Vote now! Journal Club, November 2017

Please 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 September 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will be facilitated by Terry Darr of Loyola Blakefield.

Please note the special date for this edition of the journal club. It will take place Thursday, November 16, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11am business meeting. Again, that is a Thursday rather than the usual Friday.

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, October 15.

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Business Meeting Minutes: Sept. 15, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

September 15, 2017

Present: Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller, Monique Clark, Terry Darr, David Dahl, Mike Kiel, Claire Holmes, Danielle Whren Johnson, Natalie Burclaff, Barbara Cheadle, Sean Hogan, Jean Wolf

MLA Conference updates

CFP closed, we have eleven submissions. Two may have been submitted mistakenly to us–they don’t seem geared toward academic librarianship. We’ll reach out to those submitters to clarify what they want to do with their proposals.

Mike is working on Human Library event.

Fall program, 11/6/17

CFP is open now for lightning talks and “deep dives.” Deadline is Sept. 24. We could possibly extend the deadline a week or two.

Claire is working on food. She’ll present options soon.

CRAB publication contributions

Monique and Claire are working on a process to encourage and organize ACRL MD submissions to CRAB. We can let academic librarians know when the deadlines are and what the submission process is. We hope to have more regular contributions by ACRL MD or by academic librarians in general.

We have submitted an article for the fall issue.

CRAB is quarterly. We hope to create a “bank” of topics and contributors, to help plan submissions and meet deadlines. We want to have a good idea of who’s submitting, what their topics are, and we want to help make sure that contributors meet deadlines. We can also propose ideas, review drafts, etc.

We want to have a point person who will make sure that we have an article coming up for each new issue–Monique and Claire will fill that function

Next step will be to put a link on our blog to a Google doc, where authors can sign up, propose topics, etc.

Work groups update

Sara will keep the call open to form work groups. She hasn’t received a lot of responses yet. We’ll move forward as more volunteers contact Sara.

Work groups are:

  • Membership/outreach
  • Social/networking
  • Scholarship/sponsorship
  • Mentoring/job shadow
  • CRAB submissions

Work groups are fluid–after a group forms, the members might even change the direction of the group.

ACRL Assessment in Action Workshop, 11/17/17

USMAI reached out to ACRL MD and CALD for collaboration/support.

We should have a point person for ACRL MD to work on planning. Volunteers can contact Sara and David Dahl.

Next meeting

Friday, October 20, 11 am

 

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), September 15

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, September 15, 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 Ed O’Donnell of UMUC. We will discuss these two articles:

“Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries”

Tao Zhang, Xi Niu, Marlen Promann

(Tao will join us, and possibly Marlen as well)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16713

“Documenting the Conversation: A Systematic Review of Library Discovery Layers”

Jenny S. Bossaller, Heather Moulaison Sandy

(Jenny will join us, and possibly Heather as well)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16714

The articles are from the July 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:

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.