Please join ACRL MD on Friday, January 19, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AM, followed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion.
We’re pleased to have authors join us for the journal club, to enliven and deepen our discussion, which will be facilitated by Barbara Cheadle of Bowie State University. We will discuss these two articles:
“Resource Delivery and Teaching in Live Chat Reference: Comparing Two Libraries”
Paula R. Dempsey
(Paula will join us)
“Preference vs. Authority: A Comparison of Student Searching in a Subject-Specific Indexing and Abstracting Database and a Customized Discovery Layer”
Sarah P. C. Dahlen & Kathlene Hanson
(Both Sarah and Kathlene will join us)
The articles are from the November 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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