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Kilker, Jean

Jul 21, 2023, 9:12:45 PM7/21/23
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Please see all the good information below and be sure to remind any who are new to your district to join AZLA and the Teacher Librarian Division.

Jean Kilker, M.A. M.Ed. NBPTS


Maryvale High School


ALA Libraries Ready to Code Grant

CARES Act Grant AZ Dept of Library Archives and Public Records

AZ Humanities Council Grant for Voracious Readers at MVHS

Chair Teacher Librarian Division of AZLA


A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.  The man who never reads lives only one.   --George R.R. Martin


From: Donna Throckmorton <dthroc...@azlibrary.gov>
Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 12:14 PM
Subject: School Library News from the Arizona State Library

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Science Buddies mission is to inspire and educate students of all ages with hands-on STEM explorations that reflect their unique personal interests. By providing highly personalized educational experiences, we drive student discovery, engagement, and learning in STEM subjects.



Learn about the many State Symbols of Arizona

You may already know that the Arizona's Five C's are: Copper, Cattle, Cotton, Citrus and Climate but did you know we have an official state neckwear?


AMPlify Your Research: Resources for Teachers – on demand webinar (30 min.)

The Arizona Memory Project contains over 200,000 primary source and secondary source materials. These include documents, images, books, maps, newspapers, city directories, periodicals, oral histories, and more. To help organize these materials, the Arizona Memory Project also has Arizona Research Topics that compile materials related to the same topic or theme. Join us as we share how the Arizona Memory Project can help teachers and students in the classroom.


PCI Webinar: Making Inclusion Visible in the Classroom and at the library

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023

(Attend live or register to receive a link to the recorded webinar.)

The library is a great place to model inclusionary practices. By making sure that all students have access to the same resources and materials, we can help create an environment where everyone feels welcome. By providing a variety of books and materials that represent diverse cultures and experiences, we can help students learn about and appreciate the world around them.


Nominations open for the I Love My Librarian Award

ALA is inviting library users to submit nominations for the I Love My Librarian Award through September 30, 2023-ten amazing librarians will receive $5,000 and the honor of a lifetime. School librarians change lives in their communities every day, so please spread the word about this life-changing opportunity! Promotional tools including graphics, social media copy, and a sample press release are all available on the award website.


AZ Reads – K-12 Literacy Initiative

Arizona Humanities invites K-12 educators to support their humanities-based literacy programs through AZ Reads! AZ Reads provides funding and resources for innovative and engaging programs led by Arizona educators in partnership with K-12 schools and nonprofits that serve Arizona schools.

Read the Call for Proposals here!

Eligibility: K-12 institutions and nonprofits that serve K-12 institutions that provide humanities-based literacy programs.


Application Opens: August 1, 2023

Application Deadline: August 31, 2023

Funding Period: September 30, 2023 – June 1, 2024


Beyond Words Dollar General Grants

Beyond Words is a disaster relief fund for public school libraries in Dollar General store communities. Grants are awarded to public school libraries that have incurred substantial damage or hardship due to a natural disaster, fire or an act recognized by the federal government as terrorism.


Eligibility Requirements:

·       A public school with a pre-existing school library

·       Within 36 months of the date of the disaster

·       15 miles from a Dollar General store or Distribution Center

·       Significant damage to books, media and/or library equipment


Library Development at the Arizona State Library empowers all types of Arizona libraries to offer excellent customer service, through consulting, grant funding, resources, and training.

Our trainings are offered at no cost to you or your school.  To view current online and in-person trainings go to: https://azlibrary.gov/all-events


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Donna Throckmorton

Library Services Consultant

Arizona Center for the Book Coordinator

Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records

a division of the Secretary of State

Email: dthroc...@azlibrary.gov
Office: 602-542-6257

1700 W. Washington St., B-002 | Phoenix, AZ 85007

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