Journal club, Dec. 16: please join us!

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, Dec. 16, at 11:30 AMfor our journal club discussion. 

We will not hold a business meeting in December; our monthly business meetings will resume in January.

The journal club, facilitated this month by Natalie Burclaff, will discuss these two articles:

“Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality?”

Shin Freedman and Dawn Vreven

“Determinants of Service Innovation in Academic Libraries through the Lens of Disruptive Innovation”

Shea-Tinn Yeh and Zhiping Walter

The articles are from the November 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 meetings and discussion series are free and open to all.

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).  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.

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