Friday, September 24, 2010

Out of Bounds: First Friday presentations at the U of MN Andersen Library

Throughout history, questions of access versus restriction have been debated in scientific theory, religion, political thought, and creative thinking.
On the first Friday of each month, presenters will examine who have decided these questions—and why.
All First Friday events take place
noon to 1:00 p.m.
120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave. South
Minneapolis MN 55455

For more information, click here or

Friday, September 17, 2010

MCTC Homelessness Survey

Two students groups at MCTC, Wellness Advocates for You (WAY) and Students against Hunger and Homelessness (SAHH) have joined together in the effort to identify students who are lacking the basic tools to succeed, like food and shelter.  We are conducting a survey to identify how many students (approximately) need these resources. Students, we would greatly appreciate your help by having you fill this out - even if you haven't experienced a lack of shelter or food. We are trying to get a representative sample of our student body. Our ultimate goal is to create resources that would help our students in need succeed. Thank you!

Please click on this link to fill out the survey:

CA Job Posting: Library Technician

LAC Group is seeking for immediate consideration an experienced Library Technician (LT) for a temporary project that, subject to award, is anticipated to last approximately one month in duration (full-time hours) in a corporate/special library environment in Los Angeles, CA. The LT would have varied responsibilities including but not limited to the following tasks: verifying the physical collection's inventory against the information in the catalog; affixing and linking bar codes for each volume into the appropriate record in the catalog, and other related inventory tasks. Must have some previous library experience, with experience in special libraries preferred. Must be extremely detailed oriented and able to maintain focus on details throughout the workday, have strong computer skills including prior experience working in an online Integrated Library System (ILS), be able to physically lift materials, move carts, stoop, bend, raise arms above head, and perform the physical duties required of this inventory project. Must also have demonstrated history of reliability, punctuality, and the ability to perform duties quickly and efficiently with a very low error rate and be able to commit to the entire duration of the project, if selected for the position.

NOTE: Applicants invited to interview with LAC Group must successfully pass tests prior to being assigned to this project, and must provide a minimum of 3 professional references.

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 EEO/AA Employer who values diversity in the workplace.


Patty De Anda Gates
Communications & Projects Associate
323.302.9439 - direct
323.852.1083 - main
323.852.1093 - fax

LAC Group, 6500 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 2240, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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Room Location!

The web presentation series will be presented in the MCTC Science Bldng 2nd Floor Corner Conference room S 2420.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

SAVE THE DATES for Library Futures: Staying Ahead of the Curve 2011

MCTC's Library Information Technology Program presents the College of DuPage series...
Library Futures: Staying Ahead of the Curve 2011
An electronic forum of ideas, issues, information and opportunities for library staff. 

September 24, 2010

November 12, 2010

February 4, 2011

April 8, 2011

11-12:30 p.m.
  Room S 2420 
(2nd floor corner conference room of Science bldng)

Please feel free to bring your lunch and stay for a brief discussion after the web presentation concludes.
If you have questions or would like to register to attend, please contact Jennifer Sippel, 

LIT program students are highly encouraged to attend for the following reasons:
  • networking
  • educational
  • community building (meet and greet your colleagues IN PERSON!)
  • professional development

Washington DC Job Posting: Technical Services

The Smithsonian Institution Libraries has three current openings for library technicians in the Technical Services Division, specifically in Catalog Management, Metadata Services, and Serials. The job announcement and information is available here on USAJOBS:

Below is more information also. Feel free to contact me with any questions.


This position is located in Technical Services Division, Smithsonian Institution Libraries. The employee provides technical support by performing a wide variety of tasks supporting the organization, access, and/or dissemination of information to the public and in support of library or related information programs and operations.

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."


* Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation

* May need to complete a Probationary Period

* Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer

* Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

Job Announcements can be searched through the USA Jobs link:

The Specific Library Technician positions has a very long url shortened to this:

Polly Khater

Serials Cataloging Coordinator

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

10th St. and Constitution, NW

Natural History Bldg, Room #25, MRC 154

Washington, DC 20013