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September 2, 2019

2019 Elections Open -- Vote!

The election for the California Library Association President-elect, two new Board members, and a student representative is now open. Voting closes at 5:00 pm PDT October 4, 2019. Visit the elections page for candidate statements and the link to the ballot.

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August 14, 2019

DEADLINE APPROACHING

CLA 2019 CONFERENCE LITERACY STAFF SCHOLARSHIPS

There are still scholarships available for Literacy Staff that fit the definition. The deadline to register for one of the scholarships is no later than September 5th.

There is no application to complete just register for one of the scholarships spots up until September 5th.

Literacy Staff must meet this definition to be eligible for the scholarships:

Literacy Staff and Volunteers working in the library’s adult literacy program and providing literacy services to adult learners and their families. Staff don’t have to be part of the CLLS program, but they have to be persons who provide adult literacy services and/or family literacy services through the adult literacy program.

After September 5th (end of Early Bird Registration) Literacy Staff can still register for conference but will have to pay the reduced rates for conference registration.

Advance Registration (September 6th to October 1, 2019)
Full Conference                       $260.00
One-Day Conference              $  85.00

If you have any questions please contact Beth Wrenn-Estes (bwestes@cla-net.org) or Karen Frazier (kfrazier@cla-net.org

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August 1, 2019

CLA Statement RE: LinkedIn Learning
and Access to Lynda.com

The California Library Association has been closely following the conversations and discussions surrounding LinkedIn Learning’s change to access for Lynda.com library users, engaging and participating along with many concerned librarians in California, and across the United States. 

Please find a message from the California State Librarian (https://library.ca.gov/Content/pdf/pressreleases/CSL_Press_Release_LinkedInLearning_7.22.2019_Final.pdf), and a message from the American Library Association (http://www.ala.org/news/member-news/2019/07/ala-urges-linkedin-learning-reconsider-changes-terms-service-impair-library) regarding the changes for access to Lynda.com, and the privacy implications.

While CLA is disappointed in the decision of LinkedIn Learning, we are proud of California's strong privacy laws that protect the library use of all our patrons.  This includes the California specific Government Code section protecting patron privacy in use of resources from their public library.  You can find this provision, along with other California Library Laws here: http://www.library.ca.gov/services/to-libraries/library-laws/ and we encourage all Librarians to be well informed.

These protections, and the principles that enable all to use their public library, are further enshrined in local privacy policies, our adherence to professional practices, and the daily work we do for Californians every day.  

In addition, along with the American Library Association, we “encourage library vendors to respect the privacy and confidentiality of library users.”  We also encourage you all to review your policies and procedures as they pertain to privacy, review the hyperlinked information, and determine the best course of action for your respective libraries. 

Respectfully,

Michelle Perera, CLA President and the CLA Board


July 22, 2019

SUPPORT STAFF CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

There are no longer any CLA Conference Support Staff registration scholarships available however the CLA Board approved a proposal to lower the rate to conference for support service staff after the free scholarships spots were filled.

The reduced rates are:

Early Bird Registration

  • Full Conference           $165.00
  • One-Day Conference   $  75.00

Advance Registration

  • Full Conference           $220.00
  • One-Day Conference  $  85.00

The rates will apply regardless of membership status of support services staff attendees.

Support staff are defined as “clerical positions, coordinators, library assistants, specialists, or “other” support staff – the support staff member cannot be in a supervisory role.

LITERACY STAFF CONFERENCE FREE REGISTRATION SCHOLARSHIPS

There are still open spots for literacy staff free registration.

Conference Registration Link: https://www.cla-net.org/event/CLA2019

Questions should be addressed to info@cla-net.org or execdir@cla-net.org

Thank you
Beth Wrenn-Estes
Business Manager

2019 CLA CONFERENCE – PASADENA

2019 CONFERENCE PROGRAM SCHEDULE POSTED

Here is the link to a preliminary program schedule under programs from this link: https://conference.cla-net.org

This is a preliminary schedule until our Conference Planner is read go live in a few weeks which will have more detailed information. 

The PDF is subject to change but is current as of June 21st.

The 2019 Conference Website is in development and an announcement will be sent out when it opens..

REGISTRATION IS OPEN


Click to register

 

The complete Conference Website will open later than usual this year but we hope to have it up before the end of June. 

 

Conference in Pasadena is going to ROCK!

 

Updated Announcement

SUPPORT AND LITERACY STAFF MEMBERS

CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS


The California Library Association (CLA) Board is excited to announce a limited number of scholarships available to cover the cost of registration fees for support staff and literacy staff wishing to attend the 2019 CLA Annual Conference in Pasadena.

Scholarships are not limited to CLA members but open to all that fit the support and literacy positions described below. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come; first served basis.

  • The “Support Staff” category includes the following positions: clerical positions, coordinators, library assistants, specialists, or “other” support staff - the support staff member cannot be in a supervisory role.
  • Literacy Staff and Volunteers working in the library’s adult literacy program and providing literacy services to adult learners and their families. Staff don’t have to be part of the CLLS program, but they have to be persons who provide adult literacy services and/or family literacy services through the adult literacy program.

More information forthcoming when registration opens on Monday, June 10th. There is no application to fill out.

Please pass along this announcement to those support staff and literacy staff that may be interested in the registration scholarship opportunity.

If you have questions please contact Beth Wrenn-Estes at execdir@cla-net.org