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Feedback Request: Draft #2 of the Standards for Libraries Serving People who are Blind or 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 invite you to make comments on the second, revised draft of the standards, found here. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), Library of Congress, […]

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 […]

ASCLA and FAFLRT Merger: Open Forum Set

Dear FAFLRT and ASCLA Members, As you may be aware, last year ASCLA and FAFLRT began holding conversations about merging our two units. The discussions have been very productive, fostering a cordial environment, encouraging collaboration. FAFLRT is moving the process further by having their members vote on the merger during the 2017 ALA Elections. Before […]

Reminder – Give us your feedback on the Standards for Libraries Serving People who are Blind or 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 remind everyone that they are still accepting comments on the first, revised draft of the standards. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped […]

Signature ASCLA Events in Atlanta

Greetings ASCLA Members, Colleagues and Friends,   You might want to attend the following events if you will be in Atlanta: FRIDAY: ASCLA/COSLA Happy Hour Friday, January 20 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Room: Omni Hotels and Resort’s Latitudes Lounge at 100 CNN Center. Bring a friend – everyone is invited. Cash Bar. SATURDAY: Board of Directors […]

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year. 

Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and a happy New Year! Sincerely, ASCLA staff (from left to right) Melissa, Jennifer and Susan

Call for Volunteers

Interested in meeting new people? Volunteer for an ASCLA committee! They’re still one of the best ways to get involved at the national level and make an impact, while having lots of fun. You can participate even if you can’t attend conferences; ALA’s online community, ALA Connect, Adobe Connect virtual meeting software, and other tools […]

Seeking Beta Testers – AccessAbility Academy module

Greetings ASCLA Members, We’ve been pleased with the response to the first ASCLA AccessAbility Academy module, Positive Interactions: Making the Library a Welcoming and Empowering Place for People with Disabilities http://www.ala.org/ascla/online-learning/accessibility-academy. You’ll be happy to know that ASCLA is now developing a second module focused on libraries and meeting the needs of people with mental […]

ASCLA Prepares for New Website Redesign

You may have already noticed some changes to the ASCLA website. That’s because ALA’s website and microsites will be undergoing a redesign in the very near future. In order to prepare and be ready to jump right in to the new web design, ALA divisions are working on moving information, cleaning up broken links and […]

Public Hearing in Orlando for the Revision of the Standards for Libraries Serving People who are Blind or Handicapped, 2011

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will hold a public hearing at the ALA Annual Conference in Orlando on Sunday, June 26, 2016, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM, in the Orange County Convention Center, Room W105A for the revision of the 2011 Standards for Libraries Serving People who are Blind or Physically […]