Letter from the ASCLA President

Letter from the ASCLA President

Summer has finally arrived in Indiana. The sun is shining and the dogwood and redbud trees in my woods are in full bloom. It’s a great time to reflect on growth. Winter turns to spring, and summer inevitably leads to fall. It’s tempting to think of it as a predictable...
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ASCLA Members Needed

Submitted by Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer, ASCLA Vice-President/President-Elect ASCLA has over 800 members, and yet we still have openings to fill on our committees! Committee work is fun, can be done virtually (in most cases) and you meet new people who are interested in some of the same topics you are. The standing committees of ASCLA that...

Welcome Marianne Braverman to ASCLA Staff

Submitted by Susan Hornung, ASLCA Executive Director Some of you have certainly already seen a new name in the ASCLA office.  Please join us in welcoming Marianne Braverman, our new Marketing and Programs Manager for RUSA and ASCLA. Marianne worked at the American Bar Association as a Marketing Manager, was an independent consultant and worked...

Travel to the French and Italian Rivieras with ASCLA

Oct. 6 – 15, 2014 Hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) Say au revoir to the gloomy fall weather and bonjour to lavender fields, vineyards and outdoor markets! Destinations for this Mediterranean adventure include Nice, Cannes and Monaco. This is a fundraising trip hosted by ASCLA, a division of ALA....

ASCLA Webinars–Register Today

New! Understanding Personalities in the Workplace Wednesdays, July 2, 9, and 16th, 2:00 p.m. (CST) Are you an employee? A manager? Do you have a spouse? Children? Friends? Acquaintances? Do you volunteer in an organization? Are you on committees? Do you ever deal with people in any context at all? Of course you do! This...

ASCLA Councilor Report—ALA Midwinter 2014

Prepared by Liz Bishoff, ASCLA Councilor ALA Council met in Philadelphia during the 2014 ALA Midwinter Conference. ALA Executive Director Keith Fiels reported attendance of 12,207, at the Midwinter meeting in spite of snow and cold, exceeding attendance in Seattle and Dallas. Highlights of the Council meeting included Council passage of Resolutions on: o EXPANDING...

Do You Need To Know More About ASCLA?

Have you visited the ASCLA Resources page recently? This blog post covers all the recent updates. Go directly to the page–and visit it often–for new information about library services related to the following topics: blind and physically handicapped; certification; cooperative library organizations; deaf/hard of hearing; equity of access; impaired elderly library users; independent librarians and...

ASCLA Events at ALA Annual Conference

You are cordially invited to the ASCLA/COSLA Reception and Awards Presentation! A conference tradition featuring delicious hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar while celebrating this year’s achievement award recipients. All conference attendees are invited! Annual Conference attendees employed or interested in these areas—state library agencies; networks, cooperatives and consortia; specialized libraries such as those for...

Join an Interest Group List

All of the ASCLA Interest Groups now have lists. To subscribe, send an email to sympa@ala.org, with the subject as in the examples below. Replace firstname and lastname with your first and last names. Do not put anything in the body of the message. To subscribe to the Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias Interest Group, for...

Interest Groups and Their Leaders

Here is the list of current interest group leaders. For instructions on how to join an of the Interest Groups, see http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/asclainterest/list or contact the Interest Group leader. ASCLA Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias Interest Group This interest group focuses on creating, disseminating and implementing guidelines for library services to people with Alzheimer’s and related dementias....

Interest Group Updates

ASCLA Members Create New Consortial E-Books Interest Group ASCLA members recently approved a petition to create a new Interest Group: Consortial E-Books. The purpose of the ASCLA Consortial E-Books Interest Group is to provide a regular forum for consortial discussion and to meet at Annual and Midwinter conferences. We believe that consortia represent a large...

ASCLA Member News

Everyone wants to know what their fellow ASCLA members are doing. Please send your news to the ASCLA Interface Editor for the next issue. ASCLA Awards Greenville County Library System (S.C.) is the winner of the ASCLA/Keystone Library Automation System (KLAS) & National Organization on Disability (NOD) Award. Greenville County Library System was selected for...

Cassandra Artale Retires from New York State Library

Library Development Specialist Cassandra Artale is retiring after more than 30 years of service at the New York State Library. Her retirement will be effective June 19, 2014 and her last day in the office will be June 18. Ms. Artale began her first State Library position in 1979, as School and Youth Services Librarian...