Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall 2011 Upcoming Events

September 22, 2011
Student chapter meeting in CDC room 17 5:00 pm.  
MN SLA Chapter president will be joining us to explain the benefits of joining the chapter.  We also would like to talk about future topics and speakers to bring into future meetings.   

October 20, 2011
Student chapter meeting in CDC room 17 5:00 pm. 
Join us as we start planning our biggest fundraiser of the year - a silent auction to be held at the Holiday party!  The money we raise at the silent auction will be used to send one of our students to the annual SLA conference in Chicago(July 2012).   

November 17, 2011
Student chapter meeting in CDC room 17 5:00 pm. 
Final preparations for the silent auction

December 15, 2011
Student chapter meeting in CDC room 17 5:00 pm.
Join us as we celebrate the end of the semester!

We are also working on a library tour. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

MLIS Outside the Box

Please join us for a panel discussion on non-traditional ways to use your MLIS degree.  We have several members from our chapter who will discuss what they do and how they use their MLIS skills and provide advice for students who are interested in non-traditional roles.

Monday April 11, 2011 
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Cdc 017

Panel members:

Eileen Quam:  Information Architect/Application Development Team Lead

Rachel Pennig: Customer Support Manager Recurly (recurring billing startup located in San Francisco CA) joining via Skype (alumnus)

Margaret Ostrander: Manager Search at Thomson Reuters (alumnus)

Mike Schatz: Web/software and database programmer who has worked at companies ranging from 2 people to large multi-national corporations 

Terri Horseman: Business Information Specialist focuses on market and competitive intelligence Cargill (alumnus)

Friday, March 25, 2011

SLA President Talk with SGO Professional Development Funds

Good news!  Were you planning on attending the "Future Ready" event with Cindy Romaine, 2011 SLA President, on Monday, April 4?  Well, the $15 student fee for her formal presentation qualifies for professional development funding from the St. Kate's SGO.  And it is easy to apply!

To learn more about the SGO Professional Development Fund go to the MLIS Program Internal Website (via Kateway), then click on:
  • Menu:  Get Involved -> SGO
  • Click on "SGO Professional Development Fund" link
  • Download the guidelines and application form PDF file
If you have questions about the SGO Professional Development Fund contact Andrew Crow.  His contact information is listed on the professional development fund page mentioned above.

For questions about the "Future Ready" event contact the SLA Student Group at stkatesla@gmail.com or see our blog post announcement for event and registration information.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Meet the 2011 SLA President!

In all of our MLIS classes we envision the library and information profession of the future. Here at St. Kate’s we will have a special opportunity to meet and have a discussion with the 2011 SLA President Cindy Romaine. Cindy’s platform for 2011 is “Future Ready.” This year SLA members are discussing what it means to be Future Ready in the blog Future Ready 365. Every day since the beginning of the year someone has posted their idea of Future Ready. What is yours?

On the evening of April 4 Cindy Romaine will be presenting and leading a discussion here at St. Catherine’s. Before the formal presentation, Cindy would like to talk with students and faculty to hear what Future Ready means to you and how the MLIS education fits into your view. Please join us for the student discussion from 5 - 5:30 p.m. and then stay for the formal presentation and discussion beginning at 5:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the SLA and is being hosted by the St. Kate’s SLA Student Group. It will take place in the MLIS department area in the Coeur de Catherine lower level.

Registration for this event on Monday April 4, 2011 is in 2 PARTS:
  1. Student Discussion - 5 - 5:30 p.m.  CdC 17
    • FREE - but we would like to know if you plan to attend (not required, if you decide at the last minute)
    • Please RSVP to the student group at stkatesla@gmail.com
  2. Cindy Romaine’s “Future Ready” presentation, discussion, & networking
    Coeur de Catherine Lower Level Atrium and CdC 17
    5:30 - 6:00 - Registration & Networking
    6:00 - 7:45 - Presentation by Cindy and discussion
    Light appetizers and beverages will be available

The second part of the evening, Cindy’s presentation, is limited to 40, so hurry and sign up today!

This is a great opportunity for us to speak with a leader in the information profession. I hope you can join us!

* This fee for a professional speaker is eligible for professional development funds from St. Kate's MLIS SGO.  See the SGO page on the MLIS department's internal Website within Kateway.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Apply for the SLA Conference Scholarship

This year the student group is able to offer a $1,700 scholarship for a St. Kate's MLIS student to attend the SLA Annual Conference.  The 2011 conference will be held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 12 - 15.

To apply:
  • Submit an essay of 1,500 words.
  • Be a first-time conference attendee.
  • Be a St. Kate's MLIS student and a SLA member (student membership fee is $40).
Application deadline is March 14, 2011

See the scholarship page on the student group's Web site for full information about the scholarship, criteria for the essay, and where to submit your application.

See the SLA Web site for more information on about the 2011 Annual Conference.

For questions send an email to the student group on our Contact Us page.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Congratulations St. Kate's MLIS!!

The St. Catherine University Master of Library and Information Science program received initial accreditation from the American Library Association.  This is wonderful news for all of us here at St. Kate’s!  See the St. Catherine University announcement.