September 2018 Edition
A Message from the State Librarian
It’s Public Library Survey time again. The Arizona State Library collects, edits, and disseminates statistical information on public libraries in the state. This information is shared with the Institute of Museum and Library Services as part of a national effort to collect library data. We are pleased to announce that the Annual Report for 2016-17 is now available online along with spreadsheets showing Administrative Entity and Outlet data , and summary documents showing a Snapshot and the Year in Review

Special thanks to the State Library data team: Janet “Jaime” Ball, Library Development Administrator & current State Data Coordinator (SDC); Chris Guerra, Library Development Project Specialist; and Megan Hammond, Library Services Assistant Administrator & incoming SDC. Jaime has done an outstanding job as the SDC. Megan is transitioning into this role to allow Jaime time to work with new statewide committees being formed to encourage more collaboration between libraries of different types.

The new statistical survey will be opening Monday, September 10th and will close on Monday, November 12th. Completion of the Public Library Survey is a requirement for eligibility to apply for an LSTA sub-grant. 

Please contact Megan or Chris if you have questions or need assistance with the survey.
Last chance to register for the 2018 Arizona Tribal Libraries Digital Inclusion Summit, September 13-14! The theme this year is “Language and Technology,” with training provided by the Arizona State Library and the American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) at UA. This gathering is designed for tribal library staff in Arizona, but is also relevant for individuals interested in using technology to support Native language access and use.

Goals for meeting:
• To increase discussion about the need for digital inclusion in Arizona tribal libraries
• To provide training for Arizona library staff on best practices for digital archiving of language materials
• To provide an overview of freely available digital literacy skills training

Registration has been extend online to September 6, 2018.

Questions? Contact Nicole Umayam at 602-542-6271
Enjoy a host of online courses offered through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. These online offerings cover a wide variety of topics, from broadly focused topics like ' Accessible Library Customer Service ' to more health-focused courses such as ' Community Conversations that Build Trust in Biomedical Research '. You can find these courses on the training section of NNLM’s website. NNLM’s free offerings are also always included in Webjunction's monthly list of free online training opportunities.
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.

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.
New Infopeople Courses
August 28-September 24, 2018
September 11-October 8, 2018
September 18-October 15, 2018
September 25-October 22, 2018
October 2-October 29, 2018
October 2-October 29, 2018
October 16-November 12, 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
September 18, 12-1 PM
September 27, 12-1 PM

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
Applications are opening soon for the Writers in Residence in Libraries Mini-grant Program!

The Arizona State Library's Writers in Residence in Libraries program promotes writing in communities by connecting local, professional authors to serve as Writers in Residence at local libraries. Writers in Residence spend time at the library during their residency composing new works and providing education for community members.

The Writers in Residence Mini-Grant program provides funds for stipends and marketing for two (2) writer’s residencies, each for a three month period. Applying libraries will select two authors to host in their library, one for a residency from February-April and a second for May-July. Recipient libraries will receive a grant of $4,800, designated for writers’ stipends, which is set at $800 per month.

More information can be found on the  Arizona Center for the Book's website. An  informational webinar is available to give more information on the program. For further questions and information, contact  Amy Ledin.
Help your patrons engage with Hispanic Heritage month with a suite of tools from Gale's Biography in Context and U.S. History in Context. Tools for libraries, such as banners, social media posts, program guides, and database scavenger hunts, can be found at Gale's Hispanic Heritage Month Portal.

This Hispanic Heritage Month ,  celebrated from September 15th to October 15th, Gale is highlighting the vital role played by Hispanic-Americans in the U.S. military throughout America's history.
For a more in-depth look at how to use these resources for Hispanic Heritage, you can attend an informational webinar by one of Gale's trainers on September 5th. Registration is available online.
With the Arizona primaries just finished and the November elections on their way, politics is on customers’ minds. Keep them engaged and informed in the political conversation with quality, curated content on Reading Arizona.  With the Reading Arizona collection, customers can access titles written by Arizona Statesmen and Stateswomen, such as Kyrsten Sinema, Gabrielle Giffords, Sandra Day O’Connor, and the late Senator John McCain.   

Reading Arizona is a free ebook & eAudiobook collection on Baker & Taylor’s Axis 360 App offering a curated group of Arizona-specific content.  Reading Arizona is brought to you by the State of Arizona Research Library and is supported with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Arizona Secretary of State.
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