Register now! Shape Shifting: Academic Libraries and Change Agents

ACRL MD’s Fall program 2017 is taking shape and you won’t want to miss it!

Registration

Register online before Friday, October 27th, 2017. You can also contact the Maryland Library Association office by phone at 410-947-5090. Members: $35, Nonmembers: $53, Students: $30

Keynote

Portrait of Lauren Pressley

Lauren Pressley, ACRL Vice President/President Elect, Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries, will share her vision for leading the way toward growth and new ideas in academic libraries.

Program

ACRL MD Fall Program. Shape Shifting: Academic Libraries and Change Agents

This engaging program will address the new roles and changing landscapes that each of us faces every day, whatever our role. Check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The program will begin at 9:30 AM. Light breakfast and lunch are included in the cost. Monday, November 6, 2017. 9 am – 3:15 pm. Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. 510 Thomas Run Rd, Belair, MD 21015.

9:00           Check-in and Breakfast

9:30           Keynote

10:45         Break

11:00         Deep Dives (choose one)

Becoming More Agile: Web Change Management and the Academic Library Website – Julia Caffrey, Web Services Librarian, Towson University Libraries; Bill Helman, IT Librarian, Towson University Libraries

Observe a case study of a recent redesign of the website for Albert S. Cook Library of Towson University (libraries.towson.edu) with a model for rolling out incremental changes on a regular, iterative basis.  Learn about planning process strategies, “Scrum” and “Agile” methodologies, and change frameworks (from the field of software development). See “before” and “after” shots and hear about the process used to demo, present, and gather feedback from library employee stakeholders.

Adobe Spark Your Social Media to Enhance Your Communications – Emily Spangler, Library Services Specialist, The Universities at Shady Grove; Leah Rufus, Graduate Assistant, The Universities at Shady Grove

Creating a profile for your library with a distinct personality can be a challenge, especially in the current digital age where social media and mobile platforms are patrons’ main sources of interaction and information-gathering. The Priddy Library is using Adobe Spark to upgrade its social media to engage with patrons at their level through the platforms they frequent the most, such as Instagram. Attendees will walk away with practical knowledge on using Adobe Spark and social media practices that can help take your library’s digital marketing to an entirely new level.

11:45         Lunch, Networking, and Business Meeting

1:30           Lightning Talks with Q&A, Discussion

Influencing Change: What We Can Learn from Diffusion of Innovations – Kimberly Miller, Learning Technologies Librarian, Towson University

Research and Replication Together – Mike Kiel, Reference/Instruction Librarian, University of Baltimore

Revamping Building Use Statistics: From Paper Forms to Google Forms and Dashboards – Kyle Breneman, Integrated Digital Services Librarian, University of Baltimore

Change that Link: A Simple Tool for Managing Off-Campus Links to E-Resources – Kimberly Arleth, Electronic Resources Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library; Julia Caffrey, Web Services Librarian, Towson University Libraries

I Am Not a Lawyer: Providing Copyright Services in Libraries – Danielle Whren Johnson, Copyright and Special Projects Librarian, Loyola Notre Dame Library

A New Way of Engaging First-Year Students: Library Tailgate Party – Kathleen B. Sterner, Research and Reference Librarian, Mount St. Mary’s University; Julie Shenk, Information Technology Librarian Mount St. Mary’s University

Conversion of the Branch Library to a 24/7 Professional Model – Cindy Frank, Architecture Librarian, University of Maryland

Supporting Library Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Varying Abilities – Claire Holmes, Assistant University Librarian for Research & Instruction, Towson University Libraries

3:00           Evaluations

3:15           Adjourn

 

 

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Shape Shifting : Academic Libraries and Change Agents (with updated deadline for proposals!)

Program

ACRL MD Fall Program. Shape Shifting: Academic Libraries and Change Agents

This engaging program will address the new roles and changing landscapes that each of us faces every day, whatever our role. From transforming organizational cultures and perspectives, to creating services and spaces for emerging student and research needs, our libraries are in constant adjustment. We can all be positive forces for change in our environments, regardless of title. Hear about the experiences of your colleagues and peers through short, inspiring lightning talks and opportunities to dive deeper into aspects of leading change. Program check-in begins at 9:00 AM. The program will begin at 9:30 AM. Light breakfast and lunch are included in the cost of the program. Monday, November 6, 2017. 9 am – 3:15 pm. Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. 510 Thomas Run Rd, Belair, MD 21015.

Keynote

Portrait of Lauren Pressley

Lauren Pressley, ACRL Vice President/President Elect, Director of the University of Washington Tacoma Library and Associate Dean of University Libraries, will share her vision for leading the way toward growth and new ideas in academic libraries.

Call for Proposals (New Extended Deadline!)

Proposals for 30-45 minute “deep dive” presentations and 5-10 minute lightning talks can be submitted at https://goo.gl/forms/rNnkhaHQvSUqz66a2 until 11:59 pm Sunday, 9/24 October 1. Proposal topics may include new technologies, changes in service models, creating inclusive environments, evolving work roles and competencies, and other models of change. Join us for a day of dynamic ideas in academic libraries and get inspired to enact positive change in your library!

Registration

To attend, please register online before Friday, October 27th, 2017. You can also contact the Maryland Library Association office by phone at 410-947-5090.

Members: $35, Nonmembers: $53, Students: $30

For questions, please contact Sara Arnold-Garza, sarnoldgarza@towson.edu.

Call for Proposals: 2018 MLA/DLA Conference

Deadline: September 3, 2017, 11:59pm

Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association Annual Conference, May 2-4, 2018

Next year’s joint conference of MLA and DLA will once again take place at The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake in Cambridge, MD.  This was a really great new location for the 2017 conference and it promises to be even better next year with even more conference space.

The theme for this year’s conference is: Evolve. The role of academic librarians and the academic library is in flux on many campuses.  Are you evolving by changing your portfolio of services to meet the needs of a new generation of diverse students?  Developing new partnerships or forms of community engagement?  Or maybe you are using something you already have in a bold new way? If so submit a proposal to share how and why you are evolving with the Maryland library community!

As in previous years, proposals for standard 1 hour conference sessions and extended 2 hour sessions will be accepted, subject to the whole conference schedule.  Programs will be scheduled during the whole day on Thursday and on Friday morning, while full-day and half-day workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

Proposals are due by 11:59pm on September 3rd and will undergo a double blind peer-review.  If you have any questions about the conference itself or this call, please contact Stephen “Mike” Kiel at skiel@ubalt.edu or 410-837-4236

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
Loyola University – Columbia campus

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.

Selected speakers will give short (5-7 minute) presentations on one of the following topics, or another related 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

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

Register for the workshop here.

Contact for general information: Claire Holmes

Draft agenda (pdf)

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ACRL-MD Call for Proposals for MLA/DLA 2017 Annual Conference

ACRL-MD Call for Proposals

Deadline: September 5 EXTENDED to September 11, 2016, 11:59pm

Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association 2017 Annual Conference
Cambridge, MD, May 10-12, 2017.

Conference theme… Chart New Courses Together

Next year’s joint conference of MLA and DLA will take place in a new location! The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake in Cambridge, MD sits on the banks of the Choptank River. Whether you plan to carpool with your best librarian friends, or arrive by sailboat, with a crew of librarian sailors, ACRL-MD invites you to chart new courses in librarianship! As libraries brave new waters, we are reinventing and reenvisioning our services, spaces, technologies, communities, research, and practice to be relevant and inclusive. Share your ideas with a proposal submission!  

ACRL-MD, the academic libraries division of MLA, is accepting conference proposals until September 5th EXTENDED to September 11.

Standard conference sessions (~ 1 hour), and extended sessions (~2 hours) will be offered. Exact program length will depend on conference schedule. The programs are scheduled throughout the day on Thursday and on Friday morning. The full- and half-day pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Many sessions sponsored by the ACRL MD are relevant not only for academic librarians but also for our colleagues in other areas of librarianship. For information on recent topics, please take a look at prior programming.

Submit your proposal

Proposals for concurrent sessions are due by 11:59pm on Monday, September 5 EXTENDED to September 11! Conference proposals will undergo a double blind peer-review.  If you have any questions about the conference itself or this CFP, please contact Sara Arnold-Garza (sarnoldgarza | 410-704-3963).

Call for papers: Reference Services Review

Mere months after our fall program Your Student is My Student: Information Literacy and the Transfer Student Experience, I see that the Reference Services Review has put out a call for papers:

Reference Service Review seeking authors to write on the theme of academic library support for transfer students and students in transition. This population includes students transitioning into and between higher education institutions and programs.

The theme issue, Volume 44 Issue 4, will be published in November 2016. Manuscripts must be submitted by August 2, 2016. Submitted manuscripts are evaluated using a double-blind peer review process. Authors can expect to work on revisions in August/September 2016. Final manuscripts will be due by September 13, 2016.

For more details see the call for proposals below. We had such good ideas flowing, I’m sure a few could collaborate on a paper!

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Call for Proposals: Annual MLA Conference

Maryland Library Association & Delaware Library Association

2014 Joint Library Conference

Working on a new project? Analyzing data and getting ready to write a paper? If so, you are ready to submit your proposal for a presentation at 2014 Joint Conference of Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association!

ACRL MD, the academic libraries division of MLA, is accepting conference proposals until September 1. The conference will be held in Ocean City, MD, from May 7-9, 2014. This  year the conference theme is Turn It Up, so you could share what is your passion at work.

There will be standard conference sessions (~ 1 hour), and extended sessions (~2 hours). Exact program length will depend on conference schedule. The programs are scheduled throughout the day on Thursday and on Friday morning. The full- and half-day pre-conference workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 7.

Many sessions sponsored by the ACRL MD are relevant not only for academic librarians but also for our colleagues in other areas of librarianship. For information on recent topics, please take a look at the 2013 conference programs: https://www.mdlib.org/conference/docs/program.pdf

Submit your proposal!

Proposals for concurrent sessions are due by 11:59pm on Sunday, September 1. They will be peer-reviewed.  If you have any questions about the conference or the call for proposals, please contact Gergana Kostova (g.kostova@umbc.edu | 410-455-3592).