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:

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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, 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 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

Greetings from the President!

HeadshotHi there,

I’m Mike Kiel a Reference and Instruction Librarian at the University of Baltimore and the President for ACRL-MD for the 2018-2019 year. To me one of the biggest advantages of having ACRL-MD be part of the Maryland Library Association is that we have the opportunity to work together on efforts that effect all libraries in creative ways. I’m hoping that we can build on our strong slate of presentations from this year’s annual conference to further make this group a place where we can do work that is valuable to not only us, but everyone in Maryland.

If it’s been a while since you’ve been a part of one of our events I hope you’ll join us for our virtual business meeting and journal club on Friday the 20th at 11:30. It’s a great way to get involved and keep up with your professional as you meet new colleagues. You don’t even have to leave your office!

During the short business meeting we’ll be discussing plans for a fall program and other events throughout the year and how you can help. ACRL-MD is always interested in new faces and new ideas so I hope to “see” some new and returning faces. If you can’t attend send us an email and I’ll be glad to talk with you about our plans for the year.

VOTE NOW! Journal Club, July 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 May 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries.

The discussion will be facilitated by Gina Calia-Lotz . It will take place Friday, July 20, from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, immediately following the 11 am 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, July 8.

Business Meeting Minutes: June 15, 2018

ACRL MD
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