AzLA Newsletter

January/February 2021

Feature Librarian – Melissa Rave from Salt River Tribal Library

Name and Location Address: Salt River Tribal LibrarySecond floorWay of Life Facility (WOLF) 11725 E. Indian SchoolScottsdale, AZ 85256 Website: is external)Type: Public libraryTribal Library Way of Life Facility (WOLF) Way of Life Facility (WOLF) aerial view  The Salt River Tribal Library is located within the beautiful Way of Life Facility (WOLF) on the Salt [...]

President’s Message

As I write this message to our membership during the last week of the year, I am wanting, as we all are this time of year, to reflect on the year past. As I reminisce, it is hard to imagine everything we have witnessed all occurred in a single year. That we actually experienced a [...]

2020 AzLA Service Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2020 AzLA Service Award Winners Newton And Betty Rosenzweig Distinguished Service Award   René Tanner René Tanner is an Associate Librarian at Arizona State University in the STEM  Division. She started her career as an academic librarian at Montana State  University in 2008 and joined Arizona State University Library in 2011. She is  currently [...]

The History of the Grand Canyon Reader Award

By Shirley Berow, Grand Canyon Reader Award Co-chair The Grand Canyon Reader Award (GCRA) originated in 1976 as the Arizona Young Readers Award. The first awards were given in the spring of 1977. The early awards were sponsored by the Elementary Education and Library Science Departments at Arizona State University and the University of Arizona.  [...]

AzLA Presents Vision 2020 Webinar Series Recap

by Karly Scarbrough and John Walsh As with everything in 2020, the AzLA Annual Conference was anything but normal. Even the planning of the conference had a host of challenges we never encountered before. It did not start out that way, and even when the statewide stay at home order was announced, we still believed [...]

What’s New for You in Professional Development

Share your expertise and experience.The AzLA Professional Development Committee Monthly Webinar Series is back, and we want you. Submit your webinar proposal here. Submissions will be considered on a monthly basis. The Professional Development Committee wants to add more voices to our group. If you are ready to help shape the direction of AzLA professional [...]