Most years, MSL offers funds for public libraries to send staff to the MLA/DLA Conference in Cambridge, Maryland.
This year (2021-2022), the Maryland State Library Agency is combining the Staff Development grant and the MLA Conference Grant Awards to make the grant process a little easier to administer for everyone. MLA is scheduled to take place in person May 4-6, 2022. All SD-MLA Grants have been awarded and are housed on the new MSL grants portal.
The grant award period is from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022.