About MASL

The Maryland Association of School Librarians serves over 400 school librarians in Maryland and surrounding states.  Having supported Maryland school librarians for over 40 years, MASL understands the concerns and realities of practicing librarians and is driven to help members elevate their professional practice and advocate for this indispensable profession. We are an all volunteer organization who relies on the expertise and willingness of our school librarians to volunteer for roles within the organization.  Our Black Eyed Susan book award program is one of the most outstanding book award lists in the country.  MASL has been recognized for being the outstanding chapter of AASL for 2021. In addition, MASL has been awarded the ABC Clio Leadership grant by AASL, and many of our MASL members are also active in the national organization.  MASL is always seeking to recruit and retain new volunteers.  We welcome school librarians who are just getting started in their careers, those training to be a school librarian, and of course our seasoned and experienced school librarians.  Executive board meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM via Zoom and all are welcome to attend.  

The Benefits of Membership

Members of MASL enjoy member benefits such as free webinars and professional development opportunities.  Professional development opportunities are advertised in our monthly newsletter. A subscription to our monthly MASL newsletter is included with your membership.  With your membership you will also enjoy a reduced rate to our annual conference. Joining MASL will also allow you access to our Black-Eyed Susan book award teaching materials and much more. Currently, we are at 400 school librarians strong and growing. Won't you consider joining us?   Annual membership is $25.00.

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 Maryland's Monthly Amazing Librarian

Each Month, MASL recognizes an outstanding school librarian for her or his contributions to the profession.  Nominate yourself or a fellow librarian for this honor.   To nominate, you need to provide a short statement of what amazing things you are doing in your school library, a quick bio, and share a picture. The nomination process takes less than 10 minutes. You or a colleague could be Maryland's next Monthly Amazing Librarian.  Find out about past recipients and  more on how to participate in this monthly event by clicking on the continue reading button below this article

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