Category Archives: Meet the Board

Kathleen Peiffer offers a fond farewell to ASCLA membership

Dear ASCLA members: At the end of Annual Conference I concluded my three year term as president elect/ president/past president. I want to thank everyone in the association, as well as the ASCLA office staff, for their support, friendship and willingness to serve the association in so many ways. Our association continues to grow; however, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Board & Committee Meetings at the 2016 Midwinter Meeting.

Board of Directors Meeting I and II Board I – Saturday, January 9, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, room 205 A Board II – Monday, January 11, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, room 203 ASCLA Board of Director meetings are open and any individual registered for the Midwinter Meeting […]

ASCLA Leadership session – with special guest, Stephanie Capparell

Leadership Session – Special Guest, Stephanie Capparell All members are invited to join us for a riveting discussion with Stephanie Capparell, coauthor of the international bestseller, Shackleton’s Way.  Saturday, January 9, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, room 205 B

Network & Socialize with ASCLA at the 2016 Midwinter Meeting

ASCLA / COSLA Happy Hour Open to all current ASCLA members, students, friends of ASCLA and those meeting attendees interested in learning more about the association and networking with peers. Friday, January 8, 7- 8 p.m. Westin Boston Waterfront, Birch Bar

ASCLA Institutes, “Assembling a Consulting Toolkit” & “Sustainable Staff Development,” @ 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting!

ASCLA’s full-day Institute, “Assembling a Consulting Toolkit” will be held from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 and is designed to prepare participants to begin – or advance – a successful consulting career. Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide participants through […]