Monday, May 2, 2016

Announcing the new 2016-17 Leadership!

It is my pleasure to announce Chayse Sundt as the ALASC Chair for the 2016-17 year! Congratulations and we look forward to your term!

Also, the ALASC is having a little get together at Sea Salt Eatery on May 15 at 3 PM.  This event is open to you and everyone you know!  The Facebook event can found HERE

-Tasha McLachlan, Chair

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2015-16 Wrap Up

A big thank you to everyone who made this 2015-16 year fantastic!  My role as chair is ending at the end of this year, but before I go, there are a few things I want to tell you about:
  • We are having an end of the year get together at Sea Salt Eatery in Minneapolis (just over the bridge) at 3 PM on Sunday, May 15th.  Everyone from the program (plus friends and family) is invited!  
  • You can have my job!  The Chair and Secretary positions for the 2016-17 year are open and more information on nominations can be found HERE
  • In preparation to host Zetta Elliott in the fall, we are collecting books for a book sale.  Donations can be left in a box outside of Dr. Dahlen's office until May 31. The sale will be held June 4-5.  More details will be available as the event nears.
  • The second Information Professionals Panel is coming up!  More info can be found HERE
Stay tuned to our Facebook pageTwitter account and blog for more information on opportunities throughout the summer.
Best of luck as we get closer to the release of Beyoncé's new album, er, I mean - the end of the semester!

-Tasha McLachlan, 2015-16 Chair

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New HCL Internships!

Our friends over at Hennepin County wanted ALASC students to know that there are internships available that have application due dates coming up!  The following internships are open:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Yes, it's a US presidential election year, but it's also time to get involved with two other elections as well!

It's time to think about finding new ALASC leadership for the 2015-2016 school year. A student leadership position will allow you to strengthen your leadership and event planning skills, get involved in the program, and network with LIS professionals. We have two formal positions open. We hope you'll consider applying! Here's what you need to know:

Chair: You run the ALASC meetings and act as the representative and liaison with ALA headquarters. You oversee ALASC and executive committee, shaping the group for the year and moving it forward.

Secretary: You would take notes during meetings and send follow up emails to the ALASC making list after meetings take place. You would also help the Co-chair with updating the ALASC social media. 

You can find full position descriptions in the ALASC Constitution: Section 3

Nominations Process
We are now accepting nominations for both Chair and Secretary. To nominate yourself for a position, please email Tasha McLachlan with your name, whether you are running for Chair or Secretary, and 2-3 sentences on what you hope to accomplish in the position. If you'd like to nominate someone else, please send their name, email address, and which position, and then we will email them to accept or deny the nomination. Please send the nominations by Sunday, April 30th.

New Leadership and Election Schedule
Nominations due: 4/30
Voting opens: 5/2
Voting ends: 5/9
New leaders announced via email: 5/11

If you have any questions about the positions or the election process, please contact Tasha McLachlan or Katherine Ward.


 National ALA elections are also happening right now!  Take a look at the ALA election webpage for more information on the positions, candidates and how to vote.  Voting is open to all ALA members.  Not a member of ALA yet?  Check out the joint membership program for students wanting to join at a local and national level.  

Voting is open until April 22, 2106.