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What’s Your Plan?: School Library Instruction and Programming in the Age of COVID-19

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • 336


  • The webinar registration fee includes membership to MASL for 2020/2021.

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As schools in Maine prepare to reopen, it’s crucial that school library staff plan for library instruction and programming that meet the needs of students and teachers. MASL invites you to attend a panel discussion about school library programs during the COVID-19 crisis. School librarians, Tina Berumen, Anita Cellucci, Amanda Jones and Matthew Winner will share ideas for library programming, instruction, collaboration and leadership. The webinar will also highlight information from AASL’s document, “School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions.”

This webinar is free to MASL members. Non-members may register for $25. The $25 webinar registration fee includes one year of MASL membership and access to other MASL webinars during the membership year.

Tina Berumen is the coordinator of library services for Coppell ISD in Coppell, Texas. Tina has been a STEM School Librarian and has presented on STEM in the Library, Makerspaces, Global Connections, E-Books and Digital Resources. She is an active member of the Texas Library Association, Texas Computer Library Association and an advisory board member for the Mackin Educational Resources Transform Your School Library movement. 

Anita Cellucci is a teacher librarian at Westborough High School in Westborough, MA, and she teaches courses at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Anita was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2019, and she was a School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year Award Finalist in 2016. Anita has been recognized for her work with social emotional learning in schools and in the school library. Anita is Director at Large for the AASL Board. She worked with the AASL committee that wrote the framework, School Librarian Role in Pandemic Learning Conditions.

Amanda Jones is the school librarian at Live Oak Middle School Library in Watson, Louisiana. Amanda is currently 2nd Vice President/1st Chair Elect of the Louisiana Association of School Librarians, and her library was the winner of the 2019 LLA James O Modisette Award for middle school library programming. She is the 2020 Louisiana School Librarian of the Year, the 2019 LACUE Middle/Junior Teacher of the Year, and the 2019 Social Media Superstar Program Pioneer for the American Association of School Librarians. Amanda recently hosted the webinar: Navigating School Library Programming in the Face of COVID-19.

Matthew Winner is the lead Lower School Librarian at McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland. He is the host of The Children's Book Podcast, and he co-hosts Kidlit These Days, a Book Riot podcast pairing the best of children’s literature with what’s going on in the world today. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. In June, Matthew published the Demco article, “Ways School Librarians Can Serve Students in Fall 2020.”

MASL's 2022 Spring Symposium "Moving Forward Together" will take place in person at Bangor High School on May 14, 2022 from 8:30 to 4. All attendees will be required to wear masks and be vaccinated.

We are thrilled to announce that we will host two virtual speakers: school librarian Nancy Jo Lambert and author Maia Kobabe. We also plan to present live sessions. Lunch and other light refreshments will be provided.

2022 Spring Symposium Schedule:


Check in, breakfast, exhibitors, networking


Opening: President’s Address, Awards Presentations






Keynote: Nancy Jo Lambert


Lunch, exhibitors, networking


Keynote: Maia Kobabe


Break, cookies, exhibitors, networking




Unconference Discussion Groups


Scholarship raffle, exit survey, certificates

We do reserve the right to convert this conference to virtual format if COVID conditions necessitate doing so. Registration and payment must be completed online. Registration is $50 for members, $65 for non-members. Scholarships to cover registration or lodging expenses are available for MASL members. More information will be forthcoming about lodging options. 

To cancel your registration you must contact Cancellations after 4/30/22 will forfeit the registration fee. 

MASL would like to thank our sponsors: Capstone, Paul & Rosalie DiCrescenzo, Ebsco and Gale for their generous support of this conference.


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