AzLA Newsletter

January/February 2015

New Year’s Resolution

As I write this, it is that special time, smack-dab between Christmas and New Year’s, that I always use for reflection on the year that was, and for doing some contemplative planning and goal-setting for the year ahead.

The Horner Fellowship in 2014

2014 was an especially important year for the Horner Fellowship program because another event occurred in addition to a JLA Horner fellow’s visit to Arizona: two Horner Fellowship Committee members presented at the Centennial Conference of the JLA.

AzLA History & Archives Need Refreshing!

Did you know that each and every member is part of AzLA’s history and probably has papers that belong in the organization’s archives?

AzLA Annual Conference 2015: Making Connections

My colleague, Ann Leonard, and I would like to extend our thanks to everyone who made 2014’s joint AzLA/MPLA Conference a tremendous success.

New Year – New Award Season!

Award season is among us!

Internet Librarian Conference 2014

Internet Librarian (IL) is a conference that you need to attend at least once in your professional career.

Explore Reading Arizona eBooks on National Readathon Day

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records is encouraging readers to participate in National Readathon Day, January 24 from noon to 4 p.m.

The Top 5 Reasons to Make the Arizona Library Conference an Annual Destination

Every year, the conference committee lures in quality keynote speakers for the attendees.

Children’s Author/Illustrator Network: January/February 2015

Directory of Arizona children's authors and illustrators

New Beginnings – AzLA Conference and Beyond

As this edition of the AzLA Newsletter is published I will be days away from taking on the role of AzLA President – a new beginning for me for sure!

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference – What I Learned

The Association for Rural and Small Libraries Conference has always been one of the most practical conferences I have ever attended, so I was very excited when the Arizona State Library approved a scholarship for me to attend again.

Join us at the annual meeting of the Horner Fellowship Committee during the AzLA Conference

The members of the Horner Fellowship Committee would like to invite you to our annual business meeting during the AzLA 2015 Conference

University of Arizona Selected as Arizona Host Site for 2016 First Folio Exhibition

Published in 1623, the First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, and only 233 copies are known today.

Looking Ahead

It’s hard to believe, but when this newsletter comes out I will be halfway through my year as AzLA President!

Thoughts on a Cloudy Day in Arizona

Just seven short months ago, the membership of AzLA honored me with the position of President-Elect for the organization!

AzLA 2015 Conference Updates

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the AzLA 2015 Annual Conference!

Legislative Update

The Legislative Committee and all AzLA members have been busy with advocacy efforts during one of the shortest Arizona Legislative Sessions on record – only 81 days this year.

National Library Legislative Day, Washington D.C.

The week of May 4, State Librarian Joan Clark, Citizen Advocate Megan Sterling, and AzLA Legislative Chair Kathy Husser traveled to Washington, D.C., for National Library Legislative Day.

The University of Arizona Creates School of Information

The University of Arizona is poised to become a leader in the rapidly growing field of information science with the opening of the new School of Information.

The AzLA Awards Committee is Seeking Volunteers!

The AzLA Awards Committee is looking for a few additional members to help in the selection of AzLA Awards winners.