Emily Inlow-Hood named ASCLA Interface editor

Contact: Barbara Macikas

Executive Director, ASCLA

(312) 280-4395



For Immediate Release

June 18, 2008

CHICAGO – Emily Inlow-Hood has been appointed to serve as editor of
Interface, the membership journal of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) for 2008-2010. She will begin her official responsibilities immediately following the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Interface serves as the primary source of information and communication between ASCLA and the library and user community and reaches ASCLA’s 1,000 members each quarter.

Inlow-Hood is the communications manager at WebJunction, an online community for library staff. She brings multi-type library experience as well as online editorial and usability experience to the position. She has served as a volunteer for the Washington Talking Book and Braille Library and developed a customized version of the WebJunction Spanish Language Outreach Curriculum for Prison Libraries. She also spent six months on a library fellowship in Guatemala, where she worked with librarians in rural and urban areas and worked as a community and curriculum developer for the WebJunction Spanish Language Outreach program.

ASCLA President Barbara Mates noted, “The Recruitment and Selection Team was very impressed with Emily’s extensive experience with new technologies, including usability and accessibility testing and online publishing. Our current editor, Sara Laughlin, has set a high standard that we are confident Emily will meet.” Members of the Recruitment and Selection Team were: Barbara Mates, ASCLA President; Carol Ann Desch, ASCLA Vice-president/President-elect; Sara Laughlin, ASCLA Interface Editor; Barb Macikas, ASCLA Executive Director; Rhea Rubin, Chair, ASCLA Publications Committee and Kendall Wiggin, ASCLA ALA Councilor.

ASCLA is devoted to the development of specialized and cooperative library activities, and its members represent state library agencies, specialized library agencies, multitype library cooperatives and librarians who work outside of traditional library settings.