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:
      • 81 members right now
    • LinkedIn:
      • 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 ( 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?

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