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: Coloring Between the Walls: Using Art to Expand Patron Consciousness, Create Connections, and Provide Beauty

 Date: Thursday, February 9, 2023

 Time: 1 - 2pm

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Libraries are filled with physical materials. But what do you do when the materials are worn out or if you have an excess? How can we use them to build relationships in the community?

Karina Wilhelm, manager of the ASU Design and the Arts Library, and Ellen Meissinger, ASU art professor, have collaborated on nine annual student art exhibits at the library. With an emphasis on sustainability, students in Meissinger’s Art on Paper class are given maps withdrawn from the library and then assigned to repurpose the maps using an exhibit theme chosen by the class.


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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