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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The ALISE Board of Directors issues the following statement...

The ALISE Board of Directors issues the following statement regarding the recent executive presidential order banning entry of citizens of selected countries into the United States. 

"In light of the recent U.S. presidential executive order banning entry of citizens from several Muslim-majority nations into the United States, the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) reiterates its unwavering support for diversity and international perspectives in the education and representation of library and information professionals in the United States, regardless of country of origin. We are a global community of students, professionals, educators and scholars who benefit society through our diverse experiences and perspectives. We also wish to reiterate our support for our library and information science education colleagues in all affected nations."

This woman figures out which books to put on public library shelves. How does she do it?

Read how St. Kate's MLIS Alum Katy Schulz select materials for the St. Paul Public Library System.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Reference Librarian I - 2 positions open with UST

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for Reference Librarian I positions open within the University Libraries.

The Reference Librarian supports the educational and research missions of the University by providing research and instruction support in and out of the classroom and successfully performing job responsibilities and duties.


Out of State Opportunities

Coordinator of Reference Services and Emerging Technologies Librarian, Indiana University, Gary, IN
Scienceand Engineering Librarian and Learning Specialist, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Workshops for Graduate Students

The O’Neill Center for Academic Development and the St. Catherine University Libraries announce our Spring 2017 workshops for Graduate students. The dates and topics of workshops are listed below. Students in all graduate programs are being notified by email from the GSAB.

All of these workshops are face-to-face on the St. Paul campus. While we do not currently have equivalent tutorials for online and distance students, an APA research guide (under construction) will link to similar online content that may interest you.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Graduate Student Library Collection Services Assistantship with St Kate's Library

St. Catherine University Libraries is looking to hire a student enrolled in the MLIS program as a Library Collection Services Graduate Assistant. The position is to, first, provide professional-level support in building, maintaining, and making accessible library collections to our campus community, and, second, to facilitate hands-on learning experience for the graduate student.
Apply through KatieCareer and include a cover letter that addresses your interest, experiences, and any relevant coursework.
If you have questions, contact Heather Tompkins, Head, Library Collection Services: | 651.690.6653

Out of State Opportunity

Community Library Manager, Broward County, FL

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Bibliotheca (Oakdale, MN) Cloud Library Internship

Job Description
Job Title: Bibliotheca Cloud Library Internship
Department: Digital Commercial - DIG(COM) - Cloud
Location: U.S. – Oakdale, MN (MSP)
Reports To: Customer Service Manager

The Cloud Library Internship position will work with the internal Cloud Library support teams. In this position you will gain experience working directly with library systems and the solutions that they are implementing within their communities. This position will be performing various tasks to help improve the data within the Cloud Library system. You will work directly with the collection development team to help build and maximize the digital collections of our library customers. This internship position will also provide opportunities to learn about the technology that libraries are implementing around the world to increase their relevance and impact their communities.

Please READ MORE for the full information on this internship and how to apply:

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

REFORMA National Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the REFORMA Scholarship and the Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship.
Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these $1,500 maximum scholarships. The applicant must provide proof of enrollment to an ALA-accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership.
The REFORMA scholarship is open to students who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.  The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship is for those pursuing a degree in children's or young adult librarianship and are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.
Application deadline is March 15, 2017
More information and the application can be found on REFORMA’s Scholarship Page (

Monday, January 23, 2017

SAA Scholarships and Travel Awards

The Society of American Archivists has scholarship and travel award opportuntities for current students. The deadline for applications is February 28 (excluding the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program). Students can apply for multiple awards in a single cycle, but may only receive one. For more information on the available opportunities, go to:

Out of State Opportunities

Metadata Librarian, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Academic Liaison Librarian for Agriculture and Natural Resources, U. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

University Library Residency Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: The expected start date is August 1, 2017. This is a 100%, twelve-month, non-tenure-system appointment for two years. Extended appointments will NOT be available.


The University Library Residency Program offers an entry-level librarian an opportunity to further their training and begin an exciting career in academic librarianship. The program supports the Library’s and the University’s commitment to achieving a culturally diverse faculty and provides the opportunity for a Resident to experience, over two years an area of librarianship and to develop a specialization.

The holistic experience, including professional travel and assigned time for scholarship, will give the Resident a competitive advantage in the search for a successive professional position.

The Resident will have the opportunity to serve in one or two functional areas, determined mutually by the Resident’s interests and the needs of the Libraries, and attend and become engaged in professional committees and organizations. In the second year, the Resident will also formulate the basis for a capstone project.

Calls for positions went out to the University Library with a deadline for position descriptions of January 31, 2016.

The Executive Committee of the Library will review applications and determine which positions will be offered by mid-February, with the goal of listing exact positions and descriptions by March 1, 2017. The Dean has committed to funding 4 positions for this first round of applications, so a minimum of 4 positions will be posted.

For more information on qualifications, how to apply etc. go to:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Media Center Specialist needed in Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Public Schools!

Under the direction of the Building Principal, the Library Media Specialist is responsible for planning, administering and implementing the operations, procedures and routines of the media center. While specific duties and responsibilities will vary from building to building, the Media Center Specialist performs such tasks as managing and purchasing the collection of media materials, technology and equipment; teachers media literacy in print, digital and multimedia formats; collaborates and works with instructional staff in locating online and digital resources, books and materials to support the curriculum and/or co-teaching or collaborating on special student projects; coordinates and/or participates in the cataloging, classifying, and circulation of media materials; provides instructional, assistance and support in the use of technology, software, tools, and equipment within the media center. Develops and builds an effective media center website with links to media center learning (ie: research website, writing basics, etc…).

Out of State Opportunities

Archivist for Orange County Regional History, U. of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
Head of Collection Strategies Department, U. of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
Research Librarian for Student Success and Instruction, U. of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA

Thursday, January 19, 2017

PAID Staffing Strategy Evaluation Support Internship – Hennepin Co. Library

Title:    Staffing Strategy Evaluation Support Internship
Opening Date: December 9, 2016
Closing Date:  January 31, 2017
Job Type: Paid Internship ($19.53/hr)
Location: Main work location is at the Hennepin County Library – Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Drive., Minnetonka, with some work at other library locations within Hennepin County.

Out of State Opportunities

African and African American Studies Librarian, University of CA, Berkeley, CA
Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies Librarian/Research Specialist, University of CA, Berkeley, CA
Data Analytics Librarian, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
Coordinator of Reference Services & Emerging Technologies Librarian, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Temporary Project Archivist position with UMN Archives

Job Title: Library Associate 2 (Project Archivist)
Location: University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Bachelor's degree AND two (2) years of relevant experience
Demonstrated understanding of archival professional standards and procedures
Experience with managing spreadsheets
Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail

Out of State Opportunities

Metadata Librarian, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Residency Librarian, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows Applications due 1/27/17

Position(s): National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows

How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year

Fellowship: one-year with an optional second year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services

Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

When: September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018

Stipend: $53,435; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding

Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science

Deadline for applications: January 27, 2017

Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or


Library Internship 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      

Friday, January 13, 2017

LIS Student Publishing Opportunity

Public Services Quarterly's column, “Future Voices in Public Services,” is a forum for students in graduate library and information science programs to discuss key issues they see in academic library public services, to envision what they feel librarians in public service have to offer to academia, to tell us of their visions for the profession, or to tell us of research that is going on in library schools. We hope to provide fresh perspectives from those entering our field, in both the United States and other countries. Interested students of graduate library and information science programs are welcome to contact Miriam L. Matteson, “Future Voices” column editor, at Please note that students must be interested in ACADEMIC librarianship.
Please contact Miriam to send sample essays and more information.
Miriam Matteson, Column Editor
“Future Voices in Public Services,” Public Services Quarterly
Associate Professor
Kent State University
School of Library and Information Science
274 E. First Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

Out of State Opportunities

Humanities Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian), University at Buffalo, SUNY
Research and Education Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Teaching and Learning Librarian, Special Collections and Archives, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Enterprise Systems Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Web Systems Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Public Affairs Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries
Business Research Librarian, Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Open Positions with City of Minneapolis

The City of Minneapolis is currently accepting applications for two (2) full-time Records Management Specialists in the City Clerk’s Office Records and Information Management Division. The positions will focus on the maintenance and coordination of enterprise records management and transparency initiatives, including managing public records requests. Reporting to the City Records Manager, the incumbents will support City departments with training, technical assistance, and compliance with established policies and procedures.   


Taylor & Francis Group ER&L Student Travel Grant - deadline January 26!

This is a wonderful opportunity to attend the annual Electronic Resources & Libraries Conference in Austin, Texas!

We are pleased to announce that the Taylor & Francis Group is sponsoring travel grants for two students traveling to ER&L 2017 (April 2-5, 2017, in Austin, Texas). The travel grant includes conference registration, air travel costs, and housing totaling up to $2000 per winner. Applications are being accepted now and awards will be adjudicated by an ER&L volunteer committee.  Click for more information.

Out of State Opportunities

Processing Archivist, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Librarian, Valencia College, Orlando, FL

Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator position

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative and collaborative librarian to serve in a key role in scholarly communication and research services for engineering and the physical sciences.  This position will be part of the Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE) department, one of five units that comprise the University Libraries’ Research and Learning Division.  The position will report to the Physical Sciences and Engineering Director. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Media Center Support Paraprofessional with Heritage E-STEM Magnet School

Heritage E-STEM Magnet Middle School in West St. Paul, is looking to fill a position of Media Center Support Paraprofessional. It's a great job for getting experience in a school and has full benefits!

Mosaic Scholarship Announcement

The application period for the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2017.

Scholarly Communication Librarian and Research Services Coordinator for Physical Sciences & Engineering

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for an innovative and collaborative librarian to serve in a key role in scholarly communication and research services for engineering and the physical sciences.  We seek applicants who have a strong interest in emerging models for advancing the impact of research, possess subject expertise, technology skills, and an understanding of research processes in engineering and the physical sciences, and embrace lifelong learning.
For full description and qualifications, and to apply, click here

Out of State Opportunities

Barack Obama Presidential Museum Director, Chicago, IL
Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Monday, January 9, 2017

MLIS Bowling Mixer Monday, January 30, 2017

Roll into Spring!

The MLIS Program's Student Groups invite you to a Bowling Mixer for the LIS Community to be held 6-9 PM on Monday, January 30, 2017.

Where: Bowling Alley at University of St Thomas - Anderson Student Center 2115 Summit Avenue (corner of Summit and Cretin) Saint Paul, MN 55105.

This event seeks to bring together members of St. Kate's many active MLIS student groups, their local professional counterparts, and MLIS faculty and staff to facilitate stronger relationships between our organizations and the local LIS community. For details and to RSVP go to this eVite invitation.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Alvin Sherman Library is looking for a dynamic teen librarian!

ATTENTION recent/upcoming library school graduates -- this is an entry level position (Librarian I). Join a staff of Public Library Services librarians in sunny south Florida and help us provide exceptional services, resources and programs to our teen patrons. The Alvin Sherman Library at Nova Southeastern University is a unique joint-use facility offering traditional public library services enhanced with the academic resources of NSU. | Librarian I, Young Adult | Position Number: 996181

Paid Library Internship with Ecolab

Adecco is assisting a local leading company  who is  currently seeking a library intern for the corporate RDE library in Eagan, MN. This is a great opportunity for a student interested in archives and special libraries to gain hands-on, corporate library experience. A large portion of time will be spent on processing historical items for our archives. Student must be enrolled in or have completed a cataloging course to apply.  If you meet the qualifications listed below Apply Now!


Out of State Opportunity

Library Regional Manager, Yolo County Library, West Sacramento, CA

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Document Delivery Specialist with Medtronic

The Medtronic Knowledge Center, located at our operational headquarters in Fridley Minnesota, is looking for someone to deliver electronic literature to employees.  This is a temporary, part time (approximately 20 hours per week), competitively paid position requiring availability during the M- F workday, starting in January 2017. This is a great opportunity to gain library experience in a corporate knowledge center. For more information, or to submit your resume, please contact Tracy Harmon at or call 763.505.3261.

Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship Applications

Midwest Archives Conference (MAC) is accepting applications for 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. 

Volunteer with the Harvest Network of Schools

The Mastery school is looking for a volunteer for our new library.  We are seeking someone to set up our Dewey Decimal System and help with the organization of our books that have been donated.  We are also seeking volunteers to come in and read to students on occasion and help with checking out books weekly.  Interested volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer form and pass a criminal background check.  If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Marquita Butler, the Director of Partnerships at the Harvest Network of Schools at or 612-998-8130.

Longwood Gardens Library and Archives Internship

MLS (or equivalent) student or recent graduate to gain experience in the operations and management of a special library and institutional archives.

Interns work in each section of the unit—Library, Digital Gallery, and Archives—to develop projects aimed at furthering the professional interests of the student while working to achieve unit strategic goals. This is a full-time, 12-month position.
The program is open to current college students and individuals who have graduated within the past year and are legally able to work in the United States. All interns must have a valid driver's license. International students may visit Longwood's International Internship and Training Program.
Completed applications must be received by February 1 for May and June start dates and by May 1 for September start date.

Out of State Opportunities

Reference Services & Instruction Librarian, University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign
Southern California Studies Specialist, U. of Southern California
Digital Initiatives Librarian, Atlanta University Center, Atlanta, GA

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Smithsonian Summer 2017 Internships

Now is the prime time to apply for Summer 2017 Internships. Check out this announcement from the Smithsonian about three special project internships. Deadline to apply is January 29.