Monthly Archives: May 2012

Take a closer look: ASCLA workshops at ALA Annual Conference

Have you spent some time with the preconferences we’re hosting at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference? ASCLA–the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies–is a division of ALA focused on the future of libraries, and committed to cultivating librarians and libraries that provide universal access for all library users. Whether you are a public librarian […]

Final days to reserve for ASCLA in Ireland; special airfare rates available!

Less than two weeks remaining until the deadline to reserve your tour spot with ASCLA in Ireland! The deadline is June 1. We currently have a special airfare rate reserved through the travel agency for $700 roundtrip from Newark–reserve your tour spot now to take advantage! The trip itinerary includes the castles, libraries and important […]

ASCLA Interest Groups: New groups for tribal librarians and the future of libraries

Two new ASCLA interest groups are now welcoming members: the Future of Libraries Interest Group and the Tribal Librarians Interest Group! Descriptions for these new groups, as well as all of ASCLA’s existing interest groups, are below! Click on the group name to be taken to their group page in ALA Connect. You can join […]

ASCLA elects Sara G. Laughlin, public library director, to division vice-president/president-elect role

Sara Gaar Laughlin, director of the Monroe County (Ind.) Public Library and longtime member of ALA and the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), will serve as the next vice-president/president-elect of ASCLA, the division of ALA that serves consultants, special populations librarians, state library agencies, and library networks, cooperatives and consortia, while promoting […]

Registration ends today for webinar “State Library Outreach to State Employees and Elected Officials”

It’s your last chance to register for “State Library Outreach to State Employees and Elected Officials”, which will be held Wednesday, May, 16, 2012, 2:00-3:30p.m. Central! Individuals can register online here through midnight tonight—Tuesday, May 15. We’re also offering group rates and even greater savings for State Library Agencies who are members of ASCLA. All […]

ASCLA in Ireland: Reserve your spot by June 1

The deadline to reserve your spot on ASCLA’s next trip abroad–to Ireland–is fast approaching! This tour is hosted by Lyceum Tours and benefits ASCLA, a division of ALA. The trip itinerary includes the castles, libraries and important historic sites of Ireland. Deposits for this upcoming adventure are due by June 1, 2012. Check out the […]

ASCLA workshops @ ALA Annual Conference: Advance registration ends Sunday, May 13!

We have an outstanding lineup of workshops awaiting you in Anaheim! Hear from experts in the field about how to cultivate marketing and fundraising activities at your library, including creating a library champions campaign; how to bring online services to your library for people unable to read traditional print books and how to effectively promote […]

2013 Programs, Preconferences and Institutes: Proposals due June 1, 2012

The deadline for a call for ASCLA proposals for institutes at the ALA 2013 Midwinter Meeting in Seattle and programs and preconferences at the ALA 2013 Annual Conference in Chicago has been extended to June 1, 2012. What’s this all about? Midwinter Institutes are ticketed full or half-day workshops held the Friday of the Midwinter […]

ASCLA Election Results

Congratulations to our ASCLA election winners! Vice-President/President-Elect: Sara G. Laughlin, Monroe County (Ind.) Public Library Director-at-Large: Martha L. Goddard, San Francisco Public Library Director-at-Large: Lisa Ann Priebe, Colorado Library Consortium Director-at-Large: Hulen E. Bivins, North Dakota State Library Division Councilor: Liz Bishoff, The Bishoff Group Designated Director, Special Populations Constituency: Lori Allen Guenthner, Maryland Library […]

Upcoming Webinar: Strategic Planning for Your Online Library Branch, May 10

An online library branch is an innovative way to provide enhanced 24-7 library services to your community. Online library branches are also one way that many libraries are responding to rapidly advancing technologies, dynamic communications and shrinking budgets. Strategic planning is a crucial step libraries must take to ensure their online branch meets the business […]