Heather Pelham, Public Services Librarian, Georgetown County Library System, SC, has been selected for the 2019 Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies Exceptional Service Award. She was chosen for her advocacy and work re-establishing a library for the general population at the Georgetown County, South Carolina Detention Center.
Liz Bishoff, is the 2019 recipient of the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award, presented by the Association of Specialized, Government, and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA). Owner of Liz Bishoff Group LLC, Ms. Bishoff has been a tireless leader and supporter of the ASGCLA Library Consultants Interest Group (LCIG) for many, many years and has hosted the popular and effective workshop for potential library consultants with her wonderful partner Nancy Bolt.
This ASGCLA award is presented to the South Carolina State Library’s (SCSL) Talking Book Service’s (TBS) for its Assistive Technology Petting Zoo. The Zoo was developed as a new outreach initiative in 2015 to raise awareness for Assistive Technology and its ability to make public libraries more accessible and inclusive.
Richard Huffine, Chief of the Library and Public Information Center at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, is ASGCLA’s 2019 recipient of the Federal Achievement Award. Mr. Huffine is honored for his long service and record of achievement in the promotion of library and information service and the information profession in the Federal community.
Mary L. Chute, State Librarian, New Jersey State Library, was selected to receive the Association of Specialized, Government & Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) Leadership & Professional Achievement Award for her exemplary leadership and achievement in the areas of: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide services and programs, and state library development.
Make 2019 the year that you visit the lush beauty of the Emerald Isle! A trip to Northern and Western Ireland May 11-18, 2019 is sponsored by the Association of Specialized, Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA).
CHICAGO-The Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) offers an international trip annually open to its members and the general public.
This year join ASGCLA during our 2019 literary tour to North & Western Ireland. We will travel May 11-28, 2019 on a seven night themed tour focusing on some of the greatest writers to come from the region. These writers include W.B.Yeats, Seamus Heaney, C.S. Lewis and hundreds of others that are part of the collective culture of the Irish literary world.
Since 2013, Gail Borden Public Library District has collaborated with local veterans to develop innovative programs that serve area veterans, including a groundbreaking project called "Veterans on the Go". Under the umbrella title of "Veterans on the Go", the library worked with partners to foster the Veterans Information Network Sessions: "Visiting Vets," veterans who visit veterans in senior residential facilities; and "Veterans Voices" to connect veterans who speak at local schools and organizations surrounding Veterans Day.