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ArLA has supported Arkansas’ academic, public, school, and special libraries for more than 100 years. In that time, we established a state library commission, began an association publication, established salary guidelines, supported the continuing education of librarians, and protected intellectual freedom.

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  • 16 Feb 2024 2:58 PM | DeAnna Dillon (Administrator)

    The ArLA Conference Program Subcommittee is pleased to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the annual ArLA Conference, being held October 2nd - 4th at the Hot Springs Convention Center. This year's conference theme is "The Next Chapter," emphasizing connectedness in the profession by addressing the common misconceptions about libraries.

    We encourage representation from a variety of presenters and programs are not limited to entities currently working within libraries. 

    The deadline for submissions is April 15th!
    ArLA Program Submission Link:

  • 23 Oct 2023 1:09 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Ann Lightsey Children's Librarian Award - Wendy Christy
    Arkansas Intellectual Freedom Award - Adam Webb
    Bessie B. Moore Trustee Award - Karen Harbut
    Distinguished Service Award - Adam Webb
    Frances P. Neal Award - Tina Murdoch
    LaNell Compton Award - Dr. Kay Walter & Elizabeth Parish
    Lorrie Shuff Paraprofessional Award - Jasmine Jobe
    Retta Patrick Award - Quanta Wyatt
    Rising Star Award - Kelsey Gocio
    Suzanne Spurrier Academic Librarian Award - Amy McGohan
    President's Award - Amber Wilson
    Past-President's Recognition - Rachel Shankles
    Scholarship - Keli Wright

  • 8 Jan 2019 8:56 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

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