Meeting and journal club (with authors!), September 15

Please join ACRL MD on Friday, September 15, 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, which will be facilitated by Ed O’Donnell of UMUC. We will discuss these two articles:

“Assessing the User Experience of E-Books in Academic Libraries”

Tao Zhang, Xi Niu, Marlen Promann

(Tao will join us, and possibly Marlen as well)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16713

“Documenting the Conversation: A Systematic Review of Library Discovery Layers”

Jenny S. Bossaller, Heather Moulaison Sandy

(Jenny will join us, and possibly Heather as well)

Full text: http://crl.acrl.org/index.php/crl/article/view/16714

The articles are from the July 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.

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New Opportunities – Get involved with an ACRL MD Work Group!

Based on recent feedback and our conversations at our Forum, we are expanding the opportunities for manageable leadership roles and involvement in some key areas of our chapter. The scope of projects and activities will be up to you to shape, in collaboration with ACRL MD officers, based on your available time and ideas. Contact Sara Arnold-Garza sarnoldgarza@towson.edu (except where noted) to express interest in any of the work groups below:

  • Membership/outreach
  • Social/networking
  • Scholarship/sponsorship
  • Mentoring/job shadow
  • CRAB submissions – contact Claire Holmes cholmes@towson.edu if you would like to help us write for The CRAB (MLA’s quarterly publication), or if you have ideas for articles.

If you have ideas for other work groups, or questions about any of the opportunities, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Business meeting minutes: August 18, 2017

ACRL MD

Meeting Agenda

August 18, 2017

Present: Sara Arnold-Garza, Mike Kiel, Claire Holmes, Kimberly Miller, Morgan Davis, Jean Wolf

2017-2018 meeting schedule: set for 3rd Fridays, 11 am

Journal club:  facilitator sign-ups are full, Robert Miller and Barbara Cheadle will work together to coordinate

CRAB submissions: Claire has been in touch with Monique and Sean who expressed interest and Monique may write about the Innovative Library Classroom Conference she attended.

Summer forum: ~35 attended and provided valuable feedback. ACRL MD officers are working on developing an action plan and Sara will communicate with membership soon to invite involvement in new opportunities.

MLA Conference: ACRL MD programs call has been posted and a few submissions have come in. Reminders to submit are scheduled. The conference committee is interested in a human library preconference collaboration for academic and public libraries.

Fall program planning: The Program Approval Form has been returned from MLA’s Professional Development Panel with helpful feedback. Sara will follow up to pursue reciprocal pricing with ACRL Delaware Valley Chapter. The planning committee will move to next steps as soon as the finalized program approval is received.

LLAM speaker: ACRL MD is agreeable to help promote a January program with Laura Lippman since LLAM needs to commit to selling 25 copies of the author’s book at the program. Laura Lippman has broad appeal so we can also share this info with MLA members more widely.

Next meeting Friday, Sept 15, 11 am, followed by Journal Club at 11:30-12:30 facilitated by Ed O’Donnell, UMUC

 

Vote now! Journal Club, September 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 July 2017 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion, facilitated by Ed O’Donnell of University of Maryland University College, will take place Friday, September 15, 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, August 20.

ACRL MD seeks volunteers to facilitate online journal-club discussions

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. You’ll also get a chance to interact with the authors of the articles we discuss: authors have been visiting our journal club for the past several sessions.

ACRL MD membership is not a requirement to volunteer.

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

  • September 15, 2017
  • November 17, 2017
  • March 16, 2018
  • May 18, 2018
  • July 20, 2018

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

Meeting and journal club dates

Mark your calendars for upcoming ACRL MD business meetings and journal club discussions. As previously, we’ll meet the 3rd Friday of every month.

Please join us, even if you’re not an ACRL MD member!

Every other month, beginning in September, our journal club discussion will follow the business meeting.

All meetings start at 11:00 AM. Login instructions for our virtual meeting software are below.

August 18, 2017
September 15, 2017 (includes journal club)
October 20, 2017
November 17, 2017 (includes journal club)
December 15, 2017
January 19, 2018 (includes journal club)
February 16, 2018
March 16, 2018 (includes journal club)
April 20, 2018
May 18, 2018 (includes journal club)
June 15, 2018
July 20, 2018 (includes journal club)

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.