President’s Message

Dear AzLA members, colleagues, and friends, It has been one year since I wrote my first President’s message that reintroduced the AzLA Newsletter. As Fall approaches, and the end of my presidency, I look back on that first message and reflect on this past year. There are a number of decisions I wished I made […]

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, […]

President’s Message – May/June 2021

Greetings my friends in librarianship. If you are reading this message, I am still the President of AzLA and thank the Board for allowing me to continue in this service to you all. Most likely members are not aware that I have been working on the development of an AzLA  land acknowledgement statement for over […]

President’s Message – March/April 2021

Can you believe that in the 21st century, the second decade of the 21st Century, that Civil Rights remain the biggest social issue of our generation? Look at what is going on. When we see the Supreme Court overturning elements of the Voting Rights Act. And you know it is only to prevent the marginalized […]

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 […]

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 […]

President’s Message – September/October 2020

Dear AzLA members, colleagues, and friends, Happy Fall everyone (Autumn Equinox 2020, Tuesday, September 22 @ 6:30 AM MST). Fall has always been one of my favorite times of year. The temperatures start to cool (hopefully!!), the students return to school (hopefully!), and this Fall, I am looking forward to AzLA’s upcoming virtual events. The […]

President’s Message – August Teaser 2020

Dear AzLA members, colleagues, and Friends, 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 am proud to be part of […]

President’s Message

At the start of a race, I am exhilarated. In the middle, I doubt I will make it. A the finish line, I feel a burst of energy. It was the same for my year as President. Thank you to our Executive Board and Committee Chairs. I look forward to an amazing conference.