For immediate release | October 11, 2011

ASCLA seeks proposals for 2012 webinars

CHICAGO - The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) seeks proposals for webinar presentations to be held from January 2012 through August 2012.

ASCLA webinars are an opportunity for librarians to infuse their year with professional development they can conveniently—and affordably—pursue from the comfort of their home or office. These online learning events will be open to all interested librarians, library staff and library supporters and cover topics relevant to a similarly broad group of professionals.

Proposals may be submitted online at:

Successful proposals will:

  • Show plans for presentations that are 60-75 minutes in length.

  • Show how the presentation addresses a topic either of interest to ASCLA members or represents an area of ASCLA’s expertise that benefits other types of librarians. This may include but is not limited to: financial management; strategic planning; accessibility, grant writing; services to special populations including the blind, deaf and hard of hearing and the incarcerated; state library agencies, library cooperatives and library consulting.

The deadline for proposals is close of business on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. Presenters for accepted proposals will receive compensation for their time and will also receive training for the webinar software. Questions about ASCLA or the webinars can be directed to Liz Markel, ASCLA marketing and programs manager at, or Susan Hornung, ASCLA executive director at

More information about the webinar schedule, registration rates and other details will be posted on the ASCLA blog and ASCLA website as webinars are scheduled.

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 preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at


Elizabeth Markel