Network, Socialize and Celebrate at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference!

Awards Ceremony & Reception
Hang out with your ASCLA colleagues and celebrate this year’s award winners at the ASCLA/COSLA awards and networking reception. All conference attendees and guests are invited to this event! Co-sponsored by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA). Add to my schedule.

Date: Saturday, June 27, Time: 5:45 – 7:15 PM, Location: Hilton San Francisco Union Square, Imperial A

ASCLA President’s Program at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Charlene Li

How Social Technology Can Transform Leadership
Join ASCLA for a thoughtful discussion about social media and technologies with keynote speaker Charlene Li, expert on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Ms. Li is the founder of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller, Open Leadership and the coauthor of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell. Learn more at http://www.charleneli.com/.

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Date: Sunday, June 28, 2015, Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 3014 – 3015 West

 

Act Right Now! Register for “The ADA In Your Library” Preconference

Dear Members,

Do you ever have questions or concerns about ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) issues in your library, such as:

  • What are some best practices for approaching and handling service animals in your library?
  • Who and what does the ADA cover?
  • What is the appropriate terminology to use with library users with disabilities?
  • What’s the best way to communicate with library users who are blind or have hearing disabilities?

All these questions and more will be answered at ASCLA’s preconference: The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library. Experts from the training staff of the Pacific ADA Center have tailored this preconference training program for the specialized needs that all libraries face. Staff at any level working in academic, public, and special libraries will all benefit from attending this preconference. Don’t hesitate to sign up now: Register here.

Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Location: Moscone Convention Center, 2012 West

Cost: Members $275, Non Members $299, If you are a member of ASCLA, use special code ASCLA2015 to receive the price of $225.

For more information, go here.

I hope to see you at the Preconference!

Susan Hornung

Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA

 

 

2015 ALA Annual Conference Meeting and Program Room Locations are Available!

Please see the room locations for meetings and programs at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference. You can access them here.

Please note that the below meeting locations were not listed:

  • ASCLA consortial e-book interest group meeting – Friday, June 26 from 2:30-4:00 pm, Location to be announced.
  • Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities Interest Group meeting will meet during the All Committee
    at the Westin St. Francis – Elizabethan B.

Stay tuned and check back with us for more updates.

Calling All Futurists and Scenario Planners!

At the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco, ASCLA will be sponsoring a valuable preconference for all librarians!

Who hasn’t experienced the need for a window into the future to help inform in areas such as resource development and fund raising activities, community engagement, strategic planning and advocacy efforts? This preconference, sponsored by ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group and ALA’s Center for the Future of Libraries, will help all creative thinkers. Experts trained in the nationally recognized Foresight program at the University of Houston, will go through the steps for activities that you can do to develop scenarios for your organization. You’ll also learn some of the techniques of trend-spotting. Please register for this timely and essential preconference here; for all ASCLA preconferences go here). More about this preconference:

Looking to the Future: Strategic Foresight and Scenario Planning Go beyond trend spotting and learn how professional futurists leverage strategic foresight tools and approaches to look and see the big picture of where we are headed. Join our presenters, two consultants trained in Foresight by the University of Houston, as they lead hands-on activities where you will learn tools and techniques you can leverage for creating future scenarios at your own organization. This preconference will have maximum value for those interested in strategic planning, scenario planning, trend-spotting, futurism and anticipating significant changes that lie ahead. Co-Sponsored by the American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries and the Future of Libraries Interest Group.  Register here.

Speakers:

  • Jamie Hollier, MLS., Consultant
  • Jen Chang, MLS., JD., Consultant.

Date: Friday, June 26 2015, Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Location: TBD

Call for ASCLA 2016 Program and Preconference/Institute Proposals

Dear ASCLA Members,

It’s that time of year again – conference program proposal time!

ASCLA is calling for program and preconference/institute proposals for 2016 (Midwinter 2016, January 8-12, will be in Boston, MA. and Annual Conference 2016, June 23-28, will be in Orlando, FL). The deadline to receive online proposals for 2016 is May 8, 2015. Once collected, the ASCLA office will send the proposals to the ASCLA Conference Programming Committee to oversee, organize and recommend for approval to the ASCLA board at the Annual Conference in San Francisco, 2015.

The online proposal form is here: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=CTTMUHUN. Please click on this link and then click on Click here to begin a new Proposal.”

We are counting on you to propose some sterling programming at our 2016 conferences so be sure to spread the word!

Best Wishes,

Susan Hornung

shornung at ala.org

 

ASCLA Awards Nominations Period Extended Through March 1st! 

Each year, ASCLA offers five awards honoring professional achievement in the areas of work represented by our diverse membership.

Projects focused on library services to people with disabilities: TheASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award, sponsored by ASCLA, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) and Keystone Systems, Inc. This award recognizes an innovative and well-organized project that successfully developed or expanded services for people with disabilities. The award can be for a specific service(s) program or for a library that has made its total services more accessible through changing physical and/or attitudinal barriers. The winner receives $1,000* and a citation provided by Keystone Systems, Inc. Download the award nomination form.

Outstanding contributions to the advancement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped: The Francis Joseph Campbell Award honors a person or institution for significant contributions in this field of service with a medal and a citation. Contributions include but are not limited to: an imaginative and constructive program in a particular library; a recognized contribution to the national library program for blind persons; creative participation in library associations or organizations that advance reading for the blind; a significant publication or writing in the field; or imaginative contribution to library administration, reference, circulation, selection, acquisitions, or technical services. The award is administered by the Libraries Serving Special Populations Section (LSSPS) of ASCLA, and is supported by Keystone Systems, Inc. Download the award nomination form.

Extension and Outreach Services: The ASCLA Exceptional Service Awardrecognizes exceptional service to patients in a medical facility, to persons who are homebound, to inmates, to older adults and to adults with a physical or mental disability who live in group homes or residences, as well as to recognize professional leadership, effective interpretation of programs, pioneering activity and significant research. The recipient receives a citation. Download the award nomination form.

Cooperative, Consulting and State Library Services: The ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award is a citation presented to one or more ASCLA members exemplifying leadership and achievement in the following areas: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide service and programs and state library development. Download the award nomination form.

Service to ASCLA: The Cathleen Bourdon Service Award is a citation presented to an ASCLA personal member for exceptional service and sustained leadership to the division. This includes participation in activities that have enhanced the stature, reputation and overall strength of ASCLA and have also cultivated the division’s relationship with other appropriate organizations, institutions or governmental agencies. Download the award nomination form.

Those interested in submitting a nomination can download the appropriate award nomination form (s) from the awards section of the ASCLA website Nominations for all awards must be received by Feb. 8, 2015. Submission information is included on each form.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson, Linda S. Lyshol (lindal@firstcitylibraries.org) or to Marianne Braverman, ASCLA Marketing & Programs Manager (mbraverman@ala.org).

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and multi-type cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership.

Don’t be left out in the cold and miss any of ASCLA’s 2015 Midwinter Meetings!

EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS:

ASCLA Institute:
Using Comics to Promote Literacy, Friday, January 30, 12:00 – 4:00 PM
Hilton-Chicago, Williford Room A 

This topic is important and timely in today’s increasingly visual culture. Learn how to use comics to promote both verbal and visual literacy for emerging and struggling readers, as well as learn how comics are used to teach the common core state standards in reading and writing. Learn why comics are an incredibly rich resource to capture and fuel a young reader’s imagination. Register hereAdd to my schedule.

ASCLA/COSLA Networking and Happy Hour
Friday, January 30, 2015 – 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Renaissance Blackstone, Lower Lounge Bar
Kick off the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in style with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Networking and Happy Hour—an opportunity to socialize, network, and learn more about ASCLA. The event is open to all current ASCLA members, friends of ASCLA and those meeting attendees interested in learning more about the association and networking with peers. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet ASCLA’s leaders! Add to my schedule.

BUSINESS AS USUAL:

Finance and Planning / All Committee Meeting 
Saturday, January 31, 2015 – 3:00 – 5:30 PM
Hilton Chicago, Buckingham Room

Meeting to review, recommend and plan goals, objectives, and priorities for the division as they relate to the ASCLA’s budgetary matters. Add to my schedule

Leadership Session
McCormick Place, Room West 192a
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 10:00 11:30 AM
All members are invited to attend the Leadership Session immediately following ASCLA Board I to help brainstorm, strategize and learn! Add to my schedule.

Last but not least, the ASCLA board will meet twice in Chicago; please feel free to join us as our honored guests. The meetings will be held:

Board of Directors I
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8:00 – 10:00 AM
McCormick Place West, Room: W192a Add to my schedule.
Board of Directors II 
Monday, February 2, 2015, 12:00 – 1:30 PM
McCormick Place West, Room: W195 Add to my schedule.

ASCLA is now accepting nominations for its 2015 awards! 

Each year, ASCLA offers five awards honoring professional achievement in the areas of work represented by our diverse membership.

Projects focused on library services to people with disabilities: The ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award, sponsored by ASCLA, the National Organization on Disability (NOD) and Keystone Systems, Inc. This award recognizes an innovative and well-organized project that successfully developed or expanded services for people with disabilities. The award can be for a specific service(s) program or for a library that has made its total services more accessible through changing physical and/or attitudinal barriers. The winner receives $1,000* and a citation provided by Keystone Systems, Inc. Download the award nomination form.

Outstanding contributions to the advancement of library service for the blind and physically handicapped: The Francis Joseph Campbell Award honors a person or institution for significant contributions in this field of service with a medal and a citation. Contributions include but are not limited to: an imaginative and constructive program in a particular library; a recognized contribution to the national library program for blind persons; creative participation in library associations or organizations that advance reading for the blind; a significant publication or writing in the field; or imaginative contribution to library administration, reference, circulation, selection, acquisitions, or technical services. The award is administered by the Libraries Serving Special Populations Section (LSSPS) of ASCLA, and is supported by Keystone Systems, Inc. Download the award nomination form.

Extension and Outreach Services: The ASCLA Exceptional Service Award recognizes exceptional service to patients in a medical facility, to persons who are homebound, to inmates, to older adults and to adults with a physical or mental disability who live in group homes or residences, as well as to recognize professional leadership, effective interpretation of programs, pioneering activity and significant research. The recipient receives a citation. Download the award nomination form.

Cooperative, Consulting and State Library Services: The ASCLA Leadership and Professional Achievement Award is a citation presented to one or more ASCLA members exemplifying leadership and achievement in the following areas: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide service and programs and state library development. Download the award nomination form.

Service to ASCLA: The Cathleen Bourdon Service Award is a citation presented to an ASCLA personal member for exceptional service and sustained leadership to the division. This includes participation in activities that have enhanced the stature, reputation and overall strength of ASCLA and have also cultivated the division’s relationship with other appropriate organizations, institutions or governmental agencies. Download the award nomination form.

Those interested in submitting a nomination can download the appropriate award nomination form (s) from the awards section of the ASCLA website Nominations for all awards must be received by Feb. 8, 2015. Submission information is included on each form.

*Monetary award amounts are subject to change without notice and are contingent upon donor funding supplied at the time the award is presented. Questions about these awards should be directed to the committee chairperson, Linda S. Lyshol (lindal@firstcitylibraries.org) or to Marianne Braverman, ASCLA Marketing & Programs Manager (mbraverman@ala.org).

ASCLA, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is a diverse organization of librarians and support staff who work in academic and public libraries, state agencies, specialized libraries and multi-type cooperatives, as well as those who are self-employed. Not an ASCLA member, but interested in discounted registration rates on conference, ASCLA preconferences and other ASCLA events? Join, renew or add ASCLA to your ALA membership at www.ala.org/membership.