Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) to host 2011 Virtual Convergence

From Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) will be hosting the 2011 Virtual Convergence, a webinar series addressing a broad range of topics relevant to issues and work throughout the library profession. It’s an opportunity to take a few hours at the start of the year to focus on you and the knowledge that will help you improve your job performance, enhance your library’s service delivery or take your career in a whole new direction—all from the convenience of your computer at a very reasonable price.

Registration for a single session starts at $40 for ASCLA members, and members will save on each session when registering for two or more sessions.
More information about this exciting event is available at the ASCLA website:

REGISTER NOW by going to this link, scrolling down to “Virtual Convergence” and clicking “Register” at right:

A list of webinar titles below, but you can download a full schedule—titles, descriptions, dates and times—here:

“Grant Writing 101”
“Presenting Topics to People who are Autistic, Deaf, Disabled, and Non-Disabled”
“Teaching Ophelia: Assisting At-Risk Teenagers”
“Why Reinvent the Wheel? Tools for Serving the Fast-growing Teen Population”
“Knowledge Management: Process and Tools for Convergence”
“Using Learning Objects to Enhance Distance Reference Services”
“The Disability Experience in a Post- 2.0 World: Implications for Libraries”
“Contract Librarianship: Concepts and Strategies”
“Accessibilty 101: Assure That Your Library Is Welcoming & Usable for Persons With Disabilities”
“A Copyright Policy Update on Access to Information for Persons with Print Disablities”
“Public Computer Conundrums: Policy and Program Choices That Improve Patron Outcomes”
“How to Build a Bridge: Connecting Different Types of Libraries”
“Starting a New Library for At-risk Young Adults in a Digitally Divided Community”
“Libraries and Information Access for Differently-able Patrons: What We Can Do to Ensure Equality”
“Extending Our Reach: Using Extension Programs to Promote Statewide Resources.”
“Attracting Latinos to the Library: It’s All About Relationships”
“Conducting Successful Virtual Meetings”
“Careers in Federal Libraries”
“How to Find a Federal Job”
“Managing Library Adult and Family Literacy Programs”
“Resume Writing and Interviewing Techniques”
“Saks Fifth Avenue Service on a Dollar General Budget”
Learn more about ASCLA at
Save money on these and other professional development events by becoming an ASCLA member now at, or by calling 1-800-545-2433.
Liz F. Markel, M.A.
Marketing Specialist
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.

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