ASCLA Pre-Conference Events at Annual 2017

ASCLA Pre-Conference Events at Annual 2017

Becoming a Dementia Friendly Library: Serving People Living with Dementia in Your Community Friday, June 23, 2017, 9:00AM – 4:00PM Within the next 10 years the number of Americans living with dementia is expected to rise to 7.1 million. Now is the time to begin addressing the needs of this...
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Your Public Library at the DPLA

Your Public Library at the DPLA

By Michelle Bickert and Micah May As part of its core mission of maximizing access to our shared culture, the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) is working to expand the discoverability, accessibility, and availability of ebooks for the general public. At DPLAfest 2015, many of you joined us as we began a deep exploration...
ASCLA Member Spotlight: Lydia Collins

ASCLA Member Spotlight: Lydia Collins

Meet… Lydia Collins Consumer Health Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NNLM MAR) (Based at the University of Pittsburgh) 2011-Present Please describe the role of NNLM in the library world. How do you see this role changing within the next five years? The National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) exists...
Midwinter through the eyes of an Emerging Leader: Brianna Furcron ASCLA's 2017 Emerging Leader

Midwinter through the eyes of an Emerging Leader: Brianna Furcron ASCLA’s 2017 Emerging Leader

My experience at ALA Midwinter as an Emerging Leader this year was rich and fulfilling. We kicked off the first day in Atlanta with a day-long session in the Emerging Leaders program for the Class of 2017, which included leadership training, a panel presentation from ALA Emerging Leader Alumni, and orientation for the group work...
ASCLA/FAFLRT Merger Forum

ASCLA/FAFLRT Merger Forum

On Feb. 14th, 2017, members from ASCLA and FAFLRT met online to discuss the possibility of merging our organizations. A recording of that event is available online at: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p8hzbhlwtdn/ For more information about the event and the proposed merger check out: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2017/02/ascla-and-faflrt-merger-open-forum-set/   Feature Image: World Peace by Jimmy Cardosi
ASCLA Project to Revise the 2011 NLS Standards and Guidelines of Service Welcomes your Comments

ASCLA Project to Revise the 2011 NLS Standards and Guidelines of Service Welcomes your Comments

The Working Team would like to request comments on the second public draft of the standards and guidelines of the proposed 2017 edition of the Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. The document was developed by a Working Team of librarians from...
ASCLA Spring 2017 online learning opportunities

ASCLA Spring 2017 online learning opportunities

4/17/17 [eCourse] Story-a-thon: Creating Community Partnerships to Enhance Access to Literacy Services for Children with Disabilities Learn how to break down the walls of your library/facility to develop community partnerships specific to the disability community. Examine how their library/facility defines outreach, identify their current services for children with disability, how these services can be enhance as...