Mission Statement

MCEMSA, Montgomery County Educational Media Specialists Association, is a group of MCPS library media specialists 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.

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Nancy C. Walker Award

2019-2020 Walker Award Recipients


For the first time in their history, the Montgomery County Educational Media Specialists Association (MCEMSA) is delighted to honor Mr. Carl Bencal, principal at Clarksburg Elementary School and Mrs. Jennifer Baker, Mrs. Regina Rodriguez and Mr. Jeff Leaman, administrators at Walter Johnson High School with the Nancy C. Walker Award for Outstanding Support to a Library Media Program for the 2019-2020 school year. The award is given annually by the MCEMSA to highlight the role of administrative leaders in supporting school library media centers.


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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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