Friday, September 5, 2014

Getting to Know You: a Library Information Technology Student Survey

The instructors of the MCTC Library Information Technoogy program would like to get to know our current students better.  We've constructed a survey to gather some important information about you.  If you are pursuing a LIT certificate or degree please take the following survey:

Thanks for your consideration!
LIT Instructors

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MN Job Posting: Copy Cataloging and Digital Services Coordinator

Copy Cataloging and Digital Services Coordinator 
Saint Catherine University  

St. Catherine University, St. Paul campus, invites applications for a Copy Cataloging and Digital Services Coordinator to be responsible for the cataloging of the collection for both campus libraries. Cataloging: Cataloging for print and digital collections in CLICnet, WorldCat, and Digital Commons. Oversees the copy cataloging functions of the department staff and students. Creates standards, guidelines, and provides support to others in the department. Performs batch loads of records as needed. Digital Collections: Manages and maintains collections, series, and resources in the Digital Commons repository, Sophia. This position will input resources into the repository. This position is .75 FTE – 30 hours/week.

• Catalog of print, media, and electronic resources; includes batch-loading projects, retrospective work, and authority work.
• Prepare and maintain documentation of workflow, procedures, and guidelines for copy cataloging
• Stay abreast of issues, trends, changes, and innovations in the field of cataloging, metadata, institutional repositories
• Create metadata templates, organize series of records, and provide proper metadata to ensure universal discoverability of the research and creative works of the St. Catherine University community
• Supervise student assistants in cataloging and collection support tasks. Includes training in cataloging systems, institutional repository software, and digitization.

Required qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Experience and skill in cataloging and information organization.
• Supervisory experience.
• Advanced computer skills and experience with library tools and systems (e.g., discovery services).
• Excellent analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
• Ability to plan, coordinate, and provide leadership in the implementation of projects.
• Ability to work productively and collaboratively with a wide variety of library staff and users.
• Ability to work independently with precision, accuracy, efficiency, and appropriate attention to detail.
• Flexibility, vision, and the ability to thrive in a changing academic and library environment.
• The successful candidate must have the ability to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, in a manner that affirms the worth and preserves the dignity of individuals, families and communities.

Preferred qualifications:
• Experience with digital collection services and resources, integrated library systems.
• Knowledge of institutional repository systems (particularly bepress’ Digital Commons).
• Some cataloging coursework completed.

To apply: Please go to the St. Catherine University Employment Site to electronically apply for this position. Website link is: Applicants may also visit the St. Catherine University Human Resources office to submit an electronic application. We are located in Derham Hall, Room 8. Review of applications will begin August 22, 2014.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
EEO/AA/Drug Free Workplace Employer
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Monday, July 14, 2014

MN Job Posting: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The University of St. Thomas Libraries announces an opening for a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian I.

This position supports the educational and research missions of the University by organizing, cataloging, classifying, and creating metadata for University resources in local and national databases and institutional repositories.  The Cataloger will be:
·         Expected to follow best practices in the creation, enhancement, maintenance, and management of cataloging data and metadata that describe these resources, regardless of format;
·         Have strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and a user-focused commitment;
·         Required to maintain effective relationships with diverse constituencies of university faculty, students, staff, and consortial colleagues in an environment of rapid technological change. 
Primary duties include:
·         Selecting, enhancing, creating, uploading, and maintaining metadata for university resources in all formats in local and national catalogs, institutional repositories, and databases following national standards and local practices;
·         Participating in database management and quality control ensuring the integrity, accuracy and usefulness of the CLICnet catalog and other metadata repositories;
·         Participating in, supporting, and implementing the development of local and consortia-wide cataloging/metadata policies and standards.

Education and Experience:  The best qualified candidates will have an MLS from an accredited library school and at least one year of library experience.   Applicants with a BA/BS and 7 years relevant library experience also may be considered.  Academic library experience as well as familiarity with cataloging non-print materials are preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities desired:
·         Basic understanding of academic libraries;
·         Ability to apply thoughtful and intellectually rigorous processes to cataloging and the application of metadata;
·         Ability to interpret and apply international standards as well as professional judgment;
·         The cataloger should understand:
o   information-seeking behaviors of library users;
o   content and format of information resources;
o   database structures;
o   technical parameters and features of online catalog systems;
o   principles of the organization of information and knowledge;
o   national standards for content and format of catalog/metadata records;
o   principles of resource description and retrieval.

Inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

To apply, submit an online application.  Include a cover letter and resume that you may upload at the time of application.
Starts:  September 1st (flexible)
Apply by:  Open until filled.

MN Job Posting: Library Assistant @ U of MN

Department: Minitex

(4996) - Library Assistant 2
Full Time:  100% Continuing

Number of Opening: 1

Requisition Number: 192258

Date Job Posted: 07/14/2014
Date Internal Applicants Must Apply By: 

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

MN Job Posting: Library Technician

Minnesota State University Moorhead is currently searching for a Library Technician classified position which is open  to the General Public for application.  This position will  supervise and maintain services and operations of the circulation and reserve desks and provide secretarial assistance for the Public Services Librarian.

For more information and/or to apply: submit a resume through the State of Minnesota’s online employment site at then click on Search for a Job (upper right).  The posting number for this vacancy is14MNSC000317

If there are questions, please contact Nancy Kruse, or call (218) 477-2183 or (218) 477-2157. Applications are being accepted through July 16, 2014.