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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.

Online Journal Club Facilitators Needed

Please join our online journal-club as a discussion facilitator!
Facilitators prepare brief summaries and a few discussion questions for two articles chosen by journal-club participants. The articles will be from College & Research Libraries.

Being a facilitator is a great way to delve into current academic-library literature and support your colleagues in ACRL-MD.

We seek facilitators for the following dates (the online journal-club convenes at about 11:30 AM, after the ACRL-MD business meeting):

2016: Oct. 21, Dec. 16
2017: Feb. 17, Apr. 21, June 16

Want to volunteer? Have any questions? Please respond to robert.miller@umuc.edu

Business Meeting Minutes: Aug. 19, 2016

ACRL MD Meeting – Agenda & Minutes

August 19, 2016

Notes by Alison Cody

Update on summer session

  • went well! evaluations were very positive – people particularly liked the improv artist. Panelists enjoyed themselves as well.
  • improv person was great! should bring her back for another session
  • low attendance though – summer slowdown? librarians are introverts – maybe not into the idea of improv? not as much advertising as usual

Fall program

  • Considering #CritLib: Inclusion and Diversity in Libraries (Collaboration with MILEX)
    • Emily Drabinski will speak
    • Friday Nov 11, 8am-3pm (ish) at Loyola Columbia
  • Still working on approvals from MLA office
    • PAF submitted earlier in the week
    • Also a memo of understanding with MILEX – in process with MLA office
  • Hoping to put out a save the date to marylib soon, as well as call for lightning talks. MILEX can share the info with their members now

Journal club

  • Next one will be October, scaling back number of articles discussed
  • Sara AG will talk to Robert and help him get started with this

Winter social

  • The last bowling evening – Stonleigh Lanes in Towson – was very fun, well-attended, good reviews. Family-friendly, BYOB.
  • Chase @ ACRL national sent Claire the list of current ACRL members living in MD – limited in some way by the preferences people set about communications. Don’t know this year’s dollar amount yet.
  • Claire will book again for Jan/Feb

Nominations for next year’s ACRL MD officers due by Oct 1

  • Secretary and VP
  • last year posted a list of requirements to the blog
  • traditionally give secretary first right of refusal to be nominated for VP/Pres Elect

ACRL National in Baltimore next March

  • We do not have any obligation to host events – but we are welcome to. They hold complimentary spaces in the hotels for these types of events – we’d have to pay for catering. Also provided info on times that are open/no conflict
  • Recommended we reach out to other local chapters as well
  • Is it inappropriate to get outside sponsorship for events? Vendors, etc? (Towson had a daylong library conference sponsored by a few big vendors) worth looking into.
  • Agree that we should do something
    • tour of a local library – Peabody?
    • sub-committee to work on this – point person to coordinate
      • Kristen C @ UB volunteered
      • Wrap this in with outreach re: journal club hosts
  • Host state’s association gets a complimentary table at the conference – someone we need to contact about that to staff the table (could do with the other local states)

MLA Conference Planning update

  • Theme – charting new courses
  • still have one slot for a keynote – Thursday
  • planning for some events is dependent on site visit – Sept 22 – Sara is driving if anyone wants to go
  • Delaware academic division is thinking about doing newspaper digitization, online instruction, intellectual freedom
  • looking for 55-60 programs; 4-5 would be sufficient from us
  • not many proposals yet – due Sept 5. typically get a lot at the end. should do reminders.
  • include something about this in the message to ACRL members?
  • form we ask people to submit now makes it less likely people will claim expenses from out of state – ran into trouble with that last year. have been hesitant to send the call beyond MD for that reason
  • have 6 people lined up to review