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Phone: 651-690-6802/651-690-6431
Fax: 651-690-8724

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Program News and Events





Call for Submissions

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

St. Kate's Library APA Workshop for Graduate Students

Registration is now open for "APA: A la carte," an APA workshop for graduate students. Presented by St. Kate's librarians, topics covered will include writing tips, formatting, citing sources in APA style, and strategies to avoid plagiarism. (The workshop is a slightly modified repeat of last year's popular offering).
Note: This is not an introductory APA workshop; a basic familiarity with APA guidelines is assumed.
An optional hour-long RefWorks workshop will follow at 12:30 in library classroom 110.
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014, 9am - noon (check-in with coffee begins at 8:30)
Where: St. Paul Campus Library, Coeur de Catherine, lower level rooms 17, 18, & 20
Who: Any student currently enrolled in a St. Kate's graduate program
Registration is required and space is limited. To register visit:
Questions? Contact Sue Gray ( or Kathi Rickert (

SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

Awarded biannually since December 2011, the SALALM Scholarship was established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies academic librarianship.

Beginning with the fall 2014 competition, a conference travel award of up to $1500 will be given to a master’s student in an ALA-accredited library and information science or archival studies program to defray the costs of attending the SALALM annual conference. The next conference will be June 13-17, 2015, hosted by Princeton University.

Awardees will be asked to write a summary of their conference experience, to be posted on the SALALM website.

Since its founding in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials, SALALM, has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies research librarianship, library collections, and services. The SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship will include a one-year membership in the organization.

Deadlines are November 30 and March 15.

For more information, go to the SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship page.

Monday, October 20, 2014

2014 Booked for the Evening Event

Librarians, parents, book-lovers, educators, and teachers:
Our panel of expert librarians and MLIS alumnae will highlight books for primary, intermediate, young adult, and non-fiction readers, and the people who help guide them in their reading.

Children’s & Young Adult Literature Review
Event Details: Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine, St. Catherine University
$20.00 per person, $10.00 for members of a religious order, FREE to students.

Young Adult Librarian, Shorewood Public Library

Shorewood, Wisconsin
  • Seeking a full-time young adult librarian to serve teens in grades 6-12.
  • Starting Pay: $20.82. Good benefits.
  • Submit a cover letter, resume, and three references, along with a Village of Shorewood job application, to Emily Passey. Assistant Director:
  • Please call (847-2670) or email Emily with questions.
Deadline to apply: 5:00 p.m., October 27, 2014.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

ALA Spectrum Scholarship

The American Library Association is currently accepting applications for the ALA Scholarship Program which includes over 12 different scholarship opportunities, many of which make multiple annual awards.  For more information visit  The deadline to apply for ALA Scholarships is March 1, 2015.

The American Library Association (ALA) has committed itself to making a Master’s degree in library and information science more accessible and affordable for talented women and men who have made the library profession a career choice. Libraries serve as the foundation of life-long learning in our society – they change lives, build communities and connect individuals at the local level with global resources of information and knowledge. To meet the changing needs of an evolving society, libraries need culturally diverse librarians. This is the goal of the Spectrum Scholarship Program.

Spectrum annually provides 50 or more American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students with a $5,000 tuition scholarship and $1,500 in professional development funds.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Congratulations to Laura Morlock!

Laura Morlock, St. Catherine University MLIS alumna and current MLIS Program Office Manager, was voted in as Secretary for the Minnesota Library Association (MLA) Board of Directors. Election results were announced at the MLA conference.

Public Services Manager​, Metropolitan State University

Posting Closing Date: 10/24/2014
Position Classification: Office Services Supervisor 2
Bargaining Unit: MMA 216
Employment Condition: Full-time, Unlimited, Exempt
Office: St. Paul Campus, Library Services
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (hours may vary and also may include nights, weekends, holidays.)

This position performs professional and supervisory library work involving the management of day-to-day activities related to the circulation of library materials, provision of computer support to library patrons, and access to library services at Metropolitan State University. The position supervises classified staff in Public Services (Circulation, Information Commons, and Interlibrary Loan).

For more information, see the full job description.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

AMP applicants for the Business Administration department

For St. Catherine University students

Before Class:
  • Creating a plan for guest speakers (organizing the welcome email, parking permits, speaker evaluations, and speaker gifts),
  • Developing an icebreaker exercise for the first class
  • Creating nametag template and printing nametags,
  • Setting up the room (flipcharts, agendas, supplies) with faculty every Saturday morning,
  • Working on the calendar with the faculty,
  • Ordering of supplies,
  • Setting up file system for advising folders (Files will not contain any content when they are set up. This is just setting up the filing system).
In Class:
  • Listening to the guest executive speakers,
  • delivering APA refresher content (discussion in class and handouts)
After Class:
  • Helping faculty collect the speaker evaluations,
  • Setting up an Excel spreadsheet of speaker contact information and evaluation
  • reviewing and making comments on student papers about APA
  • managing the D2L water cooler throughout the term (student questions),
  • Other assigned work.

For more information, contact Mary Henderson at