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.
This week we’re highlighting “The Only Constant is Change: Adapting for the E-Resources Environment” a one hour program that will be held on Thursday May 3rd at MLA/DLA. Several library faculty from the University of Maryland College Park will share with attendees their ongoing work to design and implement a cross-departmental review process of the university’s e-resources.
Come and learn how you could apply the experience of Leigh Ann DePope and her colleagues to your institution!
Present: Mike Kiel, Robert Miller, Sara Arnold-Garza, Claire Holmes, Regina Rose, Danielle Whren Johnson, Barbara Cheadle, Natalie Burclaff, Alyse Minter, Jordan Sly
Update on June program planning
National Gallery of Art in DC, June 14
We have tour of the Cezanne exhibition at 10:30 am
Tour of NGA library after lunch
The tours are free; lunch is self-pay
We will try to organize groups for lunch, based on where they want to eat
Also we will try to facilitate travel groups, car pools
We’ll start advertising soon
Mention of CRAB submission and chapter topic newsletter item
We’ve submitted a brief article about our bowling event, with photos, for the upcoming Crab.
Ideas for future articles are welcome. (Deadline for our next submission is June 5). Please contact Claire Holmes and Monique Clark
Natalie and Mike also submitted an article about our bowling event to the ACRL Chapters Council website. ACRL Chapters will continue to solicit contributions. The site will be a resource for chapters to share ideas. In the future, we could contribute something about the journal club.
2017-2018 chapter allotment finalized at $297, including new member bonus. $231 spent on bowling – ideas for remainder?
Possibly a “scholarship” for people to use for transportation money to attend our spring program
Possibly some sort of small gifts for people who attend spring program
Possibly use for MLA/DLA gift basket
Auction basket update from Regina
There are various options to send gift cards to Regina, including sending her money via PayPal
We need suggestions for raising funds for the basket; we need to advertise it more
Even if we have a small basket, we need to contribute it. And it doesn’t necessarily have to be an actual basket.
Regina and Sara will plan a communications schedule
We haven’t had a lot of response or volunteers
We need to consider how to proceed
We would like to create a membership/outreach plan next year. That plan might involve a work group, or it might take some other form.
Mike might need someone to be at the Human Libraries preconference workshop, if he can’t be, just to be present and hand out certificates of presentation at the end
Maryland Day Volunteers needed
Saturday, April 28, at UMD College Park.
Maryland Library Association (MLA), Citizens for Maryland Libraries (CML), and Maryland AskUsNow!
Interested in volunteering with us? Please email email@example.com with the following:
Your cell phone number
Hours that you would like to be there (setup is 9:00-10:00 am; festival runs 10:00 am to 4:00 pm)
On top of all our great conference programming ACRL-MD is also collecting contributions for our annual contribution to the MLA/DLA Conference’s silent auction. This year we are planning to make an attractive display of gift cards.
If you’d like to contribute a card, or simply donate, get in touch with Regina Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org