Meeting Minutes 2.9.17


Mentorship Program

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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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!


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?