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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Community Engagement Intern for Youth, Anoka County Library

The Anoka County Library seeks a summer intern to assist with all aspects of youth program planning,implementation, and evaluation. This unpaid internship offers a wide range of experiences working with experienced library professionals serving youth of all ages open to individuals currently enrolled in Masters of Library and Information Science Program, or have graduated from such a program within past two years. Download the notice by clicking here.

Application Deadline: May 1, 2016

Out of State Job Opportunities

Liaison Librarian, Simmons College Librarian, Boston, MA (Review of applications will begin on April 15th and continue until the position is filled.)
Liaison Librarians cultivate relationships and partnerships with academic departments/programs, and enable communication between the Library and students, faculty, and staff. The Liaison Librarian develops subject expertise and engages faculty in order to effectively advocate for library resources and services; designs and implements research services and instruction strategies; and supports the integration of information literacy concepts and skills into the curriculum for assigned academic departments/programs. For the full job description and to apply click here.

Youth Services Librarian, Estacada Public Library, OR (All applications, regardless of means of delivery, must be received by 4 p.m., Monday, April 17)
The professional in this position is responsible for all services to children and teens, which includes but is not limited to, programming, collection development, reference and readers advisory, outreach to children, families and schools. You will collaborate with our Youth Services Coordinator on the summer reading program and serve as reference librarian for all patrons during set Information Desk hours. The schedule is Tuesday through Saturday with one Saturday off a month. Salary range is $23/hour to $28/hour with increases annually.For City of Estacada job application and a full job description go to:

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Youth Services Librarian—Amery Area Public Library (Regular Full-Time), WI

The Amery Area Public Library seeks an energetic librarian to lead its programming and services to children and young adults.Under the direct supervision of the library director, the youth services
librarian performs professional work serving library patrons directly or indirectly.
Responsibilities: The Youth Services Librarian reports to the Library Director and is responsible for the library's program of service to children and young adults. Essential duties include managing the children's and young adult collections, planning and implementing programs that benefit children from birth to age 18, promoting youth services to the community, and participating in the day-to-day operations of the library.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or equivalent required; master's degree in library science preferred. Library coursework in children's and young adult literature and in programs and services for children and young adults, and 1-2 years of public library experience preferred. Knowledge of current library practices, technology and trends is required.
Compensation: Starting salary range is $35-$40,000 with excellent benefits.
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional references via email to or mail to:
James Nalen, Director,
Amery Area Public Library,
225 Scholl Ct., Amery, WI 54001
A detailed job description is available on our website at First preference will be given to applications received by April 22, 2016.

5 School Librarian Positions - Saint Paul Public Schools

Saint Paul Public Schools is hiring five licensed school librarians for the 2016-17 school year. These are newly created positions. Therefore, the school sites are yet to be determined.
This is a unique opportunity as they work to build a strong school library program for the district. They are 1-1 with iPads. The SPPS achievement goals are equity, personalized learning, and college/career readiness. SPPS pay and benefits are very competitive.
Please apply at: Choose Current or Prospective Employee and then Job ID#1000651.
Interviews for the pool for these positions will take place on Friday, April 15th and again in June. School library licensure program students will be considered, particularly those with teaching experience.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Notice: MLIS Office Closed for Easter Holiday

The MLIS Office will be closed the following days for the Easter Holiday:

Friday, March 25
Saturday, March 26
Sunday, March 27
Monday, March 28 (an official University Holiday for employees)

The Office will reopen on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at 10 a.m.

Register Today for the Libraries Serving Youth Meetup

Register by March 25, 2016: Serving Youth Meetup

Saturday, April 16, 2016, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Minnesota Department of Education, 1500 Hwy 36 W, Roseville -- Conference Center A, room CC-13

Join the nearly 40 librarians who have already registered to attend this annual opportunity for school librarians and public librarians to meet, network and share ideas in a casual setting. We'll meet at MDE in Roseville on Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To register:

Get creative ideas, connect with like-minded professionals about issues important to you, and learn about diversity in children’s literature from Cathy Camper—author of the critically-acclaimed and fan-favorite graphic novel, Lowriders in Space. At the Meetup, you'll also get a sneak-peek at the sequel, Lowriders to the Center of the Earth, scheduled to hit bookstore and library shelves on July 5, 2016. Lunch is provided so register today to ensure we'll have enough food. For more information, please contact Jen Verbrugge (651-582-8356).

Public Library Services Director, Rice Lake Library (MN)

Do you believe that today’s public library is the bustling third place of its community? That providing top notch customer service is key to keeping patrons walking through our doors? That expanded collections and progressive outreach services are essential for today’s library services? Then the Rice Lake Public Library might be for you!

We are seeking a fun, flexible candidate that possesses relevant practical experience and a solid understanding of public librarianship, strong skills in programming, outreach and services for patrons of all ages and the ability to lead our Public Services team into future. The Public Services Director oversees the daily operations of the library, heads up our Youth Service and Circulation departments and maintains YA and Children’s library collections.

The qualified candidate for the Rice Lake Public Public Services Director will have 1-3 years of progressively responsible experience in library services and management. An MLS from an ALA accredited university is required. This is a 40 hour per week position that includes one evening shift per week and rotational weekends, with a starting wage of $22.18 per hour. Please send resume, cover letter and contact information for three references, along with a City of Rice Lake application, to Library Director Katherine Elchert at Resumes will be accepted until 04/12/16.

More information at our website:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Seven Summer Internships available at Hennepin County Library, Apply by April 29

MLIS Students: Check out the following Internship Opportunities at Hennepin County Library. The Library is currently accepting applications for (click on the link to download the position description):

Adult Literacy Internship - Franklin Library apply, by April 29, 2016

Literacy Activities Internship - North Regional Library, apply by April 29, 2016

Preservation Internship - Minneapolis Central Library, apply by April 29, 2016

Special Collections - Archives Internship - Minneapolis Central Library, apply by April 29, 2016

Special Collections - Digitization Internship - Minneapolis Central Library, apply by April 29, 2016

Youth Programs and Services Internship - (2 Positions available) Ridgedale Library apply, by April 29, 2016

HCL Internships provide a great opportunity for professional and skill development while you are working on your degree.

Monday, March 21, 2016

3 Supreme Court of the United States Summer Internships

The Supreme Court of the United States has openings for 3 paid Summer Assistant positions in the Library, Apply by April 1, 2016:

1. Technical Services and Special Collections Department:

2. Technology and Collections Management Department:

3. Research Department:

Saturday, March 19, 2016

2 Part-Time Opportunities at Windsor Public Library, CT

I. Kidspace Library Clerk/PT
The Windsor Public Library is seeking a knowledgeable, tech-savvy part-time library clerk with a strong commitment to serving children and their caregivers to join our Kidspace team. Responsibilities include reference, reader's advisory and computer assistance at the busy Kidspace desk; shelving and shelf-reading of materials and additional projects as needed.

Minimum requirements: One (1) or more years library experience working with children; comfort working with computers, technology and social media: proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; familiarity with specific applications (i.e. Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel and Publisher), a plus. Hours are Monday 5PM-9PM, Tuesday 9AM-1PM and Thursday 5PM-9PM, one Sunday 2PM-5PM per month plus substitution. Salary is $13.00/hour.

For the complete description and to complete an on-line application, click here. Application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2016 at 5:00PM.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Summer Paid Archives Internship - St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Red Wing, MN

Archives Internship – St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Red Wing, MN
Duration:  8 weeks, 25 hours per week, summer 2016 (this is flexible)
Work Schedule: Dates of internship and daily start/end times will be set by the successful candidate in coordination with the St. Joseph’s Church Archives Committee.
Location: Work will be done in the Archives Room at the St. Joseph’s Church Administrative Building, 426 8th St., Red Wing, MN
Internship Coordinator: LaVonne Lommel, chair, 150th Anniversary Committee
Compensation: $15.00 p/h for a maximum of $3,000
  • Currently enrolled in a MLIS program or graduate
  • Coursework and practical experience in archives
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, established in Red Wing in 1865, has an archives consisting of approximately 20 linear feet of files plus a small collection of photographs and memorabilia. While the files have been sorted by volunteers into subject and chronological groupings, the collection has not been comprehensively described or catalogued. The successful candidate for this position will:
  • Sort and describe at the folder level the archives collection
  • Enter descriptive file information into a sortable database (computer provided)
  • Develop a work plan for digitalizing appropriate parts of the collection
  • Flag items for special attention, such as manuscript volumes that may need specialized packaging or preservation work
Supervision and Coordination with Archives Committee:
The St. Joseph’s Archives Committee consists of dedicated volunteers who are knowledgeable about the Church, its history, and the archives collection, but they do not have expertise in archival principles. The successful candidate will work closely with the Archives Committee and can draw upon its members for help in sorting, copying, refoldering, and other tasks as required, but the plan of work and successfully accomplishing the project will be the sole responsibility of the successful candidate.
Pre-Visit to the Collection:
Because this internship requires someone who has the knowledge, experience, and motivation to complete the project in its entirely without direct on-site supervision, a recommended part of the application process will be to visit the collection and to develop a brief work plan for the project.
The work plan should include:
  • A brief description of the collection
  • Steps required to achieve a folder-level description of the collection 
  • How you plan to describe the collection in a searchable database
  • Materials that will be needed to accomplish the project (acid-free folders, boxes, etc.). 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

MLIS Students: Upcoming Important Early April 2016 Events & Dates

MLIS Students Mark Your Calendars Before You Go on Spring Break for Important Dates the first Half of April:

Monday, April 4, 2016: Turn a New Page, Career Panel and Workshop on Resumes, Cover Letters, Interviews. Sponsored by the SAA Student Chapter. Starts at 6:15 p.m. RM 020. Bring a current resume, cover letter, job description. Time for one-on-one advice.

Monday, April 4, 2016: 2016 SLA Scholarship Deadline. This scholarship pays for expenses to attend the 2016 SLA Conference in Philadelphia, PA (June 12-14). Look for the flyers on how to what to include in your essay. Email essay to Dr. Yoon, SLA Student Chapter faculty advisor.

Week of April 4
is ADVISING WEEK. Make an appointment to see your Faculty Advisor (recommended for ongoing; required for first semester students).

Monday, April 11, 2016: Start of Registration for Fall 2016.

Friday, April 15, 2016: Library & Adoptive Services for Adoptive Families: Stories, Programming and Advocacy, 7 p.m. Mendel Hall 106, Hosted by Dr. Sarah Dahlen, ALA Student Chapter, Addendum Books.
We have more events happening late April and throughout May, including the Annual MLIS Summit, Monday, May 2, 5-8 p.m. in the Ballroom.

Director, Network Manager and Archivist Open Positions

Director, Access Services, Bowling Green State University, OH (Application Deadline: 04/05/2016)
Provide leadership, strategic planning, management, and supervision for Access Services; prepare student employee, equipment and personnel requests; coordinate policies and procedures relative to circulation and catalog database maintenance between the main collections, branch and regional libraries; coordinate BGSU's participation in OhioLINK projects for circulation, interlibrary loan, and document delivery; serve on the University Libraries Management Advisory Group.  Access Services includes Circulation, Course Reserves, Interlibrary Loan, functional building access/security, Materials Management (Stacks and OhioLINK), and Support Services (item database record creation and maintenance). For complete job description and application, click here.

Monday, March 14, 2016

3 Internships - Hennepin County Library

Internships for: Special Collections Archives, Special Collections - Digitization, and Adult Literacy. For the period: June to August 2016. Apply by April 29, 2016. See details below:
I. Special Collections ­ Archives Internship
Summary: Under staff supervision, process and describe the papers of Lawrence Irvin, a Minneapolis City planner who worked on a number of projects from the 1960s and 70s, including the Gateway redevelopment, Nicollet Mall and Cedariverside housing. Interns will gain experience working with all aspects of archival processing. Some work with digitization is also possible.
This unpaid internship is from June to August 2016, 8 to 16 hours per week.  It can be used for college credit or work experience.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:
  • Processing archival collections or improving descriptions of existing collections. 
  • Finding aid creation using Archivist’s Toolkit.  
  • Digitization using scanners and/or digital editing software.  
  • Preservation work using enclosures and other treatments.  
  • Archival storage development processes including re-foldering and labeling.
Best Qualified Candidates will have:
  • Currently enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate. 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds. 
  • Completed coursework in Archival Studies desirable.
  •  Not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

Media Specialist

Position Title: Media Specialist
                       2016-2017 School Year
Location: Pequot Lakes Schools

The District Media Specialist provides leadership, direct instruction and guidance to promote, support, and cultivate 21st century literacy. The position includes coordinating the resources and services of instructional media centers at schools district-wide, and assisting administrators, faculty, and students in the utilization of resources to enhance instruction and improve student achievement.
  • Must hold appropriate Minnesota teaching/specialist license
Apply to:
Chris Lindholm, Superintendent
Pequot Lakes School District #186
30805 Olson Street
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
- or -

Open until filled. Applications will be reviewed starting March 28th.
To see the complete job description, click here

K-5 Digital Learning Specialist

Location: Burnsville Elementary Buildings

Under the direction of the Director of Technology, the Digital Learning Specialist will support, promote and advance the integration of technology into instructional delivery, leading to enhanced student utilization and improved student achievement. The Digital Learning Specialist supports research-based best practices regarding classroom instructional technology. The DLS must model good instructional practice and work well with other individuals to be effective in facilitating change. They must also assume a leadership role as coach/mentor for all staff. They will actively support, champion, advocate, and participate in digital learning at the district, school, and team levels.

License / Education Requirements: Experience in Instructional Design, Instructional Technology, or a closely related field. K-6 MN Teaching License in good standing. Librarian, Library Media Specialist, or Computer Tech. Preferred. Two (2) years of experience to include designing, developing, and implementing educational technology in the classroom. Demonstrated ability to specify learning objectives and develop and deliver training materials and assessments that are aligned to those objectives. Demonstrated experience of current effective pedagogies for learner-centered teaching. Experience facilitating formal and informal professional development.

Full job description and application can be found here

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Out of State Opportunities

Librarian I, Moffat Library of Washingtonville, NY (Deadline: March 20, 2016)
This position requires strong customer service skills, understanding and ability to work with people of all ages with an emphasis on pre-school, school-age and teenage youth, the ability to juggle multiple demands, knowledge of children’s and teen literature, and a good working knowledge of and comfort with current technology and trends.  Weekend and evening rotation required.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Position starts in May 2016. May 2016 MLIS graduates will be considered. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Carol McCrossen by March 20, 2016 for consideration.

Youth Services Librarian, Daviess County Public Library, Owensboro, KY (Closing date April 8, 2016)
The successful candidate will be customer-focused, forward-thinking, and collaborative. He/she will be committed to excellence in customer service; understand the Library’s central role in the community; and view readers’ advisory, programming and collection development as the heart of the library service. He/she will understand the importance of Youth Services in the development of young people and the vital role it plays in library services. The Youth Services Librarian will be knowledgeable about current youth and family issues; will understand technology trends; will be committed to literacy for all ages; and will blend traditional and nontraditional library services for youth and their families. Creativity, innovation and flexibility are required.For questions about the application, email Shannon Sandefur, Public Services Manager

Friday, March 11, 2016

Internship Opportunity for Summer 2016

The Walker Museum is looking to hire for a summer internship position in the Walker Art Center’s Library.The Walker seeks an energetic and capable intern to assist our dynamic Archives and Library team with the implementation of an integrated library system.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Update inventory of books in general collection
  • Create item records for artist monographs and exhibition catalogues using an open-source integrated library system
  • Assign barcodes to items
  • Identify basic preservation needs
  • Apply collection development policies to collection and identify items for deaccession as appropriate
  • Assist with shifting of collection and help develop creative space saving strategies

Student Travel Award for SLA 2016

WHO: You! Any LIS graduate student is eligible to apply.
WHAT: Up to $1,500 to attend SLA 2016
WHERE: Philadelphia, PA
WHEN: June 12-14, 2016 ~ deadline to apply is April 1!
WHY: At SLA 2016 you will have the chance to network with potential employers, meet industry experts, expand your professional horizons, and discover new ideas and best practices.

If you’re a graduate student, apply for the SLA Division of Pharmaceutical and Health Technology’s Student Travel Award. Selected student(s) will be awarded up to $1,500 to offset the registration fee as well as hotel- and travel-related costs. Submit your application by midnight (EST) on April 1, 2016 to Laura Westendorf at Full eligibility and application requirements are available here.

Apply today! This is your opportunity to attend the industry’s leading professional meeting and network with information professionals from around the globe.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Library Manager, Capella University Minneapolis

The Library at Capella University invites applicants for the position of Library Manager.  The Library Manager is responsible for the overall management of library operations and providing leadership across all library departments. They are seeking applicants to provide strategic leadership and oversight for library services, staff and collections. The position is responsible for direct supervision of library supervisors and team leads, as well as oversight of all library staff.  In addition to library direction, the role will have responsibility for liaison support for a designated school.

For the complete job posting and to apply for the position

Project Manager, Corporate Giving

Job ID: 307906 Location: Twin Cities
Full/Part Time : Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Two or more years of work experience in non-profit prospect research, preferably in higher education.
  • Two or more years of company and foundation prospect research and analysis.
  • Ability to translate and synthesize company and foundation information, while extracting core information for a specific need.
  • Knowledge of current research technologies and information search techniques, including online library sources, pay-subscription sources, public records, and Internet search.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to analyze and report a wide range of research findings; experience developing presentations and leading training, professional meetings or team projects.
  • Demonstrated experience working with data in a wide variety of formats, including Excel, Access, and two or more major fundraising database software products.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of major gifts fundraising process/strategies and the contributions and integration of data management and analysis to process/strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize complex tasks with multiple deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced production environment.
The University of Minnesota Foundation is a key partner with the University in building and sustaining excellence among students and faculty, and fueling discovery in important areas. The Foundation accomplishes this by raising gifts and other private resources, investing and managing endowed funds for long term growth, and stewarding gifts to ensure they are used as donors intend. For more information, visit
For the complete job description, please click here

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Public Services Manager, Metropolitan State University

Posting Closing Date: 3/18/2016
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (hours may vary and also may include nights, weekends, holidays.)
Salary Range: $20.05 - $28.98 hourly, $41,864 - $60,510 annually (Based on experience & qualifications)
Job Responsibilities:
This position performs professional and supervisory library work involving the management of day-to-day activities related to the circulation of library materials, provision of computer support to library patrons, and access to library services at Metropolitan State University. The position supervises classified staff in Public Services (Circulation, Information Commons, and Interlibrary Loan).
Minimum Position Qualifications:
The following qualifications are required of all applicants seeking consideration for this position. Only applicants whose application materials clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum qualifications will be considered for the position:
  • Bachelor’s degree with three years of managerial/supervisory experience or Master’s degree in Library Science with three years professional library experience.
  • Demonstrated customer service experience in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collegially in a stimulating and rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills sufficient to convey information effectively to various constituencies as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to serving a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse clientele.
For complete job description click here.

Tenure Track Librarian Positions and More

Librarian (Collection Development), Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty, Bellevue College, WA
A faculty librarian in the Library Media Center (LMC) performs duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and be responsible primarily to the Dean of Library Media Center. This position works closely with the LMC Program Chair. The librarian functions as part of the LMC team to promote life-long learning through connections, research, and discovery. This is a multi-faceted role that will take on the lead for collection development. This position also contributes to instruction and assessment of information literacy, reference work, and library outreach to our multi-cultural campus community. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Applications received by April 4th, 2016 will be given first consideration.
For complete job descriptions click here.

Undergraduate Research Librarian, Tenure-Track Full-Time Faculty,  Bellevue College, WA
The Undergraduate Research Librarian in the Library Media Center (LMC) perform duties and responsibilities under the general direction of the Vice President of Instruction and be responsible primarily to the Dean of Library Media Center. This position works closely with the LMC Program Chair. The Undergraduate Research Librarian acts as the primary liaison promoting the library's presence in all baccalaureate (BA) degree programs. This librarian partners with program staff and faculty, as well as the LMC staff, in the use of library resources to design, implement, and assess information literacy modules. This librarian promotes, prepares, and selects materials for the BA programs. In addition, this position provides intensive support for BA Capstone projects. Lastly, among multiple shared-governance tasks, this position functions as a team member for the creation of new research-related credit coursework. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
Applications received by April 4th, 2016 will be given first consideration.
For complete job descriptions click here.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Job Openings in the Midwest

Library Liaison-Sciences (Reopened), Denison University, OH
Denison University Library invites applications for a Liaison Librarian to the Natural Sciences. The Librarian will collaborate and partner with teaching faculty, especially in the Natural Sciences, to provide instruction, select materials (print and electronic), and promote the collections in the subjects of Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Environmental Studies, Geosciences, Math & Computer Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Psychology. The Librarian will be a member of the library reference team, and participate in information literacy instruction and LibGuide development in the appropriate disciplines.For a full description, position requirements, and to apply, please visit: and choose Administrative Staff Positions. Applications received by March 21, 2016 will receive full consideration. Position open until filled.

Librarian Opportunities, University of Chicago
The University of Chicago Library’s 2-year residency program is open to recent graduates of accredited library and information science programs; certain positions may also be open to holders of other relevant advanced degrees. The University of Chicago Library has three exciting library resident opportunities. Residents are expected to bring foundational knowledge and skills related to a developing area of library services or technology.They should have an understanding of and interest in academic research libraries, and the potential to develop expertise and share their knowledge with Library staff. The Library is looking for candidates who can meet a specific need and show promise of future leadership. Appointments for two or more positions will be based on the best alignment of candidates and Library priorities.
To read position descriptions, or to apply, click on the positions to be taken to the application system, which may also be accessed at  Apply by March 31 for assured consideration.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

More out of State Opportunities

Youth Services Librarian, Baker County Library, OR
(Position open until filled, first review date closes at 11:59 pm, Wed. March 16, 2016.)
Baker County Library District [in Eastern Oregon] is accepting applications from dynamic educators and library professionals interested in serving the community as Youth Services Librarian. This person will link their knowledge of best practices for early learning with ROFL FUN to design and implement library services for children of all ages, their families and caregivers. This position coordinates library service to schools and other community partners serving children, and serves as public advocate for children’s library services. For more information click here.

ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Call for Applications

ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Call for Applications 
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and SAA are now accepting applications for the 2016‒2017 cohort of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program. This program, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), ARL, and SAA, promotes much-needed diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by providing financial support, robust internship experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development to emerging professionals from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic minority groups. An important objective of the program is to attract and retain individuals who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archives and special collections profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

For additional information about the program and to apply, please visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program webpage. The completed online application form and attachments, as well as both letters of recommendation, must be submitted to ARL by 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

2 Part Time Library Assistant Positions Available

Position 1: Library Assistant - Monday - Thursday 9:00-1:30 and every fourth Saturday 9:00 -3:00.
Position 2: Library Assistant - Tuesday & Thursday 9-12 and every fourth Saturday 9:00 -3:00.
Edgerton Public Library is seeking 2 individuals who love libraries, are passionate about serving the community, have an attention for detail, and are interested in joining our dedicated staff as a Library Assistant.  The beautiful Carnegie Library is located just 30 minutes south of Madison, WI.

Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Conference Scholarship

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize first-time conference attendance by professional librarians, qualified paraprofessionals, and students. RBMS is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2016 RBMS Conference, to be held in Coral Gables, Florida, from June 21-24, 2016. The deadline to apply is March 25, 2016, and applicants will be notified on or before April 22, 2016.
All candidates must be:
  • Currently enrolled in a library, information science, or archival studies program; a graduate of such a program; OR currently employed as a paraprofessional in a rare books, special collections, or archives capacity and
  • Members of ACRL who have not previously attended an RBMS conference and who do not have sufficient institutional support to attend.
  • The Scholarships Committee will take into consideration the following criteria when considering applicants:
  • Evidence of commitment to and interest in the special collections field
  • Interest in contributing to the profession
  • Potential to benefit professionally from attendance at the conference
  • Financial need
  • Member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or employed by an institution that primarily serves one or more of these groups
Scholarship recipients are required to attend the entire conference and complete the conference evaluation. To help us ensure the ongoing improvement of the scholarship program, all scholarship winners will be required to submit a post-conference evaluation letter by July 31, 2016.

Please see the RBMS Conference website for more details and to apply. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Scholarship Scholarships Available for the 2016-2017 Academic Year

The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) is committed to preparing and encouraging individuals to pursue careers in law librarianship.  AALL annually awards various scholarships, according to the following categories, to individuals interested in becoming law librarians or to current law librarians interested in furthering their educations.

Scholarships for Aspiring or Current Law Librarians
AALL Educational Scholarships
Educational scholarships are available from AALL to assist individuals with their educational expenses.
Scholarships are available for different types of candidates: 1) college graduates working toward a dual JD/MLIS degree; 2) law school scholarships for those with a library degree; 3) library school scholarships for those with a law degree; 4) library school scholarships for those without a law degree; 5) scholarships for library school graduates seeking a non-law degree in an area beneficial to the development of a professional career in law librarianship.

Children's Services Assistant Manager, Allen County Public Library

The Allen County Public Library is seeking a creative and talented librarian to take on the role of Assistant Manager in Children's Services at our Main Library.
Required Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree Required, Field of Study: Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association
  • 3 plus years of experience with children and juvenile literature gained through appropriate course work and experience.
  • Familiarity with automated systems, Internet, social media and a variety of computer programs.
  • Must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 75 LEU (Library Education Units) within five years.
  • Extensive knowledge of children's literature and current issues and trends in library services to children.
  • Knowledge of early literacy fundamentals and appropriate developmental needs of children from birth through age eleven
  • Genuine affection for and understanding of children
This position pays a salary of $40,268.80 and up based on comparable and related experience. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks of vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Relocation allowance. Free parking.

For more information and to apply online visit: Application, resume, and cover letters will be accepted through March 17, 2016.  Email addresses for references will be requested at the time of application.

Technical Services Technician, Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a full-time, twelve-month Technical Services Technician position within the Library and Learning Center, beginning April 2016.
  • This position will provide day-to-day implementation and assistance of technical services at Metropolitan State University Library. 
  • Assist Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian with the ordering and receiving of resources.
  • Assist Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian with the cataloging of new and gift materials. 
  • Assist E-Resources Librarian with physical and electronic journals. 
  • Contribute to the maintenance of the library’s electronic resources collection and website. 
  • Hires, trains and manages student worker(s) in the technical services area.