Dear ASCLA Members:

Well we survived a Chicago Midwinter blizzard and still persevered in doing good work for the Association!

Thank you to everyone who came to the ASCLA/COSLA reception. We tried a new method of having one free drink ticket for each attendee. If you liked that let us know and we may continue it in the future. Unfortunately many of our COSLA colleagues were attending another reception following their all day meeting that Friday. We certainly hope to see many of them at the Annual Awards ceremony.

Since Midwinter all of the committees and interest groups have a web page on the ASCLA web site. Be sure to keep your colleagues aware of your activities so they may be better informed and perhaps consider joining one of the groups in the near future.

I am sure that you are all looking forward to the ASCLA/COSLA Awards Appreciation Reception at the ALA Annual Conference being held on Saturday, June 27th from 5:45 – 7:15 PM, immediately following the ASCLA Board meeting. Thanks to our event supporter COSLA, we will do our best to make sure that you have plenty to eat and drink during the festivities. Following COSLA’s greetings and the presentation of ASCLA’s awards, the rest of the social will be devoted to networking.

I hope you will be able to join us at ALA Annual Conference for the ASCLA/COSLA Awards Appreciation Reception. If you are not able to get to the annual conference, please participate in ASCLA in other ways-through webinars, online courses and committee or interest group calls


Best wishes,

Kathleen Moeller-Peiffer

NJ Deputy State Librarian for Lifelong Learning and ASCLA President


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