Monthly Archives: May 2011

Consortium Management Discussion Group at Annual

Here is some information about the upcoming ASCLA – ICAN  Consortium Management Discussion Group at the ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans. Discussion group participation is open to all, so if you’re coming to conference, please make sure to join us! When: Sunday, June 26, 2011 Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Where: Ernest N. […]

Final days of lowest prices for ASCLA leadership, consulting, digital collections preconference

We are just days away from the end of advance registration for 2011 ALA Annual Conference preconferences, which means prices are about to increase! Advance registration officially ends Friday, May 13. This year’s ASCLA workshop topics are leadership skills they never taught you at library school, how to become an independent consultant and preservation planning […]

Consulting Workshop: Price Clarification

We’ve had some inquiries about the pricing on the ASCLA Consulting Toolkit workshop in New Orleans. Turns out the online registration form had the wrong prices listed! This has been fixed now, and prices have been *reduced* to where they should be. Anyone who has registered to date at the higher, incorrect rate will receive […]

Stacey A. Aldrich elected vice-president of ASCLA

Stacey A. Aldrich, state librarian of California, has been elected vice-president/president elect of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies. Prior to becoming the state librarian of California, Aldrich was the deputy state librarian. She has also worked as the assistant director of the Omaha Public Library, and both a public library consultant and […]

In the news: School partners with library to record audio books

Check out this story from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about a partnership between The Ellis School (Shadyside) and the Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. From the story: Students are recording digital audio books for young readers who can’t see print. “It was a very rewarding experience,” said Malik, 17, a junior at the […]

ELECTION RESULTS: ASCLA Members Approve Revised Bylaws

ASCLA members have voted overwhelmingly to approve the revised bylaws on the Spring election ballot. The bylaw changes provide a new structure for ASCLA that allows for more member participation and collaboration. Groups of individuals with mutual issues and interests can generate spontaneously, evolving or devolving as the future changes. The new structure streamlines ASCLA’s […]