Meeting Minutes 3.5.2019

SGO Meeting Minutes — Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Welcome/Introductions – 5 minutes

Open Forum – 1-10 minutes

  • What do you want to talk about?

Financials – 3 minutes

  • Treasury update -Rachel
    • Current balance —>  3121.58
    • Spring Semester reimbursements:
      • Temporarily close reimbursements after honoring current requests; effective today through end of Spring Semester
        • Until we know if we are getting Spring allocation, reimbursements are suspended
      • Live vote: unanimous agreement with proposal above
  • GSAB distribution of funds
    • Proposed changes will be discussed at next GSAB meeting in April
    • Comments? Concerns? Send them to – we will share with GSAB
  • Fundraising ideas
    • Create a store with MLIS-branded gear to raise funds?
      • MarComm would need to approve branding
      • Who would be buying? Students, alum, community?
        Selling? → SGO would run, funding to be shared between groups
    • Summer fundraising events?
    • Partner with local libraries for fundraising events? Professional org partnerships?
    • Potentially disband SGO, so that the other student groups could get more out of the fundraising??
      • Student group reps are already attending GSAB and have a presence
      • SGO was created to have student voice in the program -> would need conversations with all student groups to ensure that student body still has voice in the program
        • Would need conversations to avoid separation of student body
      • Disbanding SGO may need to be voted on by MLIS student body

Student Groups : updates, events, requests – 5-10 minutes

  • ALA – Laura Gingras
    • No rep in attendance
  • SLA – Janis Shearer
    • Met on Feb 21st – planning launch of travel stipend
      • Stipend essay will be due on April 1st
    • Started adding special library positions to blog – check it out
  • SAA – Dan Sustacek
    • Meeting is next week
    • Visit to Target Archives on March 11th, 3:30pm
      (North Loop MPLS, parking is limited, contact SAA for carpool options)
  • PLG – Sierra Pandy
    • Met on Feb 25th
    • Coordinated program with library related to the “We Are All Criminals”
    • Planning another book-packing event

Topics – 5-10 minutes

  • Graduation reception (anonymous donation will cover expenses)
    • Thurs May 23rd? Other dates?
    • Sat May 18th (no classes)
    • Check dates with faculty, if invited
  • E-Portfolio workgroup
    • Interest? Dates?
    • Reserve space with computer accessibility – CdC 19, perhaps?
    • March 30th
  • Used Textbooks Bookshelf in MLIS Lounge
  • Nominations for Event Coordinator position
  • SGO constitution update

Committees Reports – 5 minutes

  • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
    • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
  • Standard II “Curriculum”– Kimberly Nicholson (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
  • Standard III “Faculty” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Dahlen)
    • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
  • Standard IV “Students” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lesniaski)
    • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
  • Standard  V “Facilities” – Mary Pukenis (Faculty Chair is Dr. Ross)
    • No meetings yet for academic year 2018-2019
  • TO DO: contact faculty chairs to determine future state of these committees
    Next program meeting is March 18th at 4pm – can bring up questions there

Questions? Comments?

Kait, Aubrey, Rachel, Janis, Laura, Kallie, Kim, Deb, Deb T.