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 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 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

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.:

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 ( 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 @

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

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.