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Friday, December 16, 2016

Library Intern Position with Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality

Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, Carondelet Center
Library Intern Position
                                       5-10 hours a week | Winter/Spring 2017 semester
                                       Work can be done during day, evening, or weekend hours and is flexible based on school schedule and breaks
               Stipend available      

Children's Librarian in Northfield

Children's Program Librarian, City of Northfield, Northfield, MN

Archivist Position with University of Minnesota

Archives and Special Collections, Central Processing unit is hiring a processing archivist to process the records of Eric Weiss, a collection held within the Charles Babbage Institute Archives unit. The processing archivist will work closely with the Head of Archival Processing to manage the arrangement and description of the collection.

Out of State Opportunity

The James E. Brooks Library at Central Washington University announces a graduate assistantship program for individuals who have attained an MLS or equivalent, and who desire a second subject master degree.  This two-year program allows an individual to study in any of CWU’s more than twenty graduate programs while gaining valuable professional experience in an academic library.  It is ideal for new or experienced librarians seeking a second subject master’s.  Candidates must apply to the graduate school and be accepted into a program prior to being accepted as a paid library graduate assistant.  Applications must be submitted online by 5:00 pm 2/1/17 to the Office of Graduate Studies and Research:

Out of State Opportunity

Science and Technology Librarian, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI

Inventory Collections Specialist with Pottery Museum of Red Wing

The Pottery Museum of Red Wing is looking for a Inventory Collections Specialist.
They will be responsible for the creation of an inventory list of the 8,700+ objects in the museum.
They will also be responsible for making sure the museum objects are being properly handled and care for. 

BA/BS in museum studies or a related field.
1-2 years of museum experience is desired.

Job will run from January 2017-December 2017 at 40 hours a week.
For more information please contact the Museum director at

Out of State Opportunity

Studies Specialist, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Institute for Research Design in Librarianship

We are issuing a call for applications for the Institute for Research Design in Librarianship (IRDL) 2017. We are seeking novice librarian researchers who are employed by academic libraries or research libraries outside an academic setting in the United States to participate in the Institute. We define “novice” broadly; if you feel that you would benefit from being guided throughout the entire research design process, we encourage your application. Librarians of all levels of professional experience are welcome to apply.
The year-long experience begins with a workshop held on the campus of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, from June 4-10, 2017, with arrival on campus on Saturday, June 3, and departure on Sunday, June 11.

Out of State Opportunity

Health Sciences Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

LIS 7690, Information Technology, People and Society

Are you still considering or debating courses for Spring 2017? I encourage you to take LIS 7690, Information Technology, People and Society for Spring 2017.

This course critically examines IT and its relationship to people, work and society. It covers a series of perspectives, empirical studies and issues about social aspects of IT and digital resources. Along the way, you will learn how IT interacts with social forces and social practices, and how seeing IT as merely  “a tool” simplifies the complexity of IT. I believe that future information professionals need to understand the social nature of information technology (IT) and digital resources, as information environments become increasingly digital.

You’d find this course to be interesting and useful. In fact, students’ feedback of this course has been very positive. The key aspects of this course are as follows:

  • Social aspects of information technology (social informatics)
  • Information technology (IT) is not value neutral
  • A few perspectives about technology/IT; IT, work & organizations ;IT & inequality; IT & collaboration; IT & community & empowerment; digital lives; Big Data & data reuse; IT & unintended consequences; IT & privacy; copyright of digital information and library relevant issues
  • Information professional issues as well as general issues for each topic
Who should take this course?
  • Students whose potential career involves dealing with information technologies or digital information 
I plan to revise my syllabus during the break.  For further information, please visit my website and take a look at the course syllabus for Spring 2015 at  or send me email at

Hope you’re finishing your semester well.
Sook Lim

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Out of State Opportunities

Director of Resource Sharing Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Science Librarian,  Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Director of Collections and Resource Management,Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Libraries-Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Interested in following Harwood's footsteps? You can earn an MLIS degree right here at St. Kate's!

Taylor Harwood ’15 was named a 2017 Marshall Scholar by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission.

Harwood plans to work as an archivist, with a goal of providing more people with access to history. The growing field of digital archives caught her eye, and she’s impressed by the work of larger institutions like the Smithsonian. But Harwood also sees where smaller organizations struggle to preserve historical documents, and hopes to forge collaborations to address the challenge.

The Marshall Scholarship will fully fund Harwood as she pursues both a Master's of Arts in History and Cultures at King's College in London, and a M.A. in Archives and Records Management at University College, London.

Scholarship opportunities to attend 2017 EBLIP9 conference in Philadelphia

Generous sponsorship from the Association of College and Research Libraries enables planners to offer scholarships for students and first-time attendees  to participate in the 9th international Evidence Based Library and Information Practice conference, held June 18-21, 2017 in Philadelphia.   

For more information about the conference, opportunities for sponsorship and directions for submitting applications for the conference attendance scholarship, see:

Out of State Opportunity

Digital Archivist, MIT, Cambridge MA 

Mock Youth Book Award Discussions 2017

Mock Youth Book Award Discussions 2017

For more info on discussion dates and book lists go to:

Thursday, December 8, 2016

James J. Hill Center Front Desk Volunteer Opportunity

James J. Hill Center is a nonprofit business reference library located in downtown St. Paul. They are looking for a front desk volunteer. 

Volunteer Opportunity:
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help staff our front desk and welcome patrons.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Greeting and directing incoming visitors.
  • Answering and transferring calls on a multi-line phone system.
  • Recording visitor traffic with a user-friendly web form.
  • Completing special projects related to library and mission-related organizational activities.
The library is open from 10 AM to 5 PM Monday through Thursday.  We’re especially hoping to cover open times between 11 AM and 2 PM Monday through Thursday, and are looking for volunteers who able to keep a consistent schedule each week and stay for at least 2 hours at a time.  Hours range from 8-20 hours a week, depending on applicant’s availability and coordination with other volunteers and library staff.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Special MLIS Program Events for Monday, December 12, 2016

Two Events Happening the Evening of Monday, December 12, 2016:

1. Capstone Course Project Presentations by the students enrolled in the course + plus a bonus presentation following by Edwin Schenk and Tom Keeler. Starts at 6 PM, RM 017, CdC.

2. Then walk on over to the Visual Arts Building for an end-of-semester Reel Down Movie Event sponsored by the SAA Student Chapter. Starts 7:30 PM. Showing: 1957 LIS classic. There will be a (free!!!) raffle ticket for prizes, free popcorn. Come enjoy two hours of comedic Spencer-Hepburn chemistry as we close out another term and gear up for winter break.

FYI: For SAA members and those interested, the chapter will be holding their monthly meeting about 7pm before the movie.

Circulation Student Assistants St.Catherine Minneapolis Campus

The library at the St. Catherine University Campus is hiring part time circulation student assistants. 
  • Assist library users with circulation, serials, and inter-library loan.
  • Get library experience.
  • Will accommodate weekend classes
  • Must be available Monday mornings and afternoons, and Friday mornings. 
To apply or get more information check out this position on KatieCareer.

Out of State Opportunities

Assistant Director, Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field Archives, Chicago IL
Librarian II, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco CA
Librarian III, San Francisco Public Library, San Francisco CA
Reference Librarian, Executive Office of the President, Office of Administration, Library and Research Services Division, Washington DC
Children Librarian, Darien Library, Darien CT
Librarian, Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Madison WI

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Lucille M. Wert Scholarship

Designed to help persons with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium.  This scholarship is given yearly by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Archives Conference is soliciting applications for the 2017 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Minority Students. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded.

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must be of African, American Indian, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Latino decent; must be a student currently enrolled in or accepted in a graduate, multicourse program in archival administration; and must have a grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) in his or her academic program. Applicants are not required to be residents of or attend school in the MAC region.

Out of State Opportunities

Curator, San Francisco Botanical Society, San Francisco CA
Librarian-In-Residence, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Out of State Opportunity

Research and Instruction Librarian, California State University, Monterey Bay, CA

ALSC Student Gift Membership Program

The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) is pleased to announce a new program to offer a free, two-year membership for current and recent graduates of ALA- accredited Master of Library Science/Master of Library and Information Science programs.
Library school students and new graduates are encouraged to launch their career in children’s librarianship with ALSC and ALA membership. ALSC will offer up to 100 memberships which can be used for networking, taking advantage of professional development, and career support.

- Applicants must be graduating from or have graduated from any ALA-accredited
graduate school of library and information science.
- Applicants must be students in their final year before graduation or must have graduated in the last 12 months.
- Applicants must have a children's library focus and plan on pursuing a career in children's or youth librarianship
- Memberships are two years in length

Visit to apply.

Applications open December 1, 2016. The application is non-competitive and memberships will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Out of State Opportunity

Round Lake Public Library in Round Lake, IL is looking for a youth librarian. 

UNC Chapel Hill International Summer Seminars

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is now accepting applications for their summer seminars in London, Prague, Dublin, and Berlin. These two-week seminars are open to non-UNC graduate level library and information science students, as well as professionals. For students, the option to take the seminar for (3) hours of credit is offered. The deadline to register is FEBRUARY 15, 2017. Our seminars tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged!

For more information, please visit: