Maine Association of School Libraries

Resources especially for MASL Support Staff

 

Questions about certification?

 

Look here  http://maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/edtech/index.html for information about the different Ed. Tech levels of authorization.

 

All school employees in Maine must be fingerprinted.  Check here http://maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.html  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/accreditedprograms/ 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 in April http://evanced.info/maine/evanced/eventcalendar.asp?libnum=0 provides excellent opportunities as well.


 Check out the Maine State Library for Continuing Education opportunities   http://www.maine.gov/msl/libs/ce/index.shtml


MASL and the Maine Library Association provide a joint library conference -- Check out their Events page for more information.

 

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 School Library Association http://www.neslaonline.org/home

American Library Association http://www.ala.org/

American Association of School Libraries http://www.ala.org/aasl/

 

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.maine.gov/msl/libs/listservs.htm


***Last updated 4.26.2014


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