ARLD Meeting Minutes 10/10/2008

ARLD Meeting Minutes

October 10, 2008

Loyola Notre Dame Library

Attendees: Danielle Whren, Michael Shochet, Patty MacDonald, Nancy Nyland, Sharon Morris, Lee Wisel, David Dahl, Shana Gass, Ada Woods, Carole Lever, Lucy Holman, Barbara Snead

Recap of Fall Program

Fall program went well. Most of the evaluations were good. Got a good mix of librarians from various types of libraries.

Review of Conference Programs

6 proposals have been submitted to MLA.

  • Susan Strasser from University of Delaware program on What Faculty Want. Scheduled for Friday morning. May still be dependent on money.
  • Pre-conference program on storytelling led by a member of Speak Easy DC. Will focus on how to tell your library story.
  • Shana Gass (Towson University), Ray O’Keefe Cruitt (Enoch Pratt Free Library), and Mandy Hackley (Salisbury University) will present an introduction to business reference-“Business Resources for the Literature Lover”.
  • Lucy Holman will give a presentation on her dissertation research regarding the research habits of millenials.
  • The Chesapeake Project to save Maryland state government electronic documents.
  • David Dahl (Towson University) will present on the Towson University Library blog for staff development. It is contributed to by the 3 Emerging Tech Librarians. Starting as an internal project and hoping to expand it to other libraries.
  • Final speaker agreements must be submitted by the end of November because of publication of conference program.

NYC Bus Trip-November 14

  • Morning program at Museum of Modern Art Library (admission to library included in tour, but not the museum itself)- 1.5 hours
  • 2 free hours for lunch, etc.
  • Afternoon program at Paley Center for the Media. We have a choice of several areas of focus. Some of the more interesting ones include advertising, breaking the news, great moments in TV viewing, and classic world interviews.
  • Then 4 hours free time in the city leaving at 6 pm to return to Baltimore at approx. 9:30 pm.
  • Deadline for sign-up is October 31
  • Will be worth 3 CEU’s.

Spring Program

  • Developing a Library Marketing Plan.
  • Possible date Friday, April 17 or April 24
  • Danielle will contact Loyola’s Columbia campus to see about holding the program there.

Presentation by Lucy Holman on Wikipedia

Next meeting in February 2009. Exact date TBA.

Location: TBA

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