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Nettie Barcroft Taylor, retired Maryland State Librarian, dies

Nettie Barcroft Taylor, retired Maryland State Librarian, dies

Nettie Barcroft Taylor, a retired Maryland State Librarian credited with forging an effective state library network and who was much esteemed in her profession, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 at her Gwynn Oak-area home.

She was 102.

"Nettie Taylor was a driving force in making public libraries in Maryland some of the best in the nation," said Librarian of Congress Carla D. Hayden.

"I always looked up to her in awe on the impact she has made on the profession," said Ms. Hayden, who formerly headed the Enoch Pratt Free Library in...

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