Business Meeting Minutes: June 15, 2018

Meeting Agenda
June 15, 2018

Attending: Andrea Caley, Mike Kiel, Robert Miller, Sean Hogan, Sara Arnold-Garza, Claire Holmes, Danielle Whren-Johnson

Tour debrief
National Gallery of Art, June 14
We had a great time!
17 participants
We would recommend future trips like this one
Thanks to Claire and Robert for setting things up

MLA CRAB submissions update
We have submitted an article for the next issue, about our National Gallery tour
Monique has done a lot of outreach, calling for submissions: if she wants to continue in that role, that would be great for us
Claire is happy to stay involved as a coordinator, too, but would also gladly step away if someone else wants to take up this leadership opportunity

Annual reports to MLA and ACRL
Sara will submit them
Reports show how we meet our strategic goals
Reports are important, too, to maintain our visibility, and to receive funding from ACRL
Maybe we can put the reports on a shared drive

ALA Annual Conference plugs, shares, etc.
ALA is next week
Natalie will attend as secretary of ACRL chapter council
Several librarians from Towson are attending
Sara is presenting on aspirational views of students
Danielle is helping to run a copyright gameshow program

Year-end notes
Thanks to everyone who has contributed to our work this year!
We look forward to Mike, Kim, and Sean’s coming year, with Sara as immediate past president!

Other items
Next priority is planning fall program
Mike talked to a public librarian about the possibility of doing a program on diversity in your library–a speaker who presented at MLA/DLA on diversity may be available
Sara can put out a call to form a program planning group
Even though it’s early, we can start thinking about recruiting new officers–especially vice-president–for the next election

Next meeting
7/20 with Gina Calia-Lotz hosting journal club


ACRL MD at the National Gallery of Art

Eighteen librarians enjoyed our spring program, a morning guided tour of the National Gallery of Art and an afternoon tour of the National Gallery’s library.

Heartfelt thanks go out to National Gallery Reference Librarian Anne Simmons, who arranged our visit. We also got to meet the following museum staff members, who shared their expertise and love of art and art librarianship with us:

  • Heidi Applegate, Guest Lecturer
  • Roger Lawson, Executive Librarian
  • Yuri Long, Rare Book Librarian
  • Gregory PJ Most, Chief of Library Image Collections

We hope that the following photos convey how much fun we had and how much we learned! And we hope to see you in a few months for our fall program, which we’ll begin planning shortly.

We got to see the only Leonardo da Vinci painting owned by a museum in the Americas:


Dr. Heidi Applegate introduced us to 18th-century French painting:

Heidi Applegate presents French painting (1)

Anne Simmons and Roger Lawson welcomed us to the library:

Anne Simmons and Roger Lawson welcome ACRL MD (1)

A view from the stacks:

image1 (1)

Yuri Long shared treasures from special collections:

Yuri Long shares treasures from special collections (1)

Gregory PJ Most showed us historic photos:

Gregory PJ Most shows us historic photos (1)

Register by Monday for “Critical Thinking About Sources” Webcast & Discussion!

Registration for this event will close on Monday, 4/30. Don’t miss out!

ACRL Maryland is sponsoring another FREE webcast viewing and discussion/networking event! Join us to watch the ACRL webcast “Critical Thinking About Sources: Lessons and Activities for First-Year Students” and participate in a discussion with other attendees. All are welcome; membership is not necessary. Please register to attend.

Day: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Place: University of Maryland McKeldin Library Room 7121




Friday deadline to reserve a spot: Tour the National Gallery of Art and Library

Deadline to register is this Friday! Reserve your spot by registering now! (No CEUs will be awarded.)

What: free docent led tour of the Cézanne Portraits exhibition, and the National Gallery of Art Library!

When: June 14, 2018, 10:30 am-3 pm
Where: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

Use the ACRL MD carpool sign-up if you’d like to try to share a ride, or plan to get to D.C. in whatever way fits your own schedule and budget.

Lunch will be open-ended and self-pay during a break between the art exhibition and library tour. Choices in the area range from food trucks to table cloths.

bored hurry up GIF by #Impastor-source

Business Meeting Minutes: April 20, 2018


Meeting Agenda

April 20, 2018

Attending: Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller, Jordan Sly, Kim Miller, Sean Hogan, Andrea Craley

National Gallery tour

  • June 14
  • 21 people have signed up so far
  • Registration deadline is April 27
  • Info and register

Webinar group view at UMCP

Silent auction basket

  • Gift cards
  • We have several cards so far plus cash contributions
  • We’ll package it attractively for the conference
  • Regina Rose will need someone to pick it up from her, Friday, April 27, in the morning–follow up with Sara if you can help with that

MLA/DLA updates

  • We’ve featured programs via our blog and social media
  • Human Library program has good registration so far, including academic and public librarians
  • Conference wants volunteers for check-in table, auction, etc. You can sign up here.

NLLD May 7-8

Other announcements

Next meeting (plus journal club): May 18


Evolve at MLA/DLA 2018: Trends Designs and Strategies for Digital Scholarship Services

This week we’re highlighting a program focuses on digital scholarship and services related to it. Ingrid Hseih-Yee from the University of Maryland will outline characteristics of digital scholarship and trends in services that she has identified in a recent research project. Her co-presenter, Jennifer Fagan will discuss how a federal library supports researchers through the entire research cycle, including a bibliometrics program and author services. Come and share your experiences with digital scholarship support services and discuss design and implementation problems!

The MLA/DLA conference is just two weeks away click here to register!