Registration is open for our winter 2023 Presidential Program!

Register here for our January 19th Virtual Program

ACRL MD New Opportunities for Academic Libraries: Student Success and the Student Employee

Start Date: 1/19/2023 10:15 AM EST
End Date: 1/19/2023 12:30 PM EST

Online Via Zoom

Student academic success, engagement, and career readiness are high priorities for colleges and universities. Academic libraries often work to support these priorities through resources, services, and spaces for student users, but fewer libraries consider the impact that student employment and other student contributions in the library can have in these areas. Carissa Tomlinson, Director of Student Experience, Learning, & Outreach at the University of Minnesota Libraries will present recent research in this area along with case studies highlighting creative opportunities for academic libraries to support students in new ways. Participants will then hear from a panel of library workers, who work closely with student staff in a variety of ways and share practical ideas and approaches. 

MLA Members  $12.50
Non-Members  $18.75

Virtual Event. ACRL MD Presents - New Opportunities for Academic Libraries: Student Success and the Student Employee. january 19, 2023 10:15am.

Call for Proposals!

The Maryland Chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL MD) is excited to invite proposals for our division to sponsor at the Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, on May 5 – 7, 2021 as we explore Libraries Without Limits.

Submit Proposals Here

Proposals are due by 11:59pm on September 18th and will undergo a double blind peer-review.  If you have any questions about ACRL MD’s proposal process or our programs for the annual conference, please contact Sean Hogan –


Get Involved with ACRL MD!

Looking for an opportunity to engage with ACRL-MD and support peer scholarship? Look no further…

ACRL-MD is sponsoring three sessions in the MLA/DLA Virtual 2020 Conference and is calling for volunteers to provide virtual production assistance. These sessions will be held via Zoom on the following days:

If you have interest and availability, please contact Lois Entner for details (

Register for MLA/DLA 2020 here

ACRL-MD is currently accepting proposals for the MLA/DLA 2021 conference. Submit your idea by September 18, 2020.

What if… you have a blast with ACRL MD at MLA/DLA 2019?!

ACRL MD annual conference program social mediaACRL MD is thrilled to sponsor seven programs at the MLA/DLA 2019 annual conference, May 1st – 3rd in Cambridge, MD. Each week leading up to the conference we’ll feature one of our programs. Can’t wait? Here’s a complete list of ACRL MD-sponsored programs.

What if…

Ready to join us?!

See the full program schedule, and register to attend, on the MLA/DLA 2019 conference site.

Deadline Extended! Submit your proposals for ACRL-MD programs at MLA/DLA 2019

Are you excited to plan for next year’s conference? ACRL-MD is, too! We’ve extended our proposal deadline – more information about the conference theme, etc. will be forthcoming from the MLA/DLA conference committee, but we thought we’d give you a head start on your session brainstorming.

ACRL-MD Call for Proposals: ACRL-MD sessions for the Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association Conference 2019

Deadline: September 3rd EXTENDED to September 10th, 2018, 11:59pm

Submit your proposal here!

The Maryland chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL-MD) is excited to invite proposal for our division to sponsor at the Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, on May 1 – 3, 2019.

Proposals are due by 11:59pm on September 3rd 10th and will undergo a double blind peer-review.  If you have any questions about ACRL-MD’s proposal process or our programs for the annual conference, please contact Kimberly Miller ( or 410-704-6324).

Evolve at MLA/DLA 2018: Trends Designs and Strategies for Digital Scholarship Services

This week we’re highlighting a program focuses on digital scholarship and services related to it. Ingrid Hseih-Yee from the University of Maryland will outline characteristics of digital scholarship and trends in services that she has identified in a recent research project. Her co-presenter, Jennifer Fagan will discuss how a federal library supports researchers through the entire research cycle, including a bibliometrics program and author services. Come and share your experiences with digital scholarship support services and discuss design and implementation problems!

The MLA/DLA conference is just two weeks away click here to register!

Seeking contributions to MLA’s CRAB newsletter!

Interested in writing an article for the next issue of the CRAB, MLA’s quarterly newsletter? Our goal is to include regular contributions from ACRL-MD members, in order to share academic library experiences and perspectives with Maryland’s wider library community. Please contact Monique Clark ( and Claire Holmes ( if you are interested in writing about Maryland’s academic libraries and librarians for the CRAB.

General CRAB publishing details:
Editor: Annette Haldeman

CRAB Deadlines:
Winter issue – December 5
Spring issue – March 5
Summer issue – June 5
Fall issue – September 5

Coverage Possibilities:
MLA division, committee or interest group news.
Reports on programs and workshops of interest to librarians in Maryland.
News about Maryland libraries and people.
Articles on issues concerning libraries and librarianship in Maryland.
Reviews of books and other materials, based on their local and state interest will be considered for publication.


Business Meeting Minutes: Sept. 15, 2017


Meeting Agenda

September 15, 2017

Present: Sara Arnold-Garza, Robert Miller, Monique Clark, Terry Darr, David Dahl, Mike Kiel, Claire Holmes, Danielle Whren Johnson, Natalie Burclaff, Barbara Cheadle, Sean Hogan, Jean Wolf

MLA Conference updates

CFP closed, we have eleven submissions. Two may have been submitted mistakenly to us–they don’t seem geared toward academic librarianship. We’ll reach out to those submitters to clarify what they want to do with their proposals.

Mike is working on Human Library event.

Fall program, 11/6/17

CFP is open now for lightning talks and “deep dives.” Deadline is Sept. 24. We could possibly extend the deadline a week or two.

Claire is working on food. She’ll present options soon.

CRAB publication contributions

Monique and Claire are working on a process to encourage and organize ACRL MD submissions to CRAB. We can let academic librarians know when the deadlines are and what the submission process is. We hope to have more regular contributions by ACRL MD or by academic librarians in general.

We have submitted an article for the fall issue.

CRAB is quarterly. We hope to create a “bank” of topics and contributors, to help plan submissions and meet deadlines. We want to have a good idea of who’s submitting, what their topics are, and we want to help make sure that contributors meet deadlines. We can also propose ideas, review drafts, etc.

We want to have a point person who will make sure that we have an article coming up for each new issue–Monique and Claire will fill that function

Next step will be to put a link on our blog to a Google doc, where authors can sign up, propose topics, etc.

Work groups update

Sara will keep the call open to form work groups. She hasn’t received a lot of responses yet. We’ll move forward as more volunteers contact Sara.

Work groups are:

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

Work groups are fluid–after a group forms, the members might even change the direction of the group.

ACRL Assessment in Action Workshop, 11/17/17

USMAI reached out to ACRL MD and CALD for collaboration/support.

We should have a point person for ACRL MD to work on planning. Volunteers can contact Sara and David Dahl.

Next meeting

Friday, October 20, 11 am


Apply for an MLA Educational Grant – Deadline July 15th

The MLA Professional Development Panel encourages MLA members to submit an application for an MLA Educational Grant.

Grants provide financial support to MLA members for their professional development. Applications are reviewed twice per year. The next deadline for submission is July 15, 2017.

The application process is competitive. Full instructions and details about qualifying activities, award amounts, and selection criteria can be found on the application form: Membership in MLA for a minimum of 6 months prior to the date of application is required.


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