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Category Archives: Fall Program
November 2, 2016Posted by on
Join us as we examine librarianship, individually and collectively, through a critical lens. Emily Drabiniski, one of the leading voices in the Critical Librarianship movement, will share the history of the #critlib movement and perspectives on the intersections between librarianship and social justice, delving into topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to information literacy instruction and metadata. Next, the workshop will feature a selection of Lightning Talks by regional librarians involved in the #critlib community, followed by small group conversations. This program is presented by the academic library division of MLA, ACRL MD, and the Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX).
In addition, lightning talks will be given on the following topics:
· LCSH vs tagging: Identity in the LBGTQ materials and resources – John Bartles, Prince George’s Community College
· Critical pedagogy: Culturally-responsive teaching in libraries – Gina Calia-Lotz, Harford Community College
· Discussion of the creation of the same-sex relationship guide at Jones Day – Cameron Gowan, Jones Day law firm
· #Critlib in context: a brief history of library access for people of color – Alyse Minter, Towson University
· Culturally-competent library services- Dennis Nangle. Maryland State Department of Education
· The Human Library: Growing student voices and community thru conversation – Laksamee Putnam, Towson University
· Including the library: #CritLib for all of us – Shannon Simpson, Johns Hopkins University
· Foucault’s research process: Method of research based on philosophical and critical models – Jordan Sly, University of Maryland
· A laborious issue: Part-time employment and the library workforce – Zara Wilkinson, Rutgers University
September 13, 2016Posted by on
The academic library division of MLA, ACRL-MD, is partnering with the Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX) to bring keynote speaker, Emily Drabinski to our region. One of the leading voices in the Critical Librarianship movement, Drabinski is the Coordinator of Library Instruction at Long Island University, Brooklyn, and an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute. She is a prolific author, editor, and speaker on social justice and librarianship and she is an active voice in the #critlib social media community.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Loyola University – Columbia campus
Drabinski will share the history of the #critlib movement and perspectives on the intersections between librarianship and social justice, delving into topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to information literacy instruction and metadata.
Next, the workshop will feature a selection of Lightning Talks by regional librarians involved in the #critlib community. Lightning Talk speakers will lead workshop attendees into smaller affinity group conversations designed to focus on the areas within the wide span of librarianship, including public and school libraries.
Join us as we examine our practice, individually and collectively, through a critical lens. For more information about our keynote speaker, take a look at www.emilydrabinski.com and follow her on Twitter @edrabinski.
Selected speakers will give short (5-7 minute) presentations on one of the following topics, or another related topic:
- #critlib in info lit instruction
- #critlib in tech services/cataloging
- #critlib in university community context
- #critlib in special collections
- #critlib in public library settings
If you are interested in giving a Lightning Talk, please send a title and a brief summary of your talk to Sarah Gilchrist (email@example.com) by October 24, 2016.
Register for the workshop here.
Contact for general information: Claire Holmes
September 24, 2015Posted by on
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 13, 2014Posted by on
Date: Friday, November 14th, 2014; Time: 8:30am – 3:15pm
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
ACRL-MD’s fall program, planned in collaboration with MILEX (Maryland Information Literacy Exchange) members, offers perspectives from some of your Maryland colleagues on the changing roles of libraries and librarians in academic communities. Talks address new pedagogical approaches in library instruction, 3D printing and library spaces, DDA programs for addressing user needs, enhancing user experience, usage statistics for better decision making, and student involvement in creating digital exhibits.
Panel: New Pedagogical Approaches in Information Literacy
Cinthya Ippoliti (Oklahoma State University) and Sara Hudson (George Mason University)
FY programs at UMD
Gergana Kostova (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
The Rocky Road to the Flipped Classroom: A Case Study of an “Independent” Library Instruction
Claire Holmes (Towson University)
Universal Design for Learning and Information Literacy Instruction
Panel: Working with New Materials, Formats and Tools
Karen Quinn-Wisniewski (Community College of Baltimore County)
Formats of Library Resources in Information Literacy Instruction
Bohyun Kim (University of Maryland, Baltimore)
Heuristic Evaluation in Reverse for UX Improvement
Randy Lowe (Frostburg University)
Effectively Applying Usage Statistics in E-Resource Collection Development
Chella Vaidyanathan (John Hopkins University)
Archiving Student Life: A Digital Exhibit Created by Johns Hopkins University Students
September 15, 2014Posted by on
Date: Friday, November 14th, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 3:15pm
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
ACRL-MD’s fall program, planned in collaboration with MILEX (Maryland Information Literacy Exchange) members, offers perspectives from some of your Maryland colleagues on the changing roles of libraries and librarians in academic communities. Come hear the views and experiences of local academic librarians and share your own ideas in lively discussion. Talks will address new pedagogical approaches in library instruction, 3D printing in library spaces, DDA programs for addressing user needs, enhancing user experience, usage statistics for better decision making, and student involvement in creating digital exhibits.
This program has been approved for 4.5 contact hours. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.
8:30-9:00 – Arrival & Breakfast
9:00-9:15 – Introduction
9:15-10:45 – New Pedagogical Approaches in Information Literacy
Cinthya Ippoliti, Sarah Hudson (UMD) and Gergana Kostova (UMBC) will speak on applying flipped, blended and embedded approach to information literacy instruction for first year students. Claire Holmes (Towson University) will introduce the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and explore ways to incorporate it into Instructional Design.
10:45-11 – Break
11:00-12:30 – Working with New Materials, Formats and Tools
Peter Luu (UMBC) will share information about 3D printers and other related technologies that could fit in makerspaces in academic libraries. Karen Quinn-Wisniewski (CCBC) will talk about the use of various formats of library resources in higher education information literacy instruction. Steven Douglas (HSHSL, UM) will talk about the Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) programs for e-books and how this affects users and libraries.
12:30-1:30 – Lunch & Informal Discussion
1:30-2:10 – UX in Library Technology
Bohyun Kim (HSHSL, UM) will share her perspective on user experience in library technology and related new roles for libraries and librarians in addressing the user needs.
2:10-2:40 – Effective E-Resource Collection Development
Randall Lowe (Frostburg University) will speak on usage statistics and outreach techniques to engage academic departments in effective e-resource collection development.
2:40 – 3:00 – Archiving Student Life: A Digital Exhibit Created by Johns Hopkins University Students
Chella Vaidyanathan will talk about her work with a team of JHU students on digital exhibit on student life.
3:00-3:15 – Wrap-up & Evaluations
MLA and MILEX Members: $50.00; Non-members: $75.00; Students: $43.00. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering. Registration deadline: November 4th. Refunds cannot be issued after October 24th. Register at https://www.mdlib.org/happenings/register.asp .
Please indicate if you need a parking pass when registering. Parking passes will be emailed to you a few days in advance so please provide your email address when registering. You can use the top-level of the Walker Avenue Garage with a displayed parking pass. See the Campus Parking Map.
September 26, 2013Posted by on
Did you have great plans, that didn’t quite pan out the way you expected? Have you taken time, money, and effort and pushed it toward something that wasn’t nearly as successful as you’d hoped? What did you do in response? ACRL MD’s “Library Secrets” program is looking for presenters that will be able to share how they overcame an unsuccessful program, event, or other library initiative.
Interested in sharing? Submit your proposal now!
For first consideration, please submit your proposal by Tuesday, October 15th.
Help break the process and mindset of failures kept as secrets and begin to re-imagine failure as a learning moment on the road to success.
Find out more about ACRL MD’s “Library Secrets”, including how to register.
September 17, 2013Posted by on
New LOCATION (11/12/13): M.S. Eisenhower Library, Q (quad level), Johns Hopkins University – Homewood Campus (Building #24 on the campus map)
Library Secrets: Confessions of Falling Flat and How to Get Right Back Up
Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Location: M.S. Eisenhower Library, Q (quad level), Johns Hopkins University – Homewood Campus (Building #24 on the campus map)
Academic librarians are constantly creating new programming and utilizing new technologies to engage our users. But, despite our best efforts, things don’t always go as planned – we don’t reach the number of people we were hoping to, a tried-and-true idea becomes tiring, or the technology we used created unexpected challenges. How do we talk about these misses, and more importantly, what are we learning from them that enables us to be more successful the next time? Tracy Gosson, CEO of Sagesse marketing firm in Baltimore and creator of LiveBaltimore.com, will start our ACRL MD fall program by discussing her experiences with; creative risk-taking, when it’s time to change direction, and how to have a healthy relationship with our missteps. We’ll spend time discussing our professional culture and confessing our own missteps. After lunch, three presenters share a time when things didn’t go as planned, and what their next steps are: Pamela Flinton from Goucher on “Research Nook, Lost Nook – When It Just Doesn’t Come Together,” Joanna Gadsby from UMBC on ““Time to Twerk It! Shifting Roving Reference so that it Actually (t)works,” and Jake Berg from Trinity Washington University on “Elizabethtown: Embedded Librarianship as Overreach.” Sharon Epps, Head of Employee Development and Faculty Services at the University of Maryland’s University Libraries will speak in the afternoon on how to have a healthy attitude about failure, especially at a time when libraries are trying innovating ideas.
After the program, at 4:00pm, the Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University – Homewood Campus has invited the attendees to an optional 30 minute tour of their Brody Learning Commons.
This program has been approved for 4 contact hours. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration and breakfast will open at 9:30am; the program will begin at 10am.
MLA Members, $50; Non-members, $75; Students, $42. Please indicate if you need a parking pass when registering; parking passes are limited (see below). You do not need to indicate a meal option; there will be a variety of choices for lunch including vegetarian and vegan selections. Register at https://www.mdlib.org/happenings/register.asp
Once on campus you’ll find that Hopkins is an idyllic setting, however, due to construction, as well as an active student population, you may find parking to be a challenge. In order to alleviate that stress ACRL MD has worked with JHU to acquire 20 passes; the cost of which are being absorbed by the group. The 20 passes are available free of charge on a first come, first serve basis. Once the passes are taken, you will have a few self-pay options available:
- There are meters along University Parkway that only charge $.50/hr with a max time of 4 hours but they fill up quickly.
- There is a $6 parking at the lot on 29th and Charles St., which is a 10-15 minute walk to Levering Hall.
- The most expensive, yet closest option, is at a cost of $18 for the day using visitor parking on campus http://www.parking.jhu.edu/parking_visitors.html
- Please be aware that there is a great deal of free 2 hour parking in the area, but it is heavily patrolled and ticketed once your 2 hour time has expired.