For immediate release | December 17, 2015

The Perfect Gift! Exclusively for Librarians and Library Lovers!

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, (ASCLA) announces their newest fundraiser, a 2016 full size calendar, which highlights the spectacular Chicago Libraries, as well as the mission ASCLA proudly serves. ASCLA, may be the smallest division of the American Library Association, but certainly the mightiest and leader in innovation, committed to enriching services, resources and providing information to those who work with people with disabilities and special needs.

Amy Stieve, Chicago’s very own, volunteered her photographic and design services. Photo shoots took place at some of the most beautiful libraries in Chicago, such as the Pritzker Military Museum and Library, Chicago Public Library-Harold Washington Library Center, Newberry Library, and American Library Association Library. After taking hundreds of photos, only a select few were specially chosen for ASCLA’s very first fundraising calendar. Calendar cost is $25.19 for ALA members, $27.99 for Non-members and 100% of the proceeds go directly to ASCLA. Whether you are “kicking off” your holiday shopping or making that last minute purchase, this purchase is for a great cause. There is a limited amount, so those interested should make their purchase today. You can help support ASCLA’s mission by purchasing calendars here.

ASCLA, is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies/libraries, special libraries such as prison libraries and libraries serving people with disabilities, and library cooperatives, as well as those who are consultants and self-employed. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at


Marianne Braverman

Marketing and Programs Manager

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)