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Name: Holly
Title: State Librarian
Organization: State of Arizona
Address: State Capitol Rm 200
1700 W Washington
City: Phoenix
State: AZ
Zip Code: 85007
Phone: (602) 926-3366
Appointment Date: 4/1/2016
Committee Assignments: n/a


Library Agency Homepage:
Virtual Library:
State Home Page:
Governor: Doug Ducey
Library Association:
Friends of the Library Association: none
Trustee Association: none
Other State Library Links:


Link to IMLS Public Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2010
URL for Statewide Public Library Statistics:
Population: 6,553,255
Number of Public Libraries: 89
Total Circulation: 52,144,000
Circulation Per Capita: 8.2
Total Library Operating Income: $186,204,000
Total Expenditures: $174,761,000
Expenditures per capita:$27.49
State Support:$729,000
Total Construction Funding:$16,360,000
Materials Loaned to other Libraries: 418,000


Link to IMLS State Library Statistics Webpage:

Year the data below was released: 2010
Governance Structure: Serving as a division of the Secretary of State, the Library Division provides information services as authorized by law. Research and reference services are provided in many subject areas, especially law, government, genealogy and public policy. Statewide consultant services are offered to public libraries to strengthen their services as well as to the government agencies of cities, counties and state to assist them in the management of public records with no cost to the taxpayer. Our Arizona State Advisory Board shall advise the Secretary of State in the supervision of the State Library. The Board consists of the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one member of the Senate who is appointed by the President of the Senate and who is a member of a different political party than the President, one member of the House of Representatives who is appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and who is a member of a different political party than the Speaker and seven members who are appointed by the Secretary of State.
Library Legislation:
41-151 to 41-151.24 41/151.24.htm
Library Standards:
Allied and Other Special Operations:
Talking Book Library (BTBL) Archives & Records Management Arizona State Library Arizona State Capital Museum Carnegie Center and Primary State Legislative Research Organization.
Number of Service Outlets: 4
Collections: Book and Serial 705,678 Audio 12,669 Video 591 Serials Subscriptions 530 Government Documents 1,231,662
Staff: 105.1. FTE
Income: $11,493,000
Expenditures: $9,791,000
Employment Opportunities:


Newsletter: none
LSTA Five Year Plan:
Other Relevant Links to State Library Publications:

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