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Friday, May 27, 2016

2016 Great Lakes Science Boot Camp for Librarians & Library Students, Notre Dame University

This immersive 2 ½ day conference offers librarians and library students an opportunity to learn about current research advancements in science. The areas of focus includes small science, public health and disease, and the environment. The Great Lakes Science Boot Camp will strive to cultivate an ongoing learning community of academic and medical librarians dedicated to providing research support to faculty and graduate students.

Quick details:

July 13–15, 2016

Notre Dame University

Notre Dame, IN 46556

Boot Camp website:

Registration is OPEN:

Please contact Thurston Miller ( if you have any questions.

Elementary ITL Specialist opening, Famingington (MN) Public Schools.

Come join us in the Information and Technology Literacy (ITL) department at Farmington Public Schools. We have an opening for a 1.0 FTE elementary ITL specialist. This is position is dedicated to one building on a fixed elementary specialist schedule. A MN media specialist license or progress towards a media license is required. We have a strong ITL department that continues to innovate on a daily basis

This position will be at Meadowview Elementary School. We are located in southern Dakota County. This ITL specialist would teach a hybrid of literacy, library and technology curriculum on a five day schedule to students. All students in the district, K-12, have 1:1 iPads supported by the technology, digital learning, and ITL departments. Don’t let our town name fool you; we don’t have many farms left!

Feel free to get in touch with me, Josh Jackson, at / with any questions about the position or department. The posting can be seen at and the priority deadline for applicants is the end of the month.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Maker Internship Washington County Library

Maker Internship with Washington County Library

The Position
The intern will assist in the coordination and planning of maker activities and programming at Washington County Library. The intern will also help with the organization and evaluation of WCL’s second annual Maker Fest schedule on October 22, 2016. Days and hours are flexible; however, the intern must be available on October 22, 2016, to assist with the Maker Fest program. This is an unpaid position running from August-October 2016, 7-12 hours per week.

Primary duties and responsibilities:
• Work with community members and organizations to facilitate participation in Maker Fest.
• Communicate with the Maker Fest team about needs and goals for the event.
• Attend Maker Fest meetings. Follow-up each meeting with a summary of topics discussed, decisions made, and assigned tasks (i.e. “meeting minutes”) to share with the team.
• Help coordinate during the event with the help of library staff and volunteers. Provide direction for volunteers and staff when appropriate.
• Create and conduct an evaluation to gather responses from community participants and attendees.
• Based on evaluations and current practices in public libraries, create a plan for future Washington County Library maker events and programs for all ages at all branches.

Best qualified applicants will:
• Be a student actively working toward completing a Master’s degree in Library Science
• Have knowledge of Makerspaces, Maker Fests, and the “maker” movement, particularly in public libraries
• Be creative, organized, and reliable
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

To apply submit a resume, a brief cover letter, and contact information to Megan Olson at

VocalEssence RFP for Project Archivist

In preparation for our 50th Anniversary in the 2018-2019 season, VocalEssence is applying for grants to digitize all of our recordings and make them accessible to the public. We just finalized our RFP for a Project Archivist: Audio-Visual Specialist, and we are trying to get the word out to the archivist community.


All inquiries should be directed to:

Katrina Wallmeyer | Director of Development & Communications | VocalEssence | | P: 612.547.1472

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Public Library Services Summer Internship, Hennepin County Library

Public Library Services Internship
Opening Date: 5/20/16
Closing Date: 6/10/16

Job Type: Internship

Hennepin County Library – Excelsior, 337 Water Street, Excelsior, MN
Hennepin County Library – Minnetonka, 17524 Excelsior Boulevard, Minnetonka, MN

To see the online posting on the HCL website to go:

The Position
This position is designed to give Masters in Library and Information Science students experience in assisting with program planning, learning how to provide excellent customer service, and engaging families and youth of all ages while working with library professionals in two busy suburban public libraries. This unpaid internship is from June - August 2016 for 8 - 16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Ensemble Librarian and Coordinator, School of Music, U-MN

The School of Music at the University of Minnesota is hiring a full-time Ensemble Librarian and Coordinator. While this position does not require an MLIS, it is a unique library position in the Twin Cities.

Classification: Executive Office & Admin Spec/1885
Working Title: Ensemble Librarian & Coordinator

This is a 100% time position responsible for supporting all School of Music ensembles with primary responsibilities for bands (excluding marching band), orchestras, choir, jazz ensembles, chamber ensembles and Opera Theatre. The position schedules ensemble auditions, outreach and travel for the ensembles, helps coordinate special events and projects, assists with ensemble recruiting process, and handles the operation of the Ensemble Music Library. The position reports to the Ensemble Office Supervisor.

Essential Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED and four years of relevant office experience beyond high school; training and/or education may be substituted for some of the years of experience. Three years of computer experience in PC & Mac environments including word processing, data entry, web searching and reporting.

Preferred Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment; capacity to multi-task; advanced data entry, spreadsheet and database experience; event coordination experience; attention to detail; strong organizational and time management skills; and excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to include sound judgment and problem-solving skills. Prior related experience working in a student services area in a higher education setting preferred. Familiarity with music cataloguing procedures would be helpful or education and/or experience related to music. Supervisory experience.

For the full posting see the University of Minnesota Employment System:
Posting #309970
The position remains open until filled.

Sr. Analyst, Product Taxonomy, Target Corp.

Target has an opening for a Sr. Analyst, Product Taxonomy.

Job ID BRA000B7J
Date posted 05/19/2016
Location Minneapolis, Minnesota – United States

Description: The (Sr.) Analyst, Product Taxonomy, will participate in designing and executing Target's product taxonomy and developing the metadata and standards which will drive business value across channels. Position is responsible for the delivery of rich, reliable and extensible product data through scalable structure and standards, institutionalizing practices throughout the organization and delivering a best in class model.

For the full job description, including job responsibilities and qualifications, go to:

Paid Summer Internship at Medical Device Innovation Consortium

Clinical Diagnostics
Contrived / Surrogate Samples
Scientific Literature Analysis Internship
Start Immediately

The Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) Clinical Diagnostics Program is seeking an intern to conduct a systematic review of the scientific literature, FDA IVD guidance documents, and 501(k) (FDA Review) Decision Summaries and PMA SSEDs available via The individual will collect and consolidate references into a catalogued spreadsheet of current and historical uses of contrived/surrogate samples and create a bibliography of identified methodologies on the preparation of contrived specimens either generally or by analyte or measurand type. This is an exciting opportunity for a persistent, self-motivated contributor who enjoys database searching and organizing it in a catalogued spreadsheet and bibliography to be used by the Clinical Diagnostics program to create regulatory science tools. You will have the opportunity to work with Clinical Diagnostic experts at global companies and also the FDA.

This paid internship is to start immediately and run through the end of July, possibly into mid- August. Scientific and technical understanding of Clinical Diagnostics is helpful, but not mandatory. However, excellent research and organization skills, including attention to detail, is important.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Two Out of State Jobs

Project Archivist, Cornell University Libraries
The Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections in Cornell University Library is searching for a Project Archivist for the Cornell Hip Hop Collection . The  mission of the Cornell Hip Hop Collection (CHHC) is to preserve and make accessible the artifacts documenting the rise of hip-hop into a global cultural movement. CHHC consist of the archives of many historically prominent Hip Hop pioneers. The purpose of this two-year, grant-funded position is to make accessible the Afrika Bambaataa archive which the CHHC acquired in 2013.
Application Instructions:   Review of applications will begin immediately.  Deadline for applications is June 17, 2016.    To apply for this position, click on this link .  Please attach a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references to your submission.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.   Background check will be required for this position.

Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries seeks faculty candidates for the position of Research and Education Librarian. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison to the School of Pharmacy, the School of Medicine’s Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, and VCU Health Department of Pharmacy Services.In this position the liaison will assume a leadership role for providing research and instructional support for faculty, staff, and students. The successful candidate will apply adult and active learning theories, principles, and practices to develop and deliver course content to support teaching and learning in curriculum-integrated and library instruction settings. S/he will work collaboratively with library team members to develop and provide inter-disciplinary support of scholarship and research at VCU, and as appropriate, support outreach efforts related to community engagement. Review of applications will begin June 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.The complete position description is available at To apply for this position go to

Friday, May 20, 2016

Summer Internship Opportunity

The Center for Knit and Crochet (CKC) seeks an intern for the summer of 2016. The successful candidate will identify the extent to which galleries, libraries, archives, and museums have or do not have digitized collections of knitting, crochet, and related arts (described below) for five weeks during the summer, a total of 105 hours (21 hours per week). The internship carries a stipend of $1,050. There are no benefits. The internship offers a chance to work on an exciting project at one of the nation’s leading research libraries, the Library Company of Philadelphia (LCP).

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Librarian Position Available (Part-time)

Salary: $21.78 - $32.53 Hourly
Location: Victoria Library, Minnesota
Job Summary: Under the direction of the Branch Manager, this is a professional position requiring an understanding of theories and principles related to public library work. This position assists the public in using Carver County Library materials and resources by providing professional reference and reader's advisory services; program and project planning and implementation; cataloging, collection and website development and maintenance; and other related duties as assigned. May serve as librarian-in-charge in the absence of Branch Manager.
Application Deadline: 05/31/16. Applications must be received in Employee Relations no later than 4:30 p.m. on the closing date.
Applications may be filled online at:

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity for Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference at Macalester College in June

The Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference is looking for a volunteer! Taking place on June 10-12, 2016 at Macalester College, the Conference is envisioned as an event for Oberlin Group staff and faculty with significant interests or responsibilities in digital scholarship, digital humanities, and other digital projects, to meet, network, and learn together.

The Conference is seeking one volunteer to staff the Registration Desk and assist with various tasks on the evening of Friday, June 10th (4:30-7:30pm) and the morning of Saturday, June 11th (7:45-10:45am). The volunteer will receive free registration and be able to attend the whole conference (outside of the times needed).

For further information or to apply, please email Ellen Holt-Werle at

Friday, May 13, 2016

More Out of State Opportunities

Youth Services Librarian, Worthington Park Library, Washington OH
As a youth services librarian, you’ll be part of a hard-working, fun-loving group, whose unofficial motto is “Teamwork makes the dream work!” You will help the Worthington Park Library develop programming and services to meet the needs of our growing after-school crowd of children and teens, and will have opportunities to develop relationships with local schools and community groups.They will be many opportunities for professional development and a great benefits package, which includes a 37-hour work week, some evenings and weekends.To view the official job posting click here.

Social Media/Community Engagement Intern, Duluth Public Library

The goal of this position is to have enthusiastic volunteers who promote the importance of the library and reading by sharing books with children and families, helping to keep books in order in the youth services area, assisting staff with Storytime and other youth programs, and assisting on special projects (i.e., Year in Review).
This is an unpaid internship opportunity but the applicant may be eligible for a $25/week stipend. A commitment of 5-10 hours per week for 10 to 12 weeks between June and August 2016 is expected by the library.
To apply for this opportunity, please end a resume and writing sample (preferably a blog post, 300 words or less) to Cheryl Skafte at
Click here and scroll down to view the full description of this internship opportunity. 

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Deadline Extended for Youth Services Supervisor Position

Librarian Supervisor - Youth Services
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Madison Public Library seeks a creative and innovative Youth Services Supervisor who will provide direction for designing and implementing a focused and strategically planned youth services program.  This is a leadership position that will be responsible for the coordination, development, and delivery of a highly responsive program to meet the needs of our community's youth.  The position will require skills in extensive relationship building with local schools, youth advocates, community organizations, and families. The Youth Services Supervisor will serve as a leader in Madison Public Library's commitment to racial equity and social justice, and will plan, implement and promote programs and services with this focus in mind.
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 05/15/16 11:59 PM Central Time
For the full job description, click here

Customer Support Specialist Position at cmERDC, St. Cloud

This position is responsible for delivering support, implementation and data integration services to customers of cmERDC.  Services can include consulting, training, data analysis, data loading, special reporting, implementation management and other services.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree preferred.  Two-year degree in MIS or related field minimum.  Up to eight years of additional technology support related experience may be used in lieu of higher education (two years of experience in lieu of each year of higher education).
  • Job Related Experience: Minimum of three years of school district experience working in the area of Special Education.  Minimum of one year of experience providing support for Special Education applications.  
  • Supervision: Reports to Director of Research and Development.   
  • Responsibility: Ability to work with limited supervision.  Individual should be self-directed.  May participate in planning for the delivery of one or more support services in the assigned Product Area. 
Application Deadline is July 31st, 2016. For the full job description, click here

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Out of State Jobs

Archivist, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Montgomery, AL
The Archivist is a permanent, full-time position used by various agencies throughout the state. Positions are located in Montgomery. This is entry-level technical and professional work in selecting, preserving and making available for use archival materials pertaining to the State’s history.Mail or fax a State of Alabama Job Application form and unofficial transcripts to State Personnel by Friday, July 1, 2016. For the full job description, click here.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Internship Opportunities at AMPS

Architecture Media Politics Society (AMPS C.I.O.) is a non-profit research organisation. Its peer-reviewed, open access journal Architecture_MPS is published with UCL Press. It represents a first in scholarly publication in that it is run by both an academic and a librarian team. The AMPS Intern Training Program is for recent graduates and MLS students. It is specifically designed to prepare early careers librarians for the changing nature of the job market in which their ability to transfer their skills to non-standard contexts will be a key attribute.
  • This internship is voluntary (unpaid).
  • Time commitment is flexible (can be adapted to the requirements of particular programs and interns).
  • Minimum duration of the internship is six months. Nb. A special three month internship available for summer 2016.
  • All interns work remotely.
  • For-credit* and not-for-credit (*for-credit option dependent on agreement between AMPS and the MLS program)

Friday, May 6, 2016

Glenwood City Public Library – Library Director

The Glenwood City Public Library Board of Trustees is taking applications for a self-motivated person with good people skills and excellent general computer skills for the position of Library Director.  The Director will work with the Board to determine the strategic direction and ways to assure continued levels of excellence as well as look for new and improved programming activities. This is a permanent position with approximately 25 hours per week.  Currently, the library is open 40 hours per week, employs 1.75 FTEs, and operates out of its own building facility.

Grade 3 Library Certification or better is preferred, or, candidates must be prepared to take the appropriate courses for State of Wisconsin Grade 3 certification in an appropriate time frame.  Please refer to the Wisconsin DPI website for further information on certification requirements. Qualified candidates may apply by sending a resume and cover letter.  The cover letter should describe why you have chosen to apply for this position and life experiences that have prepared you for this job.  Mail your information to:
Jan Scepurek
Board President
Glenwood City Public Library
P.O. Box 247,127 Pine Street
Glenwood City, WI  54013

Please submit documents by May 20, 2016.  The position will be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is found.

Executive Director Position

The Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), seeks an energetic, enthusiastic candidate to serve as Executive Director of this 12-county multitype library system with 320 member libraries.
This position exists to provide vision and oversight for the Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE), one of seven multicounty, multitype library systems in Minnesota. The position requires awareness of issues and trends in the broad library world, assessment of needs at the statewide, regional, county and individual member level, in addition to the ability to coordinate effort and finances to best provide services to 320 academic, public, K-12 and special libraries in twelve counties.
Pay range: $59,070 – $87,863
Position Starts: August 15, 2016
For full job descriptions, click here

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Seasonal Assistant, Records Management and Business Archives, Hormel Foods

Seasonal Assistant in Records Management and Business Archives

Hormel Foods is looking for summer help in the Records Management and
Archives department. The position will report to the Supervisor of Records
and Information Management. This position will be reviewing new and
existing assets of the Archives department. This would include cataloging
and verification of assets. Other project work from the Records Management
team will be available. The job has flexible hours, starting now and
working through August. This position is eligible to receive holiday pay.
The current pay is $11.00 a hour. If you are interested please send a
resume to Shelly Schultz, HR Administrator at

Archives and Student Records Coordinator, Blake School (part-time)

Archives and Student Records Coordinator, Blake School (MN)

Position Overview:

This is a part-time position (.4 FTE) that is responsible for the organization, management and promotion of The Blake School’s archives. The archive collections include artifacts, audio & visual recordings, photographs, publications and records. The archives also houses the permanent student records from the current school, as well as its predecessor institutions.

See full job description at:

Digital Collections Assistant Position Available

The Minnesota Digital Library seeks a qualified applicant for a part-time, temporary (Summer 2016) Digital Collections Assistant position. The Digital Collections Assistant will provide digital collections support for the Minnesota Digital Library’s Metadata Librarian.

Overview: The Minnesota Digital Library (MDL) supports discovery and education through access to unique digital collections shared by cultural heritage organizations from across the state of Minnesota. Our contributors include libraries, historical societies, museums, and archives. The Minnesota Digital Library also provides education and training opportunities concerning digitization best practices, metadata for digital collections, and digital preservation. Minnesota Reflections is the initial project of the MDL. Begun in 2003, Minnesota Reflections now includes digital content from more than 178 participating organizations from across the state. Together we have digitized more than 262,000 photographs, postcards, maps, documents, letters, and oral histories. These materials are available online in a free searchable database.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Minnesota Digital Library’s Metadata Librarian, the Digital Collection Assistant will provide support in creating metadata for digital collections as well as uploading and approving digital collections. A high level of attention to detail is required.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Archivist Manager/University Digital Records, Central Michigan University

Position Summary: Develop and implement the operation of an ongoing electronic records program for University and University-related born digital records. Will work in cooperation with relevant CMU offices and officials and, insofar as possible, will work within the framework of existing institutional information technology structures, policies, and practices, which sometimes will include handling of confidential records. Compliance with international records management standards as described in ISO 15489 and Open Archival Information System concepts, as described in ISO 14721, is highly desirable.Screening of Application Materials to begin May 20, 2016. For more information click here

Join the Theater Library Association

Are you interested in Performing Arts Librarianship?  Are you interested in working with performing arts resource material and collections covering theater, dance, popular entertainment, film, television and radio?
Join the Theater Library Association! Memberships run January 1 – December 31, so join now for 2016.
Benefits of membership include
  • Discounted membership rates for the annual ASTR/TLA conference and other TLA sponsored events including the upcoming 2016 TLA Symposium.
  • Access to professional development opportunities and forums to learn about best practices, ask questions, share information, and connect with mentors and collaborators through our online membership directory.
  • Join a TLA committee and contribute in a concrete and meaningful way to the future of this vibrant organization.
At only $25/year, student membership will help them sustain the mission and activities of the Theater Library Association.  Join online at using a PayPal account; or by mail by printing out a Membership Form and mailing it to TLA along with a check for payment.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Children's Librarian Position Opening (Fort Wayne, Indiana)

If you have great customer service skills, love working with all ages of kids, are able to juggle multiple demands with a smile on your face, love talking with kids about great books, and enjoy developing/implementing STEAM, STEM, & literacy programs, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, would love to consider having you join their team of dedicated and fun-loving advocates for books, early literacy, and youth! More information is available at
Applications for this position will be accepted through May 11th.

Student Scholarship to attend Lake Superior Libraries Symposium

The organizers of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium (LSLS) invite library school students to apply for a scholarship to attend LSLS16! Students should complete this form by May 9 to apply. The scholarship will cover conference registration ($49). In order to be considered, applicants must be currently enrolled in a library science program (graduate or undergraduate). After the conference, scholarship recipients will be required to write a blog post about their conference experience for the LSLS website. For more information about LSLS, see

Monday, May 2, 2016

Clinical Services Law Librarian Position - IL

The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law seeks applications from highly motivated individuals for the full-time position of Clinical Services Law Librarian. The Clinical Services Librarian focuses on providing dynamic and proactive research, teaching, and reference support to the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s faculty, students and staff. The Bluhm Clinic provides unique challenges in that the Clinic operates in a variety of domestic and international disciplines, including juvenile and adult criminal law, appellate and exoneration practice, business law with an emphasis on entrepreneurial support, trial advocacy, negotiation and mediation, and international human rights.  For more information, see the Clinic’s website at Contact Tom Gaylord, for questions about this position. 

Social Science Librarian Position at University of California

The University of California San Diego Library seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, collaborative, flexible and service-oriented professionals to join the Library as Librarian for Social Sciences (Assistant, Associate or Full Librarian). This position reports within the Library’s Academic Liaison Program.
Closing Date: June 12, 2016.
For full consideration, please submit applications to:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship Call for Applications

To honor the memory and extend the legacy of longtime ARL staff member Julia Blixrud, ARL has established the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship, which supports the attendance of one master of library and information science (MLIS) student or recent graduate at the ARL Fall Forum, held in Washington, DC, each year. The award covers the registration fee for the ARL Fall Forum and provides a scholarship of $1,000 to help offset the costs of travel to and attendance at the Fall Forum.

To apply, review the application components, complete the online application form, and upload your essay or visualization along with your résumé or CV. Your letter of recommendation must be on letterhead, signed, and e-mailed directly from a supervisor or professor to

Applications and supporting documents are due to ARL by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.Visit the Julia C. Blixrud Scholarship webpage for more application details. If you have questions about the scholarship or application process, e-mail