PLG/SAA Cataloging Pizza Party at ESFL

22 Mar

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St. Kate’s PLG and SAA co-hosted a successful evening of spring break fun at the East Side Freedom Library with archive planning, cataloging, and pizza! Truly, a librarians-gone-wild event.

Representing St. Kate’s MLIS were 16 students and 2 faculty. Present also were several members from the ESFL community. We volleyed about ideas for preserving Hmong Archives items as well as making them accessible via finding aids or the Evergreen ILS (which Dr. Lesniaski’s Library Systems course is building) or both.

By the time our crazy night ended we gained a greater sense of what the ongoing needs are at ESFL and how PLG and SAA might support their work. Be on the lookout for developments. We were also able to get to know one another better. Around eight volunteer catalogers, guided by two experts and one hyper enthusiast, cataloged 74 titles. We also finished five boxes of pizza and a bottle of San Pellegrino sparkling water.

If you feel like you missed out, you did. But don’t worry. A similar event should come about soon. There are several thousand titles left that need to be cataloged.

Spring 2016 Meetings

1 Mar

PLG meetings are a great way to stay connected with the work we are doing at St. Kate’s. Everyone is welcome to come, even if you just want to check things out. Sometimes there are even treats! We will be having our meetings on the following dates:

3/10 –  Thursday
4/14 –  Thursday
5/12 –  Thursday

CDC 05 – 5 to 5:45 pm

Hope to see you there!

Upcoming Mailing Party

13 Mar
The next batch of journals is ready to go out!
Based on the doodle poll results, we will be meeting Sunday, March 22nd at 6 pm for all of our envelope-stuffing goodness.
Treats included — see you then!

MN AIDS Walk 2015

23 Feb

Join St. Kate’s PLG for the MN AIDS Walk on Sunday, May 17!

2015 MN AIDS Walk

After a good experience the past two years, PLG is participating in the MN AIDS Walk again!  The walk is a 6-mile walk, starting and ending in Minnehaha park, a whole lot of fun, and for a great cause!

To join the St. Kate’s MLIS MN AIDS Walk Team,

If you can’t join us but would be interested in donating, visit the St. Kate MLIS Team page.

Good things to know:

  • Registration is free, and you’re not required to raise a certain amount of money.  You set your own fundraising goal.
  • There is free public transit to Minnehaha Park for the walk that Sunday (and carpooling is also always an option!).
  • Prizes available!  There are fundraising incentives for the walk.
  • MN AIDS Project does a lot of really good things.  Read up on it on their site.

Spring 2015 Meeting Dates

25 Jan

This semester we will be meeting:

  • February 11 (with ALA)
  • February 19
  • March 5
  • March 11  (with ALA)
  • April 8 (with ALA)
  • April 16
  • May 6 (with ALA)
  • May 14

We will also have a mailing, so look for more information about that to come.

Hope to see you there!

Fall 2014 Meeting Dates

24 Sep

Thursday, Oct. 2

Thursday, Nov. 6

Thursday, Dec. 4

See you then!

AIDS Walk MN!

9 May

It’s not too late to join the SCU PLG team for this year’s MN AIDS Walk!  

Join us, May 19th, at Minnehaha Park, to walk, have fun, and raise money for a great cause!

http://community.mnaidsproject.org/aids-walk/home2