June 2018 Edition
We are very happy to be consolidating the four Library Services branches in two physical facilities in close proximity, the Polly Rosenbaum Archives and History Building and the former Records Center. As one of a number of steps in the multi-year plan, the Library Development branch of the State Library moved their offices last month. Phone numbers and emails remain the same for contacting Library Development team members. The fax number will also be unchanged. Only the physical address is different.

Library Development Branch
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records
A Division of the Secretary of State                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
1919 West Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85009
602-542-6200 phone
602-542-3260 fax

The Research Library is continuing to pack and move collections to the Rosenbaum building with plans for the collections and staff to be completely out of the Historic Capitol building by the end of June.
The Arizona State Library, Arizona Science Center and the Yuma County Library District are collaborating to host educator trainings on  Leap into Science  Workshops.
Leap into Science  is a nationwide program developed by The Franklin Institute Science Museum that integrates open-ended science activities with children’s books, designed for children ages 3-10 and their families. The program empowers educators to offer workshops in community settings like libraries, museums, and out-of-school time programs to engage underserved audiences in accessible and familiar settings.

All library staff are welcome to attend these trainings. For those interested in education beyond the one-day training, Leap into Science also offers an opportunity for participants to become an Educator and receive more extensive materials, ongoing support and the opportunity to become part of a national network of Educators. In order to be eligible to become an Educator, participants must: 

  • Lead at least three workshops per year for children and families
  • Lead an event during National Leap into Science Week (last week of February)
  • Participate in quarterly calls for trained educators in your state
  • Complete brief online surveys after each event and at end of program year

Educators are also eligible to receive one set of curriculum and a Leap into Science: Balance kit. To apply to receive a Leap into Science: Balance kit  please  complete the Commitment Questions here . (Only one application per organization/branch.)
Leap into Science is funded and supported by National Science Foundation, and led by  The Franklin Institute  and The National Girls Collaborative Project . The trainings will be led by the Arizona Leadership team, including Alyson Walker from the Arizona Science Center, Hannah Stewart from the Yuma County Library District, and Donna Throckmortan from the Arizona State Library.
The First Things First Early Childhood Summit brings together professionals, stakeholders and supporters of early childhood education and health to share innovative strategies, research and best practices that help kids be ready for school and set for life.

Ensuring that our youngest kids arrive at kindergarten prepared to succeed requires all parts of the early childhood system to work together, and the Summit offers an exciting opportunity to build both the knowledge and relationships critical to our collective success.

Make your plans to attend August 27-28 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Early bird rates are available until July 22nd. If you attend, be sure to stop by the Arizona State Library's Leap into Science Session.
Do you have patrons who suffer from vision loss, or would you like to learn about the services and technology available to these patrons? BARD stands for Braile and Audio Reading Download, and is a web-based service that provides access to thousands of braille and encrypted audio books, magazines, and music scores available from the National Library Service at the Library of Congress.

Come and learn how to navigate the world of books through the BARD website and BARD Mobile (iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch) and BARD Express (Android smartphones, tablets). Talking Book Library patrons, family members and public library staff are encouraged to come and learn how to download from the BARD website. In this class we will teach you:

  1. How to use either the BARD website or the mobile app to download books. We will even help you sign up for BARD.
  2. How to unzip a file and transfer it to cartridge.
  3. How to use BARD Express.

BARD Mobile
  1. How to install.
  2. How to navigate through the BARD app.
  3. How to delete a book.

To take this class, you must be a patron of the Arizona Talking Book Library or a family member of a patron of the Arizona Talking Book Library. Public library staff may attend the training in order to learn how to assist their patrons, but they will not be able to download the BARD App. To register for this service, please call at 602-255-5578 (or 800-255-5578) and go to the online application .

This training will take place on June 20th at the Talking Book Library. Registration is available online.

If a patron signs up to learn about BARD Mobile or BARD Express, they will need to bring their device with them.
New Infopeople Courses
May 29-June 25, 2018
June 5-July 2, 2018
June 12-July 9, 2018
June 12-July 9, 2018

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 Dale Savage, to receive a coupon code. Please use your work email and include your name, email and phone number, and your library's name, library type, address and phone number and the course you wish to enroll in.
New Webjunction Webinars
June 12, 12-1 PM
June 13, 11-11:30 AM

The State Library provides general support to help sponsor Webjunction's popular free webinars. These webinars will continue to be highlighted in the Library Services newsletter. Webjunction also provides a conglomerated monthly list of free online training for library staff.
Grants & Opportunities
The Arizona State Fair Read & Ride program encourages students grades K-6 to read by offering state-fair related prizes and contests to kids. The winners of the Read & Ride Bookmark Design Contest have just been announced. These three designs, created by Arizona K-6 students, highlight the theme of “AmazingAZ." These bookmarks are available to libraries to distribute to their patrons, courtesy of the State Fair Read & Ride Program. To request bookmarks for your library, simply contact in fo@azstatefair.com with the information below.

Contact Name:
Phone Number for Delivery:
Address for Mailing:
This is a column where we share some of the Research Library’s reference questions. If you or one of your patrons has a question for us, contact us  here .
Question : I found an old stock certificate? Am I a millionaire now? 
Answer : Well, it often depends on whether or not the company is still in business. If the company existed later than 2003, patrons may find information in  Reference USA , which is a database available from the State Library. For older businesses, the Library of Congress has a  Guide to Business History Resources  that points patrons to a variety of resources.
For Arizona business history and stock certificate information, the Arizona Corporation Commission is the patron’s best bet.
The Arizona Corporation Commission  can be contacted for information regarding old stock certificates at the following:
Corporate Records 1300 W. Washington, Rm. 101, 
Phoenix, AZ 85007 Old stock certificates info: 602-542-3026 

By mail, send photocopy of the front and back of the stock certificate, plus $5.00 to the above address. Allow 3 - 4 weeks.

Finally, private companies also research old stock certificates for a fee.
The theme for Summer Reading 2018 is Reading Rocks! and the Books & Authors homepage has been customized to support the Summer Reading in Arizona public libraries. The campaign is centered around highlighting a total of 94 books from the following genres: Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Young Adults, Pre-Teens and Kids. Each book has a music theme and has a hyperlinked recommended read-a-like title. Attached is the full list of books that we are highlighting as a part of Summer Reading.
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