Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies

[Register NOW] ASCLA's Midwinter Institute

Activate, Collaborate and Engage: Transforming Your Community through Health Outreach @ Your Library

Friday, January 20, 2017, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Event Code: ASC1

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Deadline Approaching (12/1) - Travel to The Netherlands & Belgium with ASCLA

CHICAGO--The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will be traveling to The Netherlands and Belgium during Tulip Time as their annual fundraiser. Hosted by AMA Waterways, this seven night river cruise from April 3-10, 2017 is one not to be missed! Deadline to book this trip of a lifetime is December 1, 2016. This adventure is open to the library community and their family and friends.

Libraries invited to apply for Great Stories Club ‘Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide’ Grants

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites libraries to apply for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens featuring books under the theme “Nature vs. Nurture: Origins of Teen Violence and Suicide.” The project is supported with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

[Deadline Extended to 12/2] ASCLA’s Online Learning Proposals Submissions

CHICAGO – Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit a webinar proposal or online course proposal by Friday, December 2, 2016. Presentations will take place from December 2016 and August 31, 2017 as a part of ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings.

ASCLA offers Tulip Time fundraising cruise in 2017

CHICAGO--The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has confirmed their annual fundraising trip to The Netherlands and Belgium during Tulip Time 2017. Hosted by AMA Waterways, this seven night river cruise starting April 3-10 is one not to be missed! 

ASCLA offers new webinar “Marketing and Advocacy: Explaining Libraries to Elected Officials”

CHICAGO—On Tuesday, September 20, 2-3pm CT, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will offer a new webinar on how to effectively market and advocate for the library to elected officials.

Call for nominations: ASCLA 2017 achievement and recognition awards

CHICAGO—Beginning September 1, 2016, the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association, will open the nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards. Nominations and supporting materials must be submitted by February 10, 2017.

Members are encouraged to nominate their colleagues and peers to recognize exceptional library professionals that make a difference in improving the lives of the people they serve.

ASCLA webinar on Serving Library Patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

CHICAGO—On Tuesday, August 9, 11AM CT, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will be hosting a webinar on serving library patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a companion to the Project PALS (Panhandle Autism Library Services) online trainings.

ASCLA offering eCourse on Captioning Instructional Videos

CHICAGO--Beginning Monday, August 1, 2016, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will offer a four-week course on creating and synchronizing captions for library instructional videos for patrons who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Watch the promo video here

ASCLA selects its 2016 award winners

CHICAGO —  The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) 2016 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.

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