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“Navigating Without a Chart: Perspectives on the Basics of Acquisitions” Webcast & Discussion – Free!

ACRL Maryland is sponsoring another webcast viewing and discussion/networking event for all Maryland academic librarians! Join us to watch the ACRL webcast “Navigating Without a Chart: Perspectives on the Basics of Acquisitions” and participate in a discussion with other attendees. All are welcome; membership is not necessary.

Day: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/1Bp6CeowGFW4BDkB2

Locations:

Goucher College

Library

1021 Dulaney Valley Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Anne Arundel Community College

Truxal Library

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012

 

2017 Conference Highlights – Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Learning Outcomes Using Curriculum Mapping

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17

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Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Learning Outcomes Using Curriculum Mapping

Thursday, May 11th

1:30-2:30 pm

Presenters: Natalie Burclaff, Head of Information Literacy Initiatives, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Langsdale Library, Learning Commons, University of Baltimore, and

Kristin Conlin, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Langsdale Library, Learning Commons, University of Baltimore

Libraries are traditionally perceived as the place where information literacy originates and lives. However, there are many experiences outside the library where information literacy skills can be developed and reinforced. Curriculum mapping identifies places where information literacy skills are practiced, or could be embedded, outside traditional library information instruction sessions. This discussion and presentation will describe how one university used curriculum mapping to integrate information literacy goals into the larger academic environment (or “educational process”) experience. Learn different approaches to curriculum mapping, discuss the benefits and limitations, and create your own maps which will lay the framework for a holistic approach to information literacy education.

2017 Conference Highlights – Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17

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Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use

Thursday, May 11th

10:45-11:45 am

Presenters: Cynthia Steinhoff, Library Director, Anne Arundel Community College and
Dr. Jessica Rabin, Professor of English, Anne Arundel Community College

At a Maryland community college, the Writing Center, English and Communications Department, and Library have partnered recently in a number of innovative ways to support academic integrity and teach information literacy skills to students, skills that are crucial to their academic and professional success. Projects have included collaborating to offer research services to students through the college’s Virtual Writing Center and working together to teach students how to use the citation guideline provided in the new, 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. Learn directly from two partners, a librarian and an English writing instructor, about the strategies they have used to establish healthy partnerships and successfully manage unknowns, such as appropriate staffing levels during start-up. The last part of the program is a moderated discussion for participants to share ways in which their libraries may have partnered (or would like to partner) with other stakeholders in support of ethical student use of information.

2017 Conference Highlights – Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17

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Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project
Thursday, May 11th
9-10 am
Presenters: Robert Miller, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland, University College, and Sandie Friedman, Director, University Writing Program, George Washington University

Librarians help students find sources for a research project; but frequently, we have to help students think of ways to use those sources as well. In this presentation, a librarian and an academic writing instructor give their perspectives on guiding students through the research-to-writing process. The librarian will discuss how to recognize, during a reference transaction, when a student needs help integrating a source into a research project (even if the student can’t articulate that need). The academic writing instructor will present strategies for helping students incorporate sources into their writing, such as the BEAM rubric and Joseph Harris’s “moves” for entering a scholarly conversation. These strategies address higher-order skills that college students need to master, including critically examining and employing a theoretical approach in an essay. Attendees will have opportunities to share their experiences with student research-to-writing and will come away with tools to help students use sources effectively.

2017 Conference Highlights – Improving Communication through Improv

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. The conference will be held May 10-12 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina in Cambridge, MD. For more information on the conference, please take a look at the conference website. To register, visit the MLA conference page. And follow along on social media at #MLADLA17

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Improving Communication through Improv
Wednesday, May 10th
1-3pm
Presenter: Bridget Cavaiola, a San Diego based educator, improviser, and facilitator and the former Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn to enhance their communication skills via the fundamental elements of improvisation: listen, agree and add. The workshop is designed to meet the needs of people in a variety of workplace roles and across the spectrum of social comfort! Join Bridget Cavaiola, an educator and improviser in a fun, creative, workshop designed to get you thinking on your feet, listening proactively, collaborating, and using the techniques improvisers use to create comedy to enact effective communication in your workplace.

 

“Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning and Information Literacy” Webcast & Discussion – Free!

ACRL Maryland is sponsoring a webcast viewing and discussion/networking event for all Maryland academic librarians! Visit us at one of 3 locations to watch the ACRL webcast “Connecting Pedagogies: Service Learning and Information Literacy” and participate in a discussion with other attendees. All are welcome; membership is not necessary.

Day: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/nG0o8IVO2ZQPoUyC2

Locations:

St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Building 21
Library Board Room, 222

47645 College Dr
St Marys City, MD 20686

Towson University Northeastern Campus
Enter and check-in at the front desk.

510 Thomas Run Rd
Bel Air, MD 21015

UMUC Academic Center at Largo
Enter and check-in at the front desk.

1616 McCormick Drive
Largo, MD 20774

Fall Program: Considering #CritLib. Still Time to Register!

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries
Friday, November 11, 2016
9:30am-3:15pm

Loyola University Maryland – Columbia campus
Register Online

Join us as we examine librarianship, individually and collectively, through a critical lens. Emily Drabiniski, one of the leading voices in the Critical Librarianship movement, will share the history of the #critlib movement and perspectives on the intersections between librarianship and social justice, delving into topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to information literacy instruction and metadata. Next, the workshop will feature a selection of Lightning Talks by regional librarians involved in the #critlib community, followed by small group conversations. This program is presented by the academic library division of MLA, ACRL MD, and the Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX).

In addition, lightning talks will be given on the following topics:

·         LCSH vs tagging: Identity in the LBGTQ materials and resources – John Bartles, Prince George’s Community College

·         Critical pedagogy: Culturally-responsive teaching in libraries – Gina Calia-Lotz, Harford Community College

·         Discussion of the creation of the same-sex relationship guide at Jones Day – Cameron Gowan, Jones Day law firm

·         #Critlib in context: a brief history of library access for people of color – Alyse Minter, Towson University

·          Culturally-competent library services- Dennis Nangle. Maryland State Department of Education

·         The Human Library: Growing student voices and community thru conversation – Laksamee Putnam, Towson University

·         Including the library: #CritLib for all of us – Shannon Simpson, Johns Hopkins University

·         Foucault’s research process: Method of research based on philosophical and critical models – Jordan Sly, University of Maryland

·         A laborious issue: Part-time employment and the library workforce – Zara Wilkinson, Rutgers University

Register today! Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

All are invited to join us for an exciting Fall Program sponsored by ACRL-MD:

Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries

The academic library division of MLA, ACRL-MD, is partnering with the Maryland Information Literacy Exchange (MILEX) to bring keynote speaker, Emily Drabinski to our region. One of the leading voices in the Critical Librarianship movement, Drabinski is the Coordinator of Library Instruction at Long Island University, Brooklyn, and an adjunct faculty member at Pratt Institute. She is a prolific author, editor, and speaker on social justice and librarianship and she is an active voice in the #critlib social media community.

Friday, November 11, 2016
9:30am-3:15pm
(Lunch will be provided.)
Loyola University – Columbia campus
$60 MLA members’ registration fee

Register for the workshop here.

Drabinski will share the history of the #critlib movement and perspectives on the intersections between librarianship and social justice, delving into topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to information literacy instruction and metadata.

Next, the workshop will feature a selection of Lightning Talks by regional librarians involved in the #critlib community. Lightning Talk speakers will lead workshop attendees into smaller affinity group conversations designed to focus on the areas within the wide span of librarianship, including public and school libraries.

Join us as we examine our practice, individually and collectively, through a critical lens. For more information about our keynote speaker, take a look at www.emilydrabinski.com and follow her on Twitter @edrabinski.

If you are interested in giving a lightning talk, please send a brief summary of your talk to Sarah Gilchrist (sgilchrist@towson.edu) by October 24, 2016.

Selected speakers will give short (5-7 minute) presentations on one of the following suggested topics, or another #critlibrelated topic:

  • #critlib in info lit instruction
  • #critlib in tech services/cataloging
  • #critlib in university community context
  • #critlib in special collections
  • #critlib in public library settings

Register for the workshop here.
Contact for general information: Claire Holmes

MD TECH CONNECT 2016 Conference: CFP

Though ACRL MD is not a sponsor of this awesome event, we are eager to bring it your attention.

Here is the CFP and contact info:

MD TECH CONNECT 2016

“Ideas into Action” 

MDLIBTECH, a committee under the Maryland State Library, is seeking proposals for Affinity Group Facilitators and Exposition Participants for December 2, 2016 Maryland Tech Connect 2016 event which will be hosted by the Priddy Library at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.  The event will be open to technologists, technology enthusiasts, and technology policy makers from public, academic, school, and special libraries.  We are seeking exhibitors and presenters from inside and outside of the library profession. We welcome presenters from Maryland, DC and Virginia.

Call for Exhibitors/Expo-presenter

Library staff and technology vendors are invited to exhibit/showcase new and forthcoming disruptive technologies.

Ex/ Virtual reality, instructional technology, technology related to collaboration and creativity, consumer technologies that could impact library services

Please provide:

The name of your organization and a brief description of the technology you will be showcasing, contact information, and whether you will need a table and/or an electrical outlet.

Application Deadline is September 30, 2016.  FILL OUT FORM

Selected exhibitors will be notified by October 17, 2016 of inclusion in the event.

For inquires, contact Jennifer Falkowski, 301-884-0436, jfalkowski@somd.lib.md.us.

Call for Affinity Group Facilitators

An affinity group is a group of individuals organized around a common topic of interest.  We invite facilitators with a topic they would like to share to submit their proposed topic for inclusion in the MDLIBTECH event.  Facilitators will be asked to present a lightning talk at the beginning of the day to spark interest in their topic.  They will then be given 30 minutes for the group discussion to be divided into a 15 minute presentation on a technology project followed by 15 minutes of discussion.  The technology project may or may not be included in the expo.

The planning committee invites proposals that relate to an emerging consumer or library technology, library technology best practices, or disruptive technologies.  Ex/ Virtual reality, instructional technology, technology related to collaboration and creativity, consumer technologies that could impact library services.  Special consideration will be given to facilitators who can exhibit the technology in the expo.

Application deadline is September 30, 2016.  FILL OUT FORM

Selected facilitators will be notified by October 17, 2016.

For inquires, contact Jennifer Falkowski, 301-884-0436, jfalkowski@somd.lib.md.us.

 

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