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Email: imdept(at)stkate.edu
Phone: 651-690-6802
Fax: 651-690-8724

NOTICE: This blog will no longer be updated as of April 8, 2017.
Please visit the new LIS Department website at lis.stkate.edu.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

MLIS Community Nights

MLIS Annual Summit.
Monday, May 2 from 5:30-8:00pm in CdC Rauenhorst Hall. Igniting the MLIS. The Keynote speaker is Kim Dority, President and Founder of G. K. Dority & Associates. The Ignite sessions will include: Jenel Farrell, Cody Hanson, Jennifer Nelson, and Ann Walker Smalley. RSVP by Tuesday, April 26, 2011.

ALA Student Chapter Meeting.
Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00pm in CdC 362.

SGO Meeting.
Thursday, May 5 at 5:15pm CdC 19. All MLIS Students are invited to attend.

Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting
Monday, May 9 from 5-6:00pm in CdC 362. See PLG's website at http://stkatesplg.wordpress.com/ .

MLIS Student Posters & Paper Presentations.
Monday May, 9 from 5:30-8:00pm in the MLIS Classrooms. There is still room for many Posters, Technology Projects or other Displays and two slots still open for Paper Presentations Sign up by 5 pm, Monday, May 2, 2011.

ALA Student Chapter Meeting.
Wednesday, May 11 at 5:00pm in CdC 362.

Reception for MLIS Graduates.
Monday, May 16 from 6:30-8:00pm in CdC 401. All MLIS students are welcome to attend. Come celebrate with the graduates and enjoy this evening with refreshments sponsored by the Student Governance Organization.

The Founder’s Award , MLIS Scholarship, and Who’s Who recipients will be announced. Please RSVP to imdept@stkate.edu by May 9th, 2011

MLIS Annual Summit



Igniting the MLIS


Monday, May 2, 2011
5:30pm-8:00pm
Rauenhorst Hall (Ballroom)
Coeur de Catherine, 3rd Floor

AGENDA

WELCOME: Dean MaryAnn Janosik

FOOD AND NETWORKING

KEY NOTE SPEAKER:
Kim Dority, President and Founder of G. K. Dority & Associates

IGNITE SESSIONS:
One– Jenel Farrell, Digital Archivist, Minnesota Public Radio
Two– Cody Hanson, Web Architect & User Experience Analyst, University of Minnesota & MLIS Alumni
Three– Jennifer Nelson, Senior Grant Writer, Project for Pride in Living
Four– Ann Walker Smalley, Director of Metronet

BREAKOUT SESSION WITH IGNITE SPEAKERS

CLOSING: Associate Dean Deborah S. Grealy

RSVP TO imdept@stkate by Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MLIS STUDENT POSTERS & PRESENTATIONS




Don’t Delay! Sign up NOW!

SIGNUP DEADLINE: 5 pm, Monday, May 2, 2011

Reply to the invitation sent to your email inbox or email event
coordinator Rachel Stene directly: rlstene@stkate.edu

Still room for many Posters,
Technology Projects or other
Displays

Two slots still open for Paper Presentations

Event happens Monday, May 9, 2011

Posters/Displays 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Papers from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Student News: Christine Simon

2011 $1,700 SLA Conference Scholarship

The SLA student group is pleased to announce that Christine Simon is the winner of this year's conference scholarship. Christine will be graduating this May and attending the SLA Annual Conference in Philadephia this June. Congratulations Christine!

PLG Book Drive: April 25-May 1

PLG Book Drive

Support literacy for women in prison!

Drop books into one of our conveniently located boxes:
• MLIS Office
• Table on the 2nd floor of the Coeur de Catherine

WE ♥ BOOKS ON:
• African –American Fiction
• Urban Fiction
• Blank Journals
• Books in Spanish
• True Crime
• Vampires
• No Hardcover or Spiral-bound Please!!

OR MAKE A DONATION


Brought to you by the St Kate’s Chapter of the Progressive Librarian Guild (PLG)
Email: progressive@stkate.edu

COGI-tations: What Is Your Library Doing With Information About You? Data Privacy Requirements and Issues for Minnesota´s Libraries

Save the date for a Minnesota Coalition of Government Information spring event, part of the ongoing COGI-tations lecture series.

Speaker: Nancy Walton, Acting State Librarian
Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: Women Venture, 2324 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Librarians have a long tradition of guarding the privacy of library users, and Minnesota law protects the private data of library users as part of the Government Data Practices Act. In spite of these protections, libraries are challenged frequently to release information on library users. Then what happens? Learn about real-life situations and how libraries have responded.

Nancy Walton, Acting State Librarian, will describe the types of data privacy questions that are presented to the state library agency and what guidance is provided. Attendees are invited to come with their own questions and scenarios.

Funding for this event is through a generous grant from the National Freedom of Information Coalition (NFOIC) and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Sponsor: MNCOGI, Minnesota Coalition of Government Information, www.mncogi.org


This event was first announced at the March 16, 2011 Freedom of Information Award celebration and information is now posted online, www.mncogi.org.

COGI-tations are free and open-to-the-public.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

20th anniversary of BOBCATSSS

We proudly present to you the topic of the 20th BOBCATSSS-Symposium: 'Information in e-motion'

It will take place 23rd - 25th January 2012 in Amsterdam, organized by students from the Stuttgart Media University, the Hanze University Groningen and the Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

We invite you to submit proposals for presentations on the conference.

For more information, you can find the detailed Call for Papers at www.bobcatsss2012.org

Look for - Call for Papers - Sub-navigation - and click on - Information in e-motion

We are looking forward to seeing you in Amsterdam January 2012!

The BOBCATSSS 2012 organizers

Thursday, April 21, 2011

MLIS Community Nights

Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting.

Monday, April 25 from 5-6:00pm in CdC 362. Bring your art supplies and skills for a creative and productive meeting! We're decorating boxes and completing setup for our upcoming Book Drive - please join in on the fun! See PLG's website at http://stkatesplg.wordpress.com/.

The St. Kate's PLG is hosting a book drive for the Women's Prison Book Project from Monday 4/25 to Sunday 5/1 in the Coeur de Catherine building at SCU. Donation drop boxes will be located in the MLIS Student Lounge and on the second floor. Please donate your (non-hardcover, non-spiral-bound) books, especially those concerning drug and alcohol recovery issues, abuse issues, books by people of color, queer lit, mystery/horror/vampire novels, and blank journals.

ALA Student Chapter Meeting.

Wednesday, April 27 at 5:00pm in CdC 362. The ALA Student Chapter will be holding weekly meetings through the end of the semester at 5pm on Wednesdays in CDC 362. St. Kate's ALA Student Chapter can now be liked on Facebook.

MLIS Annual Summit.

Monday, May 2 from 5:30-8:00pm in CdC Rauenhorst Hall. Igniting the MLIS. The Keynote speaker is Kim Dority, President and Founder of G. K. Dority & Associates. The Ignite sessions will include: Jenel Farrell, Cody Hanson, Jennifer Nelson, and Ann Walker Smalley.

RSVP TO imdept@stkate by Tuesday, April 26, 2011. See more information on the MLIS Annual Summit.

ALA Student Chapter Meeting.

Wednesday, May 4 at 5:00pm in CdC 362.

SGO Meeting.

Thursday, May 5 at 5:15pm CdC 19. All MLIS Students are invited to attend.

Important upcoming dates for current MLIS students

The MLIS Office will be closed Friday, April 22 - Monday, April 25, 2011.

Registration for Fall 2011 began this week.

Summer 2011 Registration is still open. Consider the following courses for the summer
• LIS 7610: Public Relations
• LIS 7800: Health Librarianship
• LIS 7870: Legal Information Resources

The MLIS Summer session is from May 31 – July 20, 2011. Find the class calendar for Summer 2011 and the 2011-12 Academic on the MLIS Website inside Kateway.

Access to Internal MLIS Website: To access this site, for class calendars, course schedules, and other program information, start by signing into Kateway. On the Home tab and in the Find it Your Way box, type in Master of Library and Information Science Program. Follow the link that will pop up to the Internal MLIS Website.

Go to Calendars and Schedules in the drop down menu from MLIS or SLMS for the class calendars and course schedules. Go to Courses in the drop down menu for the Course grid. Use the internal website to find program forms, event information, scholarship information, etc.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Student News: Karen Hogan

Karen P. Hogan's essay "Quatrefoil library : the next generation" was published in Greenblatt, E. (2011). Serving LGBTIQ library and archives users: Essays on outreach, service, collections and access. Jefferson, N.C: McFarland & Co., Publishers.

SCU goes to Sexy Librarian: File Under Rock Musical

Time: Friday, May 6 at 7:30pm - May 7 at 10:30pm


Location: Minneapolis Theater Garage
711 W Franklin Ave
Minneapolis, MN


Created By Sonja Peterson Isaacson


More Info:
Let's have a librarians' night at a show! We have chosen Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7 as SCU nights.

The blurb: A meek librarian lives in quiet frustration until she finds an ancient tome with a horrible spell and transforms herself into a beautiful monster. Whip off your glasses and shake out your hair for this stereotype smashing twist on the classic Jekyll and Hyde tale. A rock musical about fantasy, obsession, and rockin' the bookmobile after hours. Get ready for the total opposite of quiet in the library.
Book and Lyrics by Joseph Scrimshaw
Music by Mike Hallenbeck


Tickets: For reservations call the Joking Envelope reservation line at 612-280-9210 or http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/157751
$22 Regular price
$4 off for Fringe Button holders, STUDENTS, Seniors, MPR Members

For more information: http://jokingenvelope.com/live/

Volunteer for the Medical Library Association in Minneapolis this May

Sign up for the Medical Library Association (MLA) conference!

May 13-18, 2011

Volunteer!
If you are interested in volunteering at the MLA conference, contact Katherine Chew, chewx002@umn.edu

Volunteer and earn passes to conference!

For those who are not members of the Medical Library Association:
Katherine Chew, Local Volunteer Coordinator, reports that "for every 4-hour shift that you sign up to volunteer for, you can receive a complimentary day pass -- the more shifts, the more day-passes. You can choose which day(s) to use the passes and these do include entrance into the exhibit hall, but not to any of the lunches or receptions."

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MLIS Community Nights

Storytelling Festival. Monday, April 18 from 6:30-8:00 in the Music Building Recital Hall. Join us for an evening of storytelling performed by students in LIS 7180 Storytelling for Adults and Children. The festival will feature a mix of stories for different audiences, from different genres, and from different parts of the world! Please join us for refreshments after the festival. Some material may not be appropriate for children. Adults only please.

You can find this event on Facebook. For more information, please contact Dr. Sarah Park at spark@stkate.edu or 651-690-8791

Graduate Information Session. Tuesday, April 19 from 7-9:00pm in CdC Rauenhorst Hall. To learn more about the MLIS program and how to apply. Register for the Information Session.

Progressive Librarians Guild Meeting. Monday, April 25 from 5-6:00pm in CdC 362. See PLG's website at http://stkatesplg.wordpress.com/. All MLIS students are welcome to attend.

ALA Student Chapter Meeting. The ALA Student Chapter will be holding weekly meetings through the end of the semester at 5pm on Wednesdays in CDC 362. St. Kate's ALA Student Chapter can now be liked on Facebook.

Important upcoming dates for current MLIS students

Registration for Fall 2011 begins April 18, 19, and 20. Start dates are tied to the number of Earned Credit. View the Fall 2011 Registration time schedule.

The MLIS Office will be closed Friday, April 22 - Monday, April 25.

Upcoming Conferences

Consider participating in any of the following upcoming conferences:
ARMA (Authority on Managing Records and Information) Spring Conference: April 14, 2011 in St. Paul, MN.
Midwest Archives Conference (MAC): April 28-30, 2011 in St. Paul, MN. "Headwaters of History"
ARLD (Academic and Research Libraries Division) Day 2011: April 29, 2011 in Chaska, MN.
Medical Library Association 2011 Annual Conference: May 13-18, 2011 in Minneapolis, MN. "Rethink"

Celebrate Minnesota Libraries

Celebrate Minnesota Libraries
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 7 PM
Minneapolis Central, Pohlad Hall
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis 55401

In celebration of National Library Week. Co-presented by Metropolitan Library Services Agency and Minnesota Historical Society Press.

Come celebrate the state’s beloved libraries. Libraries of Minnesota features stunning photographs by the popular Doug Ohman and library stories by seven of Minnesota’s best known writers of books for children and young adults. Doug will share images from the book and contributing authors Pete Hautman, David LaRochelle, Will Weaver, John Coy, Marsha Wilson Chall, and Kao Kalia Yang will tell stories about their childhood libraries.

Held at the Minneapolis Central Library, program is free and open to the public. Book sale/signings follow the presentations. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 6:15 PM and program begin at 7 PM.

Libraries of Minnesota
Photography by Doug Ohman; Text by Will Weaver, Pete Hautman, John Coy, Nancy Carlson, Martha Wilson Chall, David La Rochelle, and Kao Kalia Yang

A rich exhibition of Minnesota’s beloved libraries, with stunning photographs by the popular Doug Ohman and library stories by seven of Minnesota’s best known writers of books for children and young adults.

Enhance your MLA 2011 conference experience through Colleague Connection!

Colleague Connection is MLA’s mentoring program that pairs newer members or first-time meeting attendees with returning, more experienced members during the annual meeting. The purpose of Colleague Connection is to introduce new attendees to the association and help them get the most out of the MLA annual meeting. Initial contacts made through Colleague Connection can lead to lifelong friendships with your peers and increase your professional network. Don’t be left out – sign up as a mentee or mentor today: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BY3RYX2FK/ !

If you are a new member or first time conference attendee, consider pairing up with an experienced colleague at the meeting in Minneapolis! Colleague Connection allows you to have your questions about the conference answered, maximize your time, choose the best programs and meetings to attend, meet new colleagues, build your professional network, and discuss new ideas.

Returning members benefit from Colleague Connection, too! Mentoring a colleague during the conference can expand your professional network, expose you to new ideas, and help you see the conference from a fresh perspective. In addition, you will get the satisfaction of helping someone - there's no greater reward than that!

Those who sign up by Friday, May 6th will be guaranteed to receive their mentor or mentee before leaving for the meeting. Once assigned, each pair of colleagues will be responsible to work out times to meet and connect. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Logan (clogan@k-state.edu, 785.532.7448).

Library Journal Institute

Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Minneapolis Central Library, MN
http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/articlereview/889331-457/story.csp

Join Library Journal in Minneapolis, MN, for its ninth, free Design Institute on May 10, 2011, cohosted with the Hennepin County Library. This one-day educational seminar on library building and design will bring together leading architects, librarians, and vendors to address the challenges and opportunities we face in building anew, renovating, or upgrading existing buildings, with a particular focus on local issues, including how to do more with less.

Student News: Chris Anning

MLIS student Chris Anning will be displaying a poster, and discussing her study on older populations accessing online information during Careers in Aging Week April 11-15, conveniently located in the CDC Atrium.

Chris's research project began with a pilot study in Joyce Yukawa's Information Seeking Behavior class followed by a full study conducted over 2 consecutive Independent Study classes. If you are curious or interested in research, visit Chris during the Poster Presentation Sessions. Mon. Apr 11 (12-2pm) or Fri. Apr 15 (2-6pm).