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.