Archive for July, 2009
There are several advocacy activities that ASCLA members may want to participate in at the ALA Annual Conference. (more…)
The ALA 2010 Nominating Committee is soliciting nominees to run on the 2010 spring ballot for the offices of ALA President-elect, ALA Treasurer and Councilor-at-large.
ASCLA and LSSPS are sponsoring a panel discussion entitled Large Print for Allï¿½Bigger is Better from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 12, at the 2009 ALA Annual Conference in Palmer House, Empire Room.
Report from the OLA Superconference Session on Prison Libraries, January 2009
By Julia Schneider, retired Senior Librarian California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Inquisitive librarians at the Ontario Library Associationï¿½s Super Conference held in Toronto, Canada in January 2009 flocked to hear correctional librarian Joanne Lefebvre tell them everything they wanted to know about the unfamiliar world of prison libraries.
By Judy Hoffman, Marketing Communications Specialist, North Suburban Library System
On the wings of a 1998 state-funded Illinois Educate and Automate grant, fifteen libraries in the North Suburban Library System (NSLS) http://www.nsls.info learned the art of local history digitization. Eleven years and 140,000 records later, over 40 Illinois cultural institutions continue to ensure that online history has a future via Digital Past.
By Tom Clareson, Lyrasis
Originally published on the techMETRO blog
Digital Dilemmas, a symposium hosted by the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) on April 16, 2009 at the Baruch College Manhattan Campus, promised attendees to explore the challenges, opportunities, and solutions available in the digital world. With a stellar cast of speakers assembled by Emerging Technologies Manager Jason Kucsma, the session went much further, exploring the best and newest practices in the digital world.
By Carolyn Caywood, Cynthia Hart, and Korene Wilbanks
Public libraries expend a lot of time and resources seeking answers to the question ï¿½How can we be relevant to the people we serve?ï¿½ One of the answers is simple and something that librarians do well. We talk to our neighbors! Through the Community Memories project, librarians at the Virginia Beach Public Library are doing just that. They are talking to their neighbors and building community by remembering the past.
Please welcome Susan Hornung to ALA as the new Executive Director of both the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).
By Carol Desch, ASCLA President, New York State Library
It’s hard to believe that 2009 Annual Conference is just around the corner. I hope to see you in Chicago as ASCLA is offering a stimulating package of conference programs designed to help you cope with challenging times. Kudos to Rhonda Puntney, ASCLA Conference Program Coordinator and the many ASCLA program planners and staff who make it all happen! To print out a handy list of ASCLA conference programs and special events with locations, visit http://ascla.ala.org/media/asclaac09.pdf