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Monday, February 27, 2017

Student Stipend to Attend the 2017 SLA conference


2017 Student Stipend Award (Apply by March 1st!)                               

The Special Libraries Association Business & Finance Division invites applications for the 2017 Student Stipend Award. This award of $1,000 helps to cover expenses to attend the SLA Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ, June 16-20, 2017. The Division will select one student for the award.

Applicants must be members of the Business & Finance Division.

Applications should be sent electronically to Professional Grants and Student Stipends Chair, Kathleen Berger, at by March 1, 2017.

For more information, visit the Business & Finance Division Awards site for a description and link to the applications.

Friday, February 24, 2017

9th QQML 2017 Call for papers

9th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries is beinh held in Limerick, Ireland, on 23‐26 May 2017. They are having a call for papers for the following topics.

Registration for the 32nd annual NASIG Conference is open

Registration for the 32nd annual NASIG Conference is open. In order to get the member rate, you must login on the NASIG website prior to registering for the conference.
In order to avoid selling out our block of conference rate hotel rooms, the link to reserve a hotel room at the Westin is tied to registration for the first three weeks. After you register for the conference, you will receive a link to the conference rate at the Westin in your confirmation email. This is the first time we’ve implemented this policy, and we know that some of you may have concerns and questions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification. We can’t promise an immediate reply, but we will answer your questions as soon as we can.
There are some extra event options for attendees that can be included in your registration or paid separately through a second “registration” if your institution requires that. These need to be purchased in advance of the conference, and will not be available on-site:

  • Indianapolis Indians game – reserved block of seats for $14 ea.
  • Dallara IndyCar Factory opening reception – framed photo with a show car with the NASIG logo for $10 ea.
  • Dallara IndyCar Factory opening reception – street legal race car ride for $20 ea. (limited availability)
We are excited to welcome you to the NASIG 2017 conference, featuring speakers Dr. Michel Dumontier, April Hathcock, and Carol Tilley, as well as a wide range of discussions on topics about the information resources lifecycle! NASIG has been and continues to be a top-notch opportunity for networking and continuing education for professionals across all aspects of scholarly communications, electronic resources, and serials.
There is a special student rate - see the following link for details on the rates:

Two Positions Available at Concordia College Moorhead

First Year Experience (FYE) Librarian
The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library at Concordia College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for the position of First Year Experience (FYE) Librarian to begin August 2017. The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library is a teaching library where all of its librarians are engaged in library instruction and information literacy skill development. As the college makes strategic investments in integrative learning, digital scholarship, and readiness for life after college, this reconfigured position will add to our existing personnel who focus on teaching and learning. The FYE Librarian will coordinate an established, successful first year program, collaborating with other librarians and staff to pursue strategic priorities of the library and the college.
For more information and to apply, please visit:

Curriculum Center Librarian
The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library at Concordia College seeks an innovative librarian interested in collaboration with faculty and students in education and other academic departments to begin August 2017. The Carl B. Ylvisaker Library is a teaching library closely engaged with campus curricula and programs. The Curriculum Center Librarian will provide 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. The successful candidate for this position will join a college community committed to integrative learning and responsible engagement in the world as well as a vibrant regional education community that includes five higher education institutions and four area school districts.
For more information and to apply, please visit:

Thursday, February 23, 2017

James J. Hill Library Services Internship

Organization Overview:
The James J. Hill Center is a nonprofit business reference library located in downtown St. Paul. We are dedicated to continuing the legacy of one of America’s finest entrepreneurs by creating a gathering place where ideas are shared and put forth that contributes to the economic value of our community.

The Hill continues to serve as a trusted resource for entrepreneurs who need relevant and current information to grow their businesses. We offer individualized services at each stage of business development: exploration, launch, growth, management, and maturation. In addition, we have partnered with other cultural organizations to host concerts, book readings, lectures, and art exhibits.

Internship Opportunity:
We are looking for a current MLIS student or recent graduate to join our staff as an intern. While the internship is unpaid, our library is unique and can offer you the opportunity to learn a diverse set of skills. The Hill Center library is a special collection, a scholarly reference library, and a library that is open to the public, a rare combination. The collection also contains a variety of materials that will allow you to work with current, state-of the-art databases, alongside older archival materials of historic importance. The ideal candidate is passionate about library service and excited by the possibilities this library has to offer.

Click on Read More to see responsibilities, qualifications and how to apply.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Call for Participation MLIS Student Poster Fair

Students in the MLIS/SLMS Program are invited to participate in the MLIS Student Poster Fair on the evening of Monday, April 24, 2017 as part of the 2017 MLIS Annual Summit. The Poster Fair will showcase student activities/projects/papers etc. for the past two years. The first 10 participants to sign up will receive a free foam poster board. For more information go to the online registration form.

ARMA International Educational Foundation Scholarships

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is excited to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in graduate-level education programs.
This year, the Foundation will be offering three scholarships in the amount of $2,000 (one award) and $1,000 (two awards).
These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.
The application deadline is March 31, 2017.
For more information and the application, please visit:

SEI 2017 Scholarship

The Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) and the Visual Resources Association Foundation (VRAF) are excited that the Samuel H. Kress Foundation has generously agreed to sponsor six scholarships for SEI 2017, which will be held June 6-9, 2017, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Advocate for your profession, grow in your skill set, network with colleagues around the nation, gather in the Research Triangle!

For more information about the instructors, curriculum, and to REGISTER, visit:

Social Sciences and Professional Programs Department Director

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus Libraries seeks a forward-looking and creative academic professional to develop a shared vision of library programs and resources to meet the needs of the University’s social sciences and professional programs.

Associate Librarian and Specialist Positions at Hennepin County Libraries

Hennepin County Libraries has job openings for Associate Librarians and Specialists at various locations around the county. 
They will be accepting application for Associate Librarians from February 21st-28th.
Then they will be accepting application for Specialists from March 8-13th. 

Out of State Opportunities

Metadata and Cataloging Librarian, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
Fine and Performing Arts Librarian, California State University, Sacramento, CA
Library Electronic Resource Management Coordinator,  California State University, Bakersfield, CA

Friday, February 17, 2017

Deputy Director Position, Saint Paul Public Library

The City of Saint Paul is currently accepting applications for the Deputy Director of the Saint Paul Public Library Agency. Deadline for Applications is Friday, March 10, 2017. See full description:

Movie Screening Night, Monday, March 6, 2017

St. Kate's SAA Student Chapter is proud to invite everyone to its Censorship: Then Is Now movie event.

We'll be screening the little-known 1956 drama Storm Center, featuring Bette Davis as a small town librarian who is shunned by her community after she refuses to remove offensive material from the local library. Storm Center was one of the first Hollywood films to explicitly criticize McCarthyism, and its themes and principles still hold an apt resonance for today's librarians.

Please join us at the Visual Arts Building located on the north side of the Quad on Monday, March 6th, at 6:30pm. Popcorn, drinks, and prizes will be provided.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Paid Internship with Bibliotheca

Cloud Library Internship Position – Bibliotheca
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.

This is an up to 20 hours per week Paid Internship position – Bibliotheca would like a 12 month commitment from the intern so that they receive the most from the program.
Compensation $15/hr

Customer Account Manager

Bibliotheca, a company that is dedicated to the development of solutions that help sustain and grow libraries around the world, is hiring for a full time Customer Account Manager at their Oakdale location. 

25th Annual Hubbs Childrenʹs Literature Conference!

Thereʹs still time to register for the 25th Annual Hubbs Childrenʹs Literature
When: Saturday, February 18; 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Thornton Auditorium, University of St. Thomas (Minneapolis Campus)
Cost: $20 students; $60 general admission (Buffet lunch and parking included in
Designed for anyone interested in the use of quality childrenʹs literature in schools and communities.

Travel Funding Available to attend DPLAfest 2017

At DPLA, it is very important to us that DPLAfest bring together a broad array of
professionals and advocates who care about access to culture to discuss everything
from technology and open access to copyright, public engagement, and education.
We celebrate the diversity of our DPLA community of partners and users and want to
ensure that these perspectives are represented at DPLAfest, which is why we are
thrilled to announce three fully funded travel awards to attend DPLAfest 2017.

Out of State Opportunities

Assistant Library Director, South Pasadena Public Library, South Pasadena, CA
User Experience Manager, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
Instruction & Scholarly Communications Librarian,University of North Alabama, Florence, AL
Preservation Field Officer, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Chicago, IL

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Out of State Opportunities

Teen Services Librarian, South Hill Pierce County Library, South Hill, WA
Teen Services Librarian, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY 
Teen Lead Librarian,  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library at ImaginOn, Charlotte, NC
Senior Library Assistant,  Charlotte Mecklenburg Library at ImaginOn, Charlotte, NC

Monday, February 13, 2017

Volunteer Archivist/Curator Needed for Submarine Museum

Minnesota Submarine League is looking for an Archivist/Curator to help catalog, preserve, and archive Submarine artifacts, in addition to preparing exhibits for Minnesota Submarine League.  Minnesota Submarine League is creating Minnesota’s only Submarine Museum dedicated to Minnesota’s Name sake Submarines (USS Minneapolis – St. Paul SSN 708 and USS Minnesota SSN 783).  It will occupy a portion of the interim AirSpace Minnesota Museum at Flying Cloud Airport, with a future permanent location at Ft. Snelling.
What’s in it for you?
•MS Design Project
•SERIOUS Bragging rights!  Be the curator for Minnesota’s first and only Submarine Museum!  When completed, this Museum and Memorial complex will be located on the Ft. Snelling grounds adjacent to the MSP International Airport.  
•Real world experience.This is a one of a kind real world project with real history and purpose.
•Resume Meat.Use the experience you get on this project as a lever to get you into the best job that will jump start your career.
Be a key part of one of Minnesota’s most significant future landmarks.  The project needs to start right away, so don’t delay.  More details at

Tom Wiesen

SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship
Awarded since December 2011, the SALALM Scholarship was established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies academic librarianship.
Beginning with the fall 2014 competition, a conference travel award of up to $1500 will be given to a master’s student in an ALA-accredited library and information science or archival studies program to defray the costs of attending the SALALM annual conference. The next conference will be May 20-24, 2017, hosted by the University of Michigan.
Who Should Apply:
Applicants able to demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, or their diaspora, or Iberia, and who have career aspirations involving service to academic users seeking information about or researching topics involving the Latin American, Caribbean, or Iberian regions are encouraged to apply.
Interest may be demonstrated through previous work, internships, undergraduate or graduate-level study, involvement through volunteer programs with governmental, non-governmental, or private sector organizations, and research and publication on topics relevant to the area. Competency in one of the area’s major languages is highly important.
Applicants must be master’s degree candidates in ALA-accredited programs in library science, information science, or archival studies (with equivalent accreditation where applicable) in the United States or Canada. Applicants must have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study, and recipients must be enrolled students at the time the award is made. Anyone having received this scholarship in previous years or a travel grant from SALALM is not eligible to apply.

Paid Summer Internship at UNC Charlotte Atkins Library

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program. Applications submitted by Tuesday, February 21 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library. The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week summer residential fellowship for students at the mid-point of their
Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program. It is designed to provide each Fellow who participates with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high level of independence and creativity, while also supporting Atkins Library's mission, goals, and initiatives. 

Friday, February 10, 2017

2018-2019 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Competition

The 2018-2019 Competition is Now Open!
Applications are now being accepted to teach or research in over 125 countries through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. Fulbright continues to offer Flex Awards, which allow grantees to complete a grant in two or three shorter segments. Fulbright also offers opportunities for multi-country grants through enhanced global and regional awards, including the Fulbright Global
Scholar Award.

Library Intern in China

Are you a library student looking for a unique opportunity to work in an international school library? Dulwich College Suzhou in China is looking for a new library intern for the 2017-2018 school year. The 2017-2018 school will be the fourth year we have offered the intern program, which has enabled both of our previous library interns to transition into their own international school libraries.

ELM Expo

The Elm Expo will be taking place. Here are the details:
Saturday, March 11
Mounds View High School
1900 Lake Valentine Road
Arden Hills MN
$25 (includes morning snack & lunch)
Everyone is welcome, but enrollment is limited.

Hands-on & Up-Close with the ELM Databases
  • This “mini-ELM Expo” will focus on a subset of the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). ELM is an outstanding suite of databases available to all Minnesotans.
  • Join us to learn more about Learning Express, EBooks MN, & special
    features of ELM databases.
  • Learn with the experts how to search, save, & share your results. Take home tips on how to teach the databases to users. Computers available, but feel free to bring your own laptop or tablet to personalize your learning.
All experience levels welcome; expert or novice, there will be something for you to learn.

Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience

You Can Earn a Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience
Applications for the first cohort of Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Youth Experience  offered by the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland are open and will close on February 17, 2017. This online post-Masters certificate will give youth service librarians the skills they need to integrate the latest research on learning, technology, community partnerships and design thinking into their practice with youth ages 0-18. Substantial tuition support is available through the Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the certificate and the application process is available on the Youth Experience website. For more information, contact the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland.

Out of State Opportunities

3630 Librarian I, San Francisco Department of Human Resources, San Francisco, CA
Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Thursday, February 9, 2017

American Craft Council Summer Internship

2017 Paid Summer Internship: The American Craft Council has opening for paid summer intern in its Library and Archives department. Deadline to apply, March 15, 2017. See info at:

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2016-2017 Annual Awards for Research and Creative Work

Sponsored by the Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women

Five separate awards of $800 and a certificate are available to:
·         undergraduate students enrolled during all or part of the 2016-2017 academic year in a St. Catherine University program on either campus;

·         graduate students enrolled during all or part of the 2016-2017 academic year in a St. Catherine University program on either campus;

·         faculty or staff members currently employed by the University;

·         alumnae/i who graduated in May 2016 or earlier;

·         collaborative: (a) across award categories 1-4 (e.g. SCU undergraduate student/SCU faculty) or (b) with a collaborator outside SCU (e.g. community partner). 

Out of State Opportunities

Adult Teen and Services Librarian, Fort Dodge Public Library, Fort Dodge, IA
Youth Services Librarian, West Slope Community Library, Hillsboro, OR
Online Learning Assistant, American Library Association, Chicago, IL 
Network Administrator, Black Gold Cooperative Library System, Arroyo Grande, CA 
Assistant Program Director & Health Sciences Librarian, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
Head of Science Librarian, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 
Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Librarian, Valencia College, Orlando, FL 
Community Library Manager,  Broward County Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

There are two MLIS Graduate Assistantship opportunities for Spring 2017. They are 
with Dr. Kyunghye Yoon and Dr. Joyce Yukawa. Graduate Assistantship opportunities for the Spring 2017 semester will be open to students currently enrolled in the St. Catherine University MLIS program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Assistantships are awarded for one semester and require a commitment of up to ten hours per week up to $1800/semester.
Deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 28, 2017 or open until filled. Students should apply by email with the subject line: “MLIS GA.” Required is a cover letter, resume, and unofficial transcript from Kateway.
General Requirements:
· Must have completed LIS 7010.
· Must have taken or currently be enrolled in LIS 7030 and/or LIS 7040.
· Must abide by departmental policies and student employment policies in the Student Employment Handbook.
· Must be able to meet face-to-face with supervisor for regular updates on progress made toward assignment tasks.

Apply by emailing a cover letter, resume and unofficial transcript from Kateway, to the faculty.
If there are any questions, or you want to apply send an email to either or

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

2017 RBMS Conference Scholarship

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize first-time conference attendance by professional librarians, qualified paraprofessionals, and students.

RBMS is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2017 RBMS Conference, to be held in Iowa City, Iowa, from June 20-23, 2017. The deadline to apply is March 31, 2017, and applicants will be notified on or before April 21, 2017. Please see the RBMS Conference website for more details and to apply:

Monday, February 6, 2017

2016-2017 Annual Awards for Research and Creative Work

Are you especially proud of a research paper or creative work you completed within the past three years?

Does that work focus on women, gender, or issues relevant to diverse women's status or concerns? If yes, than submit your work today!

Five separate awards of $800 are available to St. Kate’s:

  •          undergraduate students;
  •          graduate students;
  •          faculty/staff members;
  •          alumnae/i; and
  •          collaborative teams.

 Submissions are due by 4 p.m., Friday, March 3, 2017.

For more information, call the Center for Women at 651-690-6783 or e-mail us

Save the date!   Awards will be presented at the Center's Annual Awards Celebration Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 4 to 6:30 p.m., Rauenhorst Ballroom, St. Paul campus.

Beta Phi Mu 4th Annual MLIS Research Paper Award!

Win $100 Visa GiftCard

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017

About this Award

St. Kate’s MLIS students do outstanding work each semester. The Beta Phi Mu honor
society would like to recognize the quality of students’ written work with an award
for an exceptional paper written by an MLIS student.
Beta Phi Mu is a national organization ‘founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians
and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among
library and information studies students.” The local chapter, Beta Beta Xi, was
founded after ALA accreditation was granted to the MLIS program at St. Kate’s. Beta
Beta Xi’s membership includes local library professionals, MLIS department faculty,
and alumni of the MLIS program – go to to learn more about

the organization.