ACRL, Maryland Chapter

The official blog of the Maryland Chapter of ACRL

Journal club, Dec. 16: please join us!

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, Dec. 16, at 11:30 AMfor our journal club discussion. 

We will not hold a business meeting in December; our monthly business meetings will resume in January.

The journal club, facilitated this month by Natalie Burclaff, will discuss these two articles:

“Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality?”

Shin Freedman and Dawn Vreven

http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/6/727.abstract

“Determinants of Service Innovation in Academic Libraries through the Lens of Disruptive Innovation”

Shea-Tinn Yeh and Zhiping Walter

http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/6/795.abstract

The articles are from the November issue of College & Research Libraries. PDFs of the articles are freely available at the above links.

If you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online meetings and discussion series are free and open to all.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A  (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  There has been an update to MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate which may require you to download a file. This is automatic when you click on the link to enter the virtual meeting room. If you do not have administrator privileges for your computer (cannot download software files), please contact your IT department. Here are the instructions with more details. You may contact BlackBoard Collaborate Technical Support if you have any problems – please let them know that your organization is “Maryland Libraries” – 1-877-382-2293.

When you join the meeting, you will be prompted to enter your name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.

If you are new to using Blackboard Collaborate, you may find this Quick Start page helpful.

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

Business Meeting Minutes: Nov. 11, 2016

ACRL MD Meeting – Agenda & Minutes

November 11, 2016

Attending: Mike Kiel, Gina Calia-Lotz, Claire Holmes, Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller (notes)

Webcast: November 16, 2-3:30pm

Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning & Info Lit

St Mary’s, TU-Northeastern, UMUC

Sara will be in touch with each site contact person the day before the event. We’ll do follow-up promotions with each registrant as per our membership-drive plan.

MLA/DLA conference updates – Sara AG

All of our programs are set; all of the presenters’ forms are in.

We will have a silent auction basket, as we’ve done in the past. Sara will provide details later.

ACRL Recruitment Plan- any updates?

The webcast on Nov. 16 is the first part of our plan, which has as its goal 10 new members.

ACRL-hosted reception in Baltimore, March 22-25, 2017

We are reviewing spaces. CALD has offered money, and we will reach out to vendors, too, for sponsorship.

Winter Social – January/February (Duckpin Bowling: Stoneleigh Lanes, Date/Time tba)

New business?

Rather than a summer program, we want to have a summer meeting to engage in strategic planning. We want to invite ACRL members from Maryland who do not belong to MLA, and structure discussions so these librarians can give us their views on how to increase membership and participation in ACRL-MD. We want to come away from the meeting with goals and an action plan.

Next meetings:

  • December 16, 2016 (includes journal club)
  • January 20, 2017

Vote now! Journal Club Discussion – December 2016

checkmarkPlease 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 November 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, December 16, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11am business meeting.

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 Monday, December 5.

“Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning and Information Literacy” Webcast & Discussion – Free!

ACRL Maryland is sponsoring a webcast viewing and discussion/networking event for all Maryland academic librarians! Visit us at one of 3 locations to watch the ACRL webcast “Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning and Information Literacy” and participate in a discussion with other attendees. All are welcome; membership is not necessary.

Day: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/nG0o8IVO2ZQPoUyC2

Locations:

St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Building 21
Library Board Room, 222

47645 College Dr
St Marys City, MD 20686

Towson University Northeastern Campus
Enter and check-in at the front desk.

510 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015

UMUC Academic Center at Largo
Enter and check-in at the front desk.

1616 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774

Fall Program: Considering #CritLib. Still Time to Register!

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries
Friday, November 11, 2016
9:30am-3:15pm

Loyola University Maryland – Columbia campus
Register Online

Join us as we examine librarianship, individually and collectively, through a critical lens. Emily Drabiniski, one of the leading voices in the Critical Librarianship movement, will share the history of the #critlib movement and perspectives on the intersections between librarianship and social justice, delving into topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to information literacy instruction and metadata. Next, the workshop will feature a selection of Lightning Talks by regional librarians involved in the #critlib community, followed by small group conversations. This program is presented by the academic library division of MLA, ACRL MD, and the Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX).

In addition, lightning talks will be given on the following topics:

·         LCSH vs tagging: Identity in the LBGTQ materials and resources – John Bartles, Prince George’s Community College

·         Critical pedagogy: Culturally-responsive teaching in libraries – Gina Calia-Lotz, Harford Community College

·         Discussion of the creation of the same-sex relationship guide at Jones Day – Cameron Gowan, Jones Day law firm

·         #Critlib in context: a brief history of library access for people of color – Alyse Minter, Towson University

·          Culturally-competent library services- Dennis Nangle. Maryland State Department of Education

·         The Human Library: Growing student voices and community thru conversation – Laksamee Putnam, Towson University

·         Including the library: #CritLib for all of us – Shannon Simpson, Johns Hopkins University

·         Foucault’s research process: Method of research based on philosophical and critical models – Jordan Sly, University of Maryland

·         A laborious issue: Part-time employment and the library workforce – Zara Wilkinson, Rutgers University

Business Meeting Minutes: Oct. 21, 2016

ACRL MD Meeting – Agenda & Minutes

October 21, 2016

Attending: Claire Holmes, Robert Miller (notes), Elizabeth Schlackman, Kim Miller, Alison Cody, Danielle Whren Johnson

Fall program updates:

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

Emily Drabinski, keynote and facilitator
Friday, Nov 11, 9:30am-3pm, Loyola-Columbia
Breakfast and lunch refreshments included.
Collaboration with MILEX: MLA/MILEX registration rate is $60. Non-member rate is $90

Invitations/Info are out via blog, FB, MILEX email, Marylib

MLA handling registrations, currently 32 rsvp’s

We’ll be sending out more invites. Please encourage your colleagues to attend, too.

We can probably add attendees very close to the conference date.

Next planning meeting October 27, via phone

All are invited to help with planning. You can email Claire: cholmes@towson.edu

We’ll review proposals for lightning talks. 

Journal club: Today! Thanks to Elizabeth Schlackman for moderating!

MLA/DLA conference – Sara AG

A total of 54 programs and 9 pre-conferences have been approved for the conference. This includes ACRL MD’s:

  • 5/10/17, Wednesday, 1-4 pm, “Effective Communication: Listen, Agree, and Add” – 3 hour preconference with Bridget Cavaiola (educator and improve performer)
  • 5/11/17, Thursday, 9-10 am, “Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project” – Robert Miller UMUC and Sandie Friedman, writing instructor from GWU
  • 5/11/17, Thursday, 10:45-11 am, “Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use” – Brandy Whitlock and colleague AACC
  • 5/11/17, Thursday, 1:30-2:30 pm, “Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Outcomes using Curriculum Mapping” – Kristin Conlin and Natalie Burclaff UB

I will be collecting publicity and speaker commitment forms next week, so as long as none of that goes wrong, the details above should hold.

Nominations for next year’s officers due by November 1, 2016 

Self-nominations welcome to Claire (cholmes@towson.edu) by October 26.

ACRL-MD Recruitment Plan – Sara AG

Learned recently that chapters get  a $10/new member bonus in the annual resource allocation if we submit a recruitment plan to ACRL. I did so last week – it includes multisite webinar viewing and discussion events in November and repeated in the Spring, bowling event in February, and local chapters reception at ACRL next March. I have identified 3 potential sites for the 11/16 webinar and will recruit a local host to help us get the event going. Once confirmed, I’ll communicate regarding promotion of the event.

ACRL in Baltimore, March 22-25, 2017

  • Local library: HSHSL or UBalt have offered
    • HSHSL would be good because you can easily walk there from conference
      • Also their maker space would be interesting for people to see
    • CALD pledged monetary support and likes the idea of a meet-up
    • Natalie contacted other regional chapter leadership (Virginia, Delaware Valley PA)
    • Natalie, Sara AG, Claire are working on this and welcome others! Please email Claire if you’re interested: cholmes@towson.edu 

Winter Social – January/February (Duckpin Bowling: Stoneleigh Lanes, Date/Time tba) 

New business?

None

Next meetings:

November 18, 2016 (Needed? Possible to add agenda to 11/11 after workshop?)

We will plan to do a face-to-face meeting at end of 11/11 CritLib workshop

December 16, 2016 (includes journal club)

Register today! Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

All are invited to join us for an exciting Fall Program sponsored by ACRL-MD:

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

The academic library division of MLA, ACRL-MD, is partnering with the Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX) to bring keynote speaker, Emily Drabinski to our region. One of the leading voices in the Critical Librarianship movement, Drabinski is the Coordinator of Library Instruction at Long Island University, Brooklyn, and an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute. She is a prolific author, editor, and speaker on social justice and librarianship and she is an active voice in the #critlib social media community.

Friday, November 11, 2016
9:30am-3:15pm
(Lunch will be provided.)
Loyola University – Columbia campus
$60 MLA members’ registration fee

Register for the workshop here.

Drabinski will share the history of the #critlib movement and perspectives on the intersections between librarianship and social justice, delving into topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to information literacy instruction and metadata.

Next, the workshop will feature a selection of Lightning Talks by regional librarians involved in the #critlib community. Lightning Talk speakers will lead workshop attendees into smaller affinity group conversations designed to focus on the areas within the wide span of librarianship, including public and school libraries.

Join us as we examine our practice, individually and collectively, through a critical lens. For more information about our keynote speaker, take a look at www.emilydrabinski.com and follow her on Twitter @edrabinski.

If you are interested in giving a lightning talk, please send a brief summary of your talk to Sarah Gilchrist (sgilchrist@towson.edu) by October 24, 2016.

Selected speakers will give short (5-7 minute) presentations on one of the following suggested topics, or another #critlibrelated topic:

  • #critlib in info lit instruction
  • #critlib in tech services/cataloging
  • #critlib in university community context
  • #critlib in special collections
  • #critlib in public library settings

Register for the workshop here.
Contact for general information: Claire Holmes

October virtual meeting & journal club

Mark your calendars to join ACRL-MD on Friday, October 21, for a quick virtual business meeting at 11:00 AM, followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us for a lively discussion!

Articles selected for the October 21st journal discussion are:

“Undergraduates’ Use of Google vs. Library Resources: A Four-Year Cohort Study”

Carol Perruso

http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/5/614.abstract

“The Value of Academic Libraries: Library Services as a Predictor of Student Retention”

Adam Murray, Ashley Ireland and Jana Hackathorn

http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/5/631.abstract

The articles are from the September issue of College & Research Libraries. PDFs of the articles are freely available at the above links.

If you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online discussion series is free and open to all.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A  (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  There has been an update to MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate which may require you to download a file. This is automatic when you click on the link to enter the virtual meeting room. If you do not have administrator privileges for your computer (cannot download software files), please contact your IT department. Here are the instructions with more details. You may contact BlackBoard Collaborate Technical Support if you have any problems – please let them know that your organization is “Maryland Libraries” – 1-877-382-2293.

When you join the meeting, you will be prompted to enter your name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.

If you are new to using Blackboard Collaborate, you may find this Quick Start page helpful.

MD TECH CONNECT 2016 Conference: CFP

Though ACRL MD is not a sponsor of this awesome event, we are eager to bring it your attention.

Here is the CFP and contact info:

MD TECH CONNECT 2016

“Ideas into Action” 

MDLIBTECH, a committee under the Maryland State Library, is seeking proposals for Affinity Group Facilitators and Exposition Participants for December 2, 2016 Maryland Tech Connect 2016 event which will be hosted by the Priddy Library at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.  The event will be open to technologists, technology enthusiasts, and technology policy makers from public, academic, school, and special libraries.  We are seeking exhibitors and presenters from inside and outside of the library profession. We welcome presenters from Maryland, DC and Virginia.

Call for Exhibitors/Expo-presenter

Library staff and technology vendors are invited to exhibit/showcase new and forthcoming disruptive technologies.

Ex/ Virtual reality, instructional technology, technology related to collaboration and creativity, consumer technologies that could impact library services

Please provide:

The name of your organization and a brief description of the technology you will be showcasing, contact information, and whether you will need a table and/or an electrical outlet.

Application Deadline is September 30, 2016.  FILL OUT FORM

Selected exhibitors will be notified by October 17, 2016 of inclusion in the event.

For inquires, contact Jennifer Falkowski, 301-884-0436, jfalkowski@somd.lib.md.us.

Call for Affinity Group Facilitators

An affinity group is a group of individuals organized around a common topic of interest.  We invite facilitators with a topic they would like to share to submit their proposed topic for inclusion in the MDLIBTECH event.  Facilitators will be asked to present a lightning talk at the beginning of the day to spark interest in their topic.  They will then be given 30 minutes for the group discussion to be divided into a 15 minute presentation on a technology project followed by 15 minutes of discussion.  The technology project may or may not be included in the expo.

The planning committee invites proposals that relate to an emerging consumer or library technology, library technology best practices, or disruptive technologies.  Ex/ Virtual reality, instructional technology, technology related to collaboration and creativity, consumer technologies that could impact library services.  Special consideration will be given to facilitators who can exhibit the technology in the expo.

Application deadline is September 30, 2016.  FILL OUT FORM

Selected facilitators will be notified by October 17, 2016.

For inquires, contact Jennifer Falkowski, 301-884-0436, jfalkowski@somd.lib.md.us.

 

Business Meeting Minutes: Sept. 16, 2016

ACRL MD Meeting – Agenda & Minutes

September 16, 2016

Attending: Natalie Burclaff, Claire Holmes, Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller (notes), Alison Cody, Elizabeth Schlackman, Kim Miller

Fall program updates:

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

  • Emily Drabinski, keynote and facilitator
  • Friday, Nov 11, 9:30am-3pm, Loyola-Columbia
  • Collaboration with MILEX: MLA/MILEX registration rate is $60. Non-member rate is $90
  • Invitations/Info are out via blog, FB, MILEX email, Marylib
  • MLA handling registrations
  • MILEX handling call for Lightning Talks
    • MILEX has received proposals for lightning talks
  • Over lunch, attendees will vote on topic of “unconference” discussion at the end of day, facilitated by Emily Drabinski. 
    • We’ll also have report-outs from group discussions.
  • Maybe Natalie and others will help with further advertising
    • Natalie will make an image to be used for further advertising
  • We can cross-promote our program with ACRL-2017 critlib unconference
  • Joint Planning Meeting: 9/19, noon (conference call)
  • To join using the internet (you need a microphone and speakers or a headset):
    • Go to freeconferencecall.com;
    • Click on Online Meetings;
    • Select Join Meeting;
    • Enter Online Meeting ID: sbg
    • To join using the your phone:
      • Call 641-715-3580;
      • Enter Access Code: 737-107

Journal club: Oct 21

  • Dates for the year are noted on blog, all have discussion leaders assigned.
  • Claire is sole member of executive committee who is able to attend the Oct. 21 journal club.
    • Robert will copy her when he emails Elizabeth Schlackman, who will facilitate the October discussion.

Winter Social – January/February

  • Duckpin Bowling: Stoneleigh Lanes
  • Date/Time tba
  • We’ll choose a Friday

MLA/DLA conference – Sara AG, site visit in Cambridge Sept 22, 11am

  • We didn’t get a strong response to CFP. (Because of ACRL 2017 in Baltimore, we thought we would have fewer proposals.)
    • But we will have 2-3 presentations, which is not bad.
  • We might be able to invite someone to speak? Maybe someone local from IT, or another field outside of librarianship.
    • Maybe we could invite someone who proposed lightning talk for MILEX/ACRL critlib conference?
    • Maybe we could invite the improv artist who ran a workshop at our summer program.
    • Maybe email academic librarians near Cambridge, MD. Claire can reach out to CALD.

Nominations for next year’s officers due by October 1, 2016     

  • Self-nominations, suggestions welcome

ACRL in Baltimore, March 22-25, 2017

  • Restaurant/Bar reception
    • CALD pledged monetary support and likes the idea of a restaurant reception/meet-up
  • Arrange a tour… Peabody?
  • Topical Interest dinners? Fund raising… (Brewer’s Art?)
  • We want suggestions for an event
  • We should put together a task group
    • Natalie volunteered
    • Others who want to volunteer can email Claire
  • New UB law school building, we could reserve space there for a party, if CALD pays for catering
    • Hopefully that’s not too far north–it’s convenient to public transit
  • Alison says that restaurants/bars require a minimum amount for food. So we have to be careful of that
  • Sara says that catering/alcohol could be cheaper in UB building, rather than in a restaurant/bar
  • We can go back to CALD to discuss money when we have more solid plans in place
  • Brewer’s Art is owned by former librarian. Natalie can reach out to him

New business?

  • None

Next meeting: October 21, 2016