AzLA Newsletter

August 2020

    President’s Message – August Teaser 2020

    Dear AzLA members, colleagues, and Friends, Image of AzLA President John Walsh At this time, I would like to re-introduce everyone to the AzLA newsletter and announce that starting in September we will begin publishing our bimonthly newsletter. It has been over a year and a half since the last newsletter was published, and I [...]

    Newsletter Details & Submissions

    We are very excited to start receiving proposals for the newsletter, please submit ideas here for review!

    COPPER is Coming

    The Consortium of Partners Procuring Electronic Resources (COPPER) is moving full speed ahead.  Membership agreements have been sent out, bylaws have been passed, and we are incorporated.  We have even received some of our first agreements back!  If you are interested in joining and have not received a membership agreement please contact me at [...]

    Dear Arizona Voter Writing Contest

    The 2020 election provides an opportunity for teacher librarians and classroom teachers to co-plan and co-teach lessons related to voting in our democracy. The “Dear Arizona Voter Writing Contest” (DAVWC), sponsored by AzLA and organized by the Teacher Librarian Division (TLD), offers a way for young people to learn more about voting and express their [...]

    Holding Space: Virtual Tour Bus by ALA President

    On August 5th, ALA President Julius Johnson brought his Holding Space virtual bus tour to Arizona. Initially, the tour was going to be a bus tour across America from the steps of the Library of Congress, where the tour started, to the Hawaii State Library where the tour ended on August 7. During the Arizona [...]

    Upcoming Virtual Events

    Since we're all social distancing and can't get together for events, AzLA is offering two virtual events to bring all members together for a couple of hours of relaxation and fun activities. Please consider attending for one of these online zoom events.  AzLA Presents:  A Mindful Coffee Break Take a break with your AzLA colleagues and [...]

    Please join the AzLA Professional Development Committee for our September webinar.

    Register at:  Program Description: Latinx, Black, Asian & Pacific Islander and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) communities currently make up over 42% of Arizona's population, but each of these communities are only represented in 0-2% of known archival collections. In order to address this inequity and erasure of these marginalized communities, [...]