The iSchool GSAC’s
August 2019 Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 3

Greetings from the Graduate
Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

Fall semester is almost upon us. We hope to meet all the new students at Graduate Student Orientation next week. If you are a returning student, you are welcome to attend as well. Come say ‘Hi’ and meet some of our faculty and have a snack. We are excited to announce that GSAC will be starting a blog with resources for iSchool students. If you are interested in writing a blog post please see the information below. Keep an eye out for an email about our first online meeting of the semester. Everyone is invited to participate in this meeting.

Haley Shaw
President, Graduate Student Advisory Council

For more information or opportunities to serve with GSAC, please contact Haley Shaw at hshaw9@kent.edu

Calendar of Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Orientation
August 15th and 16th, Kent Main Campus
Information on GSO can be found here: https://www.kent.edu/graduatestudies/gso

GSAC Meet and Greet
Thursday, August 15th, 11:00AM-12:15PM, 3rd Floor Library, Kent, OH
GSAC will be holding a meet and greet in the library during Graduate Student Orientation, open to new and returning students, faculty and GAs. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to mmccork1@kent.edu or hshaw9@kent.edu.

ICOM General Conference
September 1st-7th, Kyoto, Japan
Visit https://icom-kyoto-2019.org/ for more information on the International Council of Museums’ 25th General Conference.

Hands-On Cataloging at Reinberger Children’s Library Center
Thursday, September 26th and Thursday, November 7th, 10:00AM-3:00PM, 3rd Floor Library, Kent, OH
The Reinberger is holding two hands-on cataloging events this Fall Semester. See their upcoming events at https://www.kent.edu/iSchool/upcoming-events for information and registration or read more below.

OELMA Annual Conference
October 2nd-October 4th, Dublin, OH
The Ohio Educational Library Media Association is holding its annual conference in October. Early bird registration ends September 15th. See more at https://www.oelma.org/oelma_conference_2019.php.

ALAO Annual Conference
Friday, October 18th, Columbus, OH
The Academic Library Association of Ohio is holding its annual conference. Visit https://www.alaoweb.org/conferences/2019/about for more information. Early bird registration ends August 30th.

ASIS&T Annual Meeting
October 19th-23rd , Melbourne, Australia
ASIS&T is holding its 82nd Annual Meeting this fall. See the conference page for registration and details at https://www.asist.org/am19/.

Call for Contributions

As Fall Semester starts, GSAC is launching a website and blog where we will share resources, news, events, and posts from iSchool students, alumni, and faculty. If you are interested in contributing blog posts about professional experiences, current research, scholarships, or opportunities you would like to share with fellow iSchool students, please contact Mallory McCorkhill at mmccork1@kent.edu. The website, currently under construction as we prepare for Fall, can be found at https://gsac.ischool.kent.edu/.

Join the ALA Student Chapter

Membership in ALA Student Chapter at Kent State is free. Members receive exclusive notice about scholarships and other opportunities that can help your career in the future! The majority of our events are held virtually, making it accessible to all iSchool students. Join for the chance to network with your peers, gain new skills, give back, and become familiar with professional organizations. Join now!

For more information contact Chapter President Raychelle Steele at rsteele7@kent.edu

Connect with us.

There are many different ways to connect with the iSchool and fellow students at Kent State:

Follow the iSchool on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
Subscribe to the iSchool’s listServ
Join the iSchool Student Open Discussion Facebook group
Follow the ALA Student Chapter on Facebook, Instagram, and their blog
Follow the Reinberger Children’s Library Center
Follow the MuseLab on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and their website
Visit the iSchool Alumni Network Facebook group

News from the Reinberger Children’s Library Center & Marantz Picturebook Collection

Hands-On Cataloging Events
There will be two hands-on cataloging events held in the Reinberger for Fall 2019. ALL iSchool students and alumni are welcome to attend. However, there are only limited spots for these hands-on opportunities. Register early! Visit https://www.kent.edu/iSchool/upcoming-events to register.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Reinberger welcomes volunteers! Please contact Director Michelle Baldini at mbaldini@kent.edu to explore opportunities!

RCLC Virtual Exhibit
Visit the Reinberger Children’s Library Center virtual exhibit at  ttps://poly.google.com/view/523vprdEOhR to explore the space!

Call for Book Reviews
The Reinberger is currently seeking book reviews to publish on its blog. If you are interested in writing a review, please submit it using this form. This is a great resume-builder!
Contact Michelle Baldini, Director of the Reinberger Children’s Library Center, at mbaldini@kent.edu for more information about the Reinberger and Marantz collections.

Opportunities to Serve

GSAC will be holding an open meeting for iSchool students at the beginning of the Fall Semester. Keep an eye on your email for details! If you are interested in serving as an officer with GSAC, please fill out the form at this link to express interest and we will email you if you have any questions about open positions and details about the process of becoming an officer. We look forward to serving with you!

News from the MuseLab

The MuseLab is currently open Mondays, 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Visit the current exhibit, “Healing through Faith & Medicine: One Man’s Legacy,” during these hours, or explore virtually by following this link. Check in with the MuseLab blog for more interesting updates!

To explore how you might find your muse here, make an appointment to visit by calling 330-672-5846. Follow MuseLab on Facebook and Twitter for updates on exhibits and other news.

We’d love your input.

Received a recent recognition, scholarship, or award?  Have an idea for our newsletter or wish to contribute yourself?  Please contact Mallory McCorkhill at mmccork1@kent.edu.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you! Current students, faculty, and alumni are all welcome contributors.

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August 2019