Business Meeting Minutes: Jan. 19, 2018

ACRL MD Business Meeting

January 19, 2018


Attending: Sara Arnold-Garza, Claire Holmes, Robert Miller, Sean Hogan, Barbara Cheadle, Danielle Whren-Johnson, Mary Snyder

Winter Social scheduled for 2/16, 6:30-8:30, Stoneleigh Lanes

  • We have lanes reserved for duckpin bowling
  • We considered other locations/activities, but for various reasons, Stoneleigh remains the best choice
  • More info and RSVP

Spring Program planning underway

  • We are planning a tour of the National Gallery of Art library, in Washington, DC, as well as a tour of the museum galleries
  • No specific date yet, but it will be late May or early June
  • We’ll post more info as plans are finalized

MLA Conference housing is open

MLA organizers looking for AV equipment (mic, speaker) to borrow

  • Please contact Mike Kiel if your organization can help.

December issue of the CRAB has a recap of Fall program. (Also HCC Fed Dep program)

  • Next issue deadline is March.
  • Please be in touch with Claire Holmes and Monique Clark if you want to write or have an idea.
    • We’re very open-ended about article ideas: a program at your library, a recap of an event, etc., up to 500 words.
    • A photo or other image is helpful and appealing.

MD Legislative Day 2/20   

  • You’re trained on talking points, and you meet with legislators or their aides.
  • Watch for announcements from MLA
  • ALA has a legislative day coming up, too.
  • MLA wants to promote support and participation, to protect IMLS funding again.

Reminder that work groups are available as an option for participation

  • Available groups:
    • Membership/outreach
    • Scholarship/sponsorship
    • Mentoring/job shadow
  • These are new groups that can determine their own scope and direction.
  • Contact Sara Arnold-Garza if you are interested.

ACRL workshop “Assessment in Action” scheduled for 3/23, 8:30-4:00

  • Loyola University of Maryland, Columbia Campus.
  • ACRL MD members may volunteer to get access to a ticket if not affiliated w/CALD or USMAI libraries.
  • Priority registration offered to librarians affiliated with any of those 3 groups
  • More info
  • Contact Sara if you have questions

ACRL 2019 (Cleveland) proposal deadlines

  • May 4, 2018 deadline for:
    • Contributed Paper, Panel, Preconference, Workshop
  • October 12, 2018 deadline for:
    • Poster, Roundtable, TechConnect, Webcast
  • Register for the Proposal Tips Webcast, February 1 at 2:00 pm, to learn how to write a strong proposal

Next meeting – Friday 2/16


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