Volume 6, Issue 2

The iSchool GSAC’s
October 2019 Newsletter

Volume 6, Issue 2

Greetings from the Graduate
Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

It’s officially October! It’s definitely one of my favorite months. I hope your Fall semester classes are going well. If you do need anything do not hesitate to reach out to us. We are always happy to help. I am excited to announce that we have some newly elected GSAC officers: Lauren Zollinger is the new Vice President of Student Outreach. We had our first Student Outreach Committee meeting this week and she has some exciting ideas!

What are you all dressing up as for Halloween? If you are dressing up in a library- or book-related costume we would love to see it! If you are willing, email us a photo of your costume to ischoolgsac@kent.edu and it may be featured on our blog!

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

OELMA Annual Conference
October 2nd-October 4th, Dublin, OH
For details about the Ohio Educational Library Media Association’s annual conference, go to https://www.oelma.org/oelma_conference_2019.php. Kent State will be present at this conference.

OMA Moving Up the Museum Ladder Workshop
Monday, October 14th, 9:30AM-12:00PM, Akron Zoo, Akron, OH
The Ohio Museum Association is holding a workshop this month at the Akron Zoo. October 10th is the registration deadline. More information can be found at https://www.ohiomuseums.org/Public/Professional_Development/Public/Workshops.aspx?hkey=7116ffca-ed05-4da3-b567-5089155acc25

ALAO Annual Conference
Friday, October 18th, Columbus, OH
The Academic Library Association of Ohio’s annual conference is coming up! Visit https://www.alaoweb.org/conferences/2019/about for more information. For those interested in connecting with Kent State in person, the iSchool will have representation here.

ASIS&T Annual Meeting
October 19th-23rd , Melbourne, Australia
Visit ASIS&T’s conference page at https://www.asist.org/am19/ for registration and further information .

ALA Student Chapter Westerville Library Tour
Friday, October 25th, 2:00PM-3:00PM, Westerville, OH
ALA Student Chapter members are invited to a behind-the-scenes tour at Westerville Public Library. See Facebook event for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/784284708655486/

GSAC October General Meeting
TBA, online via Zoom
Keep an eye out for an email about GSAC’s upcoming meeting, held virtually via Zoom! All current iSchool students are encouraged to attend.

Hands-On Cataloging at Reinberger Children’s Library Center
Thursday, November 7th, 10:00AM-3:00PM, 3rd Floor Library, Kent, OH
See https://www.kent.edu/iSchool/upcoming-events for more details about the Reinberger’s upcoming cataloging event. Register now–spots are limited!

GSAC Seeking Blog Contributions

GSAC now has a website, https://s40949.p1561.sites.pressdns.com/, where we will post news, events, and blog entries from iSchool students, alumni, and faculty! We are currently seeking blog contributions. If there is something you would like to share with the iSchool, please send it in! Content ideas include:
  • Conference and professional development write-ups
  • Advice or tips for iSchool Students
  • Scholarship, grant, and funding opportunities
  • Graduate research opportunities
  • Professional experience/activities write-ups
  • Alumni/ae news
  • Student, Faculty, and Staff Spotlights
Contact Mallory McCorkhill at mmccork1@kent.edu with contributions or for further information.

On August 15th, GSAC held a meet & greet during Graduate Student Orientation. New and returning students gathered to meet each other, faculty and administration and enjoy coffee and snacks. GSAC President Haley Shaw took participants on a tour of the iSchool, including the Reinberger Children’s Library Center and the MuseLab.

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 and look at their Pinterest
Follow the MuseLab on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and their website
Visit the iSchool Alumni Network Facebook group

ALA Student Chapter Update

ALA Student Chapter held its first general membership meeting of the academic year on Monday, September 16th. The ALA Student-to-Staff program was a central topic of discussion. If you are interested in the Student-to-Staff program, please fill out the nomination form at https://forms.gle/pUDAi9odLvfA5nXT7. Nominations will be accepted until October 12th at 11:59PM.

Membership in ALA Student Chapter at Kent State is free! Join via https://alastudentchapterksu.wordpress.com/join/, and don’t forget to check the calendar for upcoming events!

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

Joint ALA/OLC Membership Opportunity

As an iSchool student, you can join both ALA and OLC for only $42 at https://www.ala.org/cfapps/jntapp/index.cfm?urlcode=ST-OH. See what professional organizations have to offer and take advantage of professional development opportunites! If you are not an Ohio resident, find out more about the joint ALA/state library memberships by visiting http://www.ala.org/aboutala/joint-membership-program.

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

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15th-October 15th. Graduate assistants Julia Stone and Brittany Hujar assembled this display in the iSchool’s wall gallery on the 3rd floor of the library.

There is always something to do at the Reinberger!
Explore opportunities to serve as a volunteer at the Reinberger! Contact Director Michelle Baldini at mbaldini@kent.edu.

Visit the RCLC Virtual Exhibit
Virtually visit Reinberger Children’s Library Center https://poly.google.com/view/523vprdEOhR.

Have Your Book Reviews Published on the RCLC Blog
Submit your book reviews to be published on the Reinberger’s blog using this form!

Event: Hands-On Cataloging
The Reinberger is holding a hands-on cataloging event open to all iSchool students and alumni. Register now at https://www.kent.edu/iSchool/upcoming-events
The Reinberger’s next Annual Mock Caldecott will take place in January, 2020. Be sure to check Pinterest for their potential picks!
Contact Michelle Baldini, Director of the Reinberger Children’s Library Center, at mbaldini@kent.edu for more information about the Reinberger and Marantz collections.

We’d love your input.

Received a recent recognition, scholarship, or award? Know of job opportunities, upcoming events, or want to share a professional experience? GSAC’s blog is a great place for your contributions! Current students, faculty, and alumni are all welcome contributors. Please contact Mallory McCorkhill at mmccork1@kent.edu.

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