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President's Message

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Updated: Thursday, January 25, 2018


See AzLA President, Gina Macaluso's Message, here.


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Support AzLA through Fry's Food Community Rewards

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Sunday, January 7, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Now you can support AzLA just by shopping at Fry’s Food! It’s easy when you enroll in Fry’s Community Rewards program. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for us every time you shop and use your V.I.P Card!

How do I get started? Just go to the Fry's Community Rewards Program home page ( and link your Fry's V.I.P. card to the Arizona Library Association.

How do I give? Simply use your Fry's V.I.P. card every time you stop at Fry's and your purchase will be credited to our account. 

Is this a recurring donation or one time? Fry's Community Rewards is an ongoing program that benefits AzLA every time you shop. For AzLA to continue receiving the benefits, you will need to reconnect your V.I.P. card to AzLA after one year. 

How do I know that I've enrolled? You should now see your organization information listed under ‘Community Rewards’ on your account summary page.

Thank you for supporting AzLA!

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“Because of YOU – Libraries Transform!!”- Message from the President

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, November 29, 2017

With the temperatures still in triple digits, it’s hard to believe that it’s fall (but it’s Arizona). By the time this article is published, I will have a little over a month left in my term as President.  I cannot tell you how quickly the year has flown by!  A year ago, I was wondering about what the coming year was going to entail and would I be up to the challenge.  I can say that it has been a privilege to have been elected to represent and lead the Arizona Library Association!  It’s been a year of ups and downs, learning a lot, and getting to know many colleagues throughout Arizona and the United States.


The year started off with a bang with the first YA Summit, held at the Prescott Conference Center.  This huge endeavor was led by Rob Wilson, AzLA Central Representative, and Lauren Regenhart, ALYAS Committee Co-Chair.  The event was truly an example of “Because of YOU – Libraries Transform”.  Many AzLA members, from throughout the state, put a lot of time and effort into this event, and the result was a huge success. This program was funded through an LSTA grant for which the Association is extremely grateful for!


On the heels of the YA Summit, targeting a different AzLA audience, came the first E-Resources Forum, held at the Burton Barr library in Phoenix.  This effort was led by Michael Porter, Chair of the eResources Committee.  This event was also an example of “Because of YOU – Libraries Transform”.  It was a collaboration and discussion between representatives from fifteen eResource vendors and library staff from around the state.  Another resounding success!


We were sorry to lose our Webmaster, Amanda Brite, at the end of the year.  However, within a short period of time, Danielle Angerbauer stepped up and became our Webmaster, and she has been doing a great job ever since. 


October 25-27th is our Annual Conference at the Mesa Convention Center.  We have returned to the Phoenix area this year, after having been in Tucson last year, and Flagstaff the previous year.  This conference is sure to be amazing, due to the leadership of co-chairs Bethany Wilson and Erin Lorandos.  We are trying a different format this year, and want to hear your feedback on the changes.  This conference is for YOU, so we want to do everything we can to benefit all who attend.


It’s been a wonderful year!  I know that the organization will continue to do great things in the future under the leadership of incoming President, Gina Macaluso, and “Because of YOU”! 


Thank you.

Sandy Edwards




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Arizona Archives Alliance (AzAA) Scholarship

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Updated: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Arizona Archives Alliance (AzAA) Scholarship Program in Support of Institutional Internships 

AzAA invites Arizona-based institutions interested in directing archival internships to apply for the AzAA Scholarship Program. A number of grants are available to institutions in support of student internships. Host institutions may also match or contribute to the funds provided by these grants. This year we will be offering grants up to $1,000 each. Projects need to be finite and concise, and not be a part of a larger ongoing project, so that interns can begin and complete one project in its entirety. The objective is to provide interns with hands-on experience working with a wide variety of archival collections in order to gain a better understanding of archival principles and fundamental practices. The institutional host/supervisor will determine project responsibilities, internship length, and learning objectives and outcomes. Upon completion of the internship, the submission of a short written summary detailing the internship experience of both the student intern and the project supervisor will need to be completed and submitted within two months of the project’s end.


How to apply:


If your institution is interested in applying, please complete the grant application and submit to Renee D. James, Internship Coordinator,  by December 31, 2017. Grant awards will be announced on March 1, 2018.

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Library Meet Up

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
There will be a Southern Arizona "Brunch and Bloody Mary's" library meet up in Cochise County this October 15th at 10 am. Please let me know ( if you plan on attending and bring anyone you like. It will take place at the Outside Inn, a quaint little breakfast place with great food and even better natural sunlight. I'm going to attempt to have something social in every area I represent quarterly.

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Election Results

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Monday, October 2, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Voting for the 2018 AzLA Officers has been closed.  I want to thank the Elections Committee, chaired by Amber Mathewson, Past-President, and her members, Gina Macaluso, President-Elect; Petra Pendroff, Secretary; Rob Wilson, Central Representative; Emily Scherrer, Southern Representative; and Danielle Angerbauer, Northern Representative for their work on the elections.


Thank you to all of those who were willing to run for office, and to those who voted for the new Officers.   If you were not elected to a board position, Divisions and Committees are always looking for members and we’d love to have you!  Besides, there will be positions available again for 2019.


I am pleased to announce the following new officers for the year 2018:


               President-Elect: Michelle Simon, Pima County PL

               Treasurer:           Rene Tanner, ASU

               Central Az Rep:  Dale Savage, State Library

               MPLA Rep:         Cherise Mead, Mesa PL


The proposed by-law change was APPROVED, so that change will be incorporated into the By-laws.


The 2017 Annual Conference is only one month away, so if you haven’t already registered, please do so soon!  Our block of rooms at the hotel closes on Monday, October 2, 2017, so if you need to book your room, please do so as soon as possible.

Sandy Edwards

AzLA President

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Volunteer Application Now Closed

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Friday, September 15, 2017

Thank you to everyone who applied to volunteer for the AzLA 2017 Conference.  At this time the volunteer application is closed.


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AzLA Service Award Nominations Date Extended!

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017

Each year AzLA gives Service Awards to individuals and groups making a difference in Arizona libraries. These awards are presented at the AzLA Awards Luncheon at the Annual Conference. 


Nominations for an AzLA Service Award include the 2017 Nomination Form together with a minimum of two (2) additional letters of support. Deadline to submit  is August 28, 2017


View the past service and book award recipients. The nomination form is here.

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Volunteer at the 2017 Conference

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Saturday, August 12, 2017
Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017

2017 AzLA Conference Volunteer Application

This year, volunteering at the AZLA conference has been restructured in an effort to streamline planning and scheduling processes. Volunteers chosen this year must be available to work for 3-4 hours each day of the conference (Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday). Shifts might be scheduled as early as 9:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 25th through 12:00 p.m. Friday, October 27th.


If chosen as a volunteer, you must also attend a virtual orientation with the AzLA Conference Volunteer Coordinator, Christine Dykgraaf, before you are eligible to work your hours at conference. In exchange for your volunteer commitment, you will receive full conference registration including lunches. This does not include mileage or hotel expenses.


Registering as a volunteer does not guarantee a spot as a volunteer this year. Volunteer registration opens on August 11th and will close by end of business (AZ time) on August 25th so that those not chosen still have time to register at the early bird conference rates.


If you have any questions about this new procedure, please contact Christine Dykgraaf at 520-594-5445 or


Volunteer Now

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2017 Conference Scholarships

Posted By Danielle Angerbauer, Saturday, August 12, 2017
Updated: Thursday, August 17, 2017

AzLA Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded by AzLA, and covers the full-conference fee only. Additional fees such as lodging and travel expenses are not included. Previous scholarship recipients are not eligible.


Scholarship Requirements


  • Must be a current member of AzLA
  • Recipient agrees to write an essay to be published in the AzLA Newsletter or website and include a digital image
  • Recipient agrees to volunteer a minimum of 2 hours at the AzLA 2017 Conference
  • Recipient’s employer or school is not financially supporting AzLA Conference attendance


Note: Do not register for the conference until you have been notified regarding your scholarship status.


Apply by September 1, 2017 for consideration.


Note: Make sure to register if you want to take advantage of the early bird pricing, which ends September 4th.  Select the bill me option so that if you are not awarded a scholarship you can still receive the early bird pricing.


Please visit to learn more.


Questions? Contact Donna Throckmorton at


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