LIBRARY POWER: Developing Social Justice Leaders

September 18, 2021  | Virtual Event

The MASL Conference is the annual Maryland Association of School Librarians conference devoted solely to the needs of school librarians. The primary focus of the conference is to provide continuing education and professional development events for school librarians. The MASL conference is also an excellent educational and business forum for the library community.

The 2021 MASL Conference is completely virtual. Presentations can be live streamed or pre-recorded. We ask that presenters of pre-recorded sessions be present at the conference to answer questions.

Submission Information

The submission period for the 2021 conference is June 1st through August 10, 2021

Proposals should address how the workshop session will support the AASL National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries. Proposals should relate to one of the content strands - Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, and Engage. These content strands can be found in the Shared Foundations within the Standards Frameworks. Proposal language should reflect the language found within the National School Library Standards. 

Proposals should be original, creative, and showcase best practices that embody leadership, collection development, and/or social justice initiatives from library media specialists. Proposals can highlight leadership, collection development, and social justice within the library programming, school and district leadership, and within MASL or other library organizations. Proposals should contain an outline of the presentation which demonstrates how learning objectives will be achieved, and also includes strategies for effective implementation of new ideas and technology. Proposals should incorporate activities for multiple learning styles, and contain elements of reflection and discussion. 

MASL is also looking for proposals for a strand of workshops for participants who are new to the library media profession. Proposals should contain insightful information from seasoned professionals and easy to implement program ideas such as organization of library collection and materials, communication with stakeholders, lesson planning, or fundraising, just to name a few. 

Proposals should facilitate a deeper understanding of the AASL National School Library Standards for Learners. 

Sessions are 50-minutes long.

We are soliciting proposals that should be no more than 300 words.

How to Submit a Proposal

Click here for more information and proposal ideas. 

Please use this link to access the submission form. All proposals are due no later than August 10, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].