Virtual ZOOM Meeting on April 16 @ 11AM

This month’s ACRL MD meeting will be held on Zoom. Full access information can be found below. Our Back to (Library) School presenter this month is Allison Fischbach. Allison is the Research & Archives Associate at Towson University and a current MLIS candidate at UMD. She will discuss the importance of email archiving, how it can benefit institutions, and some guidance for setting up your own email archiving practice.

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Presidents Report
  • Vice President/ Conference Report – Explore the program and register for MLA/DLA Con here!
  • Back to School Presenter and discussion: Allison Fischbach – Email Archiving
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If you are a current library school student or graduate interested in presenting during our Back to Library School series, submit your interest here!

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. This includes new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, library and information science students and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD who would like to connect with colleagues.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Spring Break – No March Meeting

ACRL MD will not be hosting it’s regularly scheduled meeting this Friday. April will be jam packed with opportunities to meet and learn together.

Friday, April 9th: Everyone’s an Advocate Spring Program

11am – 1pm

Dr. Lucy Holman will discuss what advocacy can look like in an academic library and participants will hear from library peers how crafting a supported and concise message can help you push for change, find funding and advocate for students, faculty and projects meaningful to you.

April 13-16: Ascending into An Open Future

ACRL 2021 features a mix of more than 300 semi-live and on-demand programs, interactive discussion groups, eye-popping posters, social wall, fun connections, prizes, and content access for 30 days. Several Maryland libraries are represented this year.

Friday, April 16th: Back 2 Library School Presentation

11am-12pm

Allison Fischbach is the Research & Archives Associate at Towson University and a current MLIS candidate at UMD and will discuss the importance of email archiving, how it can benefit institutions, and some basic tools/steps for setting up your own email archiving practice. We’re still accepting presenters for 2021, submit you interest here.

Friday, April 23rd: MILEX Spring Conference

Digital Literacy and Identity: Implications for Equity and Social Justice in Library Instruction

Spring Program Registration is LIVE!

Academic Library Advocacy-Everyone’s an Advocate 

Friday, April 9, 2021 11 AM – 1PM 

Online via Zoom 

Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university’s mission; however, advocating for your academic library really means advocating for a broad range of individuals – library staff, students, professors, and other campus community members – and doing so to a variety of stakeholders with diverse priorities. This program will explore what advocacy means for academic libraries and introduce best practices for instigating change at any level.

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. After a Q&A with Dr. Holman, participants can dig deeper into an advocacy issue of their choosing in facilitated breakout discussion groups.  Attendees will also be introduced to tools available to help craft their own advocacy messaging and solicit peer feedback. 

Themed discussions include: 

  • Driving Change in the Academic Library 
  • Advocating Past Failure 
  • Academic Library Fundraising 
  • Advocating to and for students

Registration is $12.50 for MLA members/$18.50 for non-members/$6.25 for students 

Register Here and share your questions/comments in advance here. 

All are welcome, we look forward to learning alongside you at this low-cost virtual event!

NEW ZOOM LINK! Virtual Meeting on Feb. 19 @ 11AM

This month’s ACRL MD meeting will be held on Zoom. Full access information can be found below. Our Back to (Library) School presenter this month is Donna E. Wells. Donna is currently a student at Catholic University and is interning at the William M. Brish Library at Hagerstown Community College. She will be sharing with us details about the syllabus review project she has been working on.

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Presidents Report
  • Vice President/ Conference Report
  • Back to School Presenter and discussion: Donna E. Wells, Catholic University – Syllabus Review Project

If you are a current library school student or graduate interested in presenting during our Back to Library School series, submit your interest here!

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. This includes new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, library and information science students and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD who would like to connect with colleagues.

Join Zoom Meeting – February 19, 2021 11am-12pm EST
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Meeting ID: 963 8839 3279
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Virtual Meeting on Jan. 15th @ 11AM

ACRL MD meets virtually here:   https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • President’s report
  • VP Report/Conference Updates
  • Update on Advocacy Program 
  • MD Legislative Day Info-palooza
  • Open Discussion

Don’t forget, we’re looking for library school students and recent grads to present during our Back to Library School series. Submit your idea for a presentation here!

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. This includes new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, library and information science students and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD who would like to connect with colleagues.

Virtual Meeting on 10/16 @ 11AM

The ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly virtual meeting is scheduled for this Friday, October 16 at 11:00 AM EST.  This month’s discussion is focused on stress management and mindfulness. 

ACRL MD meets virtually here:   https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • President’s report
  • Peer Discussion: As the newness of the pandemic has worn off, how are you and your staff dealing with stress management and mindfulness in the virtual world? Are any Libraries doing something as group activities? Or is everyone handling on their own?

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. This includes new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, library and information science students and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD who would like to connect with colleagues.

Virtual Meeting 9/18 @ 11AM

The ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly virtual meeting is scheduled for this Friday, September 18 at 11:00 AM EST.  Connect with colleagues from across Maryland to chat about what is working – and what isn’t – when it comes to virtual library services & instruction.

“Not in numbers but in unity that our great strength lies” – Thomas Paine

ACRL MD meets virtually here:   https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • President’s report
  • VP Report: Conference updates & call for collaboration
  • Back to [library] School peer share program update
  • Peer Discussion: How are we engaging with our students in this virtual world?

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. This includes new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, library and information science students and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD who would like to connect with colleagues.

Call for Proposals!

The Maryland Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL MD) is excited to invite proposals for our division to sponsor at the Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, on May 5 – 7, 2021 as we explore Libraries Without Limits.

Submit Proposals Here

Proposals are due by 11:59pm on September 18th 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 Sean Hogan – shogan@ubalt.edu

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Get Involved with ACRL MD!

Looking for an opportunity to engage with ACRL-MD and support peer scholarship? Look no further…

ACRL-MD is sponsoring three sessions in the MLA/DLA Virtual 2020 Conference and is calling for volunteers to provide virtual production assistance. These sessions will be held via Zoom on the following days:

If you have interest and availability, please contact Lois Entner for details (lentner@Harford.edu).

Register for MLA/DLA 2020 here

ACRL-MD is currently accepting proposals for the MLA/DLA 2021 conference. Submit your idea by September 18, 2020.

ACRL MD Meeting – August 21, 2020

The ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly virtual meeting is scheduled for this Friday, August 21 at 11:00 AM EST.  Ready or not, the fall semester is upon us. This meeting will provide space to share ideas, concerns and support for peers preparing to welcome students to the academic library.

ACRL MD meets virtually here:   https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • MLA 2020 & 2021 conference Updates
  • Peer Discussion: What ideas are you most excited about implementing this semester and what are you most concerned about in the current climate?

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. This includes new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, library and information science students and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD who would like to connect with colleagues.

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