Monthly Archives: December 2009

Midwinter institute registration open until Jan. 8

Have you considered gifting yourself a ticket to a career-enhancing workshop? It’s a great way to start off 2010 on the right professional foot. Registration for Midwinter institutes remains open until Friday, January 8, and there are still seats left for ASCLA’s Universal Design workshop. (Our consulting workshop is sold out, and will be offered […]

Complete ASCLA discussion group schedule for Midwinter 2010

All Midwinter Meeting participants are invited to engage with ASCLA’s discussion groups scheduled throughout the meeting. These session are an informal opportunity to connect with peers tackling the same issues who are interested in learning about available solutions. Interlibrary Cooperation Discussion Group Sunday, 1/17, 10:30a.m. – 12 p.m., Pacific F, Renaissance Boston Waterfront, 606 Congress […]

ASCLA/COSLA reception in Boston offers desserts, networking

Sunday is the sweetest day of the Midwinter Meeting, and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) cordially invite meeting attendees to cap their day with dessert, networking and socializing at the ASCLA/COSLA reception. The event, a Midwinter Meeting tradition co-sponsored by ASCLA and […]

2010 ASCLA Century Scholarship funds education for library students with disabilities

Library and information science students with access needs are encouraged to apply for the 2010 ASCLA Century Scholarship, a one-time $2,500 award funding necessary services or accommodations to enable the winner to complete a master’s or doctoral program in the field. The scholarship is an initiative of ASCLA, the Library Service to Special Populations Section […]

ASCLA consulting institute sold out; summer event registration opens Jan. 4

The Midwinter institute “Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Library Consultant” has sold out, and registration for the next offering, scheduled for June 25, 2010 in Washington, D.C., will open on Jan. 4, 2010. “Assembling a Consulting Toolkit” is a daylong workshop hosted by ASCLA, a division of […]

ICAN Collaborative Digitization Discussion Group: Proposals Sought

A note from one of our discussion group chairs about the collaborative digitization discussion group scheduled for Boston. ********************************** Join the ASCLA ICAN Collaborative Digitization Discussion Group in Boston on Saturday, January 16, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Westin Waterfront – Burroughs Room, 425 Summer St., for a discussion of “Librarianship and Traditional […]

Nomination period open for ASCLA disability services award

ASCLA seeks nominations for the 2010 ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award. Sponsored by ASCLA, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) and Keystone Systems, Inc., this award recognizes an innovative and well-organized project that successfully developed or expanded services for people with disabilities.  The award can be for a specific service(s) program or for a library that has made […]

ASCLA accepting nominations for 2010 service, leadership, achievement awards

ASCLA is now accepting nominations for the Leadership and Professional Achievement Award, the Exceptional Service Award and the Cathleen Bourdon Service Award for 2010. These three awards recognize accomplishments in the following areas: Cooperative, Consulting, Multi-type and State Library Services The Leadership and Professional Achievement Award is presented to one or more ASCLA members exemplifying […]

Nominations accepted until Dec. 15 for ASCLA award recognizing library service to blind and physically handicapped

ASCLA seeks nominees for its annual Francis Joseph Campbell Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped. The award, which consists of a citation and a medal, is named for Sir Francis Joseph Campbell, the co-founder of the Royal National […]

Advance registration for ASCLA accessibility workshop, lower registration fees end Friday

Registration rates will go up after this Friday, Dec. 4, for “Breaking Down Barriers: Best Practices in Universal Design for Libraries,” a half-day workshop sponsored by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and held in conjunction with the 2010 ALA Midwinter Meeting. Library directors, trustees, friends and leaders interested in low cost, […]