Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies

Mother Goose on the Loose’s Diamant-Cohen receives ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement award

CHICAGO — Dr. Betsy Diamant-Cohen has been named the recipient of the 2013 ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award — an annual honor presented to an ASCLA member exemplifying leadership and achievement in one or more of the following areas: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide services and programs and state library development.

Consultants give back: free 30-minute sessions in Chicago co-sponsored by ASCLA and PLA

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) Library Consultants Interest Group and the Public Library Association (PLA) are teaming up to offer “Consultants Give Back” at the ALA Annual Conference — an opportunity for libraries to receive free 30-minute consultation sessions from professional library consultants.

New ASCLA webinar provides practical tools for increasing usability and accessibility of websites

CHICAGO — “Accessibility is Usability,” a new webinar hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will tackle Web accessibility and its strong connection to usability and will also discuss adaptive technologies, how to write accessible website code and how to check a website for accessibility.

Innovation at your library: ASCLA workshops, programming and events at the ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO —The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a small and mighty division of ALA, will offer innovative and insightful preconferences, programs and events at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference; this year’s topics include disaster response, leadership development, effective decision-making, accessibility, services to older adults, arts programs for incarcerated youth and service evaluation.

ASCLA hosts tour of Cook County juvenile detention center and library at ALA Annual Conference

CHICAGO — Gain insight into the world of juvenile corrections and juvenile correctional librarianship by attending a tour of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and library at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference, co-hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA, and Library Services for Youth in Custody (LSYC).

Strategies for Storytelling: Get Storied’s Michael Margolis empowers libraries at ASCLA President’s Program

CHICAGO — Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, will offer strategies for crafting powerful stories about the value of libraries at “Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative” - the 2013 President’s Program hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA.

Tour southern France and Monaco in October 2013: ASCLA hosts fourth European adventure

CHICAGO — Leave the gloom of fall behind with a trip to southern France, Oct. 5-13, 2013, hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA).

Destinations for this Mediterranean adventure include Nice, Cannes and Monaco. 

CEUs now available for ASCLA online course 'Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities'

CHICAGO — Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are now available for “Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities,” an online course offered by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) that aligns with one of the division’s core values: access to library services and information for all.

ASCLA Awards: Nomination deadline extended to Jan. 31, 2013

CHICAGO — The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has extended the nomination deadline to Jan. 31, 2013 for its 2013 awards, which recognize projects focused on library services to people with disabilities; the advancement of library services for the blind and physically handicapped; exceptional achievement in extension and outreach services; exemplary leadership and achievement in consulting, state library services and library cooperatives; and service to ASCLA.

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