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Intellectual Freedom Committee Virtual Meeting

2014 AzLA/MPLA Annual Conference
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Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Conference Center
(soon to be the WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center)

10438 North Fort McDowell Road
Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ 85264
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The Arizona Library Association and Mountain Plains Library Association invite all library and information professionals to attend the 2014 AzLA/MPLA Annual Conference, to be held at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Conference Center (soon to be the WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center) in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, November 12 – 14, 2014. 

This year’s joint conference will include attendees from Arizona and from throughout the 12-state Mountain Plains Region. Together, our two associations will highlight the best our libraries have to offer: Creative approaches, new ideas and services, unique collections, and more!

Conference Theme 

"Libraries: The Best of the West!"
Out here on the great frontier, what are your libraries doing not only to stay relevant, but to push the boundaries of library services?  How are your libraries building strong communities?  How do you balance serving your library against connecting with libraries with very different needs and populations?  In the constant duel for limited resources, how do your libraries promote themselves as “the good guys”?  Show off your frontier spirit by sharing the plans and strategies that have made your libraries among “The Best of the West!”

We are no longer accepting program submissions at this time. 


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 Amigos Library Service
Baker & Taylor
Book Systems, Inc.
EBSCO Information Services
Engberg Anderson
Gale Cengage Learning
Kapco Book Protection
Mountain West Digital Library
Mountain Plains Library Association
National Library of Medicine
Perma-Bound Books
Saguaro Books, LLC
Summit Bodyworks
The Child's World, Inc.
University of Arizona - SIRLS
VIP Learning


Online registration will open August 26, 2014. Stay tuned for registration rates and details. 

Awards & Author Events

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General Info


Hotel & Conference Center
Travel & Transportation

The conference will be held at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Conference Center (soon to be the WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center) in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ.

Radisson Fort McDowell Resort (soon to be the WeKoPa Resort & Conference Center) negotiated guest room rates are $119.00 per night for single or double occupancy. All rates are subject to the prevailing state and local taxes at the time of arrival. The current resort tax rate is 12.75%. Guest rooms include in-room coffee, bottled water, Hi-speed Internet, shoe shine, fitness and business center access, daily newspaper, in-room safe and local telephone calls. Click here to make reservations online. Use promotional code AZLA14. To make reservations by phone, call (480) 789-5300 and tell them that you are with the Arizona Library Association Conference.

*Add on a couple days for relaxation!  The conference rate is available to attendees for 3 days prior to or following the conference dates (pending room availability).


Sky Harbor International Airport
Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport


Taxi & Shuttle Service from Sky Harbor
Taxi & Shuttle Service from Phx-Mesa Gateway

Attendees interested in booking a shuttle ride as a group can reserve Super Shuttle's "Exclusive Van". Find rates & details on Super Shuttle's Reservation Page

Local Transportation:

Valley Metro

Things to Do


Lunch included in conference registration.

Radisson Fort McDowell dining options listed here.




Program Schedule

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Raffle & Silent Auction

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Conference Co-Chairs

Claudia León
Casey Van Haren