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.