Just a friendly reminder about some upcoming deadlines for ASCLA and
RUSA professional development activities.

Please share this message-or portions of it-with any colleagues, friends
or member groups who may find these events of interest.

Virtual Convergence: proposal deadline extended

The submissions deadline for Virtual Convergence webinars has been
extended to close of business on Monday, Sept. 20! Submit a proposal now
using the online proposal form.

For four days-January 18-21, 2011-ASCLA will host the inaugural Virtual
Convergence. The Convergence will present a multitude of webinars
offered at various times throughout the day on topics relevant to your
job performance. We are currently seeking topics and presenters for
these webinars. Whether you are an expert in a particular topic area, or
you are willing to serve as a "program planner" and recruit a speaker or
panel of speakers on a topic that is of importance to the library
community, we welcome your submissions! More information is at the ASCLA
ce/> .

Potential program topics include consulting and independent
librarianship; collaborative digitization; accessibility of libraries
and library services; services to special populations including
differently-abled library users, as well as all ages of incarcerated
populations; issues affecting networks and cooperatives; and topics
pertinent to state libraries. Presenters will be compensated. If you
need more information about the proposal process, please contact Liz
Markel, marketing specialist at [log in to unmask]
<mailto:[log in to unmask]
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Online Courses: Genealogy registration closes Sept. 16

There is still time to sign up for RUSA's fall online courses--don't
miss out on a chance to acquire new skills and enhance your resume.

Registration for Genealogy 101 closes at the end of the day this
Thursday, Sept. 16! There are only a few seats left, and it's
first-come, first-served.

Register online now!
renceList.cfm&ConferenceTypeCode=L>  All pricing and comprehensive
course descriptions are available at the RUSA website
<> .

*	Genealogy 101
fm>  Sept. 20-Oct. 22    Covering genealogy reference basics, and
providing skills for confidently assisting family history researchers.
*	Business Reference 101
/index.cfm>  Oct. 4-29    Demystifies business reference while providing
an overview of business reference resources and preparing you to answer
basic business reference questions.
*	Readers' Advisory 101
ndex.cfm>  Oct. 4-Nov. 11    This course offers online practice sessions
to increase your comfort with providing RA services.

Remember, these events are open to all, but division members get the
best price on registration! If your professional expertise and interests
align with either ASCLA or RUSA's areas of work, we encourage you to
join! Become a member at
<>  or call 1-800-545-2433, option 5.

Learn more about ASCLA at <>
,and RUSA at <> .





Liz F. Markel, M.A.

Marketing Specialist

Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA)

Reference and User Services Association (RUSA)


The American Library Association // 50 E. Huron Street // Chicago, IL

800-545-2433 // p. 312-280-4398 // f. 312-280-5273 // e. [log in to unmask]

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