Fall Program: Considering #CritLib. Still Time to Register!

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries
Friday, November 11, 2016
9:30am-3:15pm

Loyola University Maryland – Columbia campus
Register Online

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

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

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

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
9:30am-3:15pm
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 (sgilchrist@towson.edu) by October 24, 2016.

Register for the workshop here.

Contact for general information: Claire Holmes

Draft agenda (pdf)

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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

New Identities: Adapting the Academic Library – Presentations

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

Afternoon Session:

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

 

 

New Identities: Adapting the Academic Library

Program Information:

Date: Friday, November 14th, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 3:15pm
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Directions: http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/directions/

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.

Program Schedule:

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

Registration Information:

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 .

Parking Information:

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.

Call for Proposals: ACRL MD’s “Library Secrets”

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.