Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Information Professionals Panel

The Information Professionals Panel is coming up on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in CdC 19! Our panelists include: 
  • Kristin Cooper, Plant Sciences Librarian, Magrath Library, University of Minnesota 
  • Adrian Fischer, Instrument Coordinator, Bakken Museum
  • Shannon Farrell, Natural Resources Librarian, Natural Resources Library, University of Minnesota
  • Helen Walden-Fodge, American Swedish Institute 
  • Janelle Beitz, Research Librarian, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.
The panelists will share their experience and offer some advice - and we'll have treats! We hope to see you all there!

Sunday, November 20, 2016

SLA MN Holiday Party!

The annual SLA MN Holiday Party is fast approaching! The event is on December 5, 2016 from 5:30 to 8:30, at HGA Architects and Engineers, 420 5th Street North, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN. The cost of the party is $20 for students, but SLA members have the option to sponsor students (and several donations have already been received). You will still need to register and pay $20, and depending on how many donations are received, there will be a drawing to reimburse students. This event is an excellent networking opportunity (with really good food and drinks). More details can be found here.

Several people have asked about the possibility of a carpool from St. Kate's. Please send us an email if you are interested in carpooling to the party. 

The SLA Student Group is responsible for putting on the Silent Auction to raise money for a St. Kate's student to attend the SLA Conference. We are currently in the process of soliciting donations from alumni, professionals, and businesses. We will need volunteers to help set up the silent auction on the day of the event! Please let us know if you are interested in helping with the silent auction!

This is a really great event, so we hope to see you all there!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

SLA Holiday Party and Silent Auction

On Monday, December 5, 2016, the St. Kate's Special Library Association Student Group will be hosting a Silent Auction fundraiser at the SLA Holiday Party to raise funds for a scholarship to help send a St. Kate's MLIS student to the 2017 SLA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
We need your help with donations!
  • Hand-crafted items - jewelry, purses, scarves, quilt
  • Gift baskets - wine/liquor, bath items, BBQ tools
  • Tickets to sporting or cultural events - MN Wild, MN Twins, Guthrie
  • Memberships - museums, cultural
  • Photography or Artwork
  • An hour of housecleaning service or some babysitting
  • Gift certificates - Gas Stations, Restaurants, coffee/tea shops, movie theaters, book retailers, pet stores, craft stores, Home Depot, Best Buy, any place you frequent
  • Anything YOU WOULD like to bid on!
Donations Needed by Thursday, December 1st

Contact us if you would like to donate:
  • stkatesla@gmail.com
  • Sarah Larsen: selarsen2@stkate.edu
  • Katelyn Torell: kmtorell@stkate.edu

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

SLA MN Event This Thursday!

SLA-MN has an event coming up this Thursday, October 27 which is open to SLA members. Check out the details below. 

Not a member of SLA-MN? Students can join for a reduced rate here.

SLA Connect / Fredrikson & Byron Library Open House 10.27.16

By: Karen Mackey 5 days ago
The Fredrikson & Byron Library will host an open house for SLA members on Thursday, Oct 27, starting at 4:00 PM. They'll offer a guided tour of SLA Connect, the new interactive membership platform. Learn how to logon, change the frequency of email delivery, update your profile, and find contact information for other SLA members. Laptops will be available for you to logon and change your settings right away, or you can bring your own laptop.

They will also have a guided tour of their library, which serves the needs of 300 attorneys and paralegals practicing in the areas of corporate and M&A, intellectual property, labor & employment, real estate, bankruptcy, tax, and more. 

Afterwards we’ll head over to the Bank Restaurant at the Westin for networking and drinks. 

Fredrikson & Byron is located in the North Tower of US Bank Plaza. Their views from the 40th floor are spectacular, especially in the fall, and they're right along the light-rail. We hope you can join us for the open house, but you are also welcome to come for only the post-work networking at the Bank. RSVP on Eventbrite accordingly:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sla-connect-fredrikson-byron-library-open-house-tickets-28586443823

Interested in the event but can't make it downtown this day? Send us an email (or reply to this discussion on SLA Connect) with your preferred day and location. If there's enough interest we'll do this again.
Beth Northcutt
Electronic Resources Librarian
Fredrikson & Byron

Friday, September 23, 2016

Upcoming Events - Mark Your Calendars!

We had a great first SLA Student Group meeting and we're looking forward to a lot of fantastic events this fall:

  • We are working with SAA to arrange a tour of the Minnesota Historical Society Library and Archives. SAA has set up a poll to determine interest and availability. The tour will be held on a Tuesday evening in November. If you are interested and haven't taken the poll yet, please do so here: http://doodle.com/poll/hann6qt6xvgsyges
  • Our Fall 2016 Information Professionals Panel will be held November 28 at 6:00 p.m.! We will pass along more details as they are available. We are still in the process of contacting potential participants - so if you know of someone who might be interested or would like to see a particular type of library or librarian role represented, please let us know!
  • We need volunteers! Each year the SLA Student chapter works with the SLA-MN chapter to host a silent auction during the SLA-MN holiday party. The proceeds go to our SLA student scholarship (we will be sharing information on that later). We need volunteers to help with reaching out to businesses by phone and/or mail. Please let us know if you would be willing to help out!

We're really excited about the great events planned for this semester, and we hope you are too. If you have questions, suggestions, or would like to help out, please send us an email or say hi on campus!