Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Library Technology Conference Scholarships

A limited number of scholarship opportunities are offered for those who wish to attend the Library Technology Conference (March 16 - 17, 2016). Each scholarship will cover conference registration (either single day or full 2-day registration fees), as well as one night lodging at one of the conference hotels for those traveling to the conference from outside the 7-county Twin Cities metro area.

Find the application and learn more about eligibility at http://libtechconf.org/scholarships.

DEADLINE: All scholarship applications must be received no later than Monday, November 30, 2015. Any application received after this date will not be considered.

March 16-17, 2016
Macalester College
St. Paul, MN

Questions? Contact Library Technology Conference.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Student Success Day November 10th!

Come to MCTC Tuesday, November 10 for Student Success Day and a STEM Fair! This is a fun day to learn skills for classroom success, plan for graduation or transfer and get prepared for an exciting career! The STEM fair will offer exhibits, demonstrations, advising and great experiences!

Student Success Day and STEM Fair Information (you'll need to login with your Star ID)

The MCTC Library will offer two morning sessions for students (10 and 11 a.m.) and two afternoon sessions for faculty (1:30 and 2:30 p.m.), which will be a meet ‘n’ greet style open house with librarians. Click here for a flier with more information.

We hope to see you here at MCTC!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

New History Articulation for MCTC’s LIT Program

The Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library Information Technology Program is excited to announce a new articulation agreement with the Metropolitan State University History Program.  Library Information Technology students who complete the Library Information Technology AAS can transfer into the Metropolitan State University History BA and begin as juniors.
This pathway is available to Library Information Technology students interested in taking their degree further.  A collegiate study of history can lead to many career options.  The practice of law, political activity, policy studies, archival science, library science and museum work are careers that commonly follow this pathway.
Students who want to pursue transfer to Metropolitan State should meet with an academic advisor to select coursework that prepares them for a transfer.  The Library Information Technology academic advisor is Laura Hanstad. 612.659.6139 laura.hanstad@minneapolis.edu
Students who are interested but unsure about this course of study can speak with Library Information Technology faculty Tom Eland. 612-659-6286 thomas.eland@minneapolis.edu

Saturday, September 5, 2015

LIBT 2900: Library and Information Agencies Internships

Planning on doing a Library or Information Agency Internship? Be sure to plan ahead, and talk to the LIT internship coordinator prior to the start of the class!

If you are nearing the completion of the LIT program, and are planning to enroll in LIBT 2900: Library and Information Agencies Internship course, please contact the LIT internship coordinator to discuss the preparatory work you are each responsible for prior to the start of the course.

Spring 2016 LIT Internship Coordinator is Bill Vann
, who can be reached via email at: William.Vann(at)minneapolis.edu

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Job Posting: MCTC Library Workstudy

Minneapolis Community & Technical College Library Workstudy

Posting dates: August 13 – August 23, 2015

The library is currently hiring students with strong communication and computer skills. Please submit your resumes through the MCTC Job Bank . You will be notified if selected for an interview.

MCTC Library
Address: 1501 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403
Email: circdesk@minneapolis.edu
Phone: 6126596290

Application Instructions
Please submit apply through the MCTC JobBank or email resume to circdesk@minneapolis.edu

Scope of work: 

Students are typically assigned to perform the following:
● Service desk assistance to students, faculty and staff
○ Check material in and out
○ Help with basic printing, copying and technical support
○ Answer questions
● Collection and library maintenance
○ Shelve books
○ Inventory collection
○ Clean
● Technical services
○ Process new books and other collection materials
○ Update or withdraw currently owned items

Preferred qualifications:
We will most seriously consider students with any of the following:
● Ability to work morning, weekend, and/or evening shifts
● Customer service experience
● Ability to effectively use modern computer applications
● Previous employment in libraries or other information agencies
● Enrollment or completion of INFS 1000

About workstudy
MCTC's work study program provides you with opportunities to earn money to help with the cost of your education while learning valuable workplace skills. Most students are eligible for student employment through the work study program. The maximum award permits students to work 20 hours per week. Awards vary based on individual circumstances.