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 – shogan@ubalt.edu

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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 (lentner@Harford.edu).

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.

ACRL MD Meeting – August 21, 2020

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.

ACRL MD meets virtually here:   https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/EC703F667C5DFD7F149202D67FB9F5D6

Agenda:

  • Introductions
  • MLA 2020 & 2021 conference Updates
  • 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.

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ACRL 2021 Scholarships Available

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.

Find more information and how to apply here.

Good Luck!

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7 Upcoming FREE Webinars to Put on Your Schedule

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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)

June 10th, 11 a.m.

Details: http://ow.ly/FWTs30oIxZD

 

Utah State Library Training

The Art of Public Speaking

Presenter: Linda Bruno

June 11th, 2-3 p.m. MDT, 4-5 p.m. EST

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/usl-training-208844751

 

ALA Public Programs Office

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)

June 14th, 11 a.m. EST

Details: http://ow.ly/FWTs30oIxZD

 

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Nine Conversations that Matter to Health Sciences Librarians

Presenter: Jessica Pettitt, M.Ed., CSP

June 19th, 12 p.m. EST

Details: https://nnlm.gov/classes/diversity-equity-and-inclusion-nine-conversations-matter-health-sciences-librarians-jessica

If you don’t have a NLM/NNLM account, you can create one for free.

Session will be recorded.

 

Library Connect

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

June 27th, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Details: https://libraryconnect.elsevier.com/articles/webinar-june-27-staying-visible-relevant-and-connected-your-research-community-tips-tools

 

OCLC

Library technology planning for today and tomorrow

Presented by Diana Silveira, librarian, president of Novare Library Services, and author of Library Technology Planning for Today and Tomorrow

August 27th, 3-4 p.m. EST

Details: https://www.oclc.org/en/events/2019/Library_tech_planning_webjunction_webinar_august27.html