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Discussion AC17 meeting times & room assignments

by Melissa Tracy (staff) on Wed, Apr 26, 2017 at 04:39 pm

Attached you will find the preliminary list of meeting times at Annual Conference in Chicago as well as room locations.

Discussion MW2017 Room Assigments

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 01:27 pm

Hello Everyone,

Attached is the list of 2017 Midwinter Meeting room locations. Program planners and presenters: please note that there is a second tab of all ASCLA meetings that were requested by committees, separate from the All-Committee meeting. The All-Committee meeting will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 3-5:30 in GWCC, room A410. 

Hello Everyone,

Attached is the list of 2017 Midwinter Meeting room locations. Program planners and presenters: please note that there is a second tab of all ASCLA meetings that were requested by committees, separate from the All-Committee meeting. The All-Committee meeting will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2017, from 3-5:30 in GWCC, room A410. 

Please pass this along to your committee members. Conference Services made every effort to accommodate everyone, however in a few instances Conf. Svcs. may have had to change your meeting set in order to accommodate your meeting.

A friendly reminder that you are prohibited from making room set changes in the Convention Center and all hotels. The rooms are set to accommodate ALL groups and not only one group.  Any fees to reset a room will be charged to the sponsoring group (ASCLA) should this occur.

Below is the list of convention center/hotel abbreviations:

 

GWCC – Georgia World Congress Center

HILTON – Hilton Atlanta

HYATT – Hyatt Regency Atlanta

MARRIOTT – Marriott Marquis Atlanta

OMNI – Omni Hotel & Resorts @ CNN Center *

SHERATON – Sheraton Atlanta

WESTIN – Westin Peachtree Plaza #

 

*Headquarters Hotel

#Co-Headquarters Hotel

 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.  If you have any cancellations or changes, please let me know by Tuesday, November 1st.   We will send out all the catering contacts and menus later next week.

 

Thank you and we look forward to a great Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta!

 

      

Best Wishes,

 

Susan

 

Susan Hornung

Executive Director, ASCLA/RUSA

American Library Association

50 East Huron

Chicago, IL 60611

Phone: (800) 545-2433 x4395

Direct:  (312) 280-4395

Fax: (312) 280-5273

Email: shornung@ala.org 

ALA: www.ala.org

ASCLA: www.ala.org/ascla

RUSA: www.ala.org/rusa

 

                       

 

 

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Discussion ASCLA offering eCourse on Captioning Instructional Videos

by Leighann Wood-IL (staff) on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 10:45 am

Beginning Monday, August 1, 2016, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will offer a four-week course on creating and synchronizing captions for library instructional videos for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Watch the promo video here

  

Beginning Monday, August 1, 2016, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will offer a four-week course on creating and synchronizing captions for library instructional videos for people who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Watch the promo video here

  

Retired librarian and longtime universal access advocate, Kate Todd, will introduce participants to some free tools to use for composing useful and meaningful captions, script preparation and video creation. Participants will be able to discuss usefulness and importance of providing this type of access to instructional videos to patrons who are deaf or hearing impaired.

Librarians and library staff in public, school, academic and/or special libraries will benefit from this course, which supports ASCLA’s mission for libraries serving people with disabilities. More information on this course can be found here.

Registration costs are $130 for ASCLA members; $175 for ALA members; $210 for non-ALA members; $100 for student members and retired members. You can register here.

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Discussion ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group Activities at ALA Orlando, Saturday and Sunday

by Amy Paget on Sun, Jun 12, 2016 at 10:59 am

Hello everyone!

 The Future of Libraries Interest Group is 157 members strong!  We have two activities of note at ALA Orlando.  Please plan to attend.

 

1.  Rich in Content, Low in Cost . . . FutureBridge: A Best Practices Mentoring Program - Discussion Forum

Saturday, June 25

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B

Hello everyone!

 The Future of Libraries Interest Group is 157 members strong!  We have two activities of note at ALA Orlando.  Please plan to attend.

 

1.  Rich in Content, Low in Cost . . . FutureBridge: A Best Practices Mentoring Program - Discussion Forum

Saturday, June 25

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Orange County Convention Center, Room W103B

Resident in the Library Services service unit of the Library of Congress, FutureBridge is an exciting mentoring initiative that is changing lives and guiding careers. Join Library of Congress staff to learn how this scalable, low-cost program can help you develop your staff . . . your most valuable asset. Attendees receive The FutureBridge Mentoring Program Best Practice Report at no cost. If you're wrestling with moribund budgets and growing staff needs, this is a session you simply cannot afford to miss.

Meeting Type: Committee Meeting,Discussion/Interest Group,Forum/Update/Assembly

Sponsors: ASCLA

Speakers:  Jeffrey Lofton Program Specialist Library of Congress;  Sandra Lawson Deputy Associate Librarian for Library Services, Operations,Library of Congress;  Min Zhang, Cataloging Team Leader, Geography & Map Division,Library of Congress; Erica Kelly, Customer Service Supervisor, Office of Business Enterprises. Library of Congress

 

2.  Future of Libraries Interest Group Meeting at Annual, Sunday June 26, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM  Rosen Centre, Salon 01/02

       I have attached the agenda.

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Discussion Program speakers: Non-librarian, non-ALA members receive free registration

by Marianne Braverman (staff) on Mon, Feb 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm

Hi everyone,

If your program has non-librarian, non-member (must meet both criteria) speakers, please let me know asap and I will get them registered for a speaker badge.

I will need the following info:
Name, title, affiliation, complete address

Once they are registered they can book their own housing if they are paying.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Marianne 

Discussion 2015 Midwinter Meeting room assignments

by Marianne Braverman (staff) on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 11:09 am

Hi everyone,

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.

Hi everyone,

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

*Headquarters Hotel

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.  

Thank you and we look forward to a great Midwinter Meeting in Chicago!

Best,
Marianne Braverman

Marketing and Programs Manager 
Mbraverman@ala.org
312.280.4398

 

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Discussion How to promote ASCLA?

by Elizabeth Marshak on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm

What has been done that was successful in the past? What didn't work?

Is there a way to encourage more interaction at the ASCLA socials?  I noticed at the ones I have attended at Midwinter and at the last 2 conferences it seems that people stick to their own groups. That can be hard for new people who don't want to interrupt or intrude.

I'm new to Membership Promotion and I am the sole committee member.  Help is greatly appreciated.

Discussion WSL Statewide Database Licensing Needs Assessment

by Will Stuivenga on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 08:11 pm

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 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 will.stuivenga@sos.wa.gov or 360.704.5217.

Regards,

Will Stuivenga

 

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Discussion Collaborative Digitization Group has a new listserve

by Sandra McIntyre (non-member) on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 at 04:26 pm

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 ascla-igcd@ala.org.  

To subscribe, send an email message to sympa@ala.org with the following subject:

subscribe ascla-igcd firstname lastname 

Replace firstname and lastname above with your first and last names. Do not put anything in the body of the message. 

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 ascla-igcd@ala.org.  

To subscribe, send an email message to sympa@ala.org with the following subject:

subscribe ascla-igcd firstname lastname 

Replace firstname and lastname above with your first and last names. Do not put anything in the body of the message. 

Our group's discussions and news announcements will continue on the new listserve.  See you there!

Sandra

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Discussion Maryland passes HB 653 in support of the Deaf Cultural Digital Library

by Jolene Bertloff on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 03:16 pm

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

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
 
 

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