ACRL, Maryland Chapter

The official blog of the Maryland Chapter of ACRL

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!

2017 MLA/DLA Annual Conference: New Website!

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This year’s MLA/DLA Conference has a new website! Visit www.mladlacon.com to get a full program schedule, travel and venue information, speaker bios, and more! Get a sneak peek at some of the special events, like the Beer Shindig, Pub Quiz, and Silent Auction.

 

2017 MLA/DLA Annual Conference: Volunteer!

After you register for the Conference, take advantage of the opportunity to meet new librarians by volunteering in one of 3 venues at the Hyatt-Cambridge.

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Help ACRL MD build a silent auction basket!

Your friendly, local ACRL chapter is planning to donate a basket to this year’s Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association Joint Annual Conference, like we do every year. It is a fun way to help our state association raise funds and to make sure people know about our academic libraries division. This year, we’re planning a collegiate themed basket, with items from our local colleges and universities. Please help us build a great basket representing the many academic institutions of our state by including your school gear! Items can be from your own institution or another favorite Maryland college or university.

Let us know you can contribute by completing this form before April 28th: https://goo.gl/forms/cxCWE9pPn8G4JueD2

Thanks for supporting ACRL MD!

“Navigating Without a Chart: Perspectives on the Basics of Acquisitions” Webcast & Discussion – Free!

ACRL Maryland is sponsoring another webcast viewing and discussion/networking event for all Maryland academic librarians! Join us to watch the ACRL webcast “Navigating Without a Chart: Perspectives on the Basics of Acquisitions” and participate in a discussion with other attendees. All are welcome; membership is not necessary.

Day: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/1Bp6CeowGFW4BDkB2

Locations:

Goucher College

Library

1021 Dulaney Valley Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Anne Arundel Community College

Truxal Library

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012

 

2017 Conference Highlights – Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Learning Outcomes Using Curriculum Mapping

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17

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Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Learning Outcomes Using Curriculum Mapping

Thursday, May 11th

1:30-2:30 pm

Presenters: Natalie Burclaff, Head of Information Literacy Initiatives, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Langsdale Library, Learning Commons, University of Baltimore, and

Kristin Conlin, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Langsdale Library, Learning Commons, University of Baltimore

Libraries are traditionally perceived as the place where information literacy originates and lives. However, there are many experiences outside the library where information literacy skills can be developed and reinforced. Curriculum mapping identifies places where information literacy skills are practiced, or could be embedded, outside traditional library information instruction sessions. This discussion and presentation will describe how one university used curriculum mapping to integrate information literacy goals into the larger academic environment (or “educational process”) experience. Learn different approaches to curriculum mapping, discuss the benefits and limitations, and create your own maps which will lay the framework for a holistic approach to information literacy education.

2017 Conference Highlights – Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17

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Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use

Thursday, May 11th

10:45-11:45 am

Presenters: Cynthia Steinhoff, Library Director, Anne Arundel Community College and
Dr. Jessica Rabin, Professor of English, Anne Arundel Community College

At a Maryland community college, the Writing Center, English and Communications Department, and Library have partnered recently in a number of innovative ways to support academic integrity and teach information literacy skills to students, skills that are crucial to their academic and professional success. Projects have included collaborating to offer research services to students through the college’s Virtual Writing Center and working together to teach students how to use the citation guideline provided in the new, 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. Learn directly from two partners, a librarian and an English writing instructor, about the strategies they have used to establish healthy partnerships and successfully manage unknowns, such as appropriate staffing levels during start-up. The last part of the program is a moderated discussion for participants to share ways in which their libraries may have partnered (or would like to partner) with other stakeholders in support of ethical student use of information.

2017 Conference Highlights – Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17

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Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project
Thursday, May 11th
9-10 am
Presenters: Robert Miller, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland, University College, and Sandie Friedman, Director, University Writing Program, George Washington University

Librarians help students find sources for a research project; but frequently, we have to help students think of ways to use those sources as well. In this presentation, a librarian and an academic writing instructor give their perspectives on guiding students through the research-to-writing process. The librarian will discuss how to recognize, during a reference transaction, when a student needs help integrating a source into a research project (even if the student can’t articulate that need). The academic writing instructor will present strategies for helping students incorporate sources into their writing, such as the BEAM rubric and Joseph Harris’s “moves” for entering a scholarly conversation. These strategies address higher-order skills that college students need to master, including critically examining and employing a theoretical approach in an essay. Attendees will have opportunities to share their experiences with student research-to-writing and will come away with tools to help students use sources effectively.

2017 Conference Highlights – Improving Communication through Improv

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17

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Improving Communication through Improv
Wednesday, May 10th
1-3pm
Presenter: Bridget Cavaiola, a San Diego based educator, improviser, and facilitator and the former Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn to enhance their communication skills via the fundamental elements of improvisation: listen, agree and add. The workshop is designed to meet the needs of people in a variety of workplace roles and across the spectrum of social comfort! Join Bridget Cavaiola, an educator and improviser in a fun, creative, workshop designed to get you thinking on your feet, listening proactively, collaborating, and using the techniques improvisers use to create comedy to enact effective communication in your workplace.

 

2017 MLA/DLA Annual Conference: ACRL MD Sessions!

Have you registered for the 2017 MLA/DLA Annual Conference? Early Bird pricing ends 3/31/2017!

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ACRL MD is proud to sponsor 4 amazing sessions at this year’s MLA/DLA annual conference!

The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD.  For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17.

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’ll highlight each ACRL MD conference session. To kick things off, here’s a full list of the ACRL MD sponsored sessions.

Wednesday, May 10th (Preconference workshop)

Improving Communication through Improv – Bridget Cavaiola, former Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group as well as a former Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Maryland.

Thursday, May 11th

Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project – Robert Miller, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland, University College and Sandie Friedman, Director, University Writing Program, George Washington University

Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use – Cynthia Steinhoff, Library Director, Anne Arundel Community College and Dr. Jessica Rabin, Professor of English, Anne Arundel Community College

Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Learning Outcomes Using Curriculum Mapping – Natalie Burclaff, Head of Information Literacy Initiatives, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Langsdale Library, Learning Commons, University of Baltimore, and Kristin Conlin, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Langsdale Library, Learning Commons, University of Baltimore