Category Archives: ASCLA

Reinventing Cooperation Is Our Future

Brenda Bailey-Hainer has a new ASCLA’s President column “Reinventing Cooperation Is Our Future” in the ASCLA Interface.  In this article she looks at collaboration, convergence, and how they impact consortia and ASCLA.  She states:  “As organizations, we all vie for increasingly diminishing pools of funding. Perhaps collaboration rather than competition is a better use of our scarce human resources. But how can we expand on the existing models? We need to become more knowledgeable and open to the new kinds of cooperative and collaborative organizational structures that are available to us.”


“The ALA Midwinter Meeting is right around the corner, and there’s no better way to spend it than collaborating with colleagues!   The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) hosts several discussion groups at Midwinter that offer opportunities for networking and collaborative problem solving. Group topics include interlibrary cooperation, physical delivery, virtual libraries, collaborative digitization, consortia management, LSTA coordinators, state library consultants and youth services consultants.   The complete schedule, summarized in a snappy and portable brochure, is now available for download from the ASCLA website!”

ASCLA – ICAN Consortia Management Discussion Group

ASCLA – ICAN  Consortia Management Discussion Group

When: ALA Midwinter, Sunday, January 17, 2010
Time: 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Where: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Room 213

Topic for discussion: Communicating the value of library systems in both a single-type or multi-type consortium
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ALA Annual – ASCLA’s Collaborative Programs

Check out the high quality ALA/ASCLA flyer online!  There are a large number of program related to library collaboration coming up in Chicago.     Valerie

“The ASCLA @ Annual Conference guide is now available for download, and provides an overview of what ASCLA—the Association for Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies, a division of ALA—has to offer at this year’s event in Chicago.

 Download the guide now:

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