Past Events:

MAILL Maryland Inter-library Loan

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November 9, 2022

11 AM – 3 PM

This was a hybrid meeting held in the Poe Room of Enoch Pratt Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD  21201 and via Zoom. 


10:30 – 11:00 Check in

11:00 – 11:15  Welcome/Opening Remarks

11:15 – 11:50  MAILL Update/Housekeeping

11:50 – 12:00  Bio Break

12:00 – 12:45  Workflow Discussion: Centralized vs. Decentralized ILL Processing,

                        Mediated vs. Non-mediated Requests

12:45 – 1:45    Lunch break (walkable options in the area or bring your own)

1:45 – 2:30      ILL Software Workflow Discussion: OCLC, Relais, etc.

2:30 – 3:00      Wrap up

3:00 – 4:30      Optional tour of Pratt


May 18, 2022

9 AM – 1 PM

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9:00 – 9:15 AM Welcome & Introductions

9:15 – 9:30 AM Overview of MAILL Website  

9:30 – 10:15 AM Presentation/OCLC Resource Sharing with Stacy Brunner and Jenny Rosenfield

10:15 – 10:30 AM Q & A

10:30 – 10:40 AM Bio Break

10:40 – 11:25 AM Presentation/SLRC with Paula Mitchell

11:25 – 11:40 AM Q & A

11:40 – 11:50 AM Bio Break

11:50 – 12:30 PM Breakout Sessions

  • Relais Discussion Hosted by Erin Doherty to include maintenance of queues, use of messaging feature, etc.
  • OCLC Discussion hosted by Andie Craley to include filling ILL requests for electronic documents, using various available online resources, MD reciprocal borrowing, etc. 

12:30 – 12:55 PM Trivia game (with prizes) related to MAILL’s 36 year history.  HINT: Answers can be found on MAILL’s website. 

12:55 – 1:00 PM Wrap Up


Fall Meeting

November 10, 2021

Where:  Online

When:  Wednesday November 10th, 2021 (9am-12pm)

Cost:  Free for MAILL members.  (Click here to join MAILL and receive the meeting link)


9:00 – 9:15am        Greetings and housekeeping

9:15 – 10:00am      Overview of MAILL: What it is.  What we want it to be

10:00 -10:30am     Description of board position call for candidates. Discussion, Election

10:30 – 10:45am    Break

10:45 – 11:30am    Break out sessions

11:30  – 12:00pm  Final discussion and closing remarks


Fall Forum

November 13th, 2018

Robert L. Bogomolny Library

University of Baltimore

Where:  1420 Maryland Avenue Baltimore, MD  21217

When:  Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Cost:  Free for MAILL members. Non-members, $20.00 at the door (fee includes conference attendance plus MAILL membership for 1 year)


9:00 – 9:30 am        Sign in /Breakfast

9:30 – 10:00 am    Opening Remarks / Renée Cuthbert

10:00 – 10:30 am    MAILL Update

10:30 – 11:00 am   Alisa Whitt

  • ILLiad to Tipasa
  • Resource Sharing Updates
  • ILLiad 9.0

11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Robert Fernandez,

  • Wikipedia

12:00 – 1:00pm                Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm                  Breakout Sessions

2:00 – 2:30 pm                 Survey / Ideas / That’s a Wrap


Campus map:

Nearby Restaurants:,-76.6266946,15z/data=!3m1!4b1



Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Prince George’s Community College

(Accokeek Hall 221)

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Where: 301 Largo Rd, Largo, MD 20774

When:  Thursday, July 12th, 10:00 am – 2:30 pm  (sign in 9:00 – 9:30 am)

Cost: $20.00 at the door (fee includes conference attendance plus MAILL membership for 1 year)


9:00 – 9:30 am        Breakfast (Provided by PGCC)

9:30 – 10:00 am     Opening Remarks

10:00 – 10:30 am    MAILL Update

  •  Collecting Dues, etc.
  • New Chair Elect
  • Membership

10:30 – 11:00 am    ILL News Update

  • Public Library News – Barbara / Erin
  • ILLiad/Tipasa – Don / Renée
  • Alma / Primo (What’s Up with That)

11:00 am – 12:00 pm    Speakers:

Emily Guhde, Director of Library Assessment Georgetown University

Dr. Lisa Frehill, Senior Statistician Institute of Museum and Library Services

12:00 – 1:00pm                Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm                  Breakout Sessions

2:00 – 2:30 pm                 Survey / Ideas / That’s a Wrap


Campus map:

Nearby Restaurants:,-76.8358934,15z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!2m7!3m6!1sRestaurants!2s301+Largo+Rd,+Upper+Marlboro,+MD+20774!3s0x89b7bfe1db1ffb9f:0x498b87ca8488f3ee!4m2!1d-76.8271386!2d38.8875086


MAILL 2017 FALL Forum

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

Stevenson University (Greenspring Campus) 



Where: 1525 Greenspring Valley Rd, Stevenson, MD 21153

When:  Wednesday, November 29th 9:00 am – 2:30 pm  (sign in 8:00 – 9:00 am)

Cost: Free


Planned Schedule:

8:00-9:00 – Sign in, coffee, updates

9:00-10:00 – OCLC Update

10:00-10:15 – Break

10:15-11:00 – Tipasa Demo

11:00-12:00 – Round table

12:00-1:30 – Lunch

1:30-2:30 – Tour of Stevenson Library


Campus map:

Nearby Restaurants:

On Campus – [2-minute walk]

  • Mustang Grill

Greenspring Station – [6-minute drive]

  • Joey Chiu’s Greenspring Inn
  • Stone Mill Bakery
  • Tark’s Grill
  • The Wine Merchant and Deli

Quarry Lake at Greenspring – [9-minute drive]

  • California Tortilla
  • Jasmine Asian Bistro
  • La Food Marketa
  • Pizza blitz
  • Quarry Bagel and Café
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • The Fresh Market

Festival at Woodholme – [10-minute drive]

  • Trader Joes
  • Starbucks
  • Chipotle
  • Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
  • Cold Stone Creamery





Wednesday, June 14, 2017
University of Maryland College Park

Where: McKeldin Library room 6107,  , College Park, MD 20742 [map]

When:  Wednesday, June 14th  9:00am – 3:30pm

Cost: $20.00 at the door (fee includes conference attendance plus MAILL membership for 1 year)



November 15, 2016
St. John’s College, Annapolis MD

MAILL Member Update

All members are reminded that during the spring/summer 2017 meeting we will be seeking a Vice Chair (Chair-Elect) and Treasurer. Please consider volunteering for one of these seats next year.

There are currently 42 standing members representing Special, Public & academic libraries in Maryland from as far west as Frostburg to the Eastern Shore. Our membership is open to resource sharing staff in the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Attending members discussed how to grow our membership including being a presence at the upcoming ACRL conference next spring in Baltimore, sending more notes to ILL listservs in Maryland and DC.

MAILL board relies on member feedback and recommendations for all meetings and conference agendas. Please submit any recommendations and feedback to Feedback from our 2015 survey and recommendations from last summer’s conference helped shape our 2016 Fall Forum

Notes from Roundtable Discussions

Free Resources on the Internet

MAILL 2016 Conference
Friday, May 20, 2016
McDaniel College Westminster, MD
[conference schedule]

Where: McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, MD 21157 [map] 
When:  Friday, May 20th  9:00am – 3:00pm
Cost: $20.00 (fee includes: attendance, lunch, and MAILL membership for 1 year)
Parking:  Free parking is available in the ANW parking lot [directions and campus map]


Fall General Meeting, November 2015

Held at the Miller branch of the Howard County Library System, this very productive meeting resulted in changes to the Bylaws and the election of 2 new Board members.  A tour of the hub of  HCLS’s ILL services was given by ILL Supervisor, Beth Tribe.  We give thanks to Beth and all of the helpful and indulgent staff members of the Miller branch of the HCLS!!!

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Photo courtesy of HCPLS                                             Tour group


Ho Co Pub Lib4    Ho Co Pub Lib Beth Tribe

ILL Dept.                                                                             Beth Tribe explaining the process

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Tour Group                                                                      Beth & Cara Sabolcik (Chair)


Beth Tribe, Erin Doherty, Lisa Russell


Fall 2015 MAILL attendees


2015 Executive board: Lisa Russell, Sean Hogan, Barbara Blummer, Cara Sabolcik, Erin Doherty


2015 Executive board: Lisa Russell, Sean Hogan, Barbara Blummer, Cara Sabolcik, Erin Doherty


2015 Executive board: Lisa Russell, Sean Hogan, Barbara Blummer, Cara Sabolcik, Erin Doherty

Marina Seminar, January 2015

Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free library, this event was very informative and well attended. A big thank you to the ILL staff at EPFL!

Enoch_pratt_library    MILO1 
                      Front of EPFL                                                             MILO Staff                                            
Marina slip      Milo3 @ Enoch Pratt
                        Marina Slips                                           Barbara Blummer (Treasurer)
                                                                                          Lisa Russell (Chair)
                                                                                          Chi Quach (Member)
                                                                                          Cara Sabolcik (Vice Chair)
 Milo2 @ Enoch Pratt    Milo @ Enoch Pratt
                           Sorting bins                                                          More sorting bins!                             
Milo @ Enoch Pratt Chi Quach & Lisa Russell    
         Chi Quach (member)                       
          Lisa Russell (Chair)                         

 Summer Conference, June 2014

This summer conference was a big success! Members of the greater ILL community spoke and we listened and are prepared to make important changes to improve MAILL’s service to its members.  Thanks to all who attended and for identifying your needs and topics of concern.  A few pictures and opening presentation from the event follow, enjoy!

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OCLC Speaker, Michael Cosentino                                         The Gentleman’s Table 😉


Table 1                                                                                  Table 2


Table 3                                                                                     Table 4


Link to the Opening Presentation: Voyage of MAILL

Links to flyers for past events:

Seminar on Marina Services at Enoch Pratt- January 2015



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