ASCLA Awards: Nomination deadline extended to January 31, 2013

Please consider nominating yourself or someone you know for one of ASCLA’s awards! The deadline has been extended to January 31, and we eagerly await your submissions.

Visit the ASCLA Blog for more information and links to nomination forms.

Awards offered:

  • The ASCLA/KLAS/NOD Award recognizes an innovative and well-organized project that successfully developed or expanded services for people with disabilities; $1,000 cash prize and a citation.
  • The Francis Joseph Campbell Award honors a person or institution for outstanding and significant contributions in the field of library services to the blind with a medal and a citation.
  • The Exceptional Service Award is a citation that recognizes exceptional service to patients, to persons who are homebound, to people of all ages who live in group homes or residences and to inmates, as well as to recognize professional leadership, effective interpretation of programs, pioneering activity and significant research or experimental projects.
  • The Leadership and Professional Achievement Award is a citation presented to one or more ASCLAmembers (personal or organizational) exemplifying leadership and achievement in the following areas: consulting, library cooperation, networking, statewide services and programs and state library development.
  • The Cathleen Bourdon Service Award is a citation presented to an ASCLA personal member for exceptional service and sustained leadership to the division.


ASCLA Events at ALA Midwinter Meeting, Seattle

  • ASCLA’s Library Consultants Interest Group is hosting a networking luncheon in Seattle! The luncheon will be held Saturday, January 26th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at an ALA conference hotel in Seattle. Tickets start at $75 for ASCLA members; ALA Midwinter Meeting registration is not required in order to purchase tickets for this event. In addition to lunch, attendees will have a chance to develop and practice their elevator pitches and learn more about using Twitter to benefit their consulting business. Get more information.
  • ASCLA’s fun and interactive Leadership Session begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26th, immediately following ASCLA Board I. Library technology consultant Carson Block will present different ways to successfully gather together and connect with colleagues using technology, as well as tips on best practices for these tools. Add it to your schedule.
  • The ASCLA/COSLA Reception will be held Sunday, January 27th from 8:00-10:00 p.m. We have some delicious desserts on the menu and a cash bar. Come and unwind from your whirlwhind conference tour with your colleagues. Guests are welcome. Add it to your schedule.
  • Access a full list of ASCLA events in Seattle by using the ALA Midwinter Scheduler. You can search by keyword, or click the “Browse Sessions” button, then search for event sponsor: ASCLA. Login using your ALA Connect information to save events to your schedule.