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Monday, September 19, 2016

MLIS Grad Assistantship with Toyin Akisanya

Graduate Assistantship opportunities for the Fall 2016 semester open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program.   Working under the direction of MLIS Instructional Technology Coordinator, Toyin Akisanya, the graduate assistant will have the opportunity to assist in researching and preparing lab exercises to teach and learn programming on the Mac and iPad in a manner that is appealing, engaging and encouraging to women. iPad and/or MacBook will be provided as/when necessary. 

The rate of pay does not include tuition remission or benefits.  


  • Following instructions, test the lab exercises and document any inaccuracies or omissions.
  • Download and play around with a variety of free apps from the App Store.
  • Assist in preparing surveys, conducting user experience testing and gathering feedback.
  • Help locate existing data and learnings around: teaching and learning technology for women and girls, Apps: what works, what doesn’t.
  • Provide feedback from the perspective of someone who is learning software programming for the first time.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Willingness to learn Apple’s technologies over time - specifically how to use the MacBook and iPad, and gain a beginners level knowledge of Apple’s Swift programming language.  A lot of guidance will be provided, but curiosity and an open mind are essential.
  • Minimal or no software programming experience. 
  • Be detail-oriented, organized, punctual and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office, email, and web browsers.
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision.
  • Unafraid to try new things and able to view making mistakes as a necessary part of the learning process.

Additional (non-essential skills)

   Complimentary skills such as knowledge or Library Information Science, or graphic design, or writing, or something that could add another dimension to the lab exercises to make them more relevant, or more attractive or more fun would be a plus. Proficiency using

To Apply

Submit cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to the address below:

Toyin Akisanya, IT Coordinator

MLIS Graduate Assistantship

St. Catherine University

2004 Randolph Avenue, #4125

St. Paul, MN 55105


or email cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript to: with the subject line “MLIS GA”