Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Yes, You Can Suggest Posts too!

Dear Followers/Readers,  

The faculty that post to this blog do so in between a lot of other responsibilities, so we don't always see/read/hear about every pertinent or relevant event/job/professional development opportunity out there. Please feel free to contact any one of us if you know of something you think would be worth sharing with other LIT program students & alum.

If you're not sure who to contact, you may send your suggestion to me: jennifer.sippel@minneapolis.edu 


How to Apply for (Hennepin County) Library Jobs

Need help understanding the hiring process, application, and interviewing? Human Resources will cover the basic and be available to answer questions. No registration required.
Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1-2 p.m. Oxboro Library
Saturday, Feb. 4, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Northeast Library

MN Job Posting: Library Technician

Req ID:6353
Job Title:Library Technician
Department:002800 - Clinical Practice, Innovation, Research
Facility:North Memorial Medical Center
Employment Type:Part-Time (Regular)
Scheduled Hours/pp:24
Variable Shift Start-End Time?:No
Weekend Requirement:None
Call Requirement:None
Union Code:Non Contract
Experience Required:• Previous experience in a medical library preferred.
• Experience with medical terminology desired.
Education Required:• Minimum of two years post-secondary education
• Baccalaureate degree preferred
Job Description:The Library Technician works under the direction of Medical Librarians to meet the information needs of North Memorial physicians, employees, leaders, patients and their families, and affiliated students through a variety of methods of delivery and access. The Library Technician contributes to the provision of information services to support the clinical and business operations of North Memorial.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

MN Job Posting: U of MN Processing Assistant (Library Assistant 3)

This is a temporary 50% appointment running through June 2012 within the University Libraries, Archives & Special Collections, University Archives. The incumbent will oversee the project planning, processing, and description of a major administrative records collection. 

for more information: employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=100502
[NOTE: deadline for applications is 28 January, 2012)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

LIBT Special 1-credit Topics Course

LIBT faculty are considering a number of topics for a 1-credit Special Topics elective course to be offered Fall 2012 or Summer 2013. We are looking for your input to see when we should offer the course, and what topic we should offer. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey to let us know your thoughts!

Click here to take survey

We Want to Hear from You!

Dear Students (past and present),

Help us keep in touch with you. Please take a few minutes to complete our new MCTC Library Information Technology Program Student Contact Form.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Your Library Information Technology Faculty

Monday, January 23, 2012

MN Job Posting: U of MN Library Assistant 2

Required/Preferred Qualifications
** This position is represented by AFSCME Technical Bargaining Unit. Dues or Fair Share deductions will be made.** 

Two (2) years of college coursework and/or relevant library experience including prior experience in a document delivery service; validating reference citations in medical or scientific fields; sourcing documents from outside vendors; providing online and telephone based customer service and working with the Aleph circulation tools. Previous experience with tools such as: WorldCat, MEDLINE, MNCAT, or SciFinder for citation validation. 

Prior experience conducting bibliographic research in biomedical and/or scientific literature. 
Prior experience providing services to corporate or legal clients. 
Be sure to get your application in right away! If you are applying, please contact jennifer.sippel@minneapolis.edu about being a reference.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Technology: Unexpected Consequences of Legislation and Policies in Libraries

 The registration fee is $49.00 for library program students.

Title: Technology: Unexpected Consequences of Legislation and Policies in Libraries
When: 9:00am – 4:00pm Central, Friday, February 8, 2012
Where:  Online – from the comfort of your office [registration fee required]
Website:  http://www.amigos.org/tech_conference

Implementing technologies within libraries can be relatively straightforward – until you start complying with laws, regulations, and policies. Technology: Unexpected Consequences of Legislation and Policies in Libraries will focus on the unexpected and surprising consequences of implementing technologies while also adhering to local, state, and national legislation and regulations.
John Carlo Bertot will begin the conference by discussing how the current information and telecommunications policy legislative and policy infrastructure is rapidly becoming obsolete and how the proposed solutions are creating potential barriers to libraries.

From there, enjoy presentations on the current and potential ramifications of topics like Section 508, the Digital Public Library of America, HathiTrust, the Open Library, digital rights management, the cloud, Internet2, and licensing, as well as policy discussions that incorporate both local and federal issues.

It’s difficult to keep up with changes in technology policy, so spend time with us February 8th to bring yourself up to speed. Early bird registration ends Jan 25, 2012.  Both individuals and groups are welcome. Recordings will be available to all registrants. To learn more and to register, visit the conference website at http://www.amigos.org/tech_conference. Schedule will be posted in January.

EQS Conference - Save the Date

The annual Enhancing Quality Staff conference will be held May 1, 2012 at the U of M Continuing Education and Conference Center, which is located on the St. Paul Campus of the U of M. Watch here for more information about the conference as the date draws nearer.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Call for Submissions

'Associates: the Electronic Library Support Staff Journal' is a journal for
Library Support Staff, written by Library Support Staff.

In order to maintain the variety and quality of our articles we are looking
for additional contributors.

If you have some interesting ideas or experiences about job, your library or
our profession we would like to hear from you.

Whether you are an experienced writer or a novice there is a role for you.
If you would like to learn more, please contact me at

Kevin Dudeney
Associates (http://associates.ucr.edu/journal/)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

MT Job Posting - Cataloging & Metadata Specialist

MARC, AACR2, RDA, and XML. If these acronyms make sense to you...If you tend towards sorting and describing the world… If you appreciate fixed fields and tags and how they promote information discovery and management…Then consider applying for the Cataloging Metadata Specialist position at the Montana State Library. You would join a small, nimble team administering a highly technical depository library program providing permanent public access to state government information. The ideal candidate deftly learns evolving technologies and can adjust to new digital strategies to meet users’ needs. Applicants must love people and deliver superlative customer service.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MN Job Posting: Library Assistant


ITT Technical Institute is a leading provider of technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs designed to help students develop skills and knowledge they can use to pursue career opportunities in a variety of fields.  At our more than 120 accredited ITT Technical Institutes located in approximately 40 states, we predominately provide career-focused degree programs of study in fields involving technology, criminal justice, business, and nursing to approximately 80,000 students.  Today, we continue to execute our model, add new programs of study, and grow at a very rapid pace building new campus locations across the country.

Looking for an opportunity to play a key role in shaping the future direction and growth of a public company in one of the fastest growing industries?  Have a passion for helping people change their lives through education?

The Library Resource Assistant is responsible for assisting students and faculty in the use of our Learning Resource Center resources and equipment.
  • Catalog and code library books and equipment
  • Train others in use of AV and computer equipment.
  • Check materials in and out and maintain records.
  • Help students and faculty in using all materials in the LRC.
  • Minimum of 2 years post secondary education required, Bachelors degree preferred.
  • 1-2 years experience in a customer oriented environment required.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Experience with information retrieval, including electronic media knowledge required.
  • Prior knowledge of cataloging procedures preferred.
  • Ability to work with all levels of faculty and all types of students.

At ITT Technical Institute, we are experiencing terrific growth and offer robust career development and advancement potential!  We offer a competitive salary, 401(k), group medical (including a Health Savings Account option), dental and vision coverage, flexible spending accounts, a tuition discount program of more than 50% for you and your immediate family members, and employee tuition reimbursement, just to name a few.

Visit us at http://careers-itt-tech.icims.com to learn more about us and apply online.