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.

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June Virtual Meeting & Journal Club

Mark your calendars to join ACRL-MD on Friday, June 17th for a quick virtual business meeting at 11am, followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30 am-12:30pm.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us for a lively discussion!

Articles selected for the June 17th journal discussion are:

All articles are freely available online in the latest edition of College & Research LibrariesIf you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online discussion series is 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.

Vote now! Journal Club Discussion – June 2016

checkmarkIt’s time to vote for Journal Club articles!

Please take a moment to select the three articles you would like included in the next ACRL-MD journal club discussion, which will be based on articles in the May 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, June 17th, 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 up to three articles you would like to discuss. The poll will close Tuesday, May 24th.

Journal Club Discussion – April 2016

It’s time to vote for Journal Club articles!

Please take a moment to select the three articles you would like included in the next ACRL-MD journal club discussion, which will be based on articles in the March 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, April 15th, 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 (directions below).

Please vote for up to three articles you would like to discuss. The poll will close Tuesday, March 22nd.

Reminder: February 19th Business Meeting & Article Discussion

​Reminder! Join ACRL-MD this Friday, February 19th for a quick virtual business meeting at 11am, followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30 am-12:30pm.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us to learn more about ACRL-MD and to discuss library spaces, employee well-being, and metadata!

Articles selected for the February discussion are:

  • ​”A Really Nice Spot: Evaluating Place, Space, and Technology in Academic Libraries” by Michael J. Khoo, Lily Rozaklis, Catherine Hall, and Diana Kusunoki
  • “The Impact of Faculty Status and Gender on Employee Well-being in Academic Libraries” by Quinn Galbraith, Leanna Fry, and Melissa Garrison
  • “Metadata Effectiveness in Internet Discovery: An Analysis of Digital Collection Metadata Elements and Internet Search Engine Keywords” by Le Yang

All articles are freely available online in the latest edition of College & Research LibrariesIf you need to jump into the meeting a little late or leave early (or eat lunch), please do! ACRL MD’s online discussion series is 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.

Virtual meeting and journal club, Feb. 19th

Please mark your calendars to join ACRL-MD on Friday, February 19th for a virtual business meeting at 11am immediately followed by our virtual journal club discussion at 11:30-12:30pm.

Even if you can’t read the articles ahead of time, please join us to discuss library spaces, employee well-being, and metadata!

Articles selected for the February discussion are:

  • ​”A Really Nice Spot: Evaluating Place, Space, and Technology in Academic Libraries” by Michael J. Khoo, Lily Rozaklis, Catherine Hall, and Diana Kusunoki
  • “The Impact of Faculty Status and Gender on Employee Well-being in Academic Libraries” by Quinn Galbraith, Leanna Fry, and Melissa Garrison
  • “Metadata Effectiveness in Internet Discovery: An Analysis of Digital Collection Metadata Elements and Internet Search Engine Keywords” by Le Yang

Remember, all articles may be found online in the latest edition of College & Research Libraries.

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).  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 it is your first time logging in, you’ll be prompted to first download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher. Once you have done so, you won’t need to again.

Journal Club Discussion – February 2016

It’s time to vote for Journal Club articles!

Please take a moment to select the three articles you would like included in the next ACRL-MD journal club discussion, which will be based on articles in the January 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries. The discussion will take place Friday, February 19th, 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 (directions below).

Please vote for up to three articles you would like to discuss. The poll will close Monday, January 18th.