Business Meeting Minutes: March 16, 2018

ACRL MD
Meeting Agenda
March 16, 2018

Present: Mike Kiel, Robert Miller, Sara Arnold-Garza, Claire Holmes, Regina Rose, Danielle Whren Johnson, Barbara Cheadle, Natalie Burclaff, Alyse Minter, Jordan Sly

Update on June program planning

  • National Gallery of Art in DC, June 14
  • We have tour of the Cezanne exhibition at 10:30 am
  • Tour of NGA library after lunch
  • The tours are free; lunch is self-pay
  • We will try to organize groups for lunch, based on where they want to eat
  • Also we will try to facilitate travel groups, car pools
  • We’ll start advertising soon

Mention of CRAB submission and chapter topic newsletter item

  • We’ve submitted a brief article about our bowling event, with photos, for the upcoming Crab.
  • Ideas for future articles are welcome. (Deadline for our next submission is June 5). Please contact Claire Holmes and Monique Clark
  • Natalie and Mike also submitted an article about our bowling event to the ACRL Chapters Council website. ACRL Chapters will continue to solicit contributions. The site will be a resource for chapters to share ideas. In the future, we could contribute something about the journal club.

2017-2018 chapter allotment finalized at $297, including new member bonus. $231 spent on bowling – ideas for remainder?

  • Possibly a “scholarship” for people to use for transportation money to attend our spring program
  • Possibly some sort of small gifts for people who attend spring program
  • Possibly use for MLA/DLA gift basket

Auction basket update from Regina

  • There are various options to send gift cards to Regina, including sending her money via PayPal
  • We need suggestions for raising funds for the basket; we need to advertise it more
  • Even if we have a small basket, we need to contribute it. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be an actual basket.
  • Regina and Sara will plan a communications schedule

Work groups

  • We haven’t had a lot of response or volunteers
  • We need to consider how to proceed
  • We would like to create a membership/outreach plan next year. That plan might involve a work group, or it might take some other form.

MLA/DLA

  • Mike might need someone to be at the Human Libraries preconference workshop, if he can’t be, just to be present and hand out certificates of presentation at the end

Maryland Day Volunteers needed

  • Saturday, April 28, at UMD College Park.
  • Maryland Library Association (MLA), Citizens for Maryland Libraries (CML), and Maryland AskUsNow!
  • Interested in volunteering with us? Please email jthompson@carr.org with the following:
    • Your name
    • Your email
    • Your cell phone number
    • Hours that you would like to be there (setup is 9:00-10:00 am; festival runs 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Next meeting

  • April 20
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Meeting and journal club (with authors!), March 16

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, March 16, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AMfollowed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion. 

We’re pleased to have authors join us for the journal club, to enliven and deepen our discussion, which will be facilitated by Jordan Sly of University of Maryland College Park. We will discuss these two articles:

“The Practice and Promise of Critical Information Literacy: Academic Librarians’ Involvement in Critical Library Instruction”

Eamon C. Tewell

(Eamon will join us)

Full text: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16616

“A Collaborative, Trilateral Approach to Bridging the Information Literacy Gap in Student Writing”

Trenia Napier, Jill Parrott, Erin Presley, Leslie Valley

(Trenia will join us)

Full text: https://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16609

The articles are from the January issue of College & Research Libraries.

If you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online meetings and discussion series are free and open to all.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A  (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  There has been an update to MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate which may require you to download a file. This is automatic when you click on the link to enter the virtual meeting room. If you do not have administrator privileges for your computer (cannot download software files), please contact your IT department. Here are the instructions with more details. You may contact BlackBoard Collaborate Technical Support if you have any problems – please let them know that your organization is “Maryland Libraries” – 1-877-382-2293.

When you join the meeting, 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.

If you are new to using Blackboard Collaborate, you may find this Quick Start page helpful.

Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:

Business Meeting Minutes: Feb. 16, 2018

ACRL MD Business Meeting

February 16, 2018

Agenda

Attending: Robert Miller, Mike Kiel, Regina Rose, Andrea Craley, Natalie Burclaff, Monique Clark

Come bowling!

  • Stoneleigh Lanes, Towson, tonight, Feb. 16, 6:30-8:30
  • Good way to network!
  • ACRL MD pays for the lanes
  • Bring your friends and families

Spring program update

  • Claire and Robert are working with the National Gallery of Art library to confirm a date in mid-June
  • Program will be a tour of the library in the morning, then a break for lunch followed by a tour of the art galleries themselves

MLA/DLA Annual Conference

  • Everything is set up
  • We’re in PR mode: Mike will start advertising the event on our blog
  • Conference and hotel registration are open
  • Come to our shared pre-conference on Human Libraries
    • Think about volunteering as a human book at MLA/DLA
  • We’ll be looking for donations for the silent auction donation basket
    • We’ll start collecting money at duckpin bowling tonight, and later we’ll send out a call
    • Regina will coordinate the basket
    • Theme possibilities are wide ranging: coffee, tea, books promoting diversity, local beers

What went down at Midwinter

  • ACRL Chapters Council
    • Natalie is secretary
  • We can always have up to two representatives attend
  • Because of the financial obligation of having to attend midwinter, the Chapters Council will permit virtual attendance next year via a hybrid meeting
  • Some chapters budget for someone to attend ALA annual and midwinter
  • ACRL 2019 will be in Cleveland
    • May 4 deadline for contributed paper, panel session, pre-conference and workshop proposals
    • October 12 deadline for poster session, roundtable discussion, TechConnect and virtual conference webcast proposals
  • Scholarships and grants available
  • How do we get people more involved: virtual options
  • Contact your local representative about IMLS funding
  • Lisa Nickel of VA chapter wants to collaborate with us on different projects

Ideas and goals for next year

  • Mike will have to submit yearly plan to MLA
  • Work with ACRL VA chapter
  • A group to do advocacy and go to Legislative Day
    • Going alone might be intimidating, so a group would be great
  • Inclusion: Library students, new librarians, librarians from under-represented groups–how to involve them in our programming, conversations, outreach
  • Using potential of MLA–collaborate with other divisions on, for example, inclusion, to make sure the profession grows in a positive and diverse way
  • Please let Mike know if you have any ideas for next year

Next meeting

  • March 16, including journal club

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), January 19

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, January 19, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AMfollowed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion. 

We’re pleased to have authors join us for the journal club, to enliven and deepen our discussion, which will be facilitated by Barbara Cheadle of Bowie State University. We will discuss these two articles:

“Resource Delivery and Teaching in Live Chat Reference: Comparing Two Libraries”

Paula R. Dempsey

(Paula will join us)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16787

“Preference vs. Authority: A Comparison of Student Searching in a Subject-Specific Indexing and Abstracting Database and a Customized Discovery Layer”

Sarah P. C. Dahlen & Kathlene Hanson

(Both Sarah and Kathlene will join us)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16786

The articles are from the November issue of College & Research Libraries.

If you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online meetings and discussion series are free and open to all.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A  (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  There has been an update to MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate which may require you to download a file. This is automatic when you click on the link to enter the virtual meeting room. If you do not have administrator privileges for your computer (cannot download software files), please contact your IT department. Here are the instructions with more details. You may contact BlackBoard Collaborate Technical Support if you have any problems – please let them know that your organization is “Maryland Libraries” – 1-877-382-2293.

When you join the meeting, 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.

If you are new to using Blackboard Collaborate, you may find this Quick Start page helpful.

Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:

Business Meeting Minutes: Dec. 15, 2017

ACRL MD
Meeting Agenda
December 15, 2017

Attending: Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold-Garza, Terry Darr, Danielle Wren-Johnson, Sean Hogan, Robert Miller, Mike Kiel, Kim Miller, Regina Rose

MLA Conference updates

All of our programs have been assigned slots, consecutively in one track.

There is one program from ACRL Delaware which runs concurrently with one of ours.

We should plan to highlight our programs with blog posts.

We’ll look at previous years in the blog to see how we done it in the past.

CFP for posters will come in January.

Letter of support from for 2023 conference in Pittsburgh

ACRL requested a letter of support from ACRL MD and other nearby state chapters.

Sara has written the letter and submitted it.

ACRL Budget Allocation

We’re still waiting for info.

We will get an allocation of $277 from ACRL.

They also have a membership recruitment program that can garner us more money.

We’re not sure if the $277 already includes membership recruitment.

Sara is working on that and will report back to us.

Winter Social

We’ve done duckpin bowling in January or February, usually on a Friday night, at Stoneleigh Lanes in Towson.

We could also try the lanes near Patterson Park.

We’re open to other duckpin locations and also entirely other ideas for the social, too.

Happy hours aren’t really as family friendly.

Maybe indoor miniature golf.

Maybe Dave & Buster’s or similar arcade type thing; maybe a Dave and Buster’s that includes bowling. We would have to find out if they have age restrictions.

We’ll look into different options, costs, and maybe we’ll do a poll on the blog.

We welcome volunteers to help work on the winter social–please contact Sara Arnold-Garza.

Spring Program Planning meeting scheduled for January (Still time to join!)

We’ve started preliminary planning.

We might try a library tour.

We’ll see if it will actually be in the spring or if it will be more of a summer event.

We still welcome volunteers to help with planning–please contact Sara.

Next meeting & journal club – Friday January 19

We’ll announce the two winning articles and the visiting authors on the blog and on marylib listserv.

Replay our November journal club

If you couldn’t join us on November 16 for our online journal club, don’t worry. . . .

You can listen to a recording!

Facilitated by Terry Darr of Loyola Blakefield, our meeting featured two visiting authors. We discussed these articles:

“An Investigation of Factors Impacting the Wellness of Academic Library Employees”
Leo S. Lo, Bethany Herman
(Bethany joined us)
Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16736

“The Impact of Academic Library Resources on Undergraduates’ Degree Completion”
Krista M. Soria, Jan Fransen, Shane Nackerud
(Shane joined us)
Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16737

Click here to login into Blackboard Collaborate and hear the recording.

When you sign in, it might say “invalid email address,” but just ignore that and click “View Recording.” Once you are inside the Blackboard Collaborate room, you may need to use the audio setup wizard to hear the recording:

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Business Meeting Minutes: Nov. 16, 2017

ACRL Maryland
Meeting Agenda
November 16, 2017

Attending: Terry Darr, Robert Miller, Regina Rose, Sara Arnold-Garza, Mike Kiel, Claire Holmes, Danielle Wren-Johnson, Kim Miller, Natalie Burclaff

MLA updates
MLA on-target with their budget.
MLA task group is examining costs of programs, membership fees, etc.

  • Claire is ACRL MD representative.
  • By March or so, group will issue recommendations that hopefully will be approved in MLA May business meeting.

MLA seeks greater member participation regarding library advocacy.

MLA Conference updates
Silent auction basket–we’ll start planning for that.
Social networking events–more variety this year: pub quiz, games, karaoke.
Link to hotel reservations will be published soon.
We will suggest some of our programs to be highlighted by MLA in its conference publicity.

Fall program debrief
43 registrants.
Lauren Pressley keynote was interesting and very useful.
Diverse set of presentations met a lot of different librarians’ needs (not just reference & instruction).
We’ll have a blog post with links to slides and summaries.
We had positive feedback on the location.

ACRL NJ publication
They contacted us for a writeup on our activities–Claire submitted that.
One of our annual goals is for Maryland academic librarians to gain visibility in our state and beyond, and our item for ACRL NJ met that goal.

Work groups
We are looking for volunteers to join our work groups on the following topics:

  • Membership/outreach
  • Social/networking
  • Scholarship/sponsorship
  • Mentoring/job shadow
  • CRAB submissions

We want more people involved, and the work groups offer opportunities to participate in less formal, low pressure ways.
Work groups have autonomy–they decide on their own agenda, how much time individuals will commit, etc.

Spring program planning committee
Please contact Sara if you want to join.
We’re still brainstorming ideas for a program, perhaps a library tour.

Midwinter attendance
Natalie will be representing our chapter and has been elected secretary of the chapter council.
The council meeting is open to everyone.

Mike’s lightning talk on research replication
At our fall program, Mike proposed that Maryland librarians team up to replicate studies published in the library literature.
Multiple people have already contacted Mike about it.
Please be in touch with him if you’re interested.

Next meeting date
Friday, December 15, 2017, 11:00