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How Free is FREE?

Since Maryland schools shut down on March 16, my email inbox has exploded with offers of FREE resources for me, my teachers, and my students.  While I appreciate the support that so many of them have shown, I am hesitant to throw caution to the wind and sign up for everything just because… well… it’s FREE!

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Black Eyed Susan voting link open to all

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are trying to make voting for the Black Eyed Susan award easier for all. Therefore, we have made the online voting link open to EVERYONE, and you can access it here. For more information on how to vote, go to our Voting Process information page.

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MASL Endorses Steven Yates for ALA President

As an affiliate of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), it is important that we keep you up to date with what is happening in the American Library Association (ALA) and in AASL. In case you have not been following the Twitter posts and the Knowledge Quest blog in recent weeks, voting begins tomorrow for a new host of leaders in the ALA and AASL community. MASL urges you to take the time to exercise ability to vote as a member of AASL and ALA.  Being involved in civic life, whether voting for local officials, our next president, or the executive board of ALA demonstrates that as a member of the library profession you understand the importance of voter and civic literacy.

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Elections are coming!

MASL is currently seeking nominations for Executive Board positions including Elected positions, Appointed Committee Chairs, and Recommended Committee Members.  We are in search of school librarians, school library supervisors, and school library assistants who are looking for leadership opportunities that have an impact on school libraries throughout the state.  Positions are all one-year unless otherwise stated.  Board meetings are held monthly and most meetings are virtual.

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Announcing the Maryland School Librarian of the Year Nominees

Ocean City, MD (March 8, 2020) - Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) is pleased to announce the 21 nominees for the 2020 Maryland School Librarian of the Year award which honors a school librarian for exemplary service and outstanding achievements in the field of school library media. Of these nominees, 11 have been chosen to submit artifacts for round 2 scoring. The recipient of the award will be announced at the Maryland School Librarian of the Year Award Breakfast which is held in conjunction with Common Ground Conference in Ocean City, Maryland (May 1, 2020).

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Welcome!

After a couple months of hard work, our new website has been launched.  Our new website offers members new ways to connect with the Maryland School Library community.  I'd like to highlight a few of the things that may be of interest to you as you look around our new site.

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