Meeting Minutes 2.9.17

Welcome/Introductions

Mentorship Program

  • Student-to-student. 6 mentees and 9 mentors.
  • Looking for school library mentors.
  • Will match up in a couple weeks.

Elections

  • All leadership is turning over – will need new Chair, Treasurer, and Communications Officer come May 2017
    • February & March: recruiting/nominations
    • April: elections
    • May: training in
  • Will send out descriptions of positions with meeting follow-up.

Graduate Student Panel – Janis

  • Office of Graduate Admissions putting together a panel to speak to prospective students – need one student.
  • Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5:30pm @ Rauenhorst Ballroom
  • Why did you choose St. Kate’s? What makes the program unique?
  • Panel portion does not start until 6:30.
  • Janis will do it if no one else will.

Financials

  • Funding Approvals – 3 approved + pizza
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $6,810 → $6,222.87

Student Groups

  • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
    • Registration information just went out for ALA Annual in Chicago – June 22-26.
    • Cheap to go to if you are a student.
    • Next ALA meeting is March 14, 5:15 in CdC 18. – they will have pizza.
    • Chayse was chosen as the Student-to-Staff representative this year. Congrats!
  • SLA – Sarah Larsen
    • First meeting February 16 @ 5:15 in CdC 19
      • There will be pizza!
      • We will be discussing plans for the semester including details about the stipend for the SLA conference this summer.
  • SAA – Kristell Benson
    • MN Historical Society tour was really cool. Might become an annual event.
    • Completed annual report but nobody cares.
    • Bowling mixer was a huge success! Thank you! Lots of non-student LIS professionals.
      • Could use better directions on where to park next time.
      • Maybe re-think date next time? Right after semester starts instead of right before.
    • Doing an LIS resume/cover letter workshop in March (potentially the 27th). LIS professionals come and talk to you one-on-one about your resume, panel as well.
    • SAA looking at doing an ePortfolio panel. Send Kristell an email if you have ideas for what to include/talk about.
    • SAA meeting next Monday. 6:00pm in Library Room 123. Happy hour after!
  • PLG – Salie Olson
    • Positions of Secretary and Treasurer are open if anyone is interested.
    • Projects
      • School supply drive
      • Shelter supply drive
      • Working to get a Little Free Library on the MPLS campus
    • Next meeting is next Wednesday the 15th at 5 in CdC 5.

Committees

  • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
  • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
  • Facilities – Kristell Benson
  • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
    • Nobody has met yet.
  • Program – Need new rep (Sam has conflict with majority of meetings this semester)
    • Feb 13, March 13, April 10, May 8
    • 4-6pm in CdC 5 (ok to arrive late) – usually ends early
    • Janis can report on the meetings.
    • Tasha may be able to do March 13.
    • Lauren Cottrell – Program Meeting Representative. Deb can be backup.
  • GSAB update – Allison Current, Deb Eschweiler, Janis Shearer
    • Will meet next week

Internal Website

  • Will be sending out survey for assessment of new St. Kate’s LIS internal website.
  • Need 5 students for in-person usability testing
    • Monday, March 20 @ 6-7pm in CdC 5
  • Let us know if you want to test it out!

Reaching Out to Online MLIS Programs

  • Recently sent out email to directors of 28 online MLIS programs nationwide asking about the possibility of connecting with their students living locally in Minnesota.

SGO Board

  • Janis has asked us to evaluate the Student Organization Board in the MLIS Lounge
    • Location? – Sam’s thought: location is sort of hidden.
      • Could put material on one of the other boards in the MLIS Hallway
      • Could possibly move the board itself to out above the copier, with permission
    • Information?
    • More color, less color?
    • Consistent messaging?
    • Layout?
  • Expand the business card board? Have quotes/testimonials of alumni: where are they now?

Business Cards

  • Survey elicited 25 responses (19%) response rate: 68% yes, 16% no, 16% maybe
  • Do we want to provide business cards for St. Kate’s students or advertise we will reimburse students for business cards? Other options?
  • Put blurb up on website – link to printing office, can be reimbursed. Sam can draft something up. Link to branding guidelines.
  • If anyone is interested in helping design a business card template with Document Services, let us know!

Calendar

Took down SGO Calendar, going off MLIS Program Calendar from now on.

Open Forum

What do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?

 

Questions? Comments?

Meeting Minutes 12.8.16

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Our conference call-in option is now available on an as-requested basis. If you are unable to physically attend the meeting but want to listen in or add your two cents, email us at lissgo@gmail.com and ask how you can call in!

Welcome/Introductions

Graduate Reception

  • Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 6:30pm in CdC 401
    • Tasha & Allison (maybe) coming to help hand out cards and gifts
    • Talk about what SGO does
  • Hand around cards to sign
  • Anyone want to help get gifts from the bookstore? Need 7. Allison will.

Meetings Next Semester

  • When do we want to have them?
    • Wednesdays don’t work for Heidi
  • Same time, same place
  • Sam will reserve rooms

Financials

  • Funding Approvals – approved 2
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $7,355 → $6,810

Student Groups

  • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
    • No meeting this month
    • Chayse was awarded Student-to-Staff. Congratulations, Chayse!
  • SLA – Sarah Larsen & Katelyn Torell
    • Holiday Party this past Monday
    • Successful silent auction – raised $614 to send a student to SLA Conference
    • Information Professional Panel two Mondays ago, went well.
    • Last meeting of the semester is next Thursday at 5:15. There will be treats!
  • SAA – Kristell Benson
    • Bowling Event January 30th – St. Thomas bowling alley
      • Contact Heather Carroll for details
    • Movie screening on Monday night – screening Desk Set with Katherine Hepburn. There is a raffle too!
      • Visual Arts Building @ 7:30pm
    • Tentative job search panel March 27
    • Inside the Library at Downton Abbey
      • Wed, December 14 @ UMN, 4:30-6:30
    • Heather Carroll is doing a poster presentation at a rare books conference on the WARM journals cataloging project
  • PLG – Salie Olson

Committees

  • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
  • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
  • Facilities – Kristell Benson
  • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
  • Program – Samantha Stepp
    • Children In Class
      • Voted to remove no children in class wording from the handbook, will allow professors to decide how they want to deal with children in class on a case-by-case basis. Stress and promote Access & Success.
    • Accreditation
      • Waiting on a phone call from ALA to firm up various aspects of the plan and make it final.
      • Draft due at the end of July, final due at the end of September.
    • Marketing the Program
      • Enrollment is down 30-35% over the last 4-5 years.
      • Will get no help promoting the program from Admissions, Marketing, or Dean Joann Bangs
      • Mystery shopper experience garnered no response
      • Tony is working hard on instituting a marketing plan for the program using Google Ads and LinkedIn. Stronger presence at grad fairs. Undergraduate program.
      • Need to improve our website. Administration has said we can put whatever we want up there.
    • The Good News
      • Program retention rate is very good – 93%
      • Classes with six or more students enrolled for Spring 2017 will likely go
      • Two courses will be offered during the daytime in the coming year, with one mostly online
  • GSAB update – Allison Current, Deb Eschweiler, Janis Shearer
    • Short meeting, nobody there, nothing.

Open Forum

What do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?

Mentoring Program

Older students mentor new students – Heather Carroll’s idea. Match incoming students with more advanced students on a similar track. Something to announce at orientation?

Business Cards

  • Edwin wondering if printing business cards for all students was something SGO wanted to take on, is working on a template.
  • Will send out a survey to assess interest.
  • Students can always submit individual reimbursement requests for business card printing costs, as it can be counted as professional development.

Meeting Minutes 11.10.16

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Our conference call-in option is now available on an as-requested basis. If you are unable to physically attend the meeting but want to listen in or add your two cents, email us at lissgo@gmail.com and ask how you can call in!

Welcome/Introductions

Graduate Reception

  • Monday, December 19, 2016 @ 6:30pm, room TBA but usually in CdC 401
    • Tasha & Allison (maybe)
  • Can anyone come to help hand out cards?
  • Sam will prepare cards and hand around at next SGO meeting for everyone to sign

Financials

  • Funding Approvals – approved 5
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $6,436.15 → $7,355 (got our allocation)
  • Presented the funding information session to Prof. Konhe Yoon’s intro class on October 25th

Student Groups

  • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
    • Had meeting yesterday.
    • Talking about partnerships with other “letter groups”
    • Bowling thing! In May.
    • Panel in the spring
    • Information going out about the Student-to-Staff Program soon
  • SLA – Sarah Larsen & Katelyn Torell
    • Meeting next Thursday – move time slightly earlier due to town hall
    • Information Professionals Panel
      • Nov. 28 @ 6:00pm
      • 5 panelists
    • SLA-MN Holiday Party
      • Dec. 5 @ 5:30pm, HGA Architects & Engineers
      • Donate to the silent auction! Contact selarsen2@stkate.edu to donate
      • All MLIS students are welcome to attend! Cost is $20 but there are sponsorships.
      • Great food and booze!
  • SAA – Kristell Benson
    • No meeting since last SGO meeting
    • MHS Tour got cancelled, trying to figure out a future time, probably end of november – email Sara Butterfass for info
    • Figuring out details for bowling extravaganza in spring
  • PLG – Salie Olson
    • Plg is still working on a speaker. We’re hoping to get shirts. Also looking at possibility of using another small event at the east side freedom library, but very preliminary at this point. David Lesniaski is still working on fixing little free library. Jk free library is BACK!
    • Sal Olson will be new PLG chair come Feb

Committees

  • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
    • Adjunct Dinner was on Mon, November 7
  • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
    • Children in class – suggested taking the rule of no children in class out of the MLIS handbook as it is covered elsewhere in university policy
    • Student travel – how to ensure students will be covered
    • Fall orientation results & pre-registration survey
    • Student Town Halls happening Nov. 15 and 17, prob CdC 5
      • Tasha will attend Nov. 15, can anyone else go on the 17th? Deb and Sarah.
      • Brief meeting for students to gather and talk about issues with the program
      • 5:30pm – 6:00pm
    • Student repository – universal repository for past student work, working with Toyin to create
    • Can read the full minutes here.
  • Facilities – Kristell Benson
    • Hasn’t met yet.
  • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
    • Course enrollment minimum is changing to 12 in spring. But always been 12 and we’ve been allowed to have 8.
    • No Internet Fundamentals course for spring? Put it on FB.
  • Program – Samantha Stepp
    • Accreditation
      • Received list of people on external review panel this past Monday.
      • Updated self-review schedule
    • Might offer daytime classes in the future – 84% of 86 respondents in a survey expressed interest in them. Might also try out online courses – test drive during the summer.
    • Deb Grealy is retiring – leaving Jan 2018. Looking for a faculty member to step up and come Program Director (which is different from a Dean).
  • GSAB update – Allison Current, Deb Eschweiler, Janis Shearer
    • Funding proposal for food insecurity – Access & Success. Putting out snacks and bagged meals for students. Pilot program – chose to fund the pilot ($1,000) so will come back with data on how much it costs, etc.

Open Forum

What do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?

Portfolio

From Prof. Joyce Yukawa’s response:

  • Any student can use any platform they like for the portfolio.
  • Students should refer to the rubric at the end of the new guidelines regarding any specific questions they have about how the portfolio will be evaluated.
  • The faculty plan to create a video explaining in more detail how to do the portfolio, including artifact selection and reflection.
  • Portfolio page on new internal website will link to good examples of past portfolios.

Reaching out to online MLIS students

Formulated email message, created list of online MLIS program directors to send it to. Will send it out mid-January.

Business Cards

Demand for business cards? I think the copy office prints them by department. Could ask Career Services about it. Janis will email printing office and ask about it.

Questions? Comments?

Meeting Minutes 9/15/16

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Welcome/Introductions

Financials

  • Funding Approvals
    • Zetta Elliot funding is for a $600 honorarium, not expenses. Re-approve?
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $8,080.03 → $8,326.15 (before tonight’s funding approvals)
    • Allison reach to students and get receipts
  • Student Reimbursement Changes
    • At our summer meeting, considered the possibility of a per-semester funding cap of semester stipend + $1,000. It would be first come, first serve for students seeking funding.
    • For future officers, will suggest a cushion of $2,000 and only spending up to the amount of that semester’s stipend.
    • Sounds reasonable
  • SGO: Putting the “Fun” In “Funding” (Funding Information Session)
    • Monday, October 17, 6:00pm in CdC 20
    • We’ll be covering how to apply for funding, how much you can get, and what you can do with it, as well as where our money comes from, how much we get, and how it gets distributed.
    • There will be $nack$! You should come!

Reaching Out To Online MLIS Students

  • Tasha received one email from online student about interest in getting involved in our program/our professional development activities.
  • Brainstormed ideas as to how to reach out to online MLIS students. Tasha will ask around at MLA.
  • Listervs for online MLIS programs?
  • Regs prevent us from having online students be members of our student orgs? – Check in with student group coordinator for ALA
  • Restrict to online students who live in MN?
  • Reach out to online student program heads and let them know about us, reach out that way. Get the newsletter. Stuff like SAA Archivist’s panel. Include literature about benefit to students – professional development, networking.
  • MCTC Library Tech program.

Student Groups

  • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
    • Just had first meeting and had introductions
    • Laid out why ALA is important, importance of involvement at national, local and student chapter level
    • Joining MLA is super cheap, bundle with ALA, cheaper entrance to conference coming up in Sept
  • SLA – Sarah Larsen & Katelyn Torell
    • Had first meeting last week, talked about plans for the year
    • Lots of interest in a panel and a tour
    • Interest in Historical Society Library, working with SAA on that; possible music library
  • SAA – Kristell Benson
    • Had first meeting last week (actually met throughout summer)
    • New WordPress site! includes meeting minutes
    • Archives panel on October 10, 6-8pm in Whitby 121
      • Four different archives professionals. Open to everyone – applies to everyone
      • Last one was great
    • Is there onsite instruction for archives projects you do? Digitizing the WARM Journal right now. Cataloging right now.
    • Have Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, a listserv, and a blog. Lots of ways to get involved!
    • Classic film-showing party at the end of the semester
    • October 5th is Ask An Archivist Day! #AskAnArchivist
    • Toured the St. Kate’s Archives as a welcome-back event. Saw a WWII sanitation toilet. Kristell: “pretty gross.” Hoping to do a similar event at the beginning of every year, get new students involved.
  • PLG – Salie Olson
    • Still getting things started, in coordination with Prof. Lesniaski.
    • Little Free Libraries are doing well!
    • Extra stack of books in CdC 17.

Committees

  • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
  • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
  • Facilities – Kristell Benson
  • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
    • Curriculum survey sent out to stakeholders – receiving feedback on new SLOs. Take it!
    • Response rate has been about 33%
    • Faculty will meet 4x throughout semester to discuss and discuss changes
    • Will also discuss possibility of transferring credits during program
  • Program – Samantha Stepp
    • Introduced new employees – Toyin and Janis
    • Technology agenda items from Toyin – relevant to students was the piece about the Macbook Pros in CdC 5: anyone who logs in is set up as an Administrator, which is a problem because IT wants different levels of security for students and professors, don’t want students going in and changing settings on the machines. However, some professors want students to be able to download programs during class (e.g., Makerspaces). Ended in professor-favored stalemate.
  • GSAB update – Allison Current, Deb Eschweiler, Janis Shearer

Open Forum

What do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?

Ebooks – picked up card with code. $50 through St. Kate’s Bookstore but only $28 through publisher. Third party between bookstore and publisher. Library open-source texts a solution?

7160 Leadership

Brainstorm ways to reach out to professors and let you know.

Questions? Comments?

Meeting Minutes 5/3/16

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Funding Approvals
    • Should check wording of “professional development”
    • Dr. Dahlen’s request approved
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $10,284.41 → $8,080.03
    • Give back to GSAB general fund? Will give $250.
  • Elections & meetings next fall
    • No new nominations, so Chair, Treasurer and Communications Officer will remain the same for the 2016-2017 school year (all have said they will do again).
    • Meetings next fall – SGO board will gather sometime in August to plan, and Heidi.
    • Next year, start a month earlier for elections (March).
  • Graduate reception
    • Monday, May 16 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm in CdC 401
    • All are encouraged to attend! SGO members needed to help hand out $wag.
    • We will be handing out cards (going around right now) stuffed with pins and gift mugs as well. Planning to purchase mugs with graduate funds this Saturday.
  • Student reimbursement
    • Were considering a tiered system of in-state, out of state and international $$ limits last time. Allison, come up with anything for amounts?
      • Keep the current system for now, will bring it up again next year
    • Funding info sesh next fall? Will meet sometime over the summer to plan that.
  • Reaching out to online MLIS students – Tasha
    • Reach out to online programs and put messages in newsletter
    • Something through MLA? Look at conference information.
    • Put ad on MLA website for St. Kate’s ALA?
  • Student groups update
    • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
      • Informal get-together May 15 @ 3:00pm at the Sea Salt Eatery. Open to everyone!
      • New Chair is Chayse!
    • SLA – Samantha Stepp
      • Information Professional Panel last Saturday. Went well! Recorded so hopefully can be shown to intro and special libraries classes.
      • Got one applicant that I know of for scholarship. Will be perhaps not tying the funds to conference attendance next year.
      • Still looking for a President and Vice President, so email stkatesla@gmail.com if interested!
    • SAA – Kristell Benson
      • Costume party on the 14th (details on the MLIS blog and in the newsletter).
    • PLG – Edwin Schenk
  • Committee updates (no updates)
    • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
    • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
    • Facilities – Kristell Benson
    • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
      • Student Curriculum Committee met with faculty. Notes from that meeting were emailed out to all students. Hopefully it got some things cleared up.
    • Program – Allison Current
  • GSAB update – Allison Current, Deb Eschweiler, Janis Shearer
  • Open forum – what do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?
  • Questions? Comments?

Meeting Minutes 4/6/16

SGO Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Funding Approvals
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $9,826.41 → $10,284.41
  • Student reimbursement
    • $600 over three years instead of just $200 per year? Discuss.
    • Keep at $200 per year – simpler, more financially viable and encourages students to spread out their professional development activities.
    • Decided to raise amounts per year instead, have 3-tier system of in-state, out of state and international $$ limits.
    • Allison will research exact amounts and suggest at next meeting.
  • Elections
    • Chair, Treasurer and Communications Officer positions open for the 2016-2017 school year.
    • Schedule
      • April 5 – 19: Nominations
      • April 19 – May 2: Voting
      • May 3: Winners announced
    • Students are encouraged to nominate themselves! Send an email to lissgo@gmail.com with your nomination. Voting will take place via an emailed survey to all students.
  • Student Curriculum Committee met March 19th
    • Minutes here.
    • Came up with various issues, solutions and questions we have regarding the curriculum in this program.
    • Central conflict: not enough students to conduct a variety of classes, but need a variety of classes to attract students.
    • Will meet with Faculty Committee on April 18 at 4:00pm in CdC 5 to discuss possible solutions/come to an agreement.
    • Meeting comments:
      • What are other LIS programs doing? Are they having similar problems?
      • Combine similar classes?
  • Course enrollment survey
    • Meant to narrow down course offerings to what students actually intent to take, warn students in advance of possibly cancelling courses.
  • Student groups update
    • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
      • Elections for Chair, Secretary open now. Email tcmclachlan@stkate.edu with your nominations (including yourself).
      • Panel event coming up: LIS Services For Adoptive Families – Friday, April 15th @ 7:00pm in Mendel 106
      • Last formal meeting of the semester on April 19th in CdC 5 @ 5:00pm
      • Informal meeting at Sea Salt Eatery in May yummmmm
    • SLA – Samantha Stepp
      • Got additional funds for SLA Scholarship, hopefully somebody applies
      • Elections too
      • Information Professional Panel 2: April 30th @ 12:00pm
    • SAA – Kristell Benson
      • “Turn a New Page” April 4 (last night). Had professionals look at resumes and cover letters and give good advice.
      • Cataloging pizza party was fun and interesting
      • Monday, April 11 is next meeting, “Preserve Your Sanity” Happy Hour is at 7:00pm at Tiffany’s on Ford Pkwy
    • PLG – Edwin Schenk
      • Re: Cataloging and Pizza Party, got ~75 books cataloged
      • Will need positions filled for next year
  • Committee updates (no updates)
    • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
    • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
    • Facilities – Kristell Benson
    • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
      • See Student curriculum committee stuff
    • Program – Allison Current
      • Working on the website, nobody seems to have an answer. Lots of documents lost when went to the new website.
      • Doing interviews for both Office Manager and IT Support Specialist
      • Tuition went up to $886 – had asked for a long time not to raise it and succeeded
      • 8-10 summer admits!
  • GSAB update – Allison Current, Deb Eschweiler, Janis Shearer
    • No meeting in March
  • Open forum – what do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?
  • Questions? Comments?

 

Meeting Minutes 3/1/16

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Conference call-in option: 641-715-3580 with access code 358-995

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Funding Approvals
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $10,141.41 → $9,826.41
  • Student Curriculum Committee created – will meet March 19th to discuss curriculum issues and formulate some stances.
    • Samantha Stepp
    • Liz Bastyr
    • Deb Eschweiler
    • Kristin Hall
    • Heather Carroll
    • Amber Yares
  • New Student Facebook and LinkedIn Groups
    • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stkatecirculation/
      • 81 members right now
    • LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8478402
      • 14 members right now
    • Student Kristin Hall has created these wonderful forums for St. Kate MLIS students to communicate. Check them out! They are both closed groups to allow student discussion of whatever topics we wish away from the prying eyes of faculty or administration. Simply request to be added and you will!
    • Good for job postings, chatting about program stuff and general library stuff. Professional networking. Hoping to expand. The more people we have, the better networking opportunities we’ll have.
  • Student showcase at the MLIS Summit
    • Kristin Hall (knhall@stkate.edu) is organizing and is looking for help! Email her if you’re interested or if you have some work you’d like to put on display.
    • Mini-conference for students looking to show off their work to LIS professionals and St. Kate’s alums in the Twin Cities.
    • Provides peer-review experience, presentation experience, professional networking experience for students who can’t make it to conferences.
  • Still looking for a student to sit on the IT Coordinator hiring committee.
  • Student groups update
    • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
      • Young Adult author panel at the Highland Park Library Saturday, March 12th at 1:00pm. Donuts!!!!!1
      • Next meeting is March 15th @ 5:00 in CdC 5
    • SLA – Samantha Stepp
    • SAA – Kristell Benson
      • Meeting on Monday
      • Opportunity to tour Target Archives Friday March 11th at noon. If interested, email Jessica Faucher or Kristell.
    • PLG – Edwin Schenk
      • Party at East Side Freedom Library on the 21st. Pizza and pop!
  • Committee updates (no updates)
    • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
    • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
    • Facilities – Kristell Benson
    • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
    • Program – Allison Current
  • GSAB update – Allison Current, Deb Eschweiler, Janis Shearer
    • Talked about gift shop/bookstore and cafeteria concerns (hours)
    • Alumnae/i relations did a presentation – events, workshops, etc.
  • Open forum – what do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?
  • Tasha was looking through the old ALA Google Drive and there was nothing on ALA’s inclusion in the summit.
  • Questions? Comments?

Meeting Minutes 2/09/16

SGO Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Conference call-in option: 641-715-3580 with access code 358-995

 

  • Welcome/Introductions
  • Funding Approvals
  • Treasury update – Allison Current
    • $11,045.90 → $10,141.41
  • Student group stipend discussion
    • Do we have enough? Or should we save it all for individual students?
    • Decided to keep with the old system, but student groups can ask for money ahead of time instead of getting reimbursed
    • IFLA counts as an international conference even though it’s in Ohio.
  • Greater collaboration with program
    • As SGO, it’s our responsibility to aid communication between students and the program at large. Advised committee reps to take on a more proactive role.
    • Kids in class
      • Will put a detailed blurb about Access and Success program in next newsletter – have many resources for graduate students with children.
      • Open forum – questions? concerns?
    • Curriculum
      • Forming a task force to lay out issues/changes we want to see, bring to the faculty curriculum committee
      • Send around sign-up
    • Student voices
      • Create SGO Facebook page for student-to-student discussion about the program in general
  • New electronic funding form launched!
    • Linked in first newsletter
    • Link also available on “Get Funding” page of the SGO blog
  • Student groups update
    • ALA – Tasha McLachlan
      • First meeting is 16th @ 5:00 in CdC 5
      • Nancy Sims coming on the 22nd to talk about copyright
    • SLA – Samantha Stepp
      • Toured Walker Art Center Library on January 28th
      • First meeting last Thursday
      • Information Professional Panel coming up Monday, Feb 29th
    • SAA – Kristell Benson
      • First meeting last night
      • SGO Liaison now an official officer position
      • VP is now Sara Butterfass
      • Fundraising committee looking into ways to fundraise
        • Smashburger has percentage of sales-type fundraiser
        • Bowling alley nearby also has several options
      • Annual report a success
      • PLG came by and talked about what they are doing with East Side Freedom Library project
      • Looking at doing a tour of the Target archives in March
      • Cover letter writing and resume practice for archival positions/library positions in general
      • Couple of outreach projects in the works with Minnesota State Law Library, War Road, and WARM
      • Next meeting March 14th
    • PLG – Edwin Schenk
      • East Side Freedom Library project
      • Partnering with some Asian student groups (contact spark@stkate.edu)
      • Hmong archives event happening tomorrow 5-9
      • Tour on the 15th at the Freedom Library, showing a movie at 7 after
  • Committee updates
    • Faculty Development – Antonio Backman
      • No meetings yet
      • Often talk about research in faculty development meetings
    • Student Services – Wendy Dickman
      • Scholarships are a thing, check out the web page
      • Wendy will email Sam highlights
    • Facilities – Kristell Benson
      • We got new stuff! Standing desks, floor outlets, new carpet, new paint, new layouts.
    • Curriculum – Deb Eschweiler
      • New enrollment minimums causing classes to be cancelled (due to low enrollment in the program)
      • How can students have a stronger voice?
      • Many stakeholders – faculty, administration, students
      • Students forming committee to discuss curriculum issues and what changes we want to see – see bullet point above
      • ALA requires certain courses to be taught on at least a two-year rotation
      • Should enrollment caps be a percentage of the total students in the program rather than a hard number?
    • Program – Allison Current (Samantha Stepp)
      • Access & Success came and explained services – list of babysitters and child-friendly study room
        • Have baseline policy of no children but faculty can deviate from that
      • Discussion about portfolios & intent to graduate
        • students don’t know what to do, need to standardize portfolio requirements, put dates on advising form
      • Searching for replacements for Laura (Office Manager) and Nick (IT Support Coordinator)
        • Want a student to sit on Nick’s hiring committee – email SGO if interested!
  • GSAB update – Allison Current
    • Need one more liaison for this
  • Open forum – what do you want to talk about? Anything we want student reps to tell committees?
  • Questions? Comments?