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Monday, November 30, 2015

Notice: Weather Postpones Tonight's Information Professional Panel

Tonight's Panel Postponed: We've seen the forecast for later afternoon and evening, and the radar. Tonight's "Information Professional Panel" set for 6 p.m. in MLIS Classroom, CdC 20, will be postponed due to the inclement weather. The organizers of this event, the SLA and ALA Student Chapters will be working to bring this to you at a to-be-determined date in the Spring 2016 semester. Stay safe and warm, everyone.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FINAL CALL: 2016 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2016 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.

The deadline for applications is December 4, 2015.

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA + VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, Washington, in March 2016. 


Who May Apply: This internship aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website: https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/68-internship-award.


ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award Sub-Committee:
Philip Dombowsky (Chair)
Bailey Diers
Jennifer Garland
Gina Solares
Traci Timmons

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

12/1 and 12/3 MLIS Discussions

On Tuesday, December 1st and Thursday, December 3rd, all classes meeting those evenings will gather briefly at 6:00pm in order to socialize (refreshments will be available), get updates on the re-accreditation process, and discuss two issues: the current “no children in class” policy and strategies for more efficient program/student communication and collaboration. Please come prepared to contribute your ideas on these topics.

Students who do not have Tuesday or Thursday classes are welcome to come to either gathering. The discussion will be held in the CdC hallway outside of our classrooms.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Out of State Job Opportunities

Health Sciences Data Services Informationist
The health sciences data informationist will cultivate partnerships between THL and the health sciences community by creating an environment for open communication between the library and faculty, students, and staff in the health sciences schools. The successful candidate will partner with health sciences researchers by exploring new and existing tools, resources, and partnerships, including but not limited to instruction, lab integrated office hours, terminology services, answering questions related to ontology identification and use, and providing guidance on the management, use, and re-use of health related data.  The health sciences data informationist will also work closely with other library colleagues specializing in data, life sciences, and engineering. More information here

Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian
The Acquisitions and Licensing Librarian leads the acquisition and licensing of information resources at Falvey Memorial Library. Core responsibilities include management of all acquisitions activities, including licensing for library electronic products, ordering and receiving of library materials in all formats, coordinating with the library’s finance team to ensure the payment of all acquisition-related invoices; creating and maintaining tools and services for managing resource acquisition life cycle. For more information visit https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/8628.

Scholarship application now available for the 2016 Library Technology Conference

A limited number of scholarship opportunities are offered for persons who wish to attend the Library Technology Conference at Macalester. Details of these scholarships are provided below.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: All scholarship applications must be received no later than Monday, November 30, 2015. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Rural Library or School Media Center Scholarships
The Library Technology Conference will be awarding up to 10 scholarships to staff members from libraries and school media centers in smaller/rural communities who wish to attend the 2016 LibTech  Conference. The goal of these scholarships is to promote library technology proficiency and awareness through attendance at the conference. Each scholarship will cover conference registration (either single day or full 2-day registration fees), as well as one night lodging at one of the conference hotels for those traveling to the conference from outside the 7-county Twin Cities metro area.

Scholarship Criteria: Any staff who currently works in a library or school media center in a city, town, or municipality with a population under 30,000 is welcome to apply. Special consideration will be given to persons who will be attending the Library Technology Conference for the first time and those from outside the 7-county Twin Cities metro area. Selection will largely be based on the brief (up to 300 words) statement of the expected benefits that the applicant will receive from conference attendance.

Apply for a scholarship here

For questions, please contact libtechconference@macalester.edu

Student Ambassadors Wanted-Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children's literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children's literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

Purpose:
  • Increase national awareness and appreciation of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival by aspiring graduate students in children's literature and/or library services to children. 
  • Give an opportunity to meet and work with people of significance in the field of children's literature, hear speakers, and attend workshops relevant to the field
  • Provide the Book Festival with a mature, reliable volunteer workforce 

Responsibilities:
  • Ambassadors write speaker bios for the program and keynote introductions prior to the festival 
  • Attendance of all Book Festival events 
  • Perform various duties throughout the festival, including but not limited to: taking head counts, handing out evaluations, helping with speaker setup, collecting lunch tickets

Qualifications:
  • Currently enrolled in a MLS or MLIS program or an active PhD candidate in children's literature or library and information science
  • Demonstrate experience in or knowledge of children's literature and/or library services to children 

To apply:
Please submit your resume and a 500 word or less statement of interest telling us why you want to attend the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival and why you would make a good Ambassador, along with the names and email addresses of three references via email to Volunteer Coordinator Heather Moore hmsweed@gmail.com 
Application Deadline: December 4, 2015

For more information visit http://www.usm.edu/childrens-book-festival

MLIS & Archives Social Hour




Sunday, November 22, 2015

Call for papers on art librarianship for Art Librarians of North America Society award

The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. Any student in any accredited graduate library program is encouraged to submit a paper written for a course in the previous eighteen months (since June 2014).

The award includes 
  • A $500.00 prize
  • Up to $300 travel reimbursement to attend the ARLIS/NA+VRA 3rd Joint Conference in Seattle, March 2016. The money may be used to reimburse travel expenses (though not meals, tours, or other costs).
  • Paid registration to the Seattle Joint Conference, March 8-12, 2016.
  • The chance to present the winning paper at the conference as part of the New Voices Panel.
  • A one-year membership to ARLIS/NA.

Requirements 
  • The paper or project must have been created or written during the preceding eighteen months by a student enrolled in an accredited graduate library program or in a post-graduate library school program in art history or a related discipline.
  • The paper or project must be in conjunction with a course assignment.
  • One submission is allowed per person.

Application Deadline: December 5, 2015

Mail or transmit entries to:
John Hagood
Chair, Gerd Muehsam Award Committee
National Gallery of Art Library 
2000B South Club Drive
Landover MD 20785-3068
(202) 842-6688

Another Internship Opportunity at HCL

Southeast Library sits on the east bank of the University of Minnesota and serves residents of the University community. It provides a range of neighborhood library services for children and teens in this community. Southeast Library is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, February - May 2016, 8 -16 hours per week. It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Helping at the Information desk with staff to assist patrons with reference and computer questions.
  • Assisting staff with collection maintenance.  
  • Observe story time and assist with preparation.
  • Assist in promoting reading and books in collection through displays 

Best-Qualified Candidates will have:
  • Enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate.
  • Not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.
  • Strong computer and customer service skills.
  • Commitment to literacy and libraries. 

To apply, submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
Barb McKenzie 
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale 
12601 Ridgedale Drive 
Minnetonka, MN 55305 
(612)543-8579

Saturday, November 21, 2015

YALSA Conference Grants

If you are a member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) interested in attending an ALA Annual conference for the first time, this is the opportunity for you! YALSA and Baker and Taylor want to help send you to Orlando for ALA Annual 2016. Three grants will be awarded: one each for a public librarian, school librarian, and graduate student.

Requirements for Application
  • YALSA personal membership (preferably for at least two years)
  • One to ten years experience working with teenagers (for Baker & Taylor scholarships only)
  • Current enrollment in an ALA accredited graduate school of library & information science (for the Broderick Scholarship only)
  • No previous attendance at an Annual ALA Conference
  • The Baker & Taylor application must be submitted online no later than December 1.
  • The Dorothy Broderick Scholarship application must be submitted online no later than December 1.

Applications must be submitted online no later than December 1
The application includes short essay questions and requires a supporting statement from someone familiar with your work. 
More information and links to the application form can be found on the YALSA Conference Grants webpage http://www.ala.org/yalsa/awardsandgrants/bakertayloryalsa


Media/Technology Teacher: 2 positions

Responsible for providing an educational environment where students have the opportunity to fulfill their potential for growth. Responsible for organizing and implementing an instructional program that will result in students achieving academic success in accordance with district policies.

The position requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree and licensed or able to obtain a license from the MN Department of Education as a Library Media Specialist (K-12). District will obtain Library Media Specialist variance.

They are hoping to hire someone as soon as possible. For more information and to apply click here.

You can also contact Lauren Kelly, Lauren.Kelly@nemetro.k12.mn.us .

Friday, November 20, 2015

Library Reference Assitant

It is a administrative support service full time position with the James J. Hills Center at Twin Cities Metro location. The assistant will be working at the Arts, Culture and Humanities area. These are the primary responsibilities of the Library Reference Assistant:
   *  Assist business librarian with patrons and reference requests 
   *  Provide backup for reception
   *  Filing and tracking of accounting documents
   *  Support librarian in programming setup and preparation
   *  Respond to email and phone inquiries

Experience: 
   *  Excellent customer service skills
   *  Strong written and verbal communication skills
   *  Comfortable with technology and ability to learn quickly
   *  Library experience
   *  Bachelors Degree
   *  MLIS Preferred 

To apply send cover letter and resume to customerservice@jjhill.org

IFLA 2016 National Committee Fellowship Grant Application: Canada and U.S.

The IFLA 2016 National Committee, through generous donations from the North American library community, will offer up to one hundred 1,000 USD fellowships to librarians, library staff, and library students in the U.S. and Canada to attend the IFLA Congress in Columbus, Ohio.
As each individual’s ability to cover certain costs through other means will be different the use of fellowship funds will be flexible to cover registration, travel, lodging, or daily expenses. Fellowship staff will work with individual fellows on the disbursement of funds.

Your application should include:

  • A one page Curriculum Vitae or Resume (including educational background), submitted as a PDF attachment
  • A statement (250 words maximum) on how you will benefit from your participation in the IFLA Congress

The application deadline is 31 December 2015.

Selection of the fellows will be made in January 2016 with notification in early February 2016.
Questions? Contact Scott Shoger sshoger@ala.org

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Supervisory Electronic Records Policy Analyst

The analyst serve as Supervisor over the Policy and Standards Team (ACPS) or the Policy and Program Support Team (ACPP) in the Records Management Policy and Outreach Program (ACP) located within the Office of the Chief Records Officer (AC).  
Who May Apply:  Applications will be accepted from current and former competitive service Federal employees, people eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), and people eligible under special hiring authorities such as the "Schedule A" Disabilities Program, etc.

Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Background and/or Security Investigation required
  • More than 2 jobs may be filled if additional vacancies occur within 90 days
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
Deadline: Tuesday, November 24, 2015

For more information, visit USAJOBS.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Federal Diversity Internship Initiative - Paid Internship Program

The Washington Center is currently looking for qualified candidates to apply for our summer internship opportunities. If accepted, students will receive free, fully-furnished housing close to their internship location, a twice-monthly stipend, and professional guidance from a TWC adviser.

Students will have a chance to intern for 10 or 15 weeks at:

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • National Archives and Records Administration
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Department of the Treasury

Application Deadline: January 15, 2016

For more information on the Federal Diversity Internship Initiative, please visit: www.twc.edu/federal.
Applications can be submitted at: www.twc.edu/apply.

Interlibrary Loan/Central Service Desk Coordinator

The Interlibrary Loan/Central Service Desk Coordinator (ILL/CSDC) is responsible for administrating all aspects of interlibrary loan (ILL) operations for the university library. ILL services are organized to: (1) borrow library materials from other libraries and augment access to research sources beyond what is available in the university library’s collections, and (2) lend Hamline-owned materials to the wider library community.
The ILL/CSDC identifies appropriate sources for materials requested by Hamline patrons based on availability, cost, and lending agreements; verifies citations; requests and lends through web-based document delivery systems; manages copyright clearance accounts, and ensures copyright compliance and Fair Use options to avoid violations.
The ILL/CSDC is also responsible for coordinating smooth day-to-day operations of the library’s Central Service Desk (CSD). The CSD, located on the library’s main floor, is the primary physical point-of-service location for all library and information technology services at Hamline University.

For more information visit, https://hamline.peopleadmin.com/postings/4942/

Monday, November 16, 2015

Registration Now Open: Hubbs Children's Literature Conference


When:
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where:
University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis Campus)

Cost:
$20 students; $60 general admission; (Buffet lunch, parking, and CEUs included in registration.)
Who should attend:Authors, illustrators, teachers, parents, storytellers, librarians, students - anyone interested in encouraging the use of quality children's literature in homes, schools, and communities.
Featured speakers will be Kwame Alexander and Catherine Thimmesh will discuss their latest works and share their creative process. In addition to the featured speakers, local authors and industry experts will share their knowledge on using mentor texts for nonfiction writing, serving as a member of the Caldecott Committee, and self-publishing.

Friday, November 13, 2015

More Out of State Job Opportunities

Program Manager - Latin American Studies Digital Scholarship Coordinator
Provide leadership for the incorporation of emerging digital technologies and research methodologies into scholarly activities of the social sciences and humanities at UT Austin; partner with UT Libraries Digital Scholarship team to expand the use of digital technologies in Latin American Studies research, teaching, learning, and scholarly communications; advise on best practices and emerging trends in digital pedagogy and work to design courses and workshops. LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship: Implement and oversee digital scholarship program activities, including faculty and student fellowships, annual workshop, lectures and seminars; prepare and manage the LLILAS Benson digital scholarship annual budget; hire, train, and supervise graduate research assistants; coordinate implementation of current grant-funded initiatives and pursue new grants and other funding opportunities in support of digital initiatives and digital scholarship. 
For more information, visit Job Posting.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

3 More Internship Opportunities at Hennepin County Library!

Library Services and Literacy Activities Internship
The Position develop programs, services and resources to support literacy initiatives at Northeast Library. This internship will provide practical experience inside a public library through exposure to programs, reference, and collection management. It is an excellent opportunity for students in youth services librarianship or for those who have completed their Masters in Library Science to gain experience in the field.
This unpaid internship is for one semester, February - May 2016, 8-12 hours a week (variable) for 120 hours. It can be used for college credit or work experience. Hours are Monday - Friday afternoons and evenings as well as Saturdays.

Preservation Internship
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, January - May 2016, 6-10 hours per week. Hours are available Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.  It can be used for college credit or work experience.

MLIS Spring 2016 Schedule and Two Year Grid

The updated Course Grid for 2015-2017 is now posted on the MLIS website as well as in the MLIS office hallway.

There are also some small updates to the Spring 2016 schedule.

Log in to the internal website to access the information: http://www2.stkate.edu/mlis/courses-schedules

Reminder, registration begins Monday, November 16 for students  with 23 credits or more.  Check out the registration time table here: https://www2.stkate.edu/registrar/reg-spr-grad.

Library Supervisor - Library Services, Hennepin County Medical Center

Serving as the lead librarian, responsible for the oversight operations of the Medical Library Services (Library) area, and provides library services in direct support to HCMC staff, faculty, trainees, and patients/families. Provides supervision to assigned library team.

Minimum Qualifications/ Work Experience  
  • ALA (American Library Association) accredited Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science
  • 3-5 years professional experience in a health science library, including supervisory experience OR
  • An approved equivalent combination of education and experience

Current vacancy is full time with benefits.
To apply:  Please submit your resume and application to www.hcmc.jobs

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Positions Available at the University of Minnesota Health Science Libraries

Clinical Information Librarian
The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for a Clinical Information librarian. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer subject expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of the patient care, clinical research, and educational needs of professional and graduate programs in the health professions.

Qualifications : An American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience is required, along with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in a research-intensive environment. An undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, health, or related sciences, experience in a health science or academic research library, and demonstrated involvement in professional activities are preferred.

For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to http://z.umn.edu/ulib351

HCL Special Collections - Archives and Manuscripts Internship

Opening Date: 11/10/15; Closing Date:   12/11/15

Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN

The Position:
Process and describe archival collections under staff supervision.  Interns will gain experience working with all aspects of archival processing.  Some work with digitization is also possible.

2016 ALA BRASS Student Travel Award

The BRASS 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 Orlando, FL and a one-year membership in the Business Reference and Services Section (BRASS) of RUSA.
Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in a career as a business librarian, and a potential to be a leader in the profession as demonstrated by activities that may include (but are not limited to) coursework,  internships, jobs, special projects, and publications.
Applications deadline: January 15, 2016.
More information as well as the nomination form can be found at: http://www.ala.org/rusa/awards/studenttravel

Monday, November 9, 2015

ERM - Library Assistant 3, U of M

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks applicants for a Library Assistant 3 position in the E-Resource Management Unit. The primary functions for this position include: the ordering, activating, invoice processing, monitoring and maintenance of electronic resources; identifying, resolving and communicating access issues related to electronic resources and; serving as a resource to other library staff.

Required Qualifications:
  • Five years relevant library experience (College education can be substituted for experience on a year for year basis up to three years).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with integrated library systems, in particular Alma, Aleph, Verde, or SFX.
  • Proven knowledge in the area of e-resource acquisitions and/or e-resource management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and creativity, with an ability to utilize past experience and available data to assess, test and resolve technical problems
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced team environment, while relating to and interacting with staff and patrons outside the unit or library

For a complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go here and search for Job ID 305409.

ARLIS/NA-TC Chapter $300 Travel Award

Dear St. Kate's MLIS students,

This year ARLIS/NA-TC Chapter is pleased to offer a $300 travel award for the 3rd Joint ARLIS/VRA Conference in Seattle, Washington, March 8-12, 2016. It also marks the 44th year ARLIS/NA will convene. This award is to encourage professional development by supporting a member to attend the ARLIS/NA annual conference.


Eligibility

Applicants for the award must be current ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/NA-TC members. Only applicants who receive partial or no institutional funding toward the cost of attending the ARLIS/NA conference are eligible. Preference is given to chapter officers, conference speakers and moderators, ARLIS/NA committee members, and first-time attendees. A person who receives an award will not be eligible to apply for another award until after 3 years.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

$1,000 scholarship through ALA to attend IFLA

The American Library Association (ALA) is providing 50 $1,000 scholarships to help a diverse group of librarians, library staff and library students in the United States attend the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 13-19, 2016. Laura Bush Program grants support the recruiting and educating of library students, continuing education for those already in the profession, research and new programs that build institutional capacity.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Reference Graduate Assistantship, St. Catherine University Library, St. Paul Campus

Position Description
The purpose of the Reference Graduate Assistant position is to first provide professional reference service to the University community and, second, to facilitate hands-on learning experience for the graduate student. The Reference Graduate Assistant will be mentored by and work alongside four professional reference librarians at the St. Paul Campus. The Assistant may also work with other staff and student employees.
  • 10-15 hours per week, depending upon the Assistant's availability 
  • $13.75 per hour  No benefits or tuition remission  
  • Must commit to one full semester as an Assistant, but a two-semester appointment is preferred  
  • Position start date could begin January 2016, depending upon budgets and Assistant availability

Primary responsibilities
The Reference Graduate Assistant will work with the reference librarians to provide reference service throughout the semester. Duties may include, but are not limited to:
  • Advising students, faculty, and staff with reference and research needs
  • Maintaining accurate and confidential data about reference transactions
  • Preparing print and web-based research guides
  • Assisting with library instruction, both one-on-one and in formal classroom settings, including instruction assessment
  • Assisting with data analysis of reference transactions and instruction
  • Other duties as assigned, depending on library’s needs and Assistant’s skills and qualifications

More MLIS Job Opportunities - Out of State

Two Librarians at Georgia State University College of Law 
Digital Services Librarian: The Digital Services Librarian coordinates the law library’s digital projects and outreach, including maintaining the institutional repository, developing and maintaining online research guides, serving as the primary content editor for the law library website, and managing the law library’s social media presence.
Research Instructional Services Librarian:The Research Instructional Services Librarian coordinates library research instructional service, including subject-specific classroom instruction requested by law and university faculty. The librarian provides informal and formal legal research training, and serves as principal liaison to select vendors.
For more information, contact Kristina Niedringhaus krisn@gsu.edu.

Reference Librarian, Cleveland State University
Provides quality electronic and print legal and other specialized research/reference services to students and faculty of the College of Law, the University, the legal community, and the general public. Assists legal researchers in effectively understanding and using new and existing resources, technologies, and library services. Develops and authors research guides, creates and reviews website information and creates content for the Law Library social media presence. Interacts professionally with all internal and external customers using strong interpersonal skills. Apply here.

Long-term Elementary Media Specialist

Job Description:
  • Instruct students K-6 in a fixed schedule (40 minute classes) using AASL standards
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers on lesson projects and plans
  • Support staff and student needs through readers advisory, collection development, and curriculum support. 
  • Support our media center's mission 
  • Serve as an engaging place of opportunity where students have a strong desire to visit, explore, and thrive as readers and researchers
  • Provide a diverse collection of informational and fiction resources both print and electronic to students and staff
  • Develop important information literacy and other 21st century skills in students through media instruction and lab time

If interested in this position, contact Kari Phillips phillipsk@stillwaterschools.org

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LITA Forum Video Volunteer

The Library Information Technology Association (LITA) is looking for a student volunteer to help with recording keynote sessions at their upcoming LITA Forum conference. Experience and general comfort with videorecording is desired. 

The conference takes place Friday, Nov. 12 through Sunday Nov. 15 at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (1300 Nicollet Mall), and the keynotes are:

Friday 11/13, 1-2 p.m.
Saturday 11/14, 9:15-10:15 a.m.
Sunday, 11/15, 11:00 a.m.-Noon

The volunteer will also need to arrive by 11 a.m. on Friday to test the equipment and help get things setup.

In return, the volunteer will receive a free registration for the conference and the gratitude of the planning committee and the association.

If you are interested or have questions, contact Nick Steffel at njsteffel [at] stkate.edu.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Part Time Cataloging Library Associates with the Yolo County Library

Yolo County Library invites you to apply for the part time, extra help cataloging Library Associate positions.  The successful candidate will have previous experience with either copy cataloging and/or original cataloging with knowledge of MARC, RDA/AACR2 and a working knowledge of at least 1 foreign language, preferably Chinese or Japanese.
Positions are open until filled.

More information about this position is available at: http://www.jobaps.com/Yolo/auditor/ClassSpecs.asp?R1=&R2=&R3#L (select the Library Associate link)

To apply for this position, please PRINT out online application form.  You will have to assign yourself a password before entering the site. After printing the application, scan it and send to: hualing.wan@yolocounty.org along with your resume and 3 references.

Monday, November 2, 2015

MLIS Advising Week Nov. 9-13

MLIS Advising Week is Nov 9-12, 2015. 

Registration for Spring 2016 begins November 16, 2015.

Schedule an appointment with your MLIS Advisor!




ARLIS/NA Diversity Committee Conference Travel Award

Are you a LIS student or recent graduate from a diverse background interested in art librarianship or a career in visual resources librarianship?   

Apply for the Art Library Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) Student Diversity Award for Conference Attendance ($1000)

Eligibility: Students from traditionally under-represented groups who are currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in Library Studies and/or Information Studies or have recently graduated (within 12 mos. of graduation).

Purpose: To encourage multicultural students considering a career in art librarianship or visual resources by participating in the activities of ARLIS/NA.

Application deadline for all conference travel awards: Monday, November 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm EST

You do not need to be a member of ARLIS/NA to apply. Learn more about the award here: https://www.arlisna.org/about/awards-honors/172-student-diversity-award-for-conference-attendance

Learn about the joint conference here: http://www.arlisna-vra.org/seattle2016/index.php

Still a few spaces remaining for ELM Expo Nov. 6!

Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM) is an outstanding suite of databases available to all Minnesotans. Join us to learn more about ELM, the specialized databases available, which database is best for what, & more. Learn with the experts how to search, save, & share your results. Take home tips on how to teach the databases to users.

Just added! Vendor sessions with trainers from Britannica, Ebsco, Gale, & ProQuest. 


Manager of Research Services, Briggs and Morgan

The Manager of Research Services is responsible for managing all aspects of Research Services including attorney research training, staff supervision and development, budget management, collection development, legal research, space planning, vendor relations, evaluation of traditional and online resources, client and competitor awareness, library technical services and procedures.

Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • A  minimum of six years of progressively responsible library experience, including experience in a supervisory or leadership role.
  • Knowledge of library administration to effectively manage library functions and personnel for optimum operation.
  • Experience in a mid to large- size law firm is preferred.
  • Significant experience searching Westlaw, CCH, RIA, D&B, Accurint, internet, public records and other databases to competently research in the firm’s practice areas; strong problem-solving and analytical skills need to gather information and determine appropriate research approach.
For more information, visit www.briggs.com.

Contact Information:
Ellen Drasin
Director of Human Resources