ASCLA Interest Groups

ASCLA Interest Groups
Interest Group Resources
Join an Interest Group
Join an Online Discussion Group
What Interest Groups Do

How to Join an Interest Group

To join an interest group, simply do one of the following:

1.      Call MACS (ALA’s member services department) at the following number: 1-800-545-2433, x5 and request to have the interest group added to your membership, or:

2.     Send an email to membership@ala.org with your request to be added to the interest group with subject line: ASCLA free interest groups, or:

 3.       As long as your membership is current and has more than 4 months left in your membership year, go online and add the interest group(s) to your membership record. You must use your ALA logon & password to be able to access your membership record online

ALA members, who are not ASCLA members, may join any ASCLA interest group free-of-charge for one year. If you are a non-ASCLA member, please contact ascla@ala.org to join an ASCLA interest group.

What Can Interest Groups Do?

Interest groups are not limited to the following activities, but these are some of the most popular:

  • Present or sponsor webinars and online courses
  • Plan and present programs for the ALA Annual Conference
  • Plan and present preconferences and institutes for the ALA Midwinter and Annual Conferences
  • Write articles for ASCLA’s Interface e-newsletter
  • Set up discussion forums for members
  • Publish standards, guidelines, books or professional codes of ethics
  • Create a new ASCLA product, such as an online tutorial or tip sheets in ASCLA's 4 core interest areas
  • Hold social gatherings and networking sessions for members to connect with each other and share their ideas, passions and experiences

 

ASCLA Interest Groups

For more information about each group, please contact the corresponding leader, listed below.

If you don’t find one that excites you, create a new one here!

For more information about ASCLA interest groups, go here.

 

ASCLA Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Interest Group
Leader: Mary Beth Riedner
, mbried@comcast.net

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Bridging Deaf Cultures @ your library Interest Group
Leader: Alec McFarlane
, alec.mcfarlane@gmail.com

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Collaborative Digitization Interest Group
Leader:  Sandra McIntyre
, sandra.mcintyre@utah.edu

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Consortial eBooks Interest Group
Leaders: Dee Brennan, dee.brennan@railslibraries.info; Veronda Pitchford, veronda.pitchford@railslibraries.info.

Webpage
ALA Connect

To join this new interest group, complete the form here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/con_ebooks.

ASCLA Consortium Management Discussion Interest Group
Leader: Sheryl Knab, sknab@wnylrc.org


Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group
Leader:  Amy Paget
, amypaget@tcpl.lib.in.us

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Interlibrary Cooperation Interest Group
Leader: TBA


Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group
Leader: Carson Block , librarylandtech@gmail.com


Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained
Leader: Elizabeth Marshak


Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group
Leader: Carli Spina, cspina@law.harvard.edu


Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Library Services for Youth in Custody
Leader: Camden Eadoin Tadhg, Tadhg_c@cde.state.co.us


Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA LSTA Coordinators Interest Group
Leader:  Raye Oldham
, raye.oldham@ncdcr.gov

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Physical Delivery Interest Group
Leaders:  Rae Cheney - cheney@amigos.org; Jim Pletz - jpletz@tln.lib.mi.us

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group
Leader:  Carol Desch
, cdesch@mail.nysed.gov

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Tribal Librarians Interest Group
Leader: Lillian Chavez
, mescalerolibrary@matisp.net

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Universal Access Interest Group
Leader:  Marti Goddard,
mgoddard@sfpl.org

Webpage
ALA Connect

ASCLA Youth Services Consultants Interest Group
Leader: Sharon Rawlins
, srawlins@njstatelib.org

Webpage
ALA Connect


Resources

Interest Group Leaders' Handbook

Join an Online Interest Group Discussion Group

ASCLA Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igard first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Bridging Deaf Cultures @ your library Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igbdc first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Collaborative Digitization Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igcd first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Consortial eBooks Interest Group
Online Discussion Group: To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igceb first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Consortium Management Discussion Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igcm first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igfl first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Interlibrary Cooperation Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igic first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-iglc first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-iglsid first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-iglspv first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Library Services for Youth in Custody
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-iglsyc first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA LSTA Coordinators Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igsalc first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Physical Delivery Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igpd first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igsald first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Tribal Librarians Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igtl first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Universal Access Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igua first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.

ASCLA Youth Services Consultants Interest Group
To subscribe to the online discussion group for this interest group, send an email to sympa@lists.ala.org with the following subject: subscribe ascla-igsays first name last name. [Please do not put anything in the body of the message]. Anyone can join the discussion group whether they’re an interest group member or not.