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Centennial Planning Committee

Current Committee Members | HistoryMission & Responsibilities
Duties of the Committee  |  Projects & Events 

Current Committee Members

Karen Russ, Chair
Ottenheimer Library
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 S. University
Little Rock, AR 72204
[email protected]

Ann Ayres, NBCT
Library Media Specialist
[email protected]
Baker Elementary School
301 NW 3rd Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
Phone: 479.254.5449 school
Cell: 479.871.2011

Jessie Burchfield
UALR Law Library
1203 McMath Ave
Little Rock, AR 72202
(501) 324-9444
[email protected]

Carol Coffey
Library Services Development
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock St.
Little Rock, AR 72201
[email protected]
Ph. 501-918-3008
Fax 501-376-1830

Linda Creibaum
Acquisitions Librarian
Arkansas State University
P.O. Box 2040
State University AR 72467
[email protected]
Phone (870) 972-3354
Fax (870) 972-3519

Anna Edwards
Administrative Assistant
North Arkansas College
1515 Pioneer Drive
Harrison, AR 72601
Ph: 870-391-3122
Fax: 870-391-3245
Cell: 870-391-9192

Deborah Hall
Arkansas State Library
900 West Capitol, Suite 100
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax: 501-682-1899
[email protected]

Jamie Melson
Main Library
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax: 501-376-1830
[email protected]

Holly Mercer
East Central Arkansas Regional Library
410 E. Merriman Ave.
Wynne, AR 72396
[email protected]  

Trish Miller
Remington College, IRC Specialist
119 Remington Dr
Little Rock, AR 72204
5001-312-0007 ext 216

Bob Razer
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Central Arkansas Library System
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, AR 72201
Fax: 501-537-4559
[email protected].org

Jerrie Townsend
Library Director
Phillips Community College UA
2807 Hwy 165 S, Box A
Stuttgart, AR 72160
(870) 673-4201, x1818
(870) 673-8166 (FAX)

Heidi Vix
Huie Library
Henderson State University
Box # 7541
1100 Henderson Street
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
[email protected]


The Arkansas Library Association will be celebrating its centennial around the state and throughout 2011. It will be a year to remember for the Association, and the members past and present.  Special promotions, activities and celebration events will all be part of the festivities.

Planning for this celebration began several years ago when Karen Russ became the Chair for the Centennial Planning Committee.  Karen asked for volunteers and recruited others to accept the opportunity to serve on this four year project.

With a committee together work began and will continue during 2011. Emails, meetings and written correspondence were all utilized while planning this event. Ideas for fundraising included a Centennial Calendar featuring library photos past and present from around our state. The committee also reached out to vendors, guest speakers, sponsors, and others for support of the celebration. A website was created and continued to grow with valuable information as time progressed.

Information regarding the Centennial was sent out to libraries through emails and links by ArLA Roundtables, Divisions, and the Arklib-L mailing list. Working on the committee has been a labor of appreciation for the Arkansas Library Association and its dedicated members. We are excited to assist with the 2011 ArLA conference and the Association's 100th birthday.


Mission & Responsibilities

This is an informal statement since the committee has not yet been given a formal charge. The Centennial Planning Committee is responsible for planning events and materials to recognize the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Arkansas Library Association in 1911.

Duties of the Committee:

Planning special events for the Centennial year.

Projects and Events

Centennial Celebration Calendar

Centennial Website


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