ASCLA launches new, modern website

For Immediate Release
Wed, 09/13/2017


Melissa Tracy

Marketing & Programs Specialist

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

CHICAGO - On Monday, September 11, 2017, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) launched a new, modern website that's been in progress for nearly a year.    

"As a part of our commitment to keep things flexible, valuable and fun, we have built a website that's easier to use and responsive with an excellent accessibility feature," says Jennifer Cross, Web Services Manager who build the new site from the ground up. The new website includes additional resources, tools and is visually appealing to better support ASCLA members and their work.

Among the new features, you’ll find:

  • Streamlined news – timely updates full of helpful information, articles, member news, announcements and more
  • A single location for how-to's, FAQ's for members as well as tools and resources for the public
  • A calendar to outline important dates and events
  • Interactive travel map for upcoming fundraising trip to Ireland
  • Other new features will be rolled out in the coming year including space for each interest group

Please note that while will be the go-to location for news, calendar, resources and more - pages at will remain to provide static information regarding committees, online learning and membership.

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies is a division of the American Library Association. ASCLA focuses on providing a voice and advocating for libraries serving populations with special needs such as those with sensory, physical, health or behavioral conditions, those who are incarcerated or detained and more. ASCLA is the premier destination for members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives, library networks and library consultants among others.

ASCLA enhances the effectiveness of library service by providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members. Opportunities include leadership roles, online webinars and eCourses, speciality interest group involvement and even produce resources and industry standards and guidelines including the most recent revision of the 2011 Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Learn more about ASCLA.