Meeting Minutes 10.9.2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018


  • WELCOME! We have a new advisor, Deb Torres – Assistant Program Director

Open Forum

  • What do you want to talk about?
    • Update: Robe Library – SGO is discouraged by the University to create this


  • Treasury update -Trish
    • Current balance —> between $2-4,000 on hand
    • We have funded 8 items since last meeting
    • Still working through budget with Samantha Johnson (Student Activities)
    • The “SGO Academic Year” is 1st day of fall to last day of spring semesters
    • Trish will suggest that SGO does not accept summer reimbursements to future Treasurer & that students submit in fall or spring only. There are many issues that can be avoided by doing this.

One Read for Racial Justice – 5 minutes

  • Guests Amy Mars & Anne Beschnett
    • MLIS students are invited to participate: Dream Country by Shannon Gibney
    • Visit the library’s website to learn how to participate, contact Amy w/?s

SGO Constitution Revision Committee Update

  • Not discussed today, committee not present

Student Groups : updates, events, requests

  • ALA – Rep was not present
    • Their fundraiser has begun! Use this link to support their initiatives!
    • Next meeting Tues. Oct 16 @ 5pm
  • SLA – Janis Shearer
    • Next meeting Thurs. Oct 11 @ 515pm
    • Info Pro Panel scheduled for Mon. Oct 29 @ 6pm
  • SAA – Ann Arntson
    • Next meeting Mon. Nov 12 @ 530pm
    • Tour Goodhue County Historical Society on Sat. Oct. 27, time TBD
    • Brown Bag New Pro Panel on Dec. 1
    • Resume Speed Dating & Freemason Lodge Tour being planned
  • PLG – Kait Wolfe
    • Processing book donations @ Boneshaker Books on Sat. Nov. 3 from 9am-noon
    • Next meeting is TBD


  • None

Committees Reports

  • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – Edward Malnar (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
    • No report, rep not present
  • Standard II “Curriculum”–Diane Lochner (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
    • No report, rep not present
  • Standard III “Faculty” – Lindsey Whipple (Faculty Chair is Dr. Dahlen)
    • There will be no meetings during Fall 2018.
  • Standard IV “Students” – Trish Vaillancourt (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lesniaski)
    • No report
  • Standard  V “Facilities” – Mary Pukenis (Faculty Chair is Dr. Ross)
    • No report, rep not present

Upcoming events

  • Info Session for LIS 7600: International Librarianship class – October 16, 2018
    • Will travel to Athens, Greece in 2019
    • If you cannot attend, contact Dr. Lesniaski ( or Dr. Wagner ( to hear about what was covered
  • TCART (Twin Cities Archives Round Table) Symposium – November 5, 2018
    • @ the Carondelet Center
  • Upper Midwest Digital Collections Conference – November 8-9, 2018
    • Here at St. Kate’s!
  • St. Kate’s Bowling Mixer – February 11, 2019
    • @ University of St. Thomas Bowling Alley
    • Network with community info pros, enjoy apps & cash bar!
  • WAAL (WI Association of Academic Librarians) Annual Conference – in 2019
    • Has sent a call for proposals – Rachel will fwd their info to imdept to share with students
    • In Eau Claire, WI

Questions? Comments?

Attendees: Janis, Anne, Trish, Sarah, Deb T., Amy, Rachel & Aubrey