Summer 2009

Digital Past

By Judy Hoffman, Marketing Communications Specialist, North Suburban Library System On the wings of a 1998 state-funded Illinois Educate and Automate grant, fifteen libraries in the North Suburban Library System (NSLS) learned the art of local history digitization. Eleven years and 140,000 records later, over 40 Illinois cultural institutions continue to ensure that online...

METRO Symposium Searches the Future of Digital Practice

By Tom Clareson, Lyrasis Originally published on the techMETRO blog

Community Memories

By Carolyn Caywood, Cynthia Hart, and Korene Wilbanks Public libraries expend a lot of time and resources seeking answers to the question �How can we be relevant to the people we serve?� One of the answers is simple and something that librarians do well. We talk to our neighbors! Through the Community Memories project, librarians...

Susan Hornung named new Executive Director of ASCLA and RUSA

Please welcome Susan Hornung to ALA as the new Executive Director of both the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) and the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA).

From the President: ASCLA Offers Stimulus Package of Annual Conference Programming

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