ALA Council Approves Merger of ASCLA (Association of Specialized and Cooperative Library Agencies) and FAFLRT (Federal and Armed Forces Libraries Round Table)
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.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.