ACRL, Maryland Chapter

The official blog of the Maryland Chapter of ACRL

Category Archives: Announcements

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!

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!

The Towson Conference for Academic Libraries Registration is now open!

This is a local, very affordable conference for academic library employees of all kinds.  Also, a presentation opportunity if you are quick (deadline is Monday, 6/20):

 

The Towson Conference for Academic Libraries (TCAL) is excited to announce that registration is now open for our event on Tuesday, August 16th. The cost is $25, or $15 for library school students. The fee covers breakfast, lunch and parking. The purpose of this conference is to address the interests of academic library employees, across departments and classifications.

The deadline for proposals is June 20th. We can already say that the day will include creative and relevant contributions from multiple libraries.

Our keynote panel, Vision for the Future: Managing Change and Fostering Interdepartmental Communication will feature Carol Allen, Library Directory at Harford Community College, Nancy Magnuson, College Librarian at Goucher College, and Lucy Holman, Dean of the Langsdale Library at University of Baltimore.

We’re looking forward to seeing you in August!

Free ACRL Webcasts, April 6 and May 18!

Votes are in, and the two free ACRL webcasts selected are:

ACRL National grants chapters two free webcasts a year. The catch is we only get one log in, so we need to gather in one place to watch and discuss the webcast. So it’s a non-virtual virtual event.

Location information:
April 6, 2016: Cook Library, ck507, Towson University [directions and parking map]

Note: We recommend carpooling; while the event is free, you’ll need to pay for guest parking.

May 18, 2016: Kuhn Library and Gallery, Admin Meeting Space, UMBC [directions and parking map]

Note: We recommend carpooling; while the event is free, you’ll need to pay for guest parking.

Let us know you’re coming: RSVP

2015 Fall Program: Your Student is My Student: Information Literacy and the Transfer Student

ACRL MD and the Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX) present our 2015 Fall program:

Your Student is My Student: Information Literacy and the Transfer Student Experience

Friday, November 20, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Loyola University-Columbia Campus (directions)

Transfer students. Where are they coming from? Where are they going? This program will give attendees an understanding of the experiences of students transitioning from community colleges to four year academic programs.  Learn about the kinds of experiences transfer students have had, especially related to information literacy instruction and use of library resources. Our featured keynote speaker is Thomas Atwood, Coordinator of Information Literacy & Library Instruction at the University of Toledo, part of the OhioLINK consortium, who will talk about developing instructional programs to meet the needs of transfer students.  The rest of the day will consist of a variety of presentations and discussions to help you better understand the transfer student experience and prepare them for success. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, view the detailed agenda.

Register now through the Maryland Library Association ($50 for members; $75 for non-members; $42.75 for students). Note, MILEX members can attend at a member rate. For more information visit milexmd.org.

Questions? Contact Carissa Tomlinson at ctomlinson@towson.edu.

Your Student is my student

ACRL MD Business meeting on August 8th

The Association of College and Research Libraries, Maryland Chapter, will be meeting virtually Friday, August 8th, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The directions for meeting on Blackboard Collaborate are listed below. Join us if you can! All are welcome. We’ll be discussing the following agenda items:

  • ACRL MD programs at 2014 MLA/DLA Conference Recap
  • 2015 MLA/DLA Conference Updates
  • ACRL MD Fall Program Planning
  • ACRL MD Chapter events for 2015 – discussion

Blackboard Collaborate Directions:

We’ll be using MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our meeting online at:

https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A

You’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended. You will be prompted to enter your name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.

ACRL MD Business Meeting November 8

The Association of College and Research Libraries, Maryland Chapter, will be meeting virtually tomorrow, Friday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Join us if you can! All are welcome. We’ll be discussing last minute details of our fall program, and the MLA/DLA conference programs. The directions for meeting on Blackboard Collaborate are listed below.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be using MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our meeting online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  You will be prompted to enter your  name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.