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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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.

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.