Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies

United for Libraries to present ‘Citizens Save Libraries’ workshop at ALA Annual Conference

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — United for Libraries will present “Citizens Save Libraries: Rounding them Up and Showing Them How!” from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 26, at the Hotel Nikko, Mendocino at the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

ASCLA Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

CHICAGO — July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations are taking place across the nation. The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has been an advocate and continues its advocacy by offering a preconference workshop, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library, at the 2015 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in San Francisco.

ASCLA members elect Golrick as president-elect; McKenney and Pannebaker to board

CHICAGO — Michael Golrick, head of reference at the State Library of Louisiana, has been elected the 2016-2017 president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to help ASCLA over the next several years. While the smallest Division in ALA, ASCLA has librarians serving the broadest range of constituencies. There is a great deal we can do,” he said.

VMM15: Your historic opportunity to vote on a VMM resolution

CHICAGO — Be one of more than 500 members who will have the first-time ever opportunity to vote on a resolution submitted via the Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM15). American Library Association (ALA) members can make their voices heard regarding the organization’s strategic direction and budget priorities by sharing their ideas and experiences and offering their suggestions during the annual Virtual Membership Meeting (VMM).

RUSA calls for 2016 institute, preconference and program proposals

CHICAGO — The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) is now accepting institute, preconference and program proposals for the 2016 Midwinter Meeting in Boston and the 2016 ALA Annual Conference in Orlando.

Proposals will be accepted online through 11:59 p.m. Central on May 11, 2015. Faxed, e-mailed or mailed proposals will not be accepted.

Webinar discusses successful initiatives in library services for people who are incarcerated

CHICAGO — “Successful Initiatives in Library Services for People who are Incarcerated,” a new webinar hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). This webinar is relevant to librarians that serve incarcerated youth and incarcerated adults. The webinar will focus on the work of both the public library and that of the state prisons. Participants will gain an understanding of the differences and similarities between the two.

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

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.

2015 ASCLA Award winners announced

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 2015 Award winners have been selected. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including publications, program development and leadership in the profession.

Charlene Li is Keynote Speaker at ASCLA President's Program

CHICAGO — Charlene Li, will be the keynote speaker at the President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco.

NEH grants ALA $350,000 for book clubs for at-risk youth

CHICAGO — The American Library Association (ALA) has been granted $350,000 by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk youth.

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