Business Meeting Minutes: Feb. 16, 2018

ACRL MD Business Meeting

February 16, 2018


Attending: Robert Miller, Mike Kiel, Regina Rose, Andrea Craley, Natalie Burclaff, Monique Clark

Come bowling!

  • Stoneleigh Lanes, Towson, tonight, Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30
  • Good way to network!
  • ACRL MD pays for the lanes
  • Bring your friends and families

Spring program update

  • Claire and Robert are working with the National Gallery of Art library to confirm a date in mid-June
  • Program will be a tour of the library in the morning, then a break for lunch followed by a tour of the art galleries themselves

MLA/DLA Annual Conference

  • Everything is set up
  • We’re in PR mode: Mike will start advertising the event on our blog
  • Conference and hotel registration are open
  • Come to our shared pre-conference on Human Libraries
    • Think about volunteering as a human book at MLA/DLA
  • We’ll be looking for donations for the silent auction donation basket
    • We’ll start collecting money at duckpin bowling tonight, and later we’ll send out a call
    • Regina will coordinate the basket
    • Theme possibilities are wide ranging: coffee, tea, books promoting diversity, local beers

What went down at Midwinter

  • ACRL Chapters Council
    • Natalie is secretary
  • We can always have up to two representatives attend
  • Because of the financial obligation of having to attend midwinter, the Chapters Council will permit virtual attendance next year via a hybrid meeting
  • Some chapters budget for someone to attend ALA annual and midwinter
  • ACRL 2019 will be in Cleveland
    • May 4 deadline for contributed paper, panel session, pre-conference and workshop proposals
    • October 12 deadline for poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect and virtual conference webcast proposals
  • Scholarships and grants available
  • How do we get people more involved: virtual options
  • Contact your local representative about IMLS funding
  • Lisa Nickel of VA chapter wants to collaborate with us on different projects

Ideas and goals for next year

  • Mike will have to submit yearly plan to MLA
  • Work with ACRL VA chapter
  • A group to do advocacy and go to Legislative Day
    • Going alone might be intimidating, so a group would be great
  • Inclusion: Library students, new librarians, librarians from under-represented groups–how to involve them in our programming, conversations, outreach
  • Using potential of MLA–collaborate with other divisions on, for example, inclusion, to make sure the profession grows in a positive and diverse way
  • Please let Mike know if you have any ideas for next year

Next meeting

  • March 16, including journal club

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