Friday, February 15, 2008

Volunteer opportunities at the Minnesota Children's Museum

The Minnesota Children's Museum has a number of summer volunteer and internship opportunities available. You can see the full listing at:

Listed internships that could be appropriate for graduates and students in our LIT program would be:

Access® Database – Build two new databases from the ground up. One will be designed for visitor comment tracking and the other for tracking staff and volunteer training.

This one is all about knowledge management, database construction and function, and meeting user needs. A good fit for someone with a tech services orientation.

Community Partnerships – Help build collaboration between the Museum and our community partners.

Great opportunity to get to know some of the community organizations that would also work with libraries. If you're thinking about public libraries, this would be a good choice.

Corporate Fundraising – Research fundraising opportunities, assist in Raiser’s Edge database management and assist with grant proposals.

Knowledge of fundraising and grant writing can only help in today's library climate.

Marketing – Conduct research and assist with news releases and media relations.

"Conduct research..." Need I say more?

Temporary Position at Faegre & Benson LLP

Position Title: Research Resources Specialist

Faegre & Benson, LLP, Minnesota's largest law firm, has a new temporary position with our Information Resources team. We anticipate this position lasting between 8 to 9 months and working 30 hours per week. This position is responsible for supporting the electronic resources which are managed by Information Resources, along with creating and updating documentation for these resources and applications. The Resource Support Specialist will also be responsible for the coordination of projects relating to electronic resource access changes.

Our ideal candidate will have an interest and/or experience in electronic libraries and librarianship, strong organization skills, excellent documentation skills, the ability to communicate effectively with all types of individuals, and possess a solid service orientation.
In addition, candidates must have demonstrated proficiency in standard PC applications, have the ability to learn new technologies, and be able to pay meticulous attention to details.

Faegre & Benson LLP offers a professional work environment and competitive wages. For additional information about Faegre & Benson or to apply on-line, visit our web site at You may also send your resume and salary requirements to:

Faegre & Benson LLP
ATTN: Human Resources
2200 Wells Fargo Center
90 South Seventh Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

or fax to 612-766-1763, or email them to EOE.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Macalester College Acquisitions Assistant - Temporary

Macalester College's DeWitt Wallace Library welcomes applications and suggested candidates for a Temporary Acquisitions Assistant. This is a temporary position to assist in end-of-year processing for books, videos, and other formats.

The position starts immediately and goes through May 31, 2008. We look forward to hearing from you! Apply Online.

Angi Faiks
Associate Library Director,
Collection Management
Dewitt Wallace Library
Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105