Journal Club Discussions – April edition

UPDATE 4/6/2015:  We will discuss the following article pairs:

  • Brian Quinn, The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries? + Karen P. Nicholson, The McDonaldization of Academic Libraries and the Values of Transformational Change
  • George D. Kuh and Robert M. Gonyea, The Role of the Academic Library in Promoting Student Engagement in Learning + Megan Oakleaf, The Library’s Contribution to Student Learning: Inspirations and Aspirations

Please take a moment to vote on the articles for our next journal club discussion based on articles in the March 2015 (75th Anniversary!) issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, April 17, from 11:30am-12:30pm. Sara Arnold-Garza 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 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).

This month’s 75th anniversary issue pairs re-published articles of “enduring value” with new articles that reflect on those originals. To make best use of this format, we will select readings in pairs. Please select up to three article pairs that you would like to discuss. The top 2 will get priority for our virtual discussion time. The poll will close Friday, April 3.

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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