Category Archives: Incarcerated

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 […]

Exclusive ASCLA Programs at the 2015 ALA Annual Conference

Gaming for All:  Level the Playing Field for People with Disabilities As gaming becomes a common item on the menu of library programs, we need to look at how to include all of our patrons and how to reach emerging audiences such as people with disabilities, aging baby boomers, veterans, and many others can enjoy […]

ASCLA seeks Online Course and Webinar proposals for 2015!

ASCLA encourages subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit proposals for ASCLA Online Courses and Webinars to be presented November 2014 through August 2015.  Proposals must be submitted by October 24, 2014 for presentation November 2014 through August 2015. Online Courses and Webinars submitted during this open call period will be reviewed and approved by November 14, 2014. […]

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 […]

New Online Courses!

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New online courses and webinars!

Online Courses: **Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience October 20 – November 23, 2014, (Five live course chat meetings Thursdays 1:00 – 2:00pm CST) This five week course will explore portrayals of the incarceration experience in juvenile and young adult literature. Read more. Register now! **CEUs are available for this course!  Webinars  Emotional Intelligence […]

ASCLA’s ALA Annual Conference Highlights!

Stay up-to-date with ASCLA on Twitter  &  Facebook and stay informed about the ALA Annual Conference at #alaac14 Advanced Registration ends June 20th! REGISTER for ALA Annual Conference NOW! ASCLA’s ALA Annual Conference Highlights: *Free to all conference registrants! ASCLA 101:  Participants will be able to chat with colleagues and hear more about how they […]

In the Margins Book Award and Selection Committee Names its First Top 10 Titles!

In the Margins Book Award and Selection Committee, (ITM) a committee under the umbrella of ASCLA’s Library Services for Youth in Custody (LYSC) Interest Group, selected their first list of 25 titles and a top 10.  In the Margins strives to find the best books for teens living in poverty, on the streets, in custody […]

Your ASCLA ALA Annual Conference Guide!

ASCLA 101: Saturday, June 28, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Participants will be able to chat with colleagues and hear more about how they can get involved. Refreshments, Raffle and Fun Prizes! ASCLA / COSLA Reception and Award Presentation: Saturday, June 28, from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. Bring a friend! ASCLA President’s Program: Sunday, June 29, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Connected Learning and […]

New ASCLA Course: “Going to Jail: How Juvenile Books Portray the Prison Experience”

Course Description: Books for children and young adults can portray how jail sentences impact individuals, their children, their parents and their community. In this new 4-week course, you’ll read several juvenile books, from picture books to teen novels, which explore the prison experience. You’ll analyze the books in an online discussion, discuss age appropriate information […]