Mark your calendars to join ACRL-MD on Friday, October 21, for a quick virtual business meeting at 11:00 AM, followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30.
Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us for a lively discussion!
Articles selected for the October 21st journal discussion are:
“Undergraduates’ Use of Google vs. Library Resources: A Four-Year Cohort Study”
“The Value of Academic Libraries: Library Services as a Predictor of Student Retention”
Adam Murray, Ashley Ireland and Jana Hackathorn
The articles are from the September issue of College & Research Libraries. PDFs of the articles are freely available at the above links.
If you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online discussion series is free and open to all.
Blackboard Collaborate Directions
We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended). There has been an update to MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate which may require you to download a file. This is automatic when you click on the link to enter the virtual meeting room. If you do not have administrator privileges for your computer (cannot download software files), please contact your IT department. Here are the instructions with more details. You may contact BlackBoard Collaborate Technical Support if you have any problems – please let them know that your organization is “Maryland Libraries” – 1-877-382-2293.
When you join the meeting, 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 you are new to using Blackboard Collaborate, you may find this Quick Start page helpful.