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Monday, February 29, 2016

Out of State Jobs

Children's Librarian, Orem Public Library (Application deadline March 4, 2016)
The public library in Orem,Utah is seeking a Librarian to direct and supervise the Children’s Services section of the Library. Responsibilities include management, collection development, and reference service.  Responsible for all facets of Children’s collection development. Provides professional reference and advisory services to patrons. Responsible for selection, maintenance and subscription coordination of junior magazines, databases, and other resources.  Plans and presents programs.  Hires, trains, and supervises library employees.  Responsible for the preparation and administration of the section budget.  This is a professional position working under the direction of a Library Division Manager. To apply online go to:

Academic Library Grad Assistantship for Individuals with MLS or Equivalent, Seeking 2nd Subject Master's

Central Washington University’s James E. Brooks Library, in Ellensburg, Washington, announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who already have an MLS, or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master’s 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. The application deadline has been extended to March 10, 2016. Apply to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research:

Opportunities may be available for candidates to gain professional experience in reference, instruction, library technology and systems, technical services, outreach, and records management, government publications, maps, assessment, and research.

More detail is available here:

Research Quality Analyst, University of Minnesota Foundation

Research Quality Analyst

The University of Minnesota Foundation invites applicants for a Research Quality Analyst position. As a member of the Data & Analytics group, the analyst will join a team of information and data professionals driven to bring timely and relevant insight for leading strategy to enhance the fundraising mission of the University of Minnesota Foundation.

The core responsibilities for the analyst include assisting with data acquisition projects; validating data using statistical analysis; querying internal database to extract appropriate data for use in analyses; and sharing findings through multiple end-user products.

This is an excellent opportunity to apply existing library-related knowledge in a setting that fosters unique paths for growth and skills development.

For more information please contact David Peterson at or 612.626.2860.

For the full job description, including qualifications and responsibilities, see the POSTING at the University of Minnesota's website.

Friday, February 26, 2016

John Foster & Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship, Princeton University, Mudd Manuscript Library

The Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, offers the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career.

 The 2016 Fellow will gain experience in both technical and public services. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services, the Assistant University Archivist for Public Services, and the Digital Archivist. Projects for 2016 include: conducting a survey of audio visual materials held within the University Archives and Public Policy Papers, researching and creating policies and procedures for web archiving quality control, and enhancing subject access to Mudd’s collections. Additionally, the Fellow will participate in the reference rotation, as well as conduct research for and assist in the installation of one or more exhibits. Applications must be received by Monday, March 7, 2016

For the full description, requirements and to apply go here:

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Dayton (OH)

The University of Dayton, in Dayton, Ohio is looking to hire an Electronic Resources Librarian. This is a 12-month, full-time, tenure-track position with at starting rank of Assistant Professor. Please visit the link below for full position information, and for directions on how to apply. If you have any questions about the job, please contact the search committee chair Emily Hicks at ehicks!

Intern Technical Information Specialist, Medtronic (160000QA)

Metronic has a fulltime, temporary internship (daytime shift) available someone with a bachelor's degree and enrolled in a master's program required, but preference for someone enrolled in a MLIS Program. To see the full description, and to apply go to:

As a member of the Knowledge Center team, the Intern Technical Information Specialist has responsibility to support library IT systems and processes for internal programs related to Medtronic’s Knowledge Center Library. This unique position also partners with Medtronic’s Global IT staff to enable holistic information solutions that support the department’s strategic initiatives.
  • Support and maintain Library proxy server for authentication to external publishers. Maintain documentation and best practices for using Quosa, EndNote and similar bibliography tools.
  • Train library staff on ticketing systems and related process.
  • Implement on existing project plans by documenting workflow, coordinating and updating progress. Share ideas for process improvement, raise issues, and document projects for future reference.
  • Design and implement web sites using HTML5/CSS3, PHP, Drupal, and SharePoint to streamline the user experience for library users.
  • Participate in special projects or initiatives on an ad hoc or ongoing basis, providing communication, or logistical support to enhance Knowledge Center department initiatives.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Applications Due 2/29/16: Metro Transit 2016 Internship, Records Management

Metro Transit would like MLIS Students to apply for this Summer Opportunity: There's an opening for a paid summer (hourly) Records Management Intern for Metro Transit, Rail Support Building, Minneapolis. MN. They are strongly interested in having MLIS Students be candidates for the position. Starts May 31 and can continue part-time during the school year. Please apply now.

To see details and to apply go to the Metropolitan Council Internships page.

Library Reference Technician, Capella University Library

This role provides and promotes effective delivery of virtual reference services that facilitate student development and achievement of learning outcomes.  This position is highly customer focused, and is often the first point of contact with the library staff.  This position reports to the Supervisor – Reference Services and works cooperatively with other library staff to support library services.
  • Provide reference and research services for learners, faculty and staff, and assist users in developing effective skills, competencies, and strategies using library databases and other online resources (typically 95% - 100% of duties)
  • Assist learners, faculty, and staff in using library resources and services, including instructional and technical assistance in established modes (phone, email, chat, etc).
  • Assess the nature of reference queries to determine desired information need.
  • Develop proficiency in navigating library research tools and collections.
  • Demonstrate initiative in promoting and maintaining learner-and-customer focused services and culture.
  • Promote library services and instruction.
  • Complete Inter-library Loan requests.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Railroad Collections Project Archivist, Cornell University Library

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Cornell University Library’s Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives seeks qualified candidates for an 18-month, temporary professional position as Railroad Collections Project Archivist. The successful candidate will improve description of 65 archival collections documenting railroad history in the United States, coordinate digitization of roughly 1,600 photographs, and assist with outreach efforts related to the project.

For more information, including job responsibilities and qualifications, and to apply go to:

Deadline Extended: Internship, Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Cambridge campus

Deadline extended to March 21, 2016: The library on the Cambridge campus of Anoka-Ramsey Community College is seeking an intern to help with a large clean-up of the library’s catalog. The internship will be unpaid and for the duration of 20 hours. The schedule is fairly flexible; hours can be completed anytime within the hours following:

Mondays 8:00AM-7:30PM
Tuesdays 9:30AM-8:00PM
Wednesdays 8:00AM-3:00PM
Thursdays 9:30AM-8:00PM.

Duties may include:
• Scanning of items for inventory
• Fixing errors in catalog records using ALEPH
• Checking materials in and out to students
• Answering reference questions
• Assisting students with locating appropriate library resources
• Other library related duties as assigned

• Enrollment in a Library Science or Library Tech program

Deadline Extended: March 21, 2016

To apply please email a resume to

Candice Young
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
300 Spirit River Drive South
Cambridge, MN 55008
Office: 763-433-1975

Monday, February 22, 2016

Digital Scholarship Specialist, Bryn Mawr College

The Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) department of Bryn Mawr College, PA, seeks a creative and innovative individual to serve in the new position of Digital Scholarship Specialist.The Digital Scholarship Specialist will work with faculty, students, and staff in the exploration, implementation, and assessment of multi-modal digital scholarship. Key to the position will be exploration into existing and new technologies to support scholarly inquiry across academic disciplines and at all levels from undergraduates to graduate students to faculty.
Requirements: Master's degree with experience in digital humanities/digital scholarship in an academic environment.
Desired: Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline with experience in digital humanities, digital scholarship, and/or new media.
Application review begins March 14, 2016.
For more information click here

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Electronic Services Librarian

The Minnesota State Law Library is pleased to announce an opening for an Electronic Services Librarian.  This is a permanent full time position performing professional library work. Work involves responsibility for performing a wide range of professional library tasks and may involve providing work direction to paraprofessionals, interns or volunteers. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of a Library Division Supervisor.

  • Oversee maintenance and ongoing development of website, including the appellate opinion and briefs archives.
  • Provide reference desk service at least two 4 hour shift per week. (This may include live chat.)
  • Act as lead liaison with ITD in implementing library's technology needs.
  • Assist State Law Librarian to plan, direct and manage evolving technology needs.
  • Work on special projects, as needed.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Information Technology Specialist

Position Type: District Support Services/Technology
Closing Date:   02/02/20 or until filled
Schedule:        52 weeks per year/5 days per week/8 hours per day
Pay Rate:         $27.05/ hr
Position Summary: The Information Technology Specialist 2 is responsible for installation standard configuration, documentation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and administration of WAN/LAN, Firewall, and Wi-Fi for the District. Monitors network usage and traffic to ensure efficient, reliable system access and data exchange; trains and assists site support personnel in network operating systems, application systems, and in the administration of networks; assists with the analysis of requests for new LAN/WAN applications from district personnel.
  • The IT Specialist 2 is responsible for the configuration and administration of Office 365 to include OneDrive for Business, SharePoint, & Exchange Online.  This would also include hosting professional development for all staff on the Office 365 suite of products.
  • The IT Specialist 2 is responsible for configuration, backup, and maintenance of the wired and wireless networks.
  • The IT Specialist 2 will also administer all aspects of the Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) telecommunications system.
  • The IT Specialist 2 is also responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of the District Web Site utilizing rSchool Today; trains and assists building Information Technology Specialists on the use of rSchool Today.

Digital Scholarship Librarian - University of Minnesota

The Digital Scholarship Librarian (DSL) provides strategic direction for the University of Minnesota Libraries in developing and sustaining new models of support for digital scholarship, primarily through coordination of the Digital Arts Sciences & Humanities (DASH) initiative. The DSL guides campus scholars on the integration of digital technologies and methodologies in research and teaching, including developing workshops and other events and overseeing development and execution of specific digital scholarship projects.
The DSL also facilitates a DASH operations cooperative composed of members from multiple campus units, including Liberal Arts Technologies & Innovation Services (LATIS) in the College of Liberal Arts, and manages an overall portfolio of projects. The DSL has responsibility for shaping additional partnerships in support of the DASH initiative. The DSL works in close collaboration with liaison librarians, special collections curators and archivists, program leads on data curation and publishing services, staff in LATIS, and other campus units.

  • American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science OR equivalent combination of advanced degree (e.g., PhD in a humanities discipline) and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated research and/or teaching experience with current technologies and applications used in digital scholarship.
  • Familiarity with the current state of Digital Humanities within the academy.
  • Recent project management and/or design process experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, facilitation, and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion.
For more details and to apply click here

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Melsa Project Manager - Full-Time

Department: Metropolitan Library Service Agency
Salary: Negotiable from $63,849 plus full benefits package

This is a professional position that requires managing multiple projects for MELSA and its member libraries. At the present time, these include oversight of the regional program planning services for Legacy-funded programming efforts, coordination of the MELSA Jobs and Small Business Task Force and E-Government Task Forces, and may include similar assignments to other MELSA teams. Other duties may include coordinating external consultants; and conducting research and reporting on a variety of issues relating to support of the regional library system and member libraries. This position will report to the MELSA Executive Director.

Minimum Qualifications:
• The incumbent should hold a Master's degree in Library Science or Information Media or equivalent; and
• Minimum three years progressively responsible experience with public librarianship or project management
• OR, an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Education Beyond Minimum Qualifications:
• Experience in program coordination, particularly in a multi-library environment, is preferred.

Click here for full job description. Application must be submitted online

Monday, February 15, 2016

Invititation for Breakout Session Proposals for LSLS 5th Annual Conference

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite breakout session proposals for their 5th annual conference to be held on May 20, 2016 at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.

This year's theme, "NOW That’s What I Call Libraries!" celebrates the inspiring, bold, and creative ways libraries are meeting their patrons’ needs. Possibilities for presentation topics include:

Student Assistant, Archives and Special Collections, St. Catherine University

MLIS Students interested in Archives: Archives and Special Collections, St. Catherine University has one position open this Spring semester for a student assistant, who is a current graduate student in the MLIS Program. The graduate position may be converted into a graduate assistant position for the 2016-2017 academic year.

For the full position description and how to apply see:
The position is posted in KateCareer.

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 28, 2016 and applications review begins on February 22, 2016.

Summer Reads VISTA Positions-Twin Cities!

The Minnesota Literacy Council is now accepting applications for Summer Reads VISTA positions in the Twin Cities metro area for the 2016 program.
Summer Reads is an AmeriCorps VISTA program of the Minnesota Literacy Council that focuses on the decline of literacy skills in low-income children over the summer months, a phenomenon commonly referred to as the “summer slide.” We expect to place and train 65 VISTAs as tutors who provide targeted reading and literacy instruction to children entering grades K-4 in one-to-one, small group and classroom settings in summer schools, libraries and community organizations throughout the Twin Cities metro area and in select communities across the state.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Youth Services Librarian Position, Winona Public Library

Wage Range: $54,298 to $67,872
This professional service position provides, maintains, and promotes youth services to the public; plans and develops a unified program that educates the public in the use and availability of library materials and services; and promotes early literacy through collaborations, partnerships, and community committees.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Advanced degree equaling a master's in library and information science
  • Two years of library experience
  • Training in educational theories, child development, programming, or storytelling
To be considered for this position, please submit the following:
  • City of Winona application must be completed
  • Completed Supplemental Questionnaire (Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application)
Application Deadline : Postmarked by Friday, February 26, 2016
Return Applications and Supplemental Questionnaire to :
Human Resources Office, City Hall
207 Lafayette
PO Box 378
Winona, MN 55987
Phone: 5071457-82U
Fax: 5071457-8293

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Out of State Job Opportunities

Children's Services Associate, Shaker Heights Public Library OH (Applications and resumes received by February 15, 2016 will receive first consideration.)
Shaker Heights Public Library is seeking a part-time Children's Services Associate. We are a busy, diverse, first-ring suburban library looking for an energetic, creative, flexible team player with a passionate commitment to customer service. Responsibilities include assisting customers in locating and selecting children's materials, and developing and conducting children's programs. Bachelor's degree, strong technology skills, and demonstrated ability to work with children individually and in groups are required. Effective oral and written communication skills, knowledge of literature for children and teens, and an understanding of child development and behavior are essential.  Must be able to thrive within a fast-paced environment and adapt to change.  Public library experience is a plus.  The successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in applying new technologies to improve services for customers, a positive attitude, and a sense of humor. For more information or queries, contact human resources at

OSU Libraries' Digital Humanities Librarian

The Digital Humanities Librarian will establish and grow a dynamic, multifaceted program that addresses the growing demand for digital arts and humanities support on campus. Working with arts and humanities scholars, faculty and students, the Digital Humanities Librarian will foster successful adoption and application of digital arts and humanities approaches to research, teaching, and learning. For complete information please visit:

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cataloging Intern (volunteer), Minnesota State Law Library

The Minnesota State Law Library is looking for an intern volunteer to work on two cataloging projects.

Project 1: Cataloging a set of microfiche using OCLC and Aleph. This project will involve primarily copy cataloging with potentially some format editing.

Project 2: Cleaning up broken URLs in the library catalog. New links will need to be identified and added into records.

We are looking for someone who has completed a cataloging class and is interested in getting more experience. This is a volunteer position, however it will require a background check prior to beginning the project. We expect the work to take approximately 80 hours, but this is flexible. The majority of the work should be completed on-site at the library, M-F 8-5.

Application Requirements: Please send a letter of interest, resume and list of completed coursework.

Please send applications to:

Erica Nutzman
Head of Technical Services
Minnesota State Law Library
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

Evening at The Bakken Museum, Thurs., Feb. 25, 2016

The MLIS Community is invited to an Evening at The Bakken event on Thursday, February 25th at 6:30 pm. This will be a special adults only event featuring local photographer Eric William Carroll. In conjunction with Coffee House Press, Eric spent the summer here at The Bakken exploring and photographing the depths of our collection. This event will also be the opening of his photography exhibit, G.U.T. Feeling Volume 4: Radionics.

An Evening at The Bakken - featuring Eric William Carroll’s new exhibit – G.U.T. Feeling Volume 4: Radionics
The Bakken Museum – 3537 Zenith Ave South, MPLS, MN 55416
Thursday, February 25 – 6:30 - 8:30pm

Tickets available:
Advance: $14 - General: $15 - Member: $12 – College Students: $8

Interested in exploring the possibility of doing doctoral work? Please check out this summer research program at Michigan

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master’s Students (REMS) from other iSchool master’s programs or schools of library and information science, May 31 - August 19, 2016.
Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the UM campus (University of Michigan Libraries, School of Education Teaching and Learning Exploratory, the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, and the Bentley Historical Library). The students selected for 2016 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or practitioners. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.

Participant benefits
·  Participation in an original research project with leading U-M faculty, libraries and archives on campus, and graduate students
·  Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
·  In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
·  Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
·  $10,000 stipend

For more information contact: For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 22, 2016. Initial notifications of acceptance by March 8, 2016.

Santa Monica Public Library is Hiring! (3 Positions)

Librarian I Youth Services (Bilingual), City of Santa Monica, CA (Apply by 5pm Friday February 12, 2016)
Salary:  $ 5,361 - $ 6,618/mo
The Santa Monica Public Library is currently recruiting to fill a vacancy for a bilingual (English/Spanish) Librarian I.  This position will serve the Pico Branch Library in the Children Services area.  This position will be required to work evenings and weekends. While the current vacancy is in Children Services, the eligibility list established for this classification will be used to fill bilingual (English/Spanish) Librarian I positions throughout the Library.Provides professional library services for library customers. Participates in one or more of the following areas: reference, referral and reader's advisory services, youth services, programming, collection development, acquisitions and invoicing; cataloging, materials circulation, information technology or coordinating a specialized service or program.

Librarian I Youth Services (Permanent/Part-time), City of Santa Monica, CA (Apply by 5pm Friday February 12, 2016)
Salary:  $ 2,681 - $ 3,309/mo
The current opening is for a permanent part-time (20 hours per week) position in the Youth Services Division. Permanent, part-time employees receive the City's full insurance benefits package in addition to pro-rated sick leave, vacation and holiday time. Provides professional library services for library customers. Participates in one or more of the following areas: reference, referral and reader's advisory services, youth services, programming, collection development, acquisitions and invoicing; cataloging, materials circulation, information technology or coordinating a specialized service or program.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

University of North Dakota is hiring a Head of Library Digital Initiatives, Systems, & Services

Position Title: Head, Library Digital Initiatives, Systems, and Services
Closing Date:   02/12/2016
Hiring Salary:   $75,000 plus/year, Exempt, Full-Time, Benefited

Brief Position Summary:
  • Provide leadership in major digital initiatives that facilitate the development of digital resources and services (such as an Institutional Repository; systems to facilitate Research Data Management, systems to facilitate creation, management, accessibility, and preservation of digital collections; systems to facilitate work with Digital Humanities, etc.) 
  • Collaborates with other technology units and leaders on campus.
  • Provides support to library staff to facilitate effective use of library information systems and computing resources, and advises library units and department heads to accomplish library goals and objectives
  • Provide leadership and direction in planning, coordinating,
  • Contribute to the advancement of the profession and status of the University.
Minimum Qualifications Required:
  • Graduate library degree from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Relevant academic or research library experience.
  • Familiarity with content management systems, web development, user-centric design/accessibility/usability.
  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Provide 3 references.
Please apply directly online via the Human Resources website. For more information click here

Monday, February 8, 2016

Two Job Opportunities at University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota would like to advertise for two recent full-time, continuous-appointment track academic librarian postings in the University Libraries system. It invites applications for innovative and proactive engineering librarians.  The University seeks applicants who have technology skills, possess an understanding of research processes in the physical sciences, and embrace lifelong learning.
The two positions, part of the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) department of the University Libraries’ Research and Learning Division, serve as library liaison to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University’s College of Science and Engineering (CSE).  They support the instructional, research and outreach activities of these units, forging relationships with faculty, students and researchers offering services that respond to the University’s Strategic Plan.

Title: Research Services Coordinator/Engineering Liaison Librarian
Required qualifications include: an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; evidence of program development or project management skills; and, demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and colleagues in a research-intensive environment. Demonstrated understanding of Scholarly Communications issues in a higher education environment, and in library supports for these areas is preferred.
For complete description, qualifications, and to apply, go to:

Title: Engineering Liaison Librarian & Innovation Support Services Functional Lead
Required qualifications include: an American Library Association accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; evidence of program development or project management skills; and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty, students, and colleagues in a research-intensive environment. Experience developing library programs and services for Makerspaces, including 3D printing and/or other fabrication technologies is preferred.
For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to:

If you have any questions about the positions, please contact Sheri Stone at or 612-624-5802. 

Taxonomy/Ontology Specialist, Mayo Clinic

The taxonomy/ontology specialist is responsible for the design and ongoing implementation of the metadata and annotation strategies to support the content and requirements of the assigned business areas. Responsibilities involve designing metadata and annotation strategies in alignment with the strategic direction of the ontology team; developing operational processes and documentation; assigning appropriate metadata to resources; and collaborating with the team in development efforts to meet the evolving metadata needs of the products and services of the supported business areas.
Qualifications: BA or BS in Library Science, Information Science, Knowledge Management, Management Information Systems, or related field and at least two years work experience related to Web development, cataloging, classification, indexing, or content management systems. Or a Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related field, and internship experience in the area described. Detail-oriented with data analysis skills. Applicant is team-oriented with the ability to work independently and has excellent problem-solving skills. Knowledge of health information vocabularies helpful.

Click here for more information about the job.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Call for papers: LITA/Ex Libris seeking LIS student authors

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA’s refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is Feb. 28, 2016.
To be eligible, applicants must follow the detailed guidelines and fill out the application form. Send the signed, completed forms electronically or mail to the Award Committee Chair:
Brianna Marshall
443F Memorial Library
728 State Street
Madison, WI 53706.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Advanced Technical Librarian/Information Analyst* (3M, Maplewood, MN)

3M’s Information Research and Solutions R&D Group is seeking an Advanced Technical Librarian/Information Analyst in Maplewood, Minnesota.

Job Summary:
3M's library organization, Information Research & Solutions is a fast paced, leading-edge knowledge organization providing services to 3M employees globally in support of corporate initiatives. The position of Advanced Technical Librarian/Information Analyst will provide critical, decision-ready information research to the 3M technical community.

For the full job description including qualifications go to:,-MN%29-Job-Mn-55106/324647600/?usemobile=0

Audio Visual Education Specialist, Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library

We’re Hiring! Position Open at the We’re Hiring! Position Open at the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library State Library Services is excited to announce that the Minnesota Braille and Talking Book Library is now hiring an Audio Visual Education Specialist. Based in Faribault, this new position will run the library’s volunteer-driven recording program, creating digital audio recordings for library patrons. Applications will be accepted through February 16, 2016. To access the job posting and apply online, visit Minnesota's Online Job Application website and search for job opening ID #2799. For more information, please contact Catherine Durivage (507-384-6860).

Assistant Librarian / Metadata and Technical Services Coordinator Position Opening

University Classification: Assistant Librarian
Working Title:                  Metadata & Technical Services Coordinator
Department:                    Rodney A. Briggs Library
Position reports to:         Director of Library
Probationary period:       1 year
Salary range:                    $ 42,000 - 50,000

The Metadata and Technical Services Coordinator is responsible for the organization and maintenance of library resources in all formats; supervision of the cataloging and processing of physical materials; and leadership in the content management of digital projects.
-  Supervise metadata creation and bibliographic control of all library resources
-  Provide leadership in content management of digital projects
-  Provide bibliographic control for UMM Archives
-  Participate in reference and research assistance services
-  Engage in professional development activities
-  Participate in library governance
-  Participate in the library’s liaison program to assigned disciplines

Consideration of complete applications will begin on March 11, 2016.
For more information visit :

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Did you know that notable women artists are inadequately represented on Wikipedia and that less than 13% of editors identify as women? Join us for the Third Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to address Wikipedia's gender gap.

3rd Annual Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Minneapolis Central Library
Saturday, March 5, 2016, 11am-5pm

Citizens of all gender identities and expressions are invited to participate in this communal updating of Wikipedia’s entries on art and feminism. No editing experience necessary, but if you have a laptop, please bring it.

More details, sign up, and list of articles to edit on our Wikipedia Meetup Page. You can also connect with the event on Facebook.

If you are interested in volunteering for the event, helping with research, or spreading the word, please sign up in this Google Form and we’ll keep in touch as the event nears. You can also mark your calendar for a “train the trainers” session on Monday, February 22nd from 4-6pm at Minneapolis Central Library, where we’ll get you up to speed on how to edit so you can help your neighbor at the edit-a-thon. Librarians make great editors! If you have questions about volunteering please contact Jessica Shaykett:

3 positions, American Swedish Institute (Minneapolis, MN)

The American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN has just posted three positions related to their collections management project.

Temporary Catalog Assistant (Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or relevant professional experience; other qualifications)

Project Librarian Archivist (Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or relevant professional experience; other qualifications)

Temporary Objects Cataloger (see description for qualifications)

Deadline for Application is March 2, 2016. To see the full position descriptions for each go to:

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Public Services Librarian, MN State Law Library (part-time)

The Minnesota State Law Library is pleased to announce an opening for a Public Services Librarian. This is a permanent part-time position working 25 hours a week performing professional library work. Work involves responsibility for a wide range of professional library tasks and may involve providing work direction to paraprofessional, interns or volunteers. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of a Library Division Supervisor.

For details and to apply see the page with the full job description.

2 Summer Internships Positions, Iowa Department of Transportation Library

Summer Paid Internships: The Iowa Department of Transportation Library has two position announcements for COOP/Intern students beginning in May 2016. They would like to see applications from St. Catherine University MLIS Students.

These paid positions will give students a great deal of hands-on special library operations and management experience.

For application go to:

Upcoming February MLIS Events

MLIS Students are invited to attend two upcoming programs sponsored by professional student chapters.

Copyright Presentation with Nancy Sims
Monday, February 22, 2016
6:00pm - 7:30pm, RM CdC 017

Since much of the library profession is concerned with the free flow of information, copyright issues are inherently tied up with what we do. Join the ALA Student Chapter for a presentation from Nancy Sims, the Copyright Program Librarian at the University of Minnesota and a lawyer with unique insights on copyright issues within the University campus and beyond. For more background on Nancy Sims and her work, check out her bio page on the University of Minnesota website.

Information Professionals Panel
Monday, February 29, 2016
6:00pm - 7:30pm, RM CdC 362

Getting an MLIS doesn't mean you have to work in a public, academic, or school library. Come meet librarians and information professionals working in government, health systems, nonprofit, digital media and other non-traditional settings at this panel joint-hosted by SLA and ALA. Refreshments will be served. All are invited! Email for more details.

The panelists:
Mary Wittenbreer (Regions Hospital)
Robert Nicholl (American Swedish Institute)
Sarah Quimby (MN Historical Society)
Phil Seibel (Aldis Systems)
Jean Anderson (Minnesota State Law Library)

Research Topic Brownbag: For all Graduate Faculty and Students, St. Paul campus

Announcing: The Graduate College, St. Catherine University is hosting its first Research Discussion Brown Bag Lunch
Who: All Graduate College Faculty and Students
Topic: The-ologies in Research: Underlying Ontologies, Epistomologies and Axiologies
Discussion Leaders: Carol Geisler, Ph.D ., Mari Ann Graham, Ph.D.
When: Friday, February 12, 2016
When: 12-1pm
Where: CdC 361

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Classes Cancelled Tonight (2/2)

Due to the anticipated heavy snowfall and icy conditions, St. Catherine University is closing both campuses starting at 3 p.m. All MLIS classes and activities tonight are cancelled.
For updates, please call the Severe Weather Info line at 651-690-8666 or stay tuned to St. Kate's or MLIS Program social media for more information.

More Out of State Job Opportunities with Upcoming Deadlines

Special Collections Cataloging Librarian (Application review begins Feb. 8)
The Penn State University Libraries seeks applications for the position of Special Collections Cataloging Librarian. This position will have responsibility for cataloging rare and unique materials in all formats and subjects and for providing metadata support for digital projects. The person appointed to this tenure track faculty position will report to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services and serve as a member of the Special Collections Cataloging Team. The position works closely with curators and staff in the Eberly Family Special Collections Library to set priorities and to create efficient workflows. For more information click here.

Library Supervisor - Southeast Campus, Portland Community College Library ( For best consideration apply by February 12th)
Job Summary : Under the general direction of the Access Services Manager, supervises the day-to day operations at an assigned campus library. Participates in the recommendation and administration of operational policies, procedures and processes. Plans, organizes and coordinates work flow to maintain consistent levels of service to internal and external customers. Ensures and is accountable for the smooth operation of the assigned campus library. Keeps accurate records for planning and accountability purposes and provides excellent customer service. Supervises classified, casual and student staff. Minimum Qualification: Master's Degree in Information/Library Science OR six years of library experience; One year lead or supervisory experience is required. More details can be found here.

Web Services Librarian, Stony Brook West Campus/HSC (Apply by February 13, 2016)
Stony Brook University Libraries seeks a creative and user-oriented colleague for the position of Web Services Librarian. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Library Technology, Discovery and Digital Services and as part of the Library Information Technology team, the Web Services Librarian is charged with supporting the coordination, planning, development, maintenance and evaluation of the Library's evolving web presence, including the main website, integrated web applications, user interfaces and mobile environment. The Web Services Librarian will be expected to participate in research, publication, teaching and service consonant with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. For more information, click here.

Frick Collection Accepting Applications for Summer 2016 Internships!

1. Undergraduate-Graduate Digital Art History Lab Internship Summer 2016 (Unpaid)
DAHL interns will work hands on with specialists in Dutch and Spanish art to create two provenance databases, one for paintings by Johannes Vermeer and one for works of art by El Greco. These databases will complement two existing Frick research resources, The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories and the Spanish Artists Dictionary, by providing additional rich datasets for practitioners of the rapidly growing field of Digital Art History. Two placements are available for the summer of 2016.DAHL interns are expected to commit to 8 weeks minimum and start in June. Interns work Monday–Thursday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Application Deadline: February 19, 2016

2. Undergraduate Photoarchive Internship Summer 2016 (Unpaid)
Photoarchive interns collaborate with archivists to provide the broadest possible public access to the more than 1.2 million reproductions of works of art with accompanying scholarly documentation contained in the Photoarchive. Interns utilize their art history knowledge, visual analysis skills, and organizational abilities in a variety of ways. Two placements are available for the summer of 2016. Photoarchive interns must commit to 8 weeks minimum and generally start in June. Interns work Monday–Thursday from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Application Deadline: February 19, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016

Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2016 SEI

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are pleased to announce the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Scholarships for the 2016 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management (SEI).

The Samuel H. Kress Foundation is sponsoring six scholarships for SEI 2016, held on June 7-10, 2016, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This intensive workshop is designed to serve a wide range of professionals eager to learn about new technologies and update job skills. It features a curriculum addressing the requirements of today's information professional, including hands-on and lecture modules presented by expert instructors. SEI is especially well suited to professionals new to the field and those currently enrolled in library schools who wish to gain image management training.

Amount:$833 to cover tuition, accommodations, and minor incidentals
Application Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2016

Applicants for the 2016 Kress Scholarship should submit a resume or curriculum vita and a brief essay describing the effect attending SEI would have on their studies or their careers. All applications will be evaluated by SEI co-chairs based on the criteria established for the award and any additional directions from the Kress Foundation staff. More information is also available on the website:

Please e-mail your application to SEI Co-Chair Greta Bahnemann at:
Recipients will be notified no later than Friday, March 11, 2016.

National Library of Medicine recruiting for Associate Fellows

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is open to U.S. and Canadian library and information science professionals, as well as graduate students completing their degrees.

Deadline for applications for 2016-2017: February 12, 2016

For complete information and to Apply online here:

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or

Publishing Services Librarian, University of Minnesota Libraries

The University of Minnesota Libraries are seeking an outgoing, proactive, engaged professional who can develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students throughout the University to provide consultations on scholarly publishing topics as well as launching new publications. This professional will also be responsible for creating new tools, programs, and initiatives that respond to changes in scholarly publishing needs. Areas of responsibility include content management of the two publishing platforms we are currently working with, overall management of all new publication launches, the publication proposal review process, and consultations on scholarly publishing topics.

For more information, including instructions on how to apply, please see:

Librarian II, Saint Paul Public Library

The Saint Paul Public Library has an opening for a fulltime Librarian II Position. The current opening is in the Central Youth Services department. Closing date: 02/28/2016. Job Number: 16-00365. For the full job description, including requirements, and to apply go to:

Systems and Web Services Librarian, Concordia College

Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented Systems and Web Services Librarian who will have primary responsibility for the library’s technology infrastructure (library management system, digital collections, discovery solutions, and related tools) and integration with campus systems (Moodle, campus content management system, financial and student systems).

An ALA-accredited Master’s degree is required for this 10-month faculty position to begin August 2016. For more information and to apply, please visit EOE/AA. Criminal background check required.

Review of applications to begin February 26.

Students: NASIG 2016 Grants, Awards, Scholarships Deadline extended Feb. 10, 2016

The deadline for submitting applications for NASIG 2016 Grants, Awards, and Scholarships has been extended to Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Apply today! Visit the Awards page on the NASIG website for details about each award and application information.


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.

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 an information resource management career.

Government Publications & Regional Depository Librarian, U of M

The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic, and collaborative professional to serve as Government Publications and Regional Depository Librarian.  This position will provide leadership throughout the Libraries to ensure access to government information in all formats.  The successful candidate will work cooperatively in building tangible and digital collections and services to meet the needs of a large, active, research-oriented clientele, as well as government information users throughout the region.This position also serves as the Regional Depository Librarian for Minnesota, South Dakota, and Michigan, collaborating with and providing leadership for over 70 selective depositories of all sizes and library types.

Salary and Benefits
This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track, academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level. The Libraries offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance.

Applications must be submitted online.This position will remain open until filled. For complete description, qualifications, and to apply, go to: