Vote now! Journal Club, September 2017

checkmarkPlease take a moment to select the two articles you would like included in the next ACRL-MD journal club discussion, which will be based on articles in the July 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion, facilitated by Ed O’Donnell of University of Maryland University College, will take place Friday, September 15, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11am business meeting. We hope to have authors of the chosen articles join us!

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.

Please vote for two articles you would like to discuss. The last day to vote is Sunday, August 20.

ACRL MD seeks volunteers to facilitate online journal-club discussions

Please join our online journal-club as a discussion facilitator. Facilitators prepare brief summaries and a few discussion questions for two articles chosen by journal club participants. The articles will be from College & Research Libraries.

Being a facilitator is a great way to delve into current academic library literature and support your colleagues in ACRL MD. You’ll also get a chance to interact with the authors of the articles we discuss: authors have been visiting our journal club for the past several sessions.

ACRL MD membership is not a requirement to volunteer.

We seek facilitators for the following dates (the online journal-club convenes at 11:30 AM, after the ACRL-MD business meeting):

  • September 15, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • March 16, 2018
  • May 18, 2018
  • July 20, 2018

Want to volunteer? Have any questions? Please email robert.miller@umuc.edu

Meeting and journal club dates

Mark your calendars for upcoming ACRL MD business meetings and journal club discussions. As previously, we’ll meet the 3rd Friday of every month.

Please join us, even if you’re not an ACRL MD member!

Every other month, beginning in September, our journal club discussion will follow the business meeting.

All meetings start at 11:00 AM. Login instructions for our virtual meeting software are below.

August 18, 2017
September 15, 2017 (includes journal club)
October 20, 2017
November 17, 2017 (includes journal club)
December 15, 2017
January 19, 2018 (includes journal club)
February 16, 2018
March 16, 2018 (includes journal club)
April 20, 2018
May 18, 2018 (includes journal club)
June 15, 2018
July 20, 2018 (includes journal club)

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.

Business meeting minutes: June 16, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

June 16, 2017

Present: Sara Arnold Garza, Claire Holmes, Robert Miller, Barbara Cheadle, Natalie Burclaff, Mike Kiel, Sean Hogan, Emily Gorman

Transitions: Sara Arnold Garza begins as President, Mike Kiel begins as VP/Pres Elect, Robert Miller continues as Secretary, Claire Holmes is now Past Pres

Summer Plans:

ALA, 2017: Sara AG will be attending some ACRL Chapters’ Council meetings.

  • Natalie will become Secretary of Chapters’ Council

Former & Current Leaders’ Meeting was held June 7, Towson’s Cook Library

  • Informal gathering of several previous officers
  • Took stock of historical and current organizational context
  • Discussed ACRL-MD challenges and successes
  • Preparing for Open Forum on July 28

Meeting calendar for 2017-18?

  • Check MILEX meeting schedule to avoid date conflicts

ACRL-MD Chapter Open Forum

  • July 28, 9am-noon, JHU, Homewood Campus, Levering Hall
  • Members and non-members can attend
  • Encourage your colleagues to attend
  • Virtual meeting option? (Facebook live or Skype?)
  • Pre-survey and maybe a post-survey follow-up even to people who couldn’t attend
  • TSD would be interested in working with us as we move ahead with new initiatives
    • We seek participation by academic librarians beyond reference & instruction

GOALS:

  • Network with regional academic librarians
  • Share priorities and concerns in the areas of professional development and engagement
  • Shape our local ACRL chapter to meet our needs as professionals
  • Provide opportunities to get involved with professional organization and leadership in Maryland

ACRL-MD CRAB column

  • Mike Kiel and Claire Holmes submitted a CRAB article summarizing ACRL conf
  • Call for authors: Recurring ACRL-MD CRAB column (9/5/17 is fall issue deadline)
  • Possibly column by people who went to ALA

Fall Program

  • Sara AG reached out to request speaker Lauren Pressley, ACRL president-elect
  • Volunteers needed for program planning committee
  • Tentative program date: November 6
  • Possible collaboration w/ ACRL-DVC
  • Need to submit a PDP program proposal in Aug/Sept for a Nov program
  • Possibly we could continue to collaborate with MILEX, in a way that wouldn’t involve the financial red tape
    • We don’t want to put MILEX in the position of suffering a financial loss
    • We appreciate collaboration with MILEX very much

Journal Club

  • Claire sending thank-you notes to all 2016-17 journal club facilitators
  • Need to plan 2017-2018 facilitators, call for facilitators in early fall
  • Including article authors was a bonus according to anecdotal feedback from participants
  • Robert will do informal survey of authors who participated

Next meetings:

  • July 28 (open Forum)
  • Robert will submit a schedule in early fall for 2017-18 ACRL-MD business meetings, to secure Blackboard Collaborate “space”

 

 

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), June 16

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, June 16, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AMfollowed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion. 

This month, we’re pleased to have authors join us, to enliven and deepen our discussion, which will be facilitated by Barbara Cheadle of Bowie State University. We will discuss these two articles:

“Academic Librarians’ Changing Perceptions of Faculty Status and Tenure”

Elise Silva, Quinn Galbraith, and Michael Groesbeck

(Elise and/or Quinn will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/download/16639/18085

“Evaluation of Academic Library Residency Programs in the United States for Librarians of Color”

Angela Boyd, Yolanda Blue, and Suzanne Im

(We haven’t yet heard from the authors as to whether they can join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/download/16642/18088

The articles are from the May 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.

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

Business Meeting Minutes: May 19, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

May 19, 2017

Present: Sara Arnold Garza, Natalie Burclaff, Sean Hogan, Claire Holmes, Danielle Whren Johnson, Mike Kiel, Kim Miller

MLA/DLA conference updates

  • New conference location at Cambridge, MD Hyatt was very well received
  • 730 attendees
  • ACRL-MD’s four programs were well attended and received positive feedback.
    • Preconference session: Improving Communication Through Improv (Bridget Cavaiola – Teaching Artist)
    • Research to Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project (Robert Miller- UMUC R&I Librarian, Sandie Friedman – Director, University GWU Writing Program)
    • Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Learning Outcomes Using Curriculum Mapping (Natalie Burclaff – UB Head of Information Literacy Initiatives, Kristin Conlin – UB R&I Librarian)
    • Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use (Cameron Caswell – AACC Reference Librarian, Jessica Rabin – AACC English faculty)

Summer Plans:

Former & Current Leaders’ Meeting: June 7, 10am-noon @Towson’s Cook Library

  • Informal gathering of previous officers
  • Take stock of current organizational context
  • Goal to discuss and articulate consensus of ACRL-MD values & goals for future
  • Discuss meeting calendar 

ACRL-MD Chapter Open Forum

  • July 28, 9am-noon, JHU, Homewood Campus, Levering Hall
  • We will try to provide a virtual meeting option (Facebook live or Skype?)

GOALS:

  • Network with regional academic librarians
  • Share priorities and concerns in the areas of professional development and engagement
  • Shape our local ACRL chapter to meet our needs as professionals
  • Provide opportunities to get involved with professional organization and leadership in Maryland
  • Discuss meeting calendar, try to avoid obvious conflicts with other like organizations

New business:

Idea: Natalie suggested looking into customized ACRL-MD stationery 

ACRL-MD CRAB column?

  • Mike Kiel started a google doc to write a summary of ACRL conf, Claire and Sean collaborators so far, but others welcome. June 5 deadline for summer CRAB
    • Please email Mike if you want to collaborate on the google doc: skiel@ubalt.edu
  • Idea: put out a call for authors and a deadline schedule for a recurring ACRL-MD CRAB column (9/5/17 is fall issue deadline) 

Fall meeting ideas, potential collaborators

  • Sara AG inquired of MLA PDP: if collaborating with another organization for a program, it is possible for marketing and registration to be done separately
  • OER program topic discussed, w/ ACRL-DVC
  • ACRL Speakers Bureau? Lauren Pressley, ACRL president-elect
  • Need to submit a PDP program proposal by Aug/Sept for a Nov/Dec program 

Journal Club

  • Claire will send thank-you notes to all 2016-17 journal club facilitators
  • Need to plan 2017-2018 facilitators, call usually goes out in early fall
  • Including article authors was a bonus according to anecdotal feedback from participants
    • Robert could do informal survey of authors who participated?

Next meetings:

  • June 16 (w/Journal Club), July 28 (open Forum)
  • Robert will submit a schedule in early fall for 2017-18 ACRL-MD business meetings, to secure Blackboard Collaborate “space”