ACRL MD September Meeting Agenda

Hello everyone, 

ACRL MD will be meeting this Thursday, September 15th at 11am. Attached is the agenda and zoom link. 

Welcome & Brief(er) Intro’s

What’s Up Josh? – MLA President Josh Stone visits to brainstorm ways to up Academic Lib engagement

President’s updates & Conference Updates

Open Idea Share

Chat Club – Safe Discussion of the article “Nice White Meetings” by Nataraj, et. al

  • About 12 pages of text to read

Agenda items are welcome! Send yours to Alex Dodd –

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ACRL MD August Meeting

Hello everyone, 

We’re happy to announce the first ACRL MD meeting of the semester on August 18th, at 11am. Please see below for the agenda and zoom meeting information. 

Welcome & Introductions

Hey, Nay! Meet MLA President Nay Keppler

Executive Board & Conference updates

2022-23 Roadmap & Discussion Group

What would you like to see for ACRL MD or MLA Con this year?

***Please send additional agenda items to Alex Dodd at***


Sinnott, Bria L. is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: ACRL MD August Kick Off

Time: Aug 18, 2022 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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December Virtual Meeting – Thurs. December 16 @ 11:00 AM

Hello, everyone!

This month’s ACRL-MD has crept up on us! We will be gathering tomorrow morning (Thurs. 12/16) at 11:00am. The Zoom link is our usual one. Agenda can be found below.

This month’s Podcast Club focuses on the topic of professional burnout, something most of us are familiar with, especially this time of the semester. If you would like to, please feel free to read/listen to one of the resources below, but it is very much not a requirement. Or just come to share your own experiences with professional burnout and how you combat it!

The full agenda:

  • Introductions
  • Conference Updates
  • ACRL MD Work Plan Progress
  • Podcast Club discussion: Professional Burnout

Virtual Meeting – November 18, 11:00 AM

The Maryland chapter of ACRL will be holding their November meeting next Thursday, November 18 at 11AM on Zoom. In addition to our usual business, this will also be the first gathering of our Podcast Club. For more information and the link to this month’s podcast, check out this post.

Here is the full agenda for the meeting:

  • Introductions
  • Approve October minutes
  • MLA Conference Updates (it might be cool to share the programs to drum up interest)
  • Social Committee update
  • Work Plan
  • Professional Development – Podcast Club! Listen to this before the meeting

Hope to see you there!

Join our podcast club!

Looking for an easy way to do some professional development and join a timely discussion? If you have 20 minutes, you can participate in our new podcast club.

This month we are listening to an episode from Hear to Slay, a podcast by Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom. “We Don’t Have The Same Job” discusses Blacks in Academia with guest Patricia Matthew, Associate Professor of English at Montclair State University. Click here to listen to the full episode. Don’t have an hour? Check out this 20-minute abridged version.

We will discuss this common-listen at our November meeting on Thursday, November 18 at 11:00.

We’re going back-to-school (again!)

We had so much fun learning from LIS students and new grads last year, and we want more! ACRL MD welcomes current LIS students and recent graduates to share what is happening now in the world of library science. Present a new idea, project or professional interest that excites you and could inspire your peers a bit farther removed from current graduate studies. In return for this generous peer sharing, presenters can build local connections, identify collaborators and bolster CV’s in a collegial online environment.

Who: YOU! Current students and new grads (18 mos. post graduation)

What: A low-key 10 minute presentation on a topic you are excited about

Possible topics could include:

  • Discussing your research or a recent project
  • Emerging LIS ideas that resonate with you
  • New considerations for instruction, access or collection development
  • Innovative IT for every user
  • The awesome archives of tomorrow
  • Your vision of the future of librarianship
    -Truly, ANYTHING that has your attention is worth sharing!

When: During our virtual monthly meeting held the third Friday of each month at 11am EST

Why: Because you’re brilliant, that’s why!

How: Submit your interest and availability on this form.

We accept your ideas on a rolling basis all year long. Questions? email Bria Sinnott at

October Virtual Meeting – October 21 @ 11:00 AM

Our October meeting will take place on Thursday, October 21 at 11:00. We’ll be gathering in our regular virtual meeting space, which you can access via this link. Please consider joining us!

The agenda:

  • Welcome & introductions
  • MLA 2022 Conference Updates
  • Spring Program Update
  • Work plan
  • Call for officers for next year’s executive board
  • Podcast Club – launching next month!

MLA/DLA Con Proposals due October 15th

There is still time to submit an ACRL MD sponsored program! The conference will be held May 4-6, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Maryland. We are seeking proposals for programs ranging from ten minute ignite sessions to full-day pre-conference sessions. This is a fantastic opportunity to share your innovative projects, services, or research with your colleagues from across the state. Please note a call for poster sessions will be shared in the fall. Librarians at any stage of their career are encouraged to apply.

Submit your interest here.