AzLA Newsletter

November/December 2020

    Featured Library: Ak-Chin Indian Community Library

    Name and Location Address:  Ak-Chin Indian Community Library 46521 West Farrell Road Maricopa, AZ 85139 Website: (link is external) Type:  Public library, Tribal library This beautiful tribal library is located 35 miles south of Phoenix, just outside the City of Maricopa. The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern [...]

    President’s Message – November/December 2020

    I can only hope that this year looks a lot better in everyone’s rearview mirror. It’s hard to remember what normality was while we are doing so many things differently. All of these changes we have endured, I believe, will help us be better, as library staff, as libraries, and as an association. One thing [...]

    2020 Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship Winner Article

    Sheryl Orman, winner of the 2020 Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship The winner of the 2020 Louise A. Stephens Memorial Scholarship is Sheryl Orman. Sheryl is a student member of AzLA and expressed great gratitude to AzLA for the contribution the organization made to her education at the University of Arizona. Sheryl grew up in [...]

    Professional Development Webinars and Opportunities

    November 2020 - What's New for You in Professional Development AzLA Presents Vision 2020 Conference Webinar Series: Libraries Moving Forward AzLA has a new 2020 vision for the future and this October we will present just that with our AzLA Presents: Vision 2020 Conference Webinar Series. The Series will consist of two main events, an [...]

    Grand Canyon Reader Award Winner Speeches

    Please join me to the Grand Canyon Reader Award winners! 2020 Picture Book - Cookiesaurus Rex by Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans  2020 Children’s Non-Fiction Book – Girl Running: Bobbi Gibb and The Boston Marathon by Annette Bay Pimentel 2020 Intermediate Book- The Great Pet Escape by Victoria Jamieson 2020 Tween Book – Refugee [...]

    Early Literacy and School Readiness Programs @ Your Public Library

    Public libraries around Arizona are filling a need for quality early literacy education and school readiness. Many children 0-5 around the state lack access to quality childhood education. Parents and caregivers face new challenges to get their children ready for school as the expectations for what kids need to know before kindergarten have changed. Why [...]