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Davis McCarn Technology Award

Presented annually by the CML President in recognition of outstanding achievement that has improved library service and library advocacy in Maryland. Includes a framed certificate, a book store gift certificate in the amount of $100, recognition in the CML Newsletter, on the CML web site and in other CML publicity as appropriate.


    • Given to a library trustee, advocate or paid library staff member for:
    • Innovative use of technology to improve library service in Maryland, or
    • Innovative use of technology to improve library advocacy in Maryland, or
    • Effort and commitment to using existing technology applications to improve library service and library advocacy.

McCarn Award Recipients

2017 Steve Potash, President and Chief Executive Officer, OverDrive
2016 John Courie, IT Manager, Caroline County Public Library
2015 Dr. Claude Walston, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland
2014 Tracy Carroll, Western Maryland Regional Library and Louise LeTendre, Harford County Public Library Board of             Trustees
2013 Stuart Ragland and Michael Walsh, SAILOR
2012  Carroll County Public Library eReader Team (Bryan Hissong, Christina Kuntz, Patty Sundberg)
2011  Jill Craig, Western Maryland Regional Library
2010  Maurice Coleman, Technical Trainer, Harford County Public Library
2009  Craig Abresch, Eastern Shore Regional Library
2008  Nini Beegan
2007  Joseph A. Thompson, Jr.
2006  Due to venue change for presentation, there was no award this year
2005  Bob Kuntz, Carroll County Public Library for CML and MLA
2004  Michael Osborne, CML Board Member, Former DLDS staff member
2003  Patricia Wallace, Enoch Pratt Free Library
2002  Scott Reinhart, Carroll County Public Library

Award process for the Davis McCarn Technology Award

    • Nominations are made by current and emeritus CML Board members or other interested individuals.
    • An Awards Committee of three people reviews the nominations and makes recommendations to the CML Board prior to the Annual Meeting.
    • If the proposed nominations are approved by the Board, Award Committee members prepare the presentations.
    • The awards are presented by the President at the CML Annual Meeting and announced at the MLA Annual Conference. 

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