The winner of the 2020 Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship is Sheryl Orman. Sheryl is a student member of AzLA and expressed great gratitude to AzLA for the contribution the organization made to her education at the University of Arizona. Sheryl grew up in Tucson, Arizona and most of her family still lives in Tucson. […]
If you’re working in the library field and you’ve never attended the American Library Association’s annual conference, I highly recommend it. I attend every two or three years for the professional shot in the arm it provides. Knowing it was in Washington, DC this year made it even more attractive for a few reasons. Although […]
On August 5th, ALA President Julius Johnson brought his Holding Space virtual bus tour to Arizona. Initially, the tour was going to be a bus tour across America from the steps of the Library of Congress, where the tour started, to the Hawaii State Library where the tour ended on August 7. During the Arizona […]
This immersive leadership development program covered different theories of leadership, including intentional, adaptive, and reactive vs. thoughtful leadership, plus fundamental skills and traits required of leaders. One of the key aspects of leadership is a vision of what kind of leader you are.
Dan Stanton joined the SolarSPELL project to aid content curation for the SolarSPELL Library, then traveled to Rwanda to share these educational resources at schools with no electricity or internet.
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.
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 with a small budget and a large impact! LibraryCon has become such a success that it won a NACo, or National Association of Counties, award in 2016.
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.