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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    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.

    Arizona’s in-person training will prepare and empower public library staff to facilitate meaningful solar and space science programs for their patrons that build curiosity, knowledge, and inspiration and will be offered as an AzLA pre-conference on October 26 in Prescott, AZ.

    Do Look Up! Upcoming Eclipses 2023/2024 (STAR Library Network) AzLA pre-conference

    October 26, 2023, Prescott, AZ

    Your friends at the STAR Library Network recently received funding to support state and public libraries for the 2023 annular solar eclipse and 2024 total solar eclipse. This half-day conference workshop will prepare and empower library staff to facilitate meaningful solar and space science programs for their patrons to build curiosity, knowledge, and inspiration in advance of these eclipses. Attendees will receive hands-on training on solar telescopes, low-cost methods of solar viewing, and interactive solar and space science programming. Attendees will also be able to sign up for free solar eclipse glasses to distribute to their communities in advance of both eclipses!

    To learn more about the Do Look Up! Upcoming Eclipses 2023/2024 pre-conference go to: https://azla.org/event-4930425

    More information coming soon about Solar Science Kits and other virtual training opportunities.

    Email: dthrockmorton@azlibrary.gov

    Donna Throckmorton
    Library Services Consultant

    Arizona Center for the Book Coordinator
    Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records


  • Thursday, September 15, 2022 2:27 PM | Anonymous


    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. This opportunity is part of a larger initiative – AZ Librarians Enhancing Resilient Rural Communities – that aims to support rural libraries in community efforts that promote local resilience, address inequities, and build community cohesion through capacity-building and training on a variety of topics including disaster response, addressing misinformation, and fundamentals of public health.

    Available funding for this opportunity encompasses priority areas that seek to reduce health and health- related disparities in rural populations in Arizona that may be disproportionately affected by inequities related to geographic isolation, limited resources, and structural policies.

    Mini-Grant Details:

    • Award amount – $5,000/grantee
    • Anticipated number of grantees – 18
    • Applications are being accepted through November 18, 2022, 11:59PM (MST)
    • Selection notification will be sent via email on November 28, 2022
    • Grant project period – December 1, 2022, to May 31, 2023.

    Upcoming Webinars:

    For more information, access the Mini-Grant AzCRH webpage (bit.ly/mini-grant-announcement) and the Request for Proposals Guide (bit.ly/mini-grant-RFP).


    Contact: Lisa Lewis
    president@azla.org

    Contact: Laura Schweers
    schweers@arizona.edu

Arizona Library Association
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Ste C5 #385
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
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