Monday, November 10, 2014

Panel Postponed: A Day in the Life

The panel presentation scheduled for tonight (A Day in the Life) has been postponed due to the weather. We hope to reschedule this event, so keep your eyes out for a new date!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Day in the Life: Panel with Recent Graduates in Non-Traditional Libraries

poster for A Day in the Life Panel: Monday November 10th at 6 pm in CdC 20

On Monday, November 10th, please join the St. Kate’s ALASC and SLA student groups to hear a panel of recent St. Kate's alumni talk about their work in special libraries and non-traditional fields. They will share how they found their current positions, what a typical day involves for them, and which of their student experiences benefited them most as they entered the job market. Panelists include:
  • Andrew Crow, Knowledge Consultant Librarian, Allina
  • Natalie Reynolds, Digital Librarian, SpliceTV (former)
  • Amelia Snetting, Creative Assets & Archives Specialist, DAHL Consulting, Inc.
  • Margit Wilson, Assistant Librarian, Walker Art Center
  • Kathryn Zielski, Community Engagement Librarian, Third Iron
The program will be held in CdC 20, beginning at 6:00pm. Snacks will be served!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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 2015 ALA National Conference in San Francisco.

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 25-30, 2015 in San Francisco, CA; 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: Friday, November 7th, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Meeting Dates for Fall 2014!

Fall semester is just around the corner, which means it is time to gear up for another year of ALA Student Chapter.

This fall, we'll be meeting on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 5:00 - 5:45 pm. Unless otherwise noted below, our meetings will be in CdC 20.
  • September 10th
  • September 24th
  • October 8th (meeting in CdC 17)
  • October 22nd
  • November 5th (meeting in CdC 17)
  • November 19th
  • December 3rd
  • December 17th
Plans for fall include:
  • Volunteering at the Alphabet Forest (you can still sign up here)
  • ALA FroYo Social (trip to Menchie's Frozen Yogurt) at 5 PM on September 17th
  • Helping the Highland Park Library reopen
We hope to see you on September 10th!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Volunteer with St. Kate's at the Great Minnesota Get-Together

photo of Alphabet Fair volunteer helping two children make name necklaces
Photo credit: Alice SeuffertDining With Alice. Used with permission
We’re looking for volunteers to help us promote literacy at the Minnesota State Fair for the third year in a row! St. Kate’s will be helping out at the Alphabet Forest, where fair-themed games and activities have been designed to promote alphabet and vocabulary learning. Our past volunteers have had a lot of fun working with kids and their families, plus you get free admission to the fair for the day.

MLIS students (including new students), faculty, staff, and alumni of the program are all invited to help out. Feel free to grab a friend, partner, family member, or any other friendly face to join you as well!

St. Kate's MLIS Day at the Alphabet Forest
Thursday, August 28th
3-hour shifts available between 9 am and 9 pm
Register to volunteer using our sign up form

Curious about the Alphabet Forest? Check out the Alphabet Forest State Fair page.

Other questions? Contact Kaia at

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Speed-Networking with Librarians and Other LIS Professionals

Join us Monday, March 17, 7-8 pm in CdC 20, for a round of speed-networking!

The event will follow a speed-dating format, where LIS student will be given the opportunity to speak briefly with a variety of professionals (and vice versa).

We have quite the line-up arranged; to whet your appetite, here are the job titles of some of the professionals who will be joining us:
  • Medical Literacy Editor
  • Assistant Archivist
  • Youth Services Coordinator
  • Musical Collections Curator

There will be snacks.  Hope to see you there!