Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Register for the Holiday Party Today!

Just a reminder that the registration deadline* for the SLA Holiday Party is TODAY!  You can register here:  http://slaholidayparty13.eventbrite.com
 
This is a fun social event and a great way to network with people working in the field. Students attend for a discounted price and beer and wine is included. If you are still interested in volunteering to support the silent auction please let us know (volunteer registration costs are covered). New this year - guests can attend as well, so feel free to bring someone (full price for guests).
 
* For those of you volunteering, please wait to register until you receive an email from us with instructions.
 
WHEN & WHERE: 5:30–8:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013
HGA
Ford Center Building
420 North 5th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
 
 
See you there!

Monday, November 25, 2013

SLA Student Group Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting. Upcoming topics include library tours, how the SLA Holiday Party and silent auction went, Thank You cards for silent auction donations, discussion of meeting dates for Spring semester, volunteer and networking opportunities.

Tuesday, December 10th
CdC 017
5:15 - 5:45 pm

Hope we see you there!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Silent Auction Planning Meeting Tomorrow

Join us to help plan the silent auction for the SLA-Minnesota Holiday Party!


Silent Auction Planning Meeting
Thursday, November 14th
5:15 - 5:45 pm
CdC 05

We'll discuss what is needed before and during the auction.  All contributions are welcome and needed!  Let us know via email if you can't make the planning meeting and are interested in helping out and we'll include you in follow-up emails.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Call for Donations for the Silent Auction Scholarship Fundraiser

This scholarship will help send a St. Kate's MLIS student to the 2014 SLA Annual Conference in Vancouver. We would love your help with donations! Please let Lori Donovan know as soon as possible if you are donating to the auction. Donations are due by Thursday, December 5th.

Friday, November 8, 2013

SLA Student Group Meeting on Tuesday

Join us this next Tuesday for our monthly meeting and bring your calendar! Upcoming topics include library tours, the SLA holiday party and silent auction, volunteer and networking opportunities.

Tuesday, November 12th
CdC 017
5:15 - 5:45 pm

Hope we see you there!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

We Need Your Help! Silent Auction Planning Meeting

Join us to help plan the silent auction for the SLA-Minnesota Holiday Party.


Silent Auction Planning Meeting
Thursday, November 14th
5:15 - 5:45 pm
Coeur de Catherine - Room TBD

We'll discuss what is needed before and during the auction.  All contributions are welcome and needed!  If you can't make the planning meeting and are interested in helping out please let us know via email and we will include you in follow-up emails.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

SLA MN Holiday Party - December 9th

The SLA-Minnesota Chapter holiday party will be on
Monday, Dec. 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm 
at HGA Ford Center Building 
420 North 5th Street, Suite 100 
Minneapolis MN 55401 
Here is a map 

Look forward to food, adult refreshments, music, a vendor fair and the student group silent auction! Members of any library or like-minded associations are encouraged to attend*… Register here
Deadline to register is December 3rd 


Interested in HGA, click here for more information 


* MLIS student volunteers are needed to help with the auction. Student auction volunteers will be reimbursed for their SLA Holiday Party registration after the event. See Amelia Snetting for details.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Copyright Lunch Event Nov. 4 @ Cargill

Join MN-SLA for “Copyright: Social Media, Mobile Access, Open Content and More” 

Monday, November 4
11:30 – 1:30 pm
Cargill Office Center
$15 for students
(includes lunch)

MN-SLA is presenting two featured speakers: Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian from the University of Minnesota, and Troy Baker from the Copyright Clearance Center.

Part 1: “Open” Content Resources in the Special Libraries Context
The programs starts with an introduction to open content: resources that are free for public access and/or use, but not always fully understood. We’ll discuss some of the unique issues this content may pose in the corporate and other special libraries contexts, as well as some of the great advantages it can offer. Specific examples will include Creative Commons licenses, Open Access academic publications and archives and some public domain resources.

Part 2: Copyright Compliance Challenges

Today more than ever before, employees are using Twitter, Google, You Tube and other content sharing sites. Valuable information is easily accessible and employees enjoy ubiquitous access to copyright protected music, images and text as a part of their everyday work life. Awareness of the copyright implications and best practices in content reuse are important factors in making educated decisions around the use of copyright protected materials.

REGISTRATION
Register no later than Monday, October 28 at https://sla-mn-copyright.eventbrite.com.


See http://minnesota.sla.org/event/copyright-social-mobile-open-more/ for more information.

* Above information from SLA-MN's website.

Monday, October 7, 2013

SLA Student Group Meeting on Tuesday

Join us this Tuesday for our monthly meeting. Upcoming topics include SLA holiday party and silent auction, volunteer and networking opportunities.

Tuesday, October 8th
CdC 017
5:15 - 5:45 pm

Hope we see you there!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Are you going to MLA on October 10-11?

The SLA-MN chapter is looking for students and SLA members to help host the SLA table at the conference.

If you are going to the conference and have some time, please consider helping out. This is a great opportunity to meet other SLA members.

Visit the SLA-MN Blog for more information

Thursday, September 12, 2013

MN-SLA Chapter Volunteer Event - September 21st

Join the MN-SLA chapter members at the 3rd annual volunteer event on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the The Science Museum of Minnesota!

Volunteers are needed to prep items to be used on the floor and in classrooms. Depending on what classes and activities we have on the floor in October you could be cutting plastic bottles, making buttons, hot gluing you name it.”

This is an opportunity to volunteer, meet local library association members and spend the day at the Science Museum.

Learn more and register now at SLA-MN's website:  http://minnesota.sla.org/chapter-volunteer-event-at-the-science-musuem-of-minnesota/. (Registration is Due on Friday, August 13th!)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Join us for our first meeting of the school year!


Tuesday, September 10 at 5:15 p.m.
in CdC 017 

Join us this Tuesday for a brief introduction to the St. Kate's Special Libraries Student Group and to get to know other students interested in special libraries. The meeting will be only a half hour with plenty of time to get to your 6:00 pm class.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Celebrate SLA-MN's 70th Anniversary on August 8th

SLA-Minnesota invites students to attend at a special price*:

70th Anniversary Celebration Featuring SLA President-Elect Kate Arnold

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Celebrate SLA-MN’s 70th anniversary with us!  On August 8th, we’ll take a look at where we’ve been and where we’re going as a chapter and an association.  SLA International President-Elect Kate Arnold, the first person outside the US to hold the position, will be our featured speaker.  Other highlights include an updated history and archives display, and one lucky attendee will win a $50 Amazon gift card!

As a registered attendee, you are welcome to go to the museum early and pick up a wristband at will call to enjoy the exhibits prior to the party (a $13 value – just let them know at will call that you’re there for the SLA evening event), or the museum is open until 9 pm that evening.

WHEN
Thursday, August 8th, 2013

5-6 pm Registration & Social Hour
6-8 pm Dinner & Program


WHERE
Science Museum of MN -- Argon Room
120 Kellogg Blvd. W
St. Paul, MN 55102

COST
*$20 for students

Learn more at SLA-MN's websitel.

REGISTRATION
Register no later than Monday, July 29th at http://sla-mn-anniversary.eventbrite.com/.
Please note: We are unable to accept late registrations for this event.

Contact Kerry Walsh with registration questions.
  

Registration includes dinner and one drink ticket

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Congratulations to our 2013 SLA Conference Scholarship Awardee!

Lynn Stang is the awardee of this year's St. Kate's SLA Student Group Conference Scholarship. The scholarship will send Lynn to the SLA 2013 Annual Conference in San Diego this June. Congratulations Lynn -- and enjoy the conference! 




Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Get Involved with the SLA Student Group


You are invited to our spring wrap-up meeting and an initial 2014 planning meeting on Tuesday, May 7th.  At this meeting we will wrap up this year and also start thinking about what we can do as a group next year. 

We are looking for new members to get involved this next year but also encourage you to come if you are just interested in learning more about the group. 

SLA Student Group Meeting
Tuesday, May 7
5:25 - 6:00 pm
CdC 5

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Friday, April 19, 2013

$500 Award for a CSC Student Interested in Special Librarianship


The Grieg Aspnes Memorial Award
$500 Award for a  St. Catherine University Student Interested in Special Librarianship

Library and Information Science students, either full-time or part-time, are invited to apply for an award of $500.00 and complimentary membership in the Special Libraries Association and the Minnesota Chapter of SLA.  The award is limited to students who will graduate in December 2013 or later.  The criteria are:

  1. Interest in special librarianship, as shown by course selection or past experience;
  2. Leadership abilities, demonstrated in either academic or extracurricular activities;
  3. Overall academic achievements.

Students who are interested in applying should submit a letter addressing the criteria listed above, a resume, and a copy of their transcript of courses in library and information science to:

Dr. Deborah Grealy, Associate Dean
MLIS Program
St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue  m.s. 4125
St. Paul, MN  55105

The application deadline is Wednesday, June 5th, 2013.

The Award will be formally presented at the August 2013 meeting of the Minnesota Chapter.

About the Award
The Grieg Aspnes Memorial Award is in honor of Grieg Aspnes, a talented librarian at Cargill, a past president of the Special Libraries Association, and an active leader in its Minnesota Chapter, Information Technology and Advertising Divisions, and Education Committee.  Grieg was also a strong advocate of the information profession and was a guest lecturer in the library schools at St. Catherine’s and the University of Minnesota.  This award, made only to St. Catherine University students, is funded by the Minnesota Chapter of the Special Libraries for the purpose of encouraging the recipient to pursue a career in special librarianship.  St. Catherine University expresses its appreciation to the Aspnes family and the Minnesota Chapter of SLA for providing this grant award.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Reminder: MLIS Outside the Box II Tonight!


MLIS Outside the Box II - April 8, 2013

Join us for a panel discussion on non-traditional ways to use your MLIS degree.  We have members from the MN-SLA 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 8, 2013 
6:00 to 7:30 pm 
CDC 017
St. Catherine University
(Networking and refreshments begin at 6:00.
Program begins at 6:30)

Panel members:
  • Chris Jacobs:  Advanced Research Specialist, 3M
    Besides her role at 3M, Chris also teaches a course on alternative careers for librarians at St. Kate’s
  • Noelle Lowrie: Global patent research leader General Mills
    Noelle recently received the 2012 SLA Minnesota Innovation in Action award from the MN SLA chapter for her work in improving a vendor product that empower researchers in the food industry to make powerful connections with data to assist them in their daily work.
  • Dru Frykburg: Senior librarian for the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
    Dru has a wide range of experience in the library world including working at public, academic and government agencies libraries.
  • Chad Eng: Sr. Marketing Research Consultant
    Chad provides competitive intelligence services to United Health Group who serves more than 75 million people worldwide
  • Jill Strand: Director Knowledge Resources Library Maslon Edelman Bomen & Brand, LLP
    Jill has been very active in SLA including being a past president of the MN chapter and a SLA Fellow.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

MLIS Outside the Box II - April 8, 2013

Join us for a panel discussion on non-traditional ways to use your MLIS degree.  We have members from the MN-SLA 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 8, 2013 
6:00 to 7:30 pm 
CDC 017
St. Catherine University
(Networking and refreshments begin at 6:00.
Program begins at 6:30)

Panel members:
  • Chris Jacobs:  Advanced Research Specialist, 3M
  • Noelle Lowrie: Global patent research leader General Mills
  • Dru Frykburg: Senior librarian for the Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development
  • Chad Eng: Sr. Marketing Research Consultant
  • Jill Strand: Director Knowledge Resources Library Maslon Edelman Bomen & Brand, LLP
View the event flyer for more information.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Scholarship Opportunity! 2013 SLA Annual Conference

Apply for a Scholarship to Attend the 2013 SLA Annual Conference in San Diego

The 2013 SLA Conference will be held in San Diego on June 9th through 11th.

The St. Catherine University's Special Library Association Student Group is offering a $1,200 scholarship for a student to attend the conference.

Essays will be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Evidence of involvement in SLA and the St. Kate's student group.
  • How attending the SLA conference will impact your career and/or education.
  • Demonstration of commitment to the field of special librarianship.
How to Apply:
  • St. Kate's MLIS students are encouraged to apply for this scholarship by submitting an essay of no more than 1,500 words.
  • Essays must be submitted by April 15, 2013. 
  • Turn in completed applications to cckratochvil@stkate.edu.
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Essays will be judged by Associate Professor Joyce Yukawa.

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Thank you to the SLA-MN Chapter for their support of this scholarship through supporting our silent auction and additional funding.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Save the Date --- April 8, 2013

MLIS Out of the Box II

Join us for a panel discussion on non-traditional ways to use your MLIS degree.  We have several members from the MN-SLA 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 8, 2013

Details coming soon


The first MLIS Out of the Box event was held in April 2011.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Congrats to Our Raffle Winner

Congrats to Kelsey Lied, the winner of the St. Kate SLA Student Chapter raffle winner.   She will be joining us at the MN Chapter Night of Honor at Stanley's Northeast on 2/21.   Please register to join us at http://sla-divisions.typepad.com/slamn/2013/01/feb-21-night-of-honors-board-meeting.html by 2/13.   

Join the MN-SLA for a Night of Honors

Join the MN SLA chapter as they honor recent award winners and retirees! Learn more at the Minnesota Chapter's blog.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thank You for a Successful Silent Auction!

Thank you to everyone who donated items and for all who bid on the entries.  We held a successful silent auction on December 12th at the SLA-MN and the MALL holiday party.  More than $800 was raised towards a scholarship to send a student to the annual SLA conference.  This year's conference will be held in San Diego.