ASCLA is hosting three stellar preconferences at the upcoming ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans!


  • Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to Become a Successful Library Consultant
    Friday, June 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

    The wildly successful, sell-out workshop is back for a final time! Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt, Sara Laughlin and Beth Bingham will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide you through a self-assessment to uncover your consulting potential. Participants will work together to identify consulting opportunities and how to align them with their experience and skills. Takeaways include marketing tips, pricing your services and business management strategies. Event Code: ASC3.
    Advance Registration (through May 13, 2011): starts at $185 for ASCLA members

  • Leadership Skills: Leading Your Library to Excellence
    Friday, June 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    This workshop will teach you all the things about leadership they never covered in library school. Attendees will identify leadership roles and strengths and then learn to apply them; explore what it takes to be a good supervisor and how to cultivate those qualities; review communication styles, the power of words and the importance of listening; learn how to deal with change and create a motivating environment; and how to build the credibility and respect needed to succeed as a leader. Event Code: ASC1.
    Advance Registration
    (through May 13, 2011)
    : starts at $195 for ASCLA members
  • Forever is a Long Time: Preservation Planning for Digital Collections
    Friday, June 24, 2011, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    After more than a decade of acquiring and creating digital collections, libraries are now exploring options for assuring long term access to these digital resources. This preconference will introduce participants to digital preservation standards and best practices, digital preservation planning, how risk assessment can be used in planning, and case studies of implementable solutions. Faculty will include three leaders in digital preservation planning: Tom Clareson of LYRASIS, Katherine Skinner of Educopia Institute and Liz Bishoff of The Bishoff Group. Event Code: ASC2.
    Advance Registration
    (through May 13, 2011)
    : starts at $175 for ASCLA members”

Liz F. Markel, M.A.
Marketing Specialist
Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)

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