Sunday, January 20, 2019

More Intership Opportunities!

Minnesota State Law Library Paid Internship

February 11, 2019 – May 24, 2019 (15 weeks)
~10 hours per week
$12 per hour

  • Applicant must be a student in good standing at a graduate library or information science program.
  • Ability to work ~10 hours per week at the Minnesota State Law Library during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (excluding holidays).
  • Excellent organization and time-management skills.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with a legal background or those who express interest in law librarianship.
  • Successful completion of a background check.
Description: The Minnesota State Law Library Internship provides supervised experience in three key areas of law library operations.
  1. Technical services:
    • Update electronic index of legal periodicals
    • Shift collections
    • Convert microform documents to digital format
  2. Electronic Services:
    • Create original content and update current content in LibGuides
    • Assist with additional website updating
  3. Public Services:
    • Provide supervised assistance to patrons at the reference desk and during scheduled legal clinics
    • Perform basic legal research to assist library patrons and staff, including the Law Library Services to Prisoners program.
Application Process: Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and names and contact information of three references to:
Liz Reppe, State Law Librarian
Minnesota State Law Library
G25 Minnesota Judicial Center
25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Saint Paul, MN 55155

Applications are due by January 31, 2019
Your cover letter should address your reasons for applying for the Minnesota State Law Library
internship including how the experience will assist you in reaching your academic and career goals.
Please also include a preferred weekly schedule.Your references should include at least one current professor who is able to comment on your academic work.

ARL/SAA Mosaic Program Fellow

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA) Mosaic Program II is now accepting applications for the 2019–2021 cohort. The program promotes diversification of the archives and special collections professional workforce by supporting master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are concentrating on archives or special collections librarianship.

Components of the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II include financial support for MLIS education, a robust internship experience, mentoring, career placement assistance, and leadership development. This second iteration of the program also offers additional funding to support professional development emphasizing digital curation and management skills. The program seeks to attract individuals who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement, and who manifest a commitment both to the archives and special collections profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it.

Program Benefits:
The ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II offers a generous compensation package for each program participant consisting of:
  • Tuition stipend of up to $10,000 distributed in four equal installments of $2,500 per semester or quarter
  • Paid yearlong internship in a partner archives or library organization beginning in fall 2019
  • Participation in select Digital Archives Specialist (DAS) trainings
  • Mentoring from an archives professional or special collections librarian
  • Financial assistance of up to $1,000 for relocation to the area of the MLIS program that the participant will attend
  • Student membership in SAA for two years
  • Support for travel to and participation in the ARL Annual Leadership Symposium, held during the American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in January 2020
  • Support for travel to and participation in the annual ARL/SAA Mosaic Leadership Forum and SAA Annual Meeting in summer 2020
To be eligible for the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program II, you must:
  • Identify as being from an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada or Aboriginal (First Nations, M├ętis, and Inuit) people classifications
  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
  • Be accepted into a master’s program in archival science, archival management, digital archives, special collections, or a related program
  • Remain enrolled in at least six graduate credit hours per term through completion of the designated graduate program(s) and have at least one full academic year remaining in studies
  • Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (on a 4-point scale) each term and submit transcripts as evidence of progression towards completion of graduate studies in the targeted areas
More Information & Application
For additional information about the program and to apply, please visit the ARL/SAA Mosaic Program webpage. The completed online application form and attachments as well as both letters of recommendation should be submitted to ARL by 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time (EST) on Thursday, February 28, 2019.

National Transportation Library (NTL) Collection Analysis and Digital Preservation Fellow

Join the National Transportation Library (NTL) and be offered an opportunity to gain hands-on learning and skills in collection analysis and digital preservation, relating to transportation. The Fellow will learn to use Tableau to create and analyze NTL Collections and create bibliometric dashboards. The Fellow will learn how to identify, evaluate, and process legacy content of historical significance for long term digital preservation. Content may include audio files, research datasets, reports, still images, and memos. The Fellow will learn to migrate formats as needed to preserve usefulness, apply metadata, and add to transportation collections in NTL’s digital repository. 
The Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with NTL staff on new projects and initiatives as they arise.

Under the guidance of a mentor, opportunities to gain skills and experience may include:
  • Operating a digital repository;
  • Assessing records for duplication, metadata quality and adherence to NTL metadata policy;
  • Creating finding aids;
  • Collaborating with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of digital object identifiers into NTL systems;
  • Participating in workflow assessment for web-archiving;
  • Collaborating with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Data Curator to develop a policy for transportation web content and identify best practices using Internet Archive’s Archive-IT service;
  • Assisting in furthering NTL’s social media efforts to promote library resources and services;
  • Cloud computing;
  • Data dictionary and mediated submission application development.
The selected candidate will receive a stipend as support for living and other expenses during this appointment. Stipend rates are determined by DOT officials and are based on the candidate’s academic and professional background. The candidate may also be eligible to receive a health insurance allowance and reimbursement for travel expenses. This appointment is full-time (40 hours per week) for one year and may be extended in increments of one year, up to three years total, contingent upon project needs and funding availability.

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and DOT. The initial appointment is for 12 months but may be renewed upon recommendation of DOT and is contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive an annual stipend of approximately $65,000 commensurate with educational level and experience, in additional to a health insurance supplement of $4,800; professional development allowance of $2,500, and a relocation allowance of $2,000. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time in the Washington, DC area. Participants do not become employees of DOT, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
Desired Appointment Start Date: June 1, 2019.

For more information or to apply, please visit:


Monday, January 14, 2019

ARLIS/NA - Twin Cities Conference Travel Award

This year the Art Librarians Society / North America - Twin Cities Chapter is pleased to offer a $400 travel award for the ARLIS/NA Conference in Salt Lake City, UT, March 26-30, 2019. The award is intended to enhance the professional development of early, mid, and late career ARLIS/NA members by supporting attendance at the annual conference. 

Applications are due on January 18, 2019

See the ARLIS/NA-TC website for more information!