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Friday, December 16, 2016

Library Intern Position with Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality

Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Carondelet Center
Library Intern Position
                                       5-10 hours a week | Winter/Spring 2017 semester
                                       Work can be done during day, evening, or weekend hours and is flexible based on school schedule and breaks
               Stipend available      

Children's Librarian in Northfield

Children's Program Librarian, City of Northfield, Northfield, MN

Archivist Position with University of Minnesota

Archives and Special Collections, Central Processing unit is hiring a processing archivist to process the records of Eric Weiss, a collection held within the Charles Babbage Institute Archives unit. The processing archivist will work closely with the Head of Archival Processing to manage the arrangement and description of the collection.

Out of State Opportunity

The James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who have attained an MLS or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master degree.  This two-year program allows an individual to study in any of CWU’s more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library.  It is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master’s.  Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant.  Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm 2/1/17 to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research:

Out of State Opportunity

Science and Technology Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Inventory Collections Specialist with Pottery Museum of Red Wing

The Pottery Museum of Red Wing is looking for a Inventory Collections Specialist.
They will be responsible for the creation of an inventory list of the 8,700+ objects in the museum.
They will also be responsible for making sure the museum objects are being properly handled and care for. 

BA/BS in museum studies or a related field.
1-2 years of museum experience is desired.

Job will run from January 2017-December 2017 at 40 hours a week.
For more information please contact the Museum director at

Out of State Opportunity

Studies Specialist, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Institute for Research Design in Librarianship

We are issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) 2017. We are seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries or research libraries outside an academic setting in the United States to participate in the Institute. We define “novice” broadly; if you feel that you would benefit from being guided throughout the entire research design process, we encourage your application. Librarians of all levels of professional experience are welcome to apply.
The year-long experience begins with a workshop held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, from June 4-10, 2017, with arrival on campus on Saturday, June 3, and departure on Sunday, June 11.

Out of State Opportunity

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

LIS 7690, Information Technology, People and Society

Are you still considering or debating courses for Spring 2017? I encourage you to take LIS 7690, Information Technology, People and Society for Spring 2017.

This course critically examines IT and its relationship to people, work and society. It covers a series of perspectives, empirical studies and issues about social aspects of IT and digital resources. Along the way, you will learn how IT interacts with social forces and social practices, and how seeing IT as merely  “a tool” simplifies the complexity of IT. I believe that future information professionals need to understand the social nature of information technology (IT) and digital resources, as information environments become increasingly digital.

You’d find this course to be interesting and useful. In fact, students’ feedback of this course has been very positive. The key aspects of this course are as follows:

  • Social aspects of information technology (social informatics)
  • Information technology (IT) is not value neutral
  • A few perspectives about technology/IT; IT, work & organizations ;IT & inequality; IT & collaboration; IT & community & empowerment; digital lives; Big Data & data reuse; IT & unintended consequences; IT & privacy; copyright of digital information and library relevant issues
  • Information professional issues as well as general issues for each topic
Who should take this course?
  • Students whose potential career involves dealing with information technologies or digital information 
I plan to revise my syllabus during the break.  For further information, please visit my website and take a look at the course syllabus for Spring 2015 at  or send me email at

Hope you’re finishing your semester well.
Sook Lim

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Out of State Opportunities

Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Science Librarian,  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Director of Collections and Resource Management,Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Libraries-Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Interested in following Harwood's footsteps? You can earn an MLIS degree right here at St. Kate's!

Taylor Harwood ’15 was named a 2017 Marshall Scholar by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.

Harwood plans to work as an archivist, with a goal of providing more people with access to history. The growing field of digital archives caught her eye, and she’s impressed by the work of larger institutions like the Smithsonian. But Harwood also sees where smaller organizations struggle to preserve historical documents, and hopes to forge collaborations to address the challenge.

The Marshall Scholarship will fully fund Harwood as she pursues both a Master's of Arts in History and Cultures at King's College in London, and a M.A. in Archives and Records Management at University College, London.

Scholarship opportunities to attend 2017 EBLIP9 conference in Philadelphia

Generous sponsorship from the Association of College and Research Libraries enables planners to offer scholarships for students and first-time attendees  to participate in the 9th international Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference, held June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia.   

For more information about the conference, opportunities for sponsorship and directions for submitting applications for the conference attendance scholarship, see:

Out of State Opportunity

Digital Archivist, MIT, Cambridge MA 

Mock Youth Book Award Discussions 2017

Mock Youth Book Award Discussions 2017

For more info on discussion dates and book lists go to:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

James J. Hill Center Front Desk Volunteer Opportunity

James J. Hill Center is a nonprofit business reference library located in downtown St. Paul. They are looking for a front desk volunteer. 

Volunteer Opportunity:
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help staff our front desk and welcome patrons.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Greeting and directing incoming visitors.
  • Answering and transferring calls on a multi-line phone system.
  • Recording visitor traffic with a user-friendly web form.
  • Completing special projects related to library and mission-related organizational activities.
The library is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday.  We’re especially hoping to cover open times between 11 AM and 2 PM Monday through Thursday, and are looking for volunteers who able to keep a consistent schedule each week and stay for at least 2 hours at a time.  Hours range from 8-20 hours a week, depending on applicant’s availability and coordination with other volunteers and library staff.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Special MLIS Program Events for Monday, December 12, 2016

Two Events Happening the Evening of Monday, December 12, 2016:

1. Capstone Course Project Presentations by the students enrolled in the course + plus a bonus presentation following by Edwin Schenk and Tom Keeler. Starts at 6 PM, RM 017, CdC.

2. Then walk on over to the Visual Arts Building for an end-of-semester Reel Down Movie Event sponsored by the SAA Student Chapter. Starts 7:30 PM. Showing: 1957 LIS classic. There will be a (free!!!) raffle ticket for prizes, free popcorn. Come enjoy two hours of comedic Spencer-Hepburn chemistry as we close out another term and gear up for winter break.

FYI: For SAA members and those interested, the chapter will be holding their monthly meeting about 7pm before the movie.

Circulation Student Assistants St.Catherine Minneapolis Campus

The library at the St. Catherine University Campus is hiring part time circulation student assistants. 
  • Assist library users with circulation, serials, and inter-library loan.
  • Get library experience.
  • Will accommodate weekend classes
  • Must be available Monday mornings and afternoons, and Friday mornings. 
To apply or get more information check out this position on KatieCareer.

Out of State Opportunities

Assistant Director, Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field Archives, Chicago IL
Librarian II, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco CA
Librarian III, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco CA
Reference Librarian, Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Library and Research Services Division, Washington DC
Children Librarian, Darien Library, Darien CT
Librarian, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Madison WI

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lucille M. Wert Scholarship

Designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Archives Conference is soliciting applications for the 2017 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Out of State Opportunities

Curator, San Francisco Botanical Society, San Francisco CA
Librarian-In-Residence, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Out of State Opportunity

Research and Instruction Librarian, California State University, Monterey Bay, CA

ALSC Student Gift Membership Program

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce a new program to offer a free, two-year membership for current and recent graduates of ALA- accredited Master of Library Science/Master of Library and Information Science programs.
Library school students and new graduates are encouraged to launch their career in children’s librarianship with ALSC and ALA membership. ALSC will offer up to 100 memberships which can be used for networking, taking advantage of professional development, and career support.

- Applicants must be graduating from or have graduated from any ALA-accredited
graduate school of library and information science.
- Applicants must be students in their final year before graduation or must have graduated in the last 12 months.
- Applicants must have a children's library focus and plan on pursuing a career in children's or youth librarianship
- Memberships are two years in length

Visit to apply.

Applications open December 1, 2016. The application is non-competitive and memberships will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Out of State Opportunity

Round Lake Public Library in Round Lake, IL is looking for a youth librarian. 

UNC Chapel Hill International Summer Seminars

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is now accepting applications for their summer seminars in London, Prague, Dublin, and Berlin. These two-week seminars are open to non-UNC graduate level library and information science students, as well as professionals. For students, the option to take the seminar for (3) hours of credit is offered. The deadline to register is FEBRUARY 15, 2017. Our seminars tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged!

For more information, please visit:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Temporary Access Services Associate with St.Olaf College

St. Olaf College's Rolvaag Library is seeking a Temporary Access Services Associate (January - May 2017). Working as a member of a highly collaborative Access Services team, this position will perform duties relating to Course Reserves, Circulation, and Stacks Management. Strong preference will be given to candidates with, or currently pursuing, a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS). Work experience in an academic or public library setting is also a plus. We are willing to consider the scheduling needs of the right applicant. Must be willing to work 40 hours/week between the hours of 8am and midnight.

Link to job ad:

Hennepin County Library Internship

The Hennepin County Library is offering an unpaid internship with their Ridgedale Library in Minnetonka and their Central Library in Minneapolis.  This internship position is in information services and will run from January-May 2014 and is 8-16 hours per week.
For more information please go to:

Out of State Opportunity

School Librarian, Park Century School, Culver CA

December Webinar on Storytelling

There's still time to register for a great free webinar coming up next week cohosted by ALISE's Gender Issues SIG and Special Libraries Association's Education Division:
Dr. Melanie A. Kimball, Associate Professor and Director of the School Library Teacher Program at Simmons, will be presenting a free webinar on the history of storytelling, focusing on gender issues. The session is part of a monthly webinar series, and will be held on December 9 at 1:30pm Eastern Standard Time. To register, please go to
Webinar ID: 139-626-331
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The organizations host monthly webinars to provide a venue for gaining current knowledge in the field and networking.

Volunteer Opportunity:Youth Services Program Assistant

Youth Services Program Assistant, Mississippi Library, Fridley MN

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Graduate Residence Coordinator with Saint Catherine University

Graduate Residence Coordinator with Saint Catherine University

 Will receive $10,000 per year and tuition dollars to support one class per semester. One-bedroom furnished apartment including utilities, internet, cable, basic telephone connection and dining dollars are provided. Residence Coordinator may remain in on-campus housing during the summer months between the two year appointments.

For more information on the position and to apply go to Katie Career.

Out of State Opportunity

Manager of Adult Services. Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Instruction and Research Services Librarian with BSU

Bemidji State University is hiring an Instruction and Research Services Librarian! The position description can be found here:

Information on how to apply via NeoGov can be found here:

Out of State Opportunity for Spring/Summer 2017

American University Library in Washington D.C is looking for a Research and Instruction Librarian for their Kogod School of Business for Spring/Summer 2017. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Out of State Internship for Spring 2017

Dresser Village Library in Dresser, WI is in search of an intern for Spring 2017 semester.
Projects to be done are:
1.      Website update, Facebook update, and new web app set-up
2.      Collection Development
3.      Summer Reading Program activities and scheduling

There a other minor things that can be done as well
Prefer 80 hour intern to work on all three projects (one project will be dropped for a 40 hour intern)

Much of this work can be completed off-site and supervisor/intern meetings can take place closer to the Twin Cities if needed

Please send your cover letter and resume to Library Director Amber Yares by December 20, 2016 for consideration
Phone: 715-755-2944

Out of State Opportunity

Assistant Branch Manager/Children's Librarian, Allen County Public Library, Ft Wayne, IN

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Beta Phi Mu Scholarship

The Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Season is now open! Applications will be accepted through March 15th, 2017. Our awards are:

Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship for beginning LIS graduate students - $2,250
Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship for beginning LIS graduate students with a concentration in school library media - $2,250
Harold Lancour Scholarship for a librarian conducting foreign research - $1,750
Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for continuing education for a Beta Phi Mu member - $1,500
Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for doctoral students working on their dissertations in LIS and related fields - $3,000

For more information and links to applications, please see: 

ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is now accepting applications for the 2017 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 has been extended to November 28, 2016.

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans in early February 2017.

Who May Apply

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award 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:

Curriculum Center Librarian with Concordia College-Moorhead

Concordia College seeks an innovative librarian interested in collaboration with faculty and students in education and other academic departments. The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library is a teaching library closely engaged with campus curricula and programs. 
The Curriculum Center Librarian provides leadership for the Curriculum Center and as part of a team of librarians provides teaching and reference services, contributes to campus initiatives in integrative learning and digital scholarship, and builds print and digital collections to serve the teaching and research needs of undergraduate students.
For a complete description, please visit
Concordia College
Moorhead, MN 

Out of State Opportunities

Readership Assistant, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin Illinois
Executive Director, Lloyd Library, Cincinnati Ohio

Monday, November 21, 2016

Part-time Student Worker needed in DNR Library

The MN Department of Natural Resources Library has a part-time opening.
This position will provide critical assistance with an inventory of DNR’s print collection, as well as support for daily cataloging and interlibrary loan tasks. The paid intern will work primarily with the cataloging and interlibrary loan modules of the Aleph library system software, including use of Aleph reports to extract data from the library catalog.
The student worker will work with guidance from the DNR Librarian, who will manage the inventory project and ongoing cataloging/catalog management work. Occasional project and task management guidance will be provided by the Data and Performance Management Unit head. Feel free to Andy Holdsworth or Tracy Waterman with questions at (651) 259-5506.

Information Professionals Panel Monday, November 28, 2016

Final Monday in November:

The Special Libraries Association Student Chapter (SLASC) is hosting an Information Professionals Panel the Monday after Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 28, 2016 starting at 6 PM in RM 019 CdC.

The five panelists are:
* Kristin Cooper, Plant Sciences Librarian, Magrath Library, University of Minnesota
* Adrian Fischer, Instrument Coordinator, Bakken Museum
* Shannon Farrell, Natural Resources Librarian, Natural Resources Library, University of Minnesota
* Helen Walden-Fodge, American Swedish Institute
* Janelle Beitz, Research Librarian, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

We look forward to hearing from them.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Oakdale Library Internship Spring 2017

Gain real-world experience at Oakdale Branch, Washington County Library.  The Twin Cities library job market is one of the most competitive in the country.  Distinguish yourself from your peers with practical experience in this progressive suburban public library system.

Duration: 90 hours or as needed for school requirements. Scheduled for Winter / Spring 2017
Work Schedule: Flexible, upon needs of intern
Location: Oakdale Library
Site Coordinators: Martha Riel and Natalie Eierman
Salary: Unpaid

Intern will be involved with daily library operations at the Information Desk, including answering reference questions, helping patrons with technology, and providing readers’ advisory. During after-school hours, the Oakdale Library serves a large number of middle school students and the Intern will help library staff manage their behavior. In addition to day-to-day operations, the Intern will work on a few longer-term projects, which we will determine based on the Intern’s interests and skills. Possible projects include collection management, program planning, and outreach. Depending on scheduling, the Intern will attend the meetings of relevant teams, such as the Adult Services Team, the Youth Services Team, or the Social Media Team. The internship includes evening and Saturday hours.

Email current resume and list of MLIS classes completed to
Applicants must also provide a single paragraph answer to this question:  Why do you want to be a public librarian? 
Application deadline: December 31, 2016
Contact site coordinators at 651-730-0504 or martha and to
request additional information.

Preservation Internship Hennepin County Library

Location:  Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN


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 2017, 6-12 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.

Read more for duties, responsibilities and how to apply

Friday, November 11, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity with Somaili Museum

The Somali Museum is the home of traditional Somali arts in Minnesota.  Displaying a collection of over 700 pieces, and offering educational programs about Somali traditional culture that are not offered anywhere else, the Somali Museum offers an unrivaled opportunity for Minnesotans of all backgrounds to encounter and learn about Somali traditional culture.  

The Somali Museum’s mission is to use this collection as a tool for education: making it possible for young Somalis who have grown up in the United States to connect with their culture, as well as Minnesotans of other ethnic heritage to encounter Somali art and traditional culture for the first time. The Museum's programs explore the changing role of traditional arts and culture as the Somali people move across borders and time.  By promoting the highest forms of Somali creativity, the Somali Museum believes that it can also help to diminish harmful prejudice and misunderstanding.

Out of State Opportunities

Senior Library Technician, Grand Forks Air Force Base Library, Grand Forks, ND

Number: 70168
Base: Grand Forks
Organization: Library
Date Opened: 11/09/2016
Date Closed: Open Until Filled
Pay Grade: NF-III
Pay / Hr: $13.00 (Pay based on experience)

Grand Forks Air Force Base Library, seeks a Senior Library Technician with successful library experience to direct technical services, coordinate training for staff members, and direct programming at our small military library. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Visual Resources Association Travel Award!

Visual Resources Association Travel Award applications being accepted through November 21, 2016

The Travel Awards Committee of the Visual Resources Association is happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for financial assistance to attend the 2017 conference.  VRA membership is not required to complete the application.  Please see the attached PDF file for more details.
The conference them is “Unbridled Opportunities” — which is a relevant title for the event taking place in Louisville, Kentucky from March 29 to April 1, 2017.  For more information, visit the conference website.
Please click here for a direct link to the application form.

Student NASIG Awards

Student NASIG Awards!

John Riddick Student Grant
Grants for qualifying students to attend the NASIG annual conference, covering cost of registration, three nights lodging, and travel within North America.  Winners will be offered the opportunity to share a 10-15 minute presentation during the conference at the Student Spotlight Session.

Fritz Schwartz Education Scholarship
A $3,000 scholarship and conference travel grant for a graduate student demonstrating excellence in scholarship and the potential for accomplishments in a serials career. The winner will be offered the opportunity to share a 10-15 minute presentation during the conference at the Student Spotlight Session.

This grant serves as assistance to a Mexican student of Library Science or Information Science, who wants to learn and develop professionally in the area of serial publications. 

Business Data Catalog Coordinator with MnDOT

Job Opening ID: 9393
Position Title: Business Data Catalog Coordinator
State of Minnesota – Minnesota Department of Transportation
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 11/09/2016
Closing Date: 11/22/2016

This is a great opportunity, and candidates with an MLIS background are preferred.  Please feel free to contact me with questions.
Angela Boardman, MLIS
Business Data Catalog Coordinator | Metadata Librarian
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd. | Mail Stop 300, Ste.118
St. Paul, MN 55155  |
Office: 651-366-3747 | Mobile: 612-710-8955

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MCTC LIT Event: Panel Discussion on Library Outreach

MCTC’s Library Information Technology Program Presents...
Library Outreach: what is it, and how do we do it (better)?

a panel discussion
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
MCTC Library Classroom (L1200)
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Located on the 1st floor as you enter the Library.