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.
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.