District Consultants - Maine Regional Library System (MRLS)

District Consultants

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. Map of Maine Regional Library System, indicating the three library service districts with NMLD the largest

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 & Boards

  • 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.

Membership

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.

Services

  • 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

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Programs are administered by the Maine State Library and funded by the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).