Meeting Minutes 11.13.2018


Congratulations to December 2018 Graduates!

  • Sign cards that are circulating

Open Forum

  • What do you want to talk about?


  • Treasury update -Trish
    • Current balance —>  $883.45 (this is good – don’t panic)
  • Putting the cap on reimbursements this semester. Email going out tonight
  • We are doing what we should be doing for spending money. The surplus SGO had for many years is dwindling, as it should be. Our guidelines from GSAB are to spend the money we are allotted in the year we are given it. We are closer than ever to the point where what we get from GSAB each fall/spring is all we will have to work with. Changes will need to be made to how SGO reimburses, what SGO reimburses for, and how much is reimbursed.
  • Trish will give Janis (Communications Officer) wording to update the SGO Blog, if any

SGO Leadership Nominee Announcement for Spring 2019

  • Communications Officer
    • Aubrey Mullenix
  • Treasurer
    • Rachel Farnham
    • Aubrey Mullenix
  • Nominees are drafting personal statements
  • Online voting will begin shortly!

SGO Constitution Revision Committee Update

  • No updates
  • View our current Constitution draft here

Student Groups : updates, events, requests

  • ALA – Laura Gingras
    • T-shirt fundraiser was a medium success, Laura will distribue shirts soon
      • For future fundraisers, keep track of all OKs between you & the University beforehand, have a small selection of items for sale, CustomInk was great to work with
    • Marketing & Communications is creating a checklist for artwork approval
    • Next meeting, Tuesday, 20 November at 5pm in CdC 17
  • SLA – Janis Shearer
    • Next meeting will be Thursday, December 13 at 5:15pm in CdC 20
    • Planning for the SLA-MN Holiday Party is in full-swing! All students are invited to attend the event on Monday, January 28, 2019 at JJHill Library
    • End of semester Happy Hour with students & SLA Professionals, TBD
  • SAA – Cydnee Peterson
    • Touring MN Masonic Heritage Center, date & time TBD
    • New Professionals Brown Bag Lunch with SAA!
      • When: 12.1.2018
      • Time & place: 12-1:30 pm in CdC 20
      • Everyone is welcome!
    • End of Semester Pub Trivia, date & time TBD
  • PLG – Sally Olson
    • Women’s Prison Book packing went well
    • 12.4.2018: Next meeting with potluck w/white elephant gift, CdC 17
    • Everyone is welcome!
    • Looking to tour Adaptive Technology Center in Mpls


  • LIS Mixer Update – Kallie Schell, Events Coordinator
    • What? A networking opp with community info pros, enjoy apps & cash bar!
    • When? February 11, 2019 in the evening
    • Where? @ University of St. Thomas Bowling Alley
    • Cost? $0 for students, financial donations requested from LIS orgs
    • Donations to run the event are coming in
      • $100 confirmed with SAA student group
      • $100 confirmed with SLA student group
      • $100 confirmed with PLG student group
      • $100 confirmed with SLA-MN & $50 student membership
      • Waiting to hear back from a few other groups

Committees Reports

  • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – Edward Malnar (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
    • No updates
    • A new rep will be needed for spring 2019, any interest?
  • Standard II “Curriculum”–Diane Lochner (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
    • No updates
    • A new rep will be needed for spring 2019, any interest?
  • 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 updates
    • A new rep will be needed for spring 2019, any interest?
  • Standard  V “Facilities” – Mary Pukenis (Faculty Chair is Dr. Ross)
    • No updates

Questions? Comments?


Rachel, Aubrey, Laura, Cydnee, Kallie, Deb T., Trish, Janis & Kait W.