ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting this Friday

This is a reminder that ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly Virtual Business Meeting is this Friday morning, February 21, 2020 at 11:00am.

ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. Including new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD, but interested in academic libraries in Maryland.

Agenda

• Welcome
• President’s report
• MLA/DLA conference updates
• Project updates
o Winter social
o Bylaws revisions
o Spring program planning
• Social media
• Program locations and guidelines

ACRL MD meets virtually here: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6
Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:
• Blog: https://acrlmd.wordpress.com
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/acrlmd
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/acrlmd

ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting moved to June 28, 11:00am

Due to conflict(s) with ALA Annual meeting that begins later this week, we will be moving our regularly scheduled ACRL MD virtual business meeting from this Friday to next Friday, June 28 at 11:00am.

Everyone is welcome to attend whether you are a member, new member, former member or considering joining. We welcome your participation.

This month we will be meeting virtually using MLA’s web based virtual meeting tool Blackboard Ultra. We recommend microphone and speaker capability. However there is a chat option if your mic isn’t working. The meeting room is located here: https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

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

• Blog: https://acrlmd.wordpress.com
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/acrlmd
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/acrlmd

ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting is Friday!

This is a reminder that ACRL Maryland chapter business meeting will be held this Friday, May 17 at 11:00am. ACRL MD’s online meetings are open to all. Please feel free to attend.
This month we will be meeting virtually using MLA’s web based virtual meeting tool Blackboard Ultra. We recommend microphone and speaker capability. However there is a chat option if your mic isn’t working. The meeting room is located here:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6
Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:
• Blog: https://acrlmd.wordpress.com
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/acrlmd
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/acrlmd

ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting

This is a reminder that ACRL Maryland chapter business meeting is tomorrow morning at 11:00am. ACRL MD’s online meetings are open to all. Please feel free to attend.
This month we will be meeting virtually using MLA’s web based virtual meeting tool Blackboard Ultra. We recommend microphone and speaker capability. However there is a chat option if your mic isn’t working. The meeting room is located here:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6
Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:
• Blog: https://acrlmd.wordpress.com
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/acrlmd
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/acrlmd

ACRL-MD Virtual Business Meeting is Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:00am

This is a reminder that ACRL Maryland chapter business meeting is this Friday morning at 11:00am. ACRL MD’s online meetings are open to all. Please feel free to attend.

This month we will be meeting virtually using MLA’s web based virtual meeting tool Blackboard Ultra. We recommend microphone and speaker capability. However there is a chat option if your mic isn’t working. The meeting room is located here:
https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:
• Blog: https://acrlmd.wordpress.com
• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/acrlmd
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/acrlmd

There are no minutes from December as we did not meet.

Vote Now, Journal Club, November 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 September 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries.

We are still seeking a volunteer facilitator for November’s journal club meeting. Please email Sean Hogan shogan@ubalt.edu if you are interested. Journal club will take place Friday, November 19, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11:00am 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 Friday, November 2, 2018:

Saturday, November 3, 7 pm: Walking Ghost Tour of Historic Annapolis with the SLA Maryland Chapter

Hello all,

Our friends at SLA have invited us to one of their special, spooktacular, events. Details below:

Saturday, November 3, 7 pm: Walking Ghost Tour of Historic Annapolis with the SLA Maryland Chapter

Annette Haldeman, SLA Maryland Chapter board member, will lead us on a tour of the things that go bump in the night in historic Annapolis—join us for a spooky-good time! SLA members, friends, and family are welcome!

When: Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 PM (tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours)

Where: tour starts at Maryland Inn, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Cost: $18 per ticket

Registration is limited, so don’t wait too long! To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.toursandcrawls.com/annapolis_home and select the Ghost Tour scheduled for November 3 at 7:00.

Upon registration, enter SLA/Maryland Chapter as the group name.

We hope to see you there!

ACRL-MD Virtual Business Meeting is Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:00am

Minutes from last meeting:

Updates
• MLA Board
Budget on track for the year, beginning exploring branding and logo that’s 18 years old, remind to use MLA branding on ACRL MD things, “I am MLA” posters with you and why you are a member of MLA, nominations for officers
• Conference Committee
Met Wednesday and theme is “What if…” and leave it up to divisions to define this, no key note firmed up but potential for generating excitement, for ACRL MD we received 9 proposals, 1 sent to Children Services division which was clearly academic, one proposal seemed like an obvious pre conference program, reaching out to DLA for collaboration on that, 9 programs is too many for MLA so we will have to weed them down by Oct. 12 and MLA is looking for less programs, ignite or lightning talks had a separate call and there will be 2-3 separate sessions and accepting all proposals

Announcements
• Social Events
Hike on Oct. 27(?) MLA LDD
Duckpin Bowling Date, Stoneliegh is eager to have ACRL MD back sometime in Feb? with a snow date and potentially adding other divisions but then we encounter budgetary things
Officers for next year – need to get to Mike now

Winter program
• Library for the blind and physically handicapped, Mike and Sara AG have developed a program outline for both full and ½ day event, panel of people with different specialties, how can we make our space(s) more accessible? Available resources in the area? What type of technologies do we need to serve? Timeline plan is January, MLA procedures outside of annual conference requires forms to be submitted Oct. 1, form just came out today for this(?)

Other plans for the year
• MLA committee advised we’re supposed to look at our by-laws and recommend changes. No timeline defined, some volunteers to look at them with Mike
• Congress of academic library advisors needs help onboarding with MLA
• Advocacy, what can we do? Maryland library days in Feb. go to Annapolis and National in March in DC. There’s an MLA Library advocacy interest group (also babies take your time away)

ACRL MD Journal Club & Virtual Business Meeting – September 21 – 11:00am

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, September 21, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00am, followed by our journal club discussion at 11:30am

Elizabeth Schlackman, collection development librarian at Montgomery College will facilitate our discussion. Our membership voted to discuss two articles from the July issue of College & Research Libraries:

They Found It–Now Do They Bother? An Analysis of First-Year Synthesis

Author Michael J. Carlozzi will join us.

Full text: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16766

 

Autism and the Academic Library: A Study of Online Communication

Author Amelia Anderson will join us

Full text: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16763

ACRL MD’s online meetings and discussion series are free and open to all. So feel free to attend both.

This month will be our first virtual meeting using MLA’s new web based virtual meeting tool Blackboard Ultra. We recommend microphone and speaker capability. However there is a chat option if your mic isn’t working. The meeting room is located here:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

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

ACRL-MD Virtual Business Meeting Friday, August 17, 2018 11:00am

ACRL MD Virtual Business Meeting

August 17, 2018

Present: Mike Kiel (President), Sean Hogan (Secretary), Claire Holmes, Sara Arnold-Garza, Mou Chakraborty

ACRL – MD Business Meeting, August 2018:

  • Updates from MLA
    • General – Mike is working on creating the work plan for the year, we are obligated to put on one program outside of the conference and we are strongly encouraged to work together with other divisions.
    • Conference Committee – The conference committee hadn’t met by the time of the meeting but between then and now the theme was decided as “What If…”
  • Journal Club and Volunteers
    • Journal Club
      • September journal club is all set. Elizabeth Schlackman, Montgomery College Library will facilitate discussion. Poll has been posted to blog and Sean will email to Marylib on Monday.
    • Other volunteer opportunities
      • Still seeking volunteers for future facilitators. (we received one more volunteer during the meeting)
      • We have a few volunteers for the vetting of conference proposals. It’s enough to proceed, but we could always use more!
    • Active Membership
      • There is a survey being conducted by librarians at William and Mary about the value of local professional organizations, please participate as it might help us understand more about how we could make ACRL-MD more effective
      • Mike will be working with CALD to try and identify individuals to reach out to in order to invite to membership. We will work on creating a “new members” or “Welcome to ACRL-MD information sheet”
      • A number of aspects of the forum last year were discussed, there was general agreement that a similar event might be successful in drawing new members
      • Appealing to non-reference folks was noted as being key to growing membership
      • There was general agreement that we should try and provide more fun or social opportunities
        • Bowling has been popular in the past so we will continue it
        • An outdoor activity like a picnic or hike might be popular
          • Some other divisions in MLA are planning a hike on October 27th
        • Event ideas
          • New “Fall” Program Idea: Service to patrons with disabilities
            • Mike and Sara talked with John Owen, director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped about having a fall program on accessibility. We also realized that having a program ready by November may not be possible and will shoot for early/mid-January with new MLA proposal process.