This week we’re highlighting a program focuses on digital scholarship and services related to it. Ingrid Hseih-Yee from the University of Maryland will outline characteristics of digital scholarship and trends in services that she has identified in a recent research project. Her co-presenter, Jennifer Fagan will discuss how a federal library supports researchers through the entire research cycle, including a bibliometrics program and author services. Come and share your experiences with digital scholarship support services and discuss design and implementation problems!
This week we’re highlighting a program by Elizabeth DeCoster (left) and Margaret Dull. How can a public services librarian, an e-resources specialist, and a cataloger communicate with one another about workflows and user expectations? The presenters will share approaches to bridging the jargon gap between library departments, based on a review of multidisciplinary literature and drawing from their own experiences as collaborators from different spheres. It should be a great presentation that will help all of us, no matter our role or type of library, work together more effectively!
If you’ve been meaning to get in touch with Regina Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org to help build our silent auction contribution, now’s the time! This year, ACRL MD plans to offer a collection of gift cards. If you have any laying around, waiting to be spent, perhaps they can support our fundraiser! Please contact Regina ASAP to let her know if you plan to contribute.
Please take a moment to select the two articles you would like included in the next ACRL-MD journal club discussion, which will be based on articles in the March 2018 issue of College & Research Libraries.
The discussion will be facilitated by Natalie Burclaff of University of Baltimore. It will take place Friday, May 18, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11am business meeting.
We hope to have authors of the chosen articles join us!
If you need to jump in a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! All articles are freely available via the College & Research Libraries website. ACRL MD’s Online Discussion Series is free and open to all through the MLA Blackboard Collaborate Room.
Please vote for two articles you would like to discuss. The last day to vote is Sunday, April 15.
Looking for a new tool to measure students’ information literacy comprehension? Join speaker Semhar Yohannes in this MLA/DLA session on May 3rd to learn how a mid-size university library instruction program developed a summative assessment tool to evaluate prospective graduate schools based on their library resources and services.
The assessment tool, a participatory-designed checklist developed collaboratively with students and librarians, lets students practice their newly developed information literacy skills of determining the extent of information needed; accessing needed information effectively and efficiently; and understanding the economic and legal issues surrounding the use of information and access. The tool works best for students exploring graduate schools but can be modified for community college students.