Staff Development Coordinators

Hi, we're the statewide staff development coordinators in Maryland Public Libraries. The left menu has links to our wiki and projects. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , 443-340-7853, for more information.


We communicate via listserv and quarterly meetings.  Meetings are for members. Current Member List.

Meeting Schedule 2019:
Thursday, January 17, 10am to 12pm - Online
Thursday, April 11, 10am to 12pm - Online
Thursday, June 6, 10am to 3pm - iSchool, College Park
Thursday, September 26, 10am to 3pm - Laurel Library, Prince George's County

Statewide Training & Events Calendar

Staff Development Blueprint - We meet to develop a plan for sharing staff development activities statewide.  The result is this blueprint.  This document is published bi-annually and updates are discussed annually at the June meeting.

Project Groups

Synchronous Trainers
We communicate via email.

SkillSoft Liaisons
We communicate via email and meet online when needed.


Updates about public librarian certification, public library director certification, and educational requirements for library associates are discussed during our meetings.  Forms and guides are located here under Library Staff Programs.  Staff Development Coordinators may contact Tamar Sarnoff, Maryland State Library, for more information.