Teach for ASCLA - Seeking Subject Matter Experts

For Immediate Release
Thu, 03/01/2018


Melissa Tracy

Marketing & Programs Specialist

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)


CHICAGO - ASCLA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings. ASCLA has identified four key areas of training that reflect the unique experiences and skills of our diverse membership, and which also serve training needs among ASCLA membership and the larger library community. ASCLA welcomes all proposals, and encourages proposals related to the following key areas:

  • Consortia Management – designing/delivering CE, ILL models, leadership and facilitation, cooperative purchasing, successful/model collaborations, etc.
  • Accessibility – basics of access, as well as specific tools and strategies to increase access to library services.
  • Veterans – federal and local resources in context of diverse library types (public, academic, prison, health, etc.)
  • Health – identifying resources, working with patrons in crisis, compassion fatigue, etc. especially in the areas of:
    • Mental health
    • Substance abuse
    • Degenerative Neurological Diseases
    • Aging in Place

Proposals will be accepted through March 30, 2018. Webinars and online courses approved for presentation will be offered between May 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019. Webinar presenters and online learning instructors are compensated for their work and will receive training and support for Adobe Connect, the webinar technology platform used by the division, and Moodle, the online tool used for courses.

Please note, there are separate forms for course and webinar proposals:

Online course submission form

Online webinar submission form

Questions about submissions or about ASCLA’s online learning programs should be sent to Jessica Hughes, ASCLA Executive Director, at jhughes@ala.org.


The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is a division of the American Library Association. ASCLA focuses on providing a voice and advocating for libraries serving populations that are underserved 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. Member activity is centered around our interest groups.

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, specialty 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 as well as Prisoners’ Right to Read and more. Learn more about ASCLA.