Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It's Not Too Late! Register Today for the SLA Holiday Party


Registration closes today, 
but you can still register now!

or see more information about the event below.



SLA-MN and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) invite you to:

December 12, 2012 
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Rauenhorst Ballroom in Coeur de Catherine
St. Catherine University
(Student's Attend Free)


Celebrate the season with the St. Kate's SLA student chapter at the SLA holiday party.

Enjoy refreshments and networking with chapter members throughout the night. St. Catherine University SLA Student Group is hosting a silent auction with funds raised being used to support a scholarship for a St. Kate Student to attend the 2013 SLA Conference in 
San Diego.

In addition, the MN chapter is holding a raffle at the event for a one year student membership to SLA. Student membership provides great benefits such as scholarships and unique learning opportunities. You must be present to win the one year student membership.

Registration is required. Please register by Tuesday, December 4th.

Learn More at SLA_MN's Blog

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Register Now: SLA Holiday Party at St. Kate's on December 12th


SLA-MN and the Minnesota Association of Law Libraries (MALL) invite you to:

December 12, 2012 
5:30 – 8:30 pm
Rauenhorst Ballroom in Coeur de Catherine
St. Catherine University
(Student's Attend Free)


Celebrate the season with the St. Kate's SLA student chapter at the SLA holiday party.

Enjoy refreshments and networking with chapter members throughout the night. St. Catherine University SLA Student Group is hosting a silent auction with funds raised being used to support a scholarship for a St. Kate Student to attend the 2013 SLA Conference in 
San Diego.

In addition, the MN chapter is holding a raffle at the event for a one year student membership to SLA. Student membership provides great benefits such as scholarships and unique learning opportunities. You must be present to win the one year student membership.

Registration is required. Please register by Tuesday, December 4th.

Job Posting: Reference Associate at The Minnesota Historical Society



REFERENCE ASSOCIATE (Part-time)

The Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) seeks applicants to provide reference service to MHS researchers and staff; and to work on projects related to reference service as a member of a reference staff team.  Read More

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Reminder: Donations Needed for the Silent Auction on December 12th

We are still looking for donations for the silent auction fundraiser to send a St. Kate’s MLIS student to the SLA Annual Conference being held in San Diego in 2013. Learn more

Registration will be opening soon for the SLA Holiday Party 2012.  Mark your calendars to celebrate the season with St. Kate's SLA student chapter, SLA-MN, and MALL. 


Wednesday, December 12, 2012
St. Catherine University

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Support Our Student Scholarship Fund for the SLA Annual Conference


On Wednesday, December 12, 2012, the St. Kate’s Special Library Association Student Group will be hosting a Silent Auction fundraiser at the Holiday Party event sponsored by MALL and SLA in the Ballroom at St. Kate’s Coeur de Catherine in St. Paul to raise funds for a scholarship.

This scholarship will help send a St. Kate’s MLIS student to the SLA Annual Conference being held in San Diego in 2013.

We would love your help with donations!
  • Gift certificates – Gas Stations, Restaurants, coffee/tea shops, movie theaters, book retailers, pet stores, craft stores, Home Depot, Best Buy – any place you frequent
  • Gift baskets – wine/liquor, bath items, BBQ tools
  • Tickets to sporting or cultural events – MN Wild, MN Twins, Guthrie
  • Memberships – museums, cultural
  • Hand-crafted items - jewelry, purses, scarves, quilt
  • Photography or Artwork
  • An invitation to dinner or a home-cooked meal
  • An hour of housecleaning service or some babysitting

Anything YOU WOULD like to bid on!

Do you have a friend or relative with a creative flare, or deep pockets that would like to contribute something?
Donations may be dropped off at St. Kate’s in a box in the MLIS office near the reception desk. If you would like to schedule a pickup or have questions, please contact Carol Lynn O’Gara at carollynnogara@yahoo.com or 612-986-3143.

Please submit donations by Wednesday, December 5th.

Please remember, your donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated by the St. Kate’s SLA student group and the MLIS students at St. Kate’s.

Thank you!!

Job Opportunity: Librarian II/Law Library at Washington County


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or equivalent
    AND
  • Two years of professional Librarian experience
Must have own means of reliable transportation for business purposes; individuals operating a motor vehicle for county business must possess a valid driver's license. 

RESPONSIBILITIESProvides assistance and instruction to Law Library customers on using electronic databases, internet, library catalog, and library collection. Overall responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the Law Library and support of Washington County Law Library Board. Coordinate legal seminars and clinics for the Washington County Bar and the public.
DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE:
  • Paid experience as a professional Librarian in a law library
  • Experience using legal research tools and techniques
  • Experience using electronic legal resources, e.g. Westlaw
  • Paid experience providing public services in a law library
Read more about the position at http://www.co.washington.mn.us/employment/.


Saturday, November 3, 2012

Save the Date! SLA-MN Holiday Party on December 12th

The annual SLA-MN Holiday will be held on December 12, 2012 at St. Catherine University. This annual event is a great opportunity for student networking and also includes a silent auction. More details will be announced soon, 

Please mark your calendars to save this date!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Friends of the Libraries Event at St. Kate's: The Intersection of Politics and Media


Join SLA-MN members and Friends of the Libraries for:

“The Intersection of Politics and Media” 
Wednesday, Oct. 24
6:00-7:30 p.m.
 at the Henrietta Schmoll Rauenhorst Hall
 Coeur de Catherine at St. Kate’s.

Presented by John Rash – Star Tribune editorial writer, Rash Report columnist. This is the Fall Gala of the Friends of the St. Catherine University Libraries. Read more about the event.

After the program, SLA-MN will head to the nearby Highland Grill, 771 S. Cleveland Ave., for food, drinks and lots to talk about it!

If you haven’t attended a salon before, now’s your chance. Salons offer members and non-members low-cost networking events that are educational, interesting and fun. The cost of the salon is free and you pay for your food and drink at Highland Grill.  Learn more about the salon series.

Hope you can make it!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Join our advisory committee


St. Kate's Student SLA chapter is looking for 3-4 advisory committee members.  The student chapter has a long history of presenting great events throughout the year on campus or working in conjunction with the MN SLA chapter.  We are looking for students to join our advisory committee – we welcome first year students too! We would like to continue this tradition by expanding our advisory committee.   We are looking for individuals to help plan a couple of events a year and expect the time commitment to be very minimal   We work via email with short quick meetings as needed.   
 
Here are some details on some of our upcoming events: 
  • Every December we host a silent auction at the MN SLA chapter holiday party.    These funds send a student member to the SLA conference every year.   And this is a great fun opportunity to network with chapter members.
  •  We would like to host a career development type event and would love to work with our advisory committee to plan a great event.  In the past, we have hosted a panel discussion of non-traditional careers for MLIS graduates. And    we have worked with the chapter on events at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and 3M World of Innovation.  
We do have a great relationship with the MN chapter so planning events is fun and great opportunity to meet with lots of professionals in the twin cities area.   

If you are interested in joining our advisory committee or have additional questions, please email Lynn Stang at LMStang@stkate.edu by 10/2/12.   Thank you 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

SLA Chapter Event: Learn to influence others at Oct. 9 CE

SLA-Minnesota is hosting an continuing education event:


Use your influence! Crafting your message 

to achieve awareness & support


PROGRAM (From SLA-Minnesota's blog post)
You MUST use your expertise to influence others, especially when promoting your value and the importance of your services to your organization’s decision makers.

Plan to attend this interactive workshop to learn to influence others through a communication styles assessment, exercises and an introduction to powerful influence tools. You will leave with a personal influencing plan that fits your style and the needs unique to your work environment. Presented by Cheryl Leitschuh, a leadership development consultant. Learn more about Leitschuh at http://career-future.com/.

When: October 9th at 1:00
Where: Hennepin County Library’s Southdale Branch
Register by: Tuesday, October 2

For more information about the event and to register visit SLA-Minnesota's blog.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Job Posting Announcement: Library and Media Specialist at a local nonprofit

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center (MIWRC)  has a position available for a Library and Media Specialist.  Please see the posting from Minnesota Council of Nonprofits  or visit the MIWRC website.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Congratulations to the Winner of the SLA Event Raffle


Congratulations to Allison Spies. Allison won the free registration to MN-SLA Chapter event: The Special Library as an Information Commons at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts on September 20th.
You can still register this weekend and take advantage of the early bird student rate of $20. This student rate increases to $35 after 9/10.  Register Now!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Students - Enter to Win an Opportunity to Attend the September 20th SLA Event for Free!

Are you interested in attending  The Special Library as an Information Commons at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts?

We are raffling off one free registration to this event for a St. Kate's MLIS student courtesy of a SLA-Minnesota member .

To enter in the raffle, send the following information to imdept@stkate.edu by Friday, September 7 at 3:30 pm CST:
  • Subject Line: Entry to SLA Event Raffle 
  • Name
  • Phone Number
  • E-mail address
See the event information included below.

Note: You must be a current MLIS student at St. Kate's to be eligible for this free registration!
_____________________________________________________________

Registration is open for the MN SLA Chapter  Sept. 20 program, “The Special Library as an Information Commons,” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Member Jill Strand and her co-presenters will discuss how the special library as an “information commons” can contribute to an organization’s mission and financial success. Their session was featured at last year’s Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. In addition, we’ll tour the museum library.

Wait, it gets better. This is a membership recruitment event so members can bring nonmember guests for free! Learn more and register by Monday, Sept. 10 at http://bit.ly/OrxRvn.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

SLA-Minnesota Event: The Special Library as an Information Commons & Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum Library tour


Registration is open for the MN SLA Chapter  Sept. 20 program, “The Special Library as an Information Commons,” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
Member Jill Strand and her co-presenters will discuss how the special library as an “information commons” can contribute to an organization’s mission and financial success. Their session was featured at last year’s Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference. In addition, we’ll tour the museum library.

Wait, it gets better. This is a membership recruitment event so members can bring nonmember guests for free! Learn more and register by Monday, Sept. 10 at http://bit.ly/OrxRvn.

Friday, May 25, 2012

MLIS/LIBS Alumnae Picnic on June 7th

MLIS/LIBS Alumnae Picnic
When: Thursday, June 7, 2012  
Where: St. Catherine University Quad 5-7pm

You are invited to a summer picnic for MLIS/LIBS  St. Kate’s/Dominican graduates (and MLIS current students) in the quad.  Rain site: Coeur de Catherine.  Enjoy food and refreshments as you reconnect with library friends and colleagues.  Play trivia!  Free!   RVSP to alumnae@stkate.edu or 651-690-6666

Sponsored by the Friends of the St. Catherine University Libraries

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Upcoming Summer Events

MLIS Summer Picnic 
Thursday, June 7th
Time and locations TBD
The evening of Thursday, June 7th is the date for the St. Kate’s/Dominican LIBS and MLIS graduate and students picnic.  Come hang out with current students and former classmates.  Also learn more about the Friends of the St. Kate Libraries, our refreshment sponsor. Watch for more information.

Bring your boss to June 11 CI luncheon
Monday, June 11
Land O'Lakes Inc. in Arden Hills
Registration is open for the Monday, June 11 lunch event “LinkedIn and Social Media for Competitive and Market Intelligence” featuring Cynthia Barber, senior competitive intelligence specialist at Medtronic. This is a bring-your-boss program and your manager/supervisor attends for free. Please register on or by Friday, June 1 at http://bit.ly/JjGk4X. The event will be at Land O'Lakes Inc. in Arden Hills.

SLA-MN Salon
Wednesday, June 13
 
Time, location and topic TBD. More at http://bit.ly/JPiPyj.

Second Harvest Volunteer Project
SaturdayAug. 4 
9 a.m.-noon
Second Harvest in Golden Valley
MALL members will join us to sort and pack food for food shelves and soup kitchens. Watch for more details & registration information

Enter to Win a Free Student SLA Membership

Do you like hearing about the latest legal cases or staying on top business and legal trends?  Then consider being a Law Librarian!   Law librarians work in many settings including law schools, law firms, government libraries and many public and private companies.  They go by many titles:  law librarian, researcher or information analyst. 

 If you’re interested in learning more about this exciting field, then join the SLA Legal Division.  SLA Legal Division offers a wide variety of online education opportunities designed to sharpen professional skills throughout your career.  Previous webinar topics have included using social media tools for research, business communication, and career development/job search.  You can also find a mentor to help you learn more about law librarianship.

SLA Legal Division also offers several grants to attend the annual conference.  The conference creates an environment for networking, communication, learning and other developmental opportunities for information professionals. Student membership is only $40.  This includes one chapter and one division.  Here’s the membership link.: http://www.sla.org/content/membership/joinsla/index.cfm

As an incentive to join Legal Division, the Student Relations Group will sponsor a contest to win 10 SLA student memberships.  Just write a short paragraph describing your interest in the legal information profession and send this to SLA Student Relations Group Chair Grace Rosales (tokila66@gmail.com) by Friday, June 22, 2012.  Winning entries will receive a one-year free membership with SLA.  We will need a receipt of payment and we will send you reimbursement for payment of your membership.  If you are currently a member, we will pay for your next renewal.  Winners will be notified byFriday, June 29.  Please note that if you are a winner we would like to get a photo of you to include with the winning entries along with a signed waiver so that we can use it for future promotional materials. 

Come join us and explore the exciting field of law librarianship!  Send in your entries today!

Any questions?  Feel free to contact the SLA Student Relations Group Chair:
Grace Rosales @ tokila66@gmail.com

KSTP reports on the MnDOT Library


An announcement in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal promoting SLA-MN's Minnesota Department of Transportation Library program led to KSTP's report at http://bit.ly/KR1a6w.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Announcing 2012 SLA Conference Scholarship Winner


We are very excited to announce that Carol Lynn O'Gara is the winner of the 2012 SLA conference scholarship!!!   


Carol Lynn is a very active co-leader of the St. Kate's student SLA group.   In fact she has done a great job coordinating the silent auction for the last couple of years.   She will graduate this fall so attending the conference this summer is perfect timing.    She is also active in the MN SLA chapter.   This scholarship is well-deserved after her years of service to the SLA student group.   

Please join us in saying congratulations to Carol Lynn on this award and have fun in Chicago this summer.   We look forward to hearing about your experience when you return.