District Consultants - Maine Regional Library System (MRLS)
Consultants support a network of public, school, academic, and special libraries in Maine counties. Contact one of the district consultants by their email or call directly.
Central Maine Library District (CMLD)
- Consultant: Stephanie Zurinski
- Administrative Assistant: Cheryl Ramsay
- Location: Maine State Library
- Address: 64 State House Station, Augusta, Maine, 04333-0064
- Telephone: (207) 287-5620, 1-800-322-8899
- Fax: (207) 287-5624
- Counties Served: Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset
Northeastern Maine Library District (NMLD)
- Consultant: Valerie Osborne
- Administrative Assistant: Jenny Melvin
- Location: Bangor Public Library
- Address: 145 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401
- Telephone: (207) 947-8336, 1-800-427-8336
- Fax (to Bangor Public): (207) 945-6694
- Counties Served: Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, and Washington
Southern Maine Library District (SMLD)
- Consultant: Deborah Clark
- Administrative Assistant: Elaine Bissonnette
- Location: Portland Public Library
- Address: 5 Monument Square, Portland, ME 04101
- Telephone: (207) 871-1766
- Fax: (207) 871-1703
- Counties served: Cumberland, York and selected Oxford county towns (Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hiram, and Lovell).
Maine Department of Education School Library/Technology Integration Coordinator
- Coordinator: Sherry Wyman
- Location: Department of Education, Augusta
- Address: 23 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0023
- Telephone: (207) 624-6897
- District Councils consist of a representative from each member library or school system.
- Councils meet at least twice each year.
- Council members serve on district committees and boards.
Any public, school, academic or special library is eligible to join if it meets the criteria. Each member library appoints a representative to the district council. There is no charge for membership. To join, contact the district office for an application.
- Consultant services
- Help individual libraries with management issues and building construction
- Organize continuing education and training
- Coordinate special projects
- Promote public relations activities
- Serve on statewide and regional committees
- Services for members like early literacy, book reviews, programming for seniors, volunteers, performers, Readers' Advisory (RA), autism and more
- Video conferencing for webinars and meetings
- See School Libraries for more school library services and resources