by Larry Warner, Curator of Exhibits, Pueblo Grande Museum

The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records was awarded the 2008 Community Support Award from the Museum Association of Arizona. Recognized internationally for excellence, this state agency serves the information needs of Arizona citizens and has provided unprecedented support to the state’s museum community on many levels. Through their annual Convocation, they offer professional resources for libraries and museums. Through workshops, partnerships, grants, and public access, they have assisted numerous museums and museum organizations to reach higher potential.

Under the leadership of Agency Director, GladysAnn Wells, this recipient is recognized for its work in state government digital information , online access, web based government information collection and digital preservation. Known for their innovation in records management, this agency provides museum outreach services, historical access for local cultural institutions, supports local tribal libraries and archives, and supports literacy and education.