Volunteer to host an online journal club discussion!

What: We’re looking for volunteers to host future ACRL MD Online Journal Club discussions. These discussions give us the chance/excuse to catch up on the latest published research from College and Research Libraries, of which all issues are freely available online.

Who: You! Any member of ACRL MD is invited to sign up as a facilitator.

When: Our journal club discussions occur on the third Friday of every other month (unless it runs into a holiday) from 11:30am-12:30pm.

Where: They all take place virtually through MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate Link: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A  If you’re hosting, you’ll need to have microphone and speaker capabilities on your computer/device.

How it works:

  1. Sign up for a session below.
  2. The issue of College and Research Libraries is published the month prior to our discussion date, which gives the host and attendees time to read. Once the issue is published, ACRL MD’s secretary will send out a survey of the articles in the latest issue, which asks people to pick the top three articles they’d like to discuss.
  3. After about two weeks, the secretary will send out a follow up notification through Marylib to invite everyone to attend and announce the three articles selected for the discussion.
  4. If you’re the host, you’re expected to read the three articles and come up with discussion questions. Keep in mind, not everyone attending will have read all of the articles, so it’s useful to summarize the article, and to also have some discussion questions related to the article’s topic, but not necessarily the article itself.

Sign-up to host ACRL MD Journal Club Discussions

Note: Once one person is selects to host a particular date, that date will not be available to select.

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