AzLA Newsletter

January/February 2018
Enjoy the Museum of Northern Arizona this winter.
The Sedona Public Library offers 3D snowflake program and annual quilt show.
Prescott Public Library adds warmth to the winter season with all-ages, family-friendly activities.

President’s Message

Libraries are more than books. We are community, learning and technology centers, and social centers, were people can become inspired. This is why I am dedicated to this profession and want to see AzLA through another successful year. The organization is experiencing budget challenges. We are instituting cost-saving measures, we are seeking sponsorships, and we [...]

President’s Message

Share your stories of how your library supports economic vitality, environmental quality, and social equity, using the hashtag #AzLA2019.

Call for Proposals: AzLA Virtual Conference 2019

What have you learned outside library school? If you've started a service your patrons adore, have graduated from the school of hard library knocks, or have other expertise you'd love to share, we want to hear from you!

Three Things I Learned from AzLA 2017

Three things I learned from the 2017 AzLA Conference: 1. Feedback and input from your community/stakeholders is now non-negotiable. 2. Be authentic; allow yourself to be vulnerable. 3. Enjoy recognizing our peers.

LibraryCon Success at Southeast Regional Library

The 5th annual LibraryCon event was a success, bringing in many members of our local community united in their love of comics, anime, manga, and all things nerdy! LibraryCon is a fun-filled event that is planned continuously all year long. The library has many staff members and volunteers working during LibraryCon. It is a program [...]

Aid for Immigrants and Refugees: An Opportunity for Librarians

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC) is a national organization that works with community legal immigration programs, including at least four library systems. They provide training and help programs qualify as Department of Justice-recognized and accredited citizenship programs.

Internet Librarian 2018 Conference Review

Libraries must be more than nice amenities in our communities; we must be institutions that matter to our communities. Libraries must continue to become more “of, by, and for” their users.

Museum of Northern Arizona this Winter

The Museum of Northern Arizona has much to offer during the Flagstaff winter months. And year round, the Harold S. Colton Memorial Library offers books, pamphlets, maps, and reports, while the Museum of Northern Arizona Archives offers manuscript collections, images, films, audio recordings, and institutional records about the ethnology, geology, and ecology of the Colorado [...]

Earn your degree in LIS at the iSchool at the University of Arizona

The U. of A. iSchool Knowledge River can prepare you for a professional career with a focus on Latino and Native American communities.

Sedona Public Library this Winter

Winter programming at Sedona Public Library includes make-your-own 3D snowflakes and their popular annual quilt show.

Prescott Public Library this Winter

Prescott Public Library adds warmth to the winter season with all-ages, family-friendly activities.

AzLA taking applications for the 2018 Mentoring Program through February 16

AzLA offers a program to provide professional mentoring to students, new professionals, and practicing librarians anticipating and/or entering a new phase in their career. As a mentee, you will be partnered with an experienced person according to your needs and areas of interest.

ARSL Annual Conference scheduled for Sept. 13-15, 2018, in Springfield, Illinois

Keynote speaker, Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress.

AzLA Partners with ALA on joint student membership program

The Arizona Library Association is one of the ALA Chapters participates in the joint student membership program.

Children’s Author/Illustrator Network: January/February 2018

Updated directory of authors and illustrators of children's literature, with a focus on those in Arizona. Listings are provided as a service to teacher librarians interested in scheduling school visits with authors and/or illustrators.

StoryRise Goodyear at the Goodyear Library, January 3, 2019

StoryRise returns for the 2018/19 season, presenting five nights of adult storytelling and hands-on workshops for all performing artists, and sponsored by the Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission and The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group.