We've Learned: Job Posting

Job Posting for Chisago Lakes Area Schools

CLOSING DATE: February 21, 2014

The following position is  available: Library Media Specialist
Location: District Wide
Licensure needed:  K-12 Media Specialist License
Position starting the 2014-2015 School Year
Full Time  

Note:  If interested; Internal candidates, please send your letter of interest and resume. External candidates, please also submit your certified application, a copy of your teaching license and three reference letters to Sarah Schmidt, Director of Curriculum/Communications.

If you have questions, please contact Sarah Schmidt, 651-213-2005 or sschmidt@chisagolakes.k12.mn.us .

Additional Information

Thanks so much,

Mark F. Johnson

Technology Integration Specialist

Chisago Lakes Area Schools


651.213.2424 (office)

651.796.8669 (cell)

Hubbs Children's Literature Conference

Image by flickingerbrad. Retrieved from Flickr. Used under Creative Commons' licensing.
Image by flickingerbrad. Retrieved from Flickr. Used under Creative Commons’ licensing.

This well-loved,  annual event is designed for parents, teachers, students, librarians, writers and others interested in encouraging the use of quality children’s literature in homes, schools, and communities. This year’s keynote speakers are award-winning authors Steve Sheinkin and Lauren Stringer.

Registration fee: General $60;  Student $20

Date: Saturday, Feb 22, 9-3pm.

Location, University of St. Thomas, Terrence Murphy Hall; 1000 LaSalle Avenue, Minneapolis MN 55403

To  get the schedule for the day, including information about breakout sessions; or to register go to http://tinyurl.com/pqzurdy

ARLD Day is Coming!

TwitterWords. mrsdkrebsMark your calendars; ARLD Day is coming soon!  Join us on April 25, 2014 as we explore The Creative Library.  This annual gathering is hosted by the Minnesota Library Association’s Academic and Research Libraries Division.

Our keynote speaker, Barry Kudrowitz, is Assistant Professor of Product Design at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.  He is a designer, teacher, author, artist, and musician: a real Renaissance man.  He wowed MILE attendees with his presentation on innovation, and plans to engage us with the interaction of observation, problem finding, and the innovative process.  See his website at http://www.wonderbarry.com/main.html.

Look for ARLD’s call for conference session proposals, in both full-length and “lightning round” formats.  We will be calling for submissions on a variety of topics such as: Maker spaces, community partnerships, creative collaborations, learning commons, innovations in collection development, teaching and learning, mobility and e-learning, reference and outreach, assessment and impact, innovation through social media, and marketing and promotion.

In addition we are seeking nominations for the Innovator’s Award which recognizes librarians or project teams who have made an outstanding recent contribution to advance the mission of an academic library in Minnesota.  More information and the nomination form are available at http://www.mnlibraryassociation.org/awards/minnesota-academic-innovators-award.

We hope you will be able to join us on April 25, 2014, at the beautiful University of Minnesota Arboretum in Chanhassen. Registration information will be available in March.  It’s a great opportunity to share ideas, connect with colleagues, and explore new ideas for your library.

Randi Madisen

ARLD Communications Officer

Century College Library

3300 Century Ave. N.

White Bear Lake, MN 55110


SCSU Librarian Hosts Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Rachel Wexelbaum, diligently editing Wikipedia

We know book clubs, knitting and quilting circles are popular during the winter months, but what about getting together to edit Wikipedia? Rachel Wexelbaum, St. Cloud State University librarian, got involved in this first time ever event in the university library on Saturday, February 1, 2014. Attendees included SCSU professors, librarians, and students too!

Read all about the event in a St. Cloud Times article.

Are you interested in knowing how Rachel organized this event, and how you might do the same?  You can email her to get insights about logistics and lessons learned at rswexelbaum@stcloudstate.edu. Nicely done Rachel!

CMLE staff are always looking for library/school media  news items in Central Minnesota. Be sure to submit your stories to cmle@stcloudstate.edu and remember, no story is too small. Your peers just like to peek into your library world!  Keep on making the news!

ALA Youth Media Award Winners

DiCamilloFlocaAccording to American Libraries Direct, “ALA announced the top books, videos, and audiobooks for children and young adults—including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Printz awards—at its Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia. The announcement was webcast for those who could not attend and is still viewable as an hour-long archived recording. Recognized worldwide for the high quality they represent, ALA awards guide parents, educators, librarians, and others in selecting the best materials for youth. This is why people want to hear the announcements in person….”

           The Full List of Youth Media Award winners

FlocaPublic Information Office, Jan. 27; AL: The Scoop, Jan. 27

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