Sunday, October 1, 2017

Minnesota Library Association 2017

Are you planning on attending the Minnesota Library Association 2017 Conference but have no idea what to expect? Don't know what sessions you will be attending or how you will be able to attend all of them? 

Here are basic tips that can help you have a successful conference experience. 

1. Get a good night of sleep. 

2. Dress comfortably!

3. Plan Ahead

4. Make Connections

5. Leave time for Fun! 

We hope to see you there and remember to tweet your experience using @stkatemlis @StKatesALASC @MNlibraries! 

Friday, April 14, 2017


It's time to think about finding new ALASC leadership for the 2017-2018 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:

Co-ChairYou take over for the Chair in times when they cannot be present. Along with the secretary, you also take charge of publicizing the time for meetings using email and social media. You liaison with SGO and let them know about any business affecting ALASC. You may also help lead smaller work groups.

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 Co-Chair and Secretary. To nominate yourself for a position, please email Chayse Sundt ( with your name, whether you are running for Co-Chair or Secretary. 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 Wednesday, April 19th.

New Leadership and Election Schedule
Nominations due: 4/19
Voting opens: 4/21
Voting ends: 5/3
New leaders announced via email: 5/8

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

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Apply for Student-to-Staff

Apply Today for ALA Student-to-Staff

Applications for ALA's Student-to-Staff program are now open! The Student-to-Staff program is an opportunity for 40 ALA student chapter members from across the country to attend the ALA annual conference for free. St. Kate's ALA student chapter, via our faculty advisor, can nominate one person for the program. In exchange for working four hours a day (or a total of 20 hours), students in the program receive free conference registration, housing, and a per diem for meal expenses (students are responsible for transportation to/from the conference) at the 2017 ALA National Conference in Chicago.

Who is eligible?

Any student who applies for the nomination from St. Kate's should be:
  • An active member of the St. Kate's ALA student chapter
  • A student member of ALA nationally (you can sign up online) through the conference;
  • Available to secure transportation to and attend the full conference, June 22-27, 2017 in Chicago, IL; and
  • Willing to write up your experience on the ALA student chapter blog

How do I apply?

Application is made by short essay, emailed to the ALA student chapter faculty advisor, Sarah Park Dahlen ( The essay should be approximately 250 words (one page) and address the following:
  • Your active participation in the ALA student chapter at St. Kate's;
  • Your demonstrated leadership skills;
  • A clear picture of what you hope to achieve by attending the conference, particularly in the volunteer activities; and
  • How you will use your participation to promote and improve St. Kate's MLIS program.
Deadline to apply: Monday, November 21st at 5pm

Friday, September 16, 2016


Hey Rockstars! 

I am so excited to finally start a new year and with all new years means new things happening for you but more importantly ALASC. So below are a couple of things to keep a look out for as you begin to your realization how much reading you have to do and how fast the time flies by. 

1. If you have not receivevd an email from ALASC, it is because they have all been sent to your spam folder. Frustrating! I know. Anyway please check your spam folder and if you like to know all things ALASC please mark them as not-spam. 

2. If you are new and would like to be a part of the mailing list, please email so we can add you! 

3. If you are not yet a memeber of ALA or MLA. You need to do this, like yesterday! Here is a link so you get on it: ALA Membership

4. Follow us on Twitter

5. Let us know what we can do for. 

I hope to see everyone at our next meeting which is October 11th at 5:15pm in CDC 18! 

-Chayse Sundt, Chair