From Dewey Decimal to WWW: Libraries Online

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MakerSpaces, Innovation Labs, and STEM classes are only some of the features of the modern Maryland library.

There is no doubt that technology has had a lasting impact on Maryland’s local libraries. With the help of innovation, re-imagination and vision, libraries are embracing new technologies while creating charismatic community centers filled with life. At this year’s MACo Summer Conference, you can learn about the changing landscape at Maryland’s local libraries.


Here are the details of the Session:

Title: From Dewey Decimal to WWW: Libraries Online

Description: Maryland Libraries are leaders in bringing the latest technology to our communities. They are designated hubs of broadband connectivity, striving to close the digital divide in our communities and they are a place of learning and professional development. With the launch of MakerSpaces, Innovation Labs, and STEM classes, residents come to libraries to create original content and train on skills critical to compete in today’s economy. Library members range from toddlers learning to read, to entrepreneurs learning to use 3D printers. Learn more about today’s Maryland libraries.


  • Mary Hastler, CEO, Harford County Public Library, Immediate Past President of Maryland Association of Public Library Administrators
  • Mary Baykan, Director, Washington County Free Library
  • Morgan Miller, Acting Director, Cecil County Public Library
  • Valerie Gross, CEO & President, Howard County Library

Date/Time: Friday, August 19, 2016; 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM

The MACo summer conference will be held August 17-20, 2016 at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City Maryland. This year the conference’s theme is “Cyber Solutions: Counties in the Digital Age.”

Learn more about MACo’s Summer Conference: