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 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
  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.