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Maryland State Library Board

 

Overview​:

In 1971, the Maryland Advisory Council on Libraries was created by the General Assembly (Chapter 770, Acts of 1971). The Council advised the Division of Library Development and Services, the State Superintendent of Schools, the State Board of Education, and the Governor. In July 2017, it became the Maryland State Library Board (Chapters 337 & 338, Acts of 2017). Meeting quarterly, the Maryland State Library Board is responsible for the general direction and control of library development in the State. After considering the recommendations of the State Librarian, the Board establishes library policies and procedures for the statewide system of libraries.

 
Twelve members constitute the Board. Seven are appointed by the Governor to five-year terms. Five serve ex officio. The Governor names the chair. The State Librarian is secretary to the Board (Code Education Article, sec. 23-107).

​​Additional Information

Annual Reports

Older annual reports are available upon request. 


Board Members

​Twelve members constitute the Board. Seven are appointed by the Governor to five-year terms. Five serve ex officio. The Governor names the chair. The State Librarian is secretary to the Board (Code Education Article, sec. 23-107). 

Current Board Members: 

​Sharan Marshall, Chair
​Lynn Wheeler, Vice Chair
​James Fish
​Sharon Maneki
​Al Martin
​Wilson Parran
​​Robert Windly


Ex Officio Members
​​​​Morgan Miller​,
President, MLA
Heidi Daniel
CEO, Enoch Pratt Free Library
Keith Marzullo
Dean, University of Maryland iSchool​​
Brittany Tignor,
Past Presdient, M​ASL
Lawrence E. Clemens,
Dean for InformationServices and Director of Nimitz Library, U.S. Naval Academy​
MSDE Representative
Laura Hicks
Director, School Library Media Specialis, MSDE
MSL Representative​s
Irene Padilla
State Librarian

John Owen
Director,
Library for the Blind & Print Disabled​

Tamar Sarnoff
Director,
Public Library & State Networking Branch

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Meetings

Current Meeting Dates, by Fiscal Year

FY 2022 Meeting Dates

September 22, 2021

December 15,  2021

March 15, 2022

June 15, 2022​​

 

Agendas & Minutes

Minutes from the FY 22 and FY 21 Meetings. 

​Date
Agenda
Minutes
​December 21, 2021
Wednesay

​December 15, 2021
Agen​da​

​​​December 15, 2021​
Minutes​​

​September 22, 2021​
​Thursday

​​​​September 22, 2021
Ag​enda

​​September 22, 2021​
Minu​tes

June 29, 2021
Tuesday

​June 29, 2021
Agenda

​​June 29, 2021
Minutes​​​​

​March 15, 2021
Monday

​​​March 15, 2021
Agenda

​March 15, 2021
Minutes

December 10, 2020 
Thursday

​December 10, 2020
Agenda

​December 10, 2020
Minutes

September 23, 2020
Wednesday

Se​​ptember 23, 2020
Agenda

September 23, 2020
Minutes


Previous Year Meeting Dates & Minutes, by Fiscal Year

FY 2022 Meeting Dates​   |   FY 2022 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

FY 2021 Meeting Dates   |   FY 2021 Meeting Agendas & Minutes​​
​​FY 21 Special Meetings of the Library Board:  April 22,​ 2021​​

FY ​2020 Meeting Dates   |   FY ​2020 ​Meeting Agendas & Minutes ​

FY 2019 Meeting Dates​   |   FY 2019 Meet​ing Agendas & Minutes

​​​FY 21 Special Meetings of the Library Board:  April 19, 2019​​​​

FY 2018 Meeting Dates  |   FY 2018 Meeting Angendas & Minutes

The Maryland State Library Agency was established in July 2017. 

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