Do you practice every-day academic library advocacy? We’re looking for speakers to share experiences or projects that required advocating on behalf of yourself, your library or your students along with best practices or lessons learned. These lightning talks will be 5-7 minutes long followed by a brief Q&A.
To submit your interest in presenting, please fill out our Google Form. The deadline for submissions is February 28, 2020 March 6th, 2020.
What do you think of when you think about “library advocacy?” While many libraries find themselves needing to connect with stakeholders such as legislators and voters, academic library advocacy is less likely to target these same groups. Academic library personnel routinely need to advocate for the library as an essential contributor to their college or university’s mission, in addition to advocating for their own unique functional role as an individual library worker. But this typically means advocating for themselves, their students and other campus community members, and their library with a wide variety of colleagues and administrators.
Coffee and light refreshments will be served as we explore what it means to be an “academic library advocate” from a variety of perspectives. Dr. Lucy Holman, University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and former Dean of Libraries at the University of Baltimore, will share an administrator’s perspective on current advocacy issues and methods. Participants will have the opportunity to begin crafting their own advocacy narrative tailored for their networks during activities throughout the day. We hope you will join us for an engaging event!
Have you ever wondered how you can be a better library advocate? Perhaps you want to communicate your library’s story to administrators or future donors. Or maybe you want to learn more about talking to your legislative representatives about funding for K-12 and higher education, public libraries, and other organizations or programs. ACRL-MD is planning a professional development program to target these needs. But first, we need your help!
ACRL-MD is searching for 2-3 volunteers for our program planning committee. If you’re interested in this topic, would like to learn more about program planning, or want an easy way to become involved with ACRL-MD, we hope you’ll volunteer. Please email Kim Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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
ACRL 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.
Eighteen librarians enjoyed our spring program, a morning guided tour of the National Gallery of Art and an afternoon tour of the National Gallery’s library.
Heartfelt thanks go out to National Gallery Reference Librarian Anne Simmons, who arranged our visit. We also got to meet the following museum staff members, who shared their expertise and love of art and art librarianship with us:
Heidi Applegate, Guest Lecturer
Roger Lawson, Executive Librarian
Yuri Long, Rare Book Librarian
Gregory PJ Most, Chief of Library Image Collections
We hope that the following photos convey how much fun we had and how much we learned! And we hope to see you in a few months for our fall program, which we’ll begin planning shortly.
We got to see the only Leonardo da Vinci painting owned by a museum in the Americas:
Dr. Heidi Applegate introduced us to 18th-century French painting:
Anne Simmons and Roger Lawson welcomed us to the library:
A view from the stacks:
Yuri Long shared treasures from special collections: