Seeking contributions to MLA’s CRAB newsletter!

Interested in writing an article for the next issue of the CRAB, MLA’s quarterly newsletter? Our goal is to include regular contributions from ACRL-MD members, in order to share academic library experiences and perspectives with Maryland’s wider library community. Please contact Monique Clark (mclark@ubalt.edu) and Claire Holmes (cholmes@towson.edu) if you are interested in writing about Maryland’s academic libraries and librarians for the CRAB.

General CRAB publishing details:
Editor: Annette Haldeman

CRAB Deadlines:
Winter issue – December 5
Spring issue – March 5
Summer issue – June 5
Fall issue – September 5

Coverage Possibilities:
Conferences
MLA division, committee or interest group news.
Reports on programs and workshops of interest to librarians in Maryland.
News about Maryland libraries and people.
Articles on issues concerning libraries and librarianship in Maryland.
Reviews of books and other materials, based on their local and state interest will be considered for publication.

 

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Register now! Shape Shifting: Academic Libraries and Change Agents

ACRL MD’s Fall program 2017 is taking shape and you won’t want to miss it!

Registration

Register online before Friday, October 27th, 2017. You can also contact the Maryland Library Association office by phone at 410-947-5090. Members: $35, Nonmembers: $53, Students: $30

Keynote

Portrait of Lauren Pressley

Lauren Pressley, ACRL Vice President/President Elect, Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries, will share her vision for leading the way toward growth and new ideas in academic libraries.

Program

ACRL MD Fall Program. Shape Shifting: Academic Libraries and Change Agents

This engaging program will address the new roles and changing landscapes that each of us faces every day, whatever our role. Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The program will begin at 9:30 AM. Light breakfast and lunch are included in the cost. Monday, November 6, 2017. 9 am – 3:15 pm. Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. 510 Thomas Run Rd, Belair, MD 21015.

9:00           Check-in and Breakfast

9:30           Keynote

10:45         Break

11:00         Deep Dives (choose one)

Becoming More Agile: Web Change Management and the Academic Library Website – Julia Caffrey, Web Services Librarian, Towson University Libraries; Bill Helman, IT Librarian, Towson University Libraries

Observe a case study of a recent redesign of the website for Albert S. Cook Library of Towson University (libraries.towson.edu) with a model for rolling out incremental changes on a regular, iterative basis.  Learn about planning process strategies, “Scrum” and “Agile” methodologies, and change frameworks (from the field of software development). See “before” and “after” shots and hear about the process used to demo, present, and gather feedback from library employee stakeholders.

Adobe Spark Your Social Media to Enhance Your Communications – Emily Spangler, Library Services Specialist, The Universities at Shady Grove; Leah Rufus, Graduate Assistant, The Universities at Shady Grove

Creating a profile for your library with a distinct personality can be a challenge, especially in the current digital age where social media and mobile platforms are patrons’ main sources of interaction and information-gathering. The Priddy Library is using Adobe Spark to upgrade its social media to engage with patrons at their level through the platforms they frequent the most, such as Instagram. Attendees will walk away with practical knowledge on using Adobe Spark and social media practices that can help take your library’s digital marketing to an entirely new level.

11:45         Lunch, Networking, and Business Meeting

1:30           Lightning Talks with Q&A, Discussion

Influencing Change: What We Can Learn from Diffusion of Innovations – Kimberly Miller, Learning Technologies Librarian, Towson University

Research and Replication Together – Mike Kiel, Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Baltimore

Revamping Building Use Statistics: From Paper Forms to Google Forms and Dashboards – Kyle Breneman, Integrated Digital Services Librarian, University of Baltimore

Change that Link: A Simple Tool for Managing Off-Campus Links to E-Resources – Kimberly Arleth, Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library; Julia Caffrey, Web Services Librarian, Towson University Libraries

I Am Not a Lawyer: Providing Copyright Services in Libraries – Danielle Whren Johnson, Copyright and Special Projects Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library

A New Way of Engaging First-Year Students: Library Tailgate Party – Kathleen B. Sterner, Research and Reference Librarian, Mount St. Mary’s University; Julie Shenk, Information Technology Librarian Mount St. Mary’s University

Conversion of the Branch Library to a 24/7 Professional Model – Cindy Frank, Architecture Librarian, University of Maryland

Supporting Library Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Varying Abilities – Claire Holmes, Assistant University Librarian for Research & Instruction, Towson University Libraries

3:00           Evaluations

3:15           Adjourn

 

 

Vote now! Journal Club, November 2017

Please take a moment to select the two articles you would like included in the next ACRL-MD journal club discussion, which will be based on articles in the September 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will be facilitated by Terry Darr of Loyola Blakefield.

Please note the special date for this edition of the journal club. It will take place Thursday, November 16, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11am business meeting. Again, that is a Thursday rather than the usual Friday.

We hope to have authors of the chosen articles join us!

If you need to jump in a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! All articles are freely available via the College & Research Libraries website. ACRL MD’s Online Discussion Series is free and open to all through the MLA Blackboard Collaborate Room.

Please vote for two articles you would like to discuss. The last day to vote is Sunday, October 15.

Nominations sought for 2018-2019 ACRL MD Officers!

Do you know someone who would be great at leading and shaping this ACRL chapter? Perhaps it’s you! We are seeking candidates for the July 2018-June 2019 terms of Vice President/President-Elect and Secretary. More information about duties of office is detailed below.

Nominations start in October, and election results are announced in May. To be qualified, candidates must have attended at least 1 planning meeting during the year leading up to their nomination and participate in the planning of an ACRL MD program or other event prior to the start of their term. Significant contributions to other aspects of MLA will be considered in place of the other requirements. During their term of office, individuals holding these positions must be registered MLA members.

Please send nominations, including self-nominations to Sara Arnold-Garza (sarnoldgarza@towson.edu) or contact her for more information, if needed.

Uncle Sam style hat
Created by Nikita Kozin from Noun Project

Vice President/President-Elect
The role of Vice President/President-Elect is a three-year commitment, with varying responsibilities.

As vice-president:

  • Serve as the ACRL MD representative on the MLA Conference Committee, including coordinating ACRL MD’s call for proposals and proposal review
  • Attend all MLA Conference Committee meetings (varies in-person and virtual)
  • Attend all ACRL MD planning meetings
  • Assist with other program planning and initiatives
  • Contribute content to the ACRL MD blog (acrlmd.wordpress.com) or other social media platforms

As president:

  • Plan the fall program
  • Attend the Congress of Academic Library Directors (Maryland) meetings as ex-officio (alternating virtual and in-person)
  • Attend MLA Executive Board Meetings (held every other month, in person at the MLA office)
  • Set agendas and run ACRL MD meetings
  • Submit bi-monthly reports to MLA and annual reports to MLA and ACRL Chapters Council
  • Attend all ACRL MD planning meetings
  • Assist with other program planning and initiatives
  • Contribute content to the ACRL MD blog (acrlmd.wordpress.com) or other social media platforms

As past-president:

  • Plan the summer program
  • Attend all ACRL MD planning meetings
  • Assist with other program planning and initiatives
  • Contribute content to the ACRL MD blog (acrlmd.wordpress.com) or other social media platforms

Secretary
The role of Secretary is a one year commitment.

  • Attend all ACRL MD planning meetings
  • Record and publishing the minutes for these minutes
  • Communicate events to Marylib and other media channels
  • Coordinate meeting schedule with MLA Office
  • Assist with other program planning and initiatives
  • Post content to official ACRL MD social media accounts

 

Business Meeting Minutes: Sept. 15, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

September 15, 2017

Present: Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller, Monique Clark, Terry Darr, David Dahl, Mike Kiel, Claire Holmes, Danielle Whren Johnson, Natalie Burclaff, Barbara Cheadle, Sean Hogan, Jean Wolf

MLA Conference updates

CFP closed, we have eleven submissions. Two may have been submitted mistakenly to us–they don’t seem geared toward academic librarianship. We’ll reach out to those submitters to clarify what they want to do with their proposals.

Mike is working on Human Library event.

Fall program, 11/6/17

CFP is open now for lightning talks and “deep dives.” Deadline is Sept. 24. We could possibly extend the deadline a week or two.

Claire is working on food. She’ll present options soon.

CRAB publication contributions

Monique and Claire are working on a process to encourage and organize ACRL MD submissions to CRAB. We can let academic librarians know when the deadlines are and what the submission process is. We hope to have more regular contributions by ACRL MD or by academic librarians in general.

We have submitted an article for the fall issue.

CRAB is quarterly. We hope to create a “bank” of topics and contributors, to help plan submissions and meet deadlines. We want to have a good idea of who’s submitting, what their topics are, and we want to help make sure that contributors meet deadlines. We can also propose ideas, review drafts, etc.

We want to have a point person who will make sure that we have an article coming up for each new issue–Monique and Claire will fill that function

Next step will be to put a link on our blog to a Google doc, where authors can sign up, propose topics, etc.

Work groups update

Sara will keep the call open to form work groups. She hasn’t received a lot of responses yet. We’ll move forward as more volunteers contact Sara.

Work groups are:

  • Membership/outreach
  • Social/networking
  • Scholarship/sponsorship
  • Mentoring/job shadow
  • CRAB submissions

Work groups are fluid–after a group forms, the members might even change the direction of the group.

ACRL Assessment in Action Workshop, 11/17/17

USMAI reached out to ACRL MD and CALD for collaboration/support.

We should have a point person for ACRL MD to work on planning. Volunteers can contact Sara and David Dahl.

Next meeting

Friday, October 20, 11 am

 

Shape Shifting : Academic Libraries and Change Agents (with updated deadline for proposals!)

Program

ACRL MD Fall Program. Shape Shifting: Academic Libraries and Change Agents

This engaging program will address the new roles and changing landscapes that each of us faces every day, whatever our role. From transforming organizational cultures and perspectives, to creating services and spaces for emerging student and research needs, our libraries are in constant adjustment. We can all be positive forces for change in our environments, regardless of title. Hear about the experiences of your colleagues and peers through short, inspiring lightning talks and opportunities to dive deeper into aspects of leading change. Program check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The program will begin at 9:30 AM. Light breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of the program. Monday, November 6, 2017. 9 am – 3:15 pm. Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. 510 Thomas Run Rd, Belair, MD 21015.

Keynote

Portrait of Lauren Pressley

Lauren Pressley, ACRL Vice President/President Elect, Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries, will share her vision for leading the way toward growth and new ideas in academic libraries.

Call for Proposals (New Extended Deadline!)

Proposals for 30-45 minute “deep dive” presentations and 5-10 minute lightning talks can be submitted at https://goo.gl/forms/rNnkhaHQvSUqz66a2 until 11:59 pm Sunday, 9/24 October 1. Proposal topics may include new technologies, changes in service models, creating inclusive environments, evolving work roles and competencies, and other models of change. Join us for a day of dynamic ideas in academic libraries and get inspired to enact positive change in your library!

Registration

To attend, please register online before Friday, October 27th, 2017. You can also contact the Maryland Library Association office by phone at 410-947-5090.

Members: $35, Nonmembers: $53, Students: $30

For questions, please contact Sara Arnold-Garza, sarnoldgarza@towson.edu.

MLA/DLA conference call EXTENDED through Sept. 10

Extended Deadline: September 10, 2017, 11:59pm

Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, May 2-4, 2018

Because we know the first week or so of the semester can be a stressful time, ACRL-MD is extending our deadline. There is one more week to Evolve your conference proposals.  Submit a proposal to share how and why you are evolving with the Maryland library community at next year’s annual conference!

Proposals for standard 1 hour conference sessions and extended 2 hour sessions will be accepted, subject to the whole conference schedule.  Programs will be scheduled during the whole day on Thursday and on Friday morning, while full-day and half-day workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

As always if you have any questions please contact Stephen “Mike” Kiel at skiel@ubalt.edu or 410-837-4236