ASCLA LSSPS Annual Dinner on Sunday of 2009 Annual Conference

Contact: Liz Markel

Marketing Specialist, RUSA/ASCLA

(312) 280-4398


For Immediate Release

March 3, 2009

Libraries Serving Special Populations Section (LSSPS) of the
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites all current and potential LSSPS members to its Annual Dinner.

The dinner will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 12, 2009 at Emilio’s Tapas Sol y Nieve, 215 East Ohio St., Chicago, and is an opportunity to visit with old colleagues and meet new ones who are employed in library services for special populations, including patrons with visual or physical impairments, the deaf and hard of hearing, incarcerated adults and youth and those with other special needs. Tickets for the event are $40 for ASCLA members, $45 for ALA members, $50 for non-members, and $35 for students.

Those interested in registering for the dinner and conference—or adding the dinner to their current meeting itinerary—can do so through Step 6 (“Your Events”) of the
online registration form or by calling 1 (800) 974-3084. Those who are interested in only attending the dinner (event code SL3) must register using a
printed registration form, which can then be submitted via mail or faxed per the instructions on the form.

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

LSSPS represents librarians and staff who serve special populations including those with visual or physical disabilities, the deaf and hard of hearing, incarcerated adults and youth, and adults with other special needs. The section provides opportunities for networking and discussion to support work in these fields and improve the quality of library services provided to these groups of patrons. 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. Learn more at