Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Library Information Technology Program Promotional Video

The Library Information Technology Program is making a promotional video and we need you! 

Current students, successful graduates, or enthusiastic supporters of the Library Information Technology Program are welcome and encouraged to stop by the MCTC Library on Friday, November 1 between 9:00-5:00 to be interviewed and sing the praises of our program.  (You don’t really have to sing.  Unless you want to!)   With help from MCTC’s Cinema Program we are hoping to create a fun, energetic and exciting video highlighting the great things our program offers and the wonderful professionals it helps create.   Help us promote the program and make it stronger by participating. 

Please contact Chad Gilman ( to arrange a time to stop by.  

Thank you!    

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Register for the 2nd Annual Minnesota Archives Symposium

Join the Hennepin County Library Special Collections and the Twin Cities Archives Round Table on Friday, November 15, 2013 for the second annual Minnesota Archives Symposium. This year’s theme is Making Connections: Advocacy, Awareness and Archives. Attend the Symposium to meet with your peers and learn what methods archivists, librarians, curators, and other information management professionals are doing to advocate and make connections with others, both within their institution and with the public.

Registration for this event is FREE.

Schedule of Events (for detailed session descriptions and full schedule attached to this post)

  • 12:15-12:45 pm Optional HCL Archives Tour w/Ted Hathaway (must pre-register limit 20)
  • 12:45-1:00 pm TCART Sponsored Pre-Symposium Coffee & Mingle Break
  • 1:00-1:15 pm Speaker: Introduction to the Symposium 
  • 1:15-2:15 pm Session One: Advocating Within: Demonstrating the Value of Archives and Archivists with Jamie Martin
  • 2:15-2:45 pm TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break & Optional HCL Archives Tour w/Ted Hathaway (must pre-register limit 20)
  • 2:45-3:45 pm Session Two: Using Interns and Volunteers to Improve Your Community Relations and Promote Future Librarian and Archivists (While Still Supporting Your Operations) with Ted Hathaway 
  • 3:45pm-4:00 pm TCART Sponsored Coffee & Mingle Break
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Session Three Making Deeper Connections: How Community Outreach Can Strengthen Support for Special Collections and Create More Meaningful Programming with Elissah Becknell and Rebecca March
Registration Information:The Minnesota Archives Symposium will be held in the Mary and David Doty Board Room (2nd floor) at Central Public Library in Minneapolis, MN from 1:00 – 5:00 PM on Friday, November 15.  Registration is FREE, but we ask that participants register their intent to attend by filling out a registration form by Friday, November 8th for planning purposes.  You can find the form online here: 

Questions?Please contact TCART at or Elissah Becknell at for questions and information.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

IL Job Posting - Circulation Supervisor

Posting Number 0601216  
Job Title: Library Services Supervisor  
Position Type: Specialist  
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Circulation Supervisor, under the supervision of the Dean, Libraries and Instructional Services, supervises the circulation support staff; maintains collections in the circulation area, maintains accuracy of all circulation functions in the integrated library system, and works with all other areas of the library to ensure the highest level of customer services.  
Required Qualifications:
1.     Bachelor's degree required; LTA and/or library coursework preferred.
2.     Work in a library with proven supervisory experience. 
3.     Familiarity with library circulation software. 
4.     Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Windows operating system.  
Desired Qualifications:
1.     Sierra system familiarity desired. 
2.     Familiarity with a wide range of audiovisual equipment (identification and operation) preferred.  
Posting Date:  10-10-2013  
Closing Date:  10-22-2013  
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time  
Location: Grayslake  
Hours Per Week: 40  
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  
Software Testing Required:  MS Word and Excel are required for classified and specialist positions.
For more information:

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MN Job Posting: part time Children's Librarian

Position: Children's Librarian (Part Time)
Library: Lake City Public Library
Description: The Lake City Public Library is currently seeking to fill the children's librarian position. Qualifications for this position: Associate's Degree in Library Science or related degree field and/or one year of library work experience with a library automation system or equivalent. Candidate must have considerable ability to work with children and young adults, good customer service skills, computer proficiency and ability to work with others. This position will require evening and weekend hours.
Contact: A complete job description and application is available online at and at the Lake City Public Library. Please return completed application and a letter of interest to City of Lake City, 205 West Center St., Lake City, MN 55041. No phone calls please.
Job pays: Starts at 13.41 per hour
Apply by: Open until filled