Meeting and journal club (with authors!), January 19

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, January 19, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AMfollowed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion. 

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

“Resource Delivery and Teaching in Live Chat Reference: Comparing Two Libraries”

Paula R. Dempsey

(Paula will join us)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16787

“Preference vs. Authority: A Comparison of Student Searching in a Subject-Specific Indexing and Abstracting Database and a Customized Discovery Layer”

Sarah P. C. Dahlen & Kathlene Hanson

(Both Sarah and Kathlene will join us)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16786

The articles are from the November 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: Dec. 15, 2017

ACRL MD
Meeting Agenda
December 15, 2017

Attending: Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold-Garza, Terry Darr, Danielle Wren-Johnson, Sean Hogan, Robert Miller, Mike Kiel, Kim Miller, Regina Rose

MLA Conference updates

All of our programs have been assigned slots, consecutively in one track.

There is one program from ACRL Delaware which runs concurrently with one of ours.

We should plan to highlight our programs with blog posts.

We’ll look at previous years in the blog to see how we done it in the past.

CFP for posters will come in January.

Letter of support from for 2023 conference in Pittsburgh

ACRL requested a letter of support from ACRL MD and other nearby state chapters.

Sara has written the letter and submitted it.

ACRL Budget Allocation

We’re still waiting for info.

We will get an allocation of $277 from ACRL.

They also have a membership recruitment program that can garner us more money.

We’re not sure if the $277 already includes membership recruitment.

Sara is working on that and will report back to us.

Winter Social

We’ve done duckpin bowling in January or February, usually on a Friday night, at Stoneleigh Lanes in Towson.

We could also try the lanes near Patterson Park.

We’re open to other duckpin locations and also entirely other ideas for the social, too.

Happy hours aren’t really as family friendly.

Maybe indoor miniature golf.

Maybe Dave & Buster’s or similar arcade type thing; maybe a Dave and Buster’s that includes bowling. We would have to find out if they have age restrictions.

We’ll look into different options, costs, and maybe we’ll do a poll on the blog.

We welcome volunteers to help work on the winter social–please contact Sara Arnold-Garza.

Spring Program Planning meeting scheduled for January (Still time to join!)

We’ve started preliminary planning.

We might try a library tour.

We’ll see if it will actually be in the spring or if it will be more of a summer event.

We still welcome volunteers to help with planning–please contact Sara.

Next meeting & journal club – Friday January 19

We’ll announce the two winning articles and the visiting authors on the blog and on marylib listserv.

Vote now! Journal Club, January 2018

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 November 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries.

The discussion will be facilitated by Barbara Cheadle of Bowie State University. It will take place Friday, January 19, 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, December 10.

Replay our November journal club

If you couldn’t join us on November 16 for our online journal club, don’t worry. . . .

You can listen to a recording!

Facilitated by Terry Darr of Loyola Blakefield, our meeting featured two visiting authors. We discussed these articles:

“An Investigation of Factors Impacting the Wellness of Academic Library Employees”
Leo S. Lo, Bethany Herman
(Bethany joined us)
Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16736

“The Impact of Academic Library Resources on Undergraduates’ Degree Completion”
Krista M. Soria, Jan Fransen, Shane Nackerud
(Shane joined us)
Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16737

Click here to login into Blackboard Collaborate and hear the recording.

When you sign in, it might say “invalid email address,” but just ignore that and click “View Recording.” Once you are inside the Blackboard Collaborate room, you may need to use the audio setup wizard to hear the recording:

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Business Meeting Minutes: Nov. 16, 2017

ACRL Maryland
Meeting Agenda
November 16, 2017

Attending: Terry Darr, Robert Miller, Regina Rose, Sara Arnold-Garza, Mike Kiel, Claire Holmes, Danielle Wren-Johnson, Kim Miller, Natalie Burclaff

MLA updates
MLA on-target with their budget.
MLA task group is examining costs of programs, membership fees, etc.

  • Claire is ACRL MD representative.
  • By March or so, group will issue recommendations that hopefully will be approved in MLA May business meeting.

MLA seeks greater member participation regarding library advocacy.

MLA Conference updates
Silent auction basket–we’ll start planning for that.
Social networking events–more variety this year: pub quiz, games, karaoke.
Link to hotel reservations will be published soon.
We will suggest some of our programs to be highlighted by MLA in its conference publicity.

Fall program debrief
43 registrants.
Lauren Pressley keynote was interesting and very useful.
Diverse set of presentations met a lot of different librarians’ needs (not just reference & instruction).
We’ll have a blog post with links to slides and summaries.
We had positive feedback on the location.

ACRL NJ publication
They contacted us for a writeup on our activities–Claire submitted that.
One of our annual goals is for Maryland academic librarians to gain visibility in our state and beyond, and our item for ACRL NJ met that goal.

Work groups
We are looking for volunteers to join our work groups on the following topics:

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

We want more people involved, and the work groups offer opportunities to participate in less formal, low pressure ways.
Work groups have autonomy–they decide on their own agenda, how much time individuals will commit, etc.

Spring program planning committee
Please contact Sara if you want to join.
We’re still brainstorming ideas for a program, perhaps a library tour.

Midwinter attendance
Natalie will be representing our chapter and has been elected secretary of the chapter council.
The council meeting is open to everyone.

Mike’s lightning talk on research replication
At our fall program, Mike proposed that Maryland librarians team up to replicate studies published in the library literature.
Multiple people have already contacted Mike about it.
Please be in touch with him if you’re interested.

Next meeting date
Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00

Business Meeting Minutes: Oct. 20, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

October 20, 2017

Present: Mike Kiel, Robert Miller, David Dahl, Natalie Burclaff, Sean Hogan, Terry Darr, Kim Miller, Danielle Whren Johnson, Pamela Flinton

MLA Conference updates

  • We had a lot of proposals to review
    • We’ve had 6 approved
    • They will be part of a special academic track, all held in one room
    • Nice mix of presentations: instruction, tech, and other areas
  • ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter is also sponsoring a program–Mike will work with them so that our programs won’t compete
  • We are official sponsors for a human library program
    • Crossover for academic and public libraries
    • It will be a preconference, plus a working human library running during the conference
    • Exact structure is still up in the air
    • Please consider registering for the preconference and consider participating as a human book!
    • You can be a book or check out a book without participating in the preconference
  • Other preconferences that might be of interest:
    • Advocacy boot camp
    • Serving the homeless
    • Passport services
  • The conference still needs another keynote, so if you have any ideas, please let Mike know
    • Possibilities for keynote:
      • Maybe a critlib person who could also speak to public library issues
      • Maybe an expert on evolution or on change management, who could speak about how we adapt to changes in the environment or at work; that would fit the conference theme–“Evolve”: growing, changing, meeting challenges
    • We need volunteers to introduce our presenters–please contact Mike if you’re interested
    • We do have a nice range of presentations within the academic track, so please consider attending! This year’s conference will have a lot of content that is of interest to academic librarians. It will help to have academic libraries represented with attendees!
    • The call for poster proposals will go out in January.

Fall program updates

  • It’s being held in Harford county to draw people from ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter
  • We’ll have:
    • 2 deep-dive talks
    • 8 lightning talks
  • Lauren Pressley, ACRL Vice President/President Elect, is our keynote
  • We want strong attendance–it’s a good price-point!
  • Register here

CRAB Publication

  • We had a column in the summer issue (Mike and Claire) and in fall (Monique Clark)
  • Please see our call for article ideas by ACRL MD members
    • Claire and Monique are coordinating the column
  • Possible ideas for a article:
    • Profile or interview a librarian who’s doing interesting work,
    • Interview faculty member at UMD iSchool
    • Interview a library champion among your faculty
    • Innovation Lab at UB
    • The role of the academic library in Maryland Information Literacy Summit
    • Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative

Announcements

Next meeting

Please note the special time: Thursday, not Friday

  • November 16
    • 11:00 am, business meeting
    • 11:30 am, journal club
      • Terry Darr, Loyola Blakefield, facilitating

 

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

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

Please note the special date for this meeting, a Thursday rather than a Friday.

We’re pleased to have authors join us for the journal club, to enliven and deepen our discussion, which will be facilitated by Terry Darr of Loyola Blakefield. We will discuss these two articles:

“An Investigation of Factors Impacting the Wellness of Academic Library Employees”

Leo S. Lo, Bethany Herman

(Bethany will join us)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16736

“The Impact of Academic Library Resources on Undergraduates’ Degree Completion”

Krista M. Soria, Jan Fransen, Shane Nackerud

(Shane will join us)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16737

The articles are from the September 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, 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.

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: