The Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) invites experienced librarians and subject matter experts to submit proposals for webinars and online courses to be added to ASGCLA’s outstanding online learning offerings.
ASGCLA has identified four key areas of training that reflect the unique experiences and skills of our diverse membership, and which also serve training needs among ASGCLA membership and the larger library community. ASGCLA welcomes all proposals, and encourages proposals related to the following key areas:
- Veterans – federal and local resources in context of diverse library types (public, academic, prison, health, etc.)
- Accessibility – basics of access, as well as specific tools and strategies to increase access to library services.
- Consortia Management – designing/delivering CE, ILL models, leadership and facilitation, cooperative purchasing, successful/model collaborations, etc.
- Health – identifying resources, working with patrons in crisis, compassion fatigue, etc. especially in the areas of:
- Mental health
- Substance abuse
- Degenerative Neurological Diseases
- Aging in Place
Call for Proposals are sent to ASGCLA leadership twice a year, however proposals are accepted year-round from members and non-members. Please note, there are separate forms for course and webinar proposals:
Questions about submissions or about ASGCLA’s online learning programs should be sent to Ninah Moore, ASGCLA Training & Event Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Association of Specialized Government and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA) is a division of the American Library Association. ASGCLA focuses on providing a voice and advocating for libraries serving populations that are underserved such as those with sensory, physical, health or behavioral conditions, those who are incarcerated or detained and more. ASCLA is the premier destination for members to find information and build capacity to serve populations that are served by state library agencies, federal libraries, armed forces libraries, specialized libraries, library cooperatives, library networks and library consultants among others. Member activity is centered around our interest groups.
ASGCLA enhances the effectiveness of library service by providing high quality networking, enrichment and educational opportunities for its diverse members. Opportunities include leadership roles, online webinars and eCourses, specialty interest group involvement and even produce resources and industry standards and guidelines including the most recent revision of the 2017 Standards and Guidelines of Service for the Library of Congress Network of Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped as well as Prisoners’ Right to Read and more. Learn more about ASGCLA.