For immediate release | May 1, 2012

Become an effective facilitator with help of upcoming ASCLA webinar

CHICAGO -- Managers and leaders from all types of libraries will benefit from the upcoming May 9 webinar “Being an Effective Facilitator,” hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA that cultivates leaders in librarianship with a wide variety of relevant webinars, workshops and online courses.

During this 90-minute online session, Brenda Hough will prepare you to run meetings and lead planning discussions with confidence in both face-to-face and online sessions! The effective facilitation skills that will be covered in this session are relevant to many professional situations, including focus groups, staff meetings, brainstorming and learning sessions and countless other group opportunities where a leader is needed to guide the conversation. Hough will also provide tips for improving participation and productivity and cover important topics such as group dynamics, learning styles and models for running meetings and group sessions.

“Being an Effective Facilitator” will be held from 2 - 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012 CDT using Blackboard Collaborate. Registered participants will receive a link to the recorded session to view again at their convenience. Individual registration fees start at $40 for ASCLA members. Groups wishing to participate in this session can register for a single login ($99), or pay just $38 per person for multiple logins (minimum two participants from the same library, library system or network. State libraries who are members of ASCLA receive significant savings, paying just $69 for a single login or $29 per person for multiple logins.

Register online now for these and other webinars. Registration will remain open until close-of-business on Monday, May 7, 2012. Group registration information is available at the ASCLA online learning page. Questions about registration? Contact the ALA registration team at or (800) 545-2433, option 5. To add ASCLA to your ALA membership, contact

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Our division’s work centers on member-driven interest groups that represent the diversity and important work of our engaged and active members. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in forming new interest groups, receiving discounted registration rates on ASCLA preconferences and online courses, and other important membership benefits? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at


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