Thursday, October 27, 2016

Spring 2017 Registration Happening Now - A note from our program advisor

Hello, Good Library Information Technology Students!
As you’ve probably already heard via a phone call from the Advising Office or from your instructors, Spring Semester 2017 registration is just around the corner. Priority Registration runs from October 24th through November 2nd.
The first date you are able to register  is based on your number of completed credits and can be found in your E-Services account under “Registration Window” (You’ll need click on “Registration Window,” change the semester to Spring 2017 and then click on “Registration Window” again to get the exact date that you’ll be able to register).
If you are a new student, starting in Summer Semester 2016 or Fall Semester 2016, you will have an Academic Advising Hold on your Dashboard in E-Services. You will need to meet with me (in-person or via a phone appointment) so that we can discuss classes and plan your Spring 2017 schedule. I will then lift your Academic Advising Hold and you’ll be able to register when your Registration Window opens!
You can schedule an appointment with me by logging on to, by calling the main office at 612-659-6700 or you can stop by Admissions and Advising (T2500).
 If you would like to schedule a phone appointment please specify that information, provide a phone number where I can reach you and tell me what you would like to discuss so that I might pull your records.
I look forward to working with you!
Academic Advisor – Media Arts and Technology

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Library Technician Job at Metropolitian State University

METROPOLITAN STATE UNIVERSITY, a vibrant and growing public, urban university, is seeking to fill a Technical Services Technician position within the Library and Learning Center, beginning December 2016.

This position will provide day-to-day implementation and assistance of technical services at Metropolitan State University Library. Assist Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian with the ordering and receiving of resources. Assist Cataloging & Acquisitions Librarian with the cataloging of new and gift materials. Assist E-Resources Librarian with physical and electronic journals. Contribute to the maintenance of the library’s electronic resources collection and website. Hires, trains and manages student worker(s) in the technical services area. 

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of library classification system(s) and standard library reference tools sufficient to assist clients in locating materials and conducting research.
  • Ability to apply and support detailed coding or cataloging systems sufficient to create tracking for new print and non-print library acquisitions and locate and replace existing materials.
  • Ability to operate personal computers, use various software and web-based applications, and other office equipment sufficient to locate catalog information, word-process documents, complete forms and prepare reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing sufficient to determine and respond to the informational needs of clients of varied educational levels and backgrounds.
  • Ability to train, direct and evaluate work of student clerical staff.
  • Ability to assist the professional library staff to maintain the library collection according to library policy and procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of standard MARC bibliographic record.
  • Familiarity with current trends, standards, and emerging technologies in libraries.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years of experience working in a library.
  • Experience in copy cataloging and classification of library materials using Library of Congress classification, Library of Congress (LC) subject headings, machine-readable cataloging (MARC) records, Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules 2 (AACR2), or RDA.
  • Experience using HTML, CSS, and/or content management systems.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

Application: To apply, go to State of Minnesota Employment site: Job ID: 8862.  Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Closing Date: Monday, October 24, 2016.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to all qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email Please indicate what assistance is needed.

If you have questions about the position, contact Carla Ballard at or 651.793.1319

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Save the Date: LIT Social Event

MCTC’s Library Information Technology Program Presents...

A Gathering:
Socializing, Networking & Fun!

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Common Roots Cafe - meeting room
2558 Lyndale Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Parking is available just North of building.
The #4 and #113 buses stop immediately in front of building.

Please join Library Information Technology faculty and friends for socializing and networking and fun!

RSVP your attendance by December 1st by emailing:

LIT Event: Panel Discussion on Library Outreach

MCTC’s Library Information Technology Program Presents...

Library Outreach: what is it, and how do we do it (better)?
a panel discussion

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MCTC Library Classroom (L1200)
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Located on the 1st floor as you enter the Library.

Please join Library Information Technology faculty and friends for an engaging conversation with special guest panelists:

Katherine Gerwig, Information Commons Specialist @ Metro State University Library
Ray Lockman, Patron Experience Supervisor @ HCL
Sara Zettervall, Librarian @ HCL

RSVP your attendance by November 8th by emailing: