President's Message: Summer 2016

President’s Message: Summer 2016

I’d like to extend a warm welcome to our 2016-17 President-Elect Jeannette Smithee and others elected to the Board of Directors, including Wendy Knapp (Secretary), Carson Block (Director at Large), Patrice Johnson (Designated Director, Special Populations), Sheryl Knab (Designated Director, Cooperatives and Networks), and Mary Soucie (Designated Director, State Library...
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Ushering in a New Era of Library Data:  Measures that Matter

Ushering in a New Era of Library Data: Measures that Matter

  By Jen Nelson Director and State Librarian, Minnesota Department of Education, State Library Services   Every year more than 9,000 public libraries including over 17,000 public library outlets in the United States file an annual report with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Collectively, these 1,666,000 pieces of data tell a story...
Active Shooter Awareness Training

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...
ASCLA at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference

ASCLA at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference

  Shortcut to ASCLA Programs, Preconference & Events at the Annual Conference ASCLA meetings can be found here. ASCLA programs can be found here. ASCLA discussion and interest groups can be found here. ASCLA’s whole line-up can be found here.   ASCLA President’s Program Don’t Get Sued: What Librarians Are Doing to Address the Physical, Programmatic and Web-based Accessibility...
Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers

Interested in meeting new people? ASCLA’s committees are a great way 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, and other tools offered by the division make virtual participation easy and engaging. Below is...
2016 Election Results

2016 Election Results

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 ASCLA elections! Thank you to those who stood in for election and to all the ASCLA members who voted. Your votes help guide the leadership of ASCLA and contribute to the success of the organization and its mission. President-Elect: Jeannette Smithee Secretary: Wendy Knapp Director-at-Large: Carson Block Designated...
2016 ASCLA Award Winners Announced

2016 ASCLA Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the award winners! The awards program recognizes outstanding achievement within the library profession by librarians and libraries for significant current or past achievements, including publications, program development and leadership in the profession. Read about the winners here. The Awards Ceremony and Reception will be held from 5:45 – 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, June 25...
ASCLA Travel:  Prague & Vienna

ASCLA Travel: Prague & Vienna

Still time to book your flight! ASCLA is headed to Prague & Vienna this September for seven nights on a historically rich tour! Prague, the City of a Thousand Spires reflecting hundreds of years of religious control, dominate the skyline; today theater and arts are thriving among towering churches, centuries old bridges and romantic alleys....
Online Learning: Upcoming Webinars and Courses

Online Learning: Upcoming Webinars and Courses

Captioning Instructional Videos Monday, 8/1/2016 – Sunday, 8/28/2016 Library staff have found short instructional videos to be an effective way to help readers use resources, even when the library is closed. However, patrons who are deaf or those with hearing loss cannot get the full benefit unless the videos have captions. Unfortunately, technology has not...
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...