ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting this Friday

This is a reminder that ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly Virtual Business Meeting is this Friday morning, February 21, 2020 at 11:00am.

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. Including new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD, but interested in academic libraries in Maryland.

Agenda

• Welcome
• President’s report
• MLA/DLA conference updates
• Project updates
o Winter social
o Bylaws revisions
o Spring program planning
• Social media
• Program locations and guidelines

ACRL MD meets virtually here: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6
Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:
• Blog: https://acrlmd.wordpress.com
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/acrlmd
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/acrlmd

Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!

Submission deadline extended to March 6th, 2020!

Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone’s an Advocate

Call for Program Participation

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Do you practice every-day academic library advocacy? We’re looking for speakers to share experiences or projects that required advocating on behalf of yourself, your library or your students along with best practices or lessons learned. These lightning talks will be 5-7 minutes long followed by a brief Q&A.

To submit your interest in presenting, please fill out our Google Form. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2020 March 6th, 2020.

Program Information

Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone’s an Advocate

April 3, 2020 at Towson University Northeastern Campus

8:30 AM – 12 PM

What do you think of when you think about “library advocacy?” While many libraries find themselves needing to connect with stakeholders such as legislators and voters, academic library advocacy is less likely to target these same groups. Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university’s mission, in addition to advocating for their own unique functional role as an individual library worker. But this typically means advocating for themselves, their students and other campus community members, and their library with a wide variety of colleagues and administrators.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served as we explore what it means to be an “academic library advocate” from a variety of perspectives. Dr. Lucy Holman, University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and former Dean of Libraries at the University of Baltimore, will share an administrator’s perspective on current advocacy issues and methods. Participants will have the opportunity to begin crafting their own advocacy narrative tailored for their networks during activities throughout the day. We hope you will join us for an engaging event!

MLA Members $25

Non-members $37.50

MLA Student/Retired/Unemployed/Friend $12.50

Register here

Academic Library Advocacy: Call for Proposals and Program Registration

Registration is open for ACRL-MD’s Spring Program!

Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone’s an Advocate

April 3, 2020 at Towson University Northeastern Campus

8:30 AM – 12 PM

What do you think of when you think about “library advocacy?” While many libraries find themselves needing to connect with stakeholders such as legislators and voters, academic library advocacy is less likely to target these same groups. Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university’s mission, in addition to advocating for their own unique functional role as an individual library worker. But this typically means advocating for themselves, their students and other campus community members, and their library with a wide variety of colleagues and administrators.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served as we explore what it means to be an “academic library advocate” from a variety of perspectives. Dr. Lucy Holman, University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and former Dean of Libraries at the University of Baltimore, will share an administrator’s perspective on current advocacy issues and methods. Participants will have the opportunity to begin crafting their own advocacy narrative tailored for their networks during activities throughout the day. We hope you will join us for an engaging event!

MLA Members $25

Non-members $37.50

MLA Student/Retired/Unemployed/Friend $12.50

Register here

Call for Program Participation:

Do you practice every-day academic library advocacy? We’re looking for speakers to share experiences or projects that required advocating on behalf of yourself, your library or your students along with best practices or lessons learned. These lightning talks will be 5-7 minutes long followed by a brief Q&A.

To submit your interest in presenting, please fill out our Google Form. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2020.
Please direct any questions to kimberlymiller@towson.edu. And please pass along this information to any colleagues who might be interested.

Future of Academic Libraries: February 3rd Discussion

Are you interested in discussing the future of academic libraries? Join the Maryland Library Association’s Future of Libraries Interest Group (FOLIG) this Monday, February 3rd to chat!

The meeting is 10am-12pm at the Bel Air Branch of Harford County Public Library. If you can’t be there physically, you can join virtually via MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate room.

You can also visit the FOLIG website to learn more about getting involved with the interest group.

Hope to see you there!

 

October Business Meeting

Join ACRL MD for our next virtual business meeting on Friday, October 18th at 11am.

Our business meeting will take place using MLA’s 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

ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting

October 18, 2019

11am, MLA Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Room

Agenda

  • Welcome and introductions
  • President’s report – division work plan, officer nominations, membership/email list, Maryland Library Legislative Day
  • MLA/DLA conference updates – Vice President/President Elect
  • Bylaws revisions update
  • Spring program planning
  • Other Business

Help ACRL-MD by brushing up our bylaws!

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Do you have a strong eye for detail? An interest in organizational structure? Have you worked on bylaws before? Then we’d really like your help! This year ACRL-MD is going to be working to update its bylaws in order to better reflect our current practices and shape the organization to be even more responsive to the needs of Maryland’s academic libraries in coming years.  

If you’d like to help please get in touch with Mike Kiel at skiel@ubalt.edu before Friday September 20th for more information. 

Advocacy & Academic Libraries – Call for Program Planning Volunteers!

 Have you ever wondered how you can be a better library advocate? Perhaps you want to communicate your library’s story to administrators or future donors. Or maybe you want to learn more about talking to your legislative representatives about funding for K-12 and higher education, public libraries, and other organizations or programs. ACRL-MD is planning a professional development program to target these needs. But first, we need your help!

 

ACRL-MD is searching for 2-3 volunteers for our program planning committee. If you’re interested in this topic, would like to learn more about program planning, or want an easy way to become involved with ACRL-MD, we hope you’ll volunteer. Please email Kim Miller (kimberlymiller@towson.edu) for more information.

Stay tuned for more program details!