Daily archive Mar 27, 2012

Message from the ASCLA President

Dear ASCLA Members: What an exciting ALA Midwinter Conference for ASCLA!  The drafts of both the Interest Group Guidebook and the Consultants’ Code of Ethics are moving forward.  The ASCLA/COSLA reception was lovely.  Many of the formal discussions of committees and interest groups were carried on more informally at the reception.  Also, ASCLA’s strategic plan...

A Message from the Interface Editor

Be careful what you ask for! Since I took over as Editor of Interface, I have been asking, cajoling, begging, SCREAMING for content from the officers and members of ASCLA. All my wishes have finally come true! Thanks to everyone who wrote the great content in this issue. It is wonderful to see so many...

ASCLA Member News

ASCLA Member Carrie Banks has been named one of the Movers and Shakers for 2012.  You can see the full list here:   http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/03/people/movers-shakers/movers-shakers-2012/ ASCLA Member Anne Abate has been selected to be the next Chair of the CPLA Certification Review Committee.  Her term will begin at the end of the 2012 ALA Annual Conference. Have...

Raising the Speed Limit in Idaho

Submitted by Gina Persichini, Networking Consultant, Idaho Commission for Libraries According to a 2011 report by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), an estimated 232,000 Idahoans—primarily in the state’s vast rural areas—do not have high-speed Internet access. But the Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) has taken the lead to help close that gap with an initiative...

New York Research Analysis Documents Positive Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement

  The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC)/RMC Research Corporation, in consultation with the New York State Education Department, the New York State Library and the New York Library Association has produced a new publication entitled, Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement. This comprehensive brief provides a current and rigorous research analyses which demonstrates...

New Website for Library Services for Youth in Custody

Submitted by Camden Tadhg, Acquisitions & Youth Institutions Consultant, Institutional Library Development, Colorado State Library Do you serve youth in detention and correctional facilities? Are you interested in working with this highly-disenfranchised and incredibly rewarding population? Then check out the newly launched website of Library Services for Youth in Custody at www.youthlibraries.org ! All across...

American Foundation for the Blind New Website

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss, has launched a redesign of its main website, www.afb.org. The new site offers a more interactive, engaging experience, making it easier for visitors to locate information on the topics that interest them. Like the former AFB website,...

Volunteers Wanted

The new ASCLA is so many good things: fun, kind, networking, innovative-thinking, and full of futurists just to name a few. ASCLA also has the best mission at ALA! Our new interest groups are a force for this new energy–volunteer for ASCLA and participate in our interest groups! Did you know that the Association of...

Upcoming ASCLA Webinars: Effective Facilitation, Digital Preservation Planning

ASCLA has two upcoming webinars we want you to know about: “Digital Preservation Planning” and “Being an Effective Facilitator”. Register online now for these and other webinars. Group registration information is available here. Questions about registration? Contact the ALA registration team at registration@ala.org. Digital Preservation Planning Monday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m. Central (Chicago) Time This...

Explore libraries, pubs, and historic sites of Ireland with ASCLA in 2012

ASCLA is following up its sold-out Paris trip with a fall trip to Ireland in 2012, inviting you to join us as we explore the emerald isle, its castles, libraries and important historic sites. The trip will run October 4-12, 2012 and will include hotels and transportation to Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Cobh, and Killarney; four dinners;...

ASCLA Preconferences Tackle Important Topics

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host three half-day workshops in at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim covering library marketing and development, public library services to the visually and physically impaired and public library partnerships with jails and prisons. These preconferences highlight a few of ASCLA’s areas of expertise and...

ASCLA Programs and Events at ALA Annual Conference

We have lots of exciting programming coming up at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim! A list of program titles is below. You can get more information about these programs at the ASCLA website. This year’s ASCLA President’s Program: Duct Tape Marketing and Advocacy will feature John Jantasch, author of “Duct Tape Marketing” and “The...