Journal Club Discussions – August edition

Take a moment to vote on the articles for our next journal club discussion, which will center around articles in the July 2014 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, August 15, from 11:30am-12:30pm. David Dahl will be moderating.

If you need to jump in a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! All articles are freely available via theCollege & Research Libraries website. ACRL MD’s Online Discussion Series is free and open to all through the MLA Blackboard Collaborate Room (directions below).

Please select up to three articles that you would like to discuss. The poll will close on July 25.
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UPDATE: The poll is now closed. The winning articles are:

  • Undergraduates’ Use of Social Media as Information Sources 27.03%  (10 votes) 
  • Student Involvement for Student Success: Student Staff in the Learning Commons 24.32%  (9 votes) 
  • Fostering Research and Publication in Academic Libraries 18.92%  (7 votes) 

Can’t wait until Journal Club to connect with fellow ACRL MD members? We’re meeting virtually to discuss the draft Framework for IL for Higher Education on July 22nd, 11am-12 pm. Join us!

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  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 it is your first time logging in, you’ll be prompted to first download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher. Once you have done so, you won’t need to again.

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