ASCLA to hold second ASCLA 101 at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

For Immediate Release
Tue, 04/14/2015


Marianne Braverman

Marketing and Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host ASCLA 101, a networking and orientation event for interested, new and current members from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, in conjunction with the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

ASCLA, a division of ALA, represents librarians serving special populations; independent librarians and consultants; state library agencies; and library networks, cooperatives and consortia. Conference attendees involved or interested in these areas of librarianship are encouraged to attend ASCLA 101 where they can learn more about the division activities and special interest groups representing each of these topics. ASCLA member leaders will be on hand to answer questions about the division and help attendees best identify how they can be involved with ASCLA projects and activities.

ASCLA 101 will be held for the second year in a row at the 2015 Annual Conference. This event is designed both to support current member involvement, as well as to interest ALA members who may be looking for a division “home” within ALA,” said ASCLA President Kathleen Peiffer. “This will be an opportunity to meet other ASCLA members, hear about our many interest groups and committees and decide if ASCLA is right for you. Any new, longtime or potential members of ASCLA should include ASCLA 101 on their conference planner. The event agenda includes a brief presentation about ASCLA, a raffle for fun prizes, refreshments and significant time for networking. RSVPs are not required; however interested attendees are encouraged to add ASCLA 101 to their schedule.

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and multi-type cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at