2016 AzLA Regional Forum

By Rob Wilson

In collaboration with the Arizona State Library, the Arizona Library Association is excited to announce the 2016 Regional Forum: Libraries Transform, from 8:30am-3pm on Thursday, April 21, at Vista Grande Library, 1556 N. Arizola Rd, Casa Grande.

The purpose of AzLA Regional Forums (article XI of the AzLA Handbook) is to meet the needs of the membership. We are reaching out to Arizona librarians near and far: to rural and remote librarians that might not have the opportunity to attend the AzLA annual conference; library and information students; academic librarians and professors who teach distance students; and urban librarians who may be interested in networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities. We have something to offer all of you!

This Forum will feature sessions on mentoring, employment resources for library customers, business partnerships, a tour of the Vista Grande Library Makerspace, and a 2017 Young Adult Summit workshop.

The YA Summit will take place in 3 stages: a planning workshop at the Regional Forum, a pre-Summit at AzLA Conference in November, and the YA Summit planned for January 2017. The January YA Summit will be a two-day event geared specifically toward teen and school librarians with the intent to unite and connect Arizona library staff who work with young adults. We have so much that we can share with each other. We are a team and our goal is to share best practices and ideas with our peers. An event of this scale for this specialization hasn’t been seen since 2009, so we are thrilled to be able to revive the Summit and give all YA/School Librarian staff a chance to meet with their peers, share program ideas, network, and share their stories! We’ve got a great team of people ready to make this event as epic as possible so stay tuned to find out more about the conference!

The Forum will feature a catered lunch and continental breakfast from a local eatery, included in your registration fee. Register here.

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