ACRL MD Journal Club & Virtual Business Meeting – September 21 – 11:00am

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, September 21, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00am, followed by our journal club discussion at 11:30am

Elizabeth Schlackman, collection development librarian at Montgomery College will facilitate our discussion. Our membership voted to discuss two articles from the July issue of College & Research Libraries:

They Found It–Now Do They Bother? An Analysis of First-Year Synthesis

Author Michael J. Carlozzi will join us.

Full text: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16766

 

Autism and the Academic Library: A Study of Online Communication

Author Amelia Anderson will join us

Full text: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16763

ACRL MD’s online meetings and discussion series are free and open to all. So feel free to attend both.

This month will be our first virtual meeting using MLA’s new web based virtual meeting tool Blackboard Ultra. We recommend microphone and speaker capability. However there is a chat option if your mic isn’t working. The meeting room is located here:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:

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Deadline Extended! Submit your proposals for ACRL-MD programs at MLA/DLA 2019

Are you excited to plan for next year’s conference? ACRL-MD is, too! We’ve extended our proposal deadline – more information about the conference theme, etc. will be forthcoming from the MLA/DLA conference committee, but we thought we’d give you a head start on your session brainstorming.

ACRL-MD Call for Proposals: ACRL-MD sessions for the Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association Conference 2019

Deadline: September 3rd EXTENDED to September 10th, 2018, 11:59pm

Submit your proposal here!

The Maryland chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL-MD) is excited to invite proposal for our division to sponsor at the Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, on May 1 – 3, 2019.

Proposals are due by 11:59pm on September 3rd 10th and will undergo a double blind peer-review.  If you have any questions about ACRL-MD’s proposal process or our programs for the annual conference, please contact Kimberly Miller (kimberlymiller@towson.edu or 410-704-6324).

ACRL-MD Virtual Business Meeting Friday, August 17, 2018 11:00am

ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting

August 17, 2018

Present: Mike Kiel (President), Sean Hogan (Secretary), Claire Holmes, Sara Arnold-Garza, Mou Chakraborty

ACRL – MD Business Meeting, August 2018:

  • Updates from MLA
    • General – Mike is working on creating the work plan for the year, we are obligated to put on one program outside of the conference and we are strongly encouraged to work together with other divisions.
    • Conference Committee – The conference committee hadn’t met by the time of the meeting but between then and now the theme was decided as “What If…”
  • Journal Club and Volunteers
    • Journal Club
      • September journal club is all set. Elizabeth Schlackman, Montgomery College Library will facilitate discussion. Poll has been posted to blog and Sean will email to Marylib on Monday.
    • Other volunteer opportunities
      • Still seeking volunteers for future facilitators. (we received one more volunteer during the meeting)
      • We have a few volunteers for the vetting of conference proposals. It’s enough to proceed, but we could always use more!
    • Active Membership
      • There is a survey being conducted by librarians at William and Mary about the value of local professional organizations, please participate as it might help us understand more about how we could make ACRL-MD more effective
      • Mike will be working with CALD to try and identify individuals to reach out to in order to invite to membership. We will work on creating a “new members” or “Welcome to ACRL-MD information sheet”
      • A number of aspects of the forum last year were discussed, there was general agreement that a similar event might be successful in drawing new members
      • Appealing to non-reference folks was noted as being key to growing membership
      • There was general agreement that we should try and provide more fun or social opportunities
        • Bowling has been popular in the past so we will continue it
        • An outdoor activity like a picnic or hike might be popular
          • Some other divisions in MLA are planning a hike on October 27th
        • Event ideas
          • New “Fall” Program Idea: Service to patrons with disabilities
            • Mike and Sara talked with John Owen, director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped about having a fall program on accessibility. We also realized that having a program ready by November may not be possible and will shoot for early/mid-January with new MLA proposal process.

Vote Now, Journal Club, September2018

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 July 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries.

The discussion will be facilitated by Elizabeth Schlackman from Montgomery College Library. It will take place Friday, September 21, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11:00am business meeting.

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 Friday, August 31, 2018:

Submit your proposals for ACRL-MD programs at MLA/DLA 2019

silhouette-3130960_1280Are you excited to plan for next year’s conference? ACRL-MD is, too! Here’s our first call for proposals – more information about the conference theme, etc. will be forthcoming from the MLA/DLA conference committee, but we thought we’d give you a head start on your session brainstorming.

ACRL-MD Call for Proposals: ACRL-MD sessions for the Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association Conference 2019

Deadline: September 3rd EXTENDED to Sept 10th, 2018, 11:59pm

Submit your proposal here!

The Maryland chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL-MD) is excited to invite proposal for our division to sponsor at the Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, on May 1 – 3, 2019.

Proposals are due by 11:59pm on September 3rd 10th and will undergo a double blind peer-review.  If you have any questions about ACRL-MD’s proposal process or our programs for the annual conference, please contact Kimberly Miller (kimberlymiller@towson.edu or 410-704-6324).

Opportunities to get involved with ACRL-MD this year!

As July comes to a close and everyone starts thinking about the fall we want to make sure that we publicize all the opportunities to get involved with ACRL-MD this year:

Help plan a fall or winter program
We’re currently in the early stages of developing a program for later this year or early next year and could use a couple of people to help plan it. If you have ideas about what kind of workshop or other professional development opportunity you’d like to see, get in touch with Past-President Sara Arnold-Garza at sarnoldgarza@towson.edu.

Vet proposals for the MLA/DLA annual conference
Every fall ACRL-MD issues a call for proposals for programs at the MLA/DLA annual conference. Once proposals come in, volunteers help vet and provide feedback on the proposals in early October.  To volunteer, or learn more about the annual conference and the proposal process, get in touch with Vice-President, Kim Miller at kimberlymiller@towson.edu.

Become a leader by running for office
Candidates for the offices of Secretary and Vice-President are are submitted every October with elections held shortly thereafter. For more information about being an officer, or to nominate someone, reach out to Mike Kiel at skiel@ubalt.edu.

Host our Journal Club
Every other month ACRL-MD’s virtual business meeting is followed by a discussion of two recent publications, often include the authors or the articles. We’re always looking for volunteers to host the discussion and bring their perspective to the conversation. It’s a great way to make sure you are keeping current with the latest research. For more information about how you can participate reach out to our Secretary, Sean Hogan at shogan@ubalt.edu.

Contribute to the CRAB
Last year we started a regular contribution about the academic library community in MLA’s quarterly newsletter. Are you doing something new or interesting? Share it with all of Maryland’s libraries by getting in touch with Claire Holmes at cholmes@towson.edu.

Re-examine ACRL-MD’s bylaws
Last but not least, this year we’re looking for a few people to give some fresh perspective to our bylaws, a copy of which can be found on the Maryland Library Association website here. This will be a short term project that should be finished by the end of the fall semester. For more information reach out to Mike Kiel at skiel@ubalt.edu.

 

ACRL-MD Virtual Business Meeting Friday, July 20th, 2018 11:00am

Attendees: Kim Miller, Andrea Craley, Gina Calia-Lotz, Mike Kiel, Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold-Garza

Report from first Board Meeting & Conference Committee Meeting – Mike

  • MLA goals for the year and how ACRL-MD can contribute to those goals
    • Strong emphasis on member recruitment and retention, program planning process revision and strong emphasis on divisions collaborating, and advocacy
    • Suggestions include collaborating with other divisions and/or interest groups to provide programming
      • What expertise can ACRL-MD offer to other divisions? College expectations for students (e.g., from school librarians and/or public librarians)
      • How can academic libraries get more involved in advocacy? ACRL Chapters Council will be coming out with information for academic librarians about how to become more involved in advocacy
      • Keep thinking about it! Email an officer with other ideas
    • Changes to the MLA/DLA Annual Conference
      • Clear interest in sessions with multi-topics (e.g., Ignite or lightning talks).
      • Cap this year on the number of conference sessions
    • Fall Program
      • Hoping to partner with Leadership Development Division for program on diverse organizations
      • Original speaker idea is prohibitively expensive, but Mike may have an idea of someone from UMUC. If we don’t have any other ideas we may need a back-up program idea
      • Needs to come together quickly
      • Mike will create blog post/email with volunteer opportunities and the number one opportunity will be Fall program planning. Sara AG volunteered to work with others to come up with back-up idea.
    • Volunteer opportunities – contact an officer
      • Coordinator for ACRL MD submissions to the CRAB
      • Reviewing bylaws
      • Officer nominations for next year (VP and Secretary) by October
      • Social events – what would you love to do?

Adjourned 11:30am for journal club

Next meeting: August 17th