AzLA Newsletter

July/August 2021

President’s Message

Dear Friends, Summer is finally here and thankfully many of the libraries that were forced to close during the pandemic are starting to reopen their doors. Unfortunately, we will not be opening next year with an in-person conference. The Board and Conference Committee went back and forth trying to decide between postponing the in-person meeting, [...]

2020 Follett School Librarian of the Year: A Profile of Lisa Morris-Wilkey

2020 Follett School Librarian of the Year: A Profile of Lisa Morris-Wilkey, Teacher Librarian, Casa Grande Elementary Unified School District By Judi Moreillon, Co-Chair, Teacher Librarian Division, and 2020-21 AzLA Service Awards Committee Member One benefit of being a state-certified school librarian and an Arizona Library Association (AzLA) and Teacher Librarian Division (TLD) member is [...]

Arizona Working Group on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Librarians

Dear Arizona Library Association, I am writing on behalf of SciTech Institute to invite you to join the new Arizona Working Group on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Librarians. The aim of this group is to provide and facilitate a platform where librarians and library partners can come together to discuss, provide resources, and [...]

CPLA Courses: a worthwhile investment in you!

By Amber Kent Thanks to a continuing education scholarship from the Arizona State Library, I participated in three Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) courses from the American Library Association over spring 2021. The purpose of the CPLA program is to enable library administrators to further their education and experience, improve their future career opportunities, and [...]

AzLA Service Award Nominations

AzLA Service Award Nominations Every year AzLA recognizes library professionals from across the state at our Annual Conference. Though we have postponed the conference this year, we feel it is more important than ever to recognize our members who have performed through all the challenges of the past year.  Do you know someone who has [...]