ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies) Division
Attached you will find the 2015 Midwinter Meeting room assignments. Conference services has really tried to honor any location requests however due to the limited amount of meeting space in Chicago, not all requests were possible. In a few instances they may have had to change your meeting set in order to accommodate your meeting.
Speakers and members are not authorized to making room set changes in the Convention Center and hotels. We set the rooms to accommodate ALL groups and not only one group. Any fees to reset a room will be charged to the sponsoring group should this occur.
Below is the list of convention center/hotel abbreviations:
MCP – McCormick Place West
BLACK – Renaissance Blackstone
FAIR – Fairmont Chicago
HIL – Hilton Chicago
HRM – Hyatt Regency McCormick
HYATT – Hyatt Regency Chicago *
SHER – Sheraton Chicago
SWISS – Swissotel Chicago
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you and we look forward to a great Midwinter Meeting in Chicago!
Marketing and Programs Manager
The Library Development Program of the Washington State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS), announces the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Needs Assessment of its Statewide Database Licensing (SDL) Project. The assessment activities to be completed include surveys, interviews, comparative usage data analysis, and so forth. Ideally, the work will be completed by November 14, 2014.
The RFP is available on the OSOS Current Procurements page: http://sos.wa.gov/q/p (scroll down) and via Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS): http://sos.wa.gov/q/webs. The deadline for submitting proposals is 4:00 p.m. July 25, 2014. The recommended deadline for submitting a notice of intent to propose, which insures receipt of any additional communications regarding this procurement, is July 16, 2014.
All questions and other communications should be directed to the RFP Coordinator, Will Stuivenga, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360.704.5217.
Please note that the Collaborative Digitization Interest Group now has a new listserve. To continue to receive group messages, please subscribe to the ALA-hosted listserve at email@example.com.
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Our group's discussions and news announcements will continue on the new listserve. See you there!
To Library Systems and Consortia
Please share with your colleagues
From: Sheryl Knab, Facilitator, Consortium Management Discussion Special Interest Group
The ASCLA-ICAN Consortium Management Special Interest Group is meeting at ALA: Sunday, June 29, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the Convention Center room N101. This year’s theme is demand driven services. Please plan on sharing what you are doing at your system or consortium. Our main speaker is: Cara Orban from MontanaLibrary2Go. I will provide an update on New York’s pilot projects for both ebooks and video streaming.
Sharing Resources and Responsibilities in Montana
ABSTRACT: MontanaLibrary2Go is Montana’s ebooks consortium, which is partially funded through LSTA and partially through membership dues. Like its funding structure, this consortium relies on an administrative balance between the State Library and a dedicated, active membership, which is mostly comprised of relatively small, rural libraries. In this brief presentation, I will describe how the Montana State Library administers this and other, similar consortia, and what roles the members play in advising and inspiring new directions for these projects and programs.
About: Cara Orban is the Statewide Projects Librarian and LSTA Coordinator at Montana State Library. In this position, she manages statewide and consortial pilots, projects, and programs that enable Montana libraries of all types and sizes to share resources and services.
We also need to talk about the future of this group and if we want to meet outside of ALA Annual. I look forward to seeing everyone!
Sheryl L. Knab
Western New York Library Resources Council (WNYLRC), A member of the NY 3Rs Association, Inc.
4455 Genesee Street
Buffalo, New York 14225-1928
Phone: (716) 633-0705, ext. 121
Fax: (716) 633-1736
Hear ye, hear ye...
Or, in this situation it's better stated, see ye! Come to see the Deaf Digital Cultural Library (DCDL) in the good state of Maryland and hopefully many more states will take up this worthy & long overdue resource spearheaded in 2008 by Alice Hagemeyer, President of FOLDA, then assisted by and advocated for by Alec McFarlane, President of Library for Deaf Action.
PRESS RELEASE, page 47. http://www.governor.maryland.gov/documents/BillsSigned140515.pdf
Thanks to all those who wrote in letters of support to the House Ways & Means Committee.
As chair of the Establishing Guidelines for Lib & Information Services to the American Deaf Community, I am
thrilled to witness the significant passing of this bill by Maryland's Governor O'Malley.
Jo Bertloff, MLIS
Interpreter for Deaf
Ladies and Gentlemen of the ASCLA
As previously posted at the ASCLA SIG Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library, the following link will take you to a PDF showing the Deaf Culture Digital Library as proposed in Maryland by Delegate Eric Luedtke on January 31, 2013:
The members here should look at this bill and see what we need in order to take this nationwide, in order to make this something that enables others, such as prison libraries where --for instance-- the HEARD Organization in Washington, D.C., (www.behearddc.org) has put focus on deaf prisoners. This matter, of course, spans the gamut and that is part of our mission at the ALA.
This is about Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves. This is about the Declaration for the Right to Libraries, this is about how the DCDL can work as part of the solution, and as another flavor in the mix; each of which compliments the next. Where information is power, and where the public/private partnership is going to drive the growth of the DCDL nationally in lockstep with the rest of the library working to provide things as ambiguous as Universal Access.
The Universal Access Interest Group promotes inclusive library services through sharing information and resources. UAIG fosters relationships among librarians who are passionate about equal access to library resources to all patrons regardless of physically ability, hearing, or vision.
At the upcoming Midwinter Meeting, the UAIG will be meeting:
Saturday, January 25, 2014
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Marriott – Room 414
Session URL: http://alamw14.ala.org/node/13088
- Time for sharing information about accessibility programs / services for people with disabilities in our libraries
- An opportunity to bring questions for discussion and brainstorming.
- A brief discussion about potentially sharing meeting space and time with ACRL’s Universal Accessibility Interest Group at future conferences
- Chris Corrigan, a Special Populations Director on the ASCLA Board will share information sharing about an ASCLA pre-conference that will be offered in San Francisco, before the 2015 Annual Conference. Chris has arranged for a day of training from the Pacific ADA Center, focused on how the ADA informs accessibility for people with disabilities in all kinds of libraries. Our IG has been asked to serve as a sponsor for this exciting learning opportunity! Chris will talk with us about what that means and how we can support the pre-conference.
- Discussion of a project proposal from Carrie Banks and Barbara Klipper, to establish a clearing house, on-line, for information re: serving children and youth with disabilities. It could be a joint project with the youth serving divisions (ALSC, AASL and YALSA) as well as OLOS. Carrie and Barbara both routinely get questions like "how do you include a child with Autism (or Down syndrome etc...)?" and "where do I find information on LD (or braille) literacy?" This project might include a combination web page and blog that could be a go to place for these types of questions. It would have links to resources such as the ASCLA tool kit and the University of Syracuse modules on school library inclusion, blogs etc...
- Announcements and brainstorming for a program that will be presented during the Annual Conference in Las Vegas, about effective community partnerships
- Other business?