AzLA Newsletter

May/June 2017

    From the President: Sustainability

    What do you think of when you hear the word “sustainability”? Most of us think about the future of the environment. However, sustainability is a complex concept.

    Report from Masako Iwashita, 2016 Horner Fellowship Recipient

    Fortunately, I got the Horner fellowship and I could visit many libraries for two weeks. So, I got off the plane at Phoenix with expectation that I could learn many things from libraries in the United States.

    National Library Legislative Day 2017

    The week of May 1, Citizen Advocate Sandy Somers and AzLA Legislative Chair Kathy Husser traveled to Washington D.C. for National Library Legislative Day. The event focused on nationwide advocacy for our libraries and each state had representation present to meet with individual lawmakers to speak on ALA and Arizona’s library goals.

    Report on the Electronic Resources and Libraries 2017 Conference in Austin, Texas

    I received a scholarship from the State of Arizona Library’s Continuing Education Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to attend the Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) 12th annual conference. The conference was held April 2–5 at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center at the University [...]

    Get Involved! Volunteer with AzLA

    Are you interested in getting involved in AzLA Divisions, Interest Groups, and Committees? Do you have project management or fundraising skills, an interest in conference planning, or a desire to get involved in outreach?

    Call for Nominations: REFORMA Phoenix Chapter Officers

    Hola Reformistas, this is a call for nominations for our 2017-2018 chapter officers! Past officers of REFORMA Phoenix will surely attest to the learning opportunity afforded by leadership positions in our chapter.

    Nominate a Colleague for an AzLA Service Award!

    Each year AzLA gives Service Awards to individuals and groups making a difference in Arizona libraries. These awards are presented at the AzLA Awards Luncheon at the Annual Conference.

    Call for Nominations: MPLA Awards

    Do you know an individual, group, or organization in your state or library who is deserving of recognition? Please nominate him/her for an MPLA award! Awards will be presented at the 2017 MPLA Joint Conference with the Nevada Library Association, to be held in Stateline, Nevada (South Lake Tahoe), October 16–18, 2017.

    2017 Payson Book Festival

    Arizona Professional Writers, a state-wide nonprofit communications organization, is partnering with Majestic Rim Retirement and with funding support from Arizona Humanities to host the third annual Payson Book Festival, on Saturday, July 22.

    Children’s Author/Illustrator Network: May/June 2017

    Contact Mary Wong at (623) 486-2582 for information or to schedule a visit with authors located outside of Arizona. Leave a message with daytime and evening telephone numbers. Arizona authors may be contacted directly.