ACRL-MD Forum Follow-up

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Thanks to all who were able to attend our forum or streamed it at our Facebook page! Most of our agenda was made up of discussion and interaction, but the slides and handouts are available to those who want them.

ACRL MD Forum Slides (PDF)

ACRL-MD Info Summary Handout (PDF)

Many ideas were generated and we plan to use them! Keep an eye out for announcements and follow-up as we review our notes and discuss new possibilities!

If you are interested in volunteering to participate, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

If you have questions or need information, visit our Contact Us page.

 

Join the MLA Professional Development Panel!

A great service opportunity passed on from David Dahl, MLA Professional Development Officer:

MLA’s Professional Development Panel (PDP) is currently recruiting new panelists for the 2017-2018 term (ending June 30, 2018). Read below for more information, and, if interested, contact me (ddahl1@umd.edu) with a brief statement of how you meet the eligibility requirements listed below by Friday, July 21st.

PDP serves as the reviewing body for all MLA educational programs and supports MLA members in the planning of MLA programs.

Panelist Responsibilities

  • participate in reviewing proposed programs on an ad hoc basis throughout the year; almost all reviews are conducted entirely online through asynchronous discussions using Freedcamp
  • serve as PDP liaison to an MLA division or other MLA units; liaisons participate in the unit’s program planning activities
  • contribute to the development and execution of the panel’s annual work plan items
  • assist as needed in completing bi-monthly unit reports and the panel’s annual report
  • participate in meetings of the panel; meetings are held no more frequently than quarterly and are held online
  • optional: participate in the Educational Grants Subcommittee that review grant applications semi-annually

Eligibility

Any member of the Maryland Library Association who has served in an appointed or elected office, as officer of a division, interest group, or member who has planned MLA programs or events is eligible to be a panelist. All voting members of the PDP must be current members of the Association. Membership is contingent on approval by the MLA Executive Board.

The panel is a great way to stay involved in MLA and make a significant difference in the professional development of the Maryland library community.

We are especially looking for panelists who could serve as liaisons to the Public Services Division and Technical Services Division.

I hope you’ll consider joining us! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Apply for an MLA Educational Grant – Deadline July 15th

The MLA Professional Development Panel encourages MLA members to submit an application for an MLA Educational Grant.

Grants provide financial support to MLA members for their professional development. Applications are reviewed twice per year. The next deadline for submission is July 15, 2017.

The application process is competitive. Full instructions and details about qualifying activities, award amounts, and selection criteria can be found on the application form: http://www.mdlib.org/files/docs/about/ed_grant.docx. Membership in MLA for a minimum of 6 months prior to the date of application is required.

 

ACRL-MD Forum: State of Academic Library Professional Development

Maryland academic librarians: are you interested in local professional development and leadership opportunities? Been meaning to get involved, but just haven’t taken the plunge yet? Curious about your local ACRL chapter but not sure if it’s for you? Read on!

Please join us for the ACRL-MD Forum: State of Academic Library Professional Development on Friday, July 28th, 9 am -12 pm, in the Sherwood Room in Levering Hall at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. Optional, pay-your-own-way lunch outings will follow the program. Parking information can be found at: http://ts.jhu.edu/Parking/Visitors/ 

This meeting will be an opportunity to:

  • Meet other academic library professionals in the state
  • Share your priorities and concerns in the areas of professional development and engagement
  • Shape your local ACRL chapter to meet your needs as a professional
  • Get involved with professional organization and leadership in Maryland

Members and non-members alike are invited to share coffee, bagels, and conversation. Please take a moment to let us know you are coming and encourage your colleagues to join us! https://goo.gl/forms/8ZdGsgKBDsBMxouE3

Can’t attend? We still want to hear from you! Please complete this very brief survey to let us know your perspectives on professional organizations. https://goo.gl/forms/8ZdGsgKBDsBMxouE3

This meeting will be made available virtually, in real time, via Facebook Live. Join us at your desk if you can’t travel! http://www.facebook.com/acrlmd

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

Save the Date! Open Forum: Your ACRL MD, July 28, 2017

Calling all Maryland academic librarians and library students!

Your Maryland chapter of ACRL is hosting an open forum on Friday, July 28th, 9 am -12 pm. This meeting will be an opportunity to:

  • Meet other academic librarians from the area
  • Share your priorities and concerns in the areas of professional development and engagement
  • Shape your local ACRL chapter to meet your needs as a professional
  • Get involved with professional organization and leadership in Maryland

Location and other details are still being planned, but will likely take place in the Baltimore area. Members and non-members alike are invited to share coffee, bagels, and conversation. Save the date and share as appropriate!