Meeting Minutes – 9/10/2019


Open Forum

  • What do you want to talk about?
    • No topics discussed here

Student Groups : updates, events, requests

  • ALA – Alyssa
    • Sept 17th @ 5pm in CdC17
      • Vinyl cutting demo
      • Banned books competition for banned books week
  • SLA – Kallie
    • Sept 12th @ 5:00 in CdC20
      • Nov. 8th is SLA MN Chapter holiday party (please show up! Don’t need to be a member!) Silent auction is sponsored by & supports student chapter.
        • At Urban Growler
      • Setting up tours – check back for more details
  • SAA – Dan
    • First meeting was yesterday, Sept 9th @ 5:30 in CdC17
      • Upcoming tours: General Mills & MIA in October, MPR in Nov
      • Brown-Bag archivists lunch in November (TBD)
  • PLGno rep in attendance


    • Treasury update -Rachel
      • Current balance —>  $3,043.24
      • Changes in how financials work are being ironed out


    • SGO constitution update
      • Still in progress
    • Reopening reimbursements – effective Sept 2019
      • Fundraising, how to get funds to the MLIS student groups
    • Peer-to-Peer Mentoring
      • Need new mentors for Spring 2020

    Committees Reports

    • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
      • Need a new student representative
        Goals for MLIS programs; how to measure success of goals; alignment of MLIs strategic goals with University strategic goals
    • Standard II “Curriculum”– Kimberly Nicholson (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
      • Committee has not yet met this semester, no updates at this time
        In charge of overseeing changes to curriculum; vetting new courses; does current curriculum need review/updates; etc
    • Standard III “Faculty” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Dahlen)
      • Need a new student representative
        Structured time for faculty to connect with each other; sometimes schedule those to allow student attendance; have in past developed a handbook for faculty
    • Standard IV “Students” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lesniaski)
      • Need a new student representative
        Orientation (design of); oversight of scholarship funds; (email-based discussions of student services)
    • Standard  V “Facilities” – Mary Pukenis (Faculty Chair is Dr. Ross)
      • Rep not in attendance
        Considers classroom spaces & technology availability

    Some of these committees will have new faculty chairs starting in the Fall

    Questions? Comments?

    • Library construction…
    • SGO level fundraising – ALA is interested, how to organize
      • Hoping to have a group of volunteers to organize fundraising by next SGO meeting
    • Fall student event, thinking about October 21
      • Cassandra Hendricks is organizing (we think)