Friday, April 10, 2015

Ice Cream with Courtney Young at Izzy's

Do like ice cream? Want a chance to talk with American Library Association President Courtney Young in an informal setting?

Ms. Young will be speaking at our MLIS Summit on Monday, April 27th. The St. Kate’s ALA Student Chapter would like to invite MLIS students to a students-only event that will give you the chance to mingle with Ms. Young in a relaxed and fun setting. This meet up will take place directly after the Summit at Izzy’s Ice Cream from 8:30pm-10:00pm.

The reserved room has limited space. Please register by Wednesday, April 13th if you would like to attend. Please note that registration indicates a commitment to attend.

Also, all students will be responsible for purchasing their own ice cream. Don't forget your wallet!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ALASC Leadership Positions for 2015-2016

It's time to think about finding new 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:


Both the Chair and the Co-Chair help plan events and activities for the group during the year. In addition, each position has individual responsibilities.

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.

You take over for the Chair in times when they cannot be present. 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 can find full position descriptions in the ALASC Constitution: Section 3

Nominations Process

We are now accepting nominations for both chair and co-chair. To nominate yourself for a position, please email Alicia AuBuchon with your name, whether you are running for Chair or Co-Chair, 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 Tuesday, April 21.

New Leadership and Election Schedule

  • Nominations due: 4/21
  • Voting opens: 4/27
  • Voting ends: 5/8
  • New leaders announced via email: 5/11
  • New leaders and current leaders co-lead last meeting: 5/20
If you have any questions about this process, please contact Alicia AuBuchon, Kaia Sievert, or Dr. Sarah Park Dahlen.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Advocacy, Diversity & Leadership: 2015 MLIS Summit Featuring Courtney Young

Come to the 2015 MLIS Summit on April 27, 2015 from 5-8 pm in the Rauenhorst Ballroom (Coeur de Catherine, 3rd Floor).

Library advocacy is growing responsibility for libraries and library workers of all types. Courtney Young, ALA President, will be presenting "Advocacy, Diversity & Leadership" at our annual St. Catherine University MLIS Summit. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the library and information science community are all invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

This event is open to everyone, so please share with people you know may be interested.

Space is limited, so please fill out this short registration form by April 6th (deadline may be extended).

This event is sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA), the St. Catherine University Master of Library and Information Science Program (MLIS), the American Library Association (ALA) Student Chapter, the Student Governance Organization (SGO) and the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA).