Post Midwinter 2012

American Foundation for the Blind New Website

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss, has launched a redesign of its main website, www.afb.org. The new site offers a more interactive, engaging experience, making it easier for visitors to locate information on the topics that interest them. Like the former AFB website,...

New Website for Library Services for Youth in Custody

Submitted by Camden Tadhg, Acquisitions & Youth Institutions Consultant, Institutional Library Development, Colorado State Library Do you serve youth in detention and correctional facilities? Are you interested in working with this highly-disenfranchised and incredibly rewarding population? Then check out the newly launched website of Library Services for Youth in Custody at www.youthlibraries.org ! All across...

New York Research Analysis Documents Positive Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement

  The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC)/RMC Research Corporation, in consultation with the New York State Education Department, the New York State Library and the New York Library Association has produced a new publication entitled, Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement. This comprehensive brief provides a current and rigorous research analyses which demonstrates...

Explore libraries, pubs, and historic sites of Ireland with ASCLA in 2012

ASCLA is following up its sold-out Paris trip with a fall trip to Ireland in 2012, inviting you to join us as we explore the emerald isle, its castles, libraries and important historic sites. The trip will run October 4-12, 2012 and will include hotels and transportation to Dublin, Kilkenny, Cork, Cobh, and Killarney; four dinners;...

Upcoming ASCLA Webinars: Effective Facilitation, Digital Preservation Planning

ASCLA has two upcoming webinars we want you to know about: “Digital Preservation Planning” and “Being an Effective Facilitator”. Register online now for these and other webinars. Group registration information is available here. Questions about registration? Contact the ALA registration team at registration@ala.org. Digital Preservation Planning Monday, April 16, at 10:00 a.m. Central (Chicago) Time This...