The latest report on public library services from the Pew Internet and American Life Project takes a hard look at the future of library services. Most importantly, the survey explores roles for the public library beyond being a place to borrow books.
CHICAGO — Maureen Sullivan, president of the American Library Association (ALA), submitted the following statement regarding the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project report, “Library Services in the Digital Age,” that was released today.
CHICAGO — The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA) has issued an RFP for a project consultant (PDF) to assist in the production of an online, interactive ASCLA Accessibility Academy module focused on improving library staff communications and interaction
<span>CHICAGO--The Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (</span>ASCLA<span>) has issued an </span><a href="http://www.ala.org/ascla/sites/ala.org.ascla/files/content/rfp_accessacadjobdescription.pdf">RFP for a project consultant</a><span> to assist in the production of an online, interactive </span>ASCLA<span> Accessibility Academy module focused on improving library staff communications and interactions with people with disabilities; responses are due by Monday, Oct. 15, 2012.</span></p>
<span id="internal-source-marker_0.4164097767588141">Upcoming online learning opportunities from the </span><a href="http://www.ala.org/ascla"><span>Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)</span></a><span> will prepare your library to reach all of its users--including the blind, visually impaired, and other people with disabilities, as well as Latino populations--with effective services, a welcoming environment and knowledgeable staff.</span></p>
CHICAGO—The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) has registration open through Thursday, July 28 for its two new online learning offerings, “Introduction to Screencasting for Online Tutorials and Reference” and “Beyond Compliance: Assuring equitable access to library services for all library users.”
CHICAGO — The Reference Services Section (RSS) of the Reference and User Services Association has brought together an outstanding speaker lineup for its 2011 Annual preconference focused on library services for those in the 55+ demographic who use library resources to find employment and volunteer opportunities in their communities.