Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies

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.

ASCLA members elect Smithee as 2017-2018 president

CHICAGO — Jeannette Smithee, retired and most recently the executive director of the Southeast Florida Library Information Network, (SEFLIN) from 2009 to 2015, has been elected the 2017-2018 president of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Smithee said, “ASCLA has been an important part of my professional life for more than 25 years. I have had the opportunity to work with incredibly dedicated ASCLA members over the years and I am excited about continuing to serve in a leadership role on the ASCLA Board.”

“Don’t Get Sued”: ASCLA’s President’s Program addresses accessibility barriers

Don’t Get Sued: What Librarians are Doing to Address the Physical, Programmatic and Web-based Accessibility Barriers for People with Disabilities,” is the title of this year’s President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.  

Libraries invited to apply for 2016 Great Stories Club programming grants for at-risk teens

CHICAGO – The American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office invites libraries to apply for the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for at-risk teens featuring books under the theme “The Art of Change: Creation, Growth and Transformation.” The project is supported with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

The Perfect Gift! Exclusively for Librarians and Library Lovers!

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA) announces their newest fundraiser, a 2016 full size calendar, which highlights the spectacular Chicago Libraries, as well as the mission ASCLA proudly serves. ASCLA, may be the smallest division of the American Library Association, but certainly the mightiest and leader in innovation, committed to enriching services, resources and providing information to those who work with people with disabilities and special needs.

Networking luncheon hosted by ASCLA's Library Consultant's Interest Group

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 

ASCLA to host two noteworthy institutes, 'Assembling a Consulting Toolkit' and 'Sustainable Staff Development,' at Midwinter

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host two noteworthy institutes, "Assembling a Consulting Toolkit" and “Sustainable Staff Development,” at the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston.

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.

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