Showing posts from April, 2016

SLA Conference Scholarship Requirements Lessened, Deadline Extended

Due to a lack of applicants, we have decided to extend the deadline and lessen the requirements for the $1,000 SLA Conference Scholarship. The new deadline is May 5th. The new requirements will be: A short 100-word biography detailing your involvement in SLA and/or commitment to the field of special librarianship. A 500-word essay about how attending the 2016 SLA Conference will further your career and/or education, as well as how your attendance might benefit the St. Kate’s MLIS Program. The 2016 SLA Conference will take place in Philadelphia, PA from June 12-14. The SLA is also looking for student volunteers for the conference (deadline April 29). More information here:

Information Professional Panel 2

Hey everyone, come meet some MLIS-holders in alternative careers at our second information professional panel of the semester! The panel will be held on Saturday, April 30 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm in CdC 355. Our panelists are: Dru Frykberg, Librarian at DEED (government) Rachel Howell, Curator of Books at The Bakken Museum (non-profit/science/archiving) Phil Seibel, Digital Media Manager at Aldis Systems (digital asset management/archiving) Refreshments will be provided. The panel is joint-hosted by the St. Kate's SLA and ALA student groups.

Meeting This Week

Our next SLA meeting is this Thursday, April 7 at 5:15pm in CdC 20. Since it's nearing the end of the semester, we'll be talking about elections for next year. In addition, we'll be talking about the SLA scholarship and the next information professional panel. For more detail, check out our meeting agenda Hope to see you all there!