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MASL Receives Intellectual Freedom Award!

Thursday, February 16, 2023 7:23 AM | Iris Eichenlaub (Administrator)

Congratulations to all of you!

MASL has been recognized by the Maine Council for English Language Arts with their 2023 Intellectual Freedom Award! This award goes to each and every one of you who has been working tirelessly in your library to protect students’ right to read. 

MCELA president, Patti Forster, presented us with the award and said: 

“We are honored to be able to recognize MASL for the courageous work you have done in the last few years and continue to do to advance the cause of intellectual freedom and fight against censorship. 

We will be announcing this award at our MCELA Conference on March 17th. As an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English, you will also be recognized as our intellectual freedom award winner at the NCTE National Convention affiliates breakfast in November 2023. 

In addition to awarding MASL our MCELA 2023 Intellectual Freedom Award, we plan on nominating MASL for the National Council for Teachers of English Intellectual Freedom Award. 

Thank you again for all that you do to advocate for the freedom to read." 

Read more about the award on MCELA’s website here.

If you happen to be attending any of MCELA’s great professional development offerings on March 16th and 17th (more about that in a blog post on PD coming soon), you will get to see Patti present the award to one of us in person!




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