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...

Physical Delivery Interest Group

Submitted by Greg Pronevitz, Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System, Inc. The Physical Delivery Interest Group was created to provide a forum for discussion and information sharing in the area of physical delivery. Please join us to hear about physical delivery solutions and problems and to share your own story. In Dallas we are meeting in DCC...

ASCLA Preconferences for 2012 Annual Conference

CHICAGO – Registration for three half-day preconferences covering mission-critical library topics—library services for the print-disabled, public library partnerships with correctional facilities and successful library marketing and development strategies, all hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) — will open on Jan. 3, 2012, along with 2012 ALA Annual Conference registration. These workshops are...

Revised NLSBPH Standards and Guidelines Published

CHICAGO — The “Revised Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped” (NLSBPH) have been published by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and are now available for purchase through the ALA Store. The 2011 version of these standards and guidelines...

Celebrate Deaf Legacy @ Your Library

Submitted by Alice L. Hagemeyer, President, Library for Deaf Action / FOLDA Email: Folda86@aol.com  The Dallas Public Library, in partnerships with the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Inc., the Deaf Action Center, Texas Association of the Deaf and National Association of the Deaf, will host a deaf cultural program, Deaf Legacy and Texas on...

ASCLA 2012 Annual Conference Programs

CHICAGO — Any librarian concerned about what the future holds for libraries won’t want to miss the outstanding lineup of ALA Annual Conference programs hosted by the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA). This year’s program topics highlight the expertise of ASCLA members, while delivering content that is relevant to a wide variety...

R-squared: Risk and Reward Conference

Submitted by Valerie Horton, Executive Director, Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) A core group of Colorado library staffers and supporters have developed a new style of conference that kicks off in 2012. The premise of this conference is that the safe route for libraries isn’t good enough anymore. Library professionals need to use creative thinking to evaluate...