ACRL, Maryland Chapter

The official blog of the Maryland Chapter of ACRL

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), this Friday

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, Feb. 17, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AMfollowed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion. 

This month, we’re pleased to have authors join us, to enliven and deepen our discussion. The two articles are:

“Beyond Books: The Extended Academic Benefits of Library Use for First-Year College Students”

Krista M. Soria, Jan Fransen, and Shane Nackerud

(Krista and Jan will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/1/8.full.pdf+html

“Ascending Bloom’s Pyramid: Fostering Student Creativity and Innovation in Academic Library Spaces”

Mark Bieraugel and Stern Neill

(Mark will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/1/35.full.pdf+html

The articles are from the January issue of College & Research Libraries.

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: 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.

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