Post Midwinter 2012

Volunteers Wanted

The new ASCLA is so many good things: fun, kind, networking, innovative-thinking, and full of futurists just to name a few. ASCLA also has the best mission at ALA! Our new interest groups are a force for this new energy–volunteer for ASCLA and participate in our interest groups! Did you know that the Association of...

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...

ASCLA Preconferences Tackle Important Topics

The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will host three half-day workshops in at the ALA Annual Conference in Anaheim covering library marketing and development, public library services to the visually and physically impaired and public library partnerships with jails and prisons. These preconferences highlight a few of ASCLA’s areas of expertise and...

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;...