Saturday, March 29, 2008

Congratulations Lacey Mamak!

Lacey is the winner of this year's CSC SLA Student Group Conference Scholarship. The scholarship will send Lacey to the SLA 2008 Annual Conference in Seattle , WA this June.

Lacey Mamak is a member of both the SLA Minnesota chapter and the St. Kate's SLA student group. She currently works at the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library as the senior library assistant. Prior to her work at the Legislative Library, she worked at the Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in Charlottesville , Virginia , and the Mills College Library in Oakland, California . She received her B.A. in psychology from Mills College and is excited to graduate with her M.L.I.S. from St. Kate's. Lacey would like to thank the student group and Minnesota chapter for this amazing opportunity.

Look forward to reading about her experience in the MN SLA chapter bulletin following the conference.

Congratulations Lacey!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Join us for Happy Hour!

The St. Kate's SLA  Student Group invites you to a happy hour!
Monday, April 7th at 6:00 pm 
Green Mill on Grand Ave in St. Paul

Join us for a fun, informational meeting looking forward to the student group goals, activities and leadership for next year.  Or just stop by to say "Hi" and take a quick break before we all start thinking about finals!

Hope to see you all there!


Thursday, March 27, 2008

On April 23rd, You Could Win a Spring Gift Basket!

Wednesday April 23rd (Time TBA)

Information Ethics Town Hall Meeting

Maplewood Public Library

3025 Southlawn Drive, Maplewood

For donations given at this SLA MN Chapter event, your name will be put into a drawing for this "Spring Gardens" gift basket, containing whimsicle garden stones and sign, stylish gardening gloves, a handmade, jewled flower bookmark, and more.

All donations support the St. Kate's SLA Student Group scholarship sponsoring a library & information science student to attend the SLA 2008 Annual Conference.

Thank you for your support,
St. Kate’s SLA Student Group
StKateSLA@gmail.com

Save the Date - OneGig Initiative Event April 14th

High Speed for Minnesota: OneGig for All by 2015

What could be more important to information professionals than increased access to information? That's exactly what the High Speed MN bill proposes to do by calling for 1GigB to each Minnesota home by 2015.

Rick King, Chief Operations Officer at Thomson West, is an active member of the The GIG Group and will provide an overview of the High Speed Minnesota Bill.

Come out to learn about the creation of critical statewide statewide information policy!

Monday April 14th, 7 - 8 pm
Coeur de Catherine Student Center, Room 362,
College of St. Catherine, 2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul

Go to GIG Group website http://www.giggroup.org/ to learn more. This is an important issue for libraries & information centers and each of us as citizens.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

More chances to win - Gift Baskets Galore!

You could be just like SLA member Karen Wood, was the lucky winner of our first gift basket fundraiser.

Get ready for an April SLA event where you'll have a chance to win this darling gift basket stuffed with spring gardening essentials.

Donations support the St. Kate's SLA Student Group scholarship sponsoring a library & information science student to attend the SLA 2008 Annual Conference.

For donations given at this event, your name will be put into a drawing for this "Spring Gardens" gift basket, containing whimsicle garden stones and sign, stylish gardening gloves, a handmade, jewled flower bookmark, and more.

Watch this blog for dates, time, location and all other details for this event - to be posted soon!

Our final Gift Basket Blowout will take place in May at a MN Chapter SLA event - time & place TBA as well!

Thank you for your support,
St. Kate’s SLA Student Group
StKateSLA@gmail.com

St. Kate's SLA Tour Draws Crowd

Over 30 library students and librarians from across the Twin Cities gathered at the Walker Art Center library on Thursday March 6th for a tour of this very special library.

Rosemary Furtak, Walker Librarian, led the group through an amazing collection focused on modern art. The library even keeps verticle clipping files brimming with information about well-known to emerging artists, including obscure ephemera not readily found elsewhere. The group got to experience the Walker archives and hear about the wide range of images that are kept to document that museum's happenings -- including photos of every exhibit that the Walker has ever produced. The tour concluded with the chance to look at - and in some cases, play with - an array of art books that Rosemary had assembled for the tour. These unique artist-created works were a joy to see and touch (after donning appropriate archives gloves, of course!).

Thanks to all who participated. The St. Kate's SLA Student Group looks forward to planning further tours beginning next fall. If you have an idea of a special library you've always wanted to see, please contact us at StKateSLA@gmail.com