Friday, February 17, 2017

Save the Date: Annual MLIS Summit

St. Catherine University's Masters of Library and Information Science program has invited LIT students and alum to their 2017 Annual MLIS Summit to be held on Monday, April 24, 2017, 5-8 PM, Rauenhorst Ballroom, 3rd Floor, CdC Building, St. Catherine University.

Plans are underway for our annual gathering of stakeholders that includes students (prospective and current), faculty, staff, administration, alums, MLIS Advisory Board, LIS professionals, and friends of the program.

This year the Summit will include the biennial LIS Professional Associations Fair during the first hour. Other details about the evening's activities and program will be forthcoming.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

February 2017 - Bill's Jobs List!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Information Commons Specialists Positions @ Metropolitan State University

Metropolitan State University is hiring two (2) Information Commons Specialists to work in the lab at Library and Learning Center.

For the position description and application information, please see the following:

Monday, December 5, 2016

Job: Library Workstudy at MCTC Library

Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Job Description and Employment Information

SUPERVISOR: Chuck Paulson
PHONE: (612) 659 - 6290
LOCATION: Whitney Hall, Library
JOB TITLE: Library Student Employee

LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT: Academic Year 2016-2017. (Length of employment determined by Student Employment authorization)


REQUIRED HOURS:The library is open 8am-10pm Monday – Thursday, 8am-6pm Friday, and 9am-4pm Saturday. Work hours will decided by availability and the staffing needs of the library.  

PURPOSE OF JOB: To assist the MCTC community in accessing the library’s collection through the use of library tools, and to help maintain the findability of the library’s collection.

Library work-study students are typically assigned to perform the following tasks:
  • Service desk assistance to students, faculty and staff
    • Check material in and out
    • Introductory help with searching the library catalog.
    • Help with basic printing, copying and technical support
  • Collection and library maintenance
    • Shelve books
    • Inventory collection
    • Clean
  • Technical services
    • Process new books and other collection materials
    • Update or withdraw currently owned items
Additional library projects and tasks will also be assigned as needed.

We will most seriously consider students with the following:
  • Experience with tutoring, especially in areas related to ITEC or BTEC
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to effectively use modern computer applications, including search engines, the library catalog, e-mail, and MS Office.
  • Previous employment in libraries or other information agencies.
  • Enrollment or completion of INFS 1000.

  • Student worker will develop  Communication and Interpersonal   skills when staffing the service desks assisting students, faculty, and staff with access to materials as well as daily interactions with library staff.
  • Student worker will develop Technical skills when assisting patrons with troubleshooting problems  involving  computer applications such as MS Office, with printing issues, and while working daily with library software.
  • Student worker will develop Research skills when using the library catalog on a daily basis to search for materials for members of the MCTC community.