If you plan to attend, enter the library through the back door (the front entrance will be locked until 7 p.m.). Limited visitor parking is available in their parking lot, and there is also parking on 13th Ave. If you would like to carpool from the St. Paul Campus, please access the invitation link above or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hey SLA! We had a great turnout for our first meeting last week. We have a lot of great events planned for you this semester. In case you missed it, here's what's on tap for the Fall 2017 semester:
Monday, September 25, 2017: Tour of the Quatrefoil Library, 1220 East Lake Street, Minneapolis. More details and sign up information to follow, stay tuned!
Monday, October 2, 2017, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.: SLA-MN Tips from the Hiring Committee, Sweeney's Saloon, 96 Dale Street N, St. Paul. Join SLA-MN for speed networking, resume review, a panel discussion, and professional headshots. $15 for SLA-MN members; $25 for non-members. Sign up information will be available soon, stay tuned!
Monday, October 30, 2017, 6:00 p.m.: Information Professionals Panel, St. Catherine University. Our semi-annual professionals panel is back! The panelists and exact location will be announced soon, but you won't want to miss this popular event for the chance to hear from professionals in the field about the variety of career options available to you with your MLIS. Hoping to see a particular panelist or type of library represented? Contact us: email@example.com.
December, TBD: SLA-MN Holiday Party, Minneapolis Institute of Art. The St. Kate's SLA Student Group will be hosting the Silent Auction. The proceeds from the Auction fund a travel stipend for one SLA member to attend the SLA Conference (2018 will be held in Baltimore, Maryland). Watch for more details about this great chance to network with professionals and win great prizes! We'll also be looking for volunteers to help with the Silent Auction as we get closer to December.
We've got a full fall semester planned for everyone - we hope to see you at one or more of these great events!
Welcome back, SLA! We hope you had an enjoyable summer!
Our first meeting of the semester will be this Thursday, September 14, from 5:15 - 5:45 in CdC 20. We will be discussing SLA-MN's upcoming Tips From the Hiring Manager Panel and planning the rest of the semester. As if all that weren't exciting enough, we'll have pizza too! Check out the agenda here.
Hello SLA-ers! You are cordially invited to join us Monday July 10, 2017 from 5-7 p.m atBonfire Wood Fire Cookingon Grand Avenue in St. Paul for the SLA + SAA Summer Happy Hour! SLA and SAA are joining forces for an informal social hour over the summer - stop by to share some appetizers, get to know your fellow students, and learn more about what SLA and SAA are up to for the 2017-2017 school year. Everyone is welcome, so don't worry if you're not an official member of either group.
Directions are available at the link above. You can find parking along Grand Avenue or Summit Avenue or in the Victoria Crossing parking lot off of Victoria and Grand. You can also take the 63 Bus route.
We hope to see you all there! Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!
We had an excellent panel for our Spring 2017 Information Professionals Panel. Our panelists offered great insights and advice to St. Kate's students. For those of you who weren't able to make it to the event, Amy W. has graciously put together this summary of the discussion:
Information Professionals Panel
Marilee Tuite, Librarian, Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota and Minnesota Department of Transportation
Janice Aida Lurie, Head Librarian, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Lindsey Kobow, Taxonomic Analyst, Target
Jessica Huffman, Research Associate at the American Transportation Research Institute
Thanks to everyone who came to our rescheduled meeting today! We have a couple of action items to think about in the next few weeks:
Information Professionals Panel - April 10, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in CdC 19! Our panelists are confirmed and we've got a great lineup. Come hear about a variety of MLIS careers you might not have thought about before!
Elections: The SLA Student Group is now accepting nominations for next year's leadership positions. If you are interested in participating in the Student Group leadership next year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 17. We'll hear from the nominees at the next meeting and hold elections after that.
MLIS Summit Student Fair: The SLA Student Group will have a poster at the MLIS Summit on April 24. If you are interested in helping put together our poster, please contact email@example.com ASAP!
SLA Annual Conference Stipend: Applications for the $1,000 stipend to attend the SLA conference this summer are due April 7, 2017.
Due to some scheduling conflicts, we need to reschedule the March 16 SLA Student Group meeting. The March SLA Student Group meeting will be on Wednesday March 15 at 5:15 p.m. in CdC 20 (please note the room change). Sorry for the inconvenience and see you all on March 15!
We are pleased to be able to offer a travel stipend to the 2017 SLA Conference taking place June 16 to 20, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. Applications for the travel stipend are now being accepted until April 7, 2017. The stipend is open to all St. Kate's MLIS students. To apply, submit a 1,500 word essay to Konhe Yoon (firstname.lastname@example.org) covering:
Your involvement with SLA and/or commitment to the field of Special Librarianship;
How attending the 2017 SLA Conference will further your career and/or education; and
How your attendance can benefit the St. Kate's MLIS program.
If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
We hope you'll take advantage of this great opportunity to attend the SLA Conference!
Welcome back, SLA! Please join us for our first meeting of the semester on Thursday, February 16 at 5:15 p.m. in CdC 19. Come eat pizza and hear about the travel stipend for the 2017 SLA Conference and our other plans for the semester. You can see the whole agenda here.