Event calendar

    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 01, 2023
    • 6:00 PM

    The Arizona Library Association invites you to the 2023 AzLA Annual Conference on October 19 and 20, 2023 at the We Ko Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell, Arizona.  All exhibitor logos will be posted on our website and in our conference program.

    AzLA is the best opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their products and services to hundreds of people with purchasing power from libraries across the state of Arizona. 

    Become an Exhibitor TODAY!

    • Friday, March 10, 2023
    • 8:00 AM
    • Sunday, October 01, 2023
    • 6:00 PM

    The Arizona Library Association invites you to the 2023 AzLA Annual Conference on October 19 and 20, 2023 at the We Ko Pa Casino Resort in Fort McDowell, Arizona.  All sponsorships will be recognized on our website and in our conference program.

    AzLA Annual Conference is the largest educational, networking, and exhibition event for Arizona Library professionals and staff, where we celebrate libraries.

    Become an Sponsor TODAY!

    • Tuesday, April 04, 2023
    • Thursday, April 06, 2023
    • Crown Plaza San Marcos Hotel, One S San Marcos Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225

    AZ YA Summit 2023 

    Spring into Library Services for Teens

    April 4 - 6, 2023

    Chandler, AZ

    The AZ YA Summit will provide opportunities for Arizona’s library professionals that serve teens, to network with each other and learn from experts.


    Through a collaboration with the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records and the Arizona Library Association, the AZ YA Summit will connect and enlighten library staff in public and school libraries on best practices for meaningfully engaging teens.


    Our objective is that library staff will feel supported in the important work they do and through continuing education, library staff will be positioned to support teens to develop 21st Century Skills and transition to adulthood.

    For a complete schedule, go HERE.

    Conference Cancellation Policy

    All registration cancellations and refund requests for the event must be made in writing by March 21. Please submit any cancellation requests by email to ya.summit@azla.org. No telephone cancellations/refund requests can be accepted.

    After March 21, no requests for refunds will be accepted and no exceptions will be made to the policy. Registrations made after March 21, are non-refundable.

    Substitutions of registrations are permitted prior to the conference and must be made in writing. Please submit any substitution requests by email to ya.summit@azla.org. No telephone substitution requests can be accepted. 

    Hotel Reservation Information 

    If you would like to book a room at the San Marcos at the $169 Summit rate, you can call the reservation center at 1-877-685-5594 and reference block code "ZW6", or use the booking link.  

    Keep in mind when receiving a confirmation letter from making a reservation online, or through the call center it will automatically show a resort fee.  This is an IHG standard, however, since this has been waived for the Summit, the hotel will absorb that fee upon check in.  

    Cancellations less than 48 hours prior to arrival or No Shows will result in a charge equal to one night’s room and tax.  The Summit rooms cutoff date is 03/05/23.   Any rooms needed after the cutoff date can be booked based on availability and need to be done directly through the Group Rooms Coordinator, Natalie Soqui <natalie.soqui@sanmarcosresort.com> or 480-857-4411.

    • Thursday, April 13, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Zoom Webinar

    Title: Integrating STEM through Literature 

    Date: April 13, 2023

    Time: 1 pm

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XZNhGSytRaKFU_9DO0krtg

    Program Description:

    Participants will:

    -Utilize the engineering design process to design a solution to a problem identified in literature.

    -Synthesize STEM, the science and engineering practices and the engineering design process in order to inspire student creativity and increase student interest in reading.


    Judith Lozoya graduated from ASU with a Bachelors in Education in 2010. She then graduated from GCU with a Masters in Educational Technology in 2013. She taught middle school science in the West Valley for 12 years. She is now a Professional Development Facilitator sharing and teaching my expertise to educators around the valley.

    • Thursday, May 11, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    Title: No Shushing Required: Fun Activities in a High School Library

    Date: May 11, 2023

    Time: 1 pm

    Registration Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y7OdmZaSQjuCsUwufOk9tw

    Program Description:

    This session will reflect four activities designed to keep the author's school library experience alive to the students and teachers as they re-enter the physical school universe but at the same time follow some social and physical distancing rules. The projects presented in the session are Book Tasting, Lunch Time Games, Book March Madness, and Creative Workshops. The presentation will contain a definition of each program and pictures to engage the audience visually.


    Monica Lourenco started her career in education by teaching preschool students in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As an adult, she moved to the United States, pursued her doctoral degree in Education, and for 15 years, she taught students with special needs. Monica's passion for books, information, and literature inspired her to go back to school in January 2019 and pursue her master’s degree in Library and Information Science, through the University of Arizona. She graduated in May 2021. This is her third year as a High School Librarian, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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