Thursday, September 21, 2017

Paid Temporary Library Assistants at Macalester College Library


# of openings:4
Appointment:Part Time - Regular
FLSA Classification:Hourly (Non-Exempt)
Annualized FTE:
Wage Information:$15.00/hour
Priority Date:10/6/17
Location:Temporary Jobs

Purpose of Position
DeWitt Wallace Library, Macalester College is offering two temporary positions for fall semester and two temporary positions for spring semester. Candidates will gain practical experience working at our service desk on the main level. This service desk provides reference service, circulation services, and interlibrary lending services. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work at the public service desk and improve their skills with reference interview techniques, become familiar with the wide range of electronic resources including the OCLC WMS online system and have opportunities to also participate in library services according to interests. 

• 2 positions per semester, approximately 20-25 hours per week, $15 per hour.
• Positions are for fall semester and spring semester for a total of 4 temporary positions.
• Hours will vary, but include some daytime, evening, and weekend shifts.

For more information and to apply, visit their website: 

Spring 2018 Internships (LIBT 2900) - Possibly PAID!

Thinking about an internship for 
Spring 2018???

MCTC Career Services has secured funding for eligible internship students to earn $12/hour for their Spring 2018 internships! 

How do I get started? Contact Bill ASAP! 

Contact Bill Vann, Library Information Technology Internship Coordinator, 612-659-6410

LIBT 2900: Library Information Technology Internship FAQ

Where can I do my internship?
You can do an internship at just about any type of library, just about anywhere. Think about what commuting limitations you might have, as well as the physical environment in which you want to work. Do you:
  • Need the site to be accessible using mass transit?
  • Want the site to be close to work? Home? School?
  • Want to intern in a public, academic, or special library or school media center?
  • Want to work independently or more closely with other people?
  • Prefer to complete your hours during evenings, weekends, or day times?

The answers to these questions will help guide your choices. For example, if you need to complete your internship during evening hours, a school media center won’t be a good choice for you. Alternately, if the ideal library setting for you only has daytime hours available, you’ll need to adjust your schedule accordingly

What can I do for my internship?
Internship or practicum projects should move beyond basic clerical tasks, although they might include those types of tasks. Think about what skills you’d like to develop. Would you like to get a variety of experiences or focus on one or two areas? Would you prefer public services, technical services, or a mix of both? Many internship sites will customize an experience just for you, so don’t be afraid to ask!

Other libraries have established, predefined internship projects. If there is a library you want to work with, check to see if they have an internship program. Those libraries that do have established internships often have application processes in place; be sure to find out if there are any deadlines you need to meet.

What are the expectations for me for the internship?
You can choose to enroll for 3 credits (120 hours on-site) or 4 credits (160 hours on site) for the internship. You and your site supervisor will establish your work plan and schedule together. Your hours at your internship site should be consistent from week to week, to be respectful of the people with whom you will be working.

The internship also requires online interaction with your colleagues who are engaged in their respective internships and the Internship Coordinator. We use course management software called D2L Brightspace to discuss issues and write about your experiences. You’re expected to post regular updates and respond to those of your colleagues. The Internship Coordinator monitors and facilitates the discussions.

Finally, you will develop a working resume targeted for job seeking in the library field. Your working resume, coupled with your online class participation, your work plan, confirmation of hours on-site, and your evaluation will make up your internship portfolio.

What are the expectations for my site supervisor?
Your site supervisor is expected to generally be a resource person for you during the period of your internship. The level of direct supervision will vary depending on the type of work you’re performing for the host organization, but your site supervisor should be accessible to you either in person or by email or telephone most of your working hours or by other arrangement. Your site supervisor will work with you to develop your work plan and schedule, as noted above. Your site supervisor will also verify your work hours and near the end of your internship will provide you with a performance evaluation. That performance evaluation will also be part of your internship portfolio, as discussed.

How is the internship graded?
The internship is graded on a pass-fail basis.  Failure to perform at a satisfactory level in any one portfolio area may result in failure of the internship.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Student Success Day 2017 LIT Program Event

MCTC’s Library Information Technology Program Presents...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
11-11:30am in L1200
(1st floor of MCTC Library across from Circulation Desk)

Please join Library Information Technology faculty and friends for:
  • light refreshments & socializing
  • advising & networking
  • resume review (bring a copy of your resume if you want feedback)
  • Q&A with program students and faculty

There will also be a general INFORMATION session from 10-11am in the same location.
Students unable to attend, may submit questions or comments ahead of time. (Use contact below).

RSVP by email to:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

MCTC Career Services Meet & Greet

You are invited to the Career Services Meet & Greet.  Enjoy snow cones sponsored by UPS while learning more about services and upcoming events through the Career Services department.  Students can enter to win FREE Vikings Tickets at the Career Services Meet & Greet!   Event details below:

Career Services Meet & Greet
Thursday, September 7
12pm – 3pm
Location: T-Plaza

The Career Services Team is looking forward to connecting with you!  

Monday, August 28, 2017

Save the Date: 9/13/17 MCTC Student Success Day

Join Library Information Technology program faculty and students, as well as others from the School of Education, for an Open House and Library Tour on Student Success Day, to be held Wednesday, September 13th. This programming will take place in the MCTC Library in the morning, with exact times (and possibly virtual options) to be announced. Questions? Contact your LIT instructor for more information!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Paid Archives Internship at General Mills!

Attention LIT Students! General Mills is hiring two paid interns in their archives department. According to the position description, the internship is open to students "enrolled in an archival, library or information science program with an expected graduation date of May 2018 or after," with "experience with archival processing and cataloging." Click the link below to see additional qualifications and position description.

Friday, May 5, 2017

EQS 2017: Enhancing Quality Staff

MCTC Library Information Technology Students can get discounted tickets ($30 student rate) to attend the Enhancing Quality Staff Symposium this year.  
This year's theme is: Enhancing Quality Staff in Changing Times.  This symposium is for library paraprofessionals and support staff.  It's presented by the University of Minnesota Libraries and will be held: May 23, 2017 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota.
Registration is open now!

LIT soon-to-be graduate Suela Deva profiled on MCTC website!

Check it out. Way to go Suela!

Monday, May 1, 2017

REMINDER! MCTC LIT Program Networking in May, 2017

Are you a current MCTC LIT student? Seeking to learn more about the field? Want to learn where you could work after graduating?  Or Current Hennepin County Library staff looking to move up?

Come to the "MCTC Library Information Technology Networking" event that will be led by LIT Faculty & Hennepin County Library Staff. There will be a panel discussion on Hennepin County Library job Description and MCTC's Library Information Technology Program.

It will be a fun event with short group activities and some refreshments!
Don't forget to save the date!

Tuesday, May 2nd from 7-9pm
Ethel Berry Meeting Room, Southdale Library
7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435