Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Call for proposals: programs, preconferences and institutes for ASCLA at 2014 ALA Midwinter and Annual

Call for proposals: programs, preconferences and institutes for ASCLA at 2014 ALA Midwinter and Annual

ASCLA--the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Agencies--is now accepting proposals for the following:
          >>Institutes for the 2014 ALA Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia
          >>Preconferences and programs for the 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 15, 2013!

**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: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/asclainterest/list

**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:http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/asclainterest/list
If you're not a member, you should join: http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/joinascla/joinascla

**Who is ASCLA?**
          We are a small, mighty and growing division of ALA with a broad reach! We represent four core member groups: state library agencies; special populations librarians such as those serving incarcerated adults and youth, and those serving people with disabilities; independent librarians and library consultants; and resource-sharing librarians at networks and cooperatives. Our member interest groups also include tribal librarians, futurists and librarians serving users with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Our size is an advantage: join and you'll have the opportunity to participate right away and make a difference in the library community! More information is here:http://www.ala.org/ascla/asclaourassoc/joinascla/joinascla