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MASL Advocacy Portfolio Workshop

  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021
  • 5 sessions
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:30 PM 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 6:30 PM 7:00 PM (EDT)
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020, 6:30 PM 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020, 6:30 PM 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 6:30 PM 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Zoom


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MASL is excited to offer a professional learning opportunity this fall to build your own Advocacy Portfolio. Our goal is to support and empower you as an advocate for a strong library program in your school. We know the economic forecast may be bleak in the coming years, and we want your decision-makers to know just how much value you add to your school’s instructional program. In an effort to help you spread the word about all the good work you do, MASL has developed a portfolio curriculum tied to the shared foundations of our AASL Standards. 

But wait! I don’t have time for one more thing!” We hear you. But this is important for the learners of Maine, and having a dedicated library staff is essential to providing those learners with a strong library program. Each month there will be prompts for items to collect, curate, and document -- most of which you may already have, such as newsletter submissions, documentation of ways you are providing services to remote learners, etc. We are not looking to add to what’s already on your plate, but rather  to help you think about how to document and curate the amazing work you’re already doing

WHO: MASL Members Only

WHAT: Access to the curriculum and prompts to build your own Advocacy Portfolio, with an option to attend monthly check-ins with a grade level cohort.

WHEN: Cohort meetings will occur from 6:30-7pm on the same night as MASL Board meetings. We will also add a December cohort meeting.

9/15 6:30pm

10/14 6:30pm

11/19 6:30pm

12/15 6:30pm (special cohort only meeting)

1/12 6:30pm (debrief meeting)

Register now for this opportunity -- our first cohort meeting is just around the corner! 5 contact hours will be available for participants.

Have questions? Please send inquiries to Iris Eichenlaub at

The MASL Advocacy Committee

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.


.                            Gale, A Cengage Company




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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