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About Maryland State Library (MSL)​


Maryland State Library (MSL)​ is an independent agency. We provide strategic leadership, resources, and programmatic support to Maryland libraries to transform lives.

As the state library agency for Maryland, the Maryland State Library administers State and Federal funds to support Maryland libraries in their mission to offer outstanding resources, programs, and excellent customer service. Responsibilities include oversight of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; Maryland’s Public Libraries; the State Library Network; the Library Capital Grants Programs; and the Deaf Culture Digital Library.

​Maryland State Library Board

​The Maryland State Library Board meets four times a year.  The next meeting is on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. at the Anne Arundel County Public Library Headquarters.​

The Agenda is listed below:


Friday, September 15, 2017

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

Anne Arundel County Public Library Headquarters

5 Harry S. Truman Parkway

Annapolis, MD 21401



Call Meeting to Order                                                                                        Al Martin

Approval of MACL Meeting Minutes of May 23, 2017                                  Al Martin
Board Roles and Responsibilities                                                   Derek Simmonsen
Appointment of Officers                                                                                    Al Martin
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) 5-Year Plan, 2018-2022                                                                                                                                                  Irene Padilla
Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR)

          13A.05.04.08 County Library Capital Project                                                     Irene Padilla

Grants Program Regulation                                                                         Renee Croft

(PERMISSION TO PUBLISH)                                   



State Library FY2019 Operating Budget                                                  Irene Padilla
County Library Capital Project Grants Program FY2019 Recommendations                                                                                                                                      Irene Padilla

                                                                                                                         Renee Croft

State Librarian's Update     ​                                                                        Irene Padilla

School Library Media Update                                                                   Irene Padilla

Update on Board Meetings

  • Maryland Library Association                                                                                 Denise Davis 
  • Citizens for Maryland Libraries                                                                             Lynn Wheeler

Public Comment                       

State Board Member Updates and Discussion​ 

A D J O U R N M E N T 


The Maryland State Library Board is pleased to receive oral public comment at each of its regular meetings. In order to allow the State Board sufficient time for its other business, the total time allotted to public comment will generally be limited to thirty (30) minutes. Individuals seeking to speak to the Board will be given three (3) minutes each.  Persons desiring to speak to the State Board, must call (667-401-2671) or e-mail  ( the Board office no earlier than one week prior to the meeting to register to speak.  Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  In order to make the limited time available most effective, speakers are urged to provide multiple written copies of their comments or other material amplifying their views.