ACRL, Maryland Chapter

The official blog of the Maryland Chapter of ACRL

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), this Friday

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, April 21, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AMfollowed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion, facilitated by Katy Sullivan of UMBC.

This month, we’re pleased to have authors join us, to enliven and deepen our discussion. The two articles are:

“The Language of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?”

Gayle Schaub, Cara Cadena, Patricia Bravender, and Christopher Kierkus

(Gayle and Cara will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/3/283.full.pdf+html

“Search Strategy Development in a Flipped Library Classroom: A Student-Focused Assessment”

Michael C. Goates, Gregory M. Nelson, and Megan Frost

(Michael will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/3/382.full.pdf+html

The articles are from the March issue of College & Research Libraries.

If you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online meetings and discussion series are free and open to all.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A  (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  There has been an update to MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate which may require you to download a file. This is automatic when you click on the link to enter the virtual meeting room. If you do not have administrator privileges for your computer (cannot download software files), please contact your IT department. Here are the instructions with more details. You may contact BlackBoard Collaborate Technical Support if you have any problems – please let them know that your organization is “Maryland Libraries” – 1-877-382-2293.

When you join the meeting, you will be prompted to enter your name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.

If you are new to using Blackboard Collaborate, you may find this Quick Start page helpful.

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

Help ACRL MD build a silent auction basket!

Your friendly, local ACRL chapter is planning to donate a basket to this year’s Maryland Library Association/Delaware Library Association Joint Annual Conference, like we do every year. It is a fun way to help our state association raise funds and to make sure people know about our academic libraries division. This year, we’re planning a collegiate themed basket, with items from our local colleges and universities. Please help us build a great basket representing the many academic institutions of our state by including your school gear! Items can be from your own institution or another favorite Maryland college or university.

Let us know you can contribute by completing this form before April 28th: https://goo.gl/forms/cxCWE9pPn8G4JueD2

Thanks for supporting ACRL MD!

“Navigating Without a Chart: Perspectives on the Basics of Acquisitions” Webcast & Discussion – Free!

ACRL Maryland is sponsoring another webcast viewing and discussion/networking event for all Maryland academic librarians! Join us to watch the ACRL webcast “Navigating Without a Chart: Perspectives on the Basics of Acquisitions” and participate in a discussion with other attendees. All are welcome; membership is not necessary.

Day: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Time: 2:00 PM-3:30 PM 

Register: https://goo.gl/forms/1Bp6CeowGFW4BDkB2

Locations:

Goucher College

Library

1021 Dulaney Valley Road

Baltimore, Maryland 21204

Anne Arundel Community College

Truxal Library

101 College Parkway

Arnold, MD 21012

 

2017 Conference Highlights – Information Literacy as Smuggled Cargo: Embedding Learning Outcomes Using Curriculum Mapping

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. 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

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

Thursday, May 11th

1:30-2:30 pm

Presenters: 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

Libraries are traditionally perceived as the place where information literacy originates and lives. However, there are many experiences outside the library where information literacy skills can be developed and reinforced. Curriculum mapping identifies places where information literacy skills are practiced, or could be embedded, outside traditional library information instruction sessions. This discussion and presentation will describe how one university used curriculum mapping to integrate information literacy goals into the larger academic environment (or “educational process”) experience. Learn different approaches to curriculum mapping, discuss the benefits and limitations, and create your own maps which will lay the framework for a holistic approach to information literacy education.

Meeting and journal club (with authors!), April 21

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, April 21, for our virtual business meeting at 11:00 AMfollowed at 11:30 by our journal club discussion. 

This month, we’re pleased to have authors join us, to enliven and deepen our discussion. The two articles are:

“The Language of Information Literacy: Do Students Understand?”

Gayle Schaub, Cara Cadena, Patricia Bravender, and Christopher Kierkus

(Gayle and Cara will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/3/283.full.pdf+html

“Search Strategy Development in a Flipped Library Classroom: A Student-Focused Assessment”

Michael C. Goates, Gregory M. Nelson, and Megan Frost

(Michael will join us)

Download: http://crl.acrl.org/content/78/3/382.full.pdf+html

The articles are from the March issue of College & Research Libraries.

If you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online meetings and discussion series are free and open to all.

Blackboard Collaborate Directions

We’ll be on MLA’s online meeting software, Blackboard Collaborate. Join our discussion online at: https://sas.elluminate.com/m.jnlp?sid=2012176&password=M.EFF327145BA70AF1D6C64C108FC41A  (you’ll need speakers, microphone optional but recommended).  There has been an update to MLA’s Blackboard Collaborate which may require you to download a file. This is automatic when you click on the link to enter the virtual meeting room. If you do not have administrator privileges for your computer (cannot download software files), please contact your IT department. Here are the instructions with more details. You may contact BlackBoard Collaborate Technical Support if you have any problems – please let them know that your organization is “Maryland Libraries” – 1-877-382-2293.

When you join the meeting, you will be prompted to enter your name. Once you are in the meeting room, you can test your speakers and microphone. In the “Audio & Video” pod, there is an icon showing a blue microphone with a red settings gear – simply click on that and Blackboard will walk you through the setup.

If you are new to using Blackboard Collaborate, you may find this Quick Start page helpful.

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

2017 Conference Highlights – Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. 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

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Collaborating for Course Correction: Partnering to Help Students Understand Ethical Use

Thursday, May 11th

10:45-11:45 am

Presenters: Cynthia Steinhoff, Library Director, Anne Arundel Community College and
Dr. Jessica Rabin, Professor of English, Anne Arundel Community College

At a Maryland community college, the Writing Center, English and Communications Department, and Library have partnered recently in a number of innovative ways to support academic integrity and teach information literacy skills to students, skills that are crucial to their academic and professional success. Projects have included collaborating to offer research services to students through the college’s Virtual Writing Center and working together to teach students how to use the citation guideline provided in the new, 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. Learn directly from two partners, a librarian and an English writing instructor, about the strategies they have used to establish healthy partnerships and successfully manage unknowns, such as appropriate staffing levels during start-up. The last part of the program is a moderated discussion for participants to share ways in which their libraries may have partnered (or would like to partner) with other stakeholders in support of ethical student use of information.

2017 Conference Highlights – Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. 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

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Research-to-Writing: Helping Students Integrate Sources into a Research Project
Thursday, May 11th
9-10 am
Presenters: Robert Miller, Reference and Instruction Librarian, University of Maryland, University College, and Sandie Friedman, Director, University Writing Program, George Washington University

Librarians help students find sources for a research project; but frequently, we have to help students think of ways to use those sources as well. In this presentation, a librarian and an academic writing instructor give their perspectives on guiding students through the research-to-writing process. The librarian will discuss how to recognize, during a reference transaction, when a student needs help integrating a source into a research project (even if the student can’t articulate that need). The academic writing instructor will present strategies for helping students incorporate sources into their writing, such as the BEAM rubric and Joseph Harris’s “moves” for entering a scholarly conversation. These strategies address higher-order skills that college students need to master, including critically examining and employing a theoretical approach in an essay. Attendees will have opportunities to share their experiences with student research-to-writing and will come away with tools to help students use sources effectively.

2017 Conference Highlights – Improving Communication through Improv

Between now and the 2017 MLA/DLA Conference, we’re highlighting the conference sessions sponsored by ACRL MD. 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

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Improving Communication through Improv
Wednesday, May 10th
1-3pm
Presenter: Bridget Cavaiola, a San Diego based educator, improviser, and facilitator and the former Education Director for the Baltimore Improv Group.

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn to enhance their communication skills via the fundamental elements of improvisation: listen, agree and add. The workshop is designed to meet the needs of people in a variety of workplace roles and across the spectrum of social comfort! Join Bridget Cavaiola, an educator and improviser in a fun, creative, workshop designed to get you thinking on your feet, listening proactively, collaborating, and using the techniques improvisers use to create comedy to enact effective communication in your workplace.

 

Business Meeting Minutes: March 17, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

March 17, 2017

Attending: Claire Holmes, Robert Miller (notes), Alison Cody, Kyle Breneman, Kim Miller, Sara Arnold-Garza, Mike Kiel

Updates on ACRL-hosted reception in Baltimore, March 24, 2017, 5:30-7pm

Planning Committee: ACRL-DVC Chapter President Martha Stevenson, Claire Holmes, Natalie Burclaff, Sara Arnold Garza, Kim Miller              

  • Estimated guests: ~100
  • Fundraising campaign raised ~$8000
  • Swag, decorations
  • Inner Harbor Marriott at Camden Yards, directly across from convention center

Winter Social recap (Duckpin Bowling, 2/24/17: Stoneleigh Lanes, 6:30-8:30pm)

  • 23 people came
  • May become an annual event
  • We collected donations for MLA/DLA silent-auction basket

MLA/DLA conference updates – Sara AG

  • ACRL MD has programs, which we are promoting through social media

MLA meeting updates – CH

  • New MLA strategic plan
    • Drafted vision and mission statements
    • Inclusive of all types of libraries, including academic
    • Will be made public at business meeting at MLA/DLA
    • ACRL MD will have a chance to give feedback to the drafts
      • We’ll probably discuss at our April meeting
    • Newly elected ACRL MD executive committee:
      • Sara Arnold-Garza will be president
      • Mike Kiel is our new VP/President Elect
      • Claire Holmes will be immediate-past president
      • Robert Miller will continue as secretary
    • MLA voted to endorse ALA statement on White House policies

Summer Program: ACRL-MD Chapter Strategic Planning Meeting

  • date, time, location TBA
  • Considering facilitation from an ACRL leader
  • Hopefully at ACRL—at our reception and other events—we will be able to meet leaders of other chapters and learn how other chapters are organized
  • We may be able to meet a potential speaker from ACRL for our summer program.
  • Besides talking to leaders of other state chapters, talking to members would be valuable, too, to learn their perspectives on participation at the chapter level
  • Engagement Fair, Wednesday night at 7:00 pm–another opportunity to meet people from other chapters. However, the Fair is mostly for first-time conference attendees.

New business?

  • None

Next meetings:

  • April 21 (includes journal club)
  • May 19

 

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