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2018 MASL Fall Forum

Mark your calendars and fill out those purchase order requests: Registration for the 2018 MASL Fall Forum is now open! 

MASL will return to the beautiful campus of the Camden Hills Regional High School on October 20, 2018, from 9 am to 3 pm.

This event will focus on Advocacy Without Walls, sessions to hone your messaging, take charge of your library brand, and support your stakeholders. 

Get your Advocacy Tool Kit ready for the school year at the MASL Fall Forum. Join us!

Interested in presenting? The Call For Presenters form will be open until August 10, 2018. https://bit.ly/2JPRIJZ



Congratulations to the Superstar Support Staff inducted into this year's MASL Hall of Excellence!

The School Library Journal recently published an article titled "It's Not Futile: Fighting Job Cuts" that highlights advocacy action steps recommended by Librarian Elissa Malespina. To read the article, click here.


The Future of School Libraries, Knowledge Quest, vol. 46 no. 4

The new AASL National Standards

With the arrival of the New National Standards AASL has unveiled a comprehensive collection of resources via the standards.aasl.org website. Watch videos, download infographics, and read about the frameworks, shared foundations, and common beliefs. AASL members can also access archived webinars through eCOLLAB about understanding and using the standards to improve instruction and leadership.

Problem Scoping: Design Thinking and Close Reading by Megan Blakemore, teacher librarian in South Portland Schools. 

"Problem scoping is an essential skill not only because it defines the parameters of the problem, but also because a clearly defined problem leads to new design ideas."

Access the full article via Minerva here. Mrs. Blakemore is a member of AASL and a board member at large for MASL. 

Maine Effective School Library Program Standards

To view, download or print the standards, visit: goo.gl/VUk8Ew

To Print Standards as Chapter XII for the Maine School Librarian Handbook, visit: goo.gl/fS59Ht

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