Start Date: 10/17/2023 9:30 AM EDT
End Date: 10/17/2023 4:00 PM EDT
Venue Name: Howard County Library, Elkridge Branch Location:
6540 Washington Blvd.
Elkridge, MD United States 21075
Maryland Library Association
The MLA Public Library Managers’ Academy will provide 30 middle managers and up-and-coming leaders with the nuts and bolts of library management. One goal of the Academy is to build a cohort of Maryland Library Managers working together to improve their management and leadership skills to be successful in today’s library environment.
The academy will be a mix of in-person and online training beginning with a one day in-person workshop on October 17th. The cohort will continue to meet for online events weekly through November. The cohort will be expected to participate in online discussions with instructors. The instructors for the Academy include a combination of regional library directors, specialists, and workshop facilitators.
(Limit of 2 registrants per library system)
Kick Off Workshop – October 17th In-Person
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Elkridge Branch, Howard County Library System – 6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD 21075
Virtual Sessions – October 24, 31, November 7, and 14
- The Library Community in Maryland
- Maryland Library Laws,
- Maryland Library Organizations
- Community Partners, Friends, and Foundations
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Topics to be included:
This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act Administered by the Maryland State Library.
- Staff and Facility Security
- Library Material Challenges
- The Library Physical Environment (including mobile units)
- Diversity, Equity. Inclusion and Accessibility