ASCLA’s Interface newsletter welcomes new format, new editor

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist, ASCLA/RUSA

(312) 280-4398


For Immediate Release

January 6, 2009

Members of the
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) looking for association news will now find it in their e-mail inbox and online.

Beginning with the December 2008 issue,

, ASCLA’s newsletter, has shifted to a completely digital format. In addition to increasing access to content for members using assistive devices, this change introduces blog-like features that allow members to comment on and discuss the articles. Readers interested in a printed version of the newsletter will be able to print both individual articles and the entire issue.

“My goal is to make
Interface a platform for ASCLA members to learn more about the organization and also make their voices heard among the membership,” said Emily Inlow-Hood, the new editor, who has shepherded the publication through its transition. “I hope it will be a useful communication tool for new members to orient themselves in our association and for tenured members to share their insights and professional work with the larger membership.”

Inlow-Hood currently serves as a communications manager at WebJunction, where she is responsible for their webinars and edits and publishes their monthly e-mail newsletter. She previously worked as a curriculum and community developer for WebJunction’s Spanish language outreach program.

Inlow-Hood holds an MLIS degree from the University of Washington Information School and a certificate in international development and policy from the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy. She is a member of ALA (American Library Association), ASCLA, ALA’s International Relations Round Table (IRRT), the Public Library Association (PLA) and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and lives in Seattle with her husband.

View the new
Interface and read the first digital issue.

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