CALD and MDL Annual Spring Meeting

Friday, April 20, 2018

9:00 am - 3:45 pm

Loyola Graduate Center, Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Rd., Columbia, MD 21045

Managing Ourselves While Managing Others

The joint Congress of Academic Library Directors (CALD) and Maryland Digital Library (MDL) 2018 Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity for directors and mid-level managers to reflect on leadership. Thinking about current practices and planning for the future are ongoing areas of concern for anyone who supervises others, and developing tools to manage ourselves while managing others can alleviate some of the stress associated with leadership. The presenters will help you build your toolkit with sessions on team-building, difficult conversations, and succession planning among others.

The meeting will begin with a keynote address from Rod Bourn from Harford Community College on Mindful Leadership: Managing Yourself & Others to Strategically Achieve your Goals. The morning will also include the following concurrent sessions:

The MDL and the CALD annual business meetings will take place during lunch.

After lunch Deborah Nolan of Towson University will present a general session on Managing Difficult Conversations, followed by a panel session on Millennials in Management with Catherine Johnson, U.S. Naval Academy; Ashley Todd-Diaz, Towson University; and Christine Vasica, Anne Arundel Community College.

Registration is free for one member of an institution with paid dues; $25 for all other attendees. To register, go to the Maryland Library Association.

CALD and MDL Annual Spring Meeting

Friday, April 21, 2017

Coffee & tea 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Meeting 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM

Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury, MD 21801

Library Buildings

The joint Congress of Academic Library Directors (CALD) and Maryland Digital Library (MDL) 2017 Annual Meeting at Salisbury University on Friday, April 21, 2017 will focus on library building issues, especially the trend towards multi-purpose facilities that host multiple services such as maker spaces, art galleries, IT labs, writing centers, museums, tutoring centers, cafes, etc. The setting is the library in Salisbury University’s new Guerrieri Academic Commons, an exemplar of a multi-purpose, multi-service facility. Tours will be included, of course!

The meeting will include a keynote address from Kelly Brubaker, an architect with Shepley Bulfinch in Boston, who has experience designing multi-purpose library buildings. The morning will conclude with presentations about recent innovative projects at Hagerstown Community College (Jennifer Adams), Loyola/Notre Dame (Katy O’Neill and Joanne Helouvry), Towson University (Deborah Nolan), and the Priddy Library serving the Universities at Shady Grove (Irene Munster and Toni Negro).

After lunch, Cindy Steinhoff of Anne Arundel Community College and Charles Rudalavage, of EwingCole Architects in Philadelphia, will describe a process for assessing a library project, regardless of scale or scope, after it has been tested by use. Bea Hardy, Salisbury’s Dean of Libraries & Instructional Resources, will share lessons learned from planning and living in their building.

The MDL and the CALD annual business meetings will take place during lunch.


CALD Annual Spring Meeting & Program

Friday, April 8, 2016

Coffee & tea 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM
Meeting 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Loyola University Maryland – Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (free parking)

Looking Toward the Future:
A Directors' Discussion Facilitated by Maureen Sullivan

CALD, the Congress of Academic Library Directors of Maryland, will hold its 2016 annual meeting on Friday, April 8, at Loyola University’s Columbia campus. Please plan to participate in this very important and very different annual meeting. For a number of years the annual meeting’s focus has been on a program about a topic of current interest to academic libraries. This year’s meeting will be different and your participation will be vitally important. In recent months the CALD Executive Board ( has been examining CALD’s purpose and opportunities for CALD to serve you and Maryland’s academic libraries better in the future. The board has been working with Maureen Sullivan to develop a day during which your ideas will shape CALD’s future. Because the purpose of the April 8 meeting is to develop ideas for how CALD as an organization can benefit you in your role as a library director, this meeting will be limited to library directors. There will be no registration fee. However, directors who have not paid your $50 membership dues for 2015-16, please do so soon--it will help defray CALD’s costs for the April 8 meeting. The meeting will offer coffee and tea at the start of the day and a catered lunch. Because this year’s meeting focuses on the organization and its future, participation is limited to directors. The CALD bylaws state that in CALD meetings "Rights, privileges, and responsibilities of voting members shall not be delegated." The CALD Board looks forward to hearing your ideas--first, through the survey you received in February and then in greater depth during the April 8 meeting. Please add that meeting to your calendar!

CALD Annual Spring Meeting 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Loyola University Maryland – Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (free parking)

Assessment: Doing It and Using It
Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Keynote Speaker

Keynote Presentation Slides


CALD Annual Spring Meeting 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Loyola University Maryland – Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (free parking)

Flipping Collection Development:
From Stand-alone to Collaborative
Doug Way, Keynote Speaker

Library collections and access to them have changed dramatically in the past two decades. Users’ behavioral patterns and preferences, new thinking about use of space in library facilities, and the perpetual need to sustain access to the cultural heritage in library collections have been catalysts for innovative thinking about legacy print collections. Come to the CALD annual meeting and program to explore opportunities to flip collection management in Maryland’s academic libraries and learn about the roles all of our libraries can play. Keynote speaker Doug Way is Associate University Librarian for Collections and Research Services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He will speak on Better Together: Collaboration, Coordination and the Future of Academic Library Collections. He previously served as Head of Collections and Scholarly Communications at Grand Valley State University, in Allendale, Michigan. He has written and spoken extensively on the use of academic library collections, collection management, shared print programs, and scholarly communications. For more information, see detailed program schedule.

CALD Annual Spring Meeting 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Loyola University Maryland - Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (free parking)

Making an Impact:
Assessing and Communicating Library Value
Debra Gilchrist, Keynote Speaker

Going beyond basic input and output metrics to show the impact that library collections and services make on student learning, academic research, and user communities has been a hot topic in academic libraries for the past few years. However, while a philosophical framework has been put into place and the need clarified, the nuts and bolts techniques of effectively assessing and demonstrating value are still developing. Building on discussions at last year’s CALD meeting and elsewhere, we will look at the prospect of practical “on the ground” assessment and activities that will move us towards best practices of assessing and communicating library value. Our keynote speaker will be Debra Gilchrist, Dean of Libraries and Institutional Effectiveness for Pierce College and faculty member for ACRL’s Information Literacy Immersion Programs. Lightning round presentations will discuss value initiatives that libraries have undertaken, and afternoon breakout groups will allow participants to discuss ways to compellingly show our value to our stakeholders. For more information, view the detailed program schedule.



CALD Annual Spring Meeting 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Loyola University Maryland - Columbia Campus
8890 McGaw Road, Columbia, MD 21045 (free parking)

The Power of Partnerships and Sharing

It is an interesting time in Maryland. As we explore new directions for consortial initiatives in the state, let's take a day to discover how exemplary consortia model new cooperative ways of doing business. The day will begin with a panel of experts representing four different state-wide consortia. They will share with us how their consortia function and the new and innovative initiatives they are developing to take advantage of the power of partnerships and sharing. Afternoon breakout groups will allow participants to discuss and begin planning projects together. Panelists include:

Complete program and registration form available.


CALD Annual Spring Meeting 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Loyola University Maryland - Timonium, MD
2034 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093

Topic: Library Evolution Revolution: What are you doing to keep up?

The morning will start with a discussion of the "knowledge funnel" a way to understand how all advances in knowledge begin with mysteries and then move to more scientific approaches. The talk will include both stategies and resources that best serve the needs of library directors. The conversations continue in the afternoon in breakout sessions on specific topics decided by you. Get the complete program and registration form.

Featured Guest Speaker:

CALD Executive Board Annual Spring Meeting 2010

Friday, April 16, 2010, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Goucher College Athenaeum
1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Baltimore, MD 21204

Collections Management and Staffing in Difficult Economic Times

The morning program focused on the role of consortia and resource sharing among academic libraries, highlighting several statewide initiatives. The afternoon sessions discussed innovative staffing models, including reorganization based on digital projects and the use of librarian fellowships. A business meeting during lunch included updates on MDL and other statewide projects. Get the complete program.


CALD Executive Board Annual Spring Meeting 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library
200 Winston Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21212

Designing and Implementing a Library Building Project: Experiences of  Maryland Academic Libraries

This program featured a campus-wide planning perspective on library building and current insights into architectural design trends and considerations. Several directors offered a review of their building and renovation projects recently completed or underway. Plans, photographs and renderings of projects were on display.

Guest Speakers: Joseph Rizzo, Principal Architect RMJM Hillier, Dr. Deborah Leather former Dean of Libraries and Associate Provost Towson University, Ron Cristy, Vice President, Maryland Office Interiors

Featuring: Nancy Magnuson, Goucher College, John McGinty, Loyola Notre Dame Library and Dana Shimrock, Garrett College

Program Minutes

The CALD Executive Board
Annual Spring Meeting 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Albin O. Kuhn Library, 7th Floor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250

Topic: Digitization and Maryland Library Digital Projects

The program offered a glimpse of various digital projects underway, information about the kinds of projects that NEH and IMLS have funded and are looking to fund, and an overview of digital initiatives that Maryland academic libraries have completed, started, or would like to initiate if resources were available.

Keynote Speaker: Julia Maserjian, Digital Projects Coordinator, Lehigh University

Also featured: State Librarian Irene Padilla addressing state-wide initiatives affecting academic libraries, Rachel Frick (Senior Program Officer, IMLS), and Susanne M. Lodato, Director, Division of Preservation and Access (NEH)

Meeting PowerPoints:

  1. Digital Projects Challenges and Opportunities
  2. Digital Projects at Hagerstown Community College
  3. Digital Projects at the Sheridan Libraries
  4. Digital Projects at Loyola Notre Dame Library
  5. Digital Projects at Washington College
  6. Digital Projects at University of Maryland