Arizona Library Association

2018 Annual Conference

Libraries Transform Because Access = Opportunity

October 25 - 26, 2018

Mesa Convention Center
Mesa, AZ


2018 Annual Conference

OCTOBER 25th - 26th, 2018 | Mesa Convention Center, Mesa, AZ
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AzLA is proud to announce Ryan J. Dowd, Author of The Librarian’s Guide to Homelessness: An Empathy-Driven Approach to Solving Problems, Preventing Conflict, and Serving Everyone and Director of Hesed House in Aurora, Illinois will be our 2018 AzLA Annual Conference Keynote Speaker.

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A full list of exciting conference programming coming soon! Please check back frequently.


A full list of conference author exhibits coming soon!

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Complete at least 15 of the tasks listed below to be entered in a raffle to win one of the fantastic prizes donated by our exhibitors!

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Resume Review Clinic

The Arizona Library Association will be providing free resume advice at the Resume Review Clinic on Thursday, October 25 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Annual Conference. Please use the linked form to register for a session with one of our resume reviewers, and bring two copies of your resume – one clean copy and one for the reviewer to add comments.


The 2018 AzLA Annual Conference is aimed at transformation from within. Staff are the foundation upon which our libraries are built. Investing in the development of staff strengths and skills in an effort to boost their confidence and productivity is key to igniting the transformations our libraries are so keen to make in the 21st century. Turning meaningful conversations with community members into new programs and experiences that meet their needs begins with a helpful library worker receiving the needed support to try new things and take risks to accomplish goals. This conference is about empowering yourselves and your staff to be the change-makers in our communities as we work together to transform our libraries.

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