You are cordially invited to the ASCLA/COSLA Reception and Awards Presentation!

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Saturday, June 28, 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM 
Pavilion 04 of the Las Vegas Hotel. 
The following recipients will be honored:

Greenville County Library System (S.C.) is the winner of the ASCLA/Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) & National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award. Greenville County Library System was selected for its extensive work in creating “Intentional Strides,” which increased programs, library services and staff awareness of serving individuals with disabilities and special needs in Greenville County, S.C. The library also dedicated funds from its operating budget specifically to enhance and improve library programs, services and staff awareness with regard to patrons with disabilities. The award consists of $1,000 and a citation supported by Kay and David Holloman of Keystone Systems, developer of the Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS), and the National Organization on Disability.
The Francis Joseph Campbell Award winner is Chris Mundy, quality assurance specialist, Multistate Center East, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress. He was selected for sharing his technical expertise in the production of quality audio materials through workshops, developing guidelines and consulting with the NLS volunteer recording studios. His contributions enhance and expand collections that offer a wide variety of reading materials to blind and visually impaired patrons. Mundy will receive a citation and a medal. Visit the Royal National College for the Blind website to read more about Francis Joseph Campbell, for whom this award is named.
Mary Beth Riedner, volunteer at the Gail Borden Public Library District, will receive ASCLA’s Exceptional Service Award. She is recognized for the development of “Tales and Travel,” a creative and innovative book-related program, website and video that trains volunteers in libraries and memory care centers to provide recreational reading to individuals with dementia. Her outstanding work will enrich the lives of people with Alzheimer’s for years to come. Riedner will receive a citation.Annual Conference attendees employed or interested in these areas—state library agencies; networks, cooperatives and consortia; specialized libraries such as those for the blind, deaf, hard of hearing and incarcerated populations; and independent librarians and library consultants—are encouraged to join the party and meet other professionals.

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2015 program, preconference, institute proposals: due date extension to June 1, 2014

We are extending the deadline for submitting proposals for 2015 institutes (Midwinter/Chicago), preconferences and programs (Annual/San Francisco) to June 1, 2014.

PROGRAM proposals must be submitted by this date using this online form

PRECONFERENCE/INSTITUTE proposals must be submitted by this date using this online form

We have posted a Word document version of both of these forms at the ASCLA website under Our Association >ASCLA Forms. The Word document should be used to help prepare submissions, however all final proposals should be sent via the online forms provided above.

Any problems with the forms or website should be sent to Andrea Hill, ASCLA web manager (

We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Your ASCLA ALA Annual Conference Guide!

  • ASCLA 101Saturday, June 28, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Participants will be able to chat with colleagues and hear more about how they can get involved. Refreshments, Raffle and Fun Prizes!
  • ASCLA / COSLA Reception and Award Presentation: Saturday, June 28, from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. Bring a friend!
  • ASCLA President’s Program: Sunday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Connected Learning and Libraries: At the Intersection of the Arts, Media, New Technologies and Informal Learning. 

2014 ASCLA Election Winners!

Vice-President / President–Elect – Rhonda Puntney Gould
Secretary (two-year term) – Tracy Rochow Byerly
Director-At-Large (one-year term) – Tiffany Lanette Bradford-Oldham
Director-At-Large (two-year term) – Raye Oldham
Designated Director, Library Cooperatives and Networks (two-year term) – Greg Pronevitz
Designated Director, Special Populations Constituency (two-year term) – Lily Sacharow
Designated Director, State Library Agencies (two-year term) – Shannon O’Grady

Thank you to all the candidates for standing for election!