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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
The ACRL Maryland Chapter monthly virtual meeting is scheduled for this Friday, August 21 at 11:00 AM EST. Ready or not, the fall semester is upon us. This meeting will provide space to share ideas, concerns and support for peers preparing to welcome students to the academic library.
Peer Discussion: What ideas are you most excited about implementing this semester and what are you most concerned about in the current climate?
ACRL MD Virtual Business meetings are open to all. This includes new/returning ACRL MD members, non-members with interest in joining ACRL MD, library and information science students and people with zero interest in joining ACRL MD who would like to connect with colleagues.
Scholarship applications for the ACRL 2021 conference are due October 9th. All scholarships will include complimentary registration, and most will include a stipend to attend the ACRL 2021 Conference, providing a full scholarship value between $439-839, depending on registration type.
ACRL conference scholarships are available to early and mid-career librarians (0-15 years post professional library experience), library professional and support staff, library school students and recent grads, and ALA Spectrum Scholars.
It’s summer, the spring semester is over, maybe things are quieter in the library. Why not take some time for professional development? Of course, as most of you know, learning opportunities are often expensive or, if covered by your workplace, fairly limited. That is why I’ve compiled from a variety of sources a list of free upcoming webinars you might be interested in:
ALA Public Programs Office
What Is a Program, Anyway? Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs
Presenters: Carolyn Anthony, consultant and member of the standing committee of the Metropolitan Libraries Section of IFLA; Mary Davis Fournier, deputy director of the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office and director of the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA)
The Nine Competencies of Programming Librarians: Findings from NILPPA, ALA’s National Study of Library Public Programs
Presenters: Terrilyn Chun, deputy director of Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon; Mary Davis Fournier, deputy director of the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office and director of the National Impact of Library Public Programs Assessment (NILPPA)
If you don’t have a NLM/NNLM account, you can create one for free.
Session will be recorded.
Staying visible, relevant and connected with your research community: tips tools and trends from three progressive librarians
Presented by Anna Marie Johnson, head of the Scholars’ Commons at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Clare Withers, curator at the University of Pittsburgh University Library System; Katherine Stephan, research support librarian and an academic liaison librarian at Liverpool John Moores University