Business meeting minutes: August 18, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

August 18, 2017

Present: Sara Arnold-Garza, Mike Kiel, Claire Holmes, Kimberly Miller, Morgan Davis, Jean Wolf

2017-2018 meeting schedule: set for 3rd Fridays, 11 am

Journal club:  facilitator sign-ups are full, Robert Miller and Barbara Cheadle will work together to coordinate

CRAB submissions: Claire has been in touch with Monique and Sean who expressed interest and Monique may write about the Innovative Library Classroom Conference she attended.

Summer forum: ~35 attended and provided valuable feedback. ACRL MD officers are working on developing an action plan and Sara will communicate with membership soon to invite involvement in new opportunities.

MLA Conference: ACRL MD programs call has been posted and a few submissions have come in. Reminders to submit are scheduled. The conference committee is interested in a human library preconference collaboration for academic and public libraries.

Fall program planning: The Program Approval Form has been returned from MLA’s Professional Development Panel with helpful feedback. Sara will follow up to pursue reciprocal pricing with ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter. The planning committee will move to next steps as soon as the finalized program approval is received.

LLAM speaker: ACRL MD is agreeable to help promote a January program with Laura Lippman since LLAM needs to commit to selling 25 copies of the author’s book at the program. Laura Lippman has broad appeal so we can also share this info with MLA members more widely.

Next meeting Friday, Sept 15, 11 am, followed by Journal Club at 11:30-12:30 facilitated by Ed O’Donnell, UMUC

 

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Meeting and journal club dates

Mark your calendars for upcoming ACRL MD business meetings and journal club discussions. As previously, we’ll meet the 3rd Friday of every month.

Please join us, even if you’re not an ACRL MD member!

Every other month, beginning in September, our journal club discussion will follow the business meeting.

All meetings start at 11:00 AM. Login instructions for our virtual meeting software are below.

August 18, 2017
September 15, 2017 (includes journal club)
October 20, 2017
November 17, 2017 (includes journal club)
December 15, 2017
January 19, 2018 (includes journal club)
February 16, 2018
March 16, 2018 (includes journal club)
April 20, 2018
May 18, 2018 (includes journal club)
June 15, 2018
July 20, 2018 (includes journal club)

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.

ACRL-MD Forum Follow-up

Picture of paper agenda handout

Thanks to all who were able to attend our forum or streamed it at our Facebook page! Most of our agenda was made up of discussion and interaction, but the slides and handouts are available to those who want them.

ACRL MD Forum Slides (PDF)

ACRL-MD Info Summary Handout (PDF)

Many ideas were generated and we plan to use them! Keep an eye out for announcements and follow-up as we review our notes and discuss new possibilities!

If you are interested in volunteering to participate, visit our Volunteer Opportunities page.

If you have questions or need information, visit our Contact Us page.

 

Business meeting minutes: June 16, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

June 16, 2017

Present: Sara Arnold Garza, Claire Holmes, Robert Miller, Barbara Cheadle, Natalie Burclaff, Mike Kiel, Sean Hogan, Emily Gorman

Transitions: Sara Arnold Garza begins as President, Mike Kiel begins as VP/Pres Elect, Robert Miller continues as Secretary, Claire Holmes is now Past Pres

Summer Plans:

ALA, 2017: Sara AG will be attending some ACRL Chapters’ Council meetings.

  • Natalie will become Secretary of Chapters’ Council

Former & Current Leaders’ Meeting was held June 7, Towson’s Cook Library

  • Informal gathering of several previous officers
  • Took stock of historical and current organizational context
  • Discussed ACRL-MD challenges and successes
  • Preparing for Open Forum on July 28

Meeting calendar for 2017-18?

  • Check MILEX meeting schedule to avoid date conflicts

ACRL-MD Chapter Open Forum

  • July 28, 9am-noon, JHU, Homewood Campus, Levering Hall
  • Members and non-members can attend
  • Encourage your colleagues to attend
  • Virtual meeting option? (Facebook live or Skype?)
  • Pre-survey and maybe a post-survey follow-up even to people who couldn’t attend
  • TSD would be interested in working with us as we move ahead with new initiatives
    • We seek participation by academic librarians beyond reference & instruction

GOALS:

  • Network with regional academic librarians
  • Share priorities and concerns in the areas of professional development and engagement
  • Shape our local ACRL chapter to meet our needs as professionals
  • Provide opportunities to get involved with professional organization and leadership in Maryland

ACRL-MD CRAB column

  • Mike Kiel and Claire Holmes submitted a CRAB article summarizing ACRL conf
  • Call for authors: Recurring ACRL-MD CRAB column (9/5/17 is fall issue deadline)
  • Possibly column by people who went to ALA

Fall Program

  • Sara AG reached out to request speaker Lauren Pressley, ACRL president-elect
  • Volunteers needed for program planning committee
  • Tentative program date: November 6
  • Possible collaboration w/ ACRL-DVC
  • Need to submit a PDP program proposal in Aug/Sept for a Nov program
  • Possibly we could continue to collaborate with MILEX, in a way that wouldn’t involve the financial red tape
    • We don’t want to put MILEX in the position of suffering a financial loss
    • We appreciate collaboration with MILEX very much

Journal Club

  • Claire sending thank-you notes to all 2016-17 journal club facilitators
  • Need to plan 2017-2018 facilitators, call for facilitators in early fall
  • Including article authors was a bonus according to anecdotal feedback from participants
  • Robert will do informal survey of authors who participated

Next meetings:

  • July 28 (open Forum)
  • Robert will submit a schedule in early fall for 2017-18 ACRL-MD business meetings, to secure Blackboard Collaborate “space”

 

 

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:

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), June 16

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

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

“Academic Librarians’ Changing Perceptions of Faculty Status and Tenure”

Elise Silva, Quinn Galbraith, and Michael Groesbeck

(Elise and/or Quinn will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/download/16639/18085

“Evaluation of Academic Library Residency Programs in the United States for Librarians of Color”

Angela Boyd, Yolanda Blue, and Suzanne Im

(We haven’t yet heard from the authors as to whether they can join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/download/16642/18088

The articles are from the May 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:

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!