Maine Association of School Libraries

Resources especially for MASL Support Staff

 

Questions about certification?

 

Look http://www.maine.gov/doe/cds/guidance/jobdescriptions/index.html here  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

 

Other resources

 

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

 
 

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