Several interest groups are up and running within ASCLA–see the list below.
If you’d like to create an interest group, there’s more information about that process on this ASCLA webpage: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/ascla/asclaourassoc/asclasections/interestgroups/index.cfm
To join an interest group:
- Login at connect.ala.org
- Use the URLs listed below for direct access to a group’s page.
- Click “Join”–it’s on the right side of the page underneath “Posts”, “Online Docs”, “Calendar”, etc.
Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking (ICAN) Consortium Management Discussion Group: Discussion group on topics of interest to library cooperatives statewide, multi-state, national cooperatives and multitype library systems such as consortial funding, advocacy and services. On ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/151805
Librarians Serving Special Populations (LSSP) Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities: A group for librarians serving those with accessibility issues that prevent them from reading standard print; includes assistive technology and accessibility services. On ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/151441
State Library Agency (SLA)/Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) Coordinators Interest Group: This group is for discussion of the federal LSTA program. It’s an opportunity to hear from IMLS staff as well as to share ideas on what each state is doing with their LSTA allocation. On ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/151443
Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking (ICAN) Collaborative Digitization Group: This group’s topics include collaborative and cooperative digitization initiatives, metadata schemas, workflows, collection management systems, copyright, case studies and other issues related to access to digitized collections. This group focuses on conversations about new and ongoing issues and opportunities related to collaborative digitization initiatives across a diverse array of consortia, libraries, archives, museums, and cultural heritage institutions. On ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/151439
Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking (ICAN) Physical Delivery: Focused on physical delivery of library materials for resource sharing and related issues; promotes discussion, information sharing and presentations on physical delivery in libraries and related topics. On ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/151994
Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking (ICAN) Library Cooperation: This group provides a forum for discussion of interests in interlibrary cooperation and the statewide development of library service, emphasizing the interdependence of all types of libraries. On ALA Connect at http://connect.ala.org/node/151996