Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies

Sherry Machones elected as ASCLA President-Elect

CHICAGO—Sherry Machones, Library System Director, Northern Waters Library System (WI) was elected as the 2018-2019 President Elect of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) division of the American Library Association (ALA). Machones will serve her Presidential term during 2019-2020.

Autism Awareness Month Resources

CHICAGO - According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around one percent of the world’s population has autism spectrum disorder.

Teach for ASCLA - Seeking Subject Matter Experts

CHICAGO - ASCLA invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to ASCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings. ASCLA has identified four key areas of training that reflect the unique experiences and skills of our diverse membership, and which also serve training needs among ASCLA membership and the larger library community.

ASCLA Mentoring Program Now Accepting Applications

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is pleased to announce the launch of its first annual mentoring program.

Understanding Accessibility Challenges for Patrons

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is excited to announce the update of 15 Library Accessibility Toolkits to help better serve patrons. These toolkits were developed to help library professionals understand the challenges and opportunities presented by issues of equitable access for library users.

Grand Literary & History Tour of Ireland - Book Now!

CHICAGO - Pack your bags! The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites you to join us for a grand literary and history tour of Ireland, May 10-17, 2018! Hurry - time is running out!

Call for nominations: ASCLA 2018 achievement and recognition awards

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)'s nomination period for its annual series of achievement and recognition awards is now open. 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.

Kathy Kosinski selected as ASCLA's 2018 Emerging Leader

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is pleased to announce that Kathy Kosinski has been selected as our 2018 Emerging Leader. Kathy is the Statewide Library Services Analyst at the Library of Michigan in Lansing. Kathy manages, review and analyzes statistics of statewide library programs and services.

"Collective Leadership: Activating the Gifts of You and Your Team" Institute at Midwinter 2018

CHICAGO - Change the way you think about leadership from something you do alone, to or for others to something you do with others. Join the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting for the institute "Collective Leadership: Activating the Gifts of You and Your Team."

"Conversational Intelligence" Institute at Midwinter 2018

CHICAGO - Want to increase trust and authenticity in conversations? Join the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the 2018 Midwinter Meeting for the institute: "Conversational Intelligence: What it is, Why it's important and How to increase it."  

Participants will learn: