Thursday, December 7, 2017

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"Ask Me Anything" LIT Panel Discussion: December 7th from 6-8 at Webber Park Library

MCTC Library Information Technology presents…

“Ask Me Anything” 
Panel Discussion

for Library Information Technology students, alumni, friends, and anyone interested in careers in libraries at the paraprofessional level

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
6 – 8pm

Webber Park Library

4440 Humboldt Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412

  Panelists confirmed:

Antonio Backman, Anoka County
Pat Cannon, Hennepin County
Suela Deva, Dakota County

FREE Food & Drink
Complimentary dinner and drink options available

Social hour
Optional social hour to follow panel, at a location TBD

RSVP by December 1st

Friday, October 27, 2017

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Dear LIT Program students past and present:

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Announcing: “Ask Me Anything” Panel Discussion and Social, Thursday, December 7th from 6-8pm

Dear LIT community
I hope this message finds you well.
I am organizing a Library Information Technology program event. 
Here are the details of the event:
What: “Ask Me Anything” Panel Discussion and Social (Food and drink will be provided!)
Who: MCTC Library Information Technology Students, Alumni, Faculty & Friends
Where: Webber Park Library
When: Thursday, December 7th from 6-8 pm (food will be available at 6pm, panel discussion will begin about 6:30pm, optional social hour to follow event...)
Please let me know by Friday, November 3rd if you are interested in participating as a panelist, or would like to attend as an audience member. Email me at:

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Outreach Program Event: Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center Site Visit & Tour

Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center Site Visit & Tour
Monday, November 27, 2017

You are invited to visit the Cedar Riverside Opportunity Center alongside fellow Library Information Technology program students and faculty on Monday, November 27th from 4-5pm. We will be provided with a brief tour and focused information about the center's partnership with Hennepin County Library, provided by HCL Librarian Sara Zettervall.

Please RSVP to jennifer.sippel (at) by Wednesday, November 22nd.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Parent Involvement Specialist Position

It is a 27 hrs/wk position for 36 weeks during the school year. The pay rate is $15.95. 

I'm happy to further discuss the position with you or any person who may be interested.

Elizabeth Burgard
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Anoka-Hennepin Schools 
My e-mail address has changed to

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LibTech Conference Scholarships


A limited number of scholarship opportunities are offered for persons with financial need to attend the Library Technology Conference <>. Details of these scholarships are provided below.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: All scholarship applications must be received no later than Monday, November 13, 2017.  Applications received after this date will not be considered.  All applicants will be notified of their status by November 30, 2017.

Scholarship criteria:  The Library Technology Conference will be awarding up to 10 scholarships.  Anyone is welcome to apply. Special consideration will be given to applicants who live outside the 7-county Twin Cities metro area, students,  and applicants who have not attended the conference before. Selection will largely be based on the brief (up to 300 words) statement of how attending the conference will benefit the applicant.

The goal of these scholarships is to promote library technology proficiency and awareness through attendance at the conference. 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 those traveling to the conference from outside the 7-county Twin Cities metro area.


   Apply for this scholarship <>

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

MN Job Posting: Library Cataloger Position

Inver Hills Community College Library has an opening for a Library Tech position.  Please see the link for details of the position and application procedures.  Closing date for applications is October 23.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Metropolitan State University Library is hiring 2 Information Commons Specialists

Metropolitan State University Library is hiring 2 Information Commons Specialists

Job responsibilities:
This position coordinates the operations of the Library’s technology services consisting of approximately 100 computers, wireless laptops and peripheral equipment; provides assistance and instruction on the use of software and hardware; maintains the resources needed to provide technical support; stays current with technological advancements; communicates actively with various departments with shared responsibilities; and directs the work of student support staff.

To learn more about the job and apply follow this link:

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.