For immediate release | May 20, 2014

Celebrate award winners and enjoy hors d'oeuvres at the ASCLA/COSLA reception

CHICAGO — Networking, hors d'oeuvres and an awards presentation are on the agenda for the ASCLA/COSLA reception at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas. All conference attendees are invited to participate in the celebration.
The event, a conference tradition co-sponsored by The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies (ASCLA) and Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA), will feature delicious hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar that attendees can enjoy while celebrating this year’s ASCLA Achievement Award recipients. ASCLA’s Awardsthe ASCLA/Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) & National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award for innovative library services to people with disabilities; the Francis Joseph Campbell Medal for advancement of library services for the blind and physically handicapped; the ASCLA Exceptional Service Award; the ASCLA Leadership & Professional Achievement Award — recognize both outstanding service to ASCLA as well as achievements in the areas in which ASCLA members work and serve the library community.
Annual Conference attendees employed or interested in these areas—state library agencies; networks, cooperatives and consortia; specialized libraries such as those for the blind, deaf, hard of hearing and incarcerated populations; and independent librarians and library consultants—are encouraged to join the party and meet other professionals.
The reception will be held from 5:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, in Pavilion 04 of the Las Vegas Hotel. The awards presentation will begin at 6:15 p.m. Add this to your conference schedule.
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 multi-type cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA preconference and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at


Marianne Braverman

Programming and Marketing Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)