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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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  • 22 Nov 2023 8:48 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Tammie Evans, John McGraw, Sarah Mallory, and Britt Murphy have graciously stepped up to run for the vacant Member-at-Large position. The voting will take place between December 3 - December 9. Ballot links will be sent out to current ArLA Members via email. The vote will be tabulated by the Nominations & Elections Committee. Bios of the candidates can be found on the ArLA Special Elections page. Best wishes to all of the candidates.

  • 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

  • 23 May 2022 1:51 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Do you know someone who is doing amazing work, accomplished a major project, or just all-around friendly and helpful here in the Arkansas Library community?  If so, please click here to nominate that co-worker, colleague, supervisor, or director here.  Once a month, a different person will be highlighted on the ArLA website and social media.

  • 8 Jan 2019 8:56 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)
    ARKLIB-L is an online mailing list for those interested in Arkansas Libraries and related topics. It is free and open to the public. It has also been used to disseminate information to ArLA Members. For more information and to sign up, go to You can also use that page for maintaining your subscription.

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