Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: ASCLA: Small but Special!

Magazine article American Libraries

The Association's Associations: ASCLA: Small but Special!

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The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has the distinction of being ALA's smallest division and yet has the most diverse membership. ASCLA represents state library agency employees, staff members in multitype library cooperatives, special-population librarians, and librarians who work outside of traditional library settings.

Show me the money!

Join Patricia Glass Schuman at the ASCLA President's Program, "Show Me (How to Get) the Money!" July 9, 8:30-11 a.m. at Annual Conference in Chicago. Learn how to use anecdotes to present winning fundraising proposals for your library.

Consortial successes

Michael Golrick, director of the Southern Connecticut Library Council, shares his views on multitype consortial success in a special publication of Interface now available www.ala.org/ascla/golrick.html. Golrick profiles 14 successful consortia including the North Suburban (Ill.) Library System, Mideastern Ohio Regional Library Organization, and South Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.

People with disabilities

ASCLA's Americans with Disabilities Assembly has drafted a policy on library services to people with disabilities that will be considered as a new ALA policy. Check out the draft at www.ala.org/ascla/ada_assembly.html.

On the roads

The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation awarded funding for the fifth year of the Roads to Learning project to educate librarians about learning disabilities. Visit www.ala/org.roads/. Come to the Roads program at Annual, "Technology and Disabilities: A Practical Look at Universal Design Principles," July 9, 2-4 p. …

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