Greetings ASCLA Members!

I was very happy to see so many of you in Anaheim. We had some great programs and pre-conferences that were very successful, not to mention our stellar President’s Program with John Jantsch and his great presentation on Duct Tape Marketing. I hope you were able to enjoy them.

Coming up this year and next are two more fun trips sponsored by ASCLA to Ireland in September, and Italy in April. I hope you will consider joining us – both promise to be terrific jaunts! The Paris in April trip was fantastic — there’s nothing as wonderful as traveling with a bunch of librarians — and we hope to have many trips in the future to make more happy memories! You do not have to be an ALA member to travel with us, so please feel free to forward this information.

Never say never! Although we thought our last offering of ASCLA’s most-popular-ever consulting preconference was in 2011, we have some very good news. The presenters have agreed to hold another one at annual conference 2013 in Chicago. Stay tuned for more details throughout the year.

Last but not least, please consider joining one of our interest groups (see the complete listing later in this issue).  This issue of Interface is chock-full of information about their activities. They are doing great things. Or, consider volunteering for an ASCLA committee for 2013-2014. Committee appointments will be made in the winter and spring next year for terms that start July 1, 2013, so be sure to sign up now.

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer. I look forward to seeing many of you in Seattle in January 2013 for the Midwinter conference. Have a great Fall!

Susan Hornung

ASCLA Executive Director