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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Law Library Archives Internship with Hennepin County

This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, January - May 2017, 8 - 16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

Out of State Opportunity

Librarian, City of Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Reference Librarian I with Rochester Public Library

Rochester (MN) Public Library is seeking an energetic, collaborative,  customer-focused librarian to join our outstanding team of adult reference librarians.  Responsibilities: public service including working the reference desk and helping people with technology, collection development, assisting with interlibrary loan and planning/coordinating adult programming  Ranked by as #1 of small to mid-sized cities, Rochester, Minnesota is steadily growing and thriving, serving over 110,000 people.  A diverse and worldly population makes this an exciting community full of opportunities. The City of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer.
To Apply: For full position description and qualifications, and to apply, go to

Work with Minitex!

Minitex is seeking applicants for a Reference Instruction & Cooperative Purchasing Associate Director.
Minitex is a publicly supported consortium of academic, public, school and special libraries in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota that work cooperatively to enhance the libraries’ services to their patron communities. Minitex's suite of services promotes effective delivery of needed information, partnerships, and sharing library resources. A joint program of the Office of Higher Education and the University of Minnesota, Minitex operates as a division of the University Libraries, based at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus.

Youth Services Librarian in Carver County

The Carver County system is hiring a part-time (28 hours per week) youth services librarian in their Watertown library. The County is having a really hard time getting applications in so they are having to post it for the second time. It's 30 miles from Minneapolis, so is pretty rural, but wouldn't be a bad drive for anyone in the west metro.
It's a nice library system, and could be a perfect opportunity for someone just starting out in youth services to gain some experience. If you know of anyone who may be a good candidate, the position should be back on the county website this week ( Otherwise, they are also using this as an opportunity to add good candidates to our substitute librarian positions. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact Amber Bullis at

Out of State Opportunity

Assistant Library Director, The Dalles-Wasco County Library, The Dalles, OR
Senior Librarian, Palo Alto City Library, Palo Alto, CA
Librarian & Director of the Monroe C. Gutman Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival

Student Ambassadors Wanted
April 5-7, 2017
50th Annual Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival
The University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival:
The mission of the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival is to recognize excellence in the field of children's literature and to provide librarians, teachers, researchers and community members the opportunity to learn about and appreciate children's literature through presentations, workshops, and personal interactions with people of significance in the field.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

2017 Metro Transit Internships

Metro Transit contacted us about two internships for 2017, fulltime in the summer and can go part-time during the school year. See their message below (edited):

"It is that time of year again and we are looking for two more great interns from St. Kates. This will be in addition to a current St Kate's student of whom we will be extending their internship. All three of these internships will be 'Records Management Internships' and hopefully the two new ones will have a great understanding of the subject while working on their Library and Information Sciences Masters Degrees."

"This year the Metropolitan Council has started a bit earlier in the year for many of our internships as many students tend to lock in internships elsewhere before we even interview with them."

Friday, October 21, 2016

Annual Booked for the Evening, Mon., October 24, 2016

Each year, St. Catherine University Alumnae Relations sponsored "Booked for the Evening," which features four of our MLIS graduates highlighting recent books for primary, intermediate, and young adult readers. The event is this coming Monday, October 24, 6:30-8:30 PM in the Ballroom. Students are free to attend with an ID. for details see:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Library Technician with Metro State University

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a Technical Services Technician position within the Library and Learning Center, beginning December 2016. 

2017 ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America is now accepting applications for the 2017 Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award. The award grants $3000.00 to the selected recipient to support a 150 hour internship in an art library or visual resources collection.
The deadline for applications is November 18, 2016.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Library Director with the Office of the MN Attorney General

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from individuals with experience in library operations, including budgeting, hiring and supervision of library staff, strategic planning, development of law library resources, contract negotiation, and initiating and monitoring library services.  This person ensures that the law library’s collection and resources meet the primary goal of research needs of the AGO staff.  The director supports the library’s relations with the office, library consortia, and professional organizations.    

Research and Cataloging Librarian with the Office of the MN Attorney General

The Office of the Minnesota Attorney General is accepting resumes from individuals with experience in reference and specialized research services.  This individual will provide training to staff for various research systems; develop and maintain web-based instructional materials, tutorials, and/or guides to legal research.   Also, this individual will provide services such as password management, interlibrary loan, legislative histories and current awareness services.  This individual is responsible for cataloging, classifying, and organizing of all materials.   You will work as part of a team of dedicated, talented professionals in carrying out meaningful work that makes a positive difference in the lives of the public.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Call for Papers: Art Libraries Award

Call for papers on art librarianship for Art Librarians of North America Society award

The Gerd Muehsam Award is given annually to recognize excellence in a graduate student paper or project on a topic relevant to art librarianship. It was established to honor the memory of Gerd Muehsam (1913-1979), a distinguished scholar, teacher, and art bibliographer, whose support of and dedication to ARLIS/NA was an inspiration to her colleagues and students.

Any student in any accredited graduate library program is encouraged to submit a paper written for a course in the previous eighteen months [since May 2015].


Friday, October 14, 2016

MLA Scholarship for Minority Students

The Medical Library Association (MLA) is calling all qualified candidates to apply for the 2017 MLA Scholarship for Minority Students.  MLA wants to support your excellence in scholarship and potential for accomplishment in health sciences librarianship.   The scholarship is for $5000.00 plus one year of student membership in MLA and free inclusive student registration at the 2017 annual meeting in Seattle, WA.

Out of State Opportunity

Executive Director, Lloyd Library, Cincinnati, OH

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SGO Funding Info Session 10-17-16

This coming Monday, October 17, 2016, 6 PM, RM 020 CdC: The MLIS Student Governance Organization (SGO) will host an information on funding for professional development activities, such as attending a conference.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Technical Services Internship with Adler Graduate School

The Adler Graduate School in Richfield is seeking an intern to assist with technical services and archival functions. Duties include basic copy cataloging, book and journal labeling and processing, assisting with collection inventory and deaccessioning, and staffing the School’s archives. Preferred qualifications include an interest in technical services work, attention to detail, experience with Microsoft Office applications, and familiarity with minor preservation treatments. Internship will begin in October, with an open-ended completion date. Hours total 8-10 hours per week, with Tuesday–Saturday hours available. The internship is unpaid but will provide work experience in a small academic library environment.
Please email or mail a resume and a short letter of interest to: Nikki Marchand, Librarian, Adler Graduate School, 1550 E. 78th St., Richfield, MN 55423; email:

Research Librarian position with UST School of Law

The University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota invites qualified candidates to apply for a Research Librarian position within the School of Law.
Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or accredited equivalent) required.
Preferred Qualifications: J.D. and two (2) years of professional law library experience preferred.

Out of State Opportunities

Research Data Curation Metadata Librarian, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
Assistant Program Director & Head of Books and Serials Metadata UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
Library Technical Assistant II, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco, CA
Communication Librarian, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
Information Literacy Coordinator - Assistant Librarian, CSU Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
Archivist for Public Services & Community Engagement, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI
Digital Learning & Engagement Librarian, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Children's Librarianship Scholarship from ALSC

This is a fantastic opportunity for those considering library school but worried about the cost (and aren’t we all?). Applications are now open, so read on and apply today.

The Frederic G. Melcher Scholarship is awarded to those who intend to pursue an MLS degree and plan to work in children’s librarianship. Two $6,000 scholarships are awarded each year in honor of Frederic G. Melcher, a great leader in promoting better books for children.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Archives 101 Panel Monday evening October 10, 2016

October is Archives Month and that means it is time for our SAA Student Chapter to host the Archives 101 Panel on Monday, October 10, 2016, 6:30 PM, RM 121 Whitby Hall, St. Paul campus. Whitby Hall is slightly northwest of Derham Hall (Administration Building) off of the "wishbone." Four professional archivists/curators will be on hand to give their insights into the profession and to provide advice on careers. Panelists include: Lisa Calahan, U-MN; Ted Hathaway, Hennepin County Library; Shelby Edwards, MN Historical Society; Heather Stecklein, UW-Stout. Molly Hazelton is the moderator.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Out of State Opportunity

Head of Youth Services, Heberg Public Library, Janesville, WI
Metadata & Cataloging Librarian, UND, Grand Forks, ND

Archivist Opening at the Minnesota Military Museum

The Minnesota Military Museum has a library and archives with both available to the public and managed by staff and volunteers.  The first professional archivist was hired in 2013 and left in October of 2016 for a job at the Library of Congress.  Approximately 500 cubic feet of materials have been professionally processed and approximately 400 cubic feet of materials remain to be processed, along with a few thousand photographs and 75-100 motion picture films.  The museum library is the largest military library in Minnesota.  Currently the library is managed by a consultant and supported by a hard working group of volunteers.    

The Archivist will be employed by the Military Historical Society of Minnesota at its primary public outreach location, the Minnesota Military Museum, located at Camp Ripley, near Little Falls Minnesota.  The position is a full-time, 40 hours per week, salaried position.  The primary responsibilities of the incumbent will be the archives however there may be opportunity to assist in library management and development. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Records Management Internship in Honolulu, HI

Records Management Facilitator Internship
The deadline for applications is October 26, 2016 at 7 AM HST.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Marine Monuments of the Pacific Office, located in Honolulu, Hawaii is looking for three Records Management Facilitator interns to assist in organizing our holdings.  Our offices have extensive historical files, spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. The collections consist of both analog and digital records, with formats including paper, photographs and slides, motion picture film, disks, CD-ROMs, audio tapes, and electronic databases. We will be bringing on a Project Lead and a Project Assistant for the Honolulu office as well as a Project Assistant for refuge offices located on Kauai.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Instructional Design Librarian, Southwest Minnesota State University

The McFarland Library at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN, invites applications for a 9-month, tenure-track Instructional Design Librarian. For position information including the complete list of qualifications and application instructions, please visit    


Out of State Opportunity

Head of Adult Services, Jackson County Public Library, Seymour, IN

The Jackson County Public Library in Seymour, Indiana is seeking a full-time
 Head of Adult Services.  The library serves 35,300 residents at its main
library, two small branches, and Bookmobile using the Evergreen Indiana
ILS. Position may have occasional evening and weekend hours at the main