Thursday, June 29, 2017

SLA + SAA Summer Happy Hour


Hello SLA-ers! You are cordially invited to join us Monday July 10, 2017 from 5-7 p.m at Bonfire Wood Fire Cooking on 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!

Friday, April 21, 2017

2017-2018 Leadership Team


We are pleased to announce our new leadership team for the 2017-2018 academic year: 

President: Janis Shearer
Vice President: Sarah Larsen
Secretary and Treasurer: Amy Werner

Congratulations to the new student leadership team!! We're looking forward to a great 2017-2018!

(Thank you to Deb Eschweiler for the leadership team photo!) 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Spring 2017 Information Professionals Panel Recap

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
4/10/17


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
Janelle Beltz, Law Librarian, Fredrikson & Byron

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


The SLA Student Group is hosting the Spring 2017 Information Professionals Panel on Monday April 10 at 6:00 p.m. in CdC 19. We have a really great group of panelists lined up for you, including: 

  1. Jessica Huffman, Research Associate at the American Transportation Research Institute
  2. Lindsey Kobow, Taxonomic Analyst
  3. Janice Alda Lurie, Head Librarian, Minneapolis Institute of Art
  4. Janelle Beitz, Law Librarian, Frederickson & Bryon
  5. Marilee Tuite, Librarian, Minnesota Department of Transportation and University of Minnesota

The panelists will talk about their job experience and share advice and insights with students. Bring your questions and your appetite - we will have treats, too!

We hope to see you all there on Monday!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Spring Announcements

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 stkatesla@gmail.com 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 stkatesla@gmail.com ASAP!
  • SLA Annual Conference Stipend: Applications for the $1,000 stipend to attend the SLA conference this summer are due April 7, 2017. 

You can see the full minutes here

Have a great Spring Break, SLA!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Event: MIA Edible Book Festival

The Minneapolis Institute of Art has announced a great book-themed event: 

Edible Book Festival 2017
  
Sunday, April 2, 2017
12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location: Minneapolis Institute of Art, Target Wing 1st floor, Friends Community Room.

If you have a taste for books, join us at the Minneapolis Institute of Art for a free family-friendly event hosted by Mia’s Library Affinity Group.
Submit your own entry to be judged, or just stop by, enjoy refreshments, and cast your ballot for the winner in the People’s Choice category.
For information about the event or submission guidelines, please refer to Mia’s website at: https://new.artsmia.org/event/edible-book-festival-2017/

MIA is specifically encouraging student submissions, so consider showing off your baking skills and your favorite book! Need some inspiration? Check out links to other Edible Book Festivals here

Sunday, March 5, 2017

March Meeting Date Change


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! 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 SLA Conference Travel Stipend


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 (kyoon@stkate.edu) 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 stkatesla@gmail.com. 


We hope you'll take advantage of this great opportunity to attend the SLA Conference! 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

First Meeting of the Semester!


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.

We hope to see you all there!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

SLA Holiday Party Photos

Happy New Year, SLA!

As we gear up for another semester of great events, please enjoy these photos from the SLA Holiday Party, courtesy of Jim Tchobanoff.

Watch this space for updates about events coming up this semester!