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Mentoring Matters

Friday, October 07, 2022 4:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Growth Agents

Become involved as a MASL mentor and be an agent for growth by offering support and expanding professional vision. A mentor can provide support through a one-time message or develop an ongoing relationship. Mentoring is a reflective practice for both the mentor and mentee. Expanding connections through mentoring helps strengthen our profession and Maine libraries. 

Mentoring Form

Please fill out this form to indicate your interest in being involved in our mentoring program this year. 


The MASL mentoring chair will help connect mentors and mentees. The mentoring chair, Debra Butterfield, can be contacted at for support. 

Certificate Hours

reflection log can be submitted by mentor and/or mentee to the mentoring chair to earn up to five certificate hours per school year. 

MASL Mentors in Action: 

  • Supports goal setting, planning, learning,  decision making,  problem solving, and reflecting.

  • Provides confidentiality, emotional support and encouragement. 

  • Offers resources or helps identify those related to identified needs. 

  • Models best practices for a professional learning journey.

  • Counsels, collaborates, and coaches. 

  • Draws upon MASL resources and standards in librarianship as a foundation for mentoring. 

  • Develops a mutually agreeable contact schedule and seeks support from the mentor chair as needed. 

  • Reminds mentee of the opportunity to submit the reflection log for certificate hours.


Mentoring Matters: A Practical Guide to Learning-Focused Relationships by Laura Lipton and Bruce Wellman. 

Mentorship Matters 

Nine New Teacher Librarians: An Effective Onboarding Model 

The Just-Right Mentoring Balance

~ Debra Butterfield, MASL Mentoring Chair




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Augusta, ME


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