ACRL-MD Meeting: June 26, 2020

ACRL Maryland Chapter will meet virtually Friday, June 26th 2020 at 11am EDT.

Join us to say “Thank you!” to this year’s officers, start planning for the next fiscal year, and to check-in on how we’re all thinking about the upcoming academic year.

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. Including new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, and other friendly academic library folks.

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

ACRL MD Meeting May 15th, 2020

ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly virtual business meeting is this Friday, May 15th at 11:00am EDT.

We are far from business as usual and usually discuss the implications of our current stay-at-home order. This month will probably touch on returning to physical space(s) and what that will look like.

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. Including new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, and others interested in talking about teleworking in libraries.

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

“Developing your Leadership Potential: Effective Practices and Innovative Ideas” Webcast

ACRL MD is sponsoring a free viewing of ACRL’s upcoming webcast, “Developing your Leadership Potential: Effective Practices and Innovative Ideas.”

Wednesday, 05/20/2020, 2:00-3:30pm (EDT)

All are welcome. Fill out the form at this link to “attend” with ACRL MD. Sign-up by Monday, 05/18/2020. You will receive an email to the webcast the evening before the webcast.

Questions? Contact ACRL MD president, Kimberly Miller.

ACRL MD April 10th virtual meeting

ACRL Maryland Chapter is meeting one week early this month on Friday, April 10th at 11am. We hope you will join us!

We are far from business as usual and will probably spend our time discussing the challenges of telework.

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. Including new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, and people who may not join ACRL MD but are interested in academic libraries in Maryland.

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

Hope to “see” you there!

ACRL MD Virtual Meeting, 3/20/2020, 11am

ACRL Maryland Chapter will try to add a semblance of normalcy to this week by holding our regularly scheduled monthly virtual business meeting this Friday, March 20 at 11:00am.

We are far from business as usual and will probably spend our time discussing the challenges of telework.

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. Including new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, and people who may not join ACRL MD but are interested in academic libraries in Maryland.

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

Hope to “see” you there!

Updates from ACRL-MD

Here are a few updates from ACRL-MD.

Our April 3rd program, “Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone’s an Advocate” has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule for another time, so please stay tuned!

At this point, our regularly scheduled March 20th virtual meeting will go on as planned. Join us at 11am!  ACRL MD meets virtually here: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6 

 

Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:

Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!

Submission deadline extended to March 6th, 2020!

Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone’s an Advocate

Call for Program Participation

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Do you practice every-day academic library advocacy? We’re looking for speakers to share experiences or projects that required advocating on behalf of yourself, your library or your students along with best practices or lessons learned. These lightning talks will be 5-7 minutes long followed by a brief Q&A.

To submit your interest in presenting, please fill out our Google Form. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2020 March 6th, 2020.

Program Information

Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone’s an Advocate

April 3, 2020 at Towson University Northeastern Campus

8:30 AM – 12 PM

What do you think of when you think about “library advocacy?” While many libraries find themselves needing to connect with stakeholders such as legislators and voters, academic library advocacy is less likely to target these same groups. Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university’s mission, in addition to advocating for their own unique functional role as an individual library worker. But this typically means advocating for themselves, their students and other campus community members, and their library with a wide variety of colleagues and administrators.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served as we explore what it means to be an “academic library advocate” from a variety of perspectives. Dr. Lucy Holman, University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and former Dean of Libraries at the University of Baltimore, will share an administrator’s perspective on current advocacy issues and methods. Participants will have the opportunity to begin crafting their own advocacy narrative tailored for their networks during activities throughout the day. We hope you will join us for an engaging event!

MLA Members $25

Non-members $37.50

MLA Student/Retired/Unemployed/Friend $12.50

Register here

Academic Library Advocacy: Call for Proposals and Program Registration

Registration is open for ACRL-MD’s Spring Program!

Academic Library Advocacy: Everyone’s an Advocate

April 3, 2020 at Towson University Northeastern Campus

8:30 AM – 12 PM

What do you think of when you think about “library advocacy?” While many libraries find themselves needing to connect with stakeholders such as legislators and voters, academic library advocacy is less likely to target these same groups. Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university’s mission, in addition to advocating for their own unique functional role as an individual library worker. But this typically means advocating for themselves, their students and other campus community members, and their library with a wide variety of colleagues and administrators.

Coffee and light refreshments will be served as we explore what it means to be an “academic library advocate” from a variety of perspectives. Dr. Lucy Holman, University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and former Dean of Libraries at the University of Baltimore, will share an administrator’s perspective on current advocacy issues and methods. Participants will have the opportunity to begin crafting their own advocacy narrative tailored for their networks during activities throughout the day. We hope you will join us for an engaging event!

MLA Members $25

Non-members $37.50

MLA Student/Retired/Unemployed/Friend $12.50

Register here

Call for Program Participation:

Do you practice every-day academic library advocacy? We’re looking for speakers to share experiences or projects that required advocating on behalf of yourself, your library or your students along with best practices or lessons learned. These lightning talks will be 5-7 minutes long followed by a brief Q&A.

To submit your interest in presenting, please fill out our Google Form. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2020.
Please direct any questions to kimberlymiller@towson.edu. And please pass along this information to any colleagues who might be interested.

Future of Academic Libraries: February 3rd Discussion

Are you interested in discussing the future of academic libraries? Join the Maryland Library Association’s Future of Libraries Interest Group (FOLIG) this Monday, February 3rd to chat!

The meeting is 10am-12pm at the Bel Air Branch of Harford County Public Library. If you can’t be there physically, you can join virtually via MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate room.

You can also visit the FOLIG website to learn more about getting involved with the interest group.

Hope to see you there!

 

October Business Meeting

Join ACRL MD for our next virtual business meeting on Friday, October 18th at 11am.

Our business meeting will take place using MLA’s web based virtual meeting tool Blackboard Ultra. We recommend microphone and speaker capability. However there is a chat option if your mic isn’t working. The meeting room is located here:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting

October 18, 2019

11am, MLA Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Room

Agenda

  • Welcome and introductions
  • President’s report – division work plan, officer nominations, membership/email list, Maryland Library Legislative Day
  • MLA/DLA conference updates – Vice President/President Elect
  • Bylaws revisions update
  • Spring program planning
  • Other Business