Message from the ASCLA President Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer

Message from the ASCLA President Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer

First, I want to thank you for the privilege of serving as your President for the past year. I have been delighted at the participation of ASCLA members on committees and interest groups. Especially notable has been the full slate of candidates for next year’s officers and board members as...
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ASCLA Events at Annual 2015

ASCLA Events at Annual 2015

ASCLA Programs and Events at ALA Annual Conference Annual Conference schedule available here. Here is this year’s complete ASCLA line-up:   ASCLA President’s Program with keynote speaker Charlene Li, Sunday, June 28, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ASCLA Preconferences – Celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library and attend...
Member Spotlight: Michael Golrick

Member Spotlight: Michael Golrick

Meet… Michael Golrick (incoming ASCLA President-Elect) Head of Reference and Library Consultant, State Library of Louisiana December 2008-Present Tell us about your present job and your experience at SLOL. I was hired at the State Library of Louisiana as a Library Consultant to be the State Data Coordinator and generally provide advice to public libraries....
Maki & Riedner awarded the 2014 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer's Disease Caregiving Legacy Award

Maki & Riedner awarded the 2014 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award

ASCLA members Karen Maki and Mary Beth Riedner recently accepted the 2014 Rosalinde Gilbert Innovations in Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiving Legacy Award in the Creative Expression category for the Tales and Travel Memories program currently being implemented at the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin, IL.  The $20,000 award goes to imaginative and creative programs supporting...
ASCLA Travel: Scotland!

ASCLA Travel: Scotland!

Still time to book your flight! ASCLA is headed to Scotland this October for seven nights on an author themed tour! From the magical city of Edinburgh to the capital of the Highlands, the west coast and islands and back to Glasgow, this is Scotland at its most intriguing and fascinating. History, world famous writers,...
Dr. Carol Cusano Joins New York State Library As A Library Development Specialist

Dr. Carol Cusano Joins New York State Library As A Library Development Specialist

Dr. Carol Cusano recently joined the staff of the New York State Library’s Division of Library Development as a Library Development Specialist.  Dr. Cusano will be a member of Library Development’s Outreach, Networking and Regional Advisory Services Team. After an initial period of training and orientation, she will be taking on responsibilities as a regional...
Armchair Traveller: Fictional Scotland

Armchair Traveller: Fictional Scotland

Scotland has long been an ideal setting for some of our best loved fictional series, such as the Harry Potter series, the Outlander series, not to mention the works of Alexander McCall Smith.  But here are some titles you may not have come across.  There is still time to reserve your spot on the upcoming...
Get Connected! ASCLA on Social Media

Get Connected! ASCLA on Social Media

Have you liked ASCLA on Facebook? Have you followed us on Twitter yet (@ala_ascla)? We are constantly posting association news and also little pieces of news from around the internet on both of these social media streams. If you follow us on Twitter, make sure to tweet at us and let us know you’re a...
Online Learning: Upcoming Webinars and Courses

Online Learning: Upcoming Webinars and Courses

Course and webinar descriptions, pricing details, registration instructions for groups and individuals are all posted online on ASCLA’s online learning page. Questions about these offerings should be sent to Andrea Hill at ahill@ala.org or 312-280-4397. Questions about registration? Contact registration@ala.org or (800) 545-2433, option 5.   Feature Image: Pixel Prancing by Out of Focus
New York Public Library LEAPing into the Library eBook Future

New York Public Library LEAPing into the Library eBook Future

By Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System and ASCLA Board Member At the ALA Mid-Winter Meeting in snowy Chicago attendees at the ASCLA Consortial eBook Interest Group were treated to an intriguing discussion about an exciting future possibility for eBooks in libraries. Micah May, NYPL’s Director of Business Development, and James English, NYPL’s Senior...
A Note from our President

A Note from our President

Dear ASCLA Members: Well we survived a Chicago Midwinter blizzard and still persevered in doing good work for the Association! Thank you to everyone who came to the ASCLA/COSLA reception. We tried a new method of having one free drink ticket for each attendee. If you liked that let us know and we may continue...
Program Proposals Now Being Accepted

Program Proposals Now Being Accepted

ASCLA Interest Group Leaders, It’s that time of year again – conference program proposal time! Please let your interest group members know that we are calling for program and preconference/institute proposals for 2016 (Midwinter 2016, January 8-12, will be in Boston, MA. and Annual Conference 2016, June 23-28, will be in Orlando, FL). The deadline to...
ASCLA programming at Annual 2015

ASCLA programming at Annual 2015

ASCLA Programs and Events at ALA Annual Conference Preliminary Annual Conference schedule available here.  Here is this year’s ASCLA line-up:   ASCLA President’s Program with keynote speaker Charlene Li, Sunday, June 28, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM ASCLA Preconferences – The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) In Your Library – Friday, June 26, 9:00 AM –...