Building Strong Libraries Together

The Mission Statement of AzLA

The mission of the Arizona Library Association shall be to promote library service and librarianship in libraries of all types in the state of Arizona.

AzLA Accomplishments

  • Developed statewide materials purchasing contracts
  • Lobbied and obtained the end of use taxes on books
  • Provide continuing education credits for school librarians
  • Sponsor the Horner Fellowship
  • Provide regional forums to obtain statewide input to the association
  • Nominate young librarians to the Snowbird Leadership Institute

Professional Development Webinar Series

Title: Library Advocacy from A to Z: What to expect during this year's Legislative Session

 Date: Thursday, December 8

 Time: 1 - 2pm

Registration Link:

n 2022, states across the country enacted legislation meant to censor and restrict library services and the right to access information. In Arizona, Governor Ducey signed HB 2439 into law, which requires school libraries to post all titles purchased for the collection for 60 days after approval. Join Erin MacFarlane and Jessica Rainbow to learn more about what to expect for the 2023 legislative session, and how you can help advocate for fREADom. Read more...

Mini-Grant Opportunity for AZ Small and Rural Public Libraries

The Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) in partnership with the Arizona Library Association (AzLA) is announcing a mini-grant opportunity for Arizona “small and rural” public libraries (read more...)

Two Solar Eclipses Coming to North America!

Two Solar Eclipses Coming to North America!

Annular Eclipse, Saturday, October 14, 2023

Total Eclipse, Monday, April 8, 2024

Thanks to a generous grant from the Betty and Gordon Moore foundation, the STAR Library Network will support state and public libraries for the 2023 annular solar eclipse and 2024 total solar eclipse by providing solar eclipse glasses, solar science kits, and in-person and virtual training. (read more...)

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