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Professional Development Committee


About Us

The AzLA Professional Development Committee will increase knowledge, skills, and abilities of library and information professionals broadly across the state of Arizona. It will organize and/or coordinate ongoing professional development opportunities, both in person and online, throughout the year. One benefit of being an AzLA member is the professional development opportunities provided, and so this committee will focus its efforts on providing enhanced professional development opportunities for members of AzLA. This Committee will work collaboratively with the State Library’s Continuing Education (CE) Department, the AzLA Annual Conference Planning Committee, and the Membership Committee.

Check out our webinar series and other great AzLA professional development content on the AzLA YouTube channel!


Becky Brendel (July 2015 – present)

Feel free to contact Becky directly if you are interested in serving on this exciting and fun committee!

Committee Members

PLD representative: Petra Pendroff (June 2016 – present)
PLD representative: Michelle Simon (December 2015 – present)
PLD representative: Ken Zambos (January 2016 – present)
SLD representative: Christina Antipa (January 2015 – present)
SLD representative: Ellen Greene (June 2016 – present)
CULD representative: Vacant
Representative from State Library Continuing Education: Ann Marie Creegan (January 2019 – present)
Representative from Conference Planning Committee: Vacant
Teacher-Librarian representative: Patricia Jimenez (December 2015 – present)

Professional Development Funding

This committee manages a $10,000 annual budget to provide opportunities to AzLA members. Read more on the Professional Development Funding page.

View a list of activities successfully funded by the committee.


AzLA members are welcome to join the Professional Development Committee Group.

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AzLA Board Meeting: Online

AzLA Board Meeting: Online

AzLA Board Meeting: Online