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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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  • 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

  • 31 Jul 2019 7:54 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Just wanted to let people know that Wild Apricot has an app for ArLA Members. With it you can:

    • View the member directory
    • View another member's profile
    • Email their fellow members
    • View an event calendar and event details
    • Add event to their device calendar
    • Register for an event and pay the registration fee
    There are versions of the app for Apple as well as Android devices. download for Apple (IOS), go to app store or to For Android users, go to Google Play or to

  • 23 Apr 2019 10:09 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    Registration for YALSA's 2019 symposium, which will take place Nov. 1-3 in Memphis, TN is now open. Now through early bird registration (September 15), those who join YALSA and register for the symposium will be automatically entered for a chance to win free registration for the 2020 YALSA symposium. Additionally, non-members who join YALSA/ALA before registering become eligible to register with the YALSA member rate, apply for a $1,000 symposium travel stipend, gain access to a quarterly journal, additional grants, and more. Joining and then registering often costs less than the non-member rate. Additional events such as pre-conferences, a Graceland tour, and an author luncheon can be added for an extra fee. View the preliminary schedule. Learn more at

  • 22 Apr 2019 9:42 AM | Ronald Russ (Administrator)

    New ArLA Membership Brochure

  • 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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