Meeting Minutes 9.11.2018


Open Forum

  • What do you want to talk about?
    • Will there be a social event in spring 2019? – Yes, one is planned
    • Graduation robe idea that came up on Facebook
      • We are thinking about creating a lending library of robes & hoods
      • $54.99 is current bookstore price to purchase robe, hat & hood
      • Lindsey will ask Deb/Curt in Student Center for more information
    • Graduate reception
      • The LIS program is unable to fund this year’s event
      • Ideas about this?
        • We want to keep a gathering of some sort in place
        • We will determine dates/times at future
        • There’s a ceiling to how much SGO will fund


  • Treasury update -Trish
    • Current balance → $3900
      • Graduate Student Advisory Board (GSAB) records show we have $5000.
      • Trish will connect with Student Org. to iron this out

SGO Constitution Revision Committee Update

  • Revisions were made during 2017-18
  • The Revision Committee will connect with Samantha Johnson

Student Groups : updates, events, requests

  • ALA – Laura Gingras
    • Next meeting Tues. Sept. 18 @ 5pm in CdC 17
  • SLA – Janis Shearer
    • Next meeting Thurs. Sept. 13 @ 515pm in CdC 20
  • SAA – Ann Arntson
    • Events are planned for fall 2018!
    • There will be a button making event on Tues. Sept. 18 @ 515pm
    • No meeting in October, instead they will have an Archives 101 Event
  • PLG – Sierra Pandy
    • Event: Prisons & Libraries @ 6pm in CdC 020 on Mon. Sept. 17
    • Next meeting, Tues. Sept. 25 @ 5pm in CdC 5


  • Cloud Library film – update from Esther Jones and/or GSAB rep(s)
    • Planners for this event are seeking funds from SGO – but were not present to answer questions
    • SGO Officers will gather more information from Esther to assist in making a decision about providing financial assistance from SGO

Committees Reports

  • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – Edward Malnar (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
    • Edward did not attend this SGO meeting to give an update.
  • Standard II “Curriculum”–Diane Lochner (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
    • Diane did not attend this SGO meeting to give an update.
  • Standard III “Faculty” – Lindsey Whipple (Faculty Chair is Dr. Dahlen)
    • There will be no meetings during Fall 2018
    • Lindsey is open to working with another committee this semester
  • Standard IV “Students” – Trish Vaillancourt (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lesniaski)
    • Email SGO if you’re interested in working on orientation!
  • Standard  V “Facilities” – Mary Pukenis (Faculty Chair is Dr. Ross)
    • Future meeting is tbd

Questions? Comments?


Kait, Janis, Trish, Ellie, Lindsey, Deb T., Sierra, Alexis, Rachel, Aubrey, Heidi, Mary, Ann, Patrick, Kallie & Deb E.