ACRL MD Online Journal Club: March edition

You might be busy in the middle of the semester, but that’s no reason to let your professional knowledge suffer. Read up on the latest studies from ACRL’s College & Research Libraries, then join Katy Sullivan on Friday, March 15th from 11:30am-12:30pm for an online discussion of articles from the March 2013 issue. All articles are freely available via the ACRL website: ACRL MD’s Online Discussion Series is free and open to all through the new MLA Blackboard Collaborate Room (directions below).

Vote Now!
Choose the articles that you are most interested in discussing by voting in our poll: (poll closes this Friday, March 8 at 11:59:59pm). We’ll discuss the top three articles with the most votes. This issue’s articles include:

  • Daryl R. Bullis and Richard D. Irving’s Journals Supporting Terrorism Research: Identification and Investigation into Their Impact on the Social Sciences
  • Karen Rupp-Serrano and Sarah Robbins’s Information-Seeking Habits of Education Faculty
  • Gay Helen Perkins and Amy J.W. Slowik’s The Value of Research in Academic Libraries
  • David W. Lewis’s From Stacks to the Web: The Transformation of Academic Library Collecting
  • Deborah D. Blecic, Stephen E. Wiberley, Jr., Joan B. Fiscella, Sara Bahnmaier-Blaszczak, and Rebecca Lowery’s Deal or No Deal? Evaluating Big Deals and Their Journals
  • Jingfeng Xia and Ying Liu’s Usage Patterns of Open Genomic Data

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s new online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. On Friday, March 15, join our discussion online at: (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional).  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 need to jump in a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! Questions? Contact Katy at

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