Resources especially for MASL Support Staff
Questions about certification?
Look here http://www.maine.gov/education/forms/fingerprint/letter_2.htm for information about the different Ed. Tech levels of authorization.
All school employees in Maine must be fingerprinted. Check here https://www10.informe.org/cgi-bin/dps/fingerprint/details.pl for more details and to register.
Want to advance professionally?
Undergraduate The University of Maine at Augusta http://www.uma.edu/lisdegreeprogram.html offers both an Associate’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science. Most classes are available online.
Graduate (to become a certified Library MediaSpecialist in Maine requires a Master’s degree)
The American Library Association http://www.ala.org/ala/accreditation/lisdirb/lisdirectory.htm has information on several accredited Master’s degree programs.
Just looking for Professional Development?
Maine has recently joined Webjunction http://me.webjunction.org/do/Home which offers many library learning opportunities online.
The annual Reading Round-Up conference http://www.maine.gov/msl/mrls/services/rru/index.shtml provides excellent opportunities as well.
MASL and the Maine Library Association provide a joint library conference http://www.mainelibraries.info/ .
Need more information?
Check out these other Library Organizations
Maine Library Association http://www.mainelibraries.org/
New England Library Association http://www.nelib.org/
New England Educational Media Association http://www.neema.org/
American Library Association http://www.ala.org/
American Association of School Libraries http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslindex.cfm
Check out these educational organizations
Maine Education Association http://www.maine.nea.org
National Education Association http://www.nea.org/index.html
Look here for library jobs in Maine http://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/jobjar.shtml
School jobs can be found here http://www.servingschools.com/html/
Join the state library listserv http://www.maslibraries.org/resources/melibs.html