eResource Special Interest Group Forming
Librarians and library staff members from all types of libraries are invited to be charter members of a new AzLA Special Interest Group. The eResource group proposes to plan and promote ways to learn about and share content-based online resources, including databases, ebooks and related content.
Common Issues & Goals:
- To share information on new and model e-content projects, platforms and tools, including both locally developed and commercially purchased.
- To share information on statewide e-content projects.
- To work together to develop resources to enhance the library users’ online experience.
- To further working relationships between all types of libraries around e-content.
- Host an annual, day-long eResources forum. The forum will include presentations and panels on research, trends, issues and the future of digital libraries.
- Host two webinars showcasing new e-content projects.
- Organize and sponsor an annual program at the AzLA conference, and hold an annual business meeting at the conference.
- Share information in the AzLA newsletter and through a listserv.
- Host quarterly Interest Group Council and Planning Meetings, which are open to all members.
To get started, we need to recruit at least 25 charter members, and officers – chair, vice chair, immediate past chair and recorder. As this is an AzLA group, members and officers need to be AzLA members.
If you’d like to be a charter member, are willing to be an officer, or would just like more information, contact Laura Stone, Digital Content Director, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone, 602-926-3469.
2015 Horner Fellow Selected
The Horner Fellowship Committee has selected David Brown of Casa Grande Public Library as a Fellow for the Horner Japanese Exchange Fellowship. The program was established in 1989 under the auspices of the Arizona Library Association through the generosity and foresight of the late Dr. Layton "Jack" Horner and his wife, Marian. The mission of this unique fellowship is to foster cultural and informational exchanges between librarians from Japan and from the State of Arizona. Brown will journey to Japan in October to learn traditional Japanese puppetry, while also sharing his knowledge of Western European and contemporary American puppetry with his Japanese colleagues.