Monthly Archives: May 2010

Open Forum: Revision of Standards and Guidelines for Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Everyone is invited to attend a public open forum about the current project to review and revise the Standards and Guidelines of Service for the NLS Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The open forum will occur on Monday, June 28, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. to noon Eastern Daylight Time in Room […]

ASCLA newsletter editor: application deadline extended to Jun. 11

The deadline for applications for the ASCLA Interface editor position has been extended to June 11. Keep reading for details on the position, its benefits and how to apply. ASCLA seeks an editor for its quarterly online membership journal, Interface. Interface serves as the primary source of information and communication between ASCLA and the library […]

ASCLA @ Annual Conference: Download the guide now!

The final version of the ASCLA @ Annual Conference guide, complete with room assignments for our events, is now available for download. Get it now, and use it to plan your conference experience! Here’s a direct link: http://ascla.ala.org/media/ac2010ascla.pdf A reminder that Advance Registration closes Friday, May 14–that’s THIS FRIDAY! Register online now for conference and […]

Congratulations to the 2010 ASCLA elections winners!

Here are the results of the 2010 ASCLA elections. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to everyone who ran for office. Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies: Norma E. Blake, vice-president/president-elect Marti Goddard, director-at-large Brad Ward, director-at-large Kendall French Wiggin, councilor Adopted: Approval of bylaws amendment to include single type library cooperatives […]

Why prison libraries matter

A great clip about the importance of prison libraries! Many thanks to Diana Reese, incoming ASCLA president, for sharing this with us! We rarely hear how prison library services impacted offenders once they leave prison.  At a recent Earth Day Fair, Denver Public Library recorded videos of people sharing why they love their libraries.  One […]