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.

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 have a member donation drive.