Thursday, April 26, 2012

MCTC Library Needs Student Workers

Position Available:Student Worker - Library
The library is seeking detail oriented, technology savvy individuals to fill several work-study positions. Individuals with past experience in libraries and/or customer services will be considered.

Customer Service
  • Staffing circulation desk, library computer lab and 2nd floor information desk
  • Providing accurate information about library and campus services
  • Providing occasional technology assistance (computers, printers/copiers)
Library Collection Maintenance
  • Shelving
  • Shelf reading
  • Cleaning
Library Technical Services
  • Data entry type tasks using library software
  • Currently enrolled student at MCTC
  • Previous employment in customer service
  • Ability to communicate clearly, with confidence and accuracy
  • Ability to search for and locate resources using library catalog and call numbers
  • Ability to follow directions
  • Familiarity with campus student resources/departments
Preferred Qualifications:  
  • Enrollment in Library Information Technology program (LIT)
  • Completion of Information Studies (INFS) 1000 or similar college level information literacy course
  • Previous employment in a library or bookstore
Begin Review Date: Materials submitted electronically on or before May 11 , 2012 will receive priority review.

Job begins Summer Term (May 29) 2012

  1. Register for a student account at:
  2. Create a resume and upload it in the MCTC job bank.  If you need assistance with writing  a resume setup an appointment with career services 612-659-6700 or attend a resume critique hour Thursdays 10-11am, T2500
  3. Log into the job bank with your email and password that you received via email and select “work study” for the position type to find the current openings in the jobs and internships section.
  4. Follow the directions on how to apply.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

MN Job Posting: Cataloging & Acquisitions Associate @ St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

(Full-time temporary position June 1, 2012 – May 31, 2013)

St. Olaf College, a residential campus with nearly 3000 students, combines a leading liberal arts experience with the dynamic energy of a small university. Forty-five graduation majors, 27 intercollegiate sports, a world-renowned music program and a nationally recognized commitment to international study help St. Olaf fulfill its mission to develop and nurture mind, body and spirit. St. Olaf is located in located in Northfield, Minnesota, a charming, two-college town of 20,000 people just 35 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The Cataloging & Acquisitions Associate provides and maintains access to new and existing materials (such as books, e-books, DVDs and other media) in support of the college curriculum and the Bridge Consortium.
This is a one-year full-time temporary position with excellent benefits package. Salary will be $31,500 - 35,000 or more, depending on qualifications. This position would be perfect for a recent grad or current LIT student who has completed coursework in cataloging.  This is a full-time 40 hour/week position but the weekly schedule can be flexible if needed in terms of working some evenings or weekends.

Essential Education:
•Bachelor’s degree or Certificate in Library Studies

Essential Experience:
•Copy-cataloging experience or coursework
•Understanding of the principles of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control including recognized rules and standards (AACR2, RDA, LCRIs, LCSH, LCC, and MARC)
•Basic knowledge of one or more foreign languages

For a full job description and to apply, please visit
Position opened until filled (First review begins May 2nd)

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times: May 1, 2012

Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times

The 20th symposium for library paraprofessionals and support staff presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries

May 1, 2012

Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul


Registration Now Available Online!

Although this symposium is designed for library paraprofessionals and support staff, everyone is welcome to attend. Please join us for a post-symposium prize drawing at the Continuing Education and Conference Center immediately following the final session. You must be present to be eligible for special door prizes.
Please register early; space is limited. 
Fee: The fee is $65 (lunch included) for each non-University of Minnesota Libraries registrant.


The fee is $65 (lunch included) for each non-University of Minnesota Libraries registrant—$75 after April 24, 2012.
After registering, please send a check to the address below or contact Jackie Gulbranson at 612-624-0205 for other payment options.
EQS Registration
c/o Jackie Gulbranson
110 Wilson Library
309 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Please make checks payable to the University of Minnesota.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MN Internship: HCL Literacy Activities Intern

Literacy Activities Intern
Hennepin County Library

Develop programs, services and resources to support literacy initiatives at the Library. This is an excellent opportunity for students in early elementary education or youth services librarianship to gain real world experience in the field.

Commitment: Summer 2012 June – August 10 – 12 hours a week for 120 hours;
Tuesday - Thursday afternoons and evenings. Saturdays are available as well.

Wage: This is an unpaid position which could be for college credit or work experience. [MCTC does not offer the LIBT internship over the summer, so this would be for work experience only]

Webber Park Library, 4310 Webber Parkway, Minneapolis

Application Deadline: April 23
, 2012

  1. In conjunction with library staff, plan and deliver summer programming focusing on children birth to 11 and their caregivers.
  2. Develop creative and engaging projects and activities to enhance learning and literacy in a drop-in environment.
  3. Create a safe, respectful, and literacy-rich learning environment in the children’s
area of the library.
  1. Establish supportive relationships with youth and their caregivers.
  2. Keep accurate records of participation and prepare reports of activities.

Applicants must be a student completing a bachelor's or master's degree.
Successful candidates will be creative, reliable, patient, adaptable, and possess the ability to approach and engage students on a one-to-one basis.  Candidates will also possess a strong commitment to literacy and libraries.

To Apply and For Questions:
Send cover letter outlining qualifications for this position resume and contact information for two references to:

Barb McKenzie
Hennepin County Library - Ridgedale
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, MN 55305

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Future of College of DuPage's "Library Futures" Series

I was disappointed (though, after 9 months of no word about future programming, not entirely surprised) to receive the following email in my inbox today...

Dear Library Teleconference Subscribers,

Since 1995, College of DuPage Press has coproduced the Library Teleconference series with Multimedia Services.  The program featured expert presenters in the Library Sciences and sought to bring together a national Learning Resource community to proactively address evolving library processes, policies and technology. 

Over the years, it has been our pleasure to take this journey with you.  However, financial support for this program has declined significantly despite increased interest from library systems across the country.  We have continued to explore cost saving measures that would allow COD Press to continue to offer this program, but regrettably, we must discontinue the Library Futures program series at this time due to rising costs and dwindling professional development funds among end users. 

We will continue to make past programs available and will consider resuming the program in the future should the requisite underwriting materialize.  It has been our pleasure to be a part of the exploration and learning that has been Library Futures.


College of DuPage Press/
Multimedia Services

I will definitely be thinking about some type of alternative programming for next year. Ideas welcome!