Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Professional E-Portfolio Event

Are you beginning or in the middle of a job search?

Come learn about an exciting way to market yourself, the principles of a good portfolio, how to tailor it for your MLIS skill set, and tips for using an e-portfolio in your job search.

The St. Kate's SLA Student Group and the St. Kate's MLIS department are proud to present:

Marketing Yourself with a Professional E-Portfolio
Monday, March 8, 2010
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Coeur de Catherine, room 20

Ellen Richter-Norgel, Director of Student Retention at St. Catherine University, will take us through the process of creating an electronic portfolio that will help you stand out in a crowd, especially in this tight job market. Eight years ago Ellen developed the workshop "Developing Your Professional E-Portfolio." She continues to teach this free course to St. Kate undergrads, graduate students, and alumni. Ellen will discuss what a portfolio is and what it isn't, the important elements in a portfolio, things to include and what to leave out. We will also discuss tailoring your message around important MLIS skill sets. In addition, Ellen has many examples of e-portfolios to share.

Come join us!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

SLA 2010 Conference Scholarship Awarded

We're pleased to announce that the winner of this year's conference scholarship is Polly Perkins. The scholarship, up to $2000 in reimbursements, will send Polly to the SLA 2010 Annual Conference in New Orleans this June.

Polly Perkins has been a member of both the SLA Minnesota Chapter and the St Kate's Student SLA Group for two years. She has been part of the leadership team for the Student Group this academic year and plans to graduate in May of 2011. Last year, she parlayed a student library internship at Enclos Corp, a design/build specialty construction firm in Eagan, into a full-time position as their solo librarian. She is in the middle of rolling out an online knowledge center at Enclos and is very excited to attend her first SLA conference. Librarianship is Polly's third career;previously, she was a hospital administrator specializing in EPA/OSHA regulations and adult education, and later, she was a landscape designer for a local nursery. She is grateful for the opportunity to learn from the forward thinkers at the SLA conference and is looking forward to bringing back all her new-found knowledge to share.

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

Congratulations, Polly!