Meeting Minutes – 2/5/2020


Open Forum

  • What do you want to talk about?
    • Yharnet will be attending ALA in June (part of student-to-staff program)

Student Groups : updates, events, requests

  • ALA – Katie
    • First meeting on Tues Feb 18th: Hosting board-game/networking social, with donuts & convo!
    • Upcoming open roles: Co-chair & Secretary — nominations in April, vote in May
  • SLA – Laura
    • Two new officers this semester
    • Next Wednesday is first meeting, will announce first tour
      • Touring Mayo Clinic Library (limit 10)
    • Planning panel event for April 6 
  • SAA – Dan
    • Tour of Science Museum on Feb 14 (FULL)
    • Tour of Twins Archive in April (TBD)
    • Upcoming panel planned – details will be on SAA Student Chapter website
  • PLG – Ren
    • No officer present


  • Treasury update -Rachel
    • Current balance —>  $3,814.26
    • Reimbursements open for Spring 2020 semester
  • (Re)VOTE: Funding for Student Groups – per-semester allocation or reimbursement
    • SGO Treasurer would prefer allocation
    • VOTE DELAYED until first meeting of Spring term
      • VOTE Results: Unanimous vote to approve allocations, as below: 
        • Set account limits – if group account is at or above $300, no allocation. If account it less than $300, SGO will provide allocation of $50.
        • Exceptions: any funds ear-marked for recurring purposes do not count against the account limits.
        • Formalized documentation has been requested & will be created by SGO officers.


  • Need new Student Representatives for Faculty Committees 
  • LIS Mixer update — currently aiming for first Monday of March.
    Will send invite as soon as we have details. 
  • SGO Officers Update (annual election, open role for Fall term)
    • Communications Officer role will be open for Fall
    • Also creating a Co-Chair role
  • Shared Calendar for student groups — in-progress.
  • MLIS Summit
    • Coming up: Monday April 20th — please attend if you can!

Committees Reports

  • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – Erin Gingrich (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
    • Have not yet met this term
      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)
    • Rep not present
      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
    • From Deb T: Working on submitting 2-year report to ALA on accreditation
      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 present
      Considers classroom spaces & technology availability

Questions? Comments?

  • none

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