Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Hero Project: Tell your story at the Annual Conference

ASCLA members: you are heroes. Your work makes a significant difference in the lives of library users both locally and across the country. We want to tell everyone how awesome you are, and we need your help to do it. Throughout the Annual Conference, we’ll be collecting ASCLA members’ stories about why you are a […]

Video Interview with ASCLA President’s Program Speaker Michael Margolis: See It Now

Get psyched up for the ASCLA President’s Program with a video interview between Stacey Aldrich, ASCLA President, and Michael Margolis of @getstoried here. Michael and Stacey give us some good food for thought in preparation for Michael’s appearance at the 2013 ASCLA President’s Program, “Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative.” Learn storytelling strategies specific […]

Maryland State Library’s Jill Lewis wins ASCLA award for library services to blind and physically handicapped

Read the original press release. CHICAGO — Jill Lewis, former director of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (MDLBPH), is the 2013 recipient of the Francis Joseph Campbell Award—an annual honor presented by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). The award, which consists of a citation and a medal, is presented […]

NEWS: Accessibility advocate Ruth Nussbaum wins ASCLA’s 2013 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award

Read the official ALA press release here. CHICAGO – Ruth J. Nussbaum, retired reference librarian, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is the recipient of the 2013 Cathleen Bourdon Service Award for exceptional service to and sustained leadership for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA), a […]

Libraries and incarcerated youth: Conference programs from ASCLA

ASCLA is hosting two programs focused on library services to incarcerated youth. Join us for one or both of these exciting events and get “outside of the (library services) box” to get a new perspective on the importance of libraries, and their role as a lifeline for incarcerated youth. Arts + School Libraries Inside Saturday, […]

Servant Leadership in Your Library: Register by June 21 for leadership development workshop hosted by ASCLA

“Servant Leadership” – what does it mean, particularly in a library setting? And why should it matter to you? And you’re absolutely right. But in this ASCLA workshop, Servant Leadership in Your Library, you’ll learn how to integrate “serving” with “leadership” in a way that will positively influence how your library is perceived by patrons, […]

Innovative ASCLA Programming at Annual Conference, 2013

Dear ASCLA Members, Once again, small but mighty ASCLA has some terrific programs and preconferences this year! All of our programs are amazing, but I want make special note of:  ASCLA President’s Program: Storytelling Mojo: Creating the 21st Century Library Narrative, Sunday, June 30, 10:30am-12pm. Stacey Aldrich, ASCLA President, and her team are bringing an amazing […]

You’re invited! ASCLA/COSLA Reception at 2013 ALA Annual Conference

Come celebrate and network with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) at the ASCLA/COSLA Reception on Saturday, June 29, 5:45-7:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Get the event details and specific room location in the ALA Conference Scheduler. Why is this […]

Q&A: Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, incoming ASCLA Vice President/President-Elect

Congratulations to Kathi Moeller-Peiffer of the New Jersey State Library on her election to the ASCLA Vice President/President-Elect position! We asked Kathi some questions about her relationship with ASCLA and what she does when she’s not preoccupied with important library work. Swing by the ASCLA/COSLA Reception at the ALA Annual Conference to meet Kathi and […]