Vote now! Journal Club, June 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 May 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion, facilitated by Barbara Cheadle of Bowie State University, will take place Friday, June 16, 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, May 28.

Business Meeting Minutes: April 21, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

April 21, 2017

Attending: Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller, Katy Sullivan, Elizabeth Schlackman

Recaps:

ACRL-hosted reception in Baltimore, March 24, 2017

  • 120 attendees

Webinar, Intro on Acquisitions: April 20 @ Goucher, 2pm

  • One site was cancelled because of low number of sign-ups
  • Goucher had 6 attendees, who had a good discussion
  • Every year we should submit a member recruitment plan, to obtain the extra $10 per member.
    • We need a streamlined process, however, because setting it up is a lot of work

MLA/DLA conference updates – Sara AG

Sara attended latest conference committee meeting

  • 678 registrants so far, so the final number should at least equal last year’s conference
  • Visit http://www.mladlacon.com/ for more info on the conference
  • “Tailgating with MD Colleges” is the theme for our gift basket
  • Our pre-conference, “Improving Communication Through Improv,” has 14 registrants so far

MLA Crab idea: ACRL-MD column? Annual summary?

  • We can highlight academic library news more often
  • Anyone who is interested in writing something for the summer issue will have the support of ACRL MD

Summer Program Ideas:

“Former & Current Leaders’ Summit:”

Lay the groundwork for the actual summer program: “Membership Forum”

  • Informal gathering of as many previous officers as possible
  • Take stock of current organizational context
  • Goal to discuss and articulate consensus of ACRL-MD values & “wishes” for future

“Membership Forum:”

ACRL-MD Chapter Strategic Planning Meeting…

  • date, time, location TBA (late summer?)
  • Request an ACRL leader to facilitate? (technically past deadline but may be possible)
  • Alternative facilitators?
  • Other ideas?
  • Need to submit PDP program approval form once we have more info

New business?

Fall meeting ideas, potential collaborators

  • Contact Sara with any ideas you may have
  • Martha Richardson, head of Delaware Valley Chapter in PA, would like to collaborate on a program. Perhaps we could do it if there are separate registration processes for one event, so finances aren’t shared
  • One possible topic could be OER. We are looking for other ideas as well!

Journal Club – today, April 21 

Next meetings:

  • May 19
  • June 16 (plus journal club)

 

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), this Friday

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, April 21, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AMfollowed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion, facilitated by Katy Sullivan of UMBC.

This month, we’re pleased to have authors join us, to enliven and deepen our discussion. The two articles are:

“The Language of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?”

Gayle Schaub, Cara Cadena, Patricia Bravender, and Christopher Kierkus

(Gayle and Cara will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/3/283.full.pdf+html

“Search Strategy Development in a Flipped Library Classroom: A Student-Focused Assessment”

Michael C. Goates, Gregory M. Nelson, and Megan Frost

(Michael will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/3/382.full.pdf+html

The articles are from the March 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:

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), April 21

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, April 21, 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. The two articles are:

“The Language of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?”

Gayle Schaub, Cara Cadena, Patricia Bravender, and Christopher Kierkus

(Gayle and Cara will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/3/283.full.pdf+html

“Search Strategy Development in a Flipped Library Classroom: A Student-Focused Assessment”

Michael C. Goates, Gregory M. Nelson, and Megan Frost

(Michael will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/3/382.full.pdf+html

The articles are from the March 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: March 17, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

March 17, 2017

Attending: Claire Holmes, Robert Miller (notes), Alison Cody, Kyle Breneman, Kim Miller, Sara Arnold-Garza, Mike Kiel

Updates on ACRL-hosted reception in Baltimore, March 24, 2017, 5:30-7pm

Planning Committee: ACRL-DVC Chapter President Martha Stevenson, Claire Holmes, Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold Garza, Kim Miller              

  • Estimated guests: ~100
  • Fundraising campaign raised ~$8000
  • Swag, decorations
  • Inner Harbor Marriott at Camden Yards, directly across from convention center

Winter Social recap (Duckpin Bowling, 2/24/17: Stoneleigh Lanes, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • 23 people came
  • May become an annual event
  • We collected donations for MLA/DLA silent-auction basket

MLA/DLA conference updates – Sara AG

  • ACRL MD has programs, which we are promoting through social media

MLA meeting updates – CH

  • New MLA strategic plan
    • Drafted vision and mission statements
    • Inclusive of all types of libraries, including academic
    • Will be made public at business meeting at MLA/DLA
    • ACRL MD will have a chance to give feedback to the drafts
      • We’ll probably discuss at our April meeting
    • Newly elected ACRL MD executive committee:
      • Sara Arnold-Garza will be president
      • Mike Kiel is our new VP/President Elect
      • Claire Holmes will be immediate-past president
      • Robert Miller will continue as secretary
    • MLA voted to endorse ALA statement on White House policies

Summer Program: ACRL-MD Chapter Strategic Planning Meeting

  • date, time, location TBA
  • Considering facilitation from an ACRL leader
  • Hopefully at ACRL—at our reception and other events—we will be able to meet leaders of other chapters and learn how other chapters are organized
  • We may be able to meet a potential speaker from ACRL for our summer program.
  • Besides talking to leaders of other state chapters, talking to members would be valuable, too, to learn their perspectives on participation at the chapter level
  • Engagement Fair, Wednesday night at 7:00 pm–another opportunity to meet people from other chapters. However, the Fair is mostly for first-time conference attendees.

New business?

  • None

Next meetings:

  • April 21 (includes journal club)
  • May 19

 

Vote now! Journal Club Discussion – April 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 March 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, April 21, 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, March 19.

Dine around hosts needed! (ACRL conference)

Jennifer Hill writes:

Colleagues,

We need your help to show off local restaurants around the city as a part of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) conference dine around event on Thursday, March 23rd around 7:00 PM.

Hosting is easy! You just need to show up at the designated meeting spot (varies by restaurant-see column C), corral the 6-10 librarians who signed up to join you, check-in with the restaurant host/hostess, and be your friendly selves. J

Please consider signing up to host!  See column K on this spreadsheet to determine which restaurants still need hosts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uwxhIra_K2_CVE5ECsKmljCFsvffbOf5O4pBW0_bzRU/edit?usp=sharing

If you’re interested, please email Jennifer.hill@jhu.edu with your name, email address, phone number, and which restaurant(s) are your top choices.

Thanks for your help! We look forward to seeing you at ACRL.

Best,

Jennifer