For immediate release | March 25, 2014

ASCLA offers Annual preconference on forming partnerships to serve incarcerated youth

CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is offering a preconference showing how librarians are collaborating to serve incarcerated youth, from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.Friday June 27, 2014 during the ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

Hear more about how New York City librarians are collaborating to serve students in custody and how New York Public Library partners with Rikers Island to help youth maintain connections to their families and literacy. Also find out how the Boston Public Library supports literacy for the incarcerated and how the library created a collection specific for detention center site visits. Even learn how you can do this at your library!

Preconference advanced registration ends June 20!

For more information on this and other valuable ASCLA conference programs or to register, please visit the ALA Annual Conference website.

The Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) is the premiere destination for ALA members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, specialized libraries, library cooperatives and library consultants. ASCLA enhances the effectiveness of library service by advocating for and providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members, who represent state library agencies, libraries serving special populations, library cooperatives, and library consultants. Please visit our website at


Marianne Braverman

Programming and Marketing Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)