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. 

Library Tours

LIBT 1100 will be touring 2 unique special libraries in St. Paul this week:

Saturday, November 6th @ 10:30 a.m.: Quatrefoil Library Q Library Website
Wednesday, November 10th @ 10:00 a.m.: MN State Law Library MN State Law Library website

LIBT program students are invited to join us for one or both of these tours.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact: