Tuesday, November 11, 2014

MN SLA Holiday Party & Silent Auction

Dear SLA Members,

On Monday, December 8, 2014, the St. Kate's Special Library Association Student Group will be hosting a Silent Auction fundraiser at the SLA Holiday Party to raise funds for a scholarship. This scholarship will help send a St. Kate's MLIS student to the 2015 SLA Annual Conference in Boston.

We would love your help with donations! We are looking for a variety of items, including:
  • Hand-crafted items - jewelry, purses, scarves, quilt
  • Gift baskets - wine/liquor, bath items, BBQ tools
  • Tickets to sporting or cultural events - MN Wild, MN Twins, Guthrie
  • Memberships - museums, cultural
  • Photography or Artwork
  • An hour of housecleaning service or some babysitting
  • Gift certificates - gas stations, restaurants, coffee/tea shops, movie theaters, book retailers, pet stores, craft stores, Home Depot, Best Buy, any place you frequent
Anything YOU WOULD like to bid on!

Keep in mind friends or relatives with a creative flare who may be interested in contributing something too.
Donations can be dropped off at:

Students are also available to pick up donations. Please call or email Eddy Morrow esmorrow@stkate.edu 612-961-2377 to arrange for a pickup.
Please let Eddy Morrow know as soon as possible if you are donating to the auction. Donations are due by Thursday, December 4th.

Thank you!!

Eddy Morrow – SCU SLA Chair

Monday, October 13, 2014

ProQuest Day Featuring Mary Ellen Bates

This is a free event that all MLIS students are able to register for and attend.

ProQuest Day Featuring Mary Ellen Bates – October 23, 2014
Mary Ellen Bates is renowned in the information industry and one of the nation’s leading experts in customized information research (information brokering). She is the author of seven books, most recently The Reluctant Entrepreneur: Making a Living Doing What You Love, and she has by-lined nearly 300 articles and white papers on various aspects of research and information gathering.  A frequent speaker around the world, Mary Ellen is passionate about finding ways for info pros to effectively and compellingly communicate their strategic value to their organizations.

Please join ProQuest on October 23 for lunch and an exciting afternoon featuring an exclusive presentation by special guest and info pro Mary Ellen Bates. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about ProQuest’s solutions for the corporate market, including ProQuest Dialog and the company’s extensive ebooks collection. 

View the event agenda and register for the ProQuest Day in Minneapolis at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pqday-minneapolis today!  This event is graciously being hosted at Cargill Inc.

                If you have any questions please contact:
                Renee Weddle952-742-0195

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

SCU SLA Library Tour Interest Level Survey

The SCU SLA Chapter will be taking a tour of a special library this fall semester. We need your input to decide which type of library to tour. Below is a link to a survey to gauge the membership's level of interest to tour each type of library. Please take the survey if you are interested in touring a library.
This survey is open to SCU MLIS student with an interest in touring a special library.


Thank you

Eddy Morrow

SCU SLA Chair/Webmaster

Sunday, September 14, 2014

SCU SLA Library Tour Survey Preview - Word cloud - WordItOut

Here are the results from the initial SCU SLA Library Tour Survey. The word cloud indicates the types of libraries the membership is interest in touring. I will follow this up with another survey that gauges the memberships interest level for each type of library.

Link to the webpage so you can download the word cloud or to create your own word clouds.

SCU SLA Library Tour Survey Preview - Word cloud - WordItOut

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

St Kate's Special Libraries Association Library Tour Interest Survey

The SCU Special Libraries Association will be hosting a tour of a special library this fall semester. We would like your input on what types of special libraries you would be most interested in seeing. This survey will be followed up with another based on your input in which the actual type of library to tour will be voted on. Your participation in this one question open response survey is greatly appreciated.

Link to the Questionnaire

Library tour questionnaire

Thank you,
Eddy Morrow SCU SLA Chair/Webmaster

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Agenda for the SCU SLA Meeting September 10th 2014

Agenda / Topics for SCU SLA Meeting this Sept 10, 2014

1. Introduction & Welcome
            Ask for a brief intro of those who are present & what they’re looking for from SLA this year

2. Goals for the Academic Year

Fall 2014
2.1 Tour a special library

2.2 Silent Auction Holiday Meeting

2.3 Brainstorming other ideas?

Spring 2015
SLA Out of The Box Conference/Session/Panel

3. Items on the fire ready for action

3.1. Setup Silent Auction Committee
3.1.1 Draft Silent Auction Timeline ---- STAT
3.2. Get Poster Board Developed for SCU SLA Group
3.3. Ideas for special library tour
3.4. SLA Out of the Box Committee ---- STAT

4. MLA Conference 10/8-10/9 - volunteer for free/reduced registration

5. SLA-MN events
What’s Brewing in Industry Research
Where: Day Block Brewing
When: Sept 15, 5-8pm
For more information click here
To register click here

3rd Board meeting
When: October 8, 5-7pm
Location: TBD

Holiday Party
Don’t forget to bring a guest and enjoy the festivities!
When: December 8 
Where: HGA

Sunday, September 7, 2014

SCU SLA Student Group Fall Meeting Schedule

The SCU SLA student group will be having its kickoff meeting for the fall 2014 semester on Wednesday September 10th, 2014 in room CdC 5 from 5:15 - 5:45 pm.

The rest of the semester meetings will be on the third Wednesday of the month.

Meeting Dates

Kickoff meeting September 10th 2014

October 15th 2014

November 19th 2014

December 17th 2014

SCU SLA Student Group Kickoff Meeting

Join Us This Fall Semester!

We will be meeting the 

Third Wednesday of every month

from 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm

Kickoff meeting
September 10th

Location CdC 5

To stay connected:
Join our listserv by contacting
Follow the blog: cscsla.blogspot.com

Monday, April 14, 2014

Scholarship for the 2014 SLA Annual Conference! Apply Today!

Apply for a Scholarship to Attend the 2014 SLA Annual Conference in Vancouver, B.C. 

The 2014 SLA Conference will be held in Vancouver on June 8 through 10th.

The St. Catherine University's Special Library Association Student Group is offering a $1,500 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 you will use your participation to promote and improve St. Kate's MLIS program.
  • 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 to Assistant Professor Kyunghye Yoon by April 21, 2014.

Essays will be judged by the SLA Minnesota Chapter Awards Committee.

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

Monday, March 10, 2014

SLA Student Group Meeting

Join us for our second monthly meeting of the semester. Upcoming topics include library tours and events for the semester!
Thursday, March 13th

CdC 5
5:15 - 5:45 pm

Saturday, March 1, 2014

SLA Student Group Tour!

Join us for a tour of the Walker Art Center Archives....
Saturday, March 15th
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Space is limited! To secure your spot for the tour, email Lori Donovan

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SLA Student Group Meeting

Join us for our monthly meeting. Upcoming topics include library tours and events for the semester!
Thursday, February 13th

CdC 5
5:15 - 5:45 pm
We're also still looking for volunteers to represent the SLA at MLIS social hours this week. Those are held in the MLIS hallway from 5-6p tonight (Wed), tomorrow (Thurs), and Friday. Please let Lori know if you can make it to all or part of the hour on any of those days.


Spring Semester Meeting Dates

Join Us This Spring Semester!

We will be meeting Thursdays in CdC room 5
from 5:15 pm to 5:45 pm on
February 13th, March 13th, April 10th, and May 8th!