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Marion Satterthwaite 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.


  • A history of effort and commitment that has improved service in Maryland Libraries
  • A history of effort and commitment that has fostered and sustained library advocacy in Maryland.

Satterthwaite award recipients

2017 Martha Grahame, Calvert Library and Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
2016  Susan Schmidt, Montgomery County Public Library, Media Assistant MCPS
2015  Judith McKinney, Cecil County Public Library Board
2014  No Award
2013  Mary Baykan, Director, Washington County Free Library
2012  Lynn Wheeler, CML Board Member and Past President
2011  Pat Fisher, CML Board Member and Past President
2010  Natalie Edington, MLA Federal Legislative Chair
2009  Ruth Showalter, Calvert County Library, former CML Board member
2008  Mary Ann Chasen, Lexington Park, St. Mary's Co. Library
2007  Mary Mallery, CML Executive Director
2006  Due to venue change for presentation, there was no award this year
2005  David Goldsmith and Maurice Rindskopf, CML Board Members
2004  Mitzi Perdue
2003  Everett Friedman, Randallstown Friends of the Baltimore County Library
2002  Nettie Taylor, Former State Librarian
2001  Baltimore Sun Reading by 9 project
2000  Estelle Williamson, DLDS
1999  Mary Lou Dewey, Carroll County Public Library and CML
1998  Del. Sheila Hixson
1995  Kitty Hurrey, Southern Maryland Regional Library
1992 - Douglas Hill, President, Friends of the Cecil County Public Library

 Award process for the Marion Satterthwaite 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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