ACRL, Maryland Chapter

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Apply for an MLA Educational Grant – Deadline July 15th

The MLA Professional Development Panel encourages MLA members to submit an application for an MLA Educational Grant.

Grants provide financial support to MLA members for their professional development. Applications are reviewed twice per year. The next deadline for submission is July 15, 2017.

The application process is competitive. Full instructions and details about qualifying activities, award amounts, and selection criteria can be found on the application form: http://www.mdlib.org/files/docs/about/ed_grant.docx. Membership in MLA for a minimum of 6 months prior to the date of application is required.

 

ACRL-MD Forum: State of Academic Library Professional Development

Maryland academic librarians: are you interested in local professional development and leadership opportunities? Been meaning to get involved, but just haven’t taken the plunge yet? Curious about your local ACRL chapter but not sure if it’s for you? Read on!

Please join us for the ACRL-MD Forum: State of Academic Library Professional Development on Friday, July 28th, 9 am -12 pm, in the Sherwood Room in Levering Hall at Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus. Optional, pay-your-own-way lunch outings will follow the program. Parking information can be found at: http://ts.jhu.edu/Parking/Visitors/ 

This meeting will be an opportunity to:

  • Meet other academic library professionals in the state
  • Share your priorities and concerns in the areas of professional development and engagement
  • Shape your local ACRL chapter to meet your needs as a professional
  • Get involved with professional organization and leadership in Maryland

Members and non-members alike are invited to share coffee, bagels, and conversation. Please take a moment to let us know you are coming and encourage your colleagues to join us! https://goo.gl/forms/8ZdGsgKBDsBMxouE3

Can’t attend? We still want to hear from you! Please complete this very brief survey to let us know your perspectives on professional organizations. https://goo.gl/forms/8ZdGsgKBDsBMxouE3

This meeting will be made available virtually, in real time, via Facebook Live. Join us at your desk if you can’t travel! http://www.facebook.com/acrlmd

Want to keep up with all of ACRL MD’s activities? Find us on the web:

Vote now! Journal Club, June 2017

checkmarkPlease 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 May 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion, facilitated by Barbara Cheadle of Bowie State University, will take place Friday, June 16, 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, May 28.

2017 MLA/DLA Annual Conference: New Website!

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This year’s MLA/DLA Conference has a new website! Visit www.mladlacon.com to get a full program schedule, travel and venue information, speaker bios, and more! Get a sneak peek at some of the special events, like the Beer Shindig, Pub Quiz, and Silent Auction.

 

2017 MLA/DLA Annual Conference: ACRL MD Sessions!

Have you registered for the 2017 MLA/DLA Annual Conference? Early Bird pricing ends 3/31/2017!

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ACRL MD is proud to sponsor 4 amazing sessions at this year’s MLA/DLA annual conference!

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.

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’ll highlight each ACRL MD conference session. To kick things off, here’s a full list of the ACRL MD sponsored sessions.

Wednesday, May 10th (Preconference workshop)

Improving Communication through Improv – Bridget Cavaiola, former Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group as well as a former Teaching Artist for Young Audiences of Maryland.

Thursday, May 11th

Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project – Robert Miller, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland, University College and Sandie Friedman, Director, University Writing Program, George Washington University

Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use – Cynthia Steinhoff, Library Director, Anne Arundel Community College and Dr. Jessica Rabin, Professor of English, Anne Arundel Community College

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

2017 MLA/DLA Conference: Early Bird Registration extended to March 31st!

Psssst! Save money!

Early bird registration is OPEN for the 2017 Maryland Library Association and Delaware Library Association Joint Conference and ends March 17th, is extended to March 31, 2017.

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ARL Workshop on Open Scholarship at ACRL 2017

Don’t miss this opportunity to help drive a lively discussion with your colleagues in academic libraries about how open infrastructure and open workflow tools can support the creation, preservation, and dissemination of open content.

The registration deadline has been extended for the Association of Research Libraries workshop entitled, “Open Scholarship Early and Often,” to be held March 22, 2017, in conjunction with the 2017 ACRL Conference. The new deadline to register is Feb. 27. Registration for the ACRL conference is separate and not required to attend this event.

More details are available at http://www.arl.org/news/arl-news/4208-open-scholarship-early-and-often-join-the-conversation-at-acrl-2017-register-by-february-22#.WKNwPHoeoV0

Vote now! Journal Club Discussion – February 2017

checkmarkPlease 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 January 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, February 17, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11am business meeting.

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, January 29.

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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Vote now! Journal Club Discussion – October 2016

checkmarkIt’s time to vote for Journal Club articles!

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 September 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, October 21, from 11:30am-12:30pm, immediately following the 11am business meeting.

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, October 2.