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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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  • 28 Oct 2020 7:25 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2020 ArLA Award & Scholarship Winners:

    Ann Lightsey Children's Librarian Award - Brittany Chavez
    Arkansas Intellectual Freedom Award -
    Pridefest Committee from William F. Laman Public Library System in N. Little Rock, Arkansas:  Members of the committee Richard Theilig, Chris Thompson, Adam Branscum, Robin Campbell, Chance Griebel, Lena Hill, Lilith MacFarlin, Shelbie Reed, Michael Thornton, Dominic Watada and Jonathan Webb.
    Arkansas Library Association President's Award - Ron Russ
    Bessie Moore Trustee Award -
    William C. Horrell
    Distinguished Service Award -
    Edward Fontenette
    Francis P. Neal Award - Carolyn Ashcraft
    LaNell Compton Award -
    A. Blake Denton
    Lorrie Shuff Paraprofessional Award -
    Rebecca Fischer
    Retta Patrick Award -
    Chelsey Turner
    Rising Star Award -
    Adam Branscum
    Suzanne Spurrier Academic Librarian Award -
    Lauri Wilson
    ArLA Scholarship Winner -
    Doris Elizabeth Hurtado

  • 19 Oct 2020 10:46 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Here are your officers for 2021:

    ArLA Vice-President/President Elect:-Rachel Shankles
    ArLA Treasurer-Elect: Kristen Cooke
    ArLA Secretary: Janice Weddle
    ArLA Members at Large: Carol Coffey, Nithin Lakshmana, Ronald Russ, and Jennifer Wann
    SELA Representative: Emily Rozario

    All of the Bylaws revisions passed. They will be enacted for 2021.

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