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

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