President's Note: Midwinter 2017

President’s Note: Midwinter 2017

The Midwinter Meeting of ALA will soon be upon us. Our Executive Director, Susan Hornung has posted to many of our discussion lists the various programs, meetings and opportunities sponsored by ASCLA and its units. I would also encourage you to make full use of the scheduler, which has been...
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The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) takes a “deep dive’ into conversations with Indiana and Michigan libraries

The Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS) takes a “deep dive’ into conversations with Indiana and Michigan libraries

by Michelle Bradley MCLS conducted 24 conversations throughout Indiana and Michigan in 2016 with 283 library staff from multi-types of libraries participating.  The conversations were a “deeper dive” into themes that arose from a series of conversations held in 2014. Those conversations used the “Community Conversation” tool of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation to...
Join Us!

Join Us!

Dear ASCLA Members, I invite you to volunteer for one of ASCLA’s committees or interest groups – we are still seeking volunteers for this year (2016-2017) to fill out our committees. If you are not yet a member of any of our committees, please join by sending a note to the ASCLA office, ascla@ala.org stating...
Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Webinars: Circulating Unusual Items with Alex Lent Tuesday, 2/7/2017 11:00 AM (Eastern) 10:00 AM (Central) 9:00 AM (Mountain) 8:00 AM (Pacific) There is a growing trend of adding “unusual items” to libraries’ circulating collections. Circulating cake pans, post- hole diggers, ukuleles, soil testers, bread machines and more is exciting and impactful, but challenging. This talk...
Midwinter 2017:  Kitchen Table Talks

Midwinter 2017: Kitchen Table Talks

The kitchen table…a place of nourishment and a place to share, challenge and explore the things that matter to us most.  The ALA  Public Programs Office and the Office for Diversity, Literacy & Outreach Services are hosting a series of talks this Midwinter on accessibility for people with disabilities.  If you are interested in participating, please...
2017 Midwinter Events

2017 Midwinter Events

FRIDAY: ASCLA/COSLA Happy Hour Friday, January 20 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Room: Omni Hotels and Resort’s Latitudes Lounge at 100 CNN Center. Bring a friend – everyone is invited. Cash Bar. SATURDAY: Board of Directors Meeting I Saturday, January 21 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM Room: Georgia World Congress Center, B316 ASCLA Leadership Session...