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Mission Statement

Nancy C. Walker Award

Join Us!

MCEMSA, Montgomery County Educational Media Staff* Association, is a group of MCPS library media staff members that advocates for its constituents; provides professional development events that promote national innovations in school library research and technology; and collaborates with all of its stakeholders.

*name change from

Specialists to Staff


November 2021

2022-2023    Walker Award Recipient


Poolesville Elementary School principal Douglas M. Robbins has been honored with the Nancy C. Walker Award for Outstanding Support to a Library Media Program for the 2022-2023 school year. The award is given annually by the Montgomery County Educational Media Specialists Association (MCEMSA) to highlight the role of administrative leaders in supporting library media centers.


Clair Ketchum, the library media specialist at Poolesville, nominated Robbins because he fully supports the media program, “Anything to get the kids more involved in the library is always going to be a yes from me!”

Why should you join MCEMSA?


  • We advocate for you, students, & SLMP.

  • We foster collaboration & creativity.

  • We cultivate new friendships.

  • We form professional learning communities.

  • We promote best practices for teaching & learning.

  • We develop leadership skills.

  • We keep you updated with what’s trending in the profession.

  • We help fulfill professional standards & flex hours.

  • We mentor new members & discount banquet meals.

  • We host fun events throughout the year.

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