Daily archive Jan 11, 2012

President’s Message

Dear ASCLA Colleagues: Getting a handle on the ebook “tug of war”, advocating for funding, helping job-seekers, creating the library of the future, increasing access to information for diverse audiences, thinking out of the box to help people with special needs, growing library leaders … These are some of the many issues that you are...

Message from the ASCLA Executive Director

Dear ASCLA Members: ASCLA has a renewed passion and energy under our new reorganization. Members are doing some great work and I invite you to join in if you will be in Dallas for the Midwinter meeting. Don’t miss these events: ASCLA Board of Directors I, Saturday January 21, 2012, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m....

Take the ASCLA Member Survey

In an effort to improve the quality of products and services of ASCLA, we are seeking feedback from ASCLA members with our member loyalty survey.  As a valued member, your opinion is critical to the success of ASCLA. The survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes to complete. Any information you include will be...

From the ASCLA Office

Here are a few important reminders from the ASCLA staff.  You may have seen these before, but we are putting them here to remind you. Awards: The ASCLA achievement awards nomination period ends December 15–nominate yourself or a deserving colleague today! Review the entire list of awards and nomination details at the ASCLA website. Online...

Library Consultant Interest Group

Submitted by Carol Desch The ASCLA Library Consultant Interest Group (LCIG – formerly ILEX) is starting off 2012 with a bang! Upcoming 2012 Library Consultant Interest Group activities will include: An open forum at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas, Texas to discuss a draft Library Consultants Code of Ethics on Sunday, January 22 at 4:00 p.m. to...

Library Services for Incarcerated Youth Interest Group

Submitted by Kathleen Houlihan, Youth Program Librarian, Austin Public Library Another one of our new Interest Groups, Library Services for Incarcerated Youth is working on some exciting projects: – Robbie Reasoner is organizing presenters for a series of webinars on libraries in juvenile detention facilities. – Amy Cheney, Angela Craig, and Kathleen Houlihan are preparing...