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!

There’s still time to sign up for our spring tour at the National Gallery of Art and Library!

Reserve your spot by registering before April 27, 2018! (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.

Paul Cézanne The Gardener Vallier 1906


“Critical Thinking About Sources: Lessons and Activities for First-Year Students” Webcast & Discussion – Free!

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




Evolve at MLA/DLA 2018: Use Your Words!

DECOSTER_Elizabeth_5x7This week we’re highlighting a program by Elizabeth DeCoster (left) and Margaret Dull. How can a public services librarian, an e-resources specialist, and a cataloger communicate with one another about workflows and user expectations? The presenters will share approaches to bridging the jargon gap between library departments, based on a review of multidisciplinary literature and drawing from their own experiences as collaborators from different spheres. It should be a great presentation that will help all of us, no matter our role or type of library, work together more effectively!

Last call to support ACRL MD’s contribution to the MLA/DLA Silent Auction!

If you’ve been meaning to get in touch with Regina Rose at to help build our silent auction contribution, now’s the time! This year, ACRL MD plans to offer a collection of gift cards. If you have any laying around, waiting to be spent, perhaps they can support our fundraiser! Please contact Regina ASAP to let her know if you plan to contribute.

Gift Cards

Vote now! Journal Club, May 2018

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 March 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries.

The discussion will be facilitated by Natalie Burclaff of University of Baltimore. It will take place Friday, May 18, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11am 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 Sunday, April 15.