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ArLA August Member Spotlight: Britt Anne Murphy

19 Aug 2021

Britt Anne Murphy Leanning Over the Encyclopaedia Brittanica

“Britt Anne Murphy is the longtime managing editor of Arkansas Libraries, the official journal of the Arkansas Library Association. People may not know that she served as associate editor for many years as well, going back to the early 2000's. She has worked tirelessly to put out a quality journal year after year. And it shows. She has also served as Chair of the Pandemic Response Committee and spearheaded the mask initiative, which provided free masks to over 200 institutions. In addition, she is a past winner of the Suzanne Spurrier and Distinguished Service awards. While I can continue, I can think of no one better to nominate for an ArLA Member Spotlight.” This quote is from Ron Russ. 

Applications for the Arkansas Library Leadership Institute (ALL-In) Are Open!

13 Aug 2021

Applications for the Arkansas Library Leadership Institute (ALL-In) 2022 program are now open. ALL-In is an intensive professional development opportunity for library workers in the state of Arkansas who want to grow as leaders by:

  • ·         Identifying both personal strengths and areas for development;
  • ·         Improving the ability to communicate and connect with coworkers and library stakeholders; and
  • ·         Growing one’s vision of excellent library service through a peer learning experience.

The Institute is not just for library workers with an MLS or with “Director” or “Manager” in their titles or for those who work in public services. Past participants have included catalogers, reference librarians, archivists, directors, paraprofessionals, and more. No title is too large or too small to be considered for the Institute.

Library staff from all types of libraries are encouraged to apply. Past participants have come from academic, public, school, and special libraries, and from both public and private institutions.

Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2021 at 10 a.m. CDT. There will be an informational webinar on Wednesday, August 25 at 3:30 p.m. The webinar will be recorded for those who aren’t able to attend. Attending or viewing the webinar before submitting your application is encouraged.

More information about the Institute is available on the ASL website:


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