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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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  • 5 Dec 2019 8:02 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Congratulations to Arkansas librarians Nathalie DeFelice (sponsored by REFORMA) and Tonya Ryals (sponsored by ArLA) as members of the 2020 Class of ALA Emerging Leaders! This year is notable because 100% of participants received scholarships to help with costs! For more information, go to

  • 7 Nov 2019 2:01 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)
    The Arkansas Library Association Bylaws revision was passed by the membership. More information has been provided via email. Thanks to all that voted.
  • 7 Oct 2019 2:35 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Photos of the ArLA/SELA Joint Conference can be found here:

  • 2 Oct 2019 1:01 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2019 ArLA Scholarship winner Alan Robinette. 

  • 2 Oct 2019 1:00 PM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the 2019 ArLA Award Winners:

    Arkansas Intellectual Freedom Award

    Shenise L. McGhee

    Arkansiana Award

    Brooks Blevins

    Lorrie Shuff Paraprofessional Award

    Simone Kirk

    President’s Award

    Lynn A.Valetutti

    Distinguished Service Award

    Gwen Dobbs

    Bessie Moore Trustee Award

    Fayetteville Public Library Board of Trustees

    Suzanne Spurrier Academic Librarian Award

    Jean Waldrop

    Frances P. Neal Award

    Elizabeth Chadburn Mckee

    Rising Star Award

    Sarah Beth Lesko

  • 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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