AzLA Newsletter

September/October 2020

    President’s Message – September/October 2020

    Dear AzLA members, colleagues, and friends, Happy Fall everyone (Autumn Equinox 2020, Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:30 AM MST). Fall has always been one of my favorite times of year. The temperatures start to cool (hopefully!!), the students return to school (hopefully!), and this Fall, I am looking forward to AzLA’s upcoming virtual events. The [...]

    AzLA Presents: Vision 2020 Conference Webinar Series

    Dear AzLA members, colleagues, and friends, I realize in this most unpredictable year we have struggled with the planning of the Annual Conference, however I believe we now have a program and platform everyone can be proud of. We have switched platforms twice and I apologize for any inconvenience and confusion. We went from our [...]

    Arizona Library Association Annual Elections

    The Arizona Library Association annual elections will be held in October this year. We are excited about the future and we hope you are too! This year, we need candidates to fill the vacancies in five very important leadership positions, President-elect, Secretary, ALA Councilor, the Regional Representative-North, and the Regional Representative-South.  President-elect is a 3-year [...]

    Feature Library: Sierra Vista Public Library

    AzLA Newsletter is going to begin featuring a Library of the Month in every issue. This issue we will be highlighting the Sierra Vista Public Library (SVPL). The SVPL is located in Sierra Vista, AZ, approximately 75 miles southeast of Tucson. The building is part of the Sierra Vista City Complex located in a beautiful [...]

    Professional Development Webinars and Opportunities

    Share your expertise and experience. The AzLA Professional Development Committee Monthly Webinar Series is back, and we want you. Submit your webinar proposal here. Submissions will be considered on a monthly basis. Past Webinars: June 2020 - Identifying Research Data https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI-SQ_iOBw8 July 2020 - Horner Fellowship Experience https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVToAN15mnk August 2020 - Cultural Competencies in the [...]

    Authors Fuel Our Passion at 2019 ALA Annual Conference

    If you're working in the library field and you’ve never attended the American Library Association's annual conference, I highly recommend it. I attend every two or three years for the professional shot in the arm it provides. Knowing it was in Washington, DC this year made it even more attractive for a few reasons. Although [...]

    Best Practices for Serving Veterans in Arizona Libraries

    Hello AzLA!  In this column we’ll be sharing best practices for serving veterans in Arizona libraries. The first thing you need to know is that there’s an AzLA Veteran Services Interest Group (VSIG). We meet online quarterly to discuss current library and community events, plans for the future, and best practices. If you have veterans [...]