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Edna Comstock 

to be honored at  reception Sunday, Nov. 16th at

Joint Library Conference, Cross Center, Bangor, Maine

MASL invites you to join us in celebrating the upcoming retirement of Edna Comstock, Business Manager for MASL and MLA at a reception, 5pm on Sunday, November 16th Cross Center, Bangor Maine.  We are honoring Edna’s 50+ years of service to the library community; the work of retiring State Librarian Linda Lord; MASL and MLA Award recipients; and other special guests. We will also honor colleagues in the field who have retired in the last few years. If your library has someone to acknowledge, please send us their name and a photo for our wall of honor.

There is a reception fee of $30 for those who are not already registered for the conference. It covers the cost of the reception and a donation to both the MLA and MASL Scholarship funds in honor of Edna’s retirement.  If you are not already registered for the conference and wish to join us just for the reception,  follow this link and choose “Reception Only” on the Joint Conference Registration form.

To add to the scholarships, Edna has donated two signed Robert McCluskey paperbacks for an auction  during the reception. The Associations welcome additional signed works for this reception auction. Contact the MASL Business Office if you are interested in donating to the auction.

Please make time in your busy schedules to join us for this very special celebration.

   Andy Wallace named MASL Administrator of the Year for 2014

Click on the picture to read more about the award presentation and Andy's remarkable work at SPSD


 Spring Fling Advocacy Workshop gets high marks from attendees!!!  Here is what they said..... 


Advocacy Resources

from Amanda's presentation


 I enjoyed the breakout session on Advocacy - I picked up a lot of good ideas! 

Advocacy - so well prepared & presented w/many practical ideas for now & future.  Reality oriented...

Everything was great!!!

Yes.  I feel I have lots of ideas and resources to commence my work!

I wish many more school librarians would attend.  We must get the word out...offer more incentives.

All the advocacy materials & tips

yes...challenged my apathy 

I only wish I had had this two years ago!


For more information check out the survey, blog and resources pages below and look for more on Advocacy at the November 16-17 conference.

Advocacy Survey

Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Blog


Congrats to Eileen Broderick, MASL President, on her article just published in the Maine ASCD Journal

The article is titled "Student Learning and the School Library." It is in volume XXIX 2013 on p. 11-14.  Description..."Strong school library programs are key to students' learning because they build on classroom curriculum, forward higher order thinking and technology skills and provide continual access to learning through their web sites." We're working on getting copies of the article and will share that information as soon as we have it.
  Click below for a scanned copy posted with the permission of the Journal of Maine Education.

Maine ASCD, Journal of Maine Education, volume XXIX 2013,p. 11-14.                   

Way to go Sylvia!!!!                        

MASL is extremely proud to share the news that Sylvia Norton, one of our own very special school library mentors has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the American Association of School Librarians


Follow these links to read more:










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