ArLA Supports IMLS

The Executive Board of the Arkansas Library Association (ArLA) voted unanimously to adopt “A Resolution Supporting the Institute of Museum and Library Services” during its board meeting on Friday, April 21, 2017. 

The resolution is the state library association’s formal response to United States President Donald Trump’s FY2018 Budget Blueprint released on March 16, 2017.  The proposed budget eliminates the agency budget of the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  

Read “A Resolution Supporting the Institute of Museum and Library Services to learn more!  

The Arkansas Library Association seeks support from citizens across the Natural State to join our advocacy efforts to save IMLS.  Locate contact information for elected officials and help ArLA support IMLS at

ArLA Changing Management Companies

Arkansas Library Association is in the process of changing management companies.  We regret that this change may create some confusion while ArLA is changing mailing address, phone number, and bank accounts.
The new management company is:

Prime Management Services Inc.
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216
email: [email protected]

The contact person at Prime Management is Maureen Huseman. She will be the one answering the [email protected] email.

Support the Arkansas Traveler Project

Dear Library Friends,
Contact your legislator to support Arkansas Libraries and the Arkansas Traveler Database Project.
An email is already prepared for you to send at
EVERYONE is encouraged to Take Action!  We need officials to hear from as many Arkansas residents as possible! 
Share widely with anyone who LOVES LIBRARIES and uses Traveler Databases!  If you post on social media, use #saveIMLS.

2016 ArLA Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2016 Arkansas Library Association Award Winners:

Ann Lightsey Children’s Librarian Award: Lisa Donovan
Distinguished Service Award: Donna McDonald
Frances P. Neal: Dr. Bobby Roberts
LaNell Compton: Sue Ann Pekel
Lorrie Shuff Paraprofessional Award: Lisa Holiman
Suzanne Spurrier Academic Librarian Award: Rebecka Virden
President’s Award: Ron Russ

More information about the ArLA Awards can be found at