Reminder: Virtual meeting and journal club discussion on Oct. 16

Please join ACRL MD this Friday, October 16th for our virtual business meeting at 11am followed by our bimonthly journal club discussion (11:30-12:30pm).

If you would like to be involved with ACRL MD or learn more about what we have planned for the next few months, join us for as much or as little of our meeting and discussion as you can!

Even if you can’t read the journal club articles ahead of time, please join us to discuss themes related to information discovery, library space, and collection development!

Articles selected for the October discussion include:

  • Patrick L. Carr – “Serendipity in the Stacks: Libraries, Information Architecture, and the Problems of Accidental Discovery”
  • Francine May and Alice Swabey – “Using and Experiencing the Academic Library: A Multisite Observational Study of Space and Place”
  • Forrest E. Link, Yuji Tosaka, and Cathy Weng – “Mining and Analyzing Circulation and ILL Data for Informed Collection Development”

Remember, all articles may be found online in the latest edition of College & Research Libraries.

 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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