Wednesday, October 29, 2008

St. Kate's SLA Student Group Fundraising Winner

The wine basket was won by Claire Stokes. Congratulations, Claire!

Thanks to the generosity of MN SLA members, we were able to raise $190 last night at the SLA Night of Honors. Special thanks to The Wine Thief in St. Paul for donating a bottle each of red & white wine. (see http://www.winethief.net)

If you didn't get a chance to enter the drawing, the student group will be having a silent auction at the Holiday Party December 11th. Look for more information soon.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Scholarship Donations

Would you be interested in helping award a St. Kate's MLIS Student the SLA Scholarship? Are you unable to attend an event to donate?

Here is another way to give:
Please make the check out to: CSC SLA Group

Mail it to:
Elizabeth Scheibel
CSC SLA Group
1705 E 46th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Resume Event Success

The Resume Event co-sponsored by our group and the MLIS department was a success! 27 people attended and heard Judy Galt of Galt Information Services, LLC give an overview of resumes. Attendees then were able to review their own resume with Renee Weddle, Librarian at Cargill; Jane Ann Nelson, Library Director at Augsburg or Marilyn Cathcart, MLIS Assistant Professor and former Director of the Legislative Library.

Judy's slides are posted on St. Kate's website if you are interested.

Thank you to all who helped make the event a success!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Recap: Tour of the MHS Library

Last night the St. Kate's SLA Student Group, in partnership with CALCO, hosted a tour of the library at the Minnesota History Center.

Librarian Brigid Shields took us on a whirlwind tour of the library, showing us the books, inventories and microfilms in the library's reading rooms, and also the underground storage areas. Tour attendees were astounded by the sheer volume in these dim, climate controlled rooms: room underneath room of stacks, and football field sized areas of shelves - and yet, like many libraries, space is running out to house the collections.

We got the basics on the most popular reasons people use the library's resources: you can do research on your family (including birth, death, and immigration records), house history (try searching: college st catherine - no CdC in the 1920's!), and various topics in Minnesota history.

Tour attendees included 12 MLIS students, 2 alumnae, 12 librarians (including representatives from 4 CALCO libraries), and even 2 prospective MLIS students. It seems likely that many of us will be back - seeing all the library has to offer was an inspiration to learn more about our families and our state!

Sincere thanks to:
Dru Frykberg (DEED Library) and CALCO for approaching the student group to set up a tour, sponsoring the event, and providing snacks!
Brigid Shields for doing a wonderful tour and packing so much in!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Donate for a chance to win!

Donate for a chance to win a unique gift basket!
Minnesota SLA Chapter's Night of Honors
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
5:30-7:30pm
HGA (701 Washington Ave. N, Minneapolis)

Here is your chance to support the St. Kate's SLA Student Group and send a student to the 2009 SLA Conference in Washington, D.C.! For donations given during the Night of Honors, your name will be put into a drawing for a gift basket.

The basket includes wine, chocolate, cocktail napkins, and more.

Thank you for your support!