January 2019 Edition
Join Arizona Humanities, Librarian Sarah Herlache from Glendale's Foothills Library, FRANK Talks Facilitator Dr. Jennifer Richter, and Donna Throckmorton from the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records for an informative webinar to learn more about FRANK Talks.

FRANK Talks  are interactive conversations on ideas that matter. FRANK Talks encourage participants to weigh facts, provide the opportunity to put them in context, and consider different points of view on important issues that affect our communities. Join us to learn about our current topics and how to apply for a FREE program at your library!

Thursday, January 10, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Get started on your LSTA 2019 grant by attending a Learn About LSTA Grants workshop or webinar in January. Jaime Ball, Library Development Administrator for the Arizona State Library, will offer guidelines and tips for writing an acceptable Library Services & Technology Act (LSTA) grant. During the face-to-face workshops in Tucson (January 11) and Phoenix (January 16) , participants will actually begin the grant application process.
Workshops are three hours long and webinars are an hour.
Each training includes:
  • an overview of LSTA grants in Arizona, including mini-grants;
  • how to plan a project, based on your own ideas; and
  • tips for writing an LSTA grant application.
This training is designed especially for new applicants, but anyone seeking funds to better serve their communities is welcome!
Facilitated by Dr. Catherine McHugh, participants will discover how to practice emotional self-leadership and “show up” as their best selves. Building off of the “Applying Your Emotional Intelligence” workshops facilitated by Catherine for library employees in the past, participants will learn concepts, strategies, and tools that, when applied, facilitate an increased sense of ease, satisfaction, enthusiasm and motivation at work. By practicing mindful self-awareness, self-regulation, and emotional priming techniques, learners will discover how to choose their emotional and mental state, even when stressed and/or challenged. A secondary benefit results—constructive and uplifted morale of one’s teammates and customers—since mindful and purposeful emotional leadership “infects” others with positive emotions and creates positive “emotional wakes.”

Catherine McHugh, Ph.D. is the founder and president of McHugh Management Consulting, a firm specializing in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and executive coaching. Catherine came to consulting and coaching circuitously. The journey began with engineering studies, was followed by 14 years in manufacturing management, and was rounded out with graduate training in depth psychology. Each step along the way deepened and expanded Catherine’s knowledge, skills, experience, and capacities.

2019 Annual Archives Summit
The 2019 Annual Archives Summit will be held at the Tempe History Museum on January 24 & 25. RSVP to Dennis Preisler or call 602-926-3720.
There are free hotel rooms available at the Hotel Tempe Phoenix Airport 1651 W. Baseline Road, Tempe, for those attendees coming from outside of Maricopa County. Please contact Dennis Preisler or call 602-926-3720 to reserve a room.
New Infopeople Courses
January 29- February 25, 2019
February 5 - March 4, 2019
February 2 - March 4, 2019
Library Development has purchased a selection of registrations for online courses offered by the California State Library's Infopeople. These courses are available to Arizona library staff on a first-come, first-served basis. You will be expected to complete your course and fill out a short evaluation form before enrolling in another.

To learn more about any of these courses, visit the  Infopeople website. Before registering, you will need to email Jaime Ball in order to get registered. Please use your work email to contact her and include your name, email and phone number, and your library's name, library type (public, academic, school, etc.), address and phone number and the name and date of the course you wish to enroll in.
New WebJunction Webinars

January 8, 2019, 1-2 PM
January 23, 2019 1-2 PM

The State Library provides general support to help sponsor WebJunction's popular free webinars. Upcoming webinars are highlighted in the Library Services newsletter. 
Grants & Opportunities
The theme of the 2019 Arizona Library Association Virtual Conference is "What You Don't Learn In Library School". The Conference is open to all interested attendees but intends to focus on professional development for front-line and paraprofessional library staff.

The Virtual Conference will be held on Thursday, April 04, 2019 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm online via WebEx as a partnership with the State Library. Attendance is free of charge. All presentations will be recorded and posted to the AzLA YouTube channel after the Virtual Conference.

Submit this form by January 15, in order to be considered for inclusion in the Conference's programming. The Professional Development Committee will notify all accepted applicants in early 2019.
The Institute of Museum and Library Services has announced the launch of a new initiative: Accelerating Promising Practices for Small Libraries (APP). " This new funding opportunity is designed specifically to strengthen the ability of small and rural libraries, archives, and related organizations to serve their communities, and awards sizes range from $10,000 to $50,000."

Three categories of APP grants are available:
  • Transforming School Library Practice
  • Community Memory
  • Digital Inclusion

Applications are due February 25, 2019, and more details about eligibility can be found in the notice of funding opportunity (PDF 384KB).

A pre-application webinar will be held with program staff to answer questions from potential applicants. It is scheduled for:
Library Services is part of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State. The branches of Library Services include Library Development, the State of Arizona Research Library, the Arizona Talking Book Library, and E-Rate. Library Services programs and activities are supported in part with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Holly Henley
State Librarian and Director of Library Services
Library Services