The student group sponsored two events in October, the Plymouth Library Tour and Speed Networking event and Salon #4 – How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All. Both events were in collaboration with the MN chapter and it was great to see so many students and MN chapter members at the events.
On October 15, the student group hosted its first Salon series event for the Marilyn Johnson lecture, How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All, held at St. Catherine University. Ms. Johnson spoke of how once she lost her research and IT department at Time magazine, she discovered the myriad of services available to her at her public library and how they have saved her personally and professionally. She spoke the praises of librarians far and wide!
Afterwards, the dinner, drinks and discussion at Geordies 454 Bistro was well attended by MN Chapter members and St. Kate’s students and faculty. And, the best surprise of all, Marilyn Johnson joined us for dinner! For the first Salon hosting by the student group, it was great to see so many of you at the lecture and enjoy your conversation over a nice meal. Thank you so much to all who attended!
Then on October 18, the student group and the MN Chapter hosted a fascinating tour of the Plymouth Library. Jonathan Strand, the building’s architect, explained the technical green design details of the building and the many design considerations for meeting the needs of the Plymouth librarians and the Plymouth community. After the tour, several students and MN chapter members stayed for an experiment in speed networking. It was fun getting to know new people 4-5 minutes at a time!
The Student Group thanks the MN chapter for joining the St. Catherine University MLIS students for these events.