MASL's annual Fall Forum is an opportunity for collegial sharing and professional development designed specifically for school library staff.
Focused Morning: This year's Forum will be focused on the theme of Intellectual Freedom. We will spend the morning learning from the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom about how to advocate for all learners through policy and collection development and access.
Breakout Sessions: There will be a variety of breakout sessions and time for networking throughout the day. The sessions are currently being planned, but so far we have presentations from Gale and Portland Stage booked. Check back in a week or so for more details.
Share the Wealth: In addition to great presentations, registrants will be invited to participate in a share session. We know great things are happening in Maine's school libraries. This is your chance to share something happening in your library and support great programming in other schools. Registrants are encouraged to add a slide to this Spread the Wealth presentation. It could be a lesson, a great read aloud, a program, some new signage--anything that you have implemented that supports learning. You will have a chance to briefly share your slide (plan on speaking for 1-5 minutes).
Call to Action: Also embedded in the day will be a presentation on specific advocacy actions you can take to support school libraries across the state.