A Message from Our President

A Message from Our President

Dear ASCLA Friends, The holiday season is here and brings with it a brief time for reflection.  I am very grateful to consider you all not just professional colleagues but friends.  That is one of the many reasons why ASCLA has made a difference for my career, knowing that I...
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Adaptive Gaming:  Leveling the Playing Field

Adaptive Gaming:  Leveling the Playing Field

By Carrie Banks Forty-six bleary-eyed librarians got up early on Saturday morning to find out how to develop adaptive gaming programs.  They left wide awake and energized! Gaming Rocks Adaptive gaming is simply gaming designed to include people with disabilities.  Mark Bartlet is the President of the Able Gamers Foundation, which works to change the...
A Report from the Grand Literary Tour of Scotland

A Report from the Grand Literary Tour of Scotland

Text and images by Joan Elmouchi It does get sunny in Scotland in November!  Sunny and not even particularly cold (we won’t mention the fog), replete with gorgeous fall colors, sparkling lakes and rolling green hills. ASCLA held their Grand Literary Tour of Scotland from October 28 through November 5, and it was a memorable experience....
Librarians in Scotland: My Journey with ASCLA

Librarians in Scotland: My Journey with ASCLA

Text and Images by Sara White, Seminole County Public Library (FL) Scotland is a magical place. Its steep hills, pristine lochs, and low-hanging mists are nothing short of stunning. Its sense of cultural and historical memory reaches farther back than many Americans are accustomed to thinking about. On just one stop in Glenfinnan, I could...
Looking for Innovation and Empowerment?  Go to your local Library

Looking for Innovation and Empowerment? Go to your local Library

We all know knowledge is power, and libraries have long been a place where people have found the pathways to change their lives through expanding their minds.  Today, libraries are also places where people can change their physical bodies as well.  In Wilmington, Delaware, a 10 year old boy named Colin Consavage did just that thanks...
ASCLA Library Calendar

ASCLA Library Calendar

ASCLA has a wonderful surprise for the holidays for its members this year! We have created a 2016 Library Calendar. This beautiful calendar is especially for book lovers and librarians to remind you of the joy of reading and the pleasure and beauty to be found in libraries. Purchase one here for your library- and book-loving friends...
ASCLA wants YOU!  Volunteer Opportunities

ASCLA wants YOU! Volunteer Opportunities

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...
ALA Midwinter: Business Meetings

ALA Midwinter: Business Meetings

Board of Directors Meeting I and II  Board I – Saturday, January 9, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, room 205 A (Leadership session follows immediately after Board I) Add to schedule. Board II – Monday, January 11, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, room 203Add to schedule. ASCLA Board of Director meetings...
ALA Midwinter: Network, Socialize & Celebrate

ALA Midwinter: Network, Socialize & Celebrate

ASCLA/COSLA Networking and Happy Hour Kick off the 2015 ALA Midwinter Meeting in style with the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Networking and Happy Hour—an opportunity to socialize, network, and learn more about ASCLA. The event is open to all current ASCLA members, students, friends of ASCLA and those meeting attendees interested...
ALA Midwinter: Institutes

ALA Midwinter: Institutes

Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant Ticket Purchase Required Our full day workshop is designed to prepare participants to begin – or advance – a successful consulting career. This workshop will help the current and prospective library consultant create a business that is sustainable and most...
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 well as winners for all...
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....