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: Understanding Copyright Education Needs in Libraries:  Leading from the West

 Date: Thursday, October 13

 Time: 1 - 2pm

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As the COVID pandemic forced libraries and educational institutions to abruptly shift their services to online and hybrid modalities, library staff were facing new and pressing copyright questions from their patrons and colleagues. While the pandemic brought new questions, our everyday work in libraries has always required us to interpret copyright law. With technology changing how documents (of all types and format) are created, shared, and used, library personnel make interpretations of copyright law daily. Read more...

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Webinar

Title: Surviving and Thriving Through Library Challenges

 Date: Tuesday, September 20

 Time: 10 - 11am

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Library workers face many challenges in all facets of the workplace. With book challenges and protestors at programs, it can be difficult to serve our community’s needs. Join two experienced Idaho librarians as they share how to navigate challenges to inclusive programming and collection development while maintaining mental health. 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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