Category Archives: In the News

Act now! Save IMLS!

Last week The White House released the proposed budget that calls for eliminating the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS), the only federal agency charged with providing support to the nation’s hundreds of thousands of libraries and museums. ALA and ASCLA need your help to ensure that IMLS is saved, because without libraries people will […]

ASCLA’s 2017 Nominees

ASCLA is very happy to announce the candidates standing for office for the division and sections in 2017. Thanks very much to those willing to volunteer their time, energy and skills for ASCLA – the smallest but mightiest division of ALA! The 2017 elections opened on March 13, 2017 and will close on April 5, […]

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Sign up for National Library Legislative Day 2017.

Registration for National Library Legislative Day 2017 is open! To find information about the event, to register, or to book a room in the hotel block, please visit ala.org/nlld. As with previous years, National Library Legislative Day 2017 will be held at the Liaison Hotel in Washington, DC. Briefing day will take place on May […]

ALA President releases statement opposing new administration’s policies

On Monday, January 30, ALA President Julie Todaro released an official statement responding to the recent actions put forth by President Trump’s administration addressing specifically issues regarding access to information, discrimination, and intellectual freedom. For resources and more information, read the full press release here: http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/01/ala-opposes-new-administration-policies-contradict-core-values

Midwinter 2017: Kitchen Conversation about Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Dear ASCLA Members, If you will be in Atlanta at Midwinter 2017, please try to attend this series of conversations on accessibility for people with physical, mobility, visual, auditory or cognitive disabilities. All conference attendees are encouraged to take part, whether or not they use accessible services. More information here.  You all have a very […]

Brianna Furcron Selected as ASCLA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

Brianna Furcron, Digital Arizona Library Special Collections Librarian, at Arizona State University, Archives and Public Records (division of the Secretary of State) , has been selected as the 2017 Emerging Leader for the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). The American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders program is a leadership development program that enables […]

ASCLA’s Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Interest Group (IGARD) Presents Poster Session at IFLA

The Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Interest Group (IGARD) of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Division of the American Library Association (ALA) successfully presented a poster at the IFLA WLIC 2016 which was held in Columbus, Ohio from Aug. 13-19, 2016. The poster was entitled “Reconnecting Persons with Dementia to their Libraries: […]

Comments Invited for the First Draft of the 2011 Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

The Working Team for the revision of the 2011 Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped would like to accept comments on the first, revised draft of the standards. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, […]

Active Shooter Awareness Training!

In light of the recent events in Orlando that have become far too common in our society, ASCLA would like to invite you to an active shooter awareness training at Annual this year. In addition, our past president was featured on the Dewey Decibels podcast in May discussing this topic. Information about the program and […]