Maryland State Library Resource Center

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Maryland Statewide Circulation Conference - Maryland State Library Resource Center

Maryland Statewide Circulation Conference


About

The Maryland Statewide Circulation Conference is the annual public service conference for library staff throughout Maryland. The conference brings together presentations on the latest trends in circulation, customer service and other relevant topics for library staff.

This year's conference was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, August 22, 2023 and in-person at the State Library Resource Center on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.

SCHEDULE & SESSION DESCRIPTIONS



Questions

If you have any questions about the conference, please contact Paula Mitchell (pmitchell@prattlibrary.org).



2023 Sessions

Tuesday, August 22nd (virtual)

Keynote Address - Make the Workplace Your Stage!
Levi Branson, Circulation Services Supervisor - C. Burr Arts Public Library (Frederick County Public Library) & Anita Crawford, Processing Supervisor - Technical Services (Baltimore County Public Library)

"All the world's a stage" and you play a part. Levi Branson and Anita Crawford will use a theater production workplace as an analogy to help you uncover ways to increase self-awareness to help you grow professionally and grow your professional relationships for a balanced work environment. Using the lens of a different workplace to view your work experience will provide an opportunity to refocus perspectives on what is possible and positive to have you feeling like a star in your role.

VIDEO



Libraries 101 for Support Staff
John Jewitt, Manager - Social Science & History & Chelsea Shockley, Digital Equity Coordinator (Maryland State Library Resource Center/Enoch Pratt Free Library)

Librarianship principles may not be a part of the standard training for circulation and support staff, but these concepts are important to all working in libraries. This session provides an opportunity to take a brief trip to the past as we explore the history of libraries and how they have transformed. Learn about how ALA's Core Values of Librarianship and ethics guide our everyday work in libraries.

VIDEO



United Way's 30|30 Experience
Hosted by United Way of Central Maryland

Every day, our neighbors are fighting with all they've got to make ends meet. In United Way of Central Maryland's interactive 30|30 Experience, you'll navigate 30 days of difficult, often life-altering decisions.

You will interactively walk in the shoes as the head of a family who is asset-limited, income-constrained, employed (ALICE) and the daily real-world decisions they make in a month.

Whether the 30|30 Experience opens your eyes to the struggles others face—or affirms your lived experience—you'll leave it better equipped to share with others the challenges and choices many face every day.