An inter local agreement between the county and the college has resulted in the appointment of Mavour Braswell to work as the Dean of Libraries for Howard College, and will also be the oversight librarian for the Howard County Library. She will be initiating a research project to look into possibilities for a combined county and college library, however, there is no definite plan at this time.
Dr. Cheryl Sparks stated that this idea had been around since the 1980s and it’s come up a few times since then in an effort to attempt to save tax payers money by coming up with a library that can serve the needs of everyone in the county. This is an idea that was inspired by different models of combined libraries in different parts of the country.
When asked what her first actions would be for both the public and the college library, Dean of the Libraries Mavour Braswell stated that she would like to add more programming for the community and update the webpage for the Howard County Library. She also stated that she would like to make more online resources and virtual services available for the Howard College Library.