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2013 Conference
The 2013 AzLA Conference Charity is The Louise A. Stephens Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship provides annual support to students enrolled in the University of Arizona's School of Information Resources and Library Sciences program.

Conference attendees can donate to the scholarship by participating in a raffle during the conference. Multiple prizes will be offered. Purchase raffle tickets at the AzLA booth for $2 each or 3 for $5. Drawings will be held on Thursday and Friday during the last no-conflict time in the conference schedule. A list of raffle winners will be posted at the AzLA booth each day. Participants must be present to win. Conference attendees can also donate by cash or check.

Schedule of Programs AzLA 2013

Online registration will open on August 26, 2013.

Full Conference                 Early Bird Rates        Regular Rates
                                           (08/26-10/11)          (10/12-11/4)

AzLA Regular Member             $110.00                     $115.00

Non-Member                             215.00                       240.00
Student Member                       50.00                           50.00

Student Non-Member               95.00                            95.00

Nonsalaried Member                50.00                            75.00

One Day

AzLA Member                           $90                                 $115.00

Non-Member                            190.00                               205.00
Student Member                        50.00                                 50.00
Student Non-Member                 95.00                                95.00
Nonsalaried Member                  50.00                                75.00
Virtual Conference

A limited number of sessions will be recorded for viewing after the conference.

Preconference (register by 11/1)*

Half Day session (each) - $65.00

Full Day session - $110.00

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Conference Information

The AzLA conference caters to all interests and all levels of knowledge. There will be many programs to choose from including half-day preconferences, hour-long programs, roundtables and poster sessions, and simultaneous 15-minute long blitz sessions. In addition, there will be luncheons, award events, a silent auction, gift baskets to bid on, networking opportunities and vendor booths to visit.

Excellent programs are at the heart of the conference. Please share your knowledge and ideas and submit a program and remember to encourage others to as well. The programs are focused on six tracks:

    Leadership & Staff Development - Explore leadership, management, and organizational/career development issues, trends, and best practices.
    Children & Young Adults - Share exciting, practical, and theoretical ideas and information about serving children and young adults.
    Information Literacy & Teaching - Focus on instruction techniques, theory, information literacy, and classroom trends and topics.
    User Services - Explore collection development topics, new trends in designing user spaces, and improving public services.
    Technology & Tech Services - Explore ideas and information about digital library issues, metadata standards, and hot new technology trends.
    Library Outreach, Marketing and Advocacy - Teach others how to create partnerships, be aware of legislative issues, advocate for libraries, and utilize new marketing techniques and ideas.

The conference will be held at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort and Conference Center in Scottsdale/Fountain Hills, AZ.
Hotel Information:

Radisson Fort McDowell Resort negotiated guest room rates are $129.00 per night. All rates are subject to the prevailing state and local taxes at the time of arrival. The current resort tax rate is 12.75%. Reservations must be made by Friday, October 11, 2013 to receive the discounted rate. 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. To make reservations by phone, call (480) 789-5300 and tell them that you are with the Arizona Library Association Conference.

Volunteer at the Conference

Planning on attending the 2013 AzLA Annual Conference? Would you be willing to volunteer an hour (or more) at the AzLA registration desk or the AzLA Membership booth? Volunteers are needed each day of the conference. This is a great opportunity to create career connections and serve your professional organization.

AzLA members who are interested in volunteering, please contact Christina Buckles at If you are volunteering for a particular area, please include that in the email.

Students - if you're currently enrolled in a library school program and are a current AzLA member, volunteer for 3 hours and attend the conference for free!  Fill out the Student Volunteer application and send it to Christina Buckles at by September 16, 2013 for consideration.
AzLA Scholarships

We will be rewarding 5 scholarships that cover the full conference registration fee. Recipients must be current AzLA members, agree to write an article about the conference for an AzLA publication, and volunteer for 2 hours at the conference. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is September 1st.
Arizona State Library Scholarships

All library personnel employed full-time in Arizona libraries are eligible to apply for a scholarship in order to attend continuing education events. These scholarships are funded with Library Services and Technology Act funds. As such, these scholarships may be granted only when federal funds are available. Awards to library personnel will be made for continuing education activities such as a workshop, institute or conference. Under this program awards are not available for formal library courses through a university or community college.

The scholarships may include the cost of conference fees, room and board, and travel. An applicant may apply for workshop fees and expenses not to exceed $1,000.00. Scholarships must be submitted at least 60 days before the conference. See the State Library webpage for details.
Conference Contacts

Contact the AzLA Association Management Office for questions about registering for the conference or if you need assistance with your username and password. They can be reached at 480-609-3999 or

Conference Co-Chairs:

Rene Tanner

Ginny Pannabecker

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