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MASL Annual Business Meeting

You are invited to join the Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL) at the November Annual Business meeting on Saturday, November 14th (9am-12noon) at the Falmouth Middle School. 

MASL is listening, and MASL is responding.  We want your voice to be heard. Learn more about our new regional library groups and meet your fellow members.  See how our spring meeting is changing both in name and content. Engage in conversations about how MASL can better help you.

Register today for FREE.  Contact hours will be provided.

Hello School Library Staff, and welcome to the new school year!

This year, the Executive Board of the Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL) has a goal to foster the communication and collegiality of library staff throughout the state.  Similar to the regional groups used by American Association of School Librarians (AASL), MASL has developed regional groups of all school library staff as a means to accomplish this goal.

Members of each of our regions are encouraged to communicate face-to-face, virtually, by email, by phone or any combination thereof to support one another and share information.  We recognize how busy you are at work and home, and do not intend to add to your already full plate. We endeavor to establish a monthly communication opportunity.  MASL members and non-members alike are invited to participate in this group. Everyone's voice deserves recognition. Every voice is valuable.  

Check your email for news from your regional MASL liaison.  The MASL Executive Board looks forward to hearing your voice!

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Have you renewed your membership for 2015-2016?

Membership offers you:

  • Voting rights in Association business
  • Reduced rates at MASL conferences and workshops 
  • Contact hours for attendance at MASL board meetings
  • Participation in a state-wide professional learning network (PLN)
  • Scholarship opportunities 
  • Eligibility for the annual Walter J. Taranko Library Media Specialist of the Year Award or the MASL Support Staff Award
  • Opportunity to make nominations for the MASL Administrator of the Year Award

MASL membership includes opportunities to:

  • Play a vital role in the advancement of school library programs and professionalism throughout the state of Maine
  • Inform our library representative from the Department of Education
  • Represent MASL at state, regional and national conferences
  • Influence state and national legislative policies
  • Serve on the MASL Executive Board

Check here for more details.


Upcoming events

14 Nov 2015 9:00 AM • Falmouth Middle School 52 Woodville Road Falmouth ME 04105
01 Dec 2015 6:30 PM • Virtual- contact for login
08 Jan 2016 • AASL Midwinter in Boston

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