Business Meeting Minutes, May 22, 2015

ACRL MD Business Meeting, 5/22/15

In Attendance:

Claire Holmes, Erica, Gergana Kostova, Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold-Garza, Melissa D’Agostino, Katy Sullivan, Joanna Gadsby, Michael Shochet, Kim Miller, Cynthia Thomes, Jennie, Aryn Dagirmanjian

  1. Recap of the 2015 MLA/DLA
    • Thanks given to committee members, coordinators, moderators
    • ~670 attended this conference
  2. Virtual Brownbag session
    • Discussion ensued about what went well, interesting presentations
    • Ideas for future conference locations (after current contract expires) were discussed
  3. ACRL MD unconference July 29
    • UMBC location (fewer spaces are free)
    • Developing title – Have a Field Day: Engaging the Mind and Body for Library Patrons
    • Might appeal to more than just academic librarians, also across functional areas in libraries
    • Emphasis on physical engagement and health, connection to productivity and learning
    • 4 contact hours, trying to keep cost low (40 for members, 60 for non-members, 30 for students)
  4. Other business
    • Next year’s meeting dates
      • June meeting (6/19) will be short and focused on summer program planning
      • Start new year of meetings in August for new officers
    • Journal club discussion schedule for coming year
      • Plan new schedule using Google Docs, solicit new moderators via blog

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