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educator of the year

The MASL Library Support Staff Award is intended to honor Educational Technicians who have made a significant contribution to their local school library media program and/or have demonstrated commitment to those efforts at the state level. The award includes an engraved plaque for the recipient and a cash donation to the recipient's school library media program, made in the name of the recipient.  The Award is given annually and presented at both the recipient's school/district and at an appropriate MASL conference or event.


1. MASL member for at least one year, and

2. Working in any support capacity in the school library media profession in Maine

Procedure for Nomination

Nominations may come from:

  • MASL members
  • Teacher and administrators
  • Maine Department of Education or Maine State Library staff

Deadline for nominations: February 15

Email completed nomination form and documentation to: *Please do not mail*

All applications received will be acknowledged by an email confirmation.

Once the nominations deadline has passed, all nominations will be reviewed by the MASL past president. Their unnamed recommendation will be sent to the MASL Board for approval.  After the Board has approved the recommendation, the nominator of the winning candidate will be contacted to arrange presentation of the Award at an appropriate school/district event (this may include surprising the winner if appropriate).  The MASL Board will also honor the winner at an appropriate MASL event after the initial presentation in his or her school district.

Although the award is presented annually and the major emphasis is for contributions made during the previous school year, earlier and continuing activities should be included in the recommendations and will be considered in the adjudicating process.

MASL also reserves the right to forgo presenting the Support Staff Award in years when there are no candidates or when the MASL Board determines that no candidate submission meets the requirements of the Support Staff Award.

Nomination Form




Maine Association of School Libraries

c/o Maine State Library

64 State Street

Augusta, ME


"MASL" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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