The Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL) provides connections for creating and advancing effective school library programs through professional development, advocacy, and community-building.


  • 08 Oct 2015 3:39 PM | Janet Patterson

    Money is tight for libraries everywhere.  The Maine State Library provides a webpage of resources for those looking for possible grants.  Included are grant writing tips and contact information.  Check it out!

  • 28 Jul 2015 11:24 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)

    Looking to get your membership renewed now that the new fiscal year has started? You'll find the 2015-16 form on the membership page .

  • 02 Mar 2014 11:01 AM | Janet Patterson
    Ever wonder what goes on at a MASL Meeting?  Minutes from past MASL Minutes are now available on our webpage.  Click here or look under About Us / History.  New minutes will be posted after Board approval.
  • 09 Jan 2014 2:40 PM | Association Manager (Administrator)

    The MASL Board will be working on revamping their committee structure as part of their Constitutional update this year.  If interested in serving or providing feedback contact MASL

    Committee Chart.xlsx


  • 12 Nov 2013 10:23 AM | Association Manager (Administrator)
    MASL has just received word that Nancy Watson, LMS at Bangor High School has secured permission for MASL to hold it's 2014 Spring Fling at BHS on May 3rd.  Details for the event are being worked on and will be posted as they become available.
  • 14 Jun 2013 12:44 PM | Association Manager (Administrator)
    We have just posted the membership form for 2013-14.  We know that some of you have to get your memberships in at the very beginning of the District's fiscal year.  Hope this helps
  • 30 Apr 2013 9:57 AM | Deborah Gahm
    Welcome Sherry Dolloff aboard as the School Library/Technology Planning Coordinator K-12.  Long title!  She will take over for Pam Goucher at the end of the school year.  Pam succeeded Sylvia Norton.  


    Sherry began her library career at Lake Region Middle School.  She has also been librarian at Windham Middle School and is currently at Memorial Middle School in South Portland.  

  • 08 Feb 2013 7:22 AM | Eileen Broderick

    See the above link for a listing of school library impact studies.  These studies demonstrate the value of strong school library programs with certified librarians.
  • 24 Nov 2012 1:16 PM | Deborah Gahm
    Eileen Broderick, President of MASL, has been invited to become one of
    the members of the State Literacy Team Advisory Board.  Stephen L. Bowen,
    Maine Commissioner of Education, invited Eileen to join the advisory
    Board because she is “one of the individuals in our State with literacy
    expertise that could inform implementation of Literacy for ME “. 

    This is a two year position. The Advisory Board will work to create
    partnerships to encourage collaborative work in Maine communities to
    improve literacy learning.  The Maine Department of Education has
    prioritized this plan in order to increase success in post-secondary
    education, careers, citizenship and improve literate abilities.    MASL
    will be listed as a literacy partner.

    Congratulations Eileen!
  • 26 Sep 2012 1:17 PM | Deborah Gahm

    With the shift to Wild Apricot as our website host in the cloud, MASL says goodbye and a very, grateful THANK YOU to Gail Garthwait for her role as the Webmaster for the MASL site.  Gail has been the webmaster almost from the infancy of our MASL presence on the web.   Her expertise in web design and maintenance has been invaluable to our organization. 

    Gail has been a very active member of MASL (formerly MEMA) for many years.  She was the Library Media Specialist a the Asa Adams Elementary School in Orono before shifting to the University of Maine.  Gail was also one of the co-authors of the series “Maine Sampler” which integrated library media skills into activities associated with particular books for elementary school students. 

    Small wonder that Gail was one of two who were given the 2012 Outstanding Teaching Award from the University of Maine.  This award is presented each year to a faculty member of the College of Education and Human Development.  The awardee is chosen because s/he has “demonstrated outstanding commitment to and ability in the teaching area.”


    Congratulations and a hearty Thank You to Gail!


Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL)

c/o Maine State Library

64 State House Station

Augusta, ME 04333-0064

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software