AzLA Newsletter

March/April 2021

    Feature Librarian – Heather Wolf @ Mesa Public Library

    Main Library - Mesa Public Library64 E 1st St · (480) 644-3100Website Red Mountain Branch - Mesa Public Library635 N Power Rd · (480) 644-3100Website Dobson Ranch Library - Mesa Public Library2425 S Dobson Rd · (480) 644-3100Website Heather Wolf, Mesa Public Library Director The issue’s feature librarian is the director of the Mesa Public [...]

    President’s Message – March/April 2021

    Can you believe that in the 21st century, the second decade of the 21st Century, that Civil Rights remain the biggest social issue of our generation? Look at what is going on. When we see the Supreme Court overturning elements of the Voting Rights Act. And you know it is only to prevent the marginalized [...]

    Professional Development Webinars

    On Thursday, February 11, 2021, the AzLA Professional Development committee hosted John Chrastka, co-founder and executive director of EveryLibrary, for his presentation Advocacy During an Austerity Budget. EveryLibrary is the only national political action committee for libraries, and the EveryLibrary Institute is a public policy and tax policy think tank for libraries. While describing what [...]

    YA Summit Success

    In 1926, Estelle Lutrell and State Librarian Con Cronin recognized the need for a strong association of librarians to improve Arizona libraries. The Arizona State Library Association's basic mission has remained the same to this day, to promote and improve library service and librarianship in Arizona.  Through the years, the State Library and AzLA have [...]

    Arizona Genealogy Day is Saturday, March 20th!

    Arizona Genealogy Day, a Free online event The Arizona Genealogical Advisory Board and the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records are pleased to present the first Arizona Genealogy Day, a free, virtual event on Saturday, March 20, 2021. Space is limited. Visit to see program details and to register. "The Arizona Genealogical Advisory [...]

    Successful Virtual Adult Services Programs @ Your Public Library

    We asked some librarians around the state to tell us about their most successful virtual adult services during a time when most of us have been forced to go online with our programming. We received a few exceptional and innovative ideas as well as what one might consider bread-and-butter library services. We hope this sparks [...]