Maine Association of School Libraries

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Please join us and support MASL’s Big Audacious Goal

“That all school community members understand, value and support effective school library programs.”

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What is MASL?

We are the Maine Association of School Libraries formed in 1974 and dedicated to promoting quality library media services in all Maine schools. We welcome all who work in school libraries or who are interested in promoting them.

Membership offers you:

  • SUPPORT in the form of curriculum materials
  • A VOICE & A VOTE in Association business
  • REDUCED RATES at MASL conferences and workshops
  • NEWS of state, regional and national library media trends and events
  • GUIDELINES to use in the development of policies, program and facilities
  • OPPORTUNITIES to share goals, challenges and successes with others working in the school library profession
  • ACCESS to leaders in the school library field who participate as conference speakers and workshop leaders

MASL supports the integration of learning experiences throughout the curriculum and the integration of new technologies into the learning environment

  • OFFERS scholarships to MASL members who are pursuing careers in school librarianship.
  • BELIEVES that the Library Media Specialist and support staff play a unique role in integrating information skills throughout the school's instructional program.
  • PRODUCES exemplary materials which may be used in instruction and implementation of curriculum related information skills.
  • WORKS with groups such as the Maine Library Association and the Maine State Library to improve libraries throughout the state.
  • MONITORS state and national legislation relating to school and public libraries and offers support to appropriate legislation.
  • OFFERS opportunities for meaningful continuing education.
  • AWARDS the Walter J. Taranko Library Media Specialist of the Year Award to an outstanding Maine School Library Media Specialist annually.
  • PROVIDES an Administrator of the Year Award to recognized Administrators who support school library programs in Maine.
  • CREATES realistic and meaningful guidelines for implementing successful school library programs.
  • MAINTAINS a web page with information about all of the above and with links to other relevant sites.

   Membership can be completed using the online form which follows or by downloading the PDF version of the MASL Membership Form.

New form up for  2013-14 Membership year :2013-14 Form.pdf

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