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MASL School Library Symposium

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9 am to 3 pm at Hermon High School



AASL Standards Pre-orders


The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) is pleased to offer conference attendees of AASL Affiliate state organizations the opportunity to pre-order the National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries at the AASL member price of $99.

Please complete the order form linked below by April 18, 2018 and submit it via email to maslibraries@gmail.com or mail it to PO Box 634, Augusta, ME 04332.

AASL Standards Attendee Pre-Order Form

In addition to our awards program, MASL offers opportunities for recognition through our annual Hall of Excellence. All nominees to the this year's Hall of Excellence will be recognized at MASL's 2018 School Library Symposium. To recognize a colleague in the Hall of Excellence please complete the form at goo.gl/LPP88G.


The Future of School Libraries, Knowledge Quest, vol. 46 no. 4

The new AASL National Standards

With the arrival of the New National Standards AASL has unveiled a comprehensive collection of resources via the standards.aasl.org website. Watch videos, download infographics, and read about the frameworks, shared foundations, and common beliefs. AASL members can also access archived webinars through eCOLLAB about understanding and using the standards to improve instruction and leadership.

Problem Scoping: Design Thinking and Close Reading by Megan Blakemore, teacher librarian in South Portland Schools. 

"Problem scoping is an essential skill not only because it defines the parameters of the problem, but also because a clearly defined problem leads to new design ideas."

Access the full article via Minerva here. Mrs. Blakemore is a member of AASL and a board member at large for MASL. 

Maine Effective School Library Program Standards

To view, download or print the standards, visit: goo.gl/VUk8Ew

To Print Standards as Chapter XII for the Maine School Librarian Handbook, visit: goo.gl/fS59Ht

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