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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Temporary Access Services Associate with St.Olaf College

St. Olaf College's Rolvaag Library is seeking a Temporary Access Services Associate (January - May 2017). Working as a member of a highly collaborative Access Services team, this position will perform duties relating to Course Reserves, Circulation, and Stacks Management. Strong preference will be given to candidates with, or currently pursuing, a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS). Work experience in an academic or public library setting is also a plus. We are willing to consider the scheduling needs of the right applicant. Must be willing to work 40 hours/week between the hours of 8am and midnight.

Link to job ad:

Hennepin County Library Internship

The Hennepin County Library is offering an unpaid internship with their Ridgedale Library in Minnetonka and their Central Library in Minneapolis.  This internship position is in information services and will run from January-May 2014 and is 8-16 hours per week.
For more information please go to:

Out of State Opportunity

School Librarian, Park Century School, Culver CA

December Webinar on Storytelling

There's still time to register for a great free webinar coming up next week cohosted by ALISE's Gender Issues SIG and Special Libraries Association's Education Division:
Dr. Melanie A. Kimball, Associate Professor and Director of the School Library Teacher Program at Simmons, will be presenting a free webinar on the history of storytelling, focusing on gender issues. The session is part of a monthly webinar series, and will be held on December 9 at 1:30pm Eastern Standard Time. To register, please go to
Webinar ID: 139-626-331
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

The organizations host monthly webinars to provide a venue for gaining current knowledge in the field and networking.

Volunteer Opportunity:Youth Services Program Assistant

Youth Services Program Assistant, Mississippi Library, Fridley MN

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Graduate Residence Coordinator with Saint Catherine University

Graduate Residence Coordinator with Saint Catherine University

 Will receive $10,000 per year and tuition dollars to support one class per semester. One-bedroom furnished apartment including utilities, internet, cable, basic telephone connection and dining dollars are provided. Residence Coordinator may remain in on-campus housing during the summer months between the two year appointments.

For more information on the position and to apply go to Katie Career.

Out of State Opportunity

Manager of Adult Services. Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge MA

Instruction and Research Services Librarian with BSU

Bemidji State University is hiring an Instruction and Research Services Librarian! The position description can be found here:

Information on how to apply via NeoGov can be found here:

Out of State Opportunity for Spring/Summer 2017

American University Library in Washington D.C is looking for a Research and Instruction Librarian for their Kogod School of Business for Spring/Summer 2017. The librarian will work closely with the faculty and administration of the Kogod School of Business to ensure that the University Library is able to meet their research and pedagogical needs and to increase awareness of library resources.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Out of State Internship for Spring 2017

Dresser Village Library in Dresser, WI is in search of an intern for Spring 2017 semester.
Projects to be done are:
1.      Website update, Facebook update, and new web app set-up
2.      Collection Development
3.      Summer Reading Program activities and scheduling

There a other minor things that can be done as well
Prefer 80 hour intern to work on all three projects (one project will be dropped for a 40 hour intern)

Much of this work can be completed off-site and supervisor/intern meetings can take place closer to the Twin Cities if needed

Please send your cover letter and resume to Library Director Amber Yares by December 20, 2016 for consideration
Phone: 715-755-2944

Out of State Opportunity

Assistant Branch Manager/Children's Librarian, Allen County Public Library, Ft Wayne, IN

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Beta Phi Mu Scholarship

The Beta Phi Mu Scholarship Season is now open! Applications will be accepted through March 15th, 2017. Our awards are:

Sarah Rebecca Reed Scholarship for beginning LIS graduate students - $2,250
Blanche E. Woolls Scholarship for beginning LIS graduate students with a concentration in school library media - $2,250
Harold Lancour Scholarship for a librarian conducting foreign research - $1,750
Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for continuing education for a Beta Phi Mu member - $1,500
Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships for doctoral students working on their dissertations in LIS and related fields - $3,000

For more information and links to applications, please see: 

ARLIS/NA Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) 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 has been extended to November 28, 2016.

The Award will be announced and presented during convocation ceremonies at the ARLIS/NA 45th Annual Conference in New Orleans in early February 2017.

Who May Apply

The Wolfgang M. Freitag Internship Award aims to represent the multifaceted nature of our field by providing internship opportunities to students currently enrolled in, or having completed within the last 12 months, a graduate program in library/information science, art history, architectural history, architecture, studio art, or museum studies. Applicants must have completed at least 10 credits of their graduate coursework before the application deadline.

For detailed information about the award and application instructions please see the ARLIS/NA website:

Curriculum Center Librarian with Concordia College-Moorhead

Concordia College seeks an innovative librarian interested in collaboration with faculty and students in education and other academic departments. The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library is a teaching library closely engaged with campus curricula and programs. 
The Curriculum Center Librarian provides leadership for the Curriculum Center and as part of a team of librarians provides teaching and reference services, contributes to campus initiatives in integrative learning and digital scholarship, and builds print and digital collections to serve the teaching and research needs of undergraduate students.
For a complete description, please visit
Concordia College
Moorhead, MN 

Out of State Opportunities

Readership Assistant, Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin Illinois
Executive Director, Lloyd Library, Cincinnati Ohio

Monday, November 21, 2016

Part-time Student Worker needed in DNR Library

The MN Department of Natural Resources Library has a part-time opening.
This position will provide critical assistance with an inventory of DNR’s print collection, as well as support for daily cataloging and interlibrary loan tasks. The paid intern will work primarily with the cataloging and interlibrary loan modules of the Aleph library system software, including use of Aleph reports to extract data from the library catalog.
The student worker will work with guidance from the DNR Librarian, who will manage the inventory project and ongoing cataloging/catalog management work. Occasional project and task management guidance will be provided by the Data and Performance Management Unit head. Feel free to Andy Holdsworth or Tracy Waterman with questions at (651) 259-5506.

Information Professionals Panel Monday, November 28, 2016

Final Monday in November:

The Special Libraries Association Student Chapter (SLASC) is hosting an Information Professionals Panel the Monday after Thanksgiving Weekend, Nov. 28, 2016 starting at 6 PM in RM 019 CdC.

The five panelists are:
* Kristin Cooper, Plant Sciences Librarian, Magrath Library, University of Minnesota
* Adrian Fischer, Instrument Coordinator, Bakken Museum
* Shannon Farrell, Natural Resources Librarian, Natural Resources Library, University of Minnesota
* Helen Walden-Fodge, American Swedish Institute
* Janelle Beitz, Research Librarian, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

We look forward to hearing from them.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Oakdale Library Internship Spring 2017

Gain real-world experience at Oakdale Branch, Washington County Library.  The Twin Cities library job market is one of the most competitive in the country.  Distinguish yourself from your peers with practical experience in this progressive suburban public library system.

Duration: 90 hours or as needed for school requirements. Scheduled for Winter / Spring 2017
Work Schedule: Flexible, upon needs of intern
Location: Oakdale Library
Site Coordinators: Martha Riel and Natalie Eierman
Salary: Unpaid

Intern will be involved with daily library operations at the Information Desk, including answering reference questions, helping patrons with technology, and providing readers’ advisory. During after-school hours, the Oakdale Library serves a large number of middle school students and the Intern will help library staff manage their behavior. In addition to day-to-day operations, the Intern will work on a few longer-term projects, which we will determine based on the Intern’s interests and skills. Possible projects include collection management, program planning, and outreach. Depending on scheduling, the Intern will attend the meetings of relevant teams, such as the Adult Services Team, the Youth Services Team, or the Social Media Team. The internship includes evening and Saturday hours.

Email current resume and list of MLIS classes completed to
Applicants must also provide a single paragraph answer to this question:  Why do you want to be a public librarian? 
Application deadline: December 31, 2016
Contact site coordinators at 651-730-0504 or martha and to
request additional information.

Preservation Internship Hennepin County Library

Location:  Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN


The Position
The Preservation team with Hennepin County Library plays a vital role in ensuring the long-term viability of the Library’s print collections through repair and restoration measures, bookbinding and other preservation methods.  We also perform a consulting function to staff on preservation-related matters.


This unpaid internship is for one semester January - May 2017, 6-12 hours per week. Hours are available Monday – Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  It can be used for college credit or work experience.

Read more for duties, responsibilities and how to apply

Friday, November 11, 2016

Volunteer Opportunity with Somaili Museum

The Somali Museum is the home of traditional Somali arts in Minnesota.  Displaying a collection of over 700 pieces, and offering educational programs about Somali traditional culture that are not offered anywhere else, the Somali Museum offers an unrivaled opportunity for Minnesotans of all backgrounds to encounter and learn about Somali traditional culture.  

The Somali Museum’s mission is to use this collection as a tool for education: making it possible for young Somalis who have grown up in the United States to connect with their culture, as well as Minnesotans of other ethnic heritage to encounter Somali art and traditional culture for the first time. The Museum's programs explore the changing role of traditional arts and culture as the Somali people move across borders and time.  By promoting the highest forms of Somali creativity, the Somali Museum believes that it can also help to diminish harmful prejudice and misunderstanding.

Out of State Opportunities

Senior Library Technician, Grand Forks Air Force Base Library, Grand Forks, ND

Number: 70168
Base: Grand Forks
Organization: Library
Date Opened: 11/09/2016
Date Closed: Open Until Filled
Pay Grade: NF-III
Pay / Hr: $13.00 (Pay based on experience)

Grand Forks Air Force Base Library, seeks a Senior Library Technician with successful library experience to direct technical services, coordinate training for staff members, and direct programming at our small military library. 

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Visual Resources Association Travel Award!

Visual Resources Association Travel Award applications being accepted through November 21, 2016

The Travel Awards Committee of the Visual Resources Association is happy to announce that applications are now being accepted for financial assistance to attend the 2017 conference.  VRA membership is not required to complete the application.  Please see the attached PDF file for more details.
The conference them is “Unbridled Opportunities” — which is a relevant title for the event taking place in Louisville, Kentucky from March 29 to April 1, 2017.  For more information, visit the conference website.
Please click here for a direct link to the application form.

Student NASIG Awards

Student NASIG Awards!

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.  Winners will be offered the opportunity to share a 10-15 minute presentation during the conference at the Student Spotlight Session.

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 a serials career. The winner will be offered the opportunity to share a 10-15 minute presentation during the conference at the Student Spotlight Session.

This grant serves as assistance to a Mexican student of Library Science or Information Science, who wants to learn and develop professionally in the area of serial publications. 

Business Data Catalog Coordinator with MnDOT

Job Opening ID: 9393
Position Title: Business Data Catalog Coordinator
State of Minnesota – Minnesota Department of Transportation
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 11/09/2016
Closing Date: 11/22/2016

This is a great opportunity, and candidates with an MLIS background are preferred.  Please feel free to contact me with questions.
Angela Boardman, MLIS
Business Data Catalog Coordinator | Metadata Librarian
Minnesota Department of Transportation
395 John Ireland Blvd. | Mail Stop 300, Ste.118
St. Paul, MN 55155  |
Office: 651-366-3747 | Mobile: 612-710-8955

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MCTC LIT Event: Panel Discussion on Library Outreach

MCTC’s Library Information Technology Program Presents...
Library Outreach: what is it, and how do we do it (better)?

a panel discussion
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
MCTC Library Classroom (L1200)
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Located on the 1st floor as you enter the Library.

Hennepin County Library Internship – Library Services and Literacy Activities

Closing Date:  12/21/16


Job Type: Internship


Location:  Hennepin County Library – Brookdale, 6125 Shingle Creek Parkway, Brooklyn Center, MN


The Position

In conjunction with professional staff at Brookdale Library, develop programs, services and resources to support literacy initiatives at Brookdale Library. This Internship will provide practical experience inside a public library in youth and adult librarianship, through exposure to programs, reference and collection management. It is an excellent opportunity for students in youth services librarianship or for those who have completed their Masters in Library Science to gain experience in the field.


This unpaid internship is for the duration of one semester, January – May, 2017, 8-16 hours per week (variable) for 120 hours and can be used for college credit or work experience.  Hours are Monday-Friday, day and evening hours as well as Saturday daytime hours.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with library staff to plan and deliver programming focusing on children and their caregivers.
  • Developing creative and engaging projects and activities to enhance learning and literacy in a drop-in environment.
  • Creating a safe, respectful, and literacy-rich learning environment in the children’s area of the library.
  • Foster school-age literacy and learning by assisting with the Homework Help program several hours per week.
  • Partner with library staff to create programming and displays encouraging teens to attend programs and participate in interactive offerings.
  • Helping at the Information desk with staff to assist patrons with reference and computer questions.
  • Assisting with collection management projects as needed.
  • Keeping accurate records of participation and preparing activity reports.
    Best Qualified Candidates will have:

  • Enrolled in a Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a recent graduate.

  • The ability to approach and engage youth on a one-to-one basis while being creative, reliable, patient and adaptable
  • Strong computer and customer service skills.
  • Not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.
    To Apply:
    Submit a resume, brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship, and contact information for two references to:
    Barb McKenzie
    Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
    12601 Ridgedale Drive
    Minnetonka, MN 55305 (preferred)

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows - 2017 - 2018

The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship offers an insider’s view of the world’s largest medical library. The National Library of Medicine Associate Fellowship is:

  • A one-year residency program (with an optional second year) for recent library science graduates interested in a career in health sciences librarianship
  • A program combining curriculum and project work
  • Located at the National Library of Medicine on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland

Out of State Opportunities

Director of Powell, Arts, and Music Libraries, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Librarian, South Central Region at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX
Cataloger, LAC Group, Rockville, MD

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Out of State Opportunities

Business Librarian, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Social Work Librarian, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Special Collections Reference & Instruction Librarian, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Instructional Design and Assessment Librarian, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
First Year Experience Librarian, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA
Program Head, Data Management Services, MIT, Cambridge, MA

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Special Collections – Digitization Internship

Special Collections – Digitization Internship
Opening Date: 11/2/16
Closing Date:   12/8/16
Location: Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central Library, James K. Hosmer Special Collections Department, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota
The Position:
Processing and scanning of archival materials in a variety for formats, including photo prints, slide transparencies, film negatives and printed materials. This unpaid internship is from January- April 2017, 8 - 16 hours per week and can be used for college credit or work experience.