AzLA Newsletter

May/June 2016

President’s Message

The Arizona Library Association exists because of you! The organization is here to support your goals within your community.

2015 Continuing Education Scholarship Essay: Top 10 Perks of Being a Conference Co-Chair: A Story in GIFs

AzLA was brought to me during my first librarian job. A fellow librarian (Melissa Samora) saw my enthusiasm for the field and asked if I would be interested in being the 2014 Public Librarian Division Conference Representative.

Library Youth Services, the Design of Youth Spaces, and the Puppetry of Japan

My name is David Brown and I am the Youth Services Librarian for the Casa Grande Public Library in Casa Grande, Arizona. I am also the lucky 2015 recipient of the AZLA Horner Fellowship.

Touchstones that Bring out the Best

Some people are made for conversation. Not me.

42nd Annual National Library Legislative Day

ALA hosted State Librarians and over 400 advocates from across the county during the 42nd National Library Legislative Day, on May 2-3, in Washington, D. C.

2016 Arizona Legislative Session

After 85 days of debate and lobbying, the 2016 legislative session ended after a marathon 18-hour long voting session.

Highlights from the Medical Library Association Annual Conference

Imagine the energy generated with the convergence of health science librarians from around the world to the bustling city of Toronto!

Call for Nominations: AzLA Service Awards

It’s time to nominate a colleague for one of the AzLA Service Awards!

Children’s Author/Illustrator Network: May/June 2016

Contact Mary Wong at (623) 486-2582 for information or to schedule a visit with authors located outside of Arizona.