Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies

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.

ASCLA offers exclusive preconferences at 2015 Annual

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering three preconferences during the 2015 ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. With three exclusive programs, ASCLA strives to offer something of interest to learners at every level.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library

ASCLA invites you to travel to Scotland this Fall

CHICAGO — The itinerary is set for ASCLA’s biannual fundraising trip, which will head to the Scotland in October 2015 — the fourth tour abroad hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

New ASCLA online course offers alternative method of understanding the visitor experience

CHICAGO — The Reader-friendly Library - evaluating the visitor experience,” a new online course hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), offers participants a range of reader-centered research tools, supporting material and background theory and puts them all to use in the learners’ own libraries.

In the Margins Book Award lists released

CHICAGO — The In the Margins Book Award and Selection Committee, (ITM) a committee under the umbrella of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA), Library Services for Youth in Custody (LYSC) selected its top non-fiction and fiction winning titles as well as a top 10 list and list of 34 titlesIn the Margins is committed to promoting and highlighting diverse books and voices that have been in the margins.

Key ALA offices, all divisions, 'advocacy guru' to team at 2015 Midwinter Meeting to help all library lovers answer president’s call to 'Advocate. Today.'

CHICAGO—In her inaugural column for American Libraries magazine, titled "Advocate. Today.," American Library Association (ALA) President Courtney Young challenged librarians of all types, and friends of libraries, to commit to spending just an hour a week advocating for libraries.

ASCLA announces new editor for its quarterly newsletter, Interface

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA) a division of the American Library Association, (ALA) announces its new editor for Interface, ASCLA’s newsletter, Christina C. Wray.  She is a librarian at the Center for Disability Information and Referral, a research center of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Indiana University Bloomington.

ASLCA announces Sara Ahmed as the 2015 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASLCA), a division of ALA, announced Sara Ahmed as the 2015 Emerging Leader. Ahmed is currently a part time supervisor and library assistant at Drexel University’s Hahnemann Library in Center City, Philadelphia.

Tip toe through the tulips in the Netherlands and Belgium with ASCLA, April 2015

CHICAGO — Ship ahoy! Join the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), in conjunction with AMAwaterways, April 2015, for the trip of a lifetime! Enjoy a river cruise through the Netherlands and Belgium. April is the perfect time of year to experience breathtaking Tulip Time.

ASCLA hosts consultants and networking luncheon at 2015 Midwinter Meeting

CHICAGO — Tickets are now on sale for a networking luncheon hosted by the Library Consultant’s Interest Group, one of the member interest groups of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), at the American Library Association’s 2015 Midwinter Meeting in Chicago.

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