ACRL MD Online Journal Club

Does your “need to read” pile spend most of the semester gathering dust? Brush away the cobwebs, and join ACRL MD for an online journal club to discuss articles from ACRL’s College & Research Libraries.

The first session will take place on Friday, September 21 from 11:30 am-12:30 pm, and will be moderated by ACRL MD President David Dahl. Mark your calendar now for additional discussions scheduled for November 16 November 30, January 18, March 15 and May 17, all from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Vote Now!

Choose the articles that you are most interested in discussing this month by voting in our poll: 

(poll closes Friday, September 14). This issue’s articles include:

  • Revelle, A., Messner, K., Shrimplin, A., & Hurst, S. (2012, September). Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and Printers: The Social and Demographic Structure of User Attitudes toward e-Books. College & Research Libraries, 73(5), 420-429.
  • Kennedy, M. R. & Brancolini, K. R. (2012, September). Academic Librarian Research: A Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived Capabilities. College & Research Libraries, 73(5), 431-448.
  • Regazzi, J. J. (2012, September). Constrained? An Analysis of U.S. Academic Library Shifts in Spending, Staffing, and Utilization, 1998–2008. College & Research Libraries, 73(5), 449-468.
  • Fischer, K. S., Wright, M., Clatanoff, K., Barton, H., & Shreeves, E. (2012, September). Give ’Em What They Want: A One-Year Study of Unmediated Patron-Driven Acquisition of e-Books. College & Research Libraries, 73(5), 469-492.
  • Lewis, D. W. (2012, September). The Inevitability of Open Access. College & Research Libraries, 73(5), 493-506.

All articles are freely available via the ACRL website: http://crl.acrl.org/content/current. ACRL MD’s Online Discussion Series is free and open to all through WIMBA.

WIMBA Instructions
To join us, just access the WIMBA meeting room. The meeting room name is md_meetingMLA. While we strongly recommend that you have access to a microphone and speakers for these sessions, it is not required. If you need to jump in a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! Questions? Contact David Dahl at ddahl@towson.edu.

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One thought on “ACRL MD Online Journal Club

  1. The votes are in! We’ll discuss articles from the September issue in the following order:
    1. Academic Librarian Research: A Survey of Attitudes, Involvement, and Perceived Capabilities
    2. Book Lovers, Technophiles, Pragmatists, and Printers: The Social and Demographic Structure of User Attitudes toward e-Books
    3. Give ’Em What They Want: A One-Year Study of Unmediated Patron-Driven Acquisition of e-Books
    4. Constrained? An Analysis of U.S. Academic Library Shifts in Spending, Staffing, and Utilization, 1998–2008
    5. The Inevitability of Open Access
    We’ll do our best to discuss them all!

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