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 […]

President’s Message

As I write this message to our membership during the last week of the year, I am wanting, as we all are this time of year, to reflect on the year past. As I reminisce, it is hard to imagine everything we have witnessed all occurred in a single year. That we actually experienced a […]

President’s Message – November/December 2020

I can only hope that this year looks a lot better in everyone’s rearview mirror. It’s hard to remember what normality was while we are doing so many things differently. All of these changes we have endured, I believe, will help us be better, as library staff, as libraries, and as an association. One thing […]

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 […]

President’s Message – August Teaser 2020

Dear AzLA members, colleagues, and Friends, At this time, I would like to re-introduce everyone to the AzLA newsletter and announce that starting in September we will begin publishing our bimonthly newsletter. It has been over a year and a half since the last newsletter was published, and I am proud to be part of […]

President’s Message

At the start of a race, I am exhilarated. In the middle, I doubt I will make it. A the finish line, I feel a burst of energy. It was the same for my year as President. Thank you to our Executive Board and Committee Chairs. I look forward to an amazing conference.

President’s Message

Advocating for teacher librarians; updates on the Virtual Conference “Behind the Counter” and the Regional Forum, and planning for the annual conference (Oct. 25-26).

President’s Message

Discussion on including teacher librarians in the 1% teacher salary increase. Regional Forum on April 27 at UA Libraries. 2018 Annual Conference on Oct. 26-27 in Mesa. Member donation drive goal: $5,000.