Get Connected! ASCLA on Social Media

Have you liked ASCLA on Facebook? Have you followed us on Twitter yet (@ala_ascla)? We are constantly posting association news and also little pieces of news from around the internet on both of these social media streams. If you follow us on Twitter, make sure to tweet at us and let us know you’re a member so we can follow you back!


Volunteer Opportunities: ASCLA Awards Committee, ASCLA Elections

We love our member volunteers! Perhaps you spotted one at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago wearing a “Library Hero by Day, Association Volunteer by Night” button. We have two opportunities to get involved with ASCLA as a valuable volunteer: the ASCLA Awards Committee is seeking a few additional members. In addition, the ASCLA Nominating Committee seeks candidates for positions to be elected in spring 2014. Click either of those blog links to get more details about what each position entails and who to contact to express your interest.


Online Learning: Upcoming Webinars and Courses

The next offering of our online course “Improving Library Services to People with Disabilities” will start Oct. 14! We also have two webinar series scheduled: “Understanding Personalities in the Workplace” and “Emotional Intelligence in Your Workplace”. Both of these series are taught by Linda Bruno, who has presented for ASCLA before with rave reviews! There is still time to sign up for the first series and receive links to the previous live presentations. You can also register for the second series and the online course now. Visit the online learning page for more information, links to registration and pricing.

Course and webinar descriptions, pricing details, registration instructions for groups and individuals are all posted online on ASCLA’s online learning page. Questions about these offerings should be sent to Andrea Hill at or 312-280-4397. Questions about registration? Contact or (800) 545-2433, option 5.


ASCLA Travel

The ASCLA trip to southern France has been canceled, however we’re working on an itinerary for some new and exciting destinations–both international and domestic. Right now we’re looking for innovative libraries in the San Francisco Bay area that we could visit on a domestic trip. Got ideas? Send a note to the Marketing Manager Marianne Braverman at with your suggestions!