Evolve at MLA/DLA 2018: Trends Designs and Strategies for Digital Scholarship Services

This week we’re highlighting a program focuses on digital scholarship and services related to it. Ingrid Hseih-Yee from the University of Maryland will outline characteristics of digital scholarship and trends in services that she has identified in a recent research project. Her co-presenter, Jennifer Fagan will discuss how a federal library supports researchers through the entire research cycle, including a bibliometrics program and author services. Come and share your experiences with digital scholarship support services and discuss design and implementation problems!

The MLA/DLA conference is just two weeks away click here to register!

ACRL-MD Silent Auction Basket for 2018 MLA/DLA Conference

ACRL-MD is putting together a basket for the 2018 MLA/DLA Conference Silent Auction, which raises money for scholarships. The theme is: Gift Cards Galore! (**actual cards and arrangement may vary)

Gift Cards

Just missing a couple of things: the Gift Cards!

If you would like to contribute, please send your gift cards (with the dollar amount on them) OR monetary donations for me to buy gift cards. You can send CASH or CHECKS (made payable to Regina Rose).

Send your donations to Regina Rose, at Stevenson University 100 Campus Circle, Brown Building Library, Owings Mills, MD 21117.

Questions? Please email rrose2@stevenson.edu or call Regina at 443-352-4233.


Evolve at MLA/DLA 2018: Adults as Learners

Miller_KimberlyThe first conference session we’re highlighting from this year’s MLA/DLA conference is “Adults as Learners” which will be presented by next year’s ACRL-MD Vice President, Kimberly Miller.

Her program will discuss how we can apply what we know about how people learn to shed new light on building strong library learning environments. After considering how typical professional development, programming, or instruction aligns with assumptions about adults as learners, attendees will learn about concepts central to adult learning theories before applying the theories to designing programming or training at their libraries.

This program can benefit anyone involved in academic libraries, but an increased understanding of adult learning could benefit many public and special librarians too. Plus the session will be a great opportunity to learn more about what exciting things ACRL-MD leaders are doing!

Come see what the MLA/DLA Conference has to offer!

Evolve logoStarting Wednesday this week we’ll be highlighting some of the programs ACRL-MD is sponsoring at this year’s MLA/DLA annual conference.  We’ll also include some highlights of other programs about how to evolve your library!

If you’ve been thinking about going to the conference this is a great way to learn about what sessions will be on offer and how to make the most of your experience.  For more information about the MLA/DLA conference, including how to register, check out the  conference page on Maryland Library Association website.

Call for Proposals: 2018 MLA/DLA Conference

Deadline: September 3, 2017, 11:59pm

Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, May 2-4, 2018

Next year’s joint conference of MLA and DLA will once again take place at The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake in Cambridge, MD.  This was a really great new location for the 2017 conference and it promises to be even better next year with even more conference space.

The theme for this year’s conference is: Evolve. The role of academic librarians and the academic library is in flux on many campuses.  Are you evolving by changing your portfolio of services to meet the needs of a new generation of diverse students?  Developing new partnerships or forms of community engagement?  Or maybe you are using something you already have in a bold new way? If so submit a proposal to share how and why you are evolving with the Maryland library community!

As in previous years, proposals for standard 1 hour conference sessions and extended 2 hour sessions will be accepted, subject to the whole conference schedule.  Programs will be scheduled during the whole day on Thursday and on Friday morning, while full-day and half-day workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Proposals are due by 11:59pm on September 3rd and will undergo a double blind peer-review.  If you have any questions about the conference itself or this call, please contact Stephen “Mike” Kiel at skiel@ubalt.edu or 410-837-4236