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Librarian Survival 101: Weeding

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual


  • Registration to this event is free for members.
  • This will also give you membership through August 31, 2021. With your membership, you qualify for benefits such as discounted/free events and access to our online library of recorded professional development sessions.

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Join us for Librarian Survival 101:

A Webinar Series for School Librarians

October 26, 4 pm

Librarian Survival 101

First Session: Weeding

Please share with new librarians and ed techs! Experienced librarians also welcome.

Join us for the first webinar in a four-part series, beginning on October 26 at 4 pm. In response to the growing demand for professional development for Library Educational Technicians and Librarians new to the job, the Maine Association of School Libraries (MASL) will hold four-hour-long professional development workshops related to the services of school libraries. These will also serve as refresher courses for experienced librarians. The topics to be covered will be weeding, inclusive lending policies, best practices for read-alouds (K-5) and YA readers advisory, and assistance with the Digital Maine Library. This is free for members or pay $25 for all 4 sessions and your new membership, good through August 31, 2022, will be included.

These webinars will be recorded and stored in the members only section of our website for you to view. Portions of the recording may be blank if we use breakout rooms for short discussions.

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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