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 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.

Report on the Electronic Resources and Libraries 2017 Conference in Austin, Texas

I received a scholarship from the State of Arizona Library’s Continuing Education Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to attend the Electronic Resources and Libraries (ER&L) 12th annual conference. The conference was held April 2–5 at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center at the University of Texas in Austin, Texas. The meeting incorporated sessions that addressed electronic resources and technologies as related to licensing, collection development, organizational strategies, user experience, external relationships and emerging trends.

National Library Legislative Day 2017

The week of May 1, Citizen Advocate Sandy Somers and AzLA Legislative Chair Kathy Husser traveled to Washington D.C. for National Library Legislative Day. The event focused on nationwide advocacy for our libraries and each state had representation present to meet with individual lawmakers to speak on ALA and Arizona’s library goals.