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!