Monthly Archives: April 2013

Contribute to the discussion: Consortium Management Interest Group meeting at ALA Annual Conference

If you are interested in sharing an update on your library consortium at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference–whether it is a new direction, a new service or a new approach to providing services, or even to demonstrate the challenges you are facing–please contact Sheryl Knab, chair of the ASCLA Consortium Management Interest Group and executive […]

Collaborative Digitization: Call for Presentations

ASCLA’s ICAN (Interlibrary Cooperation and Networking) Collaborative Digitization Interest Group is soliciting proposals for presentations at its meeting at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, Saturday, June 29, from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Add the meeting to your conference schedule (ALA Connect login required). Presentation topics should be of interest to librarians, archivists, curators, and developers working across a diverse array […]

“Ports in a Storm” Preconference: A new, community-focused approach to library disaster planning

When disaster strikes, where can the members of your community go for assistance? What does your community need in the wake of a hurricane, an earthquake or terrorist attack? How can you prepare your library to provide the answers to both of these highly relevant questions? On Friday, June 28, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative […]

Call for Proposals: ASCLA programs, preconferences and institutes for 2014

ASCLA is now accepting proposals for: Institutes for the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia Preconferences for the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas Programs for the 2014 Annual Conference in Las Vegas Institutes and preconferences are ticketed events held on the Friday of the conference. Programs are held throughout the Annual Conference and are […]

Online Course: Sign up today for “Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities”

The next session of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies’ (ASCLA) valuable online course “Improving Library Services for People with Disabilities” will take place April 22 – May 19 This course includes two live online chat sessions, scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 3-4 pm Central Time and Thursday, May 16, 3-4 pm Central Time. Registration will end […]

Deadline Extended! Deposits for ASCLA trip to Southern France due May 1

The deadline for reservations for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) trip to southern France in October 2013 has been extended to May 1! There’s no better way to put your tax refund to use than to join us for this awesome adventure! Destinations for this Mediterranean adventure include Nice, Cannes and Monaco. This is […]

Library Consultants: Sign up by April 30 to participate in Consultants Give Back event at ALA Annual Conference

The ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group (LCIG) will again be sponsoring Consultants Give Back (CGB) at the 2013 ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL. We are currently seeking library consultants to participate in this event. This year’s sign-up process will be slightly different from previous years: we will now be using a website,, developed […]


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