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The iSchool GSAC’s
July 2019 Newsletter

Volume 5, Issue 2

Greetings from the Graduate
Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

Hello all! Happy July. I hope you are all able to take some time to relax and refresh before the new semester begins. For those of you in Summer classes, keep on working hard. I am excited to continue serving as GSAC President in the fall. We have some exciting new things planned going forward, so stay tuned. As always you are invited to reach out with any concerns or thoughts you have. If you would like to be more involved in GSAC there are still a few open positions.

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

NEO-RLS CE Opportunities
Throughout the Summer
Explore NEO-RLS’s CE Calendar at https://www.neo-rls.org/upcoming_workshops_and_webinar.php for details about valuable learning opportunities. See the NEO-RLS announcement below.

Society of American Archivists Annual Meeting
July 31st, 2019 – August 6th, 2019, JW Marriott Austin, Austin, TX
Joint Annual Meeting of the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists. Visit https://www2.archivists.org/am2019 for more information.

SAA Research Forum
August 2nd, 2019, 9:00AM-5:00PM, JW Marriott Austin, Austin, TX
The 13th annual SAA Research Forum, “Foundations and Innovations.” Learn more at https://www2.archivists.org/am2019/research-forum-2019.

Join the ALA Student Chapter

Did you know that membership in the 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 us for the chance to network with your peers, gain new skills, give back, and become familiar with professional organizations. https://alastudentchapterksu.wordpress.com/join/

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

ALA/OLC Joint Student Membership

Take advantage of all of the resources that state and national professional organizations have to offer! For information about the joint ALA/OLC membership program and other joint state library memberships, visit http://www.ala.org/aboutala/joint-membership-program. Access the joint member form here: https://www.ala.org/cfapps/jntapp/index.cfm?urlcode=ST-OH.

Alumni Network Update

During Homecoming season at KSU (September 21), the iSchool would like to celebrate all the skills alums are sharing in libraries everywhere! And, we think your users should know about them too so, it’s time for a contest!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Set up a display in your library that celebrates information careers of all types. Feature things such as the degrees of your staff members, banners from the colleges you’ve all attended, textbooks from the library/archives/information industry, information workshops or webinars you’ve offered or been to and whatever else you can think of to show off who we are.

NEXT: Take a picture of your display and post it (by September 21) on the iSchool Alumni Network Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/KSUISALUMNI/

The iSchool director will randomly pick a winner from all entries and send a special gift. But, the real gift will be the fact that your users will now know how very talented your library team is!

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

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

Writing opportunity!
The Reinberger seeks book reviews to publish on its blog. If you are interested in writing a review, please submit it using this form.

Please note, the Reinberger will not be open during its normal hours of the week of July 1st-July 7th. To visit during this time, contact Michelle Baldini at mbaldini@kent.edu for an appointment. RCLC will resume its Summer hours the week of July 8th, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:00AM to 2:00PM.

Contact Michelle Baldini, Director of the Reinberger Children’s Library Center, at mbaldini@kent.edu for more information about the Reinberger and Marantz collections.

NEO-RLS Membership Opportunity

iSchool students a provided with a Gold Membership to NEO-RLS. Contact them at https://neo-rls.org for more information on how to activate this membership.

News from the MuseLab

During the Summer Semester, the MuseLab will be open Mondays, 10:00AM to 4:00PM.

Virtually visit the current exhibit, “Healing through Faith & Medicine: One Man’s Legacy,” by following this link.

Be sure check out the blog for more interesting information on what goes on in the MuseLab!

To explore how you might find your muse here, make an appointment to visit by calling 330-672-5846 or emailing kflatham@kent.edu.

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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July 2019