Category Archives: Professional Resources

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 […]

[Deadline Extended 12/2] ASCLA’s Online Learning Proposals Submissions

Do you have an idea for a webinar or online course you would like to present? The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) invites subject matter experts and experienced librarians to submit a webinar proposal or online course proposal by Friday, December 2, 2016. Presentations will take place from December 2016 and August 31, […]

[Register NOW] ASCLA’s Midwinter Institute

Activate, Collaborate and Engage: Transforming Your Community through Health Outreach @ Your Library Friday, January 20, 2017, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm Event Code: ASC1 Ticket Prices Category Early Bird Advance ALA Member $120 $135 Other Member $120 $135 Non-Member $130 $145 ASCLA Member $120 $135 This session will provide an introduction on how libraries […]

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, […]

ASCLA webinar on Serving Library Patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder

On Tuesday, August 9, 11AM CT, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will be hosting a webinar on serving library patrons with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a companion to the Project PALS (Panhandle Autism Library Services) online trainings. The webinar will be taught by Dr. Amelia Anderson, an expert of educating library […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]