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Business Meeting Minutes: Jan. 20, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

January 20, 2017

Attending: Claire Holmes, Kim Miller, Pam Williams, Natalie Burclaff, Mike Kiel, Sara Arnold-Garza, Kristin Conlin, Robert Miller (notes)

New Business:

Updates on ACRL-hosted reception in Baltimore, March 24, 2017, 5:30-7pm (right before all-conference reception), Camden-Yards Marriott (one of the host hotels, walking distance from convention center)

Planning Committee: ACRL-DVC Chapter President Martha Stevenson, Claire Holmes, Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold Garza, Kim Miller

Planning Meeting held January 6 at TU

  • Collaboration and financial support from ACRL-Delaware Valley Chapter
  • Estimated guests: ~150
    • In Portland, there was good representation from regional chapters around the country
    • Portland had about 144 guests (invited about 300)
  • Fundraising campaign launched in January, with MLA admin support
  • (organizations, institutions & individuals)
  • Contributions accepted by check or portal: https://secure007.membershipsoftware.org/MLAsecure/donation_pay.asp
  • Current pledged contribution total: $5000
    • $2K from ACRL-DVC: thank you!
    • Muse Hopkins Press, CALD, and others
    • ACRL provides us with venue; we’re responsible for food & drink
  • $5000 will be enough, we estimate, which we have now. Anything above that will help add to amenities.
  • Contribution deadline: Feb 10
  • Event invitations will go out early Feb.

Feb Journal Club: 2/17/17

  • Voting is happening now for two articles
  • Robert will contact authors of the two winning articles and invite them to participate in the club

Winter Social – February 24, 2017  (Duckpin Bowling: Stoneleigh Lanes, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • Quintessential Baltimore bowling!
  • People will rsvp through Facebook or to Robert
  • We have 8 people going, 11 interested
  • Natalie will send another announcement to Marylib
  • ACRL will reimburse us for lanes, and we can offer to pay for pizza, too.
  • Family and friends are welcome!

MLA/DLA conference updates – Sara AG

  • ACRL MD will sponsor silent auction basket. Sara will ask for small donations at bowling event.
  • Program is set. Sara will finalize agreements with our speakers.
  • This year there will be a website for the conference–website is being built.
  • March 17 is last day for early-bird registration.
  • CFP is open now for poster sessions.
  • Mike Kiel is organizing pub quiz: donations of inexpensive, fun prizes are welcome
  • Conference still seeking sponsors (libraries, etc.): $250 – $10,000

ACRL-MD Recruitment Plan- any updates?

  • ACRL offers incentive to recruit new members: $10 per new member
  • We’ve planned for 10 new members
  • We hosted satellite events for librarians to gather and view ACRL e-learning webcasts for free
  • Probably in summer will get info from ACRL on new members

Summer Program: ACRL-MD Chapter Strategic Planning Meeting… date, time, location TBA

  • Usually we’ve done an unconference (last summer was the improv event–the leader will do our preconference workshop at MLA/DLA).
  • We think it’s a good time to take stock as a chapter, vis-a-vis MLA and ACRL.
    • MLA is doing strategic planning
    • We think it’s a good idea to do our own strategic planning meeting, which will be our summer event
  • Approximate date?
    • Possibly Loyola Columbia or similar location, in which case we’ll need to decide on a date
    • June or July has been our typical timing, but maybe we will want to change that for this type of planning event
      • Maybe we need to take into account MLA timeline
      • Possibly coordinate with MILEX
        • Possibly meet first on our own and then reach out to MILEX
  • Maybe use surplus money from bowling event
  • ACRL allows us to have a visit from their executive board at a planning event, so we could do that (probably a nominal fee is involved)
    • But then we’d need to have CEUs?
    • We need to discuss further

New business?

  • None

Next meetings:

  • February 17 (plus journal club)
  • March 17 (or break for ACRL?): keep meeting on calendar for now
  • April 21: debrief and discuss summer program

 

Journal club, Dec. 16: please join us!

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, Dec. 16, at 11:30 AMfor our journal club discussion. 

We will not hold a business meeting in December; our monthly business meetings will resume in January.

The journal club, facilitated this month by Natalie Burclaff, will discuss these two articles:

“Workplace Incivility and Bullying in the Library: Perception or Reality?”

Shin Freedman and Dawn Vreven

http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/6/727.abstract

“Determinants of Service Innovation in Academic Libraries through the Lens of Disruptive Innovation”

Shea-Tinn Yeh and Zhiping Walter

http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/6/795.abstract

The articles are from the November issue of College & Research Libraries. PDFs of the articles are freely available at the above links.

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: Nov. 11, 2016

ACRL MD Meeting – Agenda & Minutes

November 11, 2016

Attending: Mike Kiel, Gina Calia-Lotz, Claire Holmes, Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller (notes)

Webcast: November 16, 2-3:30pm

Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning & Info Lit

St Mary’s, TU-Northeastern, UMUC

Sara will be in touch with each site contact person the day before the event. We’ll do follow-up promotions with each registrant as per our membership-drive plan.

MLA/DLA conference updates – Sara AG

All of our programs are set; all of the presenters’ forms are in.

We will have a silent auction basket, as we’ve done in the past. Sara will provide details later.

ACRL Recruitment Plan- any updates?

The webcast on Nov. 16 is the first part of our plan, which has as its goal 10 new members.

ACRL-hosted reception in Baltimore, March 22-25, 2017

We are reviewing spaces. CALD has offered money, and we will reach out to vendors, too, for sponsorship.

Winter Social – January/February (Duckpin Bowling: Stoneleigh Lanes, Date/Time tba)

New business?

Rather than a summer program, we want to have a summer meeting to engage in strategic planning. We want to invite ACRL members from Maryland who do not belong to MLA, and structure discussions so these librarians can give us their views on how to increase membership and participation in ACRL-MD. We want to come away from the meeting with goals and an action plan.

Next meetings:

  • December 16, 2016 (includes journal club)
  • January 20, 2017

October virtual meeting & journal club

Mark your calendars to join ACRL-MD on Friday, October 21, for a quick virtual business meeting at 11:00 AM, followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us for a lively discussion!

Articles selected for the October 21st journal discussion are:

“Undergraduates’ Use of Google vs. Library Resources: A Four-Year Cohort Study”

Carol Perruso

http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/5/614.abstract

“The Value of Academic Libraries: Library Services as a Predictor of Student Retention”

Adam Murray, Ashley Ireland and Jana Hackathorn

http://crl.acrl.org/content/77/5/631.abstract

The articles are from the September issue of College & Research Libraries. PDFs of the articles are freely available at the above links.

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

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

June Virtual Meeting & Journal Club

Mark your calendars to join ACRL-MD on Friday, June 17th for a quick virtual business meeting at 11am, followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30 am-12:30pm.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us for a lively discussion!

Articles selected for the June 17th journal discussion are:

All articles are freely available online in the latest edition of College & Research LibrariesIf you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online discussion series is 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.

Reminder: Virtual business meeting and journal club today!

Remember to join ACRL-MD this Friday, April 15th for a quick virtual business meeting at 11am, followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30 am-12:30pm.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us for a lively discussion!

Articles selected for the April discussion are:

  • ​”Assessment as Action Research: Bridging Academic Scholarship and Everyday Practice” – Kara J. Malenfant, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, and Debra Gilchrist
  • “Examining the Relationship between Faculty-Librarian Collaboration and First-Year Students’ Information Literacy Abilities” – Veronica Arellano Douglas and Celia E. Rabinowitz
  • “Identifying and Articulating Library Connections to Student Success” – Lisa Massengale, Pattie Piotrowski, and Devin Savage

All articles are freely available online in the latest edition of College & Research LibrariesIf you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online discussion series is 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.

Business Meeting Minutes, February 19th, 2016

ACRL MD Business Meeting, February 19th, 2016
Attendees: Claire Holmes, Kim Miller, Natalie Burclaff, Patty MacDonald, Sara Arnold-Garza

MLA/DLA Annual Conference Updates – CH

  • ​CH working to finalize paperwork for the 8 ACRL-MD programs
  • Marketing programs
    • Need to try to appeal to academic librarians to register and attend MLA/DLA conference. Selling points may be that it is local and a good opportunity to meet other librarians. NB suggested using these points to make a and distribute a flyer.
    • Claire has a contact with DLA to help market academic library-related sessions together with DLA (about 10 total throughout conference)
    • ACRL-MD does not have silent auction contribution yet, need to collect money and other contributions. SAG suggested we may be able to collect donations at the bowling social hour tonight
    • Outlets? Blog, social media, Marylib
      • Blog: In previous years, blog posts have highlighted a different section each week, can write posts all at one time and then schedule to post throughout the next several weeks. NB will email Alison Cody to see if she will once again help with the blog posts.
      • Lanyrd: CH will check to see if she can edit programs in MLA/DLA conference, tag programs with “ACRL-MD” and then share link to distribute/market programs – MLA/DLA 2016 is not on Lanyrd yet, so we may need to create a single blog post listing all programs. CH will find out if conference is still using Lanyrd.
    • Preconference has been selected to be one of the programs specially advertised through MLA/DLA 2016 communications
  • Registration for the conference is now open
  • Volunteer sign-up is also open (e.g., silent auction, registration, book tables)

Bowling Social – Tonight!

  • 5 lanes
  • NB will be name tags and a sign, but will be leaving work around 6pm (so will be there closer to 6pm)
  • NB, CH, and others may want to bring beverages to share because the alley is BYOB. Not sure if this also extends to non-alcoholic beverages and food.
  • Someone needs to pay for lanes out of pocket, save receipt, and then reimburse through ACRL national

Scholarly Communications Roadshow – April 19th

  • USMAI and MICUA registration is now open, and a link was sent to CALD
  • March 15th – registration opens more widely, $20 covers food and overhead costs

Towson University Conference

  • ​Adam Zukowski contacted NB to see if ACRL-MD would like to participate or help
  • It would be difficult for ACRL-MD to help without filing a lot of paperwork with MLA and we probably cannot do that in the time frame needed

Remember that ACRL-MD can sponsor ACRL webinars for free

  • ​NB suggested meeting attendees should look at the list of current webinars (which is updated regularly)
  • Current webinars: http://www.ala.org/acrl/webcasts
  • We can select a webinar to create an event

Summer Unconference

  • NB will check bylaws to see how many programs we’re required to offer each year
  • Good to continue the tradition of a more casual summer unconference
  • NB will also check in with Gergana Kostova since the summer unconference is typically the immediate past president’s event
  • Unconference theme idea: If there is enough interest in scholarly communication ideas from the roadshow, the unconference may be a response to or an extensive of that theme

Reminder: February 19th Business Meeting & Article Discussion

​Reminder! Join ACRL-MD this Friday, February 19th for a quick virtual business meeting at 11am, followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30 am-12:30pm.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us to learn more about ACRL-MD and to discuss library spaces, employee well-being, and metadata!

Articles selected for the February discussion are:

  • ​”A Really Nice Spot: Evaluating Place, Space, and Technology in Academic Libraries” by Michael J. Khoo, Lily Rozaklis, Catherine Hall, and Diana Kusunoki
  • “The Impact of Faculty Status and Gender on Employee Well-being in Academic Libraries” by Quinn Galbraith, Leanna Fry, and Melissa Garrison
  • “Metadata Effectiveness in Internet Discovery: An Analysis of Digital Collection Metadata Elements and Internet Search Engine Keywords” by Le Yang

All articles are freely available online in the latest edition of College & Research LibrariesIf you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online discussion series is 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.

Virtual meeting and journal club, Feb. 19th

Please mark your calendars to join ACRL-MD on Friday, February 19th for a virtual business meeting at 11am immediately followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30-12:30pm.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us to discuss library spaces, employee well-being, and metadata!

Articles selected for the February discussion are:

  • ​”A Really Nice Spot: Evaluating Place, Space, and Technology in Academic Libraries” by Michael J. Khoo, Lily Rozaklis, Catherine Hall, and Diana Kusunoki
  • “The Impact of Faculty Status and Gender on Employee Well-being in Academic Libraries” by Quinn Galbraith, Leanna Fry, and Melissa Garrison
  • “Metadata Effectiveness in Internet Discovery: An Analysis of Digital Collection Metadata Elements and Internet Search Engine Keywords” by Le Yang

Remember, all articles may be found online in the latest edition of College & Research Libraries.

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).  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 it is your first time logging in, you’ll be prompted to first download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher. Once you have done so, you won’t need to again.