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All school employees in Maine must be fingerprinted.  Check here  for more details and to register.

Ed tech certifications


The University of Maine at Augusta offers both an Associate’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Library and Information Science.  Most classes are available online.


To become a certified Library Media Specialist in Maine requires a Master’s degree. The American Library Association has information on accredited Master’s degree programs.


Just looking for Professional Development?


Maine is a part of Webjunction which offers many library learning opportunities online.


Take a look at the statewide library calendar of events (such as the annual Reading Round-Up conference in April) which provides excellent opportunities as well.

 Check out the Maine State Library for Continuing Education opportunities

The Maine State Library also offers a Voluntary Public Library certification program with online webinar courses that can be used by Ed Techs for re-authorization.

Consider joining the Executive Board of a professional library association such as MASL.  You'll have insight into library concerns and most will provide contact hours for attending meetings -- Contact the association you are interested in for more details.

MASL and the Maine Library Association both provide workshops and conferences.  So do the New England Association of School Libraries and the New England Library Association as well as the American Library Association and the American Association of School Libraries -- Check out their Events page for more information.


Need more information?


Check out these other Library organizations


Maine Library Association

New England Library Association

New England School Library Association

American Library Association

American Association of School Libraries


Check out these educational organizations


Maine Education Association

National Education Association


Other resources


Look here for library jobs in Maine

School jobs can be found here


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***Last updated 11.22.2016




Maine Association of School Libraries

c/o Maine State Library

64 State Street

Augusta, ME


"MASL" is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 

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