ASCLA State Library Agencies - Library Development Interest Group Section
**Greetings Members of the ASCLA State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group!!**
We hope you will join us for the “Hot Topics Discussion Group” at ALA Midwinter on Sunday January 10!
Interested in finding out what’s going on at State Library agencies across the country? Looking to share information with your colleagues about future challenges and opportunities and/or stellar State Library programs and activities?
Be sure to attend the ASCLA State Library Agencies – Library Development Interest Group “Hot Topics Discussion Group” during the 2016 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Boston on Sunday, January 10, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12 noon in the Seaport Hotel, Congress Boardroom.
Hear from the experts about roles for State Library agencies in supporting:
“The RIPL Effect” the Research Institute for Public Libraries, Linda Hofschire, Research Analyst, Library Research Service, Colorado State Library
Project Outcome, Emily Plagman, Project Manager, and Carolyn Anthony, Past-President, Public Library Association
And so much more….!!!
This popular ASCLA Hot Topics Discussion Group will be led by Carol Ann Desch of the New York State Library and Mary Soucie of the North Dakota State Library.
We hope to see you there. Please share this announcement with your colleagues and contact any of us if you have questions or would like more information. We encourage you to bring handouts to share about your State Library’s stellar program!
Happy holidays and safe travels. See you in Boston!
Co-chairs, ASCLA State Library Agencies - Library Development Interest Group:
Associate Director of Statewide Services
Indiana State Library
Mary J. Soucie
North Dakota State Library
Past-chair, Carol Ann Desch
Coordinator of Statewide Library Services
New York State Library
The deadline for proposals for ASCLA's 2014 Annual Conference programs, preconferences and Midwinter Meeting institutes has been extended to June 1!
More details at the ASCLA blog: http://ascla.ala.org/blog/2013/04/call-for-proposals-ascla-2014-programs-preconferences-institutes/
**Who can propose a program, institute or preconference?** Any current ASCLA member can propose one of these events, however we strongly encourage support and sponsorship from one of our interest groups! If you’re not an interest group member, consider joining one and using the group as a springboard for your conference event ideas. Check out the list of our interest groups, contact information for interest group leaders and instructions on how to join.
**What sorts of topics are of interest?** The best topics represent ASCLA’s core member areas–state library agencies, special populations librarians, independent librarians and library consultants, and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives–but are also of interest to librarians throughout the profession from all types of libraries. Keep in mind that topics should still be relevant in January and June 2014 when they are finally presented! You can browse our interest group list here for inspiration.
Please share this message with colleagues and distribution lists as appropriate!
We look forward to reviewing your submissions. :o)
Interface, ASCLA's e-newsletter, would like to hear from your interest group about any news, programs, activities, projects, plans, etc. that you are working on.
Please send a paragraph or 2 to Anne Abate: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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