Category Archives: Interest Groups

Message from ASCLA President, Michael Golrick

Dear ASCLA Members, I invite you to volunteer for one of ASCLA’s committees or interest groups – we are still seeking volunteers for this year (2016-2017) to fill out our committees. If you are not yet a member of any of our committees, please join by sending a note to the ASCLA office, ascla@ala.org stating […]

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: […]

ASCLA offering eCourse on Captioning Instructional Videos

Beginning Monday, August 1, 2016, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will offer a four-week course on creating and synchronizing captions for library instructional videos for patrons who are deaf or hearing impaired. Watch the promo video here:   Retired librarian and longtime universal access advocate, Kate Todd, will introduce participants to […]

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 […]

Calling for 2017 Program, Preconference, Institute Proposals

Do you have innovative ideas, services and programs to share with your library colleagues? Why not present one at the 2017 ALA Midwinter Meeting and Annual Conferences? Submit a proposal to the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) today! The 2017 Midwinter Meeting, January 20 – 24, 2017 will be in Atlanta GA, and […]

ASCLA selects its 2016 award winners!

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has selected its 2016 Award winners. The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including publications, program development and leadership in the profession. The Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held from 5:45 – […]

In the Margins Book Award and Committee Press Release!

The In the Margins Book Award and Selection Committee, (ITM) a committee under the umbrella of Library Services for Youth in Custody (LYSC) http://youthlibraries.org/  selected their top fiction book, Tattooed Teardrops by PD Workman and non-fiction book, America’s Massacre: The Audacity of Despair and a Message of Hope by Tewhan Butler  as well as a Top Ten http://youthlibraries.org/2016-margins-top-ten  And official list http://youthlibraries.org/2016-margins-official-list-0. ITM strives to […]

ASCLA has a new strategic plan!

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has announced a new strategic plan to guide the organization in its planning, activities, and initiatives. The strategic plan includes the organization’s mission, vision, strategic priorities, goals, and key objectives. Read all about it here: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/asclastratplan  

Seeking stories for the 2016 Spring Issue of Interface.

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies wants to share your story!  Our Spring Issue of Interface is going to highlight the great work that State Libraries do to help transform and strengthen our communities.  We are looking for stories related to: Current  Projects you’d like to get the word out about Outreach to […]

Call for ASCLA Online Learning Proposals!

Submit by March 8, 2016  Access the online course submission form here. Download this PDF of the online course form to help you prepare your submission. ASCLA invites ALA members who are subject matter experts and experienced librarians with knowledge of interest to ASCLA members, to submit proposals for ASCLA online learning to be presented between April […]