ACRL MD Meeting – August 21, 2020

The ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly virtual meeting is scheduled for this Friday, August 21 at 11:00 AM EST.  Ready or not, the fall semester is upon us. This meeting will provide space to share ideas, concerns and support for peers preparing to welcome students to the academic library.

ACRL MD meets virtually here:   https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • MLA 2020 & 2021 conference Updates
  • Peer Discussion: What ideas are you most excited about implementing this semester and what are you most concerned about in the current climate?

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. This includes new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, library and information science students and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD who would like to connect with colleagues.

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ACRL-MD Meeting: July 17, 2020

The ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly virtual meeting is scheduled for this Friday, July 17 at 11:00am EST. Meet your new officers and help plan activities for the upcoming year. There will also be time for continued discussion about COVID-19 related changes to library procedures that have you up at night, but that your non-library friends and family are tired of hearing you talking about. All are welcome!

ACRL MD meets virtually here:  https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

 

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Register for our summer program, “Have a field day: Engaging the mind and body for library staff and patrons”.

There are still a few more seats for our upcoming summer program on Tuesday, July 28th at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery! We are going to have an action-packed day of learning about the benefits incorporating movement, activity, and mindfulness into library programming, instruction, and spaces. Each segment of this program will keep you active and engaged as we learn and work together with library colleagues.

Here is our updated agenda for the day!
8:30-9:15 Breakfast and introductions
9:15-10:15 What does the research say? The impact of activity on learning, wellness, and productivity
10:15-10:45 Mindful librarianship
10:45-11: 00 Break
11:00-12:00 Incorporating physical activity and wellness into your work day
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:00 Active learning pedagogies
2:00-2:30 Reflections and evaluations

Register here today!

$40 for MLA members
$60 for non-members
$34 for MLA student members

The 2015 summer program is here! Register today!

During this year’s summer program “Have a Field Day: Engaging the Mind and Body for Library Staff and Patrons”, ACRL MD is diving into the research to investigate the benefits of physical activity on cognitive function, productivity, and overall health. Attendees will learn about how libraries can encourage physical activity for patrons and library staff when designing spaces, programs, and instruction. Come prepared for a day of active learning as we attempt to practice what we preach!

Have you worked on a project that will enhance the physical health and activity levels for your library staff or patrons? Complete the form below to volunteer for a lightning talk! We would love to hear about any efforts designed to get people out of their seats, no matter the learning environment.

Cost of program:

$40 for MLA members

$60 for non-members

$34 for students

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 28th, 2015. It will take place at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery on UMBC’s campus. Attendees will be e-mailed parking permits upon request.  Breakfast and lunch will be served and vegetarian options will be available.

Up for the challenge? There are two steps:

Step 1: Submit a Proposal (Optional)

This year’s program will be an action-packed day of learning and networking as we explore the impact of physical activity on workplace health and productivity. Have you successfully implemented gamification or other active learning methods in your instruction program? Has your library put on programming or designed spaces to encourage physical health and activity? Submit a proposal for a lightning talk to tell us about your project in 5 minutes or less!

Submit a topic to the organizers by July 1st if you would like to be considered for a featured lightning talk:

http://tinyurl.com/ACRLMD

Step 2: Register

After you’ve submitted your topic idea, go register for the summer program:
http://www.mdlib.org/calendar_day.asp?date=7/28/2015&event=59

We look forward to sharing and learning with you on July 28th! Register soon while seats are still available!

ACRL MD Business meeting on August 8th

The Association of College and Research Libraries, Maryland Chapter, will be meeting virtually Friday, August 8th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The directions for meeting on Blackboard Collaborate are listed below. Join us if you can! All are welcome. We’ll be discussing the following agenda items:

  • ACRL MD programs at 2014 MLA/DLA Conference Recap
  • 2015 MLA/DLA Conference Updates
  • ACRL MD Fall Program Planning
  • ACRL MD Chapter events for 2015 – discussion

Blackboard Collaborate Directions:

We’ll be using MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our meeting online at:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A

You’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended. 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.

Join us on June 10th for ACRL MD’s annual unconference!

Join ACRL MD for the summer program “Square Peg, Round Hole: Creative problem solving in the 21st century library“.This solution-oriented unconference is a great peer learning and networking opportunity. During the course of the day, you’ll hear informal and fun lightning talks about solutions other libraries have implemented, discuss challenges you’re facing with other attendees, and brainstorm better ways to meet them. The morning will consist of brainstorming activities and featured talks. In the afternoon, attendees will have the opportunity to vote on additional discussion topics.

Cost of program:
$40 for MLA members
$60 for non-members
$34 for students

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on June 10th, 2014. It will take place on Stevenson University’s Greenspring Campus in the St. Paul Companies Pavillion, which can be seen on this map. Parking is free for attendees.  Breakfast and lunch will be served and vegetarian options will be available.

Up for the challenge? There are two steps:

Using this form, submit a topic to the organizers by May 28th if you would like to be considered for a featured lightning talk. This topic should include a problem or challenge faced by your library as well as the solution that eased the problem. Topics will be reviewed by a panel, and some attendees will be asked to prepare a longer lightning talk in order to share their challenge and solution.

Next, go register for the program using this link!

We look forward to sharing and learning with you on June 10th! Register soon while seats are still available!

Save the date for June 10th unconference!

It is time for the annual ACRL MD unconference! This year, it will be held on June 10, 2014 on Stevenson University’s Greenspring Campus and the theme is “Square Peg, Round Hole: Creative problem solving in the 21st century library”.

Next week, we will open registration for this event and you are encouraged to submit topics ahead of time so we can prepare the agenda. This topic should include a problem or challenge faced by your library as well as the solution that eased the problem. Topics will then be reviewed by a panel, and some attendees will be contacted beforehand to prepare a lightning talk to share their challenge and solutions.

We hope to see you in Ocean City this week at the 2014 MLA/DLA conference, where hopefully your ideas for topic proposals will start flowing!  Watch this space for more information!

Readings Selected for December Journal Club

Here are the top three articles from the latest issue of College and Research Libraries we will be discussing at ACRL MD’s online journal club on Friday, December 13, from 11:30am-12:30pm:

  • Graham Stone and Bryony Ramsden – Library Impact Data Project: Looking for the Link between Library Usage and Student Attainment
  • Jacalyn E. Bryan and Elana Karshmer – Assessment in the One-Shot Session: Using Pre- and Post-tests to Measure Innovative Instructional Strategies among First-Year Students
  • Trina J. Magi and Patricia E. Mardeusz – Why Some Students Continue to Value Individual, Face-to-Face Research Consultations in a Technology-Rich World

Katy Sullivan will be moderating this journal club. If you need to jump in a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! All articles are freely available via the College & Research Libraries website. ACRL MD’s Online Discussion Series is free and open to all through the MLA Blackboard Collaborate Room (directions below).

Note: ACRL MD is having a brief business meeting at 11am prior to the journal club discussion – everyone is more than welcome to join in that conversation too!

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).  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.

 

Now accepting nominations for ACRL Maryland officers!

Nominations are now being accepted for the roles of ACRL MD Vice President/President-elect and Secretary  for the 2014-2015 academic year. The role of Vice President/President Elect is a two-year commitment. ACRL MD is exploring a lot of new initiatives, and this is a great opportunity to provide direction and leadership to the division.

Responsibilities of the Vice President/President-Elect
• Serving as the ACRL MD representative on the MLA Conference Committee, including coordinating ACRL MD’s call for proposals and proposal review
• Attending all ACRL MD planning meetings
• Assisting with other program planning and initiatives
• Contributing original content to the ACRL MD blog (acrlmd.wordpress.com)

Responsibilities of Secretary
• Attending all ACRL MD planning meetings
• Recording and publishing the minutes for these minutes
• Assisting with other program planning and initiatives
• Posting content to official ACRL MD social media accounts

Requirements
Candidates must attend at least 1 planning meeting during the year leading up to their nomination and participate in the planning of an ACRL MD program or other event prior to the start of their term. Significant contributions to other aspects of MLA will be considered in place of the other requirements. During their term of office, individuals holding these positions must be registered MLA members.

If you’re interested in running for office, contact Joanna Gadsby (gadsby@umbc.edu) before November 1st.

Call for Proposals: Annual MLA Conference

Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association

2014 Joint Library Conference

Working on a new project? Analyzing data and getting ready to write a paper? If so, you are ready to submit your proposal for a presentation at 2014 Joint Conference of Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association!

ACRL MD, the academic libraries division of MLA, is accepting conference proposals until September 1. The conference will be held in Ocean City, MD, from May 7-9, 2014. This  year the conference theme is Turn It Up, so you could share what is your passion at work.

There will be standard conference sessions (~ 1 hour), and extended sessions (~2 hours). Exact program length will depend on conference schedule. The programs are scheduled throughout the day on Thursday and on Friday morning. The full- and half-day pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 7.

Many sessions sponsored by the ACRL MD are relevant not only for academic librarians but also for our colleagues in other areas of librarianship. For information on recent topics, please take a look at the 2013 conference programs: https://www.mdlib.org/conference/docs/program.pdf

Submit your proposal!

Proposals for concurrent sessions are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 1. They will be peer-reviewed.  If you have any questions about the conference or the call for proposals, please contact Gergana Kostova (g.kostova@umbc.edu | 410-455-3592).