Category Archives: Meetings and Events

Save the Date: Assembling a Consulting Toolkit


Assembling a Consulting Toolkit: What You Need to Know to be a Successful Library Consultant

Tuesday, April 12, 2016    8:30 am – 4 pm

South Mountain Community Library (location is TBA)

This full day workshop is designed to prepare participants to begin – or advance – a successful library consulting career. Seasoned consultants Nancy Bolt and Liz Bishoff will present an overview of the consultant’s role and guide participants through a self-assessment.

There is no cost to attend this workshop, thanks to Professional Development Funding from the Arizona Library Association.  $12 cash at the door gets you lunch and snacks.

Registration is open and attendance is limited. Co-sponsored by CABL and the Arizona Library Association.

Application submitted for 6.5 MLA CE credits.


Thank you, Kathy for (another) wonderful holiday meeting!

MLGSCA’s Leveraging Mobile Technologies Webcast, April 18 at Fortis

See Twitter Feed here! – includes shots of us!

Thanks to Kathy Z:  Our favorite apps: (as of today!)

  • Allrecipes
  • Angry Birds
  • Cooking Light
  • Garage Band
  • Good (for email)
  • JogTracker
  • LibGuides
  • National Hockey League ICE
  • Night Sky
  • Picturesque
  • Rotten Tomatoes
  • Scrabble
  • Skyscapbucks (to pay Starbucks bill)
  • Snapseed
  • Solitaire
  • Star
  • Sunset magazine
  • Swipe free
  • Twitter
  • WordPress

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2012 CABL Officers take over at December Meeting

Nita Mailander (President) of Grand Canyon University Library and Sue Espe (President-Elect) of Banner Gateway Medical Center took charge of the gavel and leadership from past President Bryan Nugent of Banner Baywood at the annual meeting and luncheon. Debra Schneider of Scottsdale Healthcare, was elected Treasurer.  Bryan will continue to serve as past president.  Also continuing are Becky Birr and April Aguiñaga as Archivists and Kathy Zeblisky as Hospitality and Member Relations.  Kathleen Carlson and Jacque Doyle will carry on as web coordinators, with Amy Nadell of Fortis College backing them up and learning the ropes.

Kathy and Phil Zeblisky were thanked for their wonderful continuing hospitality hosting this event, and all members were acknowledged for their yummy contributions to the great feast!  Photos from Kathy are posted here.

The proposed amendments to the bylaws were approved, and will soon be posted. A new Operating Manual derived from historical practice and the bylaws has been posted here under Documents and Reports.

MLA Webcast: Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research and Meeting, Nov 18

Amy Nadell, director of the LRC at Fortis College, and a new CABL member, provided a truly excellent facility for this webinar. Fortis provided lunch, and we enjoyed learning about Fortis, listening to the MLA speakers, and networking with each other.  The session was followed by a business meeting; minutes are forthcoming.  Leslee Shell mentioned two interesting articles about higher education and libraries:

The Webinar Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research was interesting and provocative.  I am hopeful their presentations will be available online!

MLA Webinar 11/18 at Fortis College!

Save the date for the next MLA Webinar. I am waiting on confirmation of funding from PRSML. Amy Nadell will host at Fortis College at 555 North 18th Street, Suite 110.

PRELIMINARY Agenda is here.


Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research
Friday, November 18, 2011, 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., Central time

11:00a.m., Pacific Time
12:00 p.m., Arizona Time
9:00a.m., Hawaii-Aleutian Time
5:00 a.m. Saturday in Guam
Wraparound discussion session I Allow 1/2 hour prior to start of program
Connecting E-science and Team Science Webinar 1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m., central time

Save the date ~ Friday November 18 ~ MLA Webcast !

Connecting E-science and Team Science: The Changing Nature of Research 

  • Friday November 18th Noon-1:30pm
  • Location: TBD

Part I: Intro and Review of eScience
Part II: Understanding Research & Researchers
Part III: Collaborative Science
Part IV: What’s Next and Conclusion