Volunteer and Get Involved with ASCLA!

Interested in meeting new people? ASCLA’s committees are a great way to get involved at the national level and make an impact, while having lots of fun. You can participate even if you can’t attend conferences; ALA’s online community, ALA Connect, and other tools offered by the division make virtual participation easy and engaging.

Below is a list of committees with current openings. As you can see, there are lots of ways to share your talents, influence major decisions for the association and make a difference in the library profession. I encourage you to review the list and find a place where you fit.

  • Awards Committee
  • Conference Programming Committee
  • Legislative Advocacy Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Online Learning Committee
  • Publications Committee

If you are interested in serving on one of the committees listed above, please reply directly to me at rhondakgould@gmail.com by Dec. 31 with your preference(s). Members are needed to join these committees beginning July 1, 2015 for one and two year terms (all terms start July 1 and end June 30)

Don’t forget about opportunities to be involved via ASCLA interest groups, too!

I look forward to hearing from you!

Rhonda Gould
ASCLA Vice-President/President-Elect
Owner/Library Consultant, Gould Library Consulting

ALA opposes e-book accessibility waiver petition

“ALA and the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) renewed their opposition to a petition filed by the Coalition of E-book Manufacturers seeking a waiver from complying with disability legislation and regulation (specifically Sections 716 and 717 of the Communications Act as Enacted by the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010). Amazon, Kobo, and Sony are the members of the coalition, and they argue that they do not have to make their e-readers’ Advanced Communications Services (ACS) accessible to people with print disabilities.”   Read more here: http://www.districtdispatch.org/2014/10/ala-opposes-e-book-accessibility-waiver-petition/