Dear ASCLA Members,
I invite you to volunteer for one of ASCLA’s committees or interest groups.
If you are already a committee or interest group volunteer, thank you for your service: you are so much appreciated! Because of your contributions, our division accomplishes much. ASCLA, through its volunteers, has provided:
- Member expertise on accessibility and diversity for ALA committees and work groups, such as the Advocacy Coordinating Group and the Working Group on Digital Content and Libraries
- Standards and guidelines, such as those for libraries serving the blind and physically handicapped and for state library agencies
- Outstanding conference programming
- A great member newsletter
- Assistance vetting online learning opportunities of value to ASCLA members
- Special recognition of people and library services such as awards for specialized library services for people with disabilities or the homebound.
This is just a small sampling of what our volunteers plan and take part in, and what makes ASCLA a terrific place for opportunities for service, your professional growth, and networking with colleagues.
Committees: All current members may volunteer for ASCLA committees here: http://www.ala.org/cfapps/committee/volunteerform (you will be asked to login using your ALA login).
Second, write to the ASCLA vice-president, Sara Laughlin (email@example.com), our ASCLA president-elect, who will appoint the committees for 2014. Tell her about your experience and why you can be of help to these groups.
Interest Groups: To join a free interest group, all current ASCLA members may call MACS (ALA’s member services department) at the following number: 1-800-545-2433, x5 and request to have the interest group added to their membership; or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request to be added to the interest group with subject line: ASCLA free interest groups.
Second, write to the specific interest group leader below. Tell him or her about your experience and how you can be of help to the group:
Leader: Mary Beth Riedner, email@example.com
Leader: Peggy Cadigan, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Sheryl Knab, email@example.com
Leader: Rhonda Marker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Scherelene L. Schatz, email@example.com
Co-Leader: Gregory Pronevitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Leader: Mr. James E. Pletz, email@example.com
Leader: Jeannette Smithee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Camden Eadoin Tadhg, Tadhg_C@cde.state.co.us
Leader: Alec Mcfarlane, email@example.com
Leader: Carli Spina, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Diane Walden, email@example.com
Leader: Marti Goddard, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Gina Persichini, Gina.Persichini@libraries.idaho.gov
Leader: Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, email@example.com
Leader: Sharon Rawlins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader: Lillian Chavez, email@example.com
Thank you again to all our current, past and future volunteers – you are truly what makes ASCLA such a wonderful, and fun, place to be!
ASCLA Executive Director