Nettie B.Taylor Maryland Library Leadership Institute

July 17 - 19 and October 10 - 11, 2019

The Nettie B. Taylor Maryland Library Leadership Institute has three components – a Summer intensive, a Fall overnight, and a follow-up project (details provided on Day 1 of the Institute). Both sessions will be hosted at the Donaldson Brown Center in Port Deposit, MD. Twenty-four participants are invited to attend the Institute, facilitated by Maureen Sullivan. The application process is initiated by nomination from a Maryland library director. All Maryland libraries (academic, public, school, special/ business) are encouraged to submit nominations.


Courageous, resilient leaders in every library, in every community.


  • identify emerging leaders in the library community and provide them with a transformative educational experience
  • provide a safe, collaborative experience to expand the comfort zone for dealing with risk, success and failure
  • provide graduates who actively advocate for libraries
  • produce committed, capable, and enthusiastic leaders for Maryland libraries


The Institute is designed for any library staff person who has demonstrated leadership potential, excellent communication skills, initiative, and a commitment to the profession. These are the individuals who make a difference in your community.


DATES July 17 - 19 and October 10 - 11, 2019
LOCATION Donaldson Brown Center, 200 Mt Ararat Farm Rd, Port Deposit, MD 21904
FEE $1,000 Registration Fee (includes accommodations and meals)
Scholarships are available
APPLICATION DUE Friday, February 15, 2019 (Postmarked by)
NOTIFICATION Friday, March 29, 2019
FEE DUE Monday, July 1, 2019 all registration fees are due


The Donaldson Brown Center offers lovely accommodations for the Institute. Institute participants will share bedrooms. All participants must remain overnight at the Center for the entire institute.


The application packet contains a complete set of documentation required to be considered for the Institute. Individual documents and the application process can be found on the Application Packet and Process page.