A word from our President

A word from our President

Midwinter Issue of Interface 2014 Message from the ASCLA President December 1, 2014   Dear ASCLA Colleagues, I look forward to seeing many of you in person at Midwinter, our business meeting for the year. Although we do our best to have regular conference calls with interest group conveners, committee...
A word from our Executive Director

A word from our Executive Director

November 26, 2014   Dear ASCLA Members:   The 2015 Midwinter conference is in the great city of Chicago this year and I hope those of you who will be there will take time to visit with us at the ASCLA Happy Hour on Friday, 7-8pm at the Renaissance Blackstone...
2014 Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award

2014 Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award

Two members of ASCLA’s Alzheimer’s & Related Dementias Interest Group (IGARD), Karen Maki and Mary Beth Riedner, are part of the team of librarians who were awarded the 2014 Jean Williams Sayre Innovation Award by the Midwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MLA).  This award “recognizes individuals, groups, libraries...
MCPL wins the ILF Programming Award

MCPL wins the ILF Programming Award

Monroe County Public Library, under the leadership of past ASCLA President Sara Laughlin,  has received the 2014 Programming Award from the Indiana Library Federation (ILF). This award recognizes the Library for its programming during Disability Awareness Month in March 2014 . The highly creative and inclusive programs offered were the culmination of...
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ASCLA at Midwinter 2015

ASCLA at Midwinter 2015

ALA’s Annual Midwinter meeting is just around the corner, and there are a number of opportunities to connect with fellow ASCLA members! Using Comics to Promote Literacy – Advance Ticket Purchase Required Hilton-Chicago, Williford Room A Friday, January 30, 12:00pm to 4:00pm; This topic is important and timely in today’s increasingly visual culture. Participants in “Using Comics to...
ASCLA is looking for volunteers!

ASCLA is looking 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...
2015 ASCLA Emerging Leader

2015 ASCLA Emerging Leader

We are pleased to announce that ASCLA will be sponsoring Sara Ahmed for the 2015 Emerging Leaders Cohort! Ahmed is currently a part time supervisor and library assistant at Drexel University’s Hahnemann Library in Center City, Philadelphia. The Emerging Leaders program enables newer librarians from across the country to participate in workgroups, network with peers,...
Consultant's Networking Luncheon Canceled

Consultant’s Networking Luncheon Canceled

The Library Consultant’s Interest Group (LCIG) regrets to say that it is not offering the popular Consultant’s Networking Luncheon at the ALA Midwinter meeting in Chicago.  With the high (and ever rising) cost of local venues for the luncheon, LCIG has have decided to take a bit of a break to consider new strategies to bring you a program that has high...
Upcoming Online Professional Development Opportunities

Upcoming Online Professional Development Opportunities

ASCLA offers a variety of professional development opportunities online throughout the year. Currently we are offer two online courses:   Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities.  Library services to people with disabilities are provided by all levels of library staff.  From the part-time aide charging out library materials to the library director determining policies, staff...
How has ASCLA impacted you?

How has ASCLA impacted you?

Hello ASCLA Members!  Have you participated in an ASCLA sponsored professional development event? Perhaps you have utilized ASCLA guidelines to better serve your community.  If so, we would LOVE to hear from you!  We are looking forward to featuring stories in future Interface editions which highlight how ASCLA impacts our work.  If you are interested...

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 pattern. And yet, my woods...

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...