Meeting Minutes 5.7.2019

SGO Agenda – Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Welcome/Introductions

Open Forum
•  
What do you want to talk about?

Financials
•  Treasury update – Rachel
◊  
Current balance —>  $3,043.23

Student Groups : updates, events, requests
•  ALA – no rep in attendance
            ◊ no update
•  SLA – Jennifer
            ◊  
Library tour: Sun May 19th @ 2pm: Hennepin Co Special Collections
            ◊  Congrats to stipend winner, Laura Bell
◊  New SLA leadership: Laura Bell, Clare Wedrickas, Marta Johnson
      •  SAA – Dan Sustacek
            ◊  Had tour of Vikings Archives this past weekend
            ◊  Archives Professionals Panel was on April 27
            ◊  Upcoming tour: MN Historical Society on May 21st
◊  Elections are currently open – close on May 12
◊  A community project is currently being planned
      •  PLG – no rep in attendance
            ◊ 
 No update

Topics
•  Graduation Reception: Sat May 18th, 10:30am – noon
            ◊ 
 Please RSVP if you haven’t!
      •  SGO constitution update
            ◊  Still in progress
•  Annual Officer Election Results
            ◊  New Chair for 2019-2020: Dan Sustacek
            ◊  Communications Officer: Aubrey Mullenix
            ◊  Treasurer: Rachel Farnham
            ◊  Events Coordinator: Kim Nicholson
•  Reopening Reimbursements – effective Sept 2019
            ◊  Potential changes in how $$ comes in, and where it will be going…
            ◊  Maybe have meeting with Samantha of GSAB in the Fall to understand situation

Committees Reports
      •  Standard I “Systematic Planning” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
            ◊  Need a new student representative
      •  Standard II “Curriculum”– Kimberly Nicholson (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
            ◊  New Chair will be Kohne
            ◊  Upcoming changes to ePortfolio assessments
            ◊  Curriculum and course proposal policy changes under discussion

      •  Standard III “Faculty” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Dahlen)
            ◊  Need a new student representative
      •  S
tandard IV “Students” – OPEN (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lesniaski)
            ◊  Need a new student representative
      •  S
tandard  V “Facilities” – Mary Pukenis (Faculty Chair is Dr. Ross)
            ◊  No update
      •  S
ome of these committees will have new faculty chairs starting in the Fall

Questions? Comments?
      •  Campus Integration / Library Changes Update:
            ◊  This is going to happen, although the blueprints / actual space plan is still under                 discussion

 

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Meeting Minutes 4.2.2019

SGO Agenda — Tuesday, April 2, 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 —>  2943.24

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

  • ALA – Laura Gingras
  • SLA – Janis Shearer
    • Happy Hour on 4/10 @5pm at the Happy Gnome (everyone welcome)
    • Elections at 4/11 meeting
    • Special Library Tour in planning process
  • SAA – Dan Sustacek
    • Planning tours, community activity
    • Spring Panel
  • PLG – Sierra Pandy

Topics – 5-10 minutes

  • Graduation reception (anonymous donation will cover expenses)
    • Sat. May 22nd — 10:30am – noon
      • Room has been reserved
  • Nominations for Event Coordinator position
  • SGO constitution update
    • Still in progress
  • Annual Officer Election
    • Nomination form & election timeline
  • Reopening reimbursements?
    • Table this for discussion at May meeting

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)
      • Faculty changes upcoming
        • Only 15 – 16 courses offered per semester due to faculty on sabbatical for coming year
      • Meeting next Monday re: campus integration / library changes
      • Bathroom changes requested – may need to go through GSAB to get response from facilities
    • Future state of these committees? Response from faculty chairs?

 

 

 

 

Questions? Comments?

  • Campus Integration/Library Changes
    • Student meeting next Monday, April 8 – Derham room 409, 5:30pm
      All are welcome to attend!

      • MLIS Faculty also wrote letter addressing concerns

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 lissgo@gmail.com – 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?

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

Meeting Minutes 2.19.2019

SGO Meeting Minutes Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Welcome/Introductions – 5 minutes

Open Forum – 1-10 minutes

  • What do you want to talk about?
    • Graduation gown closet
      • Start a google sheet of people who are willing to donate and sell 

Financials – 3 minutes

  • Treasury update -Rachel
    • Current balance —>  3121.58

SGO Constitution Revision Committee Update – 2 minutes

  • Looking for new members to revise the constitution in Spring 2019– let Kait know if you’re interested. 

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

  • ALA – Laura Gingras
  • SLA – Jennifer Riestenberg
  • SAA – Meg Walter
  • PLG – Sierra Pandy

Topics – 5-10 minutes

  • LIS Mixer
    • Mixer went well
    • Still awaiting invoice from St. Thomas
  • Future of SGO and funding
    • GSAB funding structure is changing. Existing graduate student groups will no longer receive semester funding allotments. Only newly created student groups will receive funding allotments, as a one-time only payment.
      • Current SGO reimbursement model overhaul required to meet this change
      • Fundraising options to keep SGO running?
        • Coordinate with other student groups; perhaps create program-wide fundraising so all student groups get equal share of raised funds?
      • SGO will keep student body informed of any updates we receive 

Committees Reports – 5 minutes

    • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – Edward Malnar (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
      • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
    • Standard II “Curriculum”–Diane Lochner (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
      • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
      • Kimberly Nicholson will be new student rep – unanimous live vote approved
    • Standard III “Faculty” – Lindsey Whipple (Faculty Chair is Dr. Dahlen)
      • Need a new student representative in Spring 2019
    • Standard IV “Students” – Trish Vaillancourt (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

Questions? Comments?

  • Minnesota Library Legislative Day — Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019
    Registration available online, can tweet to show support

Meeting Minutes 4.4.2018

Welcome/Introductions – 5 minutes

Open Forum – 1-10 minutes

  • What do you want to talk about?

SGO Constitution – Emergency Vote to Revise, Provisions

  • Emergency vote to change SGO constitution to allow for electronic voting
    • Motion passed 11:1
    • A meeting will be scheduled to ratify this decision
  • Provisionally add Event Coordinator and Peer-to-peer Mentor Program Coordinator to the constitution and ballot.

SGO Leadership Nominee Announcement for AY 2018-19

Nominees: Full list of nominee statements here

In the event that the previous constitutional motion does not pass, elections will be determined by an in-person vote as stated in the current constitution.

  • Chair
    • Kaitlin Wolfe
    • Mary Pukenis
  • Communications Officer
  • Treasurer
    • Trish Vaillancourt
  • Event Planning/LIS Community Mixer
    • Cydnee Peterson
    • Kallie Schell
  • Peer-to-peer Mentor Program Coordinator
    • Ann Arntson
    • Cydnee Peterson
    • Kallie Schell

SGO Constitution Revision Committee Update – 2 minutes

  • Committee is making suggestions on existing Constitution
  • Hope to have revisions ready to present at May meeting
  • Are down one committee member, is there is anyone with this experience & has availability, please let us know
    • Thank you Lindsey Whipple volunteering!
    • We will investigate including financials

Financials – 3 minutes

  • Treasury update -Trish
    • Current balance, approved disbursements, etc. $3,096.22
    • Rachel Canoun $200 for AIIP
    • Margaret Brown $175 for ALA (waiting on receipts)

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

  • ALA – Laura Gingras
    • Fundraiser will begin next week! Visit Chipotle on Ford Parkway on Tuesday after 5pm and mention ALASC and the group could receive 50% of proceeds
    • WAY Beyond Stonewall Event – Friday 4/6 @ 6pm in Recital Hall
    • National Library Week begins April 8, and the group will be tabling in the Library on Monday & Thursday, volunteer between 1130am-130pm if you can
    • Next meeting Wednesday, April 18 in CdC 17
  • SLA – Janis Shearer
    • Visit our blog for updates!
    • SLA-MN will hold a free event open to students on April 19 from 530-730pm at O’Gara’s. Register via this link!
    • Elections next week!
    • Next meeting Thursday April 12 @515pm in CdC 20
  • SAA – Deb Eschweiler
    • Elections ongoing & will end Sunday, April 8
    • Next meeting on Monday April 9 @ 530pm in CdC 20
    • Jobseekers Panel event at 6pm in CdC 20
    • NW Airlines Museum Tour happened this past Monday
  • PLG – Sallie Olson
    • Unions Panel on April 16 @ 630pm in CdC 361

Topics

  • Campus Integration – how will student centered space be impacted?
    • Emily Asch, St. Kate’s Library Director, is open to meeting regarding library space
    • Communicating in writing with Dean of Students, Provost, would be powerful
  • Cloud Library film – update from Esther Jones and/or GSAB rep(s)
    • Film DVD was purchased by the library and added to the collection
    • We will ask Esther if she has an update for the May meeting
  • Attend a Brown Bag Lunch on May 5 & hear Trish V’s data visualization presentation
  • Heather Carroll, SGO Co-chair, stepped down from her role with SGO at this meeting

Committees Reports – 5 minutes

  • Standard I “Systematic Planning” – Edward Malnar (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lim)
    • Employer & alumni surveys: What to measure
    • Working on the surveys
  • Standard II “Curriculum”–Diane Lochner (Faculty Chair is Dr. Yukawa)
    • No report
  • Standard III “Faculty” – Seeking new rep (Faculty Chair is Dr. Dahlen)
    • Who will be the faculty chair for fall 2018?
    • The Faculty Development Committee, chaired by Dr. Sarah Dahlen, is charged with supporting faculty in teaching, research, and service. Some of their activities include maintaining the Faculty Handbook, planning the annual adjunct dinner, and facilitating an MLIS faculty and staff coffee hour about once a month.
    • No report
  • Standard IV “Students” – Seeking new rep (Faculty Chair is Dr. Lesniaski)
    • No report
  • Standard  V “Facilities” – Mary Pukenis (Faculty Chair is Dr. Ross)
    • Finalizing charge & goals
    • Researching 360 review & documentation

Questions? Comments?

Attendees:

Janis

Deb E

Heather C

Laura G

Lauren C

Trish V

Mary P

Jennifer R

Dan S

Alyson G

Lindsey W

Kallie S

Heidi H