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Category Archives: 2017 MLA/DLA Conference

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!

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

2017 MLA/DLA Conference: Early Bird Registration extended to March 31st!

Psssst! Save money!

Early bird registration is OPEN for the 2017 Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association Joint Conference and ends March 17th, is extended to March 31, 2017.

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Business Meeting Minutes: Oct. 21, 2016

ACRL MD Meeting – Agenda & Minutes

October 21, 2016

Attending: Claire Holmes, Robert Miller (notes), Elizabeth Schlackman, Kim Miller, Alison Cody, Danielle Whren Johnson

Fall program updates:

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

Emily Drabinski, keynote and facilitator
Friday, Nov 11, 9:30am-3pm, Loyola-Columbia
Breakfast and lunch refreshments included.
Collaboration with MILEX: MLA/MILEX registration rate is $60. Non-member rate is $90

Invitations/Info are out via blog, FB, MILEX email, Marylib

MLA handling registrations, currently 32 rsvp’s

We’ll be sending out more invites. Please encourage your colleagues to attend, too.

We can probably add attendees very close to the conference date.

Next planning meeting October 27, via phone

All are invited to help with planning. You can email Claire: cholmes@towson.edu

We’ll review proposals for lightning talks. 

Journal club: Today! Thanks to Elizabeth Schlackman for moderating!

MLA/DLA conference – Sara AG

A total of 54 programs and 9 pre-conferences have been approved for the conference. This includes ACRL MD’s:

  • 5/10/17, Wednesday, 1-4 pm, “Effective Communication: Listen, Agree, and Add” – 3 hour preconference with Bridget Cavaiola (educator and improve performer)
  • 5/11/17, Thursday, 9-10 am, “Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project” – Robert Miller UMUC and Sandie Friedman, writing instructor from GWU
  • 5/11/17, Thursday, 10:45-11 am, “Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use” – Brandy Whitlock and colleague AACC
  • 5/11/17, Thursday, 1:30-2:30 pm, “Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Outcomes using Curriculum Mapping” – Kristin Conlin and Natalie Burclaff UB

I will be collecting publicity and speaker commitment forms next week, so as long as none of that goes wrong, the details above should hold.

Nominations for next year’s officers due by November 1, 2016 

Self-nominations welcome to Claire (cholmes@towson.edu) by October 26.

ACRL-MD Recruitment Plan – Sara AG

Learned recently that chapters get  a $10/new member bonus in the annual resource allocation if we submit a recruitment plan to ACRL. I did so last week – it includes multisite webinar viewing and discussion events in November and repeated in the Spring, bowling event in February, and local chapters reception at ACRL next March. I have identified 3 potential sites for the 11/16 webinar and will recruit a local host to help us get the event going. Once confirmed, I’ll communicate regarding promotion of the event.

ACRL in Baltimore, March 22-25, 2017

  • Local library: HSHSL or UBalt have offered
    • HSHSL would be good because you can easily walk there from conference
      • Also their maker space would be interesting for people to see
    • CALD pledged monetary support and likes the idea of a meet-up
    • Natalie contacted other regional chapter leadership (Virginia, Delaware Valley PA)
    • Natalie, Sara AG, Claire are working on this and welcome others! Please email Claire if you’re interested: cholmes@towson.edu 

Winter Social – January/February (Duckpin Bowling: Stoneleigh Lanes, Date/Time tba) 

New business?

None

Next meetings:

November 18, 2016 (Needed? Possible to add agenda to 11/11 after workshop?)

We will plan to do a face-to-face meeting at end of 11/11 CritLib workshop

December 16, 2016 (includes journal club)

Business Meeting Minutes: Sept. 16, 2016

ACRL MD Meeting – Agenda & Minutes

September 16, 2016

Attending: Natalie Burclaff, Claire Holmes, Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller (notes), Alison Cody, Elizabeth Schlackman, Kim Miller

Fall program updates:

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

  • Emily Drabinski, keynote and facilitator
  • Friday, Nov 11, 9:30am-3pm, Loyola-Columbia
  • Collaboration with MILEX: MLA/MILEX registration rate is $60. Non-member rate is $90
  • Invitations/Info are out via blog, FB, MILEX email, Marylib
  • MLA handling registrations
  • MILEX handling call for Lightning Talks
    • MILEX has received proposals for lightning talks
  • Over lunch, attendees will vote on topic of “unconference” discussion at the end of day, facilitated by Emily Drabinski. 
    • We’ll also have report-outs from group discussions.
  • Maybe Natalie and others will help with further advertising
    • Natalie will make an image to be used for further advertising
  • We can cross-promote our program with ACRL-2017 critlib unconference
  • Joint Planning Meeting: 9/19, noon (conference call)
  • To join using the internet (you need a microphone and speakers or a headset):
    • Go to freeconferencecall.com;
    • Click on Online Meetings;
    • Select Join Meeting;
    • Enter Online Meeting ID: sbg
    • To join using the your phone:
      • Call 641-715-3580;
      • Enter Access Code: 737-107

Journal club: Oct 21

  • Dates for the year are noted on blog, all have discussion leaders assigned.
  • Claire is sole member of executive committee who is able to attend the Oct. 21 journal club.
    • Robert will copy her when he emails Elizabeth Schlackman, who will facilitate the October discussion.

Winter Social – January/February

  • Duckpin Bowling: Stoneleigh Lanes
  • Date/Time tba
  • We’ll choose a Friday

MLA/DLA conference – Sara AG, site visit in Cambridge Sept 22, 11am

  • We didn’t get a strong response to CFP. (Because of ACRL 2017 in Baltimore, we thought we would have fewer proposals.)
    • But we will have 2-3 presentations, which is not bad.
  • We might be able to invite someone to speak? Maybe someone local from IT, or another field outside of librarianship.
    • Maybe we could invite someone who proposed lightning talk for MILEX/ACRL critlib conference?
    • Maybe we could invite the improv artist who ran a workshop at our summer program.
    • Maybe email academic librarians near Cambridge, MD. Claire can reach out to CALD.

Nominations for next year’s officers due by October 1, 2016     

  • Self-nominations, suggestions welcome

ACRL in Baltimore, March 22-25, 2017

  • Restaurant/Bar reception
    • CALD pledged monetary support and likes the idea of a restaurant reception/meet-up
  • Arrange a tour… Peabody?
  • Topical Interest dinners? Fund raising… (Brewer’s Art?)
  • We want suggestions for an event
  • We should put together a task group
    • Natalie volunteered
    • Others who want to volunteer can email Claire
  • New UB law school building, we could reserve space there for a party, if CALD pays for catering
    • Hopefully that’s not too far north–it’s convenient to public transit
  • Alison says that restaurants/bars require a minimum amount for food. So we have to be careful of that
  • Sara says that catering/alcohol could be cheaper in UB building, rather than in a restaurant/bar
  • We can go back to CALD to discuss money when we have more solid plans in place
  • Brewer’s Art is owned by former librarian. Natalie can reach out to him

New business?

  • None

Next meeting: October 21, 2016