For immediate release | September 13, 2012

ASCLA in Italy: Reservation deadline for tour of Rome and Amalfi Coast extended to Sept. 21

CHICAGO — The last day to reserve your spot for “ASCLA in Italy”, a trip hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of ALA, is Sept. 21, 2012.

This trip abroad will take place April 15-24, 2013, and all interested travelers are welcome—you do not need to be a member in order to participate. Voyagers will convene in Rome, then head to the Amalfi Coast, spending time in Sorrento, Puglia, Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento and Capri. Upon returning to Rome, tour participants will visit the National Library, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica.

“ASCLA in Italy” follows a sold out adventure to Paris, taken earlier in 2012 and an upcoming tour of Ireland this October. A portion of all these trips benefits ASCLA, the division of ALA serving state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives, special populations librarians and library consultants.

The cost for this this trip is eight nights for $2,950 plus airfare. A portion of the trip’s proceeds benefit ASCLA. Download the trip brochure (PDF) for more information. The trip cost includes eight nights accommodations, eight breakfasts, eight dinners, two lunches, a cooking class, guided tours throughout the trip, motor coach transportation, roundtrip ferry and funicular to Capri, Blue Grotto tour, cruise on the Amalfi coast and admission to the Vatican. Participants are responsible for their own airfare.

Deposits in the amount of $500 are due by Sept. 21, 2012, with the balance due by Jan. 15, 2013. Checks should be made payable to Lyceum Tours. Questions about the trip should be directed to the ASCLA office at or (312) 280-4395, or Lyceum Tours at (856) 795-9044 or

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


Elizabeth Markel

Marketing and Programs Manager


(312) 280-4398