ACRL MD Online Journal Club: June edition

As you’re gearing up for a nice Memorial Day weekend, take a moment and vote on the top three articles from College & Research Libraries you’d most like to discuss at the upcoming Online Journal Club Discussion on June 21:

Articles from the May 2013 issue:

  • Cory Lown, Tito Sierra, and Josh Boyer. “How Users Search the Library from a Single Search Box.”
  • Kun Huang and Diane Kelly. “The Daily Image Information Needs and Seeking Behavior of Chinese Undergraduate Students.”
  • Ruth Sara Connell. “Maternity and Paternity Policies Available to Academic Librarians.”
  • Valerie Harris and Peter Hepburn. “Trends in Image Use by Historians and the Implications for Librarians and Archivists.”
  • Abiodun I. Ibraheem and Christopher Devine. “A Survey of the Experiences of African Librarians in American Academic Libraries.”

The Association of College and Research Libraries – Maryland hosts online journal club discussions multiple times a year. Our next date is Friday, June 21, from 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. for an online discussion of articles from the May 2013 issue. 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 (directions below).

Mark your calendars

Upcoming Journal Club Discussion dates:
June 21, August 16, October 18, December 20, February 21, and April 18, all from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. On Friday, June 21, 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.


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