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MASL Celebrates Excellence in School Librarianship and Books

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Celebrating Books

MASL is proud to be the creators of the Black Eyed Susan Award. This award is earned by winning the hearts and minds of student readers across the state of Maryland from kindergarten through 12th grade. Please see our Black Eyed Susan page for more detail on this outstanding program.


Celebrating School Librarianship

bunch of black eyed susan flowersMichelle Forney Scholarship

We welcome one new librarian into our field with a complimentary MASL Conference Admission through the Michele Forney Scholarship each year. This scholarship is given in memory of Michele Forney and is awarded to a new librarian with fewer than 3 years in the field. To learn more, please go to the Michele Forney link.

bunch of black eyed susan flowersMaryland School Librarian of the Year

The Maryland School Librarian of the Year award  honors a school librarian for exemplary service and outstanding achievements in the field of school library media. This title was first earned in 2017. Read about this year’s winner, explore nomination criteria and become an active part of the Maryland School Librarian of the Year Award.

bunch of black eyed susan flowersMaryland’s Monthly Amazing School Librarian

Each month, one school librarian is featured in the newsletter to highlight the innovation and diversity of school librarians across the state.

Awards and Scholarships News