Meeting Minutes 5.3.16

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • 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?
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