early bird registration & Session proposals

2015 ITEM Fall Conference: October 1-3 in St. Cloud, MN

Register online by July 31 and SAVE!!

Need to register and renew your membership (or join)? Save $25!
Members and non-members can also save $20!

Register now, pay later!
Can't get your business office to cut a check right away? No problem! We will invoice you and payment can be made at any time before the conference starts.

Come work as a Reference Assistant in the St. Kate's Library!

We're looking for an energetic, customer-oriented MLIS student to work on the library's reference desk. The Reference Assistant will:
  • Assist students, faculty, and staff with reference and research needs
  • Create print and web-based guides
  • Assist with library instruction, one-on-one and the potential for instruction in formal classroom settings

Students must be enrolled in the St. Kate's MLIS program and have completed LIS 7010 and 7040 to be considered for this position.

For more information, and to apply, visit the Library's Graduate Student Employment page and click on Reference Assistantship.

Digital Library Technical Coordinator

Digital Library Technical Coordinator
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign 

Position Available:  This position is available as soon as possible.  This is a 100% time, twelve month appointment Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Preservation Librarian and liaising with Library IT, the Digital Library Technical Coordinator supports the planning, implementation and ongoing production of the Library’s digital collections, with particular emphasis on project design, digitization workflows, and transfer into content and delivery systems. Collections include, but are not limited to, digitized newspapers, audiovisual media, books, and manuscripts created locally or by vendors for access and distribution purposes. The successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of digital library practices, and practical familiarity with scripting languages and database technology. He or she will have demonstrable excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills and strong service orientation.

To Apply: To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at and upload a letter of interest, resume, contact information including email addresses for three professional references.  Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by August 24, 2015. 

Full job description found here.

Chief of Library Technical Services

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) is seeking a new Chief of Library Technical Services (LTS) to oversee one of three organizational units in Library Services and Content Management (LSCM). The incumbent will be responsible for the management and administration, strategic planning, development, and deployment of all library technical services functions for Federal Government information resource lifecycle management. This includes acquisitions, classification, bibliographic and metadata creation, web harvesting and archiving, and preservation services for GPO's Information Dissemination Programs: the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C&I), the International Exchange Service (IES), and the By-Law Program. These programs are authorized by U.S.C. Title 44.

This is a full-time position, and the incumbent will work in GPO’s Washington, D.C. office. The application period closes August 14, 2015. View the job announcement.

Come join our staff, and be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Youth Services librarian II

Florida's Jacksonville Public Library offers opportunities for:
*         Professional Development
*         Creative Expression
*         Community Connections

Jacksonville Public Library Youth Services is dedicated to the educational success of Jacksonville youth and taking an active role in helping youth make the most of their potential.  We are  looking for someone to join our team!

Do you:
*         Have a Master's Degree in Library Science
*         An interest in fostering a lifelong love of reading and learning in Jacksonville's youth
*         Take pride in excellent customer service, and
*         Want to be a part of a dynamic and engaged team?

Then this opportunity is for you.  For full job description click here.

Be An Ambassador!!
2015 Read & Ride Day at the Minnesota State Fair 
Wednesday, September 2

Discovery and Resource Management Librarian (Full-Time)

Description: Twin Cities Library seeks a creative problem solver to join our team -- as the Discovery and Resource Management Librarian! This individual bolsters Saint Mary's University of Minnesota programs by delivering user-friendly access to a substantial online collection and a small-scale print collection.

If you have a passion for user-centered technologies and enjoy working in an environment of collaboration, continuous improvement, and innovation, we encourage you to apply. Learn more about this position at

St. Olaf Library Opportunities

The Library Associate for Access Services supervises students working at the Rolvaag Library Circulation Desk and students performing stacks management tasks. Other responsibilities include general customer service, tracking missing materials, and assisting patrons with the use of library technology. The position requires teamwork and judgment to establish priorities among changing and competing demands.
This is a .75 FTE position, working from late-August to mid-June yearly.  Hours are 7:30am-3pm, Monday-Friday

The Science Associate oversees routine circulation functions and the supervision of student employees at the St. Olaf Hustad Science Library. Other responsibilities include coordinating the professional binding of periodicals, tracking missing materials, and assisting patrons with the use of library technology. The primary purpose of this position is to ensure the smooth operations of the Science Library in the areas of circulation and serials.
This is a .5 FTE position, working from late-August to mid-June yearly.   Hours are 8am-1pm, Monday-Friday.

Monday, July 27, 2015

ACC Archives and Metadata Internship

Description: The American Craft Council (ACC) Library is currently seeking two bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated interns for twelve week internships to commence on September 15, 2015, working with the organization’s archive and image collections under the supervision of the ACC librarian. This position is unpaid, but the internship may be applied toward academic credit or work experience. The Archives and Metadata Intern must be available anywhere from 10-20 hours per week sometime between the hours of 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

The primary responsibility of the intern will be assisting the librarian in making documents and images from important historical craft exhibitions, conferences and fairs available online through digitization and organization of materials using the library’s content management tool (CONTENTdm). The internship is a great opportunity to experience working with visual collections within an art research library.

Community Engagement Librarian

Anoka County Library has an immediate opening for a Community Engagement Librarian who will coordinate library programs and classes; build community partnerships and share library resources by working with local organizations and schools, and will assist library patrons with information and reader’s advisory needs.

For full job description go to

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Event. Register now!

Checks for event can be written checks for the event can be made out to “Books For Africa” and mailed to Books For Africa, 253 E. 4th Street, Ste 200. St. Paul, MN 55101. Write “Egypt event” in the memo area of the check.  Tickets are $60 per person.

Note that Friends of the St. Paul Public Library included an announcement re. August 7 Dr. Serageldin, Egypt. Kindly continue to promote the event, considered a friend-raiser rather than a fund-raiser. 
(PS When purchasing a ticket select salmon or chicken).  

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Seeking Part-Time Librarian

We are now accepting applications for a part time Librarian for the 2015-16 school year, 10 hours a week, from approximately August 15 through June 15. The ideal candidate will be an experienced librarian who holds a master's degree in Library Science.  Library Science candidates are welcome. Primary responsibilities include maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program; and advocating for the school library space, collection and programs. 

Other qualifications include effective communication skills, ability to work collaboratively, organizational skills, ability to set and maintain clear boundaries, proficiency in Follett, Microsoft Office Suite, experience with databases, Mailchimp or similar contact application, and familiarity with Waldorf pedagogy. 

Qualified applicants may submit a letter of interest, resume and three references to Marti Stewart at or Marti Stewart, City of Lakes Waldorf School, 2344 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404. The position is open until filled.

Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest

The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition. The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others. Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined. Papers submitted may be unpublished, pending publication, or published in the year of the award. Single and multiple-authored papers will be accepted.

Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical papers, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not essentially be the report of a study.
Submitted papers may be part of a larger project. The minimum length is 3000 words. The maximum length is 10,000 words.
Criteria for judgment:
  • Clarity of writing
  • Originality of thought
  • Sincerity of effort at reaching something true
  • Soundness of argumentation (where applicable)
  • Relevance to our time and situation
The award shall consist of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing. Entries must be submitted by August 1st, to The winning paper, and possibly a number of honorable mentions, are announced on October 1st.
Papers will be judged by a committee selected for their accomplishments in the field, and in order to represent a range of perspectives. The jury uses a blind process in which identifying information is removed from the submitted papers.
Although we are a publisher, submission of a paper for this award in itself does not imply any transfer, licensing, or sharing of your publication rights.
Past winners
2014 - Michelle Caswell, for “Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives”, published as a chapter in Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the United States and Canada, Litwin Books, 2014.

2013 - Ryan Shaw, for “Information Organization and the Philosophy of History”, published in JASIST in June 2013.

Friday, July 24, 2015

More MLIS Job Opportunities - Out of State

LEGAL INFORMATION LIBRARIAN: Fineman & Pappas Law Libraries, Boston, MA
As part of a four member team provide professional legal information, reference and research services to the law school and university community. Assist legal researchers in effectively understanding and using new and existing resources, technologies and library services. Develop and teach legal research instructional classes for mandatory 1L research program, courses for credit, certification program, and other instructional settings. Develop web-based learning and research tools, including tutorials, course web pages, research guides, and instructional exercises. Participate in a faculty liaison program, do collection development for print and electronic resources, review and establish policies for the library and participate in the evaluation and hiring of new staff. Administer and market electronic resources licensed by the library. Support student and faculty use of databases, and serve as a liaison with product vendors. Serve on the electronic collection development committee.  Apply here.

SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN (Digital Resources) (Vacancy #:150141): LOC, Wash. D.C.
The incumbent serves as the Supervisor for the Digital Resources Division (DRD). The incumbent serves under the administrative supervision of the Director, Global Legal Collection Directorate (GLCD). The incumbent works independently, exercising considerable judgment and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies. The incumbent is responsible for overseeing the development and management of legal and legislative digital resources hosted onsite including those digitized from the Law Library's collections as well as those purchased or obtained from other sources. The incumbent works collaboratively within the Law Library as well as with other units of the Library to ensure that the Law Library's digital policies and practices reflect and are integrated with Library of Congress digital priorities. To view the vacancy and to apply for the position, visit

Save the Date for the MLA 2015 Annual Conference!

October 8-9, 2015 at St. Paul RiverCentre

In the world of libraries we are always Searching for new ways to engage our patrons and to enhance the user's experience! Come to St. Paul on October 8 and 9, 2015 for the annual Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference

Let’s all work to Create a lasting experience and take that energy back and share it with our colleagues. The Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference will leave you Inspired as you head back to your local library. You will be ready to experiment with new ideas and attack any problem from a new perspective! Recharge your passion for libraries by attending a wide variety of engaging breakout sessions and the keynote presentations!

St. Kate's Mpls Library Student Circulation Assistants

Now hiring for 2015-16 Academic Year at St. Catherine University, Minneapolis Campus Library
Part-term openings for Student Circulation Assistants
  • Assist library users with circulation, serials, and interlibrary loan
  • Great opportunity to get library experience
  • $9.00/hour
  • Priority hours to be filled are afternoons and alternating Saturdays (we’ll work around class schedules)

We are a small, health sciences-focused library located in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood
For more information: contact:Sue Gray, Reference Librarian at or 651-690-7898

Job description is posted in KatieCareer (via KateWay). Apply there or send resume, with hours of availability, to Sue Gray.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Evening/Weekend Supervisor at Macalester College

We welcome candidates to apply for this Evening/Weekend Supervisor position at Macalester College. See the full job description and application directions here

Purpose of Position
The Library Associate, Evening/Weekend Supervisor takes a lead role for overall library building operations and services during scheduled evening and/or weekend shifts. Provides sole staff supervision of library public service operations including circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, public computing, directional reference and reference referrals, customer safety, and building and collection security.

Expected work hours:

Two consistent weekday evenings until 1am and rotating weekend shifts. Academic year only in accordance with academic calendar. Summers and college holidays off. Opportunities to work during college events and special occasions.

Set schedule (alternate days and times filled by other evening/weekend supervisor):

Mondays 3:30pm-1:00am
Thursday 3:30pm-1:00am
Saturdays 9:30am-2:00pm
Sundays 5:00pm-1:00am
Alternating Sundays 3:30pm-10:00pm
Some holidays and special occasions

Education and Acquisition Librarian at Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University (AAMU), an 1890 Land-Grant institution located in the high-tech center of Huntsville in northern Alabama, invites applications for the positions listed below. Situated in the northeast quadrant of the city of 200,000, the hillside campus is just four miles away from downtown Huntsville. AAMU offers its 5,500-student population a wide range of course offerings under the schools of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Engineering and Technology. The School of Graduate Studies serves about 1,400 and offers doctoral degree programs in Applied Physics, Food Science, Plant/Soil Science and Reading/Literacy.

Job Description Summary:
The Education and Acquisition Librarian in Drake Library is an energetic, innovative, and service oriented leader that applies new twenty first century approaches to reference, instruction, and distance services.  The Librarian is an accomplished leader, skilled in managing change in an evolving technological environment and astute in responding to and analyzing customers (students and faculty) issues and concerns.  The Education and Acquisition Librarian is a non-tenured position that reports to the Head of Public Services for efficient operations of Information Services, Curriculum Material Center, and distance learning.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Call for Applications: Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is calling for applications for the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship which supports the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the ARL Fall Forum, held in Washington, DC, in early October each year. The award recipient will receive a scholarship of up to $1,000 plus registration to attend the Fall Forum. This scholarship is supported by generous donations to the Julia C. Blixrud Memorial Fund. Application Deadline: August 20, 2015.

For more information on criteria and how to apply go to:

Monday, July 20, 2015

Rochester Public Library Openings

The Rochester Public Library seeks a creative, organized and enthusiastic Library Assistant II and Library Assistant I for our Circulation Services Division.

The Circulation Services Division of Rochester Public Library provides front line customer service to all of library’s patrons,  facilitates the repair and return of materials and collaborates with all divisions to give our community the excellent library service it has come to expect. The Circulation Services Division aims to get materials to the shelves within twenty-four hours of return, keep the library’s database error free and usable, to provide stellar library experiences through community engagement, technology, well-rounded materials collections and excellent information services. 

RPL, a division of the City of Rochester, MN, is a very busy downtown library and bookmobile (approximately 600,000 visits per year, over 1.6 million items checked out and the busiest bookmobile in the state of Minnesota). RPL serves the City of Rochester, Olmsted County, and visitors from all over the world. 

We strengthen community and enrich lives by sparking imagination, creativity, engagement, and learning.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Library Director for Bayport Public Library (MN)

The City of Bayport is seeking a qualified candidate to lead the library in this charming community of 3,400 residents located on the St. Croix River. The full-time Library Director will manage a staff of five part-time clerks and shelvers. The search has begun and the position will remain open until filled.

The Library Director must have excellent management skills, knowledge of best practices and trends in small libraries and be able to engage with Bayport residents, as well as be a strong partner with city and county staff.

The Library has an excellent reputation and has strong support from the City and the Library’s Foundation. The new Library Director will be able to “take a great Library and make it better”.
Minimum qualifications include a college degree and applicable library experience or other experience that would transfer to managing the Library. An MLIS degree is preferred. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter NO LATER THAN AUGUST 7 to:
Sue Hall, Library Strategies Director
325 Cedar Street. Suite 555
Saint Paul, MN 55101 or

A more detailed position description is available on request.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Data Librarian

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Research Library is pleased to announce that we are hiring for a newly created Data Librarian position.  The successful applicant will be involved in reference, usage and compliance analysis, and data lifecycle management.  Because it is a new position, it is a great opportunity for an individual to put his/her own stamp on the job and on our data practices.

The Research Library at the Federal Reserve Bank serves the economists, visiting scholars, and graduate students in the Research Division with a wide variety of economic research projects.

For more information and to apply, go to

The deadline for submissions is July 31.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Rare Book Conservator University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Academic Professional
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:  This position is available as soon as possible.  This is a 100% time, twelve month appointment Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Preservation Services, the Rare Book Conservator is responsible for the conservation treatment of rare and unique bound library materials, generally those requiring individual treatment, as well as keeping written records and photo-documentation of such work.  The Conservator will perform complex conservation treatment on rare book and special collections materials including re-sewing; leather and vellum rebinding and binding conservation; gold and blind tooling; conservation of paper and parchment, including aqueous and chemical treatment, and the creation of custom protective enclosures for a variety of rare and archival materials.  The Conservator will assist in the preparation of rare and special collections materials for exhibition including mount making, complete condition assessments, and assist in the management of preventative care.  This position will provide conservation support to locations holding rare book and special collections materials by arranging workflow and identifying treatments in close consultation with collection managers and curators and by aiding in the development of care and handling guidelines for such materials.

Market Research Analyst

The marketing research analyst will generate well-qualified leads based on sales trends and consumer demographics, preferences, needs and buying habits. They will determine these using digital marketing tools including HubSpot, social media outlets, Google Analytics, etc. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, data driven, and have strong analytical problem-solving skills. They will work closely with appropriate AVI branches to determine regional trends, competitor analysis, along with potential and existing customer research.

This candidate will report to the Marketing Director and work closely with the marketing and sales teams to help validate prospects and convert to quality leads. They must be able to present findings on a monthly basis in an easy-to-understand way.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Coordinator of Technical Services

Coordinator of Technical Services, Volpe Library, Tennessee Tech University.

Complete position summary, including qualifications, essential functions, and application procedure available at Screening of applications begins August 14, 2015; open until filled. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, sex, disability, age (40 and over), status as a protected veteran, genetic information or any other category protected by federal or state law. Inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies should be directed to

HCL Preservation Internship

Opening Date:  7/9/15
Closing Date:    8/28/15
Location:  Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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, bookbinding and other preservation methods.  We also perform a consulting function to staff on preservation-related matters.

This unpaid internship is for one semester, September - December 2015, 6-10 hours per week. Hours are available Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and responsibilities may include:
-Preservation bookbinding.
-Construction of preservation enclosures.
-Simple mending.
-General processing including some clerical work.

Best Qualified Candidates will:
-Have attention to detail and excellent manual dexterity.
-Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful.
-Have not had an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

To Apply: Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to Barb McKenzie.
Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305  (preferred)


Teen Librarians Needed in Richmond (VA)

The Henrico County Public Library, located in the Richmond (VA) Metropolitan Area, is hiring Teen Librarians. Richmond is a really cool city and the Henrico County Public Library is a fantastic system. Awesome teen librarians are encouraged to apply!

Librarian I (Teen Librarian)<> - Permanent Fulltime
Salary: $49,531 to $89,003; Posted: 7/7/2015; 
Closes: 7/20/2015

Essential Duties: This position plans, schedules, produces, and promotes activities and services for teens at an area library, including Teen Advisory Board meetings, summer reading club, workshops, book discussions, and other events; uses library materials and technology to assist teens and adults with reading and informational needs; provides public computer, reference, and reader's advisory service; demonstrates considerable knowledge of ebooks and digital library resources; demonstrates considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of library science; has considerable knowledge of library classification; ability to promote interest in library service; ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with the general public and employees; coordinates activities with local schools and teen service organizations to promote reading and library services; maintains and develops teen library collections and shares knowledge and expertise with colleagues about the teen client group; collects data and analyzes library services for teens; represents the  area cluster at teen services meetings to plan and promote system wide goals and outcomes; exhibits a high degree of customer service expertise in all interactions with library customers. Library experience or cross-training with adult, children's, and/or circulation services is a plus.

How To Apply: Apply for positions with Henrico County general government through our on-line applicant system, which is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week with an Internet connection.  Please access our job site portal through<> or register (new applicants) or login (returning applicants) to this site from the home page.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

ITEM Conferences

ITEM Summer Conference: 
Tuesday, July 21. 
TIES Conference Center, St. Paul
There is no charge to attend. A light breakfast will be served and box lunches for those who plan to stay for the afternoon. Register today!  Registration deadline: July 16. Questions? Contact

ITEM Fall Conference: October 1-3, 2015. River Center, St. Cloud, MN
Registration is open here for the 2015 Fall ITEM Conference. It may seem early, but if you register before 7/31 you get the early-bird deal (BEST PRICE!). Have some leftover professional development money to spend, or do you have a staff development approval process that takes time? Plan ahead and get registered now! 

HCL Library Outreach Services Internship

Opening Date: 7/9/15                
Closing Date:  8/28/15
Main Location:  Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale, 12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, Minnesota

The Position: The Outreach Division promotes the use of the library for the nontraditional or under-served user through the development and support of programs and services. The department's goal is to bring the experience of the library and its resources to the community - in their homes, senior living facilities, rehabilitation centers, county correctional facilities and through library events.

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, September - December 2015, 4 - 8 hours per week.  It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Two Positions at Temple Law

Temple University Beasley School of Law seeks applicants for two positions in the Law Library: a Reference Librarian and a Head of Public Services.

Modern day law libraries have lost their monopoly on legal information.  Our users no longer need to enter our physical spaces to do legal research, and many of our users default to less reliable resources for their research needs.  In these changing times, we must do more than create and maintain access to strong, reliable sources of information.  We must promote ourselves as legal research experts through instruction (both formal and informal), a great deal of marketing, and the use of creative solutions for best serving our patrons where they are.  And we must do all of this as library budgets decline and the cost of legal resources soars.

Here at Temple, we are looking for creative and innovative individuals to assist us in our evolution as a library.  We seek individuals who wish to be elbows-deep in this change, contributing ideas and then working to implement them.

For the official job postings, please see the AALL Career Center or follow these links:
Reference Librarian: Law Librarian III
Head of Public Services: Librarian IV

To apply, visit Temple University ( and click on "Careers @ Temple" at the very bottom of the page.  We will begin our review of applicants on July 15 and may conduct preliminary interviews at the AALL Annual Meeting.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Paid Manuscript Review Work

Looking for an MLIS graduate student to help review and format a 6000 words long manuscript for a specific journal, for pay. 

Work involves:
a. Formatting the headings should be short and in bold text, with a clear and consistent hierarchy.
b. References and citation to convert to Harvard style, e.g. (Jones, 2011) for one author, (Jones and Smith, 2011) for two authors and (Jones et al., 2011) for more than two authors. A full reference list should appear at the end of the paper.
  • For books: Surname, Initials (year), Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication. e.g. Author, J. (2011), This is my book, Publisher, New York, NY.
  • For book chapters: Surname, Initials (year), "Chapter title", Editor's Surname, Initials, Title of Book, Publisher, Place of publication, pages (if known).
  • For journals: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of article", Title of Journal, volume, number, pages.
  • For conference proceedings: Surname, Initials (year), "Title of paper", in Surname, Initials (Ed.), Title of published proceeding which may include place and date(s) held, Publisher, Place of publication, Page numbers.
  • For newspaper articles: Surname, Initials (year) (if an author is named), "Article title", Newspaper, date, pages.
c. Point out any grammatical errors. 

Contact: for more details or any questions.

Anupama Pasricha, B. Sc., M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Department Chair, Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
School of Business & Professional Studies

Monday, July 6, 2015

Three Salt Lake City Public Library Positions

      The Salt Lake City Public Library offers services, information resources, programs, and events to all members of the community. Staff serve the community at library and outreach locations and are committed to advancing knowledge, fostering creativity, encouraging the exchanging of ideas, building community, and enhancing the community’s quality of life. Librarians perform a variety of reference, circulation, programming, and/or outreach activities for The City Library. Librarians may also be called upon to supervise the department in the manager’s absence. This position will also collaborate with manager and staff to develop programs, collections, and services to support of the strategic plan.

o   Librarian – Children’s focus – anticipated start date mid-August 2015
o   Librarian – Teen focus – anticipated start date early-September 2015

o   Librarian – Adult focus – anticipated start date mid-October 2015

How to apply: Send an email with an attached resume and cover letter (PDF or Word Document) indicating position title to the Human Resources Department at hrlib@slcpl.orgApplications will be accepted through June 25, 2015.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

MLIS Program News

Heidi Hammond (SLMS Coordinator) and Gail Nordstrom (MLIS Adjunct) present work from their book Reading the Art in Caldecott Award Books at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

Archives and Manuscripts is inviting submissions

Archives and Manuscripts is inviting submissions of up to 5,000 words for publication in late 2015 or 2016.

Aims and Scope
Archives and Manuscripts is the professional and scholarly journal of the Australian Society of Archivists Inc., publishing refereed articles, reviews, and information about the theory and practice of archives and recordkeeping in Australasia and around the world. Its target audiences are archivists and other recordkeeping professionals, the academic community, and all involved in the study and interpretation of archives.

2015-2016 Visual Resources Association Foundation Internship Award: Call for Applications

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

For consideration, please submit your application by Friday, July 31, 2015, 11:59 Pacific Time. If you have any questions about the VRAF Professional Development Grant or the application process, please contact Margaret N. Webster, The recipient of the VRAF Internship Award will be announced by Friday, September 11, 2015.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Part-Time, Temporary Research Librarian

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has an exciting opportunity for a Part-Time, Temporary Research Librarian in our Information Resources Department’s Minneapolis office. This is a one year contract to work 20-30 hours per week.
As a Research Librarian you will provide reference services, perform in-depth legal and non-legal research, train users on electronic and print services, conduct library orientation sessions for lawyers, paralegals and administrative staff, and implement department-wide initiatives.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Providing research services in person, over the phone and via email and chat.
• Tracking billable and non-billable time and providing actionable metrics on research services provided.
• Participating as a team member and contributing to shared team knowledge to support department goals and objectives.
• Training employees and providing time sensitive one-on-one trainings as needed; conducting library orientation for incoming lawyers, paralegals and existing staff.

Job Requirements

• Master of Library Science degree or at least 6 years working as a Research Librarian required
• At least two of law or corporate library experience preferred
• Knowledgeable about a wide variety of information sources and be able to evaluate their appropriateness or usefulness for the Firm and individual research assignments

• Ideal candidate will be people-oriented, possess excellent organizational and communication skills, along with a team-oriented, flexible work style

Job description here: 

Medtronic Literature Specialist Intern

Literature Specialist Intern (20 hr / week for six months) 

Position description: Maintain, promote, and support use of literature management software. Supports information requests to meet regulatory and clinical needs. Uses knowledge of literature resources and information retrieval to fulfill literature requests.  Creates and maintains metrics of clinical document review procedures.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply directly through the link to requisition 99884.  

More MLIS Job Opportunities - Out of State

CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN: Normal Public Library, Normal, IL
Looking for a children's librarian with technology experience to lead and
develop a new tech playground and to develop technology programming for
kids. For more information:

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates for the position of Research and Education Librarian. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison librarian to the diverse disciplines in the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP) located on the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) Campus and assumes a leadership role for providing research and instructional support for SAHP faculty, staff, and students. Salary commensurate with experience, not less than $45,000. Review of applications will begin June 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications include demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.   The complete position description is available at   To apply for this position go to  

BLACK DIASPORA ARCHIVIST (Librarian II): The University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX 
To view the full job posting and to apply online, please see the UT Austin Job Search: Purpose: Manages archival processing and collection development for the Black Diaspora Special Collections, including primary source materials, rare books, and artifacts related to the global African diaspora, with a focus on the Americas.   

HUMANITIES LIBRARIAN FOR ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING (Librarian II.): The University of Texas Libraries, Austin, TX
The deadline for first consideration is June 18. To view the full job posting and to apply online, please see the UT Austin Job Search:  Purpose: Focusing on architecture and planning disciplines, develops and curates resources; develops, directs and provides innovative and creative approaches to services; engages and collaborates with constituents and staff to support scholarship, teaching, and research from within the User Services Division of the UT Libraries.