Wednesday, December 22, 2010

MN Internship Posting: Bindery/Preservation

Salary: See Position Description

OPENING DATE: 12/20/10

CLOSING DATE: 01/18/11 5:00 PM Central Time

JOB TYPE: Internship

LOCATION: Minneapolis Central Library, Minnesota



Library Bindery/Preservation Internship
Hennepin County Library

The Bindery/Preservation department with Hennepin C
ounty Library plays a vital role in ensuring the long-term viability of the Library’s print collections through repair and restoration measures, book binding, preservation photocopy, and other preservation methods. The Bindery/Preservation department also performs a consulting and educational function for staff on preservation matters.

One semester, 4 to 8 hours per week, January 2011 to May 2011

This is an unpaid position which could be for college credit or work experience

Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

Application Deadline:
January 18, 2011

Duties may include the following:

· Preservation bookbinding

· Construction of preservation enclosures for library materials

· Simple mending of library materials

· General processing of library materials including some clerical work

Candidate must have attention to detail and good manual dexterity.
Coursework and/or experience in book preservation helpful but not necessary.
Candidate has not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past.

To Apply and For Questions:
Submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship to:

Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library
- Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305
(952) 847-8579

If you plan on submitting your resume for this position, please take a moment to click on the link below to provide us with additional applicant information.

Click here to supply additional applicant information.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

ALA LSSIRT Newsletter

The December 2010 LSSIRT newsletter is now available!

What will I learn in this issue of the LSSIRT newsletter:

1. The deadline to nominate yourself or a library colleague for Library Journal’s 12th annual Paraprofessional of the Year award.

2. When is the LSSSIRT meeting during ALA San Diego Midwinter conference?

3. What are the Top 10 reasons to join ALA and LSSIRT?

4. How much does it cost to subscribe to ALA-APA’s Library Worklife: HR E-News for Today’s Leaders?

5. Which state and regions have certification requirements for library support staff?

You can access our archive of all our newsletters on our ALA LSSIRT website

MN Job Posting - Macalester College

Here's a good example of a job that isn't a "library" job, but for which our program experiences and eduction could be a good fit.

Find online at:

Technology and Operations Coordinator

Department: Career Development Center
# of openings: 1
Appointment: Part Time - Regular
FLSA Classification: Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Annualized FTE: 0.57
Wage Information: To be determined based upon qualifications
Priority Date: 12/31/10
Location: Regular Jobs

Purpose of Position


1. Extensive computer experience, including database management, webpage management. Experience with Dreamweaver (or similar) software for web development/management required; familiar with social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn etc.). Experience with Access, Moodle a plus.
2. High school degree required; college degree preferred
3. Strong communication skills – written, personal, phone
4. Exceptional organizational ability and attention to detail
5. Minimum of 5 years experience in office operations and executive support, or related experience or BA with 1 + years office experience
6. Experience in working with college students a plus
7. Experience in event management


• Update current website and look for ways to continuously improve online department information
• Assist in development of CDC website to include more multi-media tools, resources
• Maintain social media communication tools - Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.
• Identify opportunities for the CDC to utilize technology in delivery of services
• Coordinate data loading for Simplicity recruiting tool and other web-based tools
• Responsible for training staff on technology tools

• Develop and generate computerized reports for various office systems (appointments, library resource materials, programs/workshops, registered alumni)
• Oversee file management and systems for CDC office including:
a) CDC Resource Library Materials – manage all orders, categorize, label, inventory and track all resource materials; maintain database of resources, develop and produce reports for staff;
b) Program/workshop attendance statistics – maintain database of CDC events, enter attendance statistics, develop and produce reports; create and update program calendar and manage room reservations.
c) Oversee the data entry of all counseling appointments, GRE score reports, fellowships, etc.
d) Coordinate surveys (graduation, one year out, workshop/event) to develop consistent evaluation tools for our office and assist with data input, analysis and report writing
e) Direct alumni information request process for office. Work collaboratively with College Advancement to generate alumni lists for career related requests. Train students, manage records, ensure appropriate use of confidential materials.

• Assist with budget (reconcile all expenses against cost center reports/transactions, request transfer of funds when appropriate); utilize Banner to keep close account of department budget/expenditures
• Purchasing (process and manage purchase requisitions, purchase orders, central stores orders, check requisitions, cash reimbursement, petty cash account, cash receipts and deposits)
• Manage inventory, order and stock all office supplies for CDC, Kagin Resource Center
• Manage office equipment (order office furniture/machines, maintain operation, schedule repairs, order supplies for copier, fax, printers, typewriters)
• Process work requests (physical plant, key orders, voice mail, computer accounts, business cards)
• Coordinate front desk – assist with training students on office procedures, program events, etc.
• Assist with printed material (develop, reproduce and maintain supply of office forms and information hand-out materials)
• Provide support for employer recruitment

• Assist in the planning of programs/workshops
• Provide department representation and support at major events
• Schedule room reservations
• Create and maintain yearly calendar
• Track attendance and produce reports for staff

5. OTHER 5%
• Participate in and contribute to overall Student Affairs activities, including such events as orientation and commencement
• Other projects/committees as initiated or assigned within the office, campus and community

The position will remain opened but only applicants received by 12/31/10 will be assured consideration. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US upon employment start date.


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MN Internship Posting: Outreach Services

OPENING DATE: 12/14/10
CLOSING DATE: 01/10/11 5:00 PM Central Time 

JOB TYPE: Internship 

LOCATION: Minnetonka, Minnesota

Library Outreach Services Internship
Hennepin County Library 
Outreach promotes the use of the library by the nontraditional or under-served user through the development and support of programs and services. 
The Outreach Department's goal is to bring the experience of the library and its resources to the community - in their homes, senior living facilities, rehabilitation centers, the correctional facilities of the county and through events held at the library.

One semester, 4 to 8 hours per week, January 2011 to May 2011. 

This is an unpaid position which could be for college credit or work experience.
Main work location is at the Ridgedale Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, with some work in Downtown Minneapolis at the Juvenile Detention Center, in Plymouth at the Adult Correctional Facility, and in Minnetonka at the County Home School.
Application Deadline: 
January 10, 2011 

Duties may include the following:
· Assist at outreach events aimed at first generation library users
· Assist in classifying / organizing Adult Correctional Facility collection
· Assist in compiling and analyzing data for Adult Correctional Facility programs and Deposit Collection booktalking program
· Assist in creating documents for use in Large Print book club kits, including writing book discussion questions
· Assist in implementation of resource workshops at Adult Correctional Facility
· Assist in the creation, implementation and evaluation of a reading interest survey for use with the Deposit Collection sites, at the Adult Correctional Facility, and at the County Home School
· Assist in weekly filling of information requests from Adult Correctional Facility
· Plan, develop, and implement a book discussion group at the Adult Correctional Facility (women's) and District 287 (teens)
· Plan, develop, and implement a project of interest related to Outreach

Candidate must currently be enrolled in a library program or a library school graduate. 
Candidate has not completed an internship with Hennepin County Library in the past. 

To Apply and For Questions: 
Submit a resume and brief cover letter outlining your qualifications for this internship to:

Barb McKenzie 
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale 
12601 Ridgedale Drive 
Minnetonka, MN 55305 
(952) 847-8579

For more information contact Patrick Jones at or (952) 847-8859.

MN Volunteer Posting: American Craft Council

The American Craft Council is currently looking for a handful of volunteers to help with clerical tasks (making labels, sorting files, mending, basic data entry). There may be an opportunity in the spring for 1-2 interns to assist with a more in-depth cataloging project involving digital images.

For a copy of a volunteer application/description- please contact:

Jessica Shaykett
American Craft Council
1224 Marshall Street NE, Suite 200
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Tel.: 612-206-3118
Fax: 612.355.2330

Monday, December 13, 2010

Minnesota Library Association Institute for Leadership Excellence

Jennifer Sippel, MCTC LIT faculty, was a MILE 2009 participant and has been instrumental in planning MILE 2011. Please feel free to contact her with questions about her experience or the institute in general at: 


MILE 2011: Emerging Leaders in Changing Times

The MILE 2011 journey takes place May 3rd-6th at Cragun’s Resort and Hotel on Gull Lake. MILE participants will learn about various leadership styles and perspectives. Emerging leaders will be encouraged to discover their strengths and set goals. Each MILE participant will be matched with a mentor who will provide guidance as the MILE participant strives to meet his or her professional goals during the 18 months following the MILE Retreat.

Cost: $200*
*Subject to change (lowered only). Scholarships may be available.
Complete the online application for MILE 2011 today!

Application deadline is January 18, 2011.
Questions should be sent to

Are you interested in becoming a mentor?
Please contact

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

What do you think... Paralibrarian?

Dear Fellow Paralibrarian,

Let's convince Library Journal that we are proud PARALIBRARIANS. Each year Library Journal honors a paralibrarian (support staff, paraprofessional librarian) with a wonderful award recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of a notable paralibrarian, and "three to watch". It's a wonderful award and opportunity to spread the message about paralibrarian careers and what can be done in librarianship with or without a masters degree.

The November issue of ALA Associates has wonderful articles and information on the nomination process.

I am asking you to support a name update, to bring the LJ award into the 21st century! When I read "Paraprofessional of the Year" I ask myself, paraprofessional what? It's a generic term. Para means to stand by and support. Paramedics and paralegals define the professional within their name. Paralibrarians are beginning to embrace that concept also.

Please send an email to one or all of the following people who are on the Library Journal award committee. Tell them you support the update from paraprofessional to PARALIBRARIAN of the Year. These are wonderful people who already advocate for paralibrarians and are eager to hear from us.

Please send your email today with a simple message:

John Berry

Rebecca Miller Brian Kenney, LJ editorial director

As a Paralibrarian/Librarian, I support an update of the name of the Library Journal Award to "Paralibrarian of the Year". I applaud Library Journal for honoring paralibrarians, and hope the cover of the March 1, 2011 issue features an accomplished person with the recognition: Library Journal 2011 Paralibrarian of the Year.


Feel free to add your personal message too.



Allison Sloan
Senior Library Associate
Reading Public Library
64 Middlesex Avenue
Reading, Massachusetts 01867
*North of Boston Library Exchange*

781 942-9104
MLA Paralibrarian Section: check out what's happening!

Monday, December 6, 2010

MN Paid Internship - Marketing/PR

Internship Job Opportunity

Dates: January through May 2011
Contact: Kristi Saksvig, (651) 486-2208
Hours: 16-20 hours per week
Salary: $12.51 per hour

General description:
The Ramsey County Library is looking for a motivated, energetic individual
with an interest in learning business or non-profit PR/Marketing management. The Library will provide an opportunity to gain insight and background into what is involved in operating a non-profit organization.

Job Responsibilities:
Provide support for administrative personnel including creating, printing and distributing promotional materials, and related public relations and marketing support. Also may involve working with key library managers to accomplish special projects. Position will work out of Administrative Office located at:
4570 North Victoria Street, Shoreview, MN 55126.

Position Requirements:
Ability to handle multiple tasks and to work well with groups.
Must be available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 – 4:30. Schedule is negotiable.

To apply, send resume to:

Kristi Saksvig
Ramsey County Library Administrative Offices
4570 North Victoria Street
Shoreview, MN 55126
FAX: 651-486-2220

The position will remain open until sufficient resumes have been received.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

November issue of Associates


Associates: The Electronic Library Support Staff Journal is an excellent professional journal for the library paraprofessional, and since the demise of Library Mosaics, the only professional journal written specifically for the library paraprofessional. I encourage you to consider writing for this well-regarded journal.

Hello Everyone,

The November issue of Associates has been published and can be found at .


Kevin Dudeney

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Spring Internship Info Chat

Here's a link to the chat held earlier this month that discussed spring internships and MCTC's LIT program internship requirements.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Library Assistant 2

This position is located in the Andersen Horticultural Library at the MN Landscape Arboretum in Chaska, MN.

40% General Reference and Information Services
- Answer basic reference, information, and directional questions
- Refer specialized or in-depth reference queries to Librarian or other staff, as appropriate
- Develop in-depth knowledge of Andersen Horticultural Library collections and programs
- Develop in-depth knowledge of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, its programs and events
- Develop basic knowledge of University Libraries collections and services
- Provide sole staffing of Andersen Horticultural Library at least two weekends per month and some holidays (in addition to hours during the week)

40% Manage Serials and Archives Collections
- Manage binding functions: prepare journals for binding and process returned binding, checking for accuracy
- Report holdings changes and other corrections to made to catalog records
- Update and maintain the serials database
- Routinely provide basic care, organization, preservation, and evaluation of the archives & journals collections.

10% Manage the physical space
- Keep the library attractive, clean, and organized
- Change out images displayed in the skyway between buildings
- Coordinate shelving and shelf-reading of books and journals
- Liaise with Arboretum facilities staff, as needed

10% Support Services and Special Projects
- Participate in indexing and maintenance of Plant Information Online web site
- Provide collections support for the Librarian
- Schedule events
- Maintain records
- Coordinate work of library volunteer(s) in relevant work areas
- Create an occasional display under supervision of Librarian
- Other duties as assigned
job code 4996 and requisition 169106
thanks to Joe F. for sending me the posting.

CA Job Posting - Library Technical Assistant

LAC Group is seeking a Library Technical Assistant to work 25-30 hours per week in a Correctional Institution is Vacaville, California. This position will begin January, 2011, and should be continuing until June 30, 2011. Paid training will be provided both for in-service and onsite training time. The candidate will be under the supervision of the Senior Librarian. This is a great opportunity for a candidate either in library school or in a community college offering a library technical program. Hours will be arranged by the Librarian with some flexibility available.


* Provide relief for the Senior Librarian
* Directly supervise the inmate library clerks in their duties.
* Assist in preparing book orders; retrieving books from the mailroom/warehouse and communicating with Accounting/procurements units to make sure books are being processed in a timely manner
* Supervise inmate recreational library clerks and the operation of both the book processing and book cart operations
* Ensures that requests are filled
* Attend training programs on rules, regulations and operating procedure of the library and the institution
* Perform special duties as assigned


* Experience as a library technical assistant or library clerk preferred.
* Enrollment in a community college technical assistant program or in a university library science program leading to an MLIS degree highly desirable.
* Ability to communicate and interface with a varied group of people on a regular basis.
* Reliability and attention to detail

To Apply: In order to be considered please apply via this link:

To view all of our open opportunities please visit:
LAC Group is an EOE/AA Employer who values diversity in the workplace.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

ME job posting: LibraryThing is hiring

"LibraryThing is hiring a bookish, social-media savvy employee. We want someone passionate about books and about book lovers, and excited to take social cataloging and bookish social networking to the next level. LibraryThing takes a different approach to social media, and the job is a step above the usual “social media manager” position with its overtones of being “the face” of a company, and of manipulation and fakeness."

For more information, visit their web site.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

CA Job Posting - Library Technician

Position Announcement: Library Technician II
Deadline: January 3, 2011

Provides a variety of paraprofessional library services including, but not limited to, technical support for automated library services including acquisition, processing, and cataloging new and pre-existing printed and non-printed library materials, preparing bibliographies and processing interlibrary loans.

**This is basically a cataloger position with some acquisitions and circulation duties**

Salary placement is $3,353.00 per month on the Classified Salary Schedule.
This is a full-time, 40 hours a week, classified service position. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and income protection are provided. Position will receive 8 hours of sick leave and vacation per month, plus 17 paid holidays per year. Position is within the CSEA Bargaining Unit and subject to association dues. Classified staff serve a probationary period of twelve months.

Requires the equivalent of an Associates' Degree in library science curriculum and three years of experience in an academic library setting. Library Technician Certificate is preferred.

Interested applicants must submit:
Letter of Application to include, but not limited to, information on related knowledge and experience specified in the job description.
Completed District Application for Classified Employment (found via
Unofficial copy of transcripts verifying educational degrees if applicable (official transcripts required upon offer of employment).
A list of at least 3 references with contact information.

Above materials are to be submitted to the:
Human Resources Office, Barstow College, 2700 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311
Or emailed to

Please direct any questions about the position to either Amy Norris, HR Specialist (email above) or to me, Kyri Freeman (, Librarian, Barstow College.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

ALA Webinar on E-Gov, Dec. 9

Yes, it's free! Free is good!

How do you bridge the gap?
* 53% of libraries report that staff do not have the necessary skills to meet patron e-government needs.
* Public library staff report that helping citizens interact with government agencies and access e-government resources is the second most critical service they offer, after providing services to job seekers.

For ready-to-implement ideas, attend this new webinar, co-sponsored by American Libraries, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, and the ALA Washington Office.

Attend and learn how to
* Use new e-government resources and data to help patrons
* Develop and market e-government partnerships
* Address key challenges to meeting patron e-gov demands
* Use e-gov data to make the case for your library


* (moderator) Judy Hoffman, Project Manager, American Library Association, Office for Research and Statistics
* Nancy Fredericks, e-government librarian, Pasco County Public Library (Florida)
* John Bertot, Director, Center for Library & Information Innovation, University of Maryland
* Bill Sudduth, Head, Government Information and Microforms, Newspapers and Maps, University of South Carolina; contributor to Managing Electronic Government Information in Libraries: Issues and Practices (ALA Editions)
Register today!

Date(s) & Time(s)

Thursday, December 9


2:30-4:00 PM Eastern
1:30-3:00 PM Central
12:30-2:00 PM Mountain
11:30-1:00 PM Pacific

Credits &/or CEUs




Technical Requirements

Sound card with speakers or headphones strongly recommended. Phone call-in available.


Judith Hoffman


American Libraries, the ALA Office for Research & Statistics, and the ALA Washington Office

Friday, November 12, 2010

MN Internship Posting: Marketing Communications Intern

I know this isn't a "library" internship, but this is the kind of opportunity in an allied field that can be a good choice for someone in our LIT program.

Marketing Communications Intern
Capstone is currently seeking a communication intern to work with the Marketing Department in Bloomington. This is a temporary, part-time position (20 hours per week). This position is responsible for assisting the execution of internal and external communication activities: employee communications, PR, publicity, and social media; proof-reading, data entry, tracking projects, and project coordination.

The successful candidate will have or is pursuing a degree in communication studies, journalism, marketing or business. Must have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; great written and verbal communication skills; proficient in internet research and Microsoft Suite software; self-starter; excellent team contributor; as well as possess strong attention to details.

Go to:

to apply online.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Special Event at the U of M

Saving Our Lives: Celebrating Ten Years of the Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota


What: Exhibit: Saving Our Lives: Celebrating Ten Years of the Tretter Collection at the University of Minnesota
When: Monday, November 1, 2010 through Saturday, February 5, 2011
Where: Elmer L. Andersen Library
Free and open to the public

Join us for our celebration of the 10th anniversary of the arrival of the Jean-Nickolaus Tretter Collection in Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Studies at the University of Minnesota. This exhibit highlights the importance of preserving GLBT cultural heritage and the significant impact it can have on the lives of individuals and our community.

Exhibit Opening Reception
Friday, November 5, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
"First Fridays" Special Presentation: noon to 1:00 p.m.

Community Open House
Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm.
Join us to tour the exhibit and to make history by contributing to the Tretter Time Capsule. Share something of yourself by donating a special item to the time capsule and by visiting the video recording station to share your story or reflection as a gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender person or ally!

Special features:

  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Group

  • 12:30-1:00 p.m. Program featuring Jana Shortal, KARE 11 News Reporter

  • Guided tours of archival caverns available throughout Open House

  • Tretter Time Capsule: bring items to place in time capsule (Please see the Time Capsule contribution guidelines.)

  • Video recording station: share your brief message for posterity!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

College of DuPage Library Futures Web Presentation

MCTC Library Information Technology Program presents...

"Redesigning Today’s Public Services

Focus on Reference"

Broadcast date: Friday, November 12, 2010, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (bring your lunch and come for part or all, including a brief discussion following presentation) 

LOCATION: MCTC Science Blding, Conference Room S2140

To Register, please contact 

Presenter: Marie L. Radford, Ph.D, just back from Reference Renaissance 2010 in Denver, Colorado, and co-editor of Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends will talk with you about re-designing library public services, focusing on reference.  The program will explore how reference services are evolving by incorporating new technologies, modes of delivery, and new staffing models.  And how do we assess this new style of reference service?

Marie Radford,Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey’s School of Communication & Information and a leading library consultant.