Monthly Archives: February 2011

ASCLA seeks proposals for online professional development offerings

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites interested instructors and presenters to submit proposals for online professional development courses and webinars. Topics for online learning proposals might include but are not limited to assistive technology; the fundamentals of serving special populations, including those with autism & spectrum disorders, the deaf and hard […]

ACTION ALERT: Call your representative, tell them to oppose Amendment #35 to the Continuing Resolution

This week, the House of Representatives will consider two amendments to the FY2011 Continuing Resolution that are critical to libraries – one that would eliminate all Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) funding including Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funding and another that would halt all funding for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) […]

Write a love note to ASCLA–help us win $5,000!

ASCLA needs your help! We have an opportunity to win the $5,000 prize that GuideStar USA, Inc., the leading source of nonprofit information, and KIMBIA, a group that empowers nonprofits and other organizations to increase giving, are making available through their Winter 2011 GuideStar-KIMBIA Nonprofit Giveaway. Anyone with firsthand knowledge about and who is not […]

Three ASCLA preconferences offer learning on leadership, consulting and digital collections

Upcoming preconferences hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) at the 2011 ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans include topics like leadership skills, preservation planning for digital collections and how to become a successful library consultant. The preconference topics highlight areas of expertise of ASCLA’s members, and are open to all […]

Hennepin County Library Outreach Services recognized by ASCLA for exceptional service

Hennepin County (Minn.) Library Outreach Services is the 2011 winner of the ASCLA Exceptional Service Award, an annual honor presented by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). The award recognizes exceptional service to patients in a medical facility, to persons who are homebound, to inmates, to older adults and adults with a physical or mental […]

Elizabeth Ridler named ASCLA Cathleen Bourdon Service Award recipient

Elizabeth Ann Ridler, neighborhood library supervisor at the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Public Library and longtime member of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), is the 2011 recipient of the ASCLA Cathleen Bourdon Service Award.  ASCLA is a division of the American Library Association. This award, named in honor of former ASCLA Executive Director Cathleen Bourdon, […]

Queens Library’s innovative programming for homebound wins ASCLA/KLAS/NOD award

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has selected the Queens Library Mail-A-Book Program with Interactive Programming for the homebound as the winner of the 2011 ASCLA/KLAS/NOD award, sponsored by Keystone Systems. The ASCLA/Keystone Library Automation Systems/National Organization for Disabilities Award presents $1,000 and a citation to an innovative and well-organized project that […]

Recordings of Open Forums for Revised Standards for Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Now Available

The 2005 Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped guidelines are currently being reviewed and revised by ASCLA thanks to a grant from the Library of Congress. A project director, a working team, and an advisory team have been appointed to develop […]