iSchool GSAC’s September 2019 Newsletter

The iSchool GSAC’s
September 2019 Newsletter

Volume 6, Issue 1

Greetings from the Graduate
Student Advisory Council (GSAC)

Hello all! Welcome to fall semester. I hope the first few weeks of classes have been going well. I just want to take this opportunity to invite you all again to our first virtual meeting of the semester this Friday (9/6/19) at 6:30pm. Email Mallory or myself for the Zoom link to join in. Additionally I would also like to remind you that we are always here to help out if you have any questions or concerns. Please reach out to any of the GSAC officers and we will do our best to help you. Lastly, we want to share your stories. We have a new blog and would love to have iSchool students write about their experiences in the field, the program, or thoughts on a topic you want to explore more. If you are interested in writing for our blog see the information later in this newsletter. Enjoy your semester!

Haley Shaw
President, Graduate Student Advisory Council

For more information or opportunities to serve with GSAC, please contact Haley Shaw at

Calendar of Upcoming Events

GSAC September General Meeting
Friday, September 6th, 6:30PM EST via Zoom
GSAC will be holding its first general meeting of Fall semester. The meeting is open to all current iSchool students. If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email for the Zoom link.

KSU ALA Student Chapter General Membership Meeting
Monday, September, 16th, 7:00PM EST, via Zoom
ALA Student Chapter is holding its first meeting of the semester. All members are welcome. To join the student chapter, visit

Ohio Library Council 2019 Convention and Expo
September 25th-27th, Cincinnati, OH
OLC is holding its annual convention this month. Online registration is open until September 16th. Visit for details. Kent State’s iSchool will be represented at this 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
See for more details about the Reinberger’s two upcoming cataloging events!

OELMA Annual Conference
October 2nd-October 4th, Dublin, OH
For details about the Ohio Educational Library Media Association’s annual conference, go to Note that early bird registration ends September 15th. Kent State will be present at this conference.

ALAO Annual Conference
Friday, October 18th, Columbus, OH
The Academic Library Association of Ohio’s annual conference is coming up! Visit 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 for registration and further information .

GSAC Seeking Blog Contributions

GSAC now has a website,, where we will post news, events, and blog entries 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

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

Join the ALA Student Chapter

ALA Student Chapter will hold its general membership meeting will be Monday, September 16th at 7:00pm EST. A key topic of discussion will be the Student-to-Staff program. The link to the nomination form will be available on ALA Student Chapter’s site and in the newsletter going out later this month. Anyone interested can begin filling out the form now or learn more about it during the general meeting. Nominations will be accepted until October 12th. Additionally, ALA Student Chapter would like to welcome two new Advising Officers to our leadership team, Brenna Hubschman and Ann Fazzini.

Membership in ALA Student Chapter at Kent State is free! Just visit this link:

For more information contact Chapter President Raychelle Steele at

Fall Internship, Co-Op, & Career Fair

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
11:00am to 3:00pm

Take advantage of this on-campus event held by Career Exploration and Development! For details, visit:

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

The Reinberger has resumed its normal business hours for Fall 2019, as follows:
Monday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.**
Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.**
Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Weekends & Campus Breaks: closed
**Closed for lunch from 12-1 p.m.
If you are interested in serving as a volunteer at the Reinberger, please contact Director Michelle Baldini at to explore opportunities!

RCLC Virtual Exhibit
Explore the Reinberger Children’s Library Center virtually at

Writing Opportunity: Book Reviews
Interesting in gaining writing experience? Have your book reviews published on the Reinberger’s blog. Simply submit your work using this form.

Hands-On Cataloging
The Reinberger is holding  two hands-on cataloging events open to all iSchool students and alumni. Register at–spots are limited!
Contact Michelle Baldini, Director of the Reinberger Children’s Library Center, at 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

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September 2019