Dear ASCLA Members:

The Midwinter conference in Seattle is beckoning this year and I hope those of you who will be there will take time to visit with us at the ASCLA/COSLA Dessert Reception, Sunday, January 27, 2013, from 8:00-10:00 p.m. Renaissance Seattle Hotel, East Room. One of ASCLA’s strengths is that our small size allows us to network and connect with each other better than some of the bigger divisions, and with more fun! All members and visitors are welcome.

One other event is sure to be of interest to all ASCLA members and also promises to be stimulating and fun: the ASCLA leadership session, which will take place 10:00a-11:30 a.m. in the Washington State Convention Center, Room 201. We have a great facilitator this year, Carson Block ( Come to this interactive session on technology visioning and planning and learn about different ways to successfully gather and connect using technology, tips on best practices, plus a chance to put together your own!

Our next ASCLA trip will be announced at the Seattle conference, with more details forthcoming. But, here’s a preview: it will take place in October 2013 and we’ll be going to Provence and the French Riviera! Stay tuned for more information that will appear on the ASCLA website ( and blog ( 

Last but not least, the ASCLA board will meet twice in Seattle. Please feel free to join us as our honored guests. The meetings will be held:

Board of Directors I (ASCLA)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

8:00-10:00 a.m. Washington State Convention Center, Room 201


Board of Directors II (ASCLA)

Monday, January 28, 2013

8:00-10:00 a.m. Washington State Convention Center, Room 310


It has been a wonderful year and I want to thank every ASCLA member for all their dedicated work and loyalty in helping to make our division successful. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to work with you! Have a happy new year!


Susan Hornung

Executive Director, ASCLA