Society of Information Science and Technology invites you to hear:
Rowley, Candidate for U.S. Congress
Speak on the FBI's
Freedom of Information and civil liberties issues pertaining to libraries.
Tuesday, January 10th
5:00 - 5:30
Registration & Networking
5:30 - 6:30 Presentation
6:30 - 7:00 Questions & Wrap Up
James J. Hill Reference
80 West Fourth Street, St. Paul
*See below for links to a map
and parking suggestions
for library association members (SLA, ASIS&T, SCIP, MALL, etc.) and
$5 for students, unemployed, or retired
Registration is a two-part process; register and
send payment by Jan. 6!
Email name and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring money to event
is limited to 125 people. If you have already contacted Ann, you are
registered. (Please let her know if you need to change your registration so
that we can open up space for others.)
Ann Treacy, 612, 670.3087, email@example.com
publicly to a number of groups, ranging from school-aged children to
business-professional-civic groups on two principal topics: ethical
decision-making (and) balancing civil liberties with the need for effective
investigation. She wrote a chapter on the latter topic for Patriotism,
Democracy and Common Sense: Restoring America's Promise at Home and Abroad,
a book published by the Milton Eisenhower Foundation.
As a Chief Division Counsel for the FBI's Minneapolis
Division, Colleen was responsible for overseeing the Freedom of Information,
Forfeiture, Victim-Witness and Community Outreach Programs as well as
providing regular legal and ethics training to FBI Agents of the Division and
some outside police training. Rowley was named one of Time magazine's
Persons of the Year for 2002 after she criticized the FBI for ignoring her
calls to investigate terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui before the Sept. 11
terrorist attacks. In April 2003, following an unsuccessful attempt to
warn the Director and other administration officials about the dangers of
launching the invasion of Iraq, she "stepped down" from her legal
position and returned to being an FBI Special Agent. She retired from
the Agency in 2004 and declared her intention to run for the U.S. Congress in
2005. She graduated summa cum lade in 1977 from Wartburg College in Iowa
and earned her J.D. with honors from the College of Law at the University of
Iowa in 1980.
here to get directions to the Hill
Library and link to a map (see "St.
Paul Map" at top of the page.)
these links for parking
suggestions and bus
NOVEMBER 15, 2005
"And Now for Something Completely Different" brain
food sampler series from ASIS&T
Tuesday November 15th 5:00-6:30
Two Too Cool Online Tools for Retail Demographics and B2B Targeting by Denise
Sorry for the late notice and change of regular time. We
wanted to avoid having a program on Election Day. I am delighted to report
that Denise Cumming will be coming on November 15 to talk about two cool
tools: ESRI (http://www.esribis.com/)
and ZapData.com (http://www.zapdata.com/).
These are two tools that give great info related to zip code demographics and
are useful, accessible, and affordable to small businesses.
Denise has worked with small businesses at Teltech,
Minnesota Technology Inc, and as a freelancer for many years. She is a master
online searcher and is going to be working on a case study of these tools for
the ASIST talk. (Given the nature of the talk I may invite some business
owners to join us - and of course you?re welcome to do that too.)
Please note the
venue is the College of St. Catherine, Centers for Excellence, 2nd
floor of the Coeur de Catherine.
The entrance to the parking lot is off Fairview Ave just
beyond Randolph. (Parking should be pretty good as the meeting is scheduled
between day and evening classes.)
The goal of our speaker series is to showcase different
information-related jobs and topics. The target audience is twofold: folks who
are scoping out potential careers and folks who want to stay up on things in
case someone at work asks and/or they are expected to become (or know) an
expert in a given area.
The format is informal, roundtable discussion. We will ask
each speaker to spend 30 minutes. Then we?ll open it up for questions
Here are the details:
Date & Time: 5:00 -
6:30 Tuesday November 15th (speaker starts at 5:30)
Place: Centers of Excellence, 2nd Floor of the Coeur de Catherine.
RSVP: please send us a note if you will be coming firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is not necessary, but really helps us have enough snacks. Students you are
welcome to come before your classes or during a break - if you plan to snack
with us please RSVP.
Cost: None - in fact
ASIS&T brings the snacks
APRIL 12, 2005
GIS – an Intro for Info Professionals
Geographic Information System (GIS) technology combines
standard databases with maps and location-related information such as street
addresses, ZIP codes, and GPS data. GIS is widely used in government,
business, and education for managing geographically referenced data, for
creating maps to show patterns and trends, and for conducting spatial
analysis, such as market research.
Angela Lee, from ESRI, will provide an overview of GIS and
the potential applications of GIS. Types of GIS software as well as sources of
GIS data will be discussed.
Sponsors: James J. Hill Library & ASIST
What: An overview of GIS
When: April 12th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: James J. Hill Library, 80 W. 4th Street, St. Paul
Cost: $5 (to cover refreshments)
RSVP – please RSVP to Ann Treacy (email@example.com)
if you can. It will help us with counts. We’ll collect money at the door.
APRIL 7, 2005
MNASIST Meeting: Internet Fears – Rational and Irrational
If I forward an email to my friend can the original sender access my friend’s email address? I’m getting messages saying that I sent out a virus – but I know I didn’t. What’s the problem? Can my boss see what I’m surfing? Can I see what my staff is surfing? Is my identity safe or am I going to be featured on one of those Citibank commercials buying a robot for the prom?
We all have needling fears or reservations about the Internet. Technology experts from MAP for Nonprofits have offered to come and answer all of our questions – big and little. You can even email your question in advance and they’ll come prepared.
The session will be held at the new Coeur de Catherine building on the College of St. Catherine’s Campus. So, this is also a chance to see the new CSC library too. In fact, the library staff has volunteered to give a tour before the meeting (at 5:30) for anyone who is interested. It’s worth a tour!
Coeur de Catherine Building
College of St. Catherine
St. Paul, MN
»Directions to the College
»Map of the Campus (meeting will be in building 4)
||5:30 - 6:00 pm Tour of the Library|
6:00 - 8:00pm Meeting and refreshments
||No fees and free treats!
RSVP: Please email Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org so
we can provide the appropriate amount of food. Also, let her know if
you'd like the tour.