January 25, 2022

ALA Council Approves Merger of ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies) and FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)

From the Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASCLA):

Members and leaders of ASCLA and FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table) have been working for two years to plan the merger of the two groups. The process reached a milestone at the 2018 Midwinter Conference, where the ALA Committee on Organization (COO) approved the request for dissolution of FAFLRT and the subsequent merger with ASCLA to form the new Association of Specialized, Government, and Cooperative Library Agencies (ASGCLA).


With this approval from ALA Council, ASCLA and FAFLRT will continue to work on the many details necessary for a smooth transition to ASGCLA in September 2018.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Three ALA Divisions (LITA, LLAMA, ALCTS) are Exploring Possible Formal Collaboration or Mergers,Working Document Now Available

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