Position Statements

Right to Read and Stance on Censorship

The Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) supports the right to read of every student in the state of Maryland and across the globe. MASL condemns any efforts to censor and remove books from school library shelves. Censorship and removal of books threaten the rights of students to read, to explore, and to engage with literature.

Appropriate School Library Staffing

The Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL) supports the position outlined in COMAR 13A.05.04.01 in which every learner in every school, including public, independent, and charter schools, in Maryland should have a full time certified school librarian at the helm of an effective school library program throughout the entire school day.1 School Librarian certification ensures that school libraries offer integrated, standards-based2 instruction3 emphasizing information literacy skills and a centralized collection of resources and technologies available to every student, teacher, and administrator.4,5

Stance Against Disinformation, Violence, and Racism

American Association of School Librarians Position Statements

Definition of an Effective School Library

Diversity in the Organization

Instructional Role of the School Librarian 

Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records (ALA)

Preparation of School Librarians

Role of the School Library

School Librarian's Role in Reading 

School Library Scheduling

Strategic Leadership Role of School Librarians