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Congratulations to newly elected 2015 SLA-MN officers!

Thanks to all who took the time to vote for our open positions for next year.

Please join me in congratulating the newest additions to the 2015 SLA-MN Executive Board:


President-Elect: Carolyn Bates, GREATER MSP




Treasurer: Rachel Wangerin, 3M




Strategic Planning Director: Alisa Coddington, PadillaCRT




Thanks again to the Nominating Committee: Molly Dinneen and Rachel Wangerin, with Dru Frykberg.



Karen Mackey

2014 SLA-MN Past President

Nominating Committee Chair

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Vote for 2015 SLA-MN officers by October 31

SLA-MN members,

It’s time to vote for next year’s SLA Minnesota Chapter officers! All current SLA-MN members are invited to vote no later than Friday, October 31 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJ275QK.

Read more about each of our candidates below.

Thanks to the 2014 Nominating Committee: Molly Dinneen and Rachel Wangerin (with help from Dru Frykberg). And thank YOU for your membership and your participation!


Karen Mackey

SLA-MN Past President & Nominating Committee Chair




2014 SLA Minnesota Chapter Executive Board Candidates


Carolyn Bates is Research Project Manager for GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis Saint Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership. In addition to supporting regional business development and marketing strategies, she provides research and analysis for metro-wide initiatives like talent attraction and increasing global trade and investment.

Carolyn is an alumna of UW-Madison and holds a Masters in Library & Information Science from UW-Milwaukee with graduate studies at the Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences. She currently serves as Treasurer of the SLA-MN Chapter. In addition to her SLA involvement, she is an active committee member of the Council for Community & Economic Research and Girls in Tech Minneapolis. In her free time, Carolyn volunteers her data skills for a local theater organization and plays violin for community orchestra.



RachelWangerinRachel Wangerin is an Advanced Technical Information Analyst in the Information Research & Solutions group at 3M. She is responsible for providing in-depth patent and technical research and analysis to 3M scientists and engineers globally.

Rachel completed her Masters in Library & Information Science at St. Catherine University/Dominican University. She holds undergraduate degrees in both Chemistry and International Relations. Rachel served as President of the SLA-MN Chapter in 2011 and has been actively involved with the SLA Chemistry Division board as a Program Planner. Rachel is also a member of the Patent Information User’s Group (PIUG).



AlisaCoddingtonAlisa Coddington is a Senior Analyst with PadillaCRT’s Research and Insights Group. She provides in-depth research for market context and business planning.

Alisa holds a Masters in Library & Information Science from Simmons College in Boston. An SLA-MN Chapter member since 2005, Alisa has served as Public Relations Chair and currently helps convene salons. She is also an active member of the Advertising & Marketing section of the SLA Business & Finance Division, and previously served as their Chair and Conference Planner.


Vote by Oct. 31 at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJ275QK.


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Check out the vintage film The Adventures of the Special Librarian

Check out the vintage film The Adventures of the Special Librarian on YouTube!

Filmed in the Twin Cities in 1964 and starring Grieg Aspnes, Research Librarian for Cargill, past president of the SLA, and an active leader in the Minnesota Chapter, the film shows a day in the life of a special librarian as he travels to a variety of libraries in the Twin Cities, looking for help with a complex research question. You’ll see the variety of libraries Grieg visited, and might be struck by the leg-work required to answer a question that today, we could most likely find very quickly through subscription databases.

This fun and historic six-minute film is part of the archives of the Minnesota SLA chapter.

Please forward this to anyone you think would be interested.

Visit the MinnesotaSLA YouTube channel   

Happy Holidays!


Terri Horsmann
Chapter Archivist

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The Minnesota Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA) was founded in 1943 to share expertise and interests and to build a community to support the special librarians of Minnesota and the surrounding area. The chapter exists to provide these same opportunities and services to our members & partners.

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