The Friends of St. Catherine University Libraries was established in 1996 to provide funds for the purchase of materials to enrich the collections of the Library.
The Friends of the St. Catherine University Libraries exist to support and promote the University Libraries' growth and development. Through their support of library endowments and gift funds, the Friends provide more than $26,000 annually for enriching the collections for the undergraduate and graduate programs and collections such as Women's Studies, Library and Information Science and Multi-Cultural Studies. The Friends also provide support for the development of services to meet the needs of the 21st University.
Every gift makes such a difference in the quality of the collections and services. Your new or renewing Friend membership allows you to support the Libraries' improve and diversify our collections and services. It also provides you with opportunities to meet and mingle with colleagues and friends as you participate in library and Friends' sponsored events. With each membership, the Friends can help the St. Catherine University Libraries meet the challenges of the present while anticipating and planning for the future. You can make a difference in the educational experience of our students.
Appreciation of the importance of libraries in strengthening the scholarly potential of the University
Commitment to the profession and those who represent the future.
Join by giving to the Friends of the St. Catherine University Libraries Friends using the link below.
When you give, under Gift Designation choose Other Fund and type: Library Friend.
Following Library Friend, designate which of these funds you'd like to give to:
The Friends sponsor at least one event per year, typically in the fall semester, and other social and networking events with current MLIS students and alums.
In fall 2017, we welcomed Professor Sarah Park Dahlen from the St. Kate's MLIS Program who spoke about diversity in youth literature. For more about the event, read below.
The event for next year hasn't yet be scheduled, but check back for more updates.
Diversity in Youth Literature: History, Context and Issues
Monday, October 9, 5:30 p.m.
Rauenhorst Ballroom, Coeur de Catherine
Dr. Dahlen is an associate professor in the Master of Library and Information Science Program at St. Catherine University. She teaches courses on youth materials and library services, storytelling, and library science. Her research addresses transracially adopted Koreans in children’s literature, the information behaviors of adopted Koreans, and diversity in children’s literature and library education.
Matt Lee, President
Minitex, Reference, Outreach & Instruction Librarian
Deb Rash, Vice-President
Boston Scientific, Library and Knowledge Services
Shawn Swearingen, Secretary
Faegre, Baker, Daniels, LLP, Director of Client Technology Solutions and Knowledge Management
St. Catherine University Libraries and Archives, Director
Normandale Community College, Cataloging & Library Systems
Hennepin County Library, Information Services Manager
University of Minnesota, Librarian for Government Information, Psychology, and Institute of Child Development
Edina Public Schools, Librarian/Media Specialist
Heather Tompkins, Ex-officio
St. Catherine University Libraries, Media Services & Archives, Head of Library Collection Services
Contact Library Director Emily Asch if you have questions about the St. Catherine University Libraries Friends.
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