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Discussion ASCLA Member News: August 19 edition

by Liz Markel (staff) on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 02:32 pm

Hi all!

You probably received the latest edition of ASCLA Member News in your inbox earlier today, but if you didn't here's a link (the eepurl one):

[Member News] Gearing up for a busy fall! Online learning, volunteering, events near and far from @ala_ascla - http://eepurl.com/DWK0v

Hi all!

You probably received the latest edition of ASCLA Member News in your inbox earlier today, but if you didn't here's a link (the eepurl one):

[Member News] Gearing up for a busy fall! Online learning, volunteering, events near and far from @ala_ascla - http://eepurl.com/DWK0v

Just wanted to keep you posted on what's happening across the division. :o) If you'd like to copy and paste the text above and reshare via Twitter or Facebook, that would be fantastic. You can also forward your message to any potential members you may know and encourage them to join.

Cheers!

 

PS--Here's our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Association-for-Specialized-and-Cooperative-Library-Agencies-ASCLA/219200811423334

And you can find us on Twitter at @ala_ascla

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Discussion Help needed: ASCLA Awards Committee volunteer recruitment

by Liz Markel (staff) on Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:53 am

Hi Interest Group Leaders!

Can you help us drum up some volunteers for the ASCLA Awards Committee? Here is the message I sent out to ASCLA-L this morning. Please share!

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We are looking for “a few good members” to volunteer for ASCLA’s Awards Committee and round out our committee roster for 2013-14. Participation is virtual—no conference attendance required!

Hi Interest Group Leaders!

Can you help us drum up some volunteers for the ASCLA Awards Committee? Here is the message I sent out to ASCLA-L this morning. Please share!

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We are looking for “a few good members” to volunteer for ASCLA’s Awards Committee and round out our committee roster for 2013-14. Participation is virtual—no conference attendance required!

Read more about what this volunteer position entails: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2013/08/volunteer-opportunity-ascla-awards-committee/

New members are welcome and encouraged to participate…and “new” could even mean that you join today. :o)

ASCLA is a small and mighty division of ALA with a focus on innovation, accessibility and entrepreneurship. Our key constituencies are librarians serving people with disabilities; librarians serving incarcerated adults and youth; state library agencies; library consultants and independent librarians; and resource-sharing, network and consortia librarians, among many others. Our size means more opportunities for you to get involved in meaningful volunteer activities!

Learn more about ASCLA and membership in the division: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/joinascla/joinascla

If you’re interested in participating, please send an e-mail to the following people prior to Sept. 1: ASCLA President Sara Laughlin (saraglaughlin@gmail.com, Award Committee Chair Will Reed (will.reed@cpl.org) and ASCLA Marketing and Programs Manager Liz Markel (lmarkel@ala.org) with the subject line “ASCLA Awards Committee Volunteer.”

Please forward and share this message widely. Thanks!

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Discussion 2014 Programs and Preconferences: Deadline extended to July 31

by Liz Markel (staff) on Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 02:11 pm

Per a discussion at ASCLA Board II, we have extended the deadline to July 31 for program, preconference and institute proposals for 2014.

Details here: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2013/07/deadline-extended-program-preconference-institute-proposal-due-july31/

This has also been sent to our Facebook page and Twitter feed (feel free to share/retweet) and to ascla-l (listserv).

Per a discussion at ASCLA Board II, we have extended the deadline to July 31 for program, preconference and institute proposals for 2014.

Details here: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2013/07/deadline-extended-program-preconference-institute-proposal-due-july31/

This has also been sent to our Facebook page and Twitter feed (feel free to share/retweet) and to ascla-l (listserv).

Thanks in advance for sharing this info with members or member groups who are interested--or should be interested--in submitting a proposal.

Questions? Let me know. :o)

Cheers,

Liz

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Discussion Hashtags for ASCLA Interest Groups - approval/feedback needed by Friday, April 26

by Liz Markel (staff) on Mon, Apr 22, 2013 at 01:36 pm

Hi everyone,

We have had some inquiries about how to leverage Twitter for interest group activities. After some research, I'd like to make the recommendation that we use hashtags to identify and link up interest group activities (vs. setting up independent interest group Twitter accounts. The rationale is below.

Hi everyone,

We have had some inquiries about how to leverage Twitter for interest group activities. After some research, I'd like to make the recommendation that we use hashtags to identify and link up interest group activities (vs. setting up independent interest group Twitter accounts. The rationale is below.

If you have questions, comments or concerns, please let me know right away. I'd like to start distributing the hashtags to the general ASCLA population for use leading up to conference, so unless I hear from you by this Friday, April 26, I will assume that the hashtags below are approved.

Thanks! :o)

-Liz

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Why hashtags instead of separate Twitter accounts/handles?

In order for a tweet to have any impact, the account should have followers. ASCLA currently has 1,000+ followers on its Twitter account! It has taken several years to build this following. In addition, the creation and maintenance of separate accounts for each interest group would be very time consuming, not to mention the transition of the account to the new leader each year.

 

The benefits of hashtags:

  1. Anyone can use it. Subject matter experts, group leaders, group members and others can tweet using the tags, which means that anyone searching the tag *and* anyone following that person will see the tweet.
  2. It’s searchable. Anyone interested in the topic can find it.
  3. It allows us to use already established accounts--whether it’s members’ accounts, or ASCLA’s account (we can track the hashtags and retweet anything we find).
  4. It helps build relationships between individuals for exchanging and resharing valuable information.

Here's the general format for an interest group hashtag collection:

#asclaig (to indicate ASCLA interest group)

#libraries or #library (to indicate libraries)

Plus subject matter hashtag(s).

 

The suggested hashtags below have been (re)searched on Twitter to make sure they aren’t being used for other purposes.

 

ASCLA Alzheimer's & Related Dementias Interest Group

#asclaig #alzheimers #library

 

ASCLA Future of Libraries Interest Group

#asclaig #futurist #libraries

 

ASCLA ICAN Consortium Management Discussion Interest Group

#asclaig #cooperative #libraries 

 

ASCLA ICAN (InterLibrary Cooperation & Networking) Collaborative Digitization Interest Group

#asclaig #library #digitization

 

ASCLA ICAN (InterLibrary Cooperation & Networking) Interlibrary Cooperation Interest Group

#asclaig #library #cooperation

 

ASCLA ICAN (InterLibrary Cooperation & Networking) Physical Delivery Interest Group

#asclaig #library #delivery

 

ASCLA Library Consultants Interest Group

#asclaig #library #consultant

 

ASCLA Library Services for Youth in Custody (LSSP)

#asclaig #incarcerated #youth #library

 

ASCLA LSSP Bridging Deaf Cultures @ your library Interest Group

#asclaig #deaf #library

 

ASCLA LSSP (Libraries Serving Special Populations) LSSP Library Services to People with Visual or Physical Disabilities that Prevent Them from Reading Standard Print Interest Group

#asclaig #disabilities #access #library

 

ASCLA LSSP Library Services to the Incarcerated and Detained

#asclaig #incarcerated #library

 

ASCLA LSSP Universal Access Interest Group

#asclaig #universal #access #library

 

ASCLA SLA State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group

#asclaig #state #library

 

 ASCLA SLA (State Library Agencies)/LSTA Coordinators Interest Group

#asclaig #library #tech #LSTA

 

ASCLA SLA (State Library Agencies) Youth Services Consultants Interest Group

#asclaig #state #library #youth

 

ASCLA Tribal Librarians Interest Group

#asclaig #library #tribal

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Discussion Please share! ASCLA trip to southern France (Provence) & Monaco

by Liz Markel (staff) on Mon, Mar 4, 2013 at 04:40 pm

Dear ASCLA Interest Group Leaders,

We've just posted information about our fall ASCLA trip to the south of France and Monaco! It's a lovely trip to think about as winter drags on here in Chicago. ;-)

We would appreciate your help in promoting this trip! Here are things you can do to help spread the word:

Dear ASCLA Interest Group Leaders,

We've just posted information about our fall ASCLA trip to the south of France and Monaco! It's a lovely trip to think about as winter drags on here in Chicago. ;-)

We would appreciate your help in promoting this trip! Here are things you can do to help spread the word:

And, of course, we would love to have you join us on this trip!

More information is available at the ASCLA website: http://www.ala.org/ascla/travel-ascla

Thanks in advance for your help!

Cheers-

Liz

 

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Discussion DCDL Task Force Meeting Announced

by Alec McFarlane on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 12:50 pm

Fellow SIG Leaders, I am re-posting here because I am not sure what you can see outside of your own fiefdom.  This should be significant for anyone in that this is a new library we are giving birth to, and because it should represent the sum of our knowledge of this day.  Ok, so that is easier said than done, but that hasn't stopped us yet.  Consider that this is intended to be a state-level (and eventually federal) library about the deaf but for everyone.

Fellow SIG Leaders, I am re-posting here because I am not sure what you can see outside of your own fiefdom.  This should be significant for anyone in that this is a new library we are giving birth to, and because it should represent the sum of our knowledge of this day.  Ok, so that is easier said than done, but that hasn't stopped us yet.  Consider that this is intended to be a state-level (and eventually federal) library about the deaf but for everyone.  Modeled loosely on the NLS, the prime difference may be the mission which is about serving the larger population rather than making a means for a disability per se.  The DCDL or Deaf Cultural Digital Libary will be a public library that serves all four types of libraries as part of its mission, and in many cases that will be a two way street where special and academic libraries have their own collections to contribute.

In short, there should be something for everyone to be found within this creation.  Do read on, comment, question, and share at will.

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Irene Padilla, the Assistant State Superintendent, Division of Library Development & Services, and the chair of the DCDL Task Force (TF) has announced that the first meeting is tentatively set for 10am January 7th 2013.  See previous postings for md.gov links to the law (HB 390/SB571).  The Maryland legislature convenes on January 9th, 2013, the first day of a 90 day session.

While this TF is on a tight schedule, we have the benefit of Ms. Padilla (who is also technically the Maryland State Librarian, just that we do it a little different here) who has been working with us on the DCDL since 2010 and further that two of the other TF members are our legislative sponsors; Maryland Senator Karen Montgomery and Maryland Delegate Eric Luedtke who introduced, and passed, the bill last year.  Combined with our legislative record on this particular law and the relative familiarity the subject has, I am confident we can push this back to the floor completed in time for consideration by the General Assembly.  If it passes, it will be the first state-level library of it's kind in the nation, and possibly the world.

Note that the MD.gov 'General Assembly' website has changed, you should be offered a redirect to the new site.  I will make update reports here (ASCLA SIG: "Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library") following the January 7th TF meeting, as well a post new links as may need be.

 

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Discussion Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library : Introduction and Announcement

by Alec McFarlane on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 03:32 am

At the behest of Alice L. Hagemeyer, Honorary ALA member and this SIG founder, I am humbled to lead this group known as Bridging Deaf Cultrues @ Your Library.  Even after working with Alice for almost 4 years and having been an ALA ALTAFF member for a little more than a year I still feel like a flyspeck on the belly of a beast.  I am, of course, now also an ASCLA member.  It follows that I should give you a brief on my background, summarize some of the plans that I have, and share some of what is already out in the community.

At the behest of Alice L. Hagemeyer, Honorary ALA member and this SIG founder, I am humbled to lead this group known as Bridging Deaf Cultrues @ Your Library.  Even after working with Alice for almost 4 years and having been an ALA ALTAFF member for a little more than a year I still feel like a flyspeck on the belly of a beast.  I am, of course, now also an ASCLA member.  It follows that I should give you a brief on my background, summarize some of the plans that I have, and share some of what is already out in the community.

First off I am the business manager at the Library for Deaf Action (LDA) and I serve as the vice-president of the board of the public service arm of the LDA aka Friends of Libraries for Deaf Action (FOLDA). My background is as a builder and remodeler of more than 30 years where I am also president of the New Image Associates Construction Consultants (NIA).  My background is intensive in all aspects of construction from concept to completion and it involves mountains of information better defined as a library of need.  My work with Alice L. Hagemeyer and her companies LDA and FOLDA over the past four years have put us on an advocacy path to the doorsteps of the Maryland General Assemblyd and more.  I am also a member of the Citizens for Maryland's Libraries (CML) , and an administrative board member of ASL Access, Inc. (ASLA) a nonprofit dedicated to putting American Sign Language videos in libraries.  I work with the deaf community by way of active membership in the Maryland Association of the Deaf (MDAD), the District of Columbia Association of the Deaf (DCAD) and the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) and others.

I have been a Library Friend and a virtual student of the Library where Alice L. Hagemeyer has been my mentor, my boss, and a true friend over an amazingly fast four years.  By way of the LDA/FOLDA we have put together and given nearly a dozen presentations in nearly a dozen states promoting the concept of Bridging Deaf Cultures where this means that we bring the people together, where we bridge differences caused by a "sound" divide and a cultural divide by means of utilizing the library.  We emphasize the power of the library as a community, we emphasize the need for Library Friends, and we illustrate some of the resources to be found by the public/private partnerships that libraries depend upon.  At these presentations we emphsize the diverse range of cultures within the community and therefore our Bridging Deaf Cultures program in Puerto Rico was abbreviated as BDC:PR and celebrated Puerto Rican Culture and History.  We have given these presentations in Connecticut (BDC:CT), New York (BDC:NY), Indiana (BDC:IN) and others, each where we emphasize the local culture as it may be.  This is how this Special Interest Group came into being, and this is an indication of where we want to go as well.  

There are two elements we would like to introduce by way of Bridging Deaf Cultures @ Your Library; The Deaf Cultural Digital Library (DCDL) and the National Deaf History Month (NDHM).  This SIG, on its own, should be a vehicle of empowerment where we find ways to make the most of our libraries for the deaf community and there is no one way to do that.  This group will be a platform of implemation, it will try to answer some of the questions and challenges that the library community finds and all and any commentary is welcome and wanted.  But going back to the two elements I started with we want to leverage the assets of the ALA and its members to make reality of the DCDL and we have a bill cross filed in the Maryland General Assembly to create exactly that: a deaf cultural digital library.  This library would be conceptually similar to the National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, where ideally each state would have at least one DCDL that could serve its area.  We started in Maryland because it is our home base and because we have one of the most active library groups in the nation, but this needs to be a national program ane we need the organizational powers of this SIG and the ALA to move forward.

(See: http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/HB0390.htm and http://mlis.state.md.us/2012rs/billfile/SB0571.htm)

The second element to celebrate the National Deaf History Month (See: http://www.folda.net/lib/index.html) goes hand-in-hand with the DCDL in that the DCDL would be a resource to the nations libraries and promote the public/private partnership of Libraries, Friends groups, and other Organizations Serving the Deaf (OSD).  We want this SIG and the libraries of the future to be proactive; we want to leverage our assets and our programming capabilities to bring people to the library.  What better than the NDHM to kick off a year-long programming schedule?  We want to Bridge Deaf Cultures by means of bringing at least one program per month to a local library and have various OSD's sponsor various events, books, and the like.

In our advocacy work with the NDHM and the DCDL we have garnered the support of the CML, the MAPLA, and many within the ALA including Ms. Molly Raphael herself.  The attachment below is a flyer for an upcoming event at the Enoch Pratt Library in Baltimore, Maryland where Ms. Raphael is a featured speaker.  For those of you who may not know, Ms. Raphael worked at the District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) with Ms. Hagemeyer some 20 or 30 years ago and was instrumental in the creation of the NDHM which the ALA approved by resolution in 2006.

More immediately speaking, Alice and I introduced a motion at the ASCLA meeting in Dallas that we get the ALA to pass a resolution recognizing the 300th birthday anniversary of Abbe Charles-Michel l'Epee, who was born on November 25, 1712.  He is revered as the founder of the first school for the deaf in the world and the father of American Sign Language (ASL).  The ASCLA committee approved the motion and put it forth to Councilor Elizabeth Ridler who has produced the resolution and we anticipate its introduction at the Anaheim Convention in June.  At LDA/FOLDA we have embarked upon a year-long campaign to celebrate Abbe's birthday, and as part of that campaign we have negotiated with Gallaudet University to acquire the rights to a painting by a deaf artist, Jean Boutcher of Abbe and we are using this for fund-raising purposes for our advocacy activities that includes a possible trip to Helinski, Finland in August to attend the IFLA Convention.  These activities include recent contacts with the French Embassy where we have created a committee sponsored by the DCPL, Gallaudet University, and the French Embassy to celebrate Abbe's birthday.  Our yet-to-be-annoucned plan includes an agreement, past tense, with the French Embassy to host a party at the French Embassy in Washington D.C. the first week of December 2012. Keep an eye on this SIG for future announcements.

From everything I have read on the SIG leadership manual, I have a lot of work ahead of myself and I have much to learn... like how to navigate this website.  Please do bear with me.  If there is some repository where I can see all of our SIG members, I haven't found that yet, but I will soon enough.  Please do speak up and introduce yourself and post all and any commentary.

It is my interest to grow this group and make reality of the powers of the library for all of our people in America and in the larger world that we live in, I am looking forward to being around the ALA for a long time yet.  Thank you for your attention and interest in this SIG.

Alec C. McFarlane

ALA #2004704

Alec.McFarlane@gmail.com

301-563-9062

 

 

 

 

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Discussion Information needed for Interface by December 15, 2011

by Susan Hornung-IL (staff) on Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 03:18 pm

Hello Everyone,

Interface, ASCLA's e-newsletter, would like to hear from your interest group about any activities, projects, or plans that you are working on.

Please send a paragraph or 2 to Anne Abate: anne@librarydiscountnetwork.com by Dec. 15, 2011. We'll also include the link to your connect group if you provide it so that you can recruit more members!

Thanks!

Best Wishes,

 

Susan

 

Hello Everyone,

Interface, ASCLA's e-newsletter, would like to hear from your interest group about any activities, projects, or plans that you are working on.

Please send a paragraph or 2 to Anne Abate: anne@librarydiscountnetwork.com by Dec. 15, 2011. We'll also include the link to your connect group if you provide it so that you can recruit more members!

Thanks!

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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