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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

Don’t miss the next free webcast – May 18th

Don’t miss ACRL MD’s next webcast gathering!

ACRL National grants chapters two free webcasts a year. The catch is we only get one log in, so we need to gather in one place to watch and discuss the webcast. So it’s a non-virtual virtual event.

Location information:

May 18, 2016: Kuhn Library and Gallery, Rm 259, UMBC [directions and parking map]

Note: We recommend carpooling; while the event is free, you’ll need to pay for guest parking.

Let us know you’re coming: RSVP

Free ACRL Webcasts, April 6 and May 18!

Votes are in, and the two free ACRL webcasts selected are:

ACRL National grants chapters two free webcasts a year. The catch is we only get one log in, so we need to gather in one place to watch and discuss the webcast. So it’s a non-virtual virtual event.

Location information:
April 6, 2016: Cook Library, ck507, Towson University [directions and parking map]

Note: We recommend carpooling; while the event is free, you’ll need to pay for guest parking.

May 18, 2016: Kuhn Library and Gallery, Admin Meeting Space, UMBC [directions and parking map]

Note: We recommend carpooling; while the event is free, you’ll need to pay for guest parking.

Let us know you’re coming: RSVP

ACRL Scholarly Communication Workshop, April 19 in Towson

The ACRL Workshop “Scholarly Communication: From Understanding to Engagement” is coming to Towson, Maryland on April 19!

This year’s workshop will focus on the themes of access, emerging opportunities, intellectual property, and engagement. We highly encourage you to attend – it’s an excellent chance to discuss and apply strategies to scholarly communication at your own institutions and with a great network of colleagues.

The event will be held in Towson University’s Union facility, with local arrangements and hosting provided by Towson’s Albert S. Cook Library. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19.

While the initial registration period registration was limited to staff working in USMAI and MICUA libraries (the sponsoring organizations), registration is now open to all academic librarians and guests.

Thanks to the generosity of event co-sponsors, the only costs to attendees are for lunch and refreshments at the event, and parking for those who wish to purchase discounted parking passes as part of their registration. The registration fee is only $19.98 and optional prepaid parking is available for $3.00.

For more information and to register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/acrl-scholarly-communications-workshop-tickets-21096321666

If you have any questions before registering, please contact Natalie Burclaff (nburclaff@ubalt.edu) or David Dahl (ddahl1@umd.edu).

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ACRL Free Webinars

Each year, the ACRL Maryland chapter receives complimentary access to two ACRL e-Learning webcast group registrations per year. This means we get one login, so we need to get together as a group to watch the webcast (we’ll bring popcorn).

ACRL e-Learning webcasts are 60-90 minutes in length. Webcasts take place in an Adobe Connect online classroom and are designed to encourage interactivity and active learning. Technical requirements include a computer with an Internet connection and speakers. ACRL e-Learning webcasts are recorded and access to the archived recording will be provided a few days after the live event.

We’ve created a poll below to vote for the webcast you’re most interested in – more get added all the time, but we need to use our complimentary access by the end of June. Vote for your top two webcasts! Full descriptions are available at http://www.ala.org/acrl/webcasts ; most webinars are from 2-3 p.m. (eastern time).

Free ACRL Webinars

The 2015 summer program is here! Register today!

During this year’s summer program “Have a Field Day: Engaging the Mind and Body for Library Staff and Patrons”, ACRL MD is diving into the research to investigate the benefits of physical activity on cognitive function, productivity, and overall health. Attendees will learn about how libraries can encourage physical activity for patrons and library staff when designing spaces, programs, and instruction. Come prepared for a day of active learning as we attempt to practice what we preach!

Have you worked on a project that will enhance the physical health and activity levels for your library staff or patrons? Complete the form below to volunteer for a lightning talk! We would love to hear about any efforts designed to get people out of their seats, no matter the learning environment.

Cost of program:

$40 for MLA members

$60 for non-members

$34 for students

The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on July 28th, 2015. It will take place at the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery on UMBC’s campus. Attendees will be e-mailed parking permits upon request.  Breakfast and lunch will be served and vegetarian options will be available.

Up for the challenge? There are two steps:

Step 1: Submit a Proposal (Optional)

This year’s program will be an action-packed day of learning and networking as we explore the impact of physical activity on workplace health and productivity. Have you successfully implemented gamification or other active learning methods in your instruction program? Has your library put on programming or designed spaces to encourage physical health and activity? Submit a proposal for a lightning talk to tell us about your project in 5 minutes or less!

Submit a topic to the organizers by July 1st if you would like to be considered for a featured lightning talk:

http://tinyurl.com/ACRLMD

Step 2: Register

After you’ve submitted your topic idea, go register for the summer program:
http://www.mdlib.org/calendar_day.asp?date=7/28/2015&event=59

We look forward to sharing and learning with you on July 28th! Register soon while seats are still available!

New Identities: Adapting the Academic Library

Program Information:

Date: Friday, November 14th, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 3:15pm
Location: Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Directions: http://aok.lib.umbc.edu/directions/

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. Come hear the views and experiences of local academic librarians and share your own ideas in lively discussion. Talks will address new pedagogical approaches in library instruction, 3D printing in library spaces, DDA programs for addressing user needs, enhancing user experience, usage statistics for better decision making, and student involvement in creating digital exhibits.

This program has been approved for 4.5 contact hours. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Program Schedule:

8:30-9:00 – Arrival & Breakfast

9:00-9:15 – Introduction

9:15-10:45 – New Pedagogical Approaches in Information Literacy
Cinthya Ippoliti, Sarah Hudson (UMD) and Gergana Kostova (UMBC) will speak on applying flipped, blended and embedded approach to information literacy instruction for first year students. Claire Holmes (Towson University) will introduce the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and explore ways to incorporate it into Instructional Design.

10:45-11 – Break

11:00-12:30 – Working with New Materials, Formats and Tools
Peter Luu (UMBC) will share information about 3D printers and other related technologies that could fit in makerspaces in academic libraries. Karen Quinn-Wisniewski (CCBC) will talk about the use of various formats of library resources in higher education information literacy instruction. Steven Douglas (HSHSL, UM) will talk about the Demand Driven Acquisition (DDA) programs for e-books and how this affects users and libraries.

12:30-1:30 – Lunch & Informal Discussion

1:30-2:10 – UX in Library Technology
Bohyun Kim (HSHSL, UM) will share her perspective on user experience in library technology and related new roles for libraries and librarians in addressing the user needs.

2:10-2:40 – Effective E-Resource Collection Development
Randall Lowe (Frostburg University) will speak on usage statistics and outreach techniques to engage academic departments in effective e-resource collection development.

2:40 – 3:00 – Archiving Student Life: A Digital Exhibit Created by Johns Hopkins University Students
Chella Vaidyanathan will talk about her work with a team of JHU students on digital exhibit on student life.

3:00-3:15 – Wrap-up & Evaluations

Registration Information:

MLA and MILEX Members: $50.00; Non-members: $75.00; Students: $43.00. Please indicate any dietary restrictions when registering. Registration deadline: November 4th. Refunds cannot be issued after October 24th. Register at https://www.mdlib.org/happenings/register.asp .

Parking Information:

Please indicate if you need a parking pass when registering. Parking passes will be emailed to you a few days in advance so please provide your email address when registering. You can use the top-level of the Walker Avenue Garage with a displayed parking pass. See the Campus Parking Map.