Friday, November 29, 2013

MN Job Posting: Librarian I

Librarian I 
Washington County, MN - Forest Lake, MN

· Bachelor’s Degree AND paid or unpaid work experience in a library setting

Must have own means of reliable transportation for business purposes; individuals operating a motor vehicle for County business must possess a valid driver's license.

Offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint criminal history investigation at County expense prior to beginning employment with Washington County.

RESPONSIBILITIES : Provides information, research and readers' advisory services and instructs customers on use of library resources and technology. Coordinates programs and develops activities to improve library services.

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science
  • Previous work experience analyzing customers' needs through reference interviews and experience in information searching and retrieval
  • Previous work experience facilitating customers' use of computers, Microsoft Office, Internet and other online resources
  • Previous work experience coordinating programs and projects
  • Previous work experience developing community partnerships
SELECTION TECHNIQUE : Your training and experience will be rated based on the required application material submitted and the top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

HOURS / DAYS : 20 hours per week, to include day, evening and weekend hours. Work schedules (hours and days) and location are subject to change based on department needs.

ANTICIPATED HIRING RATE : $22,267-$30,472/annually


This is a professional position responsible for providing information and research services to library customers. This position is also responsible for planning and implementing a professional library project, or for classifying and cataloging library materials. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and interpretation and is performed under general supervision with periodic review for accuracy and conformance with prescribed standards. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Library Technology Conference Scholarships

Student scholarships

Due to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Library Technology Conference is pleased to offer scholarship opportunities for students this year.  The goal of these scholarships is to support library technology proficiency in students working on a degree in a library and information science, school media specialist, or closely related degree program.  Attendance at the conference will also facilitate networking in a professional conference environment between students and library staff currently working in the field. Each scholarship will cover conference registration (either single day or full 2-day registration fees), as well as one night lodging at one of the conference hotels for scholarship recipients who live outside the 7-county Twin Cities metro area. 
Scholarship criteria:   Any student who is currently enrolled in a library and information science, school media specialist, or closely related degree program is welcome to apply. Up to ten scholarships will be awarded through a random drawing from among qualified applicants.
        [ Apply for this scholarship ]

Thursday, November 21, 2013

MN Job Posting: Archives Assistant

We are looking for an Archives Assistant to help process a large archival collection as part of a grant-funded project. The Adath Jeshurun Collection resides within the Nathan and Theresa Berman Upper Midwest Jewish Archives, an important collection that chronicles Jewish history, communities, religion and culture in the Upper Midwest Region.

Process archives and manuscript collections and prepare descriptive finding aids according to national professional standards and local practice
• Physical re-foldering and minimal-level processing of archival materials including correspondence, ephemera, photographs, and media
• Continue to follow established arrangement and description plans for collection while offering suggestions on processing, taking into account physical processing needs, and determining appropriate level of description for collection
• Create EAD (Encoded Archival Description) finding aids utilizing XMetaL, as well as potential entry of descriptive data into internal spreadsheets and databases
• Conduct research and write biographical and historical descriptions of organizations, persons, activities, and programs and summaries of collection contents suitable for publications on the Archives and Special Collections website

Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred (Library Science). Professional experience working within a library, archives, or museum is a must. Strong attention to detail is important. Must be able to lift 30 lb. boxes. Knowledge of EAD finding aids and use of XMetaL or oXygen preferred.

You will be working on-site in the Elmer L. Andersen Library on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. The work will be supervised by the Assistant Archivist of the Upper Midwest Jewish Archives. Hours can be flexible and may vary from 10-20 hours/week. Once the collection is processed the project is completed, with a final end date no later than May 2014. Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jennifer Herman Spiller
Adath Jeshurun Foundation
10500 Hillside Lane West
Minnetonka, MN 55305
Fax: (952) 545-2913

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Special Library Association-MN Holiday Party 2013!

SLA-MN invites you to:

Holiday Party 2013
Celebrate the season with colleagues during this annual event open to ALL librarians, information professionals, researchers, knowledge managers, archivists, students and guests!

Party attendees will:

·      Enjoy appetizers, assorted desserts and coffee/espresso bar
·      Celebrate with beer and wine (included in your ticket price!)
·      Browse the Exhibitor Fair featuring our fabulous sponsors listed below
·      Bid on silent auction items benefiting the St. Catherine University SLA Student Group
·      View posters celebrating SLA-MN’s 70th anniversary
·      Opt to bring a friend or significant other to enjoy the party with you – same price as members!
·      Mingle with like-minded professionals from across the Twin Cities
·      Revel in the ambiance of holiday music and a beautiful downtown setting.

5:30–8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

Ford Center Building
420 North 5th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Parking is available in the Visitors Lot next to the building and specific spots in the lot across the street under the viaduct. Refer to the parking map attached and please park only in numbered spots in green and red. All other spots are contract only and unauthorized vehicles may be towed. Guests parking in the Visitors Lot must register their vehicle at the security desk located just inside the main door.

for ANY library/information/knowledge association members (SLA, MALL, MLA, SCIP, etc.)
$30 for guests
$20 for library/information science students
*Includes appetizers, drinks, dessert & espresso bar!


Renee Weddle – – 952.742.0195
Julie Weston – – 612.758.4624 
Lori Donovan lmdonovan@stkate.edu612-703-5349 (silent auction donations & inquiries)

THANKS to our event sponsors who will be featured in the exhibitor fair. You’ll meet representatives from and learn more about Datamyne, Factiva, InfoNOW, EBSCO, Elsevier/Knovel and ProQuest. We are grateful for their participation and support!

MN Job Postings (Bachelor Degree Required)

Research Assistant

Job Description:  Assist with coordination of data collection projects,
including: survey instrument review, interviewing, developing and
implementing codebooks, reviewing completed surveys and correcting errors,
and providing assistance with data cleaning, analysis, and reporting.
Assist with preparation of study reports, proposals, and other documents
related to survey research projects.  

Research Associate 1 MIS

Job Description:  Wilder Research, an arm of the Amherst H. Wilder
Foundation in St. Paul, has an opening for a position contributing to
several aspects of Minnesota's Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)
and related projects. HMIS is an on-line database used by programs serving
people experiencing homelessness throughout the state ( This
position will support and train organizations and end-users participating in
HMIS. The position includes providing helpline support, assisting with- and
leading- training and usergroup sessions, running pre-programmed reports,
and contributing to other aspects of the project as needed.