Fall 2009

Library Support Staff Certification: How You Can Help

By Diana Reese, Institutional Library Development, Colorado State Library The news is out! The Executive Board of ALA approved the establishment of the Library Support Staff Certification Program (LSSC) at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago. Endorsed by six of ALA’s eleven divisions (including ASCLA) and the Library Support Staff Interest Round Table, the program...

Arizona State Library Moves

Press release The Arizona Secretary of State successfully requested the transfer of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records to his office from the Legislative branch of government. Arizona was the only state library under direct legislative supervision. As of September 30th, 2009, Arizona’s State Librarian, GladysAnn Wells, will report to former Arizona Senate...

GODORT Convenes Forum on Government Information

Press release At the American Library Association meeting recently held in Chicago, the Committee on Legislation, Subcommittee on Government Information, and GODORT convened a forum on government information for the ALA divisions and groups. A report of the session will be widely available. The discussion centered on the crucial need for all librarians to understand...

ASCLA President’s Report 2009

ASCLA President’s Report 2009 By Carol Ann Desch, ASCLA Past President It has been an honor and privilege to serve as President of the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) from 2008-2009.� I am pleased to report that this was a busy and productive year for the Division.� ASCLA produced a strong slate...

Names in the News

Suzy Palmer Named Deputy Librarian After a nation-wide search the Library of Virginia is pleased to announce that Suzy Szasz Palmer has been selected as deputy librarian. She assumed her new duties on July 10. For the past two years, Palmer has served as director of Research and Information Services Division at the Library of...