June 2022
A Message from the State Librarian

This summer the State Library is working with a marketing firm to encourage participation by all ages in the Statewide Summer Reading Program at your local libraries. The campaign includes press releases, targeted emails, and media interviews. We hope you will see lots of new registrants!

Happy Summer Reading!

Holly Henley
State Librarian
Events and Deadlines
Mark your calendar for upcoming Training Opportunities, Wisdom Wednesdays, Grant Deadlines and Events.


June 8, 11:00am-12:00pm

June 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

June 15, 11:00am-12:00pm

June 22, 11:00am-12:00pm

June 24

June 29, 11:00am-12:00pm


July 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

July 13, 11:00am-12:00pm

July 20, 11:00am-12:00pm

July 27, 11:00am-12:00pm
AzLA Annual Conference Call for Proposals
We’re moving forward in our libraries and in AzLA. It’s a new day to start fresh with
innovative programming, expand our reach, inspire future leaders, and overcome
challenges. Let’s go beyond expectations!

The Arizona Library Association invites all library and information professionals to submit program proposals for the 2022 AzLA Annual Conference.

Submission Deadline: Extended!!! New deadline to be announced soon!!
Send us your Program Proposals Today AzLA 2022 Call for Proposals

For more information about the submission form, program tracks, presentation requirements, and conference please contact conference.programs@azla.org
Discount Home Internet Service for Arizona
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps families and households' access affordable broadband service so they can connect to work, school, healthcare and more. Eligible households can receive $30 in assistance per month ($75 per month for households on tribal lands) to help pay for internet service. Eligible households can also receive a one-time $100 benefit for devices such as laptops and tablets. Learn more about the ACP. 
Libraries are encouraged to inform communities about this program by sharing outreach materials created and compiled by Connect Arizona.  
Grant Opportunities
PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T 
PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T is designed to support library adoption of the PLA DigitalLearn online courses and training materials developed with support from AT&T, freely available at DigitalLearn.org to help libraries build digital skills in their community. Applications will be accepted May 16–June 10, 2022.

Funds awarded through PLA Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, supported by AT&T will provide the support libraries need to conduct digital literacy training in their community and to promote the PLA and AT&T digital literacy courses. Classes can be conducted either in-person or online.

For more information on how to apply visit the website https://www.ala.org/pla/initiatives/digitalliteracy/incentive.
Training Opportunities
AzLA Professional Development Webinar Series
Date: June 9
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
The recently formed AZLA Diversity Committee will present current projects, the 2021 workforce survey responses and future impact for libraries, and future goals for the committee. The panel will invite interactive feedback from attendees to influence future areas of focus and goals for the Diversity Committee.
Infopeople Courses
Tue, June 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

July 19 - August 8, 2022

Contact Jaime Ball if you are interested in registering for the online course.
WebJunction Webinars
Don’t miss out on the great upcoming webinars being offered on Webjunction. Access to WebJunction’s self-paced online library courses is now available and free to all library staff members. Simply create an account at http://learn.webjunction.org and then explore the catalog of library-focused courses and archived webinars. Certificates of completion will be available to you for any of the courses or archived webinars you complete from the catalog.

Upcoming webinars:
June 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
How can you use an escape room to help inform library patrons about misinformation? Join this webinar to learn about new programming resources for your library!

July 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
This webinar will explore the characteristics of adults with low literacy levels and provide strategies for library staff to support reading literacy in adults.
Conferences & Events
AzLA Annual Conference
Save The Date!
It's A New Day!

It’s a new day for AzLA--starting fresh with innovative programming, expanding our reach, inspiring future leaders, and overcoming challenges for Arizona libraries.
Let’s go beyond expectations!

Our AzLA Annual Conference is back. Please join us October 27-28, 2022 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center in Prescott, Arizona for the return of AzLA's in-person annual conference. Early bird registration opens soon; AzLA member registration starts at $200 and includes breakfast and lunch daily. Pre-conference sessions will be held on October 26, 2022--details coming soon. 
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